Next Tuesday on February 13th, the Upwell Firmware Update will be deployed. The full details of everything included in this update can be found in this devblog, but there are a few things we wanted to remind pilots about:

  1. Changes are being made to the Reinforcement mechanics of Upwell Structures. All structures will now need a Reinforcement Time and Reinforcement Day. These can be set by pilots with the Station Manager, Director or CEO role through the Structure Browser. Please note: If these are not set prior to release, they will be set to the default Reinforcement Day and Time of Saturday 18:00 and any alterations will take 7 days to take effect.
  2. After the release, Upwell Structures without an online Service Module will be considered in low power mode, have decreased shield and armor hitpoints and have one less reinforcement cycle. To ensure your Structures defenses remain at their strongest, we advise you to ensure that at least one Service Module is online before the update.
  3. Changes are being made to the taxation of Asset Safety, including moving items between structures within the same system. Please note: retrieving items from Asset Safety after release will always incur a charge, even if moved within the same system. This also applies to items placed into Asset Safety before this release. We therefore urge you to deliver all Asset Safety items before Tuesday February 13th 11:00 UCT to avoid any unexpected tolls.

Be sure to prepare adequately for the changes next week with these three points in mind!

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