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Grath Telkin

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  • Dev blog: Introducing Upwell Refineries in EVE Information Center

    Querns wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Querns wrote:

    Nah. Just don't be lazy and you'll be fine.

    You guys even have an AUTZ corp--- oh, wait, no.


    We're actually pulling 100+ guys for most AUTZ ops after Dansara spent a few months rebuilding it, the point of my post is to keep the moon miner viable as a fight generator and avoid the stupidity that comes from the current garbage of '3 timers and a week of time for a citadel with no fuel in it at all thats not defended'


    Man, you guys must have hated Dominion sov if you can't handle three or more timers for a thing.

    Given the rate that your alliance (and others) slaughter rorquals in our space, one would think you'd see the fight potential in these things.


    The POTENTIAL is there, but, given current citadel tactics everybody is simply going to put these to down time for vulnerability and at best you'll be ganking miners while its active.

    The structure itself will end up entirely immune, which sucks because like or not hitting a moon miners is a fairly huge part in nullsec warfare, its one of those things that allow smaller entities to harass larger entities in a meaningful way, not just 'lol ganked ur hulk'

  • Dev blog: Introducing Upwell Refineries in EVE Information Center

    Querns wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    CCP Phantom wrote:
    A set of new Upwell Structures is in the works: Behold the Upwell Refineries!

    Refineries will be the premiere structure for resource collection and processing. They have bonuses to reprocessing and the exclusive ability to fit moon mining and reaction service modules.This will give us completely new gameplay for moon mining and reactions, as well as linking into future resource collection gameplay.

    Check out the exciting details in this blog Introducing Upwell Refineries


    Posted this somewhere else but i'll put it here so you see it:

    Quote:

    This seems pretty easy right, heres a simple fix that makes this viable:

    The entire time its dragging its chunk of moon up that it fracked off, its vulnerable. If you knock a miner into its final timer any fracking gravity drag move stops.



    Look at me, I'm a ducking genius.


    Single point conflict restored, moon mining is a bottom up process that its meant to be and we don't all have to **** around with AUTZ timer spam.



    Nah. Just don't be lazy and you'll be fine.

    You guys even have an AUTZ corp--- oh, wait, no.


    We're actually pulling 100+ guys for most AUTZ ops after Dansara spent a few months rebuilding it, the point of my post is to keep the moon miner viable as a fight generator and avoid the stupidity that comes from the current garbage of '3 timers and a week of time for a citadel with no fuel in it at all thats not defended'

  • Dev blog: Introducing Upwell Refineries in EVE Information Center

    CCP Phantom wrote:
    A set of new Upwell Structures is in the works: Behold the Upwell Refineries!

    Refineries will be the premiere structure for resource collection and processing. They have bonuses to reprocessing and the exclusive ability to fit moon mining and reaction service modules.This will give us completely new gameplay for moon mining and reactions, as well as linking into future resource collection gameplay.

    Check out the exciting details in this blog Introducing Upwell Refineries


    Posted this somewhere else but i'll put it here so you see it:

    Quote:

    This seems pretty easy right, heres a simple fix that makes this viable:

    The entire time its dragging its chunk of moon up that it fracked off, its vulnerable. If you knock a miner into its final timer any fracking gravity drag move stops.



    Look at me, I'm a ducking genius.


    Single point conflict restored, moon mining is a bottom up process that its meant to be and we don't all have to **** around with AUTZ timer spam.

  • Dev blog: The Advancing World of Upwell Structures in EVE Information Center

    CCP Phantom wrote:
    We are working on improving existing Upwell Structures (Citadels, Engineering Complexes) and also on new Upwell Structures.

    We would like to give you a high level overview of where we currently are with those structures and where we want to go. We also would like to get your feedback and encourage you to fill out this survey.

    But first, check the latest dev blog and learn more about The Advancing World of Upwell Structures.


    Chant with me:

    No Fuel No Tether.


    Fix that and you'll see the spam subside, right now they offer a 100% safe space for little investment, and zero maintenance.

  • [March] Rorqual and Mining changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Cade Windstalker wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Right, so this was just a cash grab that CCP pulled to get players interested in a ship only to run it back into uselessness 2 months later after players had invested heavily in the new ship.

