Jump Changes, Again
A lot of people seem to like the changes with the exception of the jump range change. I'm not going to rattle off the details of that, if you don't know what it is read the devblog, refer to my last couple of posts and read this thread.
But I did post to the forums, twice, over the weekend.
I've said before that I'm not a fan of the EVE Online forums, its a hive of scum and villainy, to use an apt Star Wars quotation but there are occasionally good stuff to read and the recent Jump Drive changes certainly have stirred the population into commenting.
All I got in return for my posts were two likes and what appeared to be total ignorance of what I'd written At least I wasn't trolled I guess but I'm not sure my plea for review was seen by anyone in CCP. Apparently CCP Greyscale stopped reading the thread around the 200th page, I don't know if that's true but I hope not.
I've been watching my reading list quite closely, as I was away over the weekend, seeing what is being written is a good "finger in the air" indicator of how controversial something may or may not be.
Jump Changes seem to be very controversial, certainly a lot written and I'd say most has been praising the changes and how they are good with a few bloggers also raising up issues regarding the range changes and how maybe that needs a review or delay.
I'm hoping we'll see an update from CCP Greyscale in the next week over the changes and whether he has been swayed by any of the arguments people have posted.
Perhaps in time I would be able to source what I need locally but that would take time and a lot of networking to achieve and with less than two months until Phoebe is deployed I do not see that as happening.
I still don't know what I'm going to do if the changes to the range do come in. I definitely will not be able to continue my null sec manufacturing or market seeding as I am now. So I'll need to work out what to do and where to do it.
Continuing Our Missions
I have decided, regardless as to whether I move out of my null home, that I will retain a couple of clones and ships in several systems so I can make use of the L4 missioning agents I have cultivated. Dumping these would be stupid and I can still farm the LP and then use other methods (such as Interceptors) to move any LP rewards I claim to high sec).
Moving To A New Home Base
I have identified a new home for myself in high sec where I'd be able to base myself and I spent a little time on the Monday public holiday moving ships and other assets there. Research and Invention will be moved here when the last of my blueprints have finished their current work (about two weeks from today)
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It was not at all fun doing nearly two hundred jumps in a Freighter and Deep Space Transports but at least its done now and I finally see all my assets in one place.
Remembering Those That May Leave
Speaking to friends I've made in EVE Online most will remain in the game but a few, those in deep null sec or who run a large manufacturing operation, have indicated that the coming changes will be too much for them and they will be finally hanging up their capsule and leaving.
I can understand their position and most have already said they'll be moving to other games or will dedicate themselves to real life pursuits for the foreseeable future.
And yes, I've already asked if I can have their stuff. I can't repeat what they all told me :(