I found a few comments interested related to the R&K video I posted last weekend. In particular, the mention of ‘grind’ related to getting into Nova.
If getting into Nova was not ‘hard’, Nova would not be worth what it’s worth. It would not be populated by a top-end Corp, nor would it be of interest to another top-end Corp. The work, setup, and billions of ISK in hardware that went into making that final battle so epic would not have happened.
If you could just take your fleet and “queue up” for Nova whenever was most convenient for you, owning it would have little value. It would, you know, be like all those ‘accessible’ PvP objectives in a whole bunch of MMOs with horrible PvP. I’d rather ‘grind’ to get to good PvP than have horrible PvP ‘accessible’ to me, but I’m weird like that.