Sunday, 8 February 2009

Tech 3 ships and skill loss.... 'Interesting'

Said with a very thick accent of sarcasm...

I'm not sure I like the sound of this:

http://myeve.eve-online.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=992740&page=2#55

Specifically, from CCP Chronotis:

Tech 3 ships and the subsystem skill loss mechanic will be detailed by Nozh in his blog which is due out soon. As with everything, things always change before release and when Apocrypha arrives on sisi next week, we can and will be making changes based on feedback there. If it turns out that this mechanic or any other is not working out based on that feedback then we will change it or remove it.


It seems that when you lose a Tech 3 ship, some of the skills used to improve the ship will be lost. This sort of fits in with the 'experience points' system mentioned in Eon, where a T3 ship learns additional bonuses as you use it more and more, but I'm not sure if it meant actual SP, which this now seems to suggest. I presumed it was an additional experience mechanic from using the ship which worked in addition to your usual training - if you have to train up actual skill points to get the most out of the ship, which you have a risk of losing, that could be a real pain, and would seriously reduce the presence of Tech 3 ships in any PVP encounter.

I'm going to re-read the thread since I havent had much chance to read the full lot properly, but i'm eagerly awaiting the dev blog on the subject now.

4 comments:

Geaux Tiger said...

It doesn't seem as actual character SP at all. People in that thread are going all "Chicken Little" for no reason.

I haven't found mention anywhere of using actual character SP instead of the ship's alternate "experience" points. Folks need to calm down until the Dev blog comes out explaining it.

morphisat said...

According to Hammerhead on Eve-tv, it's one level of one of the five subskills needed to fly a T3 ship that will be lost if your T3 ship explodes. It will be 5 days of training at most if you loose a L5 skill point.

The reasoning is that a lot of people are so rich that loosing isk doesnt mean that much anymore...

Anonymous said...

Can you spell lose properly ffs. You f*cking idiot!?

Karox Lominax said...

Don't post inflamatory comments. Even if he does read your post, so what, he made a typo... big deal, it happens.