In their last update, CCP previously stated that they were planning to remove the old Player Owneded Starbase structures (POS’s, ship arrays etc) at the latest from the game Jan 2020, having had a transition period of four years ! since upwell came in. When is this actually going to happen as we are already, once again, 6 months post this with no mention of it happening or of a new timeline.
I ask as the old structures are impacting upon the P4 chain, being bought up on the market at below refine price, refined into P4, with the P4 then being sold back onto the market, thus underming production lines. All P4 prices have gradually crept down, as have their corresponding P3, P2 and are now at rock bottom
I know that the old structures being refined is not the sole reason for the drop in PI prices, basic supply and demand is also playing its part, but their refines are clearly impacting upon the chain.
Back in 2017 they were then stating then they were to be removed from the game shortly
“We now believe that we are approaching the right time to start phasing out the older Starbase industry structures and taking the next step towards eventually transitioning completely” they said.
“The phaseout process for any Starbase structures will be a multi-stage process. We won’t be rushing things” Not rushing things is an understatement
I appreciate that some players still use POS’s, ie forward quick deployment etc. but the facts are they are technically obsolete, upwell should be the way forward and they should no longer be in game
CCP please remove asap as you did with the Sovereignty Blockade Units when they also became obsolete, the old structures are not needed, they go against what you are attempting to achieve with upwell structures and they are impacting upon the PI chain, they should have been withdrawn from game years ago