Last week was likely a surprising one for the miners of EVE Online, as Veldspar and Spodumain rocks were abruptly removed from the asteroid belts of null sec systems. In a dev blog on Friday, CCP Games admitted to orchestrating the change, explaining other adjustments made and the reasons why. Not only were these two resources wiped from null sec, but the quantity of ore for levels three, four and five asteroid Anomalies in null sec were reduced by 33%, 50%, and 66% respectively in order to “vastly” lower the availability of certain ores in these areas.
These sudden changes are part of a larger plan to redistribute resources across the game in the coming weeks and months. Furthermore, there’s a chance that many of these adjustments will be just as sudden and unannounced as Tuesday’s tweaks.
“This marks the beginning of the EVE resource distribution overhaul that will be taking place in the coming weeks and months,” the studio wrote. “The element of mystery and sense of discovery when things change in New Eden without notice is something awesome to behold, therefore some of the adjustments planned will be sudden like the ones that occurred on 17 December.”
That said, not every change will be done on the sly. “It is also understood that certain changes require precise communication in advance in order to give pilots enough time to prepare, so other more gradual plans that exist for changes will be communicated in this fashion,” explains the post. With that said, perhaps look forward to another round of chaos.