The Hi-Sec POCO Dev Blog has been released. The important bits:
. The NPC tax will continue for Hi-Sec POCOs
. A new skill – Customs Code Expertise, will allow you to reduce that NPC tax by 10% per level
. The base value the tax is calculated on has been reduced by between 11 to 20%
I expect with Customs Code Expertise IV, and the drop in the base value the tax is calculated on, NPC PI costs will drop by around 50% in Empire. Concord POCO have a 10% tax rate in Empire, so that would be an effective new rate of around 5%. I thought Interbus had a tax rate of 17% though – I wonder when they take over the Hi-Sec POCO if they keep Concord’s 10% or increase it to 17%? Assuming it remains 10%
. An Empire POCO with a 0% tax will afford you the full savings
. An Empire POCO with a 5% tax will mean overall no change to current costs
A typical CCP approach – I should have expected it. It makes owning or fighting over a POCO in Empire somewhat less interesting. I’ll have to rethink if I aim for 3 of them for myself.