Tuesday, 10 October 2017
The End of An Era
Here I am cloaked and taking down my Player Owned Station (POS) which has been anchored here for many years. Not always fueled or having attendant modules. Most of the time I used it as a boost of income when refining. Accumulate about 1,000,000m³ uncompressed ore from various mining operations. Then process it all in one session. Hardwired with the Zainou 'Beancounter' Industry BX-804 and 52% refining minus the fuel cost (almost nil) was a nice incentive and made good gains.
Sometimes I would run research labs and/or manufacturing Capitol Ship components.
Those days are over. It takes 15 minutes to un-anchor a POS. So I waited patiently nearby as a clock ticked down. Then scoped to the hold, and just like that space is empty again.
One Standup M-Set HS Materials Reclamation II will set me back 4,100,000,000 isk. Not something a casual solo player can justify. Plus the absurd limitation of ore inputs. I regularly mine Hemorphite Hedbergite and Jaspet. (daredevil that I am). So back to the 50% NPC station refinery for me.
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.
As it is now, I wish there were limits to the citadel mechanics. Such as number that can be anchored per system per AU or even random systems (in HS) where they cannot be placed at all. A limitation might generate conflict much in the same vein that Player Owned Custom Offices currently do.
Having my own piece of sky claimed with a POS, that made it fun.