    All you had to say is that you guys are finding new and interesting ways to milk your player base for cash, and they put you at the helm of it all.



    Well, I guess that answers the question about whether anyone in PL bought PLEX to buy Rorquals... Lol

    Seriously, how has someone who's played as long as the average PL player not figured out that if something looks too good it probably is and is going to get nerfed...


    I haven't mined since the day they were released, while you're over here leaping to conclusions.


    To think I'm some rare fringe case where people bought plex proves you have a tiny zika ravaged mind.


    LOTS of people injected rorquals, you can look at the injector market to see that as it calmed down after the rorqual release.


    And do you think any of those people would have purchased them if the end result would have been anything near a 10 billion isk version of 2 hulks?

    No, so its a simple case of bait and switch, a **** play by CCP and if you think they didn't set out to gouge you like that you're nuts, this is classic CCP digging for pennies in the couch.

    Its a trash way to treat your player base after all these years.

    EDIT: And as far as 'looks to good to be true' mining still made less than any other profession. Super ratting can net you 400+/hr and yet they go after mining.

  • [March] Rorqual and Mining changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    CCP Fozzie wrote:


    Jura McBain wrote:

    2 hulks 600M
    1 Rorq 12B.

    Now ,what is the point of mining whit rorqs?
    There has always been a premium for more powerful ships and abilities in EVE. As power increases, cost increases faster.
    We'll be happy with Rorq balance someday when players have interesting choices to make when deciding how many Rorquals to bring and how many Hulks to bring.



    Right, so this was just a cash grab that CCP pulled to get players interested in a ship only to run it back into uselessness 2 months later after players had invested heavily in the new ship.

    All you had to say is that you guys are finding new and interesting ways to milk your player base for cash, and they put you at the helm of it all.

  • [March] Rorqual and Mining changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    CCP Fozzie wrote:
    Hello again folks. Got another set of changes today for your feedback.

    These changes revolve around the Rorqual and mining in general. We've been keeping a close eye on the mineral economy since Ascension and we feel that we need to make another fairly significant intervention in order to help keep this area of the EVE economy healthy.

    At the same time we're preparing some other changes related to mining that have more to do with QoL and module balance.

    Here's the package of somewhat related changes we have in mind at the moment:

    Excavator Drones:
    We're planning another reduction in Excavator drone yield to help keep the mineral economy healthy. I know it never feels good when things get nerfed but we're very confident that the Rorqual will continue to be an extremely powerful mining ship after these changes (not to mention the value provided by its other functions such as foreman links and defenses). We plan on continuing to make changes in this area as necessary over the coming months with the goal of keeping the mineral market healthy and ensuring that a wide variety of mining ships are viable.
    [list]
  • Speed up the cycle time of 'Excavator' ore mining drones to 60 seconds, and reduce the yield per cycle to 110 m3 base. This will reduce the idealized yield per minute, increase the number of trips required to and from the asteroid, but also reduce the amount of wasted cycle at the end of an asteroid's life.



Why, who exactly thinks this is a problem?

Its not the players so who is it?

You've achieved the ability to largely force localized production while at the same time putting ships in space that people are actually fighting over and you want to change that why exactly?


Your stated reason is trash tier, stop talking like we're dumb. The mineral basket was bound to collapse as long as jump freighters remained un nerfed so now that you've proven that you can support localized production why are you going all chickenshit on us?

What on earth makes you think its ok to make a ship cost so much and do so little in return and why do you think its ok to do that after you baited so much of your player base into buying into it?

It will literally mine like 2 hulks. Are you serious?

EDIT: You're screwing up parts of the game that are functionally working while ignoring things like citadels granting a tether with no fuel so it that space is now grotesquely littered with these perma safe dumpster fires. Thanks for wasting everybodies time.

  • [March] Mobile Warp Disruptor changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Olmeca Gold wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Now lets remove nullification from anything but an interceptor.


    Oh the amount of playstyles you have to be ignorant of to even suggest this makes me lol

    PS: Lots of us dont care about how frustrating nullified combat ships might have been for nullblob people. Two things this game definitely absolutely needs to keep having are nullified covert cyno ships and nullified probers.


