They happen way to frequently in this game, and more times then not they always spoil a good fight that is going on. I wont even get into the 4th faction crap that they bring with them. Nor will I talk about the fact that certain empires on certain servers have decided to just not fully take part in most alerts anymore.. I am not asking that they be removed, they are needed. All I am asking SOE, is that you lower the frequency of these freaking things. Bring them down to like 3 a day or something.