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Little Hope Bubbles

We had a very nice discussion last night about pipe dreams and expansions I wanted to think about. There is a strange swirl of energy around the Rubicon expansion. I believe because it is so close. Often, we have spent months testing and discussing the changes. Right now we are going to see an expansion hit in under two months and we are not yet on the test server with it. This has the involved, worried.

Today, CCP has decided to take back the Marauder changes and re-enter into their balancing. Are we to see both versions for testing? I don't know. I can't fly them and have very little opinion about them. Things like that support the 'meh' of the upcoming expansion. Yet, at the same time, the player base (that pays attention to announcements) is on fire with thoughts, ideas, whispers, over what we are going to see. The cries of, "What are the stats on the new ships?" might be the loudest but as it often seems to be, I'm paying attention to something else.

I'm curious about the PvE looting and tractoring module. Discussing it in my chatroom last night we were wondering if the Noctis would die. The Noctis is a lovely ship that salvages in amazing ways. However, with the nerfing of meta 0 loot, I've not needed my Noctis in low sec. I still have one in high sec that I plan to bring back out for my new venturing into mission running.

The question is, how big will this module be? How will it be moved?  My dream situation is this.

This module should be moved by the Noctis. It should be dropped into the field and the Noctis sits on top of it. Together they tractor in Everything, with the Noctis grabbing the wrecks that are to far out for the module. The module loots and the Noctis salvages all the things. Then the Noctis gathers the module up and off the two warp into the sunset.

That is my little personal dream. I now have a little check list of things I'd like to look at when the test server goes live. The warp speed changes, the POS siphon, and the looting module are on my to do list so far.

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