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Well, Kali has "Invention", which will be out eventually. And ship rigging.

Invention & Reverse Engineering Ė Initially for Kali1 we wonít have reverse engineering. Thatís when you take an item apart and hope to be able to figure out how it was put together in hopes of making a blueprint out of it. What we do have is Invention. Thatís when you take a T1 BPC, some Datacores, a Data Interface and some optional stuff like tech 1 items and Decryptors then mix it all up and hope that they output a tech 2 BPC. Thatís right; you can research for a specific T2 BPC with invention. The Data Interfaces are built out of items acquired through mini-professions like hacking. The real clincher is that the Datacores are bought from your research agents in exchange for research points. My fear here is that now with some work players will be able to have all the T2 gear they want but maybe itís time that T2 become a sort of baseline.

Salvaging & Ship Rigging Ė This feature has me pretty excited because it addresses one thing thatís always bugged me about EVE. When your ship blows up a pristine can floats in space with some modules inside it. This immersion breaking feature will be no more when Kali1 hits. When your ship blows up a smoldering wreck will be left behind. The wreck will have a few modules intact of course but will also have other items of value only extractable by a skilled salvager. These new items such as Fluid Chips and Diagnostics Circuits are used to build Rigs. Rigs work like implants do but for ships. Once you install a Rig in your ship you canít remove it. Repackaging your ship destroys the Rig. Rigs give bonuses to various aspects of a ship. The Launcher Processor Rig gives a bonus to CPU need for all missile launchers while the Repair Efficacy Rig increases the repair amount of armor repairers. When Kali1 hits all T1 ships will be given 2 slots for ship modification and T2 ships get 3 slots. My main fears with the Rigs are that some combination will be found that makes some ship overpowered or that weíll see some new cookie-cutter gank setup.
It doesnt say it in that blog, but I thought I read someplace that there was a way to get named t1 items from unnamed t1 items.

Originally Posted by RazorWind
Forgive my ignorance, but

1. What is BoB? Is that a corp?

2. The "BPO" items are rare, and can be modified, but the named ones are sort of pre-modified already? I guess my question here is what about the BPOs is special, other than obviously rarity?
BoB is a big alliance. They control a lot of the southwest of the galaxy.

Tech 2 BPOs are rare. They arent modified. You can buy any Tech 1 BPO off the market. You can research both to make is so you can build them faster, and with fewer resources.
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Last edited by Xcobita; 08-08-2006 at 08:10 AM.. Reason: You cant get Expanded Cargo 1 BPOs though
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