CCP have made a summary of people’s concerns with regards the Player Custom Offices so far:
There are a few suggestions there that will lessen teething problems, and help polish the concept off. I’m still excited by the change, so I hope CCP doesn’t get put off by some of the negativity from players.
There were a few more updates from CCP with specifics:
. Anchoring will only take 60 seconds, and onlining 20 seconds.
. Gantry’s are invulnerable during anchoring, but not onlining. The Gantry has no reinforce timer – I assume you need to take out all the modules on it before you can attack it though.
. POCOs generate kill mails
. There will be no drop from POCOs. I knew that already, but the latest comment suggested any items in it are destroyed. I had initially got the impression they were moved to a station automatically. (The move was kind of odd anyway.) To be frank it isn’t of much concern for me, as I don’t ever leave anything in the customs office.
. Attacking a Customs Office in Low Sec gives you a Global Criminal Flag, so anyone can shoot you
. Information about the Tax rate on a Custom Office is available to you while in system
. You can change reinforcement exit time, standings and tax rates remotely for your Customs office.
It has been interesting watching my Corp dynamic recently. A good number of the management is AFK at the moment due to real life issues. While the remainder makes an effort, there is a sense that the Corp is a bit lost and without direction right now. We are also under our 4th War Dec in a month, this one immediately active after the Alliance let in a new Corporation. I’m not sure if it is a serious Dec or a Shield Dec though, given it is just a one man Corp with a very young member. Still – you can’t assume anything, so the Empire carebears are facing more time docked up.
So we are starting to see people leaving – including some of the more active PVPers. It is a reminder about how important it is for the leadership of an EVE Corporation to be constantly communicating and having activities up and running for people to be involved in.