Friday, September 20, 2013

Is The Minmatar Diaspora About To End?

Admittedly the title of this post is a bit silly because the Amarr hold one-third of the Minmatar as slaves.  But with only 25% of the Matari people living in the Republic ending the diaspora is definitely a viable long term plot line in EVE Online.  Are we about to see a mass migration in the near future?

The possibility exists with the current tensions between the Republic and the Gallente Federation.  Looking at the story so far I should probably do a full post on it.  Not because I'm a role-player, because I'm not.  But if the plot line that began with the murder of Sebiestor Tribal Chief and former Prime Minister of the Republic Karin Midular by a Gallente nationalist with possible ties to the Black Eagles continues, we could see the 20% of the Matari who live in the Federation begin to move to the Republic.  The latest news comes in the form of a Gallente Senate report that tries to sweep rampant discrimination against the Matari living in the Republic under the rug. 

But how does that affect capsuleers who move through the stars and basically answer to no one but themselves?  If the Matari flee the Federation, will that mean relations improve between the Amarr and Gallente?  And with Amarr steadily growing as a trade hub (CCP has had to put the system, like Jita, on reinforced hardwar), will economic rivalry compel the Caldari to grow closer to Amarr's enemy the Republic?  Or is everything about to fly out the window and we are about to see 4 faction PvP in faction warfare?  In any event I could see a realignment in faction warfare about to occur.

Or, maybe not.  All parties involved could come to a defining moment and realize they all like the status quo.  But really?  This is EVE, after all, and CCP does seem to like to stir up the hornet's nest.

1 comment:

  1. I think what we'd be looking at, given the chatter I hear sometimes, is that if there is going to be a change, the current "friendly" fact in will probably go neutral. I would imagine the two you are at war with will stay the same, but you never know.