by David Matterall in

The DBS and ESS have been adjusted to benefit null-sec ratters. The changes allow the ratting income to settle at a high rate (135%) and recover to that rate faster. The ceiling increased to 180%. Plundering the ESS is more challenging; now you only have a 2-hour window to raid, it takes longer to hack, and you cannot cloak within 150 km of the ESS

Dynamic Bounties System (DBS) parameters adjustments:
Equilibrium value increased from 115% to 135%
The maximum output of the DBS increased from 150% to 180%
The recover to equilibrium rate for states below the equilibrium value has been increased, making it easier for systems to recover.

Encounter Surveillance System (ESS) parameters adjustments:
The time required to hack the main bank increased from 5 minutes to 6 minutes and 30 seconds
The auto payment timer reduced from 3 to 2 hours
The radius from the ESS where Cloaking is restricted increased from 75 km to 150 km. All other effects remain at a 75 km radius.

Likely the changes were a swift reaction to a drop in overall participation among the ratting players. Instead of letting the players languish, Devs moved quickly to entice null ratters. Many ratters shifted to high-sec missions for the loyalty points (LP).

Then a day later a change to drop rates for Triglavian Sublight Telemeter was announced. This will increase availability of EdenComm equipment.

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One Comment

 by Far in March 2, 2021

What the hell is a ratter do you mean rater? A ratter is a dog or cat that catches rats fyi,

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