Fanfest 2018 from afar – Structures

I was glancing through EVENews24’s live blog of the Structure Presentation this morning.

I was hoping to avoid watching this presentation when it is made available – because, well, not really Hermit topics.

The summary followed the path I was expecting – what’s been done, some statistics, the road map, what’s coming, the faction outpost conversion, fireworks for structures. None of it particularly relevant to me.

Then there was a slide shown called “Potential Future: Player Forward Operating Bases”. The suggestion was players getting their hands-on pirate-modified Upwell tech for smaller, cheaper, faster deploying structures. They would be considered for short-term use, Wormhole day tripping, expeditions into Low and Null – the sort of thing I’ve been looking for. The “Potential” bit in the title chokes off any real excitement, but this is something I would really like to see and would use. It was something I was doing with Small POS in the past, and felt the current available Structures failed to provide a similar function.

There was also a cryptic slide / comment about the possibility of the Observatory Structure impacting Local Chat. Something a roving Hermit needs to be aware of. And there was also something about what would be happening to the POS related BPO, which I have a collection of.

*Sigh* Looks like I will have to watch the presentation after all.