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Killaria Semantia
Caldari
The Exquisite Continuum
Posted - 2008.01.14 05:14:00 - [1]
 

I'm pretty savvy with the Internet and can find almost any information I need.

However I'm having a ***** of a time finding information about snanning down cosmic anomalys with the directional scanner.

Can someone explain to me how best to do it?

Conq Er
Lucky Traders ltd
Posted - 2008.01.14 06:02:00 - [2]
 

You need to use the "On Board Scanner" and select "Cosmic Anomlay" (CTRL+F11->System Scanner tab). You need to be near planets to find anomalies. From what I understand it is not chance based like probed plexes.

TheOnlyProphet
Amarr
Altus Provisio
Posted - 2008.01.14 06:33:00 - [3]
 

Cosmic Anomallys are one of the types of "Cosmic Signatures" you can find with your on-board scanners or by using scan probes.

I believe there are 5 types of cosmic signature...Radar, Ladar, Gravimetric, Magnetometric, and unknown.

Cosmic Anomallys fall into the unknown category.
They usually consist of a little pocket in deadspace where there are a few rats but not much else.

The real benefit from your on-board scanners comes from using scan probes. Using scan probes, you can locate anything from other players, and P.O.S.es, to hidden asteroid belts, and treasure rooms.

Scan Probing can be tedious and time consuming but can pay off in the form of things like belts full of Omber in high sec, etc...

Hope I helped
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Babel
Utopian Research I.E.L.
Hedonistic Imperative
Posted - 2008.01.14 11:16:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Babel on 14/01/2008 11:19:21
Hmm .. Conq Er is 90% correct [there is a slight random aspect], TheOnlyProphet is 90% incorrect with reference to anomalies :D Cosmic anomalies are not Cosmic sigs at all, you wont catch them with scan probes as 'unknown' [anymore \o/].
So, without full-on exploration skills the easiest and quickest way to find them is to warp over to each planet in a system and use On-Board Scanner, scan for Cosmic Anomaly :)
If you are doing 'real' scan-probe exploration as well however, add them along with Cosmic Sigs on yr first few quest scans and they'll all show up on solarsys map :)

Babel
Utopian Research I.E.L.
Hedonistic Imperative
Posted - 2008.01.14 11:25:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Babel on 14/01/2008 11:26:49
Oops ..... just re-read the OP :P

If you mean you cant find anything about scanning down anomalies with the Directional Scanner, then no, that could only be half-done before [by reducing angle, having Cosmic Anomaly ticked in overview settings, and just getting a basic idea of where anomalies are] ..... Now, can't be done at all as even w. Cosmic Anomaly ticked on overview, they won't show remotely with directional scanner, just like wrecks, rats etc don't either ....

... Actually reading the OP and taking in what it says FTW ! ... Twisted Evil

Ter Fordal
Posted - 2008.01.14 14:46:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Ter Fordal on 14/01/2008 14:47:38
Cosmic Anomalies will be found within 4au of any planet. You can use the on-board scanner but the best sites are difficult to find so you will probably be better using Quest probes to search for them. Drop quests in a way such that within 4au of each planet is covered and then run the scan. It may take several scans to find them all.

hehe, reading skillz ftw. After Trinity it is no longer to scan for them with the directional scanner so you need to use to on-board scanner or exploration probes.

gghost
The Initiative.
Posted - 2008.01.14 17:54:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: gghost on 14/01/2008 17:56:07
Does it matter at what planet i scan for cosmic anomalies?
or do they spawn near every planet in system?
Can i train skills to get better results in cosmic anomaly scanning?
Has anybody found more than a medium anomaly in a 0.5 system?

i dont mean the sites found with probes, this is what i call exploration, i talk about onboardscanner anomalies.

Angel DeMorphis
Gallente
Posted - 2008.01.14 18:57:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: gghost
Edited by: gghost on 14/01/2008 17:56:07
Does it matter at what planet i scan for cosmic anomalies?
or do they spawn near every planet in system?
Can i train skills to get better results in cosmic anomaly scanning?
Has anybody found more than a medium anomaly in a 0.5 system?

i dont mean the sites found with probes, this is what i call exploration, i talk about onboardscanner anomalies.


They can spawn near any planet in a system, but not guaranteed to have one near any particular planet. (Not sure if they spawn in 1.0 - 0.9, but have seen them in lower.)

