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Dev Post: Rebalance – Nestor Tweaks

August 12, 2014

Hey everyone. We have another set of balance changes to talk about today. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Nestor battleship and we’re planning to make a few small but significant changes to it in the Hyperion release.

The most significant change by far is that we are increasing the drop rate of the Drone Nexus chips that can be converted to Sisters of EVE ship BPCs quite dramatically. These should now drop much more often from all types of “Sentient” rogue drone commander NPCs, especially from the Sentient Alvus battleships.
This should go a long way to helping bring the price of the Nestor down from its current levels.

Secondly, we are adding a new function to the Nestor that fits well with its role as a group support vessel. We are giving the Nestor a 5000m3 Ship Maintenance Bay that will allow friendly ships to refit when they are nearby.

And finally, we are reducing the Nestor’s signature radius a bit from the current 465m to 420m.

We know that some of you will be unsatisfied with the fact that we’re not adding covert cloak or jump drive capabilities or some other completely new role to the Nestor with this pass. We won’t rule out the possibility of future changes but we are first going to observe the results of these adjustments in Hyperion.

As always, we welcome your feedback in this thread.

Thanks
-Fozzie

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