Ok...So any Fedside in the area will have a popup that tells them some dirty old Klingon is attacking poor defenseless freighters and it's their duty to go defend them?
This could be interesting.....
It's called a gankfest. I'd like to know if the Feddies actually have anything to lose.
EDIT: Should have kept reading before I posted this, so Feddies lose out on rewards if they fail to defend, that's better. It sounds liek an interesting system, and I am now not completely against it, but we also need pure PvE in these sectors.
As cool as these are for the PvPers, they aren't going to matter in the end. They won't have as much meaning as a true territory control system, and they won't draw in new players to the KDF, unlike a large set of patrol missions would.
As a primarily PvE player, I am rather intrigued by the new "open PvP" system and would happily give it a shot from time to time. It's just one step away from territory control, after all, which is what I really want in a PvP system.
Still, that doesn't mean that I don't want more PvE missions. Hell, I want a crapton of them, even if they're nothing more than patrol missions. We need variety and giving the KDF almost exclusively PvP missions when we need PvE worse doesn't make sense.