Unless you’ve been docked up in a POS in the farthest reaches of wormhole space for the last six months, you’ve probably already heard about the major update coming to Eve Online at downtime on June 5. All player constructed faction outposts and nullsec conquerable stations will be replaced with new, one-time-only faction fortizars with a variety of different bonuses. Full details can be found in this CCP devblog post.
CCP have stated that they expect over three hours of downtime on June 5 to allow time to move the following items:
Moving more than 53,300,000 inventory items.
Moving more than 75,800 market orders.
Moving more than 33,000 contracts.
Taking care of more than 240,000 bookmarks.
In the past, even expected long downtime periods involving large movements in the database have resulted in longer than expected downtimes with countless resets and issues when the servers do finally come back online. A large number of unpredictable outcomes can result from such major changes, and service may be disrupted for most of the day.
For June 5, it may be a good idea to take some time off from Eve for a while. Don’t plan to make all your ISK to pay back your loan sharks on Tuesday. Consider planning your corporation’s strategic objectives for another time. Maybe leave that brand new supercarrier docked up for another day. At the very least, keep an eye out for updates from CCP, and as always, don’t undock anything you aren’t willing to lose.