Rixx Javix posted the top six things he was looking forward to in Rubicon. I thought I would do the same.
#1. New mobile deployable units. Mostly the mobile depot (now that it allows swapping of T3 subsystems), but I am also excited to play with the tractor beam and maybe even the siphon. I rarely loot or salvage when I run sites, but the tractor beam may make that worthwhile. Especially the higher end drone sites. They may provide me with the varieties of minerals that I need for the small amount of lowsec manufacturing that I do.
#2. Ghost sites. These look like fun. I already like to speed hack and I usually do it in a combat capable ship so this is right up my alley.
#3. Stratios and Asteros. They look cool and I think they will be great for up and coming explorers. Unfortunately, I have shield and missile skills, not drone and armor skills. It will be a couple of months before I can capably fly either of these ships. I am toying with the idea of starting an alt with dual training just to fly the Asteros. It would be good blog fodder. I am also going to switch my training over to fly the Stratios on my main. I am concerned that these ships are a predecessor to nerfing T3’s.
#4. The changes to Rapid Light Assault Missiles and the new Rapid Heavy Assault Missiles. I am curious to see how these play out. Burst dps has never been a strength for missile users so it is nice to have that option. I have some Caracal fits that I would like to try. Some very cheap lowsec PVP opportunities. I might even try some covert Tengu fits with the rapid lights.
#5. Implant manufacturing. I guess this is really a subset of the Ghost sites, but my character is build around the idea of exploring space, finding blueprints, and building them. He has a combination of science and industry skills just for this purpose. I find it improves the margins I get on site drops.
#6. Highsec exploration sites now appearing in lowsec. On the one hand, this means there is a lot more signatures that I will have to sort through and skip when I am roaming in my Tengu. On the other hand, I do miss doing some of the highsec sites and if I find some close to my supply base, it would be fun to run them for the variety. I’ll have to move in a couple of frigates.
I only wish I had more time to play!