New Eden’s major pirate groups soon realized that Upwell’s Sotiyo-class Engineering Complex could be repurposed very quickly as a fortified shipyard. This idea proved particularly suitable for those pirate organizations increasing the output of their capital shipbuilding programs.
Sotiyo-class structures that have been converted to pirate shipyards are formidable targets that are the center of major pirate activity. They are guarded by pirate fleets and are capable of calling in additional response forces.
The capsuleer fleet that inflicts the most damage on a pirate shipyard will receive an ISK reward, with individual pilots potentially receiving up to 150,000,000 ISK each.