Not sure if the Astrometric Pinpointing and Astrometric Triangulation skills help with the on-board scanner, but if they do, those are the only ones.

gghost
The Initiative.
Posted - 2008.01.15 08:11:00 - [9]
 

thanks

BlondieBC
Minmatar
Galactic Exploration and Missions
Posted - 2008.01.15 16:46:00 - [10]
 

I found this site useful for beginners:

http://evevault.ign.com/View.php?view=Guides.Detail&id=4

Rolf Smith
Caldari
Shiva
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.01.16 15:58:00 - [11]
 

Easy mode rat hunting.

1. Go into a system with a decent number of asteroid belts and warp to each one checking for spawns.

2. Every time you drop warp into a belt have your onboard scanner queued up to detect Cosmic Anomalies and click Analyze while you kill any spawns.

3. The scan is good for a 5 AU radius around your ship. And if it comes up with a Cosmic Anomaly, you can right-click and warp to the location.

Happy ratting.

notaway
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2008.01.21 15:03:00 - [12]
 

Yes Rolf has it right--that's how I do it also. They sometimes disappear but typically return and watch out cause depending on who was there before u, the spawns can get more and more difficult. I once warped in to a cosmic anomally I had found previously and it was all bs's at that point (.3 system).

Crooster Nakamura
Posted - 2008.01.25 00:55:00 - [13]
 


Heres how i did it. First used a multispectral frequency probe, to see if there was a anomolie at all, got an unknown. Placed a quest probe at each planet. Then chose all of them (shift+select) and found a abandoned drone factory with some low yielding rats. Was it the unknown i had found, or something else?

How do i find treasure rooms and fat rats etc?

Crystalyne
The Arrow Project
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.01.25 01:09:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Crooster Nakamura

Heres how i did it. First used a multispectral frequency probe, to see if there was a anomolie at all, got an unknown. Placed a quest probe at each planet. Then chose all of them (shift+select) and found a abandoned drone factory with some low yielding rats. Was it the unknown i had found, or something else?

How do i find treasure rooms and fat rats etc?


Well if you are doing generic exploration then this works. Quest probes can find CA sites.. but that is expensive in time and probes depending on size of system. Since you are already warping to planets to place probes .. just run the on-board scanner and find anomolies that way.

As for treasure rooms and fat rats.. that's where full-on exploration comes in via radar sites and unknown combat sites. this takes some tiem in skills investment and time scanning them down.

Crooster Nakamura
Posted - 2008.01.25 01:15:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Crooster Nakamura on 25/01/2008 01:19:31
Originally by: Crystalyne
Originally by: Crooster Nakamura

Heres how i did it. First used a multispectral frequency probe, to see if there was a anomolie at all, got an unknown. Placed a quest probe at each planet. Then chose all of them (shift+select) and found a abandoned drone factory with some low yielding rats. Was it the unknown i had found, or something else?

How do i find treasure rooms and fat rats etc?


Well if you are doing generic exploration then this works. Quest probes can find CA sites.. but that is expensive in time and probes depending on size of system. Since you are already warping to planets to place probes .. just run the on-board scanner and find anomolies that way.

As for treasure rooms and fat rats.. that's where full-on exploration comes in via radar sites and unknown combat sites. this takes some tiem in skills investment and time scanning them down.


What does CA sites mean? What do you mean by "full-on exploration"? Whats radar sites, unknown combat sites? Why would it take time and skill to find these?

Followed this instructional video:

http://www.lebonetz.ch/downloads/Exploration_By_DNightmare.wmv


Shdaimes
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.02.06 18:28:00 - [16]
 

How are the chance to find a signature in 0.0 ?

I just scanned 10 planets and found none.

Nitemare111
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.02.06 23:33:00 - [17]
 

Don't use the directional scanner. Ship scanner in normal mode works for anomalies. Scan launcher and scan probes for other sites.

There's no guarantee there's any sites of any kind in a given system. Problem is, you won't find this out until after you scan near every planet. Even then, someone might have already hit it, but didn't finish the site.

This is the reason most explorers have wet bars in their pods. You really want to drink heavily after spending a couple hours trying to track down a site, just to find someone else already mostly emptied it.

Ulstan
Posted - 2008.02.07 14:45:00 - [18]
 

Quote:
This is the reason most explorers have wet bars in their pods. You really want to drink heavily after spending a couple hours trying to track down a site, just to find someone else already mostly emptied it.



Yep! Wish the despawn mechanics were a lot faster.


 

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