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LeCattez
Posted - 2009.09.26 14:25:00 - [1]
 

Hello,

I have looked around the forums on what to try out next and I stumbled upon exploration. That lead me to search google to see if there was any information and I found a guide which explained what I would need to explore/probe decently (Guide).

If I want to try this out, do I need a covert op ship to do the probing or can I just use my upcoming Drake and put a probe on with lowest skills? (all in high-sec)
Is it possible to find anything at all in High-sec with a probe or does it take ages? (better skills = better chance of finding something, but is it still low/slow?)

Thanks,
LeCattez

Letrange
Minmatar
Red Horizon Inc
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2009.09.26 14:29:00 - [2]
 

while your skills are catching up I suggest probing with an astrometrics frigate (Heron, Probe, Magnate, or Imicus) since that has bonuses to probing on the hull. Try it out and see if you find anything.

LeCattez
Posted - 2009.09.26 14:44:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: LeCattez on 26/09/2009 14:47:05
I suppose this is what I should look at Probing skills.

Edit: Ah, I'll take a look at those frigates as well!

Horchan
Gallente
Posted - 2009.09.26 16:17:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: LeCattez
and I found a guide which explained what I would need to explore/probe decently (Guide).

Just so you know, that link is very out of date, the probing mechanics have changed. For more up to date info on probing mechanics, read this.

Zartanic
Posted - 2009.09.27 00:00:00 - [5]
 

You don't need covert ops at all although its nice to have. As well as skills you can fit Gravity Capacitor Upgrade rigs and use Sisters probes and launchers, which can be got from their LP shop. These give very good bonuses.

You should also consider training Hacking and Archaeology for those sites. The training times are long right now but apparently they are being substantially reduced in the next patch.

You can fit a regular ship with probes and you may want to if you do Wormholes. Its just trickier to scan stuff down.


 

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