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In our recent dev blog we mentioned faction starbase industry structures in the following paragraph:

There are two faction Starbase industry structures that will be receiving special attention during this time: the Thukker Component Assembly Array and the Hyasyoda Research Laboratory. These structures will eventually be replaced by new Upwell items with a transition process beginning over the summer. More details about these replacement items will be announced as we get closer to their deployment date.

Well today is more details day!

This thread will cover discussion on the new set of faction structure rigs that will replace the Thukker Component Assembly Array structures.

Standup Thukker Capital Component Rigs

The existing Thukker Component Assembly Array structures are special faction versions of the Component Assembly Array starbase structures that provide an extremely strong material reduction bonus for constructing capital components and may only be anchored in Lowsec space. Since most industry has already shifted to Engineering Complexes and we are currently entering the early stages of phasing out starbase industry, we ended the manufacturing of new Thukker Component Assembly Arrays in our last release.

In the upcoming June release we plan to introduce a new set of faction rigs for Upwell structures that will replace the Thukker Component Assembly Arrays. These rigs will provide an improved bonus for material reduction when constructing capital components, and will only provide their strong bonuses when fit to an Upwell structure in Lowsec space.

These new rigs will provide a 7.03% material reduction for capital component manufacturing when in Lowsec. The L and XL variants will also provide the other standard bonuses of L capital component rigs and XL structure and component rigs at normal T1 levels when in Lowsec.
The build requirements for these rigs will be one built T1 rig plus some covert research tools.

The BPCs for these rigs will be distributed from the same Lowsec Besieged Covert Research Facility sites that previously dropped the old Thukker starbase structure BPCs. Within these sites there is a structure called the “Thukker Component Assembly Facility” which will have a chance of dropping an object called a “Thukker Capital Component Manufacturing Technical Data Chip” and this chip can be accessed to gain one BPC (it can provide BPCs for any of the three rig sizes).

Existing Thukker Component Assembly Array BPCs will be converted into these new Thukker data chips on patch day. We will also adjust the reprocessing output of the existing built Thukker Component Assembly Array to provide more materials back and provide one of the Thukker data chips for each reprocessed array.

The existing Thukker Component Assembly Arrays will continue to operate normally in June. Under the current plan the ME bonuses of the existing Thukker Component Assembly Arrays will be phased out in August so we advise existing users to make plans to switch.

These new rigs will be available on SISI soon when we deploy the 119.6 release for testing and we encourage interested players to experiment with them there.

Standup Hyasyoda Research Lab

There are two faction Starbase industry structures that will be receiving special attention during this time: the Thukker Component Assembly Array and the Hyasyoda Research Laboratory. These structures will eventually be replaced by new Upwell items with a transition process beginning over the summer. More details about these replacement items will be announced as we get closer to their deployment date.

For anyone not familiar with them, the Hyasyoda Research Laboratories are special starbase lab structures that provide extra speed bonuses for ME and TE blueprint research. They are obtained from one possible ending of the Caldari epic arc mission chain.

In the upcoming June release we will be adding a new version of the Research Lab service module to replace this structure. This service module will provide exactly the same services as a normal Standup Research Lab I, but uses 16.7% less PWG and 8.3% less fuel.

Single run BPCs for these new service modules will be provided from the same mission that provided the old Hyasyoda lab structure.
Build requirements for this new service module will be one T1 Lab service module plus 10 Science Graduates.

For owners of the existing Hyasyoda Research Laboratories that wish to switch to the new service module we will also adjust the reprocessing output of the old structures to provide more materials back and provide a special “Hyasyoda Research Lab Technical Data Chip” that can be accessed to gain BPCs for the new service module.

The existing Hyasyoda Research Laboratories will continue to operate normally in June. Under the current plan the research speed bonuses of the existing Hyasyoda Research Laboratories will be phased out in August so we advise existing users to make plans to switch over the next few months.

These new service modules will be available on SISI soon when we deploy the 119.6 release for testing and we encourage interested players to experiment with them there.

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