Im thinking of moving into a C3 and found an abandoned POS. In fact I know it’s there since years and because it’s a POS noone really touched it so far.
Tried to contact the owners but probably are long gone.
I’m curious tough if I destroy the current POS and replace it with one of my own could I take over the leftover arrays?
When the shield is down, mods anchored inside can be destroyed easily. But the tower needs to be destroyed to release the ‘ownership’ of all mods anchored to the tower, after which anyone can run around and individually un-anchor and scoop any mods which belonged to the tower. If mods don’t unanchor, check for Hull damage: this may need to be repaired.
I remember some old stories about instantly capturing anchored mods when a new tower was anchored on the exact location of the old, but, I wouldn’t count on space magic. One of the last balance passes on control towers decreased anchor timers for most mods to 5 seconds, so it’s less of a grind than in the really old days, to assemble or take down a POS setup.
There are a lot of pos’es around, i think ccp are missing an opportunity to make some interesting game play, from what i see there is no point in removing them, make them attractive to looters and give them some good drops.
I also hear some you cant war dec as owner is now in npc corp , fix that too and players will clean up your mess.
I had this problem too, so I started bashing them with my Friend. We wardecced the owner (if it was even possible) and started bashing them with Polarized Nightmares (and faction ammo). I think we used 4 chars to do that at the time? It took around 12 hours of bashing to destroy basic Large POS, and about 16 hours to destroy faction large POS.
Obviously we did that afk, because staring on “empty” screen where ship is shooting without player input considering it took over half a day to destroy is so much fun. Plus we made ourselves a target of gankers.
In the end we decided that we rather keep our computers off at night and during work, it is not worth it even for kilboard padding as POSes are quite a low value. There is no loot either. So good luck with that without some incentive and help from CCP.
Offline POSes needs to shrink HP significantly down. At least in highsec where we cannot use caps. Not needing to wardec owners would also help, I would consider bashing at least the lesser structures around POS with suspect flag. Those doesn’t take that long to destroy, just about 10 minutes solo with polarized Vindi lol.
And then compare how long it takes to kill structures these days, i don’t understand if they can change structures why cant they reduced hit points on pos and add a loot drop, just that would add content