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Friday, August 1, 2014

POS Management - An Exercise in Nighmares

Imagine running an industrial division with about two dozen corporation members utilizing the facilities.   Then imagine having so few options to pass out roles that it becomes a nightmare trying to balance hanger divisions, user groups and theft prevention.  Yes, that is EVE.  CCP has refused to address these issues and with Crius here, more and more people flock to industry.  Why hasn't CCP addressed these issues?  I don't know, but it is has been problematic from the onset of the POS introduction.  The newer players might not realize how difficult it is for the leadership to make the right changes to streamline access.

Here is an example.  With roles, or titles, you can grant permission to people, en masse to be able to use specific offices and thus not allowing access to HQ or other offices.  That is done correctly.  I won't go on a long rant about how the corp role management still sucks, but not having an option to set access levels per POS is just blatantly negligent and an extremely myopic view by CCP.  

I would be happy with the above addendum to roles until the UI can be overhauled.  It is becoming more and more an issue.  While you can set up each structure to be accessible by corp, alliance, fuel tech and starbase manager, it doesn't always work the way you want it to.  My contention is that removing the slot limitation, it does open the door a little more, but certainly not enough.  If you need to run multiple POSs or just have members that want their own spike, its not good.  

While I don't have any other suggestions, the one I have offered above would go a long way to make management a little more tolerable.