In the latest Voices from the Void podcast Hallen Turrek said something very true and often a problem in Eve when he was going over some ideas for more small fleet objectives in null sec proposed by Gevlin of Space Monkeys Alliance in Speakers Corner forum. He said, and I'm going off of memory here, "there is nothing there that a large fleet couldn't do faster" when talking about destroying enemy objectives.
This is the crux of all problems relating to fleet warfare in Eve: it is almost always better to have more pilots if you can. Nobody ever tells 5 pilots to stand down because 20 pilots is sufficient. Overwhelming firepower and all that, right?
The question is how do you make it advantageous to have a smaller group to do an operation instead of as many pilots as you can gather?
So I put the question out to you, dear readers. What change can be made to make smaller gangs preferable to a larger one?
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Out of the office for the next couple days, blogging resumes as normal on Monday.