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Monday, May 17, 2010

More on PI

A very interesting post in answer to a thread by CCP Incognito.

The thread.

Here is the interesting part:
D) There is no redistribution of resources, it works like a hole. You dig a hole with extractors and it fills back in over time. If you dig at the same rate as it refills the hole it will never empty.
Humm, looks like we won't need to move extractors around too much. Once you have the pattern of resources on a planet, the concentrations may go up and down due to extraction but the initial picture is pretty much were things will stay. So for the most used planets you may want to spread yourself over a few medium level concentrations if you thing the other players will concentrate on the richer deposits and empty them out. In wormhole space however go for the good stuff right away as the number of players will be restricted.

4 comments:

Stabs said...

Does everyone sharing a planet get their own hole? Or do more people on a planet mean your hole gets emptied faster?

Cozmik R5 said...

I don't know the specifics (because I frankly don't care) but I'm pretty sure there will be a difference between planets in Heimatar and, say, planets in Paragon Soul.

Letrange said...

@stabs more people on the specific hole = empties down to minimum levels faster. And yes you all get the same scan as far as people can tell.

Casiella said...

The underlying patterns (concentrations) will remain the same for everyone, but the scans will depend on your remote sensing skill and distance from the planet.