CCP finally announced the long awaited/feared/expected Moon Mining update to the New Eden mineral starvation plan.
An Athanor pulling a moon chunk
Back in the middle of February, when Fanfest was still on and the Corona virus was something happening mostly on cruise ships and in other countries, CCP landed a radical hit on mining output. The asteroid count in mining anomalies was reduced and the ore yield per asteroid was cut dramatically across the board. The only thing left untouched were moon mining operations, though we were told we should expect the following soon:
- Complete removal of all basic ore types from all moons
- Adjustments on ore volume extracted per day, per moon
- Adjustments on moon ore type yields of basic minerals
And today’s announcement came back with most of that. I’m not sure about the middle item, but perhaps that gets effectively changed with the other updates, which were:
- All basic ores (Veldspar, Scordite, Pyroxeres, Plagioclase, Omber, Kernite, Jaspet, Hemprphite, Hedbergite, Gneiss, Dark Ochre, Spodumain, Crokite, Bistot, Arkonor), will be removed from moons. In some cases, they have been replaced with Moon Ore.
- All basic materials (Tritanium, Pyerite, Mexallon, Isogen, Nocxium, Zydrine, Megacyte) will be removed from moon ore DNA (refining materials output table below) with the following exceptions:
- R4 moon ores (Bitumens, Coesite, Sylvite, Zeolites) keep their original yield of Pyerite & Mexallon (Tritanium was removed).
I will have a post on Monday about the mineral starvation plan so far via a look at the February monthly economic report, but it looks like the sparks might not really fly until we see what the April numbers are. Expect the prices of minerals and everything made from them… which is everything… to rise.
The changes went into effect immediately, so that is the way things are now. Any moon chunk pull that was in progress got to keep the old ore/mineral output, but all new pulls get the new thin soup.
Reactions in the forum thread about this change are about as expected.
Pardon that mangled quote but I always feel like I have to find a different title when a bunch of people are writing about the same thing.
And, if you’ve been around the blog neighborhood, you may already know what I am talking about, and that is Blapril.
The Blapril commeth
Blapril is Blaugust come early. Blaugust is the annual festival of blogging that Belghast runs, but with so many people at loose ends and with the general oppressive sense of the world, he thought it might be time for a community activity.
And while I am not thrilled with the name… everything is down hill from Blaugust I suppose, which works so well… I do applaud the idea.
Belghast has a full post about the event here with the usual options. The schedule, which you may indulge in or ignore as suits you, is set out as follows:
- March 29th – April 4th – Blapril Prep Week
- April 5th – April 11th – Topic Brainstorming Week
- April 12th – April 18th – Getting to Know You Week
- April 19th – April 25th – Developer/Creator Appreciation Week
- April 26th – May 2nd – Staying Motivated Week
- May 3rd – May 9th – Lessons Learned Week
That gives you six weeks of potential blogging motivation.
To get involved you can do some or all of the following:
- The first step is to fill out the Sign-Up Form for Blapril 2020 which can be found here. Only those who have signed up will be given credit towards the awards.
- Next make sure you are active on the Blaugust Discord and the link for that can be found here. This is the third year we have been active on Discord and it is a community that has managed to stay evergreen throughout the years. Maybe even share your content each day in the appropriately named “share-your-content” channel.
- When you share your content on social media please use the hashtag #Blapril2020 for tracking purposes and to make it easier for those watching the event to find fresh content.
- Mingle with your other Mentors and Participants because this is a community event, and part of the fun is getting to know the community. These folks represent a social structure that you can lean on for advice in the coming years. I personally deeply value my ties with other bloggers that I have built up over the last decade of doing this thing.
- If you are so inclined there is a “gaming-together” channel on Discord for impromptu grouping in various games while the event is going on.
If you have a blog already, sign right up and get involved. If you don’t have one, now would be an opportunity to get one going.
The participant list so far is:
That isn’t a huge number. A lot of those people were still hanging around the Discord channel and chatting from last Blaugust. But it isn’t too late to get involved.