The (Unregulated) Update

unregulated-updateVol. II, No. 6 – by Ares Kiden

Oct Core Bombarded by Flux

Oct Core was attacked by Conflux on 7.5 with the station sustaining some minor damage.  Apparently the Conflux attacked outbuildings first, but there has been not official report on any damage there.  They also attacked the station and were trying to do something at the ETP.  This was the largest station attack we have seen in quite some time.  You have to wonder if this was random or if Flux aggression will be ramping up.

Chatty AI

For the first time in a very long time we’ve been hearing from the Amananth Station AI (aka DPDQ).  First in relation to repairing the production for the “inhibitor” (aka antiflux); and later when it apparently scolded RazorsKiss for having someone blow up an old New Dawn area in the station.  The messages were transmitted in hex — which just seems lazy to me. Continue reading

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OPL Announces Layoffs

UUNN Newswire

(Great Pillars Station)  In a statement released by OPL Spokesperson Kaeso Cosmas, the Octavius manufacturing giant said it was laying off more than 3,000 workers from its facilities on Outpost and Octavius Core station.

Due to an increasingly difficult economic situation and huge inventories, we are forced to reduce expenses.  It is not something that we do lightly.  Our workers are our lifeblood and if there was any other reasonable option, we would have taken it.

We sincerely hope that the situation will change and that we are able to hire back these loyal members of our OPL family.  But without a lot more pilots using up the equipment we produce, there is just nothing else we can do.

In addition to these layoff, we will be closing and dismantling the Duelist facility in Quantar space in the very near future.

There were no specifics provided regarding how the layoff would impact production and availability of OPL products, which include the popular Guzzler and Impeler engines, and the Makk shields — in addition to Duelists.