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[December] Excavator Mining Drone yield rebalance

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Cade Windstalker
#361 - 2017-02-27 21:21:07 UTC
Oranen wrote:
Name something CCP Fozzie has been involved with that turned out like intended or even heading in the right direction.

Waiting.

Eventually I keep hoping someone in charge says enough is enough. Stop throwing darts at a dartboard with no skill at using them.

But hey it has a cool name like PANIC and DICKS. Then the thought train stopped.


You seem to be confusing "turned out as intended" with 'turned out the way I (you) wanted it'. If things weren't going out the folks at CCP want we'd have seen more changes to those things, barring a few thorny issues like T3s which seem to be constantly about to get changed.

Also you're kidding yourself if you think anyone at CCP makes changes without any input, both from the rest of their team and from others at CCP. Fozzie just keeps volunteering to be the public face of the changes that take the most hate. Either because he's a masochist or a really nice guy who doesn't want anyone else to have to throw themselves in front of the firing squad that is the ETRC forums.
Corraidhin Farsaidh
Singularity Expedition Services
Singularity Syndicate
#362 - 2017-03-01 11:22:19 UTC
Cade Windstalker wrote:
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Also you're kidding yourself if you think anyone at CCP makes changes without any input, both from the rest of their team and from others at CCP. Fozzie just keeps volunteering to be the public face of the changes that take the most hate....


Probably more a case of:

CCP: Who's going to front this change that people will hate?

CCP Fozzie (genetic Viking masochism kicking in): Hold my beer(s), I got this...
Mariko Musashi Hareka
Kaishin.
#363 - 2017-03-15 05:03:50 UTC
CCP Fozzie wrote:
Hey everyone. We've been keeping a close eye on how people are using the newly rebalanced Rorquals and it's been really exciting watching how well people have taken to the new gameplay.

We have decided that we need to make a tweak in our December release next Tuesday to adjust the balance of mining Rorquals and keep the mining economy in a healthy place.

We are planning two connected changes in this release:
  • Reducing the mining yield of 'Excavator' Mining Drones by 32%
  • Increasing the drop rates of the Elite Drone AI and Drone Coronary Unit rogue drone components

We are continuing to keep an eye on all aspects of gameplay around the mining foreman ships. I know some players are hoping that we would make adjustments to other areas of Rorqual gameplay (such as ewar use while the PANIC module is running) but we feel comfortable leaving those aspects alone for now and continuing to observe how the metagame evolves. We of course reserve the right to make more changes to this or any other aspects of the Rorqual in upcoming patches to keep the ecosystem in balance.

Thanks!



So fozzie explain to me why it is that a ship that costs 3-5 times as much as a ratting carrier is now way easier to catch, can not protect itself unless it has a rock targeted (dumbest f'ing idea I ever heard of), makes way less per hour so the thing YOU and CCP deems is the core of EvE "Risk vs Reward" isnt worth a damn

I can go out now in my Nidhoggur (3.5 bil hull + fit) and make 1 bil in bounties in 3-4 hours not including loot or salvage
I used to be able to do the same in my Rorqual (14 bil hull + fit + ore excavators)
but now it takes me more then twice as long and this is supposed to be a good Risk vs Reward?

Seriously wtf are you people either smoking or drinking over there at ccp
The excavators were already way overpriced and now even with the prices dropping its still not enough especially after this disaster.

Why did you even introduce the rorqual/excavator changes in the first place if your already pretty much undoing it??