I started building caps just before the industry changes. I could probably knock out a dread a month solo.
Now I’m lucky to knock out a BS every 2 weeks. I’m not even looking at Cap production because honestly I don’t want to put that amount of time and effort into it. Heck, T2 production is hard enough solo, I might finish a Vargor in a month and even that doesnt seem worth the time. Finding myself bored and frustrated half way through the process.
Its limited what I can do in this game with characters 10+ years old. Limited to the point where I know there will come a time where I will unsub all characters again as the current gameplay around cap industry isnt fun/possible for smaller entities.
CCP, if you want to do something drastic about stock piles, hit those with the stock piles directly, not make it stupidly hard for everyone to build caps.
I can’t even find ice locally now to keep the structures running. This game feels like its on its way to death and I’m not sure I want to even bother because at some point I’m guessing scarcity and difficulties in production will be somewhat relaxed in the future. I may as well unsub chars and wait.