With Tuesday being release day, downtime will be longer than normal. It is estimated to be about two hours and thirty minutes. It will start an hour early and end late. Discussing the physical side of the patch does bring to mind an article that CCP is also updating Eve’s hardware in the near future.
As for Phoebe? There are a lot of summary dev blogs and posts out now. There are also some videos. As always, I suggest that you take the time to read through the patch notes. There is also a short, seven minute in development video to go along with it.
The dev blog for the longer skill queue is here. It covers the basics. There is still a fifty skill limit and a maximum future training time of ten years.
The final travel changes have been gathered by CCP Greyscale in an update Dev Blog. He also has a bit in the “In Development” video where he discusses it. On top of that, our beautiful community has already produced a jump fatigue calculator. Credits go to kiu Nakamura of Brave Collective.
CCP has rolled back the decloaking changes. They are also moving some of the ship nerfs to the bomb module. This was a very popular suggestion to save the usage cases of stealth bombers outside of bombing. Now people who were happy with the change are unhappy. The new bombs will be available in the Syndicate LP stores. However, the new interdiction probe, which will also be available in the Syndicate LP stores is delayed due to technical issues.
Let’s talk about PvE. I’m going to walk into Corbexx’s area a little bit. He has been working on income in lower class wormholes. It’s been a major project of his that has involved hours of time on the test server running sites. NPC buy orders for the lower end sleeper loot will increase from 200k to 500k.
CCP Karkur understands the needs of those who obsessively use containers to keep our hangars clean. Asset search will now look through containers. She linked an amazing dev blog published the day after I started playing Eve. I’ve never read it. My history series is only up to 2008 and, like many new players, I didn’t read Dev Blogs when I started. I learned that you can do amazingly weirdly useful asset string searches.
Her dev blog also touches on some changes to overview states. Dscan has finally been separated from the probe scanner and a short cut has been added to the new dscan window as requested. There are also a few new cooldown timers tossed in and the bugs have been worked out of renaming your jump clones.
Invention changes are out. T2 and T3 invention is changing. I’m still in the middle of my learning curve and I’m glad because a lot is changing. How things are invented is changing. Some skills are being shuffled. Decrypters are being merged.
I had mentioned the new mission objective guidance system. The dev blog came out.
A request from Crius has reached us and we can minimize a chunk of the industry window. I think the interface is gorgeous but it is much to large making this a very good thing.
CCP Prism X took time to write an update about the brain in the box project in response to a forum thread. This is a good read for those who want to know where Eve’s engine is and where it is going. There was worry when CCP Veritas left that this project was dead in the water. It is not.
The winter summit is two and a half months away. I’ll be collecting another book of stuff to go over as well as trying to work through topics I was not able to address at the Summer summit. Already, war decs and the bounty system are high on my list to get session time. Ideas are welcome.
We got the minutes out two days early. You can just click here for the PDF. CCP Leeloo also notes that the CSM 10 or CSMX election application cycle starts at the end of January.
My next open Q and A chat, kindly hosted by Eve Uni public mumble, should be on the 15th of November.
Today is a summary of stuff. I wrote a bunch of CSM stuff this weekend. I chattered about the minutes and then I wrote up a CSM mid-term thing. I've been engaged in a lot of discussion over the minutes this weekend in game, on coms, and on the forums.
Now, for Tuesday.