[17:40] <ccp_fozzie> Hey guys, I'm writing up a small dev blog about the contracts stuff to bring some attention to it for anyone who doesn't read the patch notes or test server forums
[17:40] <ccp_fozzie> I'm probably gonna throw out a mention of https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6589929#post6589929 https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6589929#post6589929 assuming @cassie_helio doesn't mind, since it's a cool program that highlights stuff that players are doing with the feature
[17:41] <ccp_fozzie> do the other courier service people want to make any statements for me to include as well? equal opportunity
[17:41] <ccp_fozzie> doesn't have to be an equivalent program, just whatever citadel contract related stuff you'd like the blog to mention from your services
[17:43] <ccp_fozzie> FYI the plan right now is for a second iteration of the contracts feature that will include both the ability to place stuff in a citadel from outside, and a visual warning that a courier contract contains a container before you accept it
[17:43] <ccp_fozzie> with the understanding that those combined should help make lives easier for you courier service people and expand your options
[18:01] <cassie_helio> That's awesome!!! I do not mind at all, thanks for that.
[18:31] <cassie_helio> About those 2nd iteration changes, yes that is a powerful combination that will allow us to be more flexible in our hauling services.
[18:34] <cassie_helio> I very much look forward to those features and it solves a lot of the issues.
[18:56] <steveronuken> oh nice :smile:
[19:01] <nasantha> @ccp_fozzie: I'll attempt to get something your way ASAP. I just need to confirm some details
[19:01] <ccp_fozzie> yup if you get me something to link to in the next 48 hours or so I'll include it
[19:58] <nasantha> Also, are there any plans to include citadels in API/Crest in some way to see where the citadel is located and who the owner is at the very least? All we get at the moment is the station id but it does not tie back to known stations (obviously) and so there is no way to get this information (that anyone who I have asked is aware of at least). It would be helpful for our automated systems if this was possible.
[20:22] <nasantha> @ccp_fozzie: The following are to be the service options from New Evolution Express for Citadels come the patch tomorrow. We are hoping to make sure Highsec Citadel trade is as open for business as possible. It is rather ambitious so we will see how it works over the coming few days and weeks. https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6590227#post6590227 https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6590227#post6590227
[21:32] <kennethfeld> Any chance we ever see "Deliver to" in station??
[21:33] <kennethfeld> personally, that is a better feature than contracts
[21:33] <ccp_fozzie> probably not
[21:33] <ccp_fozzie> in fact the deliver to function is causing us other problems
[21:33] <kennethfeld> Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
[21:33] <ccp_fozzie> and may end up having to get removed someday depending on how some investigation goes
[21:33] <kennethfeld> that sounds like a precurser to we are going to remove it after contracts are in
[21:34] <kennethfeld> damn
[21:34] <kennethfeld> shit
[21:35] <ccp_fozzie> I'm interested in hearing about use cases for it
[21:35] <kennethfeld> Hmm, that almost sounds like some official shit...like rmt or some crap not being able to be traced
[21:35] <ccp_fozzie> we asked the CSM to find us people who use it regularly, and they have been unable to find anything significant so far
[21:35] <kennethfeld> Official cases for me, is i have a high sec industry corp, a nullsec industry corp and they all interface with PL in some capacity
[21:36] <kennethfeld> fucking noobman never asked me shit and I never see bobman
[21:36] <kennethfeld> oh well
[21:36] <kennethfeld> but having 40+ accounts (although, only 16 subbed currently) in 3 corps all providing servicers to a different, all for the purpose of providing goods to one group
[21:37] <kennethfeld> ESPECIALLY once manufacturing arrays are in the game
[21:37] <ccp_fozzie> no decision has been made yet, we may end up re-using part of it for the "deposit stuff from outside the citadel" function in which case we'd need tjo find a solution for the problems
[21:37] <kennethfeld> cause the nullsec group is almost constantly under wardec, so the high sec group buys stuff and delivers to the nullsec group, that builds and delivers to PL pilot to put up for sale
[21:38] <kennethfeld> day 1 of slack, first question i asked nullarbor - assumign we were startign with a clean slate was "Shared" hangars amongst alts in citadels
[21:39] <kennethfeld> he said he couldn't due to having to rely on ancient asset system, next month, easily the most asked question by almost everyone joining the channel
[21:39] <kennethfeld> it is still asked, albiet less frequently today
[22:17] <kennethfeld> now, if wardecs are gotten under control or some other things change, I am not sure how that may affect the need, but for now. I use it alot and often