Fozziesov delayed

Today CCP released a new dev blog. CCP Fozzie released some updates to the deployment schedule. The minor news are that the new sovereignty capture mechanics will be pushed back by a week. This is just a minor delay and i am not sure what is behind this.
The other major news is that the custom schedule for the capture window will be pushed back indefinitely. On first glance this might sounds like a minor change but the question is now how will this work now? Todays mechanics are that drop some SBUs and when they are online you can attack the IHUB or TCU whatever is there. I am of course aware that this is a very simple description of a very complicated mechanic. The major question is now how will the entosis capture mechanics work when there is no window that you can set where intruders can attack your sov? Does that mean that they can always just come around and attack your sov? Will there be a random timer?

NewSov

I think this is a major change and it plays a major role on how the new sov capture mechanics work. You can not push one part of the mechanic back without impacting the other parts. I think this is just another example of what is wrong within CCP. They just can not let there history of releasing have done futures go. The new industrial mechanics are another example. They just droped the industrial parts on us but the mining changes and promised changes to the Orca and Rorqual are still not out.  For me this is a major reason why null sec industry remain broken. But i am getting a bit of topic here.

We will have to see what happens next since today the basic mechanics go online at TQ and people can play around with it. We will see what other problems come up when it is actually used in hundreds of systems and hundreds of stations. Hopefully CCP keeps and eye on this and when more issues apprear will push back the hole sov mechanic change to a later date. As i said earlier this is an amazing opportunity to give EVE some big push. But when they get this wrong then it can break EVE too.
I for one will keep an close eye on what will happen.

Carnyx incoming

On friday CCP released the patch notes and downtime information for incoming expansion called carnyx. Given that this is a bigger expansion and more important the first one with the new sovereignty mechanics the downtime will be extented until 12:45 UTC.
For more details please check the official information and full patch notes.

Since the new capture mechanics only apply to the station services this is nice to know and get your hands on the testing for people involved in null sec. The bigger news is that the overview is getting a huge change. I don’t understand why CCP is so quiet about it. The CSM advised them to be more vocal about it and to warn players. But CCP beeing CCP just hides this massive change in some foodnote.

But i am here to help you so here is a short preview about it. Please be advised that this is from Singularity ( CCP offical testserver) and there is no guaranty that this is the final version.

2015-06-01 13_30_02-EVE - Alison McCarty

Here is an older dev blog from february with a general strategy but the icons actually does not match.

We will see how the deployment goes since under the hood this is a rather big change. The new sov mechanics have the potencial to do a lot of good to EVE or incase CCP does not make it work to finally break EVE. But we will see how the next expansion goes when you can actually claim sov with the new mechanics. Until then enjoy the new overview.