Saying Goodbye to Railgun CompressionPosted: 2014-04-11 Filed under: eveonline, industry, ships | Tags: 425mm railgun i 4 Comments
It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to 425mm Railgun I mineral compression. The broken mechanic of mineral compression is finally going away as outlined in CCP Ytterbium’s Reprocess all the things! post.
This change affects our nullsec/lowsec capital production line to the point where we have to change our entire material acquisition, hauling, and building operations around.
Raath and I have spent a few hours talking about how to rework the production lines, but we can’t come up with a acceptable solution at the moment. We’re going to be halting our production lines and are going to take a small break. Hopefully some more changes come out around Fanfest time that will inspire us.
I am in no way against this change. It is a very positive one and has been needed for years so I welcome the new challenges we’re going to have with getting minerals around the Universe.
The downer of this reprocessing re-do is that Fozzie et al decided to exclude a sufficient overhaul of the Rorqual from it. It kind of floored me when I read that a POS module would be just as effective as the Rorq when it comes to compressing ore. I expected the Rorq to be more efficient at this… with the POS module producing “Compressed Veldspar” and the Rorq producing something along the lines of “Highly Compressed Veldspar”, which would perhaps pack 33% more minerals into a compressed block when compared to the POS compression mod, for example.
I agree. The Rorqual doesn’t really have a viable use at the moment.
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