Very sad to see. Frankly even when I was playing, it seemed like we were struggling to meet SMA requirements. With the loss of Oz and Wedge, who made huge contributions to alliance requirements, I can see how it got to be too much.
All the same, hi-sec should be a breath of fresh air. I never got to see that side of the game when I played due to the requirements of being in null. That was one of the main things that burned me out on EVE. Not having time to commit to myself when every evening you have to sit in some fleet, and all your skilling time is spent on trying to fit new alliance doctrines.
If I got back into the game, I think I'd enjoy focusing my efforts on directly improving the SSX as a corp.
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