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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:12PM (Unverified) said

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In short - sounds interesting, and perhaps this could be a more legitimate way of renting 0.0 space? Naw, who am I kidding, 0.0 alliances will extort even more money out of people with this.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:44PM Resurge said

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this looks so exciting ..... feel the rush of adrenaline you get just from looking at that screeenshot? don't move or i will raise the tax rate .3 %!

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 12:48PM Khai mann said

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I really liked the idea.... CCP is going in the right direction with ideas like these.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 1:07PM ScottishViking said

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This is actually quite huge, and is going to shake up PI quite a bit. It will also annihilate my current PI holdings, as there is almost no way to control the space I currently do colony work in. *sigh*

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:18PM (Unverified) said

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@ScottishViking

Same here. If this goes into effect then it sounds like it will just further hurt the smaller corps, as the larger ones can just steamroll planet after planet.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:22PM ScottishViking said

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More or less. Not only will you need to be able to take down a small POS, but you'll need to be able to hold it. Nearly impossible for a corp smaller than 15 people.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 1:34PM Gawdfather said

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Standard Eve Vet response to a new player complaint. "If you don't like it leave" Interesting thing, People have been taking that advice to heart. The game isn't growing it's slowly declining.http://eve-offline.net/?server=tranquility Note in the Alltime Graph. A shame, Vets New players are the lifesblood of any mmo. For such an intelligent playerbase this one fact seems inconceivable.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 4:00PM (Unverified) said

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You do realize the graph is "backwards" - new information is on the left, oldest on the right. The amount of players goes in a wavemotion, it is declining a little right now, but with the recent stuff announced by CCP - it just might start rising again.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 1:46PM Yuri said

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The rammifications of this are quite big.
I'm seriously considering just going back to mission ships and buying the POS fuels I need with the missions' consistent ISK-flow that doesn't become a bigger pain in the ass with every iteration.
PI really doesn't bring in enough to really put in resources fighting for it.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:20PM ScottishViking said

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@Yuri

True. It's been profitable for me, but that's with almost zero maintenance after having made a complete setup. Adding overhead costs from combat in my lowsec holdings will surely mean my profit margins drop to almost nothing.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:47PM Yuri said

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@ScottishViking
Honestly with the time I put in transporting, chasing hotspots and rebalancing because of resource decay. Now I'll have to deal with shifting low sec landlords (and really, how many of them will be reasonable with the tarrifs?)

No I'm pretty sure that if this goes through as described by CCP Omen in the forum thread the combined hassle and cost will make this worthless.

At least it will simplify my gametime allocation.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 3:39PM ScottishViking said

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@Yuri

As IRL, the rich will get richer, and the poor will stay poor. I guess the lesson is: join up with a larger corp, and be prepared to fight it out with your corp mates whose turn it is accessing the depleted planktic colonies.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:26PM Lateris said

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Will players be able to craft items for this or will we have to buy the items from CCP like the vanity items?

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:27PM Lateris said

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@Lateris The Customs Office Gantry itself is a 9600 m3 compact structure that is manufactured in assembly lines in stations (for exact materials, see the Material Shopping List) and must be anchored no further than 100,000 km from the planet.

The blueprint copy for the Customs Office Gantry will be available from the CONCORD loyalty point store for 6000 LP and 20,000,000.00 ISK. Alternatively the factions in Factional Warfare are also handing out the blueprint at a 50% discount! The blueprint original for the gantry will not be released. In case you forgot which corporation to sign up with for factional warfare, here they are:

24th Imperial Crusade (Amarr)
State Protectorate (Caldari)
Federal Defense Union (Gallente)
Tribal Liberation Force (Minmatar)
You can of course just buy the Gantry on the market, provided that someone is putting it up for sale.
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 8:22PM SpencerRuler said

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@Lateris Why...

Why are you answering your own question?
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Posted: Oct 18th 2011 2:28PM Kalex716 said

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if the resources get contended enough, the economy of PI will change dramatically. It will mean it could be worth trying to muscle over a particular planet that you find suitable.

But more than likely, it will just get meta gamed to the point of broke some how so that its not fun to even bother with.

I'm a wormholer in EVE, and no doubt this will make wormhole space more desireable because its very easy to defend a wspace system from your typical attacks you see in null sec.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 8:27PM Nenene said

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"Whoa, settle down there, Mr. flying-in-space troll"? Seriously? Did you take classes from CCP Zulu on how to write posts?

At least it wasn't a picture of a poodle on a treadmill this time, although the night is yet young. You could outdo yourself.

Posted: Oct 18th 2011 11:00PM SFGamer69 said

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I'm just curious...no one has questioned how Dust 514 figures into this part... I doubt a station will just sit in space without some kind of Terran support.. speculative of course...

Posted: Oct 19th 2011 8:31AM Dirame said

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Holy shite, I have to go put up planetary bases on every planet now.

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