April release deployment information
The April release brings a whole host of balance changes to New Eden including long awaited tweaks to remote repir modules as well as balancing across a range of capital and subcapital hulls and modules.
In addition to this, the April release will see the next iteration on the war declaration changes, which includes the removal of neutral remote repair assistance, in preparation for further changes as we roll toward the summer.
Remote repair changes
In the April release, CCP is introducing a new system for all remote repair and remote capacitor transfer modules which will reduce their effectiveness as more are used on the same target.
This change is designed to promote more destruction in EVE’s largest battles where capital and super-capital defensive capabilities have been extremely strong.
Several balance changes will be coming in this April release targeted towards Capital Ship operations.
High Angle Weaponry damage application from Titans is halved. Fighter damage application against all smaller targets is also reduced. The Networked Sensor Array will now disallow ship warp while it is active. And Ship Insurance prices have been adjusted reducing payouts also affecting standard capital ships and supercarriers.
Also coming this spring is a hefty set of sub-capital changes aimed at giving new life to laser platforms as well as some small adjustments for a few of EVE’s biggest performers.
Medium Beam Lasers receive increased ranges, as well an increase in large energy turret damage for the Abaddon. And the Harbinger, Cyclone, Caracal Navy Issue, Vexor Navy Issue, Gila, Ferox, and Corax all receive a balance pass increasing their effectiveness for some ships, while decreasing effectiveness for others.
War Declaration Balance - Part Three
The April release will include the next highly anticipated step in the war declarations revamp: the removal of neutral assistance from highsec wars. CONCORD and the Crimewatch system will now prevent third parties from interfering in war combat through remote repair and command bursts. As always, Safety Settings at either yellow or green will ensure that logistics pilots avoid any unwanted CONCORD entanglements.
Read the full patch notes here.