It seems CCP has finally decided to make the mining profession relevant again with their recent nerf to the drone regions. What nerf, you say? Oh just the stealth one they slid in with Crucible. There's already some great tears, primarily Russians, on the forums. I can't decide which is better, really.
The Drone Regions have been a pit of uselessness to just about everybody, except Russians with their infamous bots. They could easily farm out drone sites endlessly to build caps and supercaps or just kill the market by dumping it all. This meant that anyone that actually wanted to make a living by munching rocks was SOL. That's frustrating.
And I would know. I spent the beginning of my Eve career as a miner. I had grand plans to be the ultimate carebear that would mine and make ships to fuel my brother's pvp needs. You can see how far that got. But perhaps all that is about to change. That's not to say they can't just have their bots switch to mining. It just means they can't flood the market with minerals like they usually do and that's good all around. The whining is mainly about every other space being so good, but DR still sucking. Some space is better than others in Eve? Whodathunkit.
Suffice to say, this is something I have much respect for in regards to CCP. They've been talking about it for a while and it's about time it got implemented. What few people might actually run drone sites while at the keyboard isn't enough to call off this nerf. Just means they have to actually work for their money. The drones now come in waves so they can't just aggro everything and bring in the Noctis with no worries. More and more attention needed means I may just start having fun hunting them down when we get the right exits.
Have any carebear urges now?