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Sen Quenten
House of Quenten
Posted - 2011.09.06 23:56:00 - [1]

Has anyone else noticed that the Gallente Control Tower Blueprint BoM doesn't change as you research ME? The BPO starts at 10% wastage. At ME3, it says 2.5% wastage but the required materials are all exactly the same. I haven't checked this with other BPOs yet, but am I missing something or is this a bug?

According to the formulas used by most of the tools (e.g., Dedaf's), the numbers should have dropped.

Anyone else noticed this?


Twilight Military Industrial Complex
Posted - 2011.09.07 01:22:00 - [2]

Yes, this is working as intended. CCP botched the conversion of POS tower and modules from NPC market items to player produced items. They neglected to consider the fact that some smarter players would recycle lesser POS modules into components to build the more expensive ones cheaply.

As a result, shortly after the release, they moved all the materials on the POS tower and module blueprints from regular materials to "extra" materials, which are not recovered in recycling process. Extra materials are also not subject to waste, and therefore ME research does nothing to reduce the amount of these materials.

Any tool that reports that ME research reduces materials on any the POS related blueprints, are frankly wrong because they are treating them as regular materials and not "extra".

Sen Quenten
House of Quenten
Posted - 2011.09.07 02:55:00 - [3]

Ok, wow, that explains a lot. Thanks for the info and detailed explanation. Guess I just wasted a month of research. :-(


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