EVE Online Fanfest Report: Revelations I (Kali) and White Wolf (Page 3 of 3)
The salvage skill is applied to the wreckage and as the name implies: lets you find loot. On top of all the regular loot that has always been there, players also find components to make rigs, another new addition to the game.
Rigs are statistical modifiers players can build and permanently add to their ships. Be careful, as in their initial incarnation there are only three (in the future, they may allow it to go up to eight, but not in Revelations I) and they cannot be removed without destroying them. Typical rigs provide a tradeoff. For example, it makes the ship 10% better at an offensive skill, but 10% worse at a defensive one. To remove them, players can repackage their ship, but they will lose all the rigs they had applied.
Invent Damint, Invent!
Invention allows players to take a Tech 1 blueprint, data-cores and other optional components to make limited use blueprints for Tech 2 versions of those items. Data-cores are only on the market through research agents and purchased not with ISK, but with the points they had earned in that field. Those points previously had no use save to enter them in the Tech 2 blueprint lottery. Ward called them losing lottery tickets.
Players take those data cores, blueprints and decryptors (which are looted) to invent the Tech 2 blueprints. The decryptors are a group of items that alter the value or roll of the process. For example, one may increase the number of rolls a player gets to invent a useable blueprint, while another may give less rolls, but increase the probability of making something useful. While the blueprints vary in quality and invented ones require far more raw materials to create Tech 2 objects, the actual objects themselves are equal to those created by the original inventors. The intent is to bring prices down without completely undermining the market. Their solution gives the original blueprint holders a distinct advantage, but removes their monopoly.
It's not that complicated... really!
Vivox: I hear you!
More to come...