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Change Day

When the command ship changes came out I took a screen shot of my Sleipnir fit. Today, I log in to the Odyssey 1.1 patch/expansion I stare at my beloved and the red and dead spots.

This has been my bearing fit for the last year.


And this is the change as of today and forever into the future.


It is different. The Eve numbers murmur of more DPS as was suggested with the change. I have a lot more fitting room now as well. I need to sit down and reevaluate them.

Winter wanders towards us. Next month is Eve Vegas. From this point forward the focus will be towards the new expansion. It has already begun with the first Winter rebalance thread. Odyssey hits us with its newest patch but it, I think, will fall behind us faster than other expansions have of recent time. It has been a good expansion for the structure game but it was very light on content that the bulk of players can sink their teeth into. 

Things like Tags4Sec have been very good. I had a random wander into Istodard the other day to list tags at one of the Concord stations and advertise to us that he was. "You look like you could use them," he said to me. Absolutely adorable. I'm sure it makes sense to others that I'd want to improve my sec now that I can. Many of my corpmates rat for tags and ship them out to be sold. It keeps people in space and fights happening. But the expansion was not called Tags4Sec.

I've spent about thirty minutes ripping at my hair and searching the patch notes to find skill name changes and item name changes while I double checked if I was at level V or IV for a set of skills. I never found the skill list hard to navigate before. But then, I am a believer in hitting that little blue show information icon and reading what a skill does. For today, it is frustrating. For tomorrow, it will continue to be frustrating. A few months from now, I'll be fine. As long as whomever it was directed at feels that they are having a better Eve experience I'm neutral to the change.

Odyssey crashed my probe market. I could be wise and technical and go search the forums and markets to see how probe volumes are moving. My own experience is a healthy, rolling market has skidded to a halt. An item I used to relist every two weeks or so now sits and sits and sits. I loathe the magical teleporting probes. Not just because of overhead. I'm sure it looks that way. It just feels so wrong against the rest of the game. But that particular desire has been resoundingly ignored. I just purchased and resold probes. For all of those that worked Sister's missions to do these conversions I wonder what they have suffered. Were they intentional or unintentional collateral damage?

Another day of change. Another market rush. Another contraction and expansion of the meta. Change isn't bad. Like it or hate it we can't complain that nothing happens.

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