Thursday, March 26, 2009

Update On Probe Strengths

Last week in my Eve Masterclass - Probe Strength post I sung the praises of using the Deep Space Probes for exploration as their high strength at long ranges made it easier to nail down the types of some signatures.

Well, CCP noticed the same thing and didn't like the implications I guess.

Today' latest patch completely nerfed the base strength of Deep Space Probes from 20 to 5! A huge hit and it means that Deep Space probes are identical strength as Combat and Core probes at equivalent ranges. The end result is that the only reason to use a Deep Space Probe now is for exploration content at ranges higher than 32 AU, or ship probing at ranges over 64 AU. In other words, useless in 90% of the cases. Sigh.

I just bought some Sisters Deep Space probes last week too. Grrrr....


  1. Anonymous1:55 pm

    So much for easily narrowing down site types in W-space, though they *claim* they'll have something for that Soon(tm).

  2. Bugger! I really liked that I could get 75% hits on ships with one probe :(

  3. Hmm, guess I no longer have a reason to train Astrometrics up to 5.

  4. tell me about it... Did you know Astrogeology had nothing whatever to do with horoscopes? frakkin waste of my time.

  5. That does it, Kirith. You just have to stop blogging so they'll stop nerfing stuff. *wicked grin*