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Annaahr
Posted - 2011.01.01 09:03:00 - [1]
 

I hear people talking about how great exploration is.. and I wanna try it myself. But what do I need to know, and what do I need to get started?

thank you

Space Pinata
Amarr
Discount Napkin Industries
Posted - 2011.01.01 09:48:00 - [2]
 

You can get started by training astrometrics to 4 (I believe). The other astrometrics skills help too.

Fit a core probe launcher to something, buy some core probes, and wander around dropping them.

You need four probes to probe out everything except anomalies, which one probe hits 100% of the time. One probe will tell you if there are any signatures though.

Highsec exploration won't be too profitable, unless you do wormholes, which involves leaving highsec to enter the wormhole. Laughing

So, if you want to explore k-space, you'll prolly want to go into low or nullsec. Lowsec can be decent money; complexes with lots of BS rats and then faction loot. It's hit or miss. Sometimes you get trash, sometimes you make a few hundred million. Sometimes you get an escalation to another site. Know how to not die, of course.

If you want to go into w-space, same deal, just find a wormhole. If you google wormhole signatures you can find out what class of w-space you found. Class 1 and class 2 are soloable. You'll need a well tanked battlecruiser and a salvager to run these, they're quite profitable.

Other that combat sites, you'll sometimes find RADAR and Magnetometric which pay pretty well. Not as well as combat usually, but they're easