January 18, CCP released the Upwell 2.0 devblog, this generated a lot of feedback and a late-night response from CCP Fozzie on January 20. Showing that CCP is listening to feedback, CCP Fozzie today outlined three changes to the planned update for Upwell 2.0.
The Removal of the Standup GTFO: CCP have received a lot of feedback on how many issues would be raised from this module. While they had a plan to limit it to High-security space, there was generally a lack of interest in the module. CCP have therefore decided to remove the module completely for now.
Five Minute Fitting Window: The five-minute fitting window has also been removed. CCP will wait and see if there’s any change to current meta and have not ruled it out entirely at some point in the future. For now, they will to wait and see how players adapt after the update.
Extended Hull Timer: Possibly in response to the recent Keepstar fight in 9-4RP2, the final hull repair timer has now doubled for all upwell structures to 30 mins. This means that both sides have more time to position themselves as well as deal with problems during high server load fights. This does not impact the initial hull timer when anchoring a structure, this timer will remain at 15 minutes.
To be honest, I was both shocked and happy that theses changes have been made. It shows that CCP have been taking feedback on board and adjusting to feedback. if you have any feedback, please go onto the official forums and let CCP know you agree/disagree with theses changes.
CCP Fozzie is appearing on Talking In Stations over on INN Twitch (starting at 1700 UTC) to discuss the upcoming changes to structures.