    Pro tip: Defending your playstyle is expected, defending a broken mechanic because it makes your life easier though, nobody honestly gives a **** about you needing or wanting nullified cynos or probers.

  • [March] Mobile Warp Disruptor changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Good start, though I'd like to see all bubbles die in 24 hours or less.

    Now lets remove nullification from anything but an interceptor.

  • ✝✝✝ - Capsuleer Memorials - ✝✝✝ in EVE Gameplay Center

    You have no idea how much I appreciate you doing what you do, but thank you for this from me and all of us.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:
    Dodo Veetee wrote:
    ITT: Goons and that exe dude are salty as ****


    Uhhh wut...I'm not crying, I think this is an understandable move. Grath et. al. sure seem salty...


    The game is 15 years old, I'll be salty every time CCP makes another dumb choice that hurts the game in anyway.

    I swear to god its like they're fumbling around looking for better ways to lower the player base.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Are you 100% absolutely positive that Eve-Bet has NOT and NEVER will engage in RMT? If the answer is no, then there is risk associated with keeping them around.



    Yea, I'm 100% sure Bam would never and has never engaged in RMT to the point that he goes above and beyond contact CCP at the slightest thing.

    I'm not 100% on EOH but im at about 99%.

    I mean we're getting into weird spaces here right, like what if the IRS says that the isk you earned is taxable income because it can be equated to a plex in some weird strange way.

    That sounds absurd, about as absurd as thinking removing gambling houses from eve somehow eliminates gambling. If the sites are honest and open with the game company at all times, and run above board, I see no reason for them not to exist as its all CCPs property if it doesn't leave the game (violating this would negate the whole 'above board')


    Okay, so...what is my birthday?

    Serious question.

    Doesn't matter:
    Teckos Pech wrote:


    These are not "weird spaces". That is exactly one reason why CCP says you don't own your in game Stuff™. Also why it has no value.

    You're not really gambling, everything in use is actually CCP's.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Max Deveron wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Teckos Pech wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Eve Bet didn't break any rules that we know of.


    So why punish them?


    Because gambling with virtual game currencies while legal become dubious when RL currencies become involved.




    So, no RMTing then, why make a new rule for that?

    Look any legit site was operating within the law because there was no conversion to real money, it was all just 0's and 1's somewhere.

    So you ban and destroy the sites that break the law and you leave the sites alone that operate within the rules.

    You know, like a normal sane person would do.

    EDIT: Like honestly, does it not feel really damn dumb that EOH poker takes a hit in this? Its been here since here was here.


    The issue remains though that if someone has a gambling problem, lose a few billion ISK in poker, they drop Real money to buy plex, cash in the plex for ISK and continue to play poker.
    That is the problem that is now being axed with preventative measures such as this new EULA, and imo it is for the better.


    This doesn't fix that, people will still gamble, prohibition doesn't work.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Are you 100% absolutely positive that Eve-Bet has NOT and NEVER will engage in RMT? If the answer is no, then there is risk associated with keeping them around.



    Yea, I'm 100% sure Bam would never and has never engaged in RMT to the point that he goes above and beyond contact CCP at the slightest thing.

    I'm not 100% on EOH but im at about 99%.

    I mean we're getting into weird spaces here right, like what if the IRS says that the isk you earned is taxable income because it can be equated to a plex in some weird strange way.

    That sounds absurd, about as absurd as thinking removing gambling houses from eve somehow eliminates gambling. If the sites are honest and open with the game company at all times, and run above board, I see no reason for them not to exist as its all CCPs property if it doesn't leave the game (violating this would negate the whole 'above board')

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Eve Bet didn't break any rules that we know of.


    So why punish them?


    Because gambling with virtual game currencies while legal become dubious when RL currencies become involved.




    So, no RMTing then, why make a new rule for that?

    Look any legit site was operating within the law because there was no conversion to real money, it was all just 0's and 1's somewhere.

    So you ban and destroy the sites that break the law and you leave the sites alone that operate within the rules.

    You know, like a normal sane person would do.

