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Dev Blog: No Honor Among Thieves - Siphon Units in Rubicon

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CCP Falcon
#1 - 2013-10-17 15:33:02 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Gargant
Good afternoon capsuleers!

CCP SoniClover is here with a new Dev Blog, to shed some light on the POS siphoning units that will be coming with EVE Online: Rubicon on November 19th.

While the statistics and numbers are subject to change pending final balancing, please take a look at his new Dev Blog to read all about the moneymaking opportunities that will be coming with this new feature in Rubicon.

Enjoy!

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CCP Paradox
#2 - 2013-10-17 15:33:43 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Paradox
Great!
Just to let you guys know, they will be available on Singularity next week. :)
Keep you eyes open over on the test server feedback forum.
(should be Tuesday or Wednesday)

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Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#3 - 2013-10-17 15:39:03 UTC
Sounds pretty neat. One issue: Using the API, people can tell when stuff is missing from silos. Has this been thought about?

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l0rd carlos
Goryn Clade
#4 - 2013-10-17 15:42:13 UTC
So the owner will not get any kind of notification?

Neat. Maybe this will help roaming gang to "force" people to undock?

Could you do something similar with the pirate array thingy?

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Sugar Kyle
Middle Ground
#5 - 2013-10-17 15:43:58 UTC
So with stacking you can steal an entire POS's moon goo supply with enough siphons out there?

Nice.

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#6 - 2013-10-17 15:46:30 UTC
Looking good CCP!

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Aryth
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2013-10-17 15:46:37 UTC
Why has alchemy been exempted when you could have solved this by changing the units of output for alchemy? The biggest market for using these is going to be lowsec reaction chains which have huge usage of alchemy. Was it simply because someone could not figure out how to change 1 to 200?

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Rain6638
Team Evil
#8 - 2013-10-17 15:48:40 UTC
like sucking on a hose in a gas tank

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Orakkus
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2013-10-17 15:49:41 UTC
Cool, glad for the update. Got a few questions:

1. D-Scan/Probing - I assume they will be visible on D-scan, but can they be probed down? Personally, I think it would be a bit too easy if they were probeable.

2. How many siphon units can be placed on each individual POS? One, or can there be multiple siphons per POS?

3. Is there plans to expand the Siphon's capabilities to include other industrial aspects?

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CCP SoniClover
C C P
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2013-10-17 15:49:47 UTC
Aryth wrote:
Why has alchemy been exempted when you could have solved this by changing the units of output for alchemy? The biggest market for using these is going to be lowsec reaction chains which have huge usage of alchemy. Was it simply because someone could not figure out how to change 1 to 200?


No, the version that is coming out in Rubicon is intended to be a very basic version. Thus, we didn't want it to have too wide application. We'll probably add a couple of new versions in the point release, one of which *could* go for alchemy.
CCP Tuxford
C C P
C C P Alliance
#11 - 2013-10-17 15:50:07 UTC
Two step wrote:
Sounds pretty neat. One issue: Using the API, people can tell when stuff is missing from silos. Has this been thought about?


Yes we did. We do track how much is siphoned from what and where it would end up and the API then reports those numbers. It's a bit evil abusing the API in this way but I think it's for the good of the feature.

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Aryth
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#12 - 2013-10-17 15:52:45 UTC
CCP SoniClover wrote:
Aryth wrote:
Why has alchemy been exempted when you could have solved this by changing the units of output for alchemy? The biggest market for using these is going to be lowsec reaction chains which have huge usage of alchemy. Was it simply because someone could not figure out how to change 1 to 200?


No, the version that is coming out in Rubicon is intended to be a very basic version. Thus, we didn't want it to have too wide application. We'll probably add a couple of new versions in the point release, one of which *could* go for alchemy.


Alrighty. It would be nice if an entire segment of the POS industry is not immune to siphons. This has an interesting market dynamic coming if everyone is impacted.

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Zloco Crendraven
BALKAN EXPRESS
Shadow Cartel
#13 - 2013-10-17 15:53:14 UTC
Looking good, but CCP pls;
- Give us the more complex one as soon as possible. One for alchemy and one to steal resources of our choosing.
- Will it send notifications to the POS owners?

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pmchem
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2013-10-17 15:54:00 UTC
Rubicon is truly adopting the Roman approach: burnt farms and salted fields.

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Phey Onat
Perkone
Caldari State
#15 - 2013-10-17 15:54:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Phey Onat
So, if a tower is just pulling raw minerals off an R64, it gets 100/hour. The siphon takes 60/hour and losses 20% of that so the siphon gets 48/hour.

Does that mean that 2 siphons shuts down a simple moon harvestor extractor -> silo setup? Wherein the first siphon gets 48/hour and the second gets 32/hour?
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#16 - 2013-10-17 15:55:44 UTC
will it appear on dscan? The value of those things would be much higher if it wouldn't. Same for the depot (however it should be possible to probe it down of course).

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CCP SoniClover
C C P
C C P Alliance
#17 - 2013-10-17 15:55:53 UTC
Orakkus wrote:
Cool, glad for the update. Got a few questions:

1. D-Scan/Probing - I assume they will be visible on D-scan, but can they be probed down? Personally, I think it would be a bit too easy if they were probeable.

2. How many siphon units can be placed on each individual POS? One, or can there be multiple siphons per POS?

3. Is there plans to expand the Siphon's capabilities to include other industrial aspects?


1. Mobile structures, including the siphon unit, can be probed down (and d-scanned).

2. No limit.

3. Yes, we hope to add a couple of more variations in the point release at least.
FlinchingNinja Kishunuba
Crunchy Crunchy
#18 - 2013-10-17 15:57:39 UTC
Make it so you can offline and make it cloak please.
Weaselior
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#19 - 2013-10-17 15:58:27 UTC
I'm concerned about the balance here, specifically the interaction of multiple siphons, them costing nothing, and them being 20m3. Given their cost is a rounding error and even a covops can hold 6 or so, every time you siphon a tower there's going to be two siphons.

There's also no actual cost to doing this. You lose nothing if your siphon is noticed and blown up instantly. They pay for themselves incredibly quickly and even just the waste 'pays' for itself overnight.

I think the cost should be bumped up some so that a successful siphoning is profitable, but unsuccessful siphoning has at least a moderate downside. Chaining siphons also seems unbalanced.

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Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#20 - 2013-10-17 15:58:56 UTC
CCP Tuxford wrote:
Two step wrote:
Sounds pretty neat. One issue: Using the API, people can tell when stuff is missing from silos. Has this been thought about?


Yes we did. We do track how much is siphoned from what and where it would end up and the API then reports those numbers. It's a bit evil abusing the API in this way but I think it's for the good of the feature.


I was talking about that you don't make it send notifications, but any large corp can have enough assets API keys to be able to detect siphoning within an hour.

Does the siphon show up in the lauching pilot's API as well?

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