I have tested out fozzie sov a little bit in a few different ways. Reinforced TCU’s and Ihubs to follow the process. Nobody in their right mind will find it thrilling to orbit a structure with a mod active. But it was fast. The system we were hitting had low indexes(nobody was living there, which is still the state of a lot of null sec systems) so we only invested about 90 minutes total(including form-up and travel time). Approximately 2 days after the command nodes popped out everywhere in the constellation so we took our entosis ships with a few combat fit ships and ran them. No opposition, which wasn’t what we were hoping for, but it gave us a feel for the new system. And I think its a great system for EVE long-term.
Fozzie sov doesn’t support well the large empires with lots of barren, unoccupied land. It might be too much work for the smallest alliances, who think living in null and holding sov is now easy mode. But for those small to mid-sized alliances who have a good organisation, realistic expectations and manage to build some meaningful diplomatic relations Fozzie sov offers a lot. Taking 1 to a few systems is manageable. If you are ROC., with our 160 man alliance, taking on Imperium would be futile. We won’t be able to take their sov and it would be a 90 degree uphill battle to do so. We might get some hit and run content while attempting, so it could be worth it, but not if our goal was to hold sov afterwards. But nullsec is about so much more than Imperium regions.
Scalding Pass has been called the Balkan of EVE given the large amounts of small groups holding sov down there now. I am sure that many of them talk both to each other and talk to larger coalitions in the nearby regions. Some of it might even grow into a coalition of their own one day. Thats perfectly fine. EVE is after all our sandbox, where we are allowed to fly with or against those we choose. Those attempting to build a large coalitions should keep in mind that managing eve players is a lot like herding cats... The game mechanics are there so we can find good solutions on how to enhance our own game play. Players are adapting to new environments, some better than others.
Since Fozzie sov was introduced in the middle of summer-holidays in the northern hemisphere it’s way too early to say that it hasn’t provided the intended effects. Some attempts at taking sov have failed while others have gotten off to a good start. Suddenly Spaceships went on a campaign for a few weeks in western geminate and took a constellation for a very short time period. That was content, both for them and for XIX/GemCo who retook it. During fall of 2015 I foresee a lot more sov campaigns as players are coming back from holidays and the long dark evenings set in.
Dominion is dead, long live Fozzie sov.