Customs Office changes on the horizon

CCP Omen asked for feedback on the player-owned customs offices introduced in Crucible.

After a few weeks to let the responses flow, he responded with this information:

I just wanted to post an update on what we are doing with your feedback.

DONE – Waiting for deployment (probably in January)

  • Boost storage capacity of the “storage pin” to 12000 m3 from 5000 m3
  • Increased the granularity of the standing check so that the standing of the user is checked on an individual and alliance level as well. The personal standing towards the owner corp takes precedence over the corp that in its turn takes precedence over alliance standing. Please keep in mind that it is still the owner corporation’s standing that it is checked towards.

ON BACKLOG – things that we are planning to do that will be released in point releases

  • Allow owner of Customs Office to set standing check on behalf of own Alliance
  • Allow owner of Customs Office to choose which wallet taxes are paid to

IN INVESTIGATION – Things we aren’t sure about but are considering for the future

  • Remove the alliance only restriction on placing command centers in sov space
  • Changes to the Jet Can
  • Changes to the InterBus CO hp

Thank you for your feedback!

The storage pin (aka the silo) has need changes since its inception, with its present capacity of 5000 m3 being pitiful in comparison to the 10k of a spaceport, complete with launch capability. Perhaps now it will see more use.

4 Responses to “Customs Office changes on the horizon”

  1. January 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Seriously, a silo only changed to 12000m3 this is planetary interaction isn’t it? Has anyone at Ccp ever seen bulk freight operation at a railyard? For crying out loud an iteron can haul 38k m3 so I would need 3 puny silo’s to fill up one iteron.

    Pi is so broken with being quadruple taxed ie taxed on the import and export of each comodity I wonder why anyone even bothers at this point.


    • 2 Serpentine Logic
      January 13, 2012 at 1:18 am

      If I were stil in null sec, I’m confident I could pull in 600M isk of PI per month per character. That seems worth doing.

      Ofc if you know what you’re doing you can make almost as much in low sec, provided you haul in PI from high sec…

  2. 3 rcox
    January 13, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Too bad there is no interest (at CCP) in “corporate” storage at the corporate owned CO, but I can see how that would change the dynamic from personal to corporate focus of PI.

    What I’d like to see is the spaceport get a storage boost, as it is currently the limiting factor. Mind you, if the cpu/pg needs of the silo remain tiny, it may be worth adding a silo.

  3. January 13, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I don’t have any PI setup that currently use the Storage unit. However considering the buff to the storage volume at 12k m3 it will probably get used in some my setup where I can optimize setup to fit it. Especially since a Storage unit uses less Power or MW than a Launchpad. Will just have to see when the change happens.

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