"Most notably, the Nanite Repair Paste Blueprint sits in 1st and 2nd place on the research lists [time efficiency and material research], despite only being introduced in May 2010. Its place on the time efficiency list is understandable. Nanite Repair Paste is used extensively in PvP by all types of ships, regardless of weapon types. Being able to produce it for personal use can be quite beneficial. On the other hand, the blueprint’s second-place position on the material efficiency list is somewhat unfortunate. In all, 908 players did almost 1.3 million research runs on the blueprints. Every single run was wasted. When starting a manufacturing job, the window with the quoted cost and list of materials shows all three ingredientsin Nanite Repair Paste under the heading of Extra Material. Material efficiency has no effect on such extra materials. This should probably be better publicized."Since this QEN came out at the beginning of Q2 2011, I'll be interested to see if Nanite Repair Paste Blueprint will drop off the material research leaderboard this quarter.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I bet everyone thought that Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, better known to Eve Online players as CCP Dr.EyjoG, was just an economist. But he also offers tips on how to be a better industrialist in Eve Online. The Quarterly Economic Newsletter for Q4 2010 offers a couple of examples. This example from page 44 is priceless: