Around the exact same period, Nullsec players began discovering drifter attacks as gamers, structures and even player pods were coming under attack by Drifter NPCs. This has understandably shaken a lot of Null Security's important player-run alliances, since the Drifter invasion stopped many wars and campaigns players waged against each other so as to combat the unwelcome threat.
While initially the Drifter attacks seemed unmanageable as the scope and scale of those attacks had yet to become fully understood, after some time what appeared as a exciting new wrinkle at the Invasion expansion storyline soon became bothersome. Attacks seemed to stop about a week to the invasion, but were quickly picked back up within a day or so. Player structures are destroyed by the invasion, including a Citadel based on Jin'Taan, a former member of the Council of Stellar Management, through Twitter.
Leaders of the great player-run corporations are meeting to ascertain how to respond to the Drifter attacks, especially how to push back at CCP Games for launching these NPC invasions. Many men and women in Nullsec feel as though the multiplayer gameplay is being jeopardized by the Drifter invasions. Imperium's leader, '' The Mittani, summed up what many are feeling when talking to PCGamer:
We are worried that we have needed to stop our player vs player warfare and grind through what numbers to World of Warcraft-style raid content, but we have already broken down how the Drifter AI works and also have successfully defended all of our structures so far. I look forward to moving back to real player vs player material, which is the reason why I quit WoW for EVE at the first location."