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Recently Eve added Player owned Customs Offices (POCOs) outside of high-sec.

By default, Interbus owns the Customs Offices outside of High-sec until a player comes along and destroys it, and then replaces it.

Reading the instructions for the new POCOs, I wasn't sure if there would be any faction standing penalty for destroying the default Interbus Customs Offices.

Is there any standing hit for destroying an Interbus Customs Office outside of High-sec?

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From the devblog announcing the Player owned customs offices:

The new deployment plan:

  • The highsec Customs Offices are transferred to CONCORD as previously planned
  • Ownership of all lowsec, 0.0 and wormhole Customs Offices is transferred to NPC corp “Interbus”
  • The Interbus Customs Offices can be used for PI or shot down (without standing or security penalty)
  • Interbus Customs Offices will not be de-spawned, they will remain until destroyed by players
  • The Interbus Corporation will charge slightly more tax than CONCORD and we will continue to monitor the tax rates for both CONCORD and Interbus

So there seems to be no standing penalty for shooting down an Interbus-owned Customs Office.

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The penalty for destroying an Interbus POCO is that you have to spend six hours in a battleship configured purely for DPS, sitting still, in lowsec, at a point that doesn't have to be scanned down. Hours of boredom, seconds of terror, frozen corpse in orbit forever :) –  mjfgates Jan 9 '12 at 12:21
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