Ok, how about actually have a consequence in game?
As it stands right now, if no one played PP, there is nothing that would happen to the game. And if everyone played Power Play, nothing would happen in the game.
The stories, the factions, the Powers, they are all non-players. There is no consequence. Unless FD decides, there will not be a war between the powers. ALD becoming Emperor has had Zero, zilch, nada of an effect on ANYTHING.
The BGS is just effected by OUR actions, and that is not quite working as intended. If everyone in the game decide to undermine all of Federation space, the Federation POWERS would disappear, but the Federation would still be there. If we undermined (I mean EVERY player) Federation space, Hudson and Winters would loose any clout, and FD would have to replace them with Archie and Jughead, or another couple of names that they pull out of their hat-of-names they keep in Sandros office.
It is sort of a Squirrel in the fact that doing stuff for them has zero effect and is just used to have something to point at. Oh sure if I pledge to a power I can be shot at with impunity by other powers. That is like saying, I pledged for Texas so if I go to Iowa, they can totally kill me. It doesn't make sense since Iowa and Texas are part of the same faction. And if I pledge for neither, its not like BOTH Texas and Iowa are going to try to kill me.
And if I pledge a defect, well, the NPC's will actively hunt me for a couple of days. Ooooo. I have a vacation planned and will be away for a week, good time to defect. When I come back, I can just fly away over here, or stay, doesn't matter. Power play has ZERO effect.
I choose not to play it, because they have nothing I need or want. And in fact, it makes the game smaller. Oh stupid me, I pledged for Alliance, so I can't really go anywhere else or I am hunted. Big deal. Resign, and you are free to go anywhere immediately and thanks for all the fish.
Until we have a real enemy, a real war, the only war you are going to see is on the forums between the Open/Solo-Group Players in that 45th incarnation of the same old same old.
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