EVE Online Gets Wormhole Fun, New Implants, and More

It is time for the February update in New Eden and the headline item this month is a celebration of wormhole space, which is coming up on the 11th anniversary of its addition to the game.

Wormhole Fun

Announce previously, from the end of downtime today, February 11, through to downtime on February 18, the chance of connections appearing between larger wormholes is going to “increase greatly.”  Wormholers are going to be able to go roaming to visit their neighbors, or null sec, much more easily it seems.  From the patch notes:

  • Wandering wormhole connections (excluding to Thera and Shattered) have had their presence increased
  • Wandering C5 and C6 connections to null sec have had their presence increased
  • New wandering connections between C4, C5 and C6 wormhole systems have been introduced

In addition to that event, the annual Guardian’s Gala event will kick off on February 13 after downtime, running through until downtime on February 24.  One of the possible rewards for running Guardian VIP sites will be the new Savior implant sets.

So there is also that new Savior implant set, which is aimed at sub-cap logi.  There are probably those who feel that the last thing logi needs is a boots, being as powerful a fleet component as they are, but CCP has new implants all the same.

Low Grade:

  • Low-grade Savior Alpha +2 Perception 1% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 2.5% set bonus
  • Low-grade Savior Beta +2 Memory 1.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle timewith 2.5% set bonus
  • Low-grade Savior Gamma +2 Willpower 2% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 2.5% set bonus
  • Low-grade Savior Delta +2 Intelligence 2.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 2.5% set bonus
  • Low-grade Savior Epsilon +2 Charisma 3% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 2.5% set bonus
  • Low-grade Savior Omega 10% set bonus

Mid-Grade

  • Mid-grade Savior Alpha +3 Perception 1% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 10% set bonus
  • Mid-grade Savior Beta +3 Memory 1.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 10% set bonus
  • Mid-grade Savior Gamma +3 Willpower 2% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 10% set bonus
  • Mid-grade Savior Delta +3 Intelligence 2.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 10% set bonus
  • Mid-grade Savior Epsilon +3 Charisma 3% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 10% set bonus
  • Mid-grade Savior Omega 25% set bonus

High Grade

  • High-grade Savior Alpha +4 Perception 1% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 15% set bonus
  • High-grade Savior Beta +4 Memory 1.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 15% set bonus
  • High-grade Savior Gamma +4 Willpower 2% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 15% set bonus
  • High-grade Savior Delta +4 Intelligence 2.5% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 15% set bonus
  • High-grade Savior Epsilon +4 Charisma 3% reduction in subcap remote rep cycle time with 15% set bonus
  • High-grade Savior Omega 50% set bonus

As noted, the initial availability of this set will be via Guardian’s Gala VIP sites.  The previous new sets have now been added to their respective LP stores and loot tables:

  • Nirvana Implant Blueprints added to Sansha Loyalty Store and loot tables
  • Amulet Implants moved to Blood Raider Loyalty Store and loot tables

On the economy front, there is a big change for miners as CCP put in a nerf for asteroid spawns with the update that hits across most areas of space:

  • High Sec Asteroids:
    • Pyroxeres, Omber & Kernite quantities reduced.
  • Low Sec Asteroids:
    • Veldspar, Scordite, Pyroxeres, Plagioclase, Jaspet, Hemorphite & Hedbergite quantities reduced.
  • Null Sec Asteroids:
    • Scordite, Omber, Kernite, Jaspet, Hemorphite, Hedbergite, Gneiss, Dark Ochre, Crokite & Arkonor quantities reduced.
    • Bistot quantity increased.
  • Ore Anomalies spawned from Sovereignty Industry Index upgrades:
    • Level 1, 2 & 3 respawn times adjusted.
    • All variations of Crokite in all levels replaced with the equivalent yield variation of Kernite.
    • Gneiss, Dark Ochre & Spodumain quantities reduced.

I am pretty sure when CCP says they have “adjusted” the respawn time they mean they have made them spawn less frequently.  I suppose we will have to check the February MER to see if this has an impact on mining output.  There is a dev blog up describing the plan for this, including potential future changes.

There was also some ongoing tiericide, this time hitting capacitor transfer modules, those miracles of thermodynamics that produce more energy than the consume.  They have been reworked and renamed, so you will probably need to check your Guardian or Basilisk to make sure that the new modules still have enough CPU to be put online.

There are a lot more fixes, including more than a few for the HyperNet Relay lottery interface, which was only the second worst thing about the whole idea to my mind.  You can find the patch notes here to see what else CCP has been up to for this month’s updat.

3 thoughts on “EVE Online Gets Wormhole Fun, New Implants, and More

  1. TurAmarth

    I for one am not impressed… I live in Anoikis, we really don’t need Empire trash roaming freely all over our homes driving property values down and crappin up the place with their Battle Helios and T1 wrecks when they run into Sleepers thinking “What, can’t be worse than an L5 right?” …

    CCP, Anoikis is OK as it is… don’t screw with my WORMHOLES!!!!

    Also, I believe it is not the spawn rates of mining belts that has been nerfed… according to Marius Tesoro, Alcoholic Satan (a Pandemic Horde director) posted a screenshot of a fresh colossal anomaly in which you can see just how deep the reduction in ores looks to be… I wonder what your and Noisy’s take on this will be.

    I fear for our once great and actually unique game now that CCP has to answer to others who do not share the Dream That Was EVE… Now, with “Asshat Safety” (You can’t lose yer stuffs no more!!) and “Pay to Win Skillpoints” (pulled hot an fresh straight outta CCPs A55)… EVE is finally just another MMO, so let’s all try and enjoy CCPs New and Improved “WoW in Space” game….

    If I sound bitter, quick licking me. =]

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  2. TurAmarth

    I had a really great comment all wrote up and then WordPress decided to make me chase down a new password and !poof! i lost the whole damn comment…

    Please go check out Marius Tesoro’s blog… he found something I believe you will find interesting about the Great Mining Nerf of YC122…

    Grumble, grumble, WordPress, grumble… =\

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