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Dumb question

Warpto duSun
Saints of Logistics
#1 - 2017-05-09 16:10:24 UTC
Where do PI command centers come from? There's not BPO. Do they just appear from thin air?
Zarek Kree
Lunatic Legion Holdings
#2 - 2017-05-09 16:22:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Zarek Kree
Essentially, yes - they're seeded by NPCs. CCP has been gradually replacing NPC seeded items with BPOs and BPCs, so I would expect that they'll eventually include command centers as well someday.
Do Little
Bluenose Trading
#3 - 2017-05-09 17:00:45 UTC
They are seeded in every region of empire space at 81,000 ISK. Find your nearest seed station in the Planetary infrastructure section of the market. You'll need an industrial to haul them - 1000M3 each.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#4 - 2017-05-09 17:46:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Tau Cabalander
CCP will probably create BPO for them eventually, and remove NPC seeding.

They just haven't gotten around to it.

Team PI was disbanded during the great staff purge (20%) at CCP several years ago, and PI has been ignored since then. PI is one of the infamous Jesus Features that CCP introduced, and then abandoned despite promises not to do that.

Trebor Daehdoow, several-time CSM member wrote:
A Jesus feature, it emerged, is something that turns “4 loaves of bread into 50,000 new subscribers“. It’s the home run, the called shot into deep left field, the awesome idea that will solve all of CCP’s problems, carved in a stone tablet made of virgin Eyjafjallajökull lava and delivered from on high down to the adoring fish-factory devs.

Supertitans! Tech-IV! Jovians! Jovians in Tech-IV Supertitans! And they’re naked, and want your precious NEX store clothes and monocles!

You get the idea.

CCP Soundwave wrote:
Part of the feedback we get from the CSM (and many of you), is that we don’t put enough development time into features after they are released. In some cases, you are right, we’re stuck between the evolution of EVE and the rebuilding of feature infrastructure to help it grow. Sadly we can’t clone ourselves (YET).

So we’re going to try and give this feature the attention we feel it deserves, dedicating a full development team to continue working on planetary interaction after its release. As Team Pi has primarily been working on planetary infrastructure, they will take on the challenge of improving the feature in the next release as well. So when Team BFF waves goodbye to planetary interaction and moves on, Team Pi will continue to make improvements.