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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Uh, we didn't mean to do that

Couple of quickies.

For you incursion-runners, the long-standing "OTA Wall" issue is finally being addressed:
Today Team Five 0 made some changes to OTA sites, due late Summer. They are as follows:

1. Move the tower closer to the entrance
2. Remove the Maras
3. Reduce the effective hit points - including a significant Niarja and Tama reduction

We are aware that the OTA sites are causing a lot of problems at the moment, and while we still have long-term plans for Incursions, we didn't want to make you wait for the OTA changes. I will update this thread when the changes hit SISI.

- Affinity
Good stuff!  This change should put Vanguards back on the menu for incursion-runners.

In other news, dictors no longer automatically generate 60 seconds of aggression just for the act of dropping a bubble.  I've tested this on Sisi and it's implemented there and I understand it's now been implemented on Tranquility as well.  If true, this means that defensive bubbles on gates are once again a go for all us dictor pilots.  It also means that to aggress a dictor will again require player action.

In other words, CCP is quietly undoing a couple of bone-headed decisions, something I obviously approve of...  ;-)

There's still one enormous bone-headed decision still implemented in game that a lot of players are taking advantage of on a daily basis.  I've gently mentioned it here once but I'm not going to make a tent-pole post out of it until it's fixed, so as not to grief a lot of people making serious bank on it.  You know who you are.  Make hay while the sun shines, I believe is the term...

9 comments:

  1. Karbox DelacroixJuly 11, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    This is just a shameful attempt to boost page-views as people tear through your archives trying to figure out how to make the big bucks! ;-P

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    1. What the bloody hell. Have you been watching me the last 20 min?! I'm closing the blinds.

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    2. faction war tier system

      2800-6600 isk/LP in tier4/5 (aka join minmatar)

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  2. dang it....*begins going through old posts*...*mumbles* PI or FW PI or FW....

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    1. FW. 1 week old alts with minimal investment making way more isk/h than incursions ever did.

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  3. "1. Move the tower closer to the entrance
    2. Remove the Maras
    "
    With #2 #1 is a complete waste & redundancy. No one in thier right mids would waste a mid slot to hack the tower unless its less then 10k out instead of the 109k out itis now.

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  4. It took ALOT of arm twisting to make CCP aware of the OTA changes even though it was obvious to anyone that actually did incursions.
    Looks like the late summer change will be 4+ ( probably closer to 5 ) months after they killed the incursion communities.
    The Escalation nerfs of the drone poo & Incursions are going to probaly bite CCP in the ass at the same time: late summer is when I suspect the alloy hoards will be depleted ( unless another a Delve war happens then alloys will deplete faster )and we'll see the second spike of ship price inflation to occcur just before the Incursions start becomming profitable again.
    Most of the NULL whiners will probably blame Incursions again even if the spikes ocurr beforehand interestingly I doubt PLEX will spike.
    -DarthNefarius

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  5. "There's still one enormous bone-headed decision still implemented in game that a lot of players are taking advantage of on a daily basis. I've gently mentioned it here once but I'm not going to make a tent-pole post out of it until it's fixed, so as not to grief a lot of people making serious bank on it. You know who you are. Make hay while the sun shines, I believe is the term... "

    I'm guessing that is that Winmatar speed tanking FW complexes with 8 day old alts is way more profitable then Incursions ever where Jester?
    -DarthNefarius

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  6. Pretty sure he's referencing being able to farm WH sites using a SB. I have no idea why you'd want to be hush hush about exploits though, poor form.

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