    EDIT: Like honestly, does it not feel really damn dumb that EOH poker takes a hit in this? Its been here since here was here.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Eve Bet didn't break any rules that we know of.


    So why punish them?

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:


    I didn't say they were all banned. But some were and those that were it was related to RMT,


    Teckos Pech wrote:


    Stop talking out of ignorance you do not know who was banned or precisely what was taken from whom. Neither do I.


    2 posts on the same page contradicting yourself?

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Teckos Pech wrote:
    AMGSiR wrote:
    Querns wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    So ban RMT'ers and let the legit sites keep going is what you're saying?

    Sites like the eve poker site that has existed for years?

    I mean seriously boat, I know you're supposed to carry the hate boner flag for GSF after the war happened but this is dumb, people will still gamble, gambling has been in eve since time began, shutting down the sites that power the community wont do a damn thing to stop it and only serve to hurt the community.

    In order for game balance to be restored, all gambling must perish. The game should not be dictated by who has the better out-of-game wealth concentration scheme. Your bloviating about the how casinos "power the community" is no different than Al Capone's soup kitchens.


    I find it quite iron you and the other GSF dudebros are talking about gambling sites as if you didn't create your own gambling site only to have it fail, then went on a tirade about how much you all hated gambling sites and wanted to see them gone. Not to mention half your damn alliance gambled on IWI.


    Guilt by association is so easy and awesome! Roll


    Says the guy who thinks its ok to ban all gambling sites on a guilt by association basis.

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Querns wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    So ban RMT'ers and let the legit sites keep going is what you're saying?

    Sites like the eve poker site that has existed for years?

    I mean seriously boat, I know you're supposed to carry the hate boner flag for GSF after the war happened but this is dumb, people will still gamble, gambling has been in eve since time began, shutting down the sites that power the community wont do a damn thing to stop it and only serve to hurt the community.

    In order for game balance to be restored, all gambling must perish. The game should not be dictated by who has the better out-of-game wealth concentration scheme. Your bloviating about the how casinos "power the community" is no different than Al Capone's soup kitchens.

    says the group that coined 'there is no community thats not our community'

  • Dev Blog: EULA Changes Coming With EVE Online: Ascension in EVE Information Center

    Dabigredboat wrote:
    Grath Telkin wrote:
    CCP Falcon wrote:
    Good afternoon capsuleers!

    Today we're here to announce some changes to the EVE Online EULA that are coming with the launch of EVE Online: Ascension.

    You can read all about them in this Dev Blog, which includes a handy red-lined version of the new EULA that will come into effect on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016.


    Updates & Clarifications:

    The 90 day clause:

    Our policy on inactive accounts has not changed, we have simply shortened the notice period from six months to three months due to a potentially higher volume of account creation.


    Not going to read through all this to see if anybody had called you guys out on it but here:

    So to be clear, after years of free publicity as these sites sponsored places like EN24, CZ, alllllllll the podcasts that got you attention on twitch and gaming sites, after they carry your tournament this year for the first bit and do an arguably better job than you yourself have this year, after all that, you're just going to take a heaving dump on their chest and outright shut them down because of .........

    What a great way to thank your playerbase for its years of service keeping your company afloat.


    So your own media is sparse, who do you suggest pays the writers that generate interest in your game now? Who pays the streamers that give newer players a glimpse of a game they might get hooked on?

    Your community held you up when you were down, and your response to that is to purposely gut everything that currently generates content from the player base.


    EDIT: Not to mention, prohibition has literally never worked, people will still gamble.


    TMC did all of the above mentioned.

    Without RMTing it all.

    I never took money from IWI. Was never offered the money. Was never given money to stream (in-game money). I provided on average the MOST views for CCP and Twitch for eve online (average for 9 months was 900 viewers), almost triple that of other streamers like Ironbank.


    So ban RMT'ers and let the legit sites keep going is what you're saying?

    Sites like the eve poker site that has existed for years?

    I mean seriously boat, I know you're supposed to carry the hate boner flag for GSF after the war happened but this is dumb, people will still gamble, gambling has been in eve since time began, shutting down the sites that power the community wont do a damn thing to stop it and only serve to hurt the community.

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