He means the preparing fight from the hostility missions for the port battles.
Right now , the missions can be taken and done bevor! the official time window for the hostility mission starts.
Goal of the mission is to kill an amount of X ships in the fastest time. Winner of this competition will get the right for the portbattle against NPC.
Now with the nations doing this battle bevor the mission timer, with their amount of damage done, they instantly end the missions when
the official time window for the missions starts. Result is, system looks at the accomplished missions (will be fulfilled by any nation) and then
after the time, the nation took to kill the ships. This time is from mission window open to player exit mission...in our case..some seconds.
With all nations doing this, the nation with the fastest time between mission time window open and exit wins.
->winner is the nation with the fastest clicking mouse and internet connection with low ping.
->winner is NOT the nation with the best abilities to kill ships as fast as possible.
right now, totally crap and bullshit system. It's even unknow if the devs know about this stupid stuff. If yes..they don't care. maybe because its PvE only.
We have nations here sitting in front of the computer with server time syncronized stop watches to exit the battle on the right time.
again..Pve port battle system is totally broken. Ping and fastest mouse click wins, not ability to sink ships as fast as possible.