The second major Eve content patch of 2008 (totally free BTW) is coming down on Nov 11th. The features list is decent and I thought I would give my quick assessment of each one.
Stackless IO & Eve64 - Performance enhancements already deployed, reports are the improvements are great for large battles. I approve.
Alchemy - Meh. Remains to be seen if it has an impact on moon material prices.
Orca and Industrial changes - Orca good, but transport changes I'm still lukewarm on. Remains to be seen.
- Movable HUD - YES, about time!
- Weapon Linking - Hell yeah, love it!
- Module Activation timers - How did we survive without you!? Such a small change but huge impact.
Speed Rebalanced - AKA Nano nerf. I've come out on the side of supporting this one before, and I welcome our slower overloards.
Cheaper Bombs - Sure, why not? Get more use out of stealth bombers.
Certificates - I can feel my OCD ramping up already.
Medals - Nice touch, I approve.
New in game music tracks - *Yawn*
New Stargates - Ooooohhhhh, shiny!
Autopilot Advoidance System - Useful addition.
Assembly Array Upgrades - Interesting, but not too relevant to me.
Enhanced ETC Secure trading - Very interesting, have to watch how this evolves further.
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All in all I'm looking forward to this patch, lots of little things to fool around with and increase the depth of the experience.