Maybe my post was unclear.
Free players. who would lose bases if they quit the fight.
How do you relocate a free and active player who has 10,11 or 12 bases?
As for perm-occing. one base, depends on the location. if it high importance area most likely it will be under perma occ.
A valid point.
The political map in this game has gone under many changes over the time Ixion been about... Theatres have shifted and Guilds have come and gone has they will again..The only thing that hasn't altered is these occupations. So in reflection, this can not be politically or tactually motivated. This only leaves personal profit as for the only reason.
So here is an interesting point......
It is forbidden for a player to allow the occupation of his bases or use any other form of credits transfer between players in order to boost one of the player's economy.
This AE rule forbids the victim to allow his base to be occupied and allow credits to go to the aggressor... But what if the aggressor refuses to release the base after an X period of time, and that victim refuses to quit or relocate. is this not the same as permanent credit transfer by the aggressor and as part of his hourly credit... whether the victim wants it or not.?