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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PI is changing and what it means for this carebear.

You can read all about the coming changes to PI <at this Dev blog>. I will not repeat what it says. You can read it there - go ahead, I'll wait (how many times have you read THAT in an Eve blog. *LOL*)

It is very easy, at first, to get all up in arms about change. We all saw what went on this summer. Somehow I think these changes will not illicit the shooting of monuments in Jita. However, it will affect the wallets of everyone, including nul-sec PvP pilots and maybe even pirates.

Null-sec will see yet one more expense for holding sovereignty. It may cause an increase in taxes. That'll be up to each corps. Only time will tell. If this dampens the desire for PI in non-empire space, pirates may have fewer opportunities to plunder. It could happen, but I'm not banking on it.

Personally I don't really care about the changes to Custom Offices outside empire space. I'm a citizen of the Gallente Federation. There is no better place to live. 'nuf said.

However, the fact that every Customs Office outside Empire will now be player run (and player destroyed) makes be smile broadly. I manufacture Wetware Mainframes. I see an increase in demand in my future. I'm fairly certain that will mean an increase in gross profit. It'll be nice to see them over a million ISK each again. Of course, that will happen only so long as other's don't switch their production. That may happen but Wetware Mainframes are not currently the number one choice of industrialists in PI. I just like building computers I guess. *grin*

That should offset the increase in cost to heavy lift. Even if it doesn't, I'm not going to cry foul. It's the end of a good run but honestly, the costs of getting things off planet was always a joke. Those costs were never a real consideration in the profitability of my PI. Perhaps now they will be. I'll have to see how much of that increase is offset by a higher gross profit.

The change in how things are gotten in and out of the gravity well is also welcome, but is not a party moment.

What really did get my attention was this statement:
"Oh and one more thing, we have increased the bandwidth on all planetary links by a factor of five!"
Hot damn! Now THAT will be very nice indeed. Some of my links in Empire PI must needs be upgraded twice. That quadruples the link bandwidth (doubled doubled.) This one sentence at the end of the blog could mean an extra couple of extractor heads per extractor or even a basic factory. It'll mean I won't have to re-position Space Ports as often on large worlds - like gas giants. That alone could save millions a month, while allowing me to continue plumbing the depths of the most productive hot spots. Yes, that one line is a welcome announcement in deed.

The last thing I'd like to say is this:

To everything - spin, spin, spin
There is a reason- spin, spin, spin
And a time for every purpose in the hanger 
A time to be cloned, a time to fit
A time to stack, a time to split
A time to buy, a time to sell
A time to LOL, a time to troll 
To everything - spin, spin, spin
There is a reason- spin, spin, spin
And a time for every purpose in the hanger 
A time to invent, a time to process
A time to research, a time to fail
A time to sit on a couch
A time to stare at doors in anger 
To everything - spin, spin, spin
There is a reason- spin, spin, spin
And a time for every purpose in the hanger 
A time of war, a time of peace
A time of chat, a time of block
A time you may undock
A time to refrain from undocking 
To everything - spin, spin, spin
There is a reason- spin, spin, spin
And a time for every purpose in the hanger 
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to fight, a time to burn
A time to taunt, a time for tears
A time of GF, I swear it's not too late!

Hooray for ship spinning!!! Thank you CCP!

Fly careful.

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