Ouch, Not So Deep

(That’s what she said)

In a new dev blog, CCP Lemur breaks the bad news: the age of the “deep safe” will soon be passing. For those who don’t know, so called deep safes are … oh hell, lets just play the lazy card and quote:

First, a quick terminology primer, to make sure we’re all on the same page. “Safe spots” are bookmarks made in space, at any point that you can’t normally warp to directly. Ships at these locations can usually only be found via scanning (or infiltrating an enemy fleet, of course), hence the “safe” label. “Deep” safes refer to safe spots made outside the usual boundaries of the system – usually made a while ago by various techniques which have since been removed from the game, they can be up to thousands of AU from the nearest planet.

Now that’s not to say these are super easy to make, it does take some time and a pinch of know-how, but it is entirely possible to make some extremely safe safespots in EVE. You could go try this right now if you like, but it’s not going to get you very far because…

We’re defining a “deep safe” for these purposes as any bookmark which is more than 10AU further from the local star than the furthest-out celestial object (planets or stargates).

  • You will no longer be able to create bookmarks outside this range
  • You will no longer be able to issue a “warp to” command to any location outside this range
  • You will no longer be able to open a cynosural field at any location outside this range

That’s right. Convenient though they were, we will no longer be able to create them. Nor will you be able to make more once May 18th hits, as CCP will be removing existing safe spot bookmarks entirely. For giggles maybe they should just move them all to within the system’s stars, but that’s just me.

Read more about this in the linky below.

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Holy crap hi! Lets do this with a haiku!

work got quite busy / podcasts and comics coming / ‘puter upgrade soon

More details (very) soon, my lovelies.

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  • The Great Deep Space Nerf of 2010
  • Michael Lastucka

    Also known as Winterblink in-game. Warp Drive Active's overlord.