Anathema Device wrote:
1% at ME1
2% at ME2-3
3% at ME4-7
4% at ME8-15
5% at ME16-31
6% at ME32-63
7% at ME64-127
8% at ME128 - 255
9% at ME256 - 511
10% at ME512 or higher.
Use a similar conversion for PE/TE.
Given there has been no negative feedback from the people asking for compensation for highly researched BPOs then a variant on this idea is better than the CCP linear ME1 to ME10 conversion. Given different sized ships, modules, rigs and components are researched to different ME levels (probably no ME1024 Titan BPOs) then the scaling could be dependent on other behind the scenes adjustments CCP is making to rebalance module research/copy times. One possibility is:
1% = ME1 for all BPOs
2% = ME2-3 for Ammunition, ME2 for all other BPOs
3% = ME4-7 for Ammo, ME3-4 for Small rigs, ships (e.g. frigates), modules, ME3 for all other BPOs
4% = ME8-15 for Ammo, ME5-8 for Small, ME4-6 medium rigs, ships (e.g. cruisers), etc., ME4 for all other BPOs
5% = ME16-31 Ammo, ME8-15 Small, ME7-10 Medium, ME5-6 Large, ME5 for Capital ships
6% = ME32-63 Ammo, ME16-31 Small, ME11-18 Medium, ME7-10 Large, ME6 Capital Ships
7% = ME64-127 Ammo, ME32-63 Small, ME19-34 Medium, ME11-18 Large, ME7-8 Capital Ships
8% = ME128-255 Ammo, ME64-127 Small, ME35-66 Medium, ME19-34 Large, ME9-12 Capital Ships
9% = ME256-511 Ammo, ME128-255 Small, ME67-130 Medium, ME35-66 Large, ME13-28 Capital Ships
10% = ME512+ Ammo, ME256+ Small, ME131+ Medium, ME67+ Large, ME29+ Capital Ships
This can minimise requests for compensation based on high research levels, will reduce the gift boosting of current BPOs up to 'perfect' BPOs, CCP did not put an upper limit on research under the current rules and people have invested real money via game time and ISK to reach their goals. The current linear translation proposed by CCP does not compensate for the real money that will be taken from one group and effectively gifted to other players who will receive 'perfect' BPOs. CCP's quick and dirty, linear solution for ME/PE/TE translations needs to be revisited.