From the looks of it, alot of change is coming even after this. With the "normal" mining going away, players are going to be incentivized to spend they're time elsewhere. Likely this is hinting at other things going on behind the scenes they haven't spoken about yet. Swapping mining into a bit of automation is both a monetary issue with DBs and also a way to try and coax players to move away from mining for 3-9hrs. Personally, I like the idea. It means I can spend less time mining and focus more on building, which eventually may be rebuilding -.o
The idea of wiping to reset quanta is actually kind of funny.
Large Scale ORGs would still be quanta machines, simply because they have that good ol'fashioned "Manpower" to flex when necessary. If anything, a wipe would hurt solo players more than any ORG. Also ORG groups would look at projects and simply become more active to support the designers and sellers inside their ORGs.
I like to play on the rock im on from time to time, and to be honest, having to start over would royally peeve me off.
What's really going to be funny, is when ATMO combat kicks in, and people cry when they get shot by a commando while they're scanning or some other activity.
Yes, there's a Safe-Zone, hide there.
Yes, I am a jerk, I know this already.
NQ has stated before, the tech they're using is literally a prototype through and through. I can't imagine how many cigarettes and rockstars these poor saps run on from day to day trying to make their "Wonder" server system work.
Taxes, why worry about it?
Yes, they want people to be active, if your not active, you don't get to keep your goodies.
I can't imagine them making it something you can't walk away from for a few days, that makes it a chore not a game at that point ( I pray someone in the design group remembers this )
Also, I'm assuming with removal of conventional mining, asteroids may be changed as well O_o, I would highly suggest refunding or giving a Skillpoint allowance to all players to get people up and running and not rock the market to hard.
Can we get AVA combat already? I want to board ships and shoot the captain in the bum and call him Forrest.
I am now done talking from my buttocks like Ace Ventura, please proceed to flame/ridicule my post so I can smile at your responses. You'll make my workday that much more enjoyable.
NQ, pardon me for my extreme sarcasm and satire. For all others, fly safe, mine well, o7