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Posted - 2011.07.04 01:28:00 - [1]

Currently drone sec while able to make money in, does not have the money making potential of other null sec zones. Via a test the other day, I did two hours in each area.

Total Value of the Sanctums I ran in Drone Null Sec equated to about 40 mill, this included salvage and the drops from the drones.

Doing the same level of Sanctums in Wicked Creek Region for the same amount of time, Total Value was 130 mill counting salvage and bounties.

Sadly at 40 mill for 2 hours of work, I could stay in High sec and run level 4 missions and make more then that value in the same amount of time. This needs to be changed and updated to allow folks that take the time and effort to move into Drone Null sec to make a profit.

The disparity here is way to large, I am not saying that Drone sec should be as profitable as those other zones but to have such a large disparity is wrong. The value of what I get from the sanctums should be close to equal. Right now drone sec is dying slowly but surly. While Indys may stay in the area I am watching more and more folks move out of the areas due to being able to make more money in HIGH SEC then in drone space for the amount of time put in.

Due to this I propose the following changes.

Increase the amount of mineral drop from the drones.

Add a small bounty to the drone kills, nothing to compare with the value of Serpentis bounties but a small bounty will go a long way to balancing the value of the kills.

Amounts as a suggestion: Frigate Class 10,000 ISK, Cruiser Class: 20,000 ISK Battle Cruiser: 50,000 ISK Battle Ship: 80,000 ISK. or a bit lower.

Just by adding in about 10% more minerals to the drops and the addition of a small bounty drone sec will become more balanced with the other null sec zones and be more profitable then high sec.

Nexus Aurelia
Posted - 2011.07.04 03:10:00 - [2]

Edited by: Nexus Aurelia on 04/07/2011 03:10:46
The cause of this issue is not an intrinsic imbalance in drone space but the nerf of drone compounds and the inflation of minerals in highsec due to rampant botting

Kaelie Onren
Posted - 2011.07.04 03:19:00 - [3]

I have to ask a fundamental question...
Why should all null sec regions be balanced?
wealth disparity is what causes demand to be in other regions. It's what causes population distribution variance and variety. It's what causes wars in the end. War is good, as it fuels the economy.

For instance, a potential good thing about a low paying null sec region may be that it is a strategic deadzone, which is relatively safe from alliance battles all the time.

Posted - 2011.07.04 07:42:00 - [4]

booting in fdrone lands havekly drops down mineral prices in high sec. drone need to be nerfed not boosted, need to change the way that drones ntio droping mineras biot that drone poo you can sell to the npc how its is with sleeper data liberys etc. thet will stabilize abit market and wil give normal non boter miners agein soem job to do, ader ways mi9ning itsl ong time regiculus ting to ern isk.

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.07.04 08:38:00 - [5]

When thinking drone regions you have to look at more than ISK in pocket, look at the lifecycle of minerals.

Whereas everyone else take their ISK and go shopping for minerals in high-sec which then have to be hauled back out in the form of compresses blocks or carriers ("lol").
Drone denizens only really need extra tritanium and can thus skip a large part of the hauling and even make ISK by exporting excess mid-high ends to high-sec.

Drone regions are not well suited for groups made up of lots of individuals as the area very much encourages/favours planning and a collective mindset .. one might say it was meant to be ruled by Russians as they are far more collective oriented than their ego-centric western brothers (myself included, but then I really am all that so its justified! Smile)

El Liptonez
Posted - 2011.07.08 12:28:00 - [6]

So, why don't you just leave?

It's not like drone space had a major change since its creation. It's always been dropping minerals. And aside from small bits of border regions it isn't a PVP zone either, it's practically a safe haven.

The people who should live in that space are the ones who can capitalize on what it has to offer, and that is vast amount of minerals, which coincidentally are needed for capitals. It has never been an ISK making zone (even though you can make proper ISK there, too).

Bo Tosh
Posted - 2011.07.08 15:22:00 - [7]

Move to new space, problem solved.

Trinkets friend
Posted - 2011.07.15 06:58:00 - [8]

I don't know how you achieved such poor results but my forays into drone-space via a K346 static C3 was incredibly profitable. Just stop holding onto the low-end drone poo.

TestChar PleaseIgnor
Posted - 2011.07.15 10:00:00 - [9]

I donīt see any need to buff drone space. Drone space is owned by DRF. DRF are the worst bot-users in EVE. Bots run 24/7. Problem solved.

Mr Stark
Posted - 2011.07.15 12:02:00 - [10]

Awesome Idea! Then the Russians wil have even more isk to sell! Fully supported.


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