by Thane Carios
(Solrain Core) Changes in Conflux spawn patterns has begun to raise concerns among pilots. There have been confirmed changes in spawn behaviors in a number of sectors — in some instances, the spawn strength has decreased, but in the majority of cases, pilots have been seeing higher-level Conflux drones appearing.
“This is nothing to worry about,” said Carlo Adiar, Asst. Director of Conflux Studies at TRI Corporation. “We have seen Conflux patterns change periodically and see no particular threat-pattern here.”
When asked whether there was any increased concern because Antiflux production has not been restored, Adiar said, “Some people just love panic. Our surveys found that, conservatively, there are enough Antiflux in private markets to sustain the pilot population for at least 17 months. Hopefully, we can get Amananth to communicate with us again during that time. And if not . . . well, we survived without Antiflux for a long time. Maybe we can look into bringing back the Abattis”
The Antiflux ECM, was first produced by Amananth 103.3. Production has been halted since explosions damaged the Antiflux production facilities at Amananth on 117.2.11. Attempts by an eight-member corporate engineering partnership were unsuccessful.
“I don’t think this is something to panic about,” said conflux expert Prof. Athena ShaiDen of Sutonia University. “Nor do I think it is something to be dismissed. We need to closely monitor the situation and study the changed sectors. The fact is that pilot populations are way down and it would be foolish to believe the Conflux have not noticed.”
So far, the sectors confirmed to have increased Conflux spawns are Aman Hook, Blasted Corner, Bronci Rift, Hyperion Gate, Main Gate and The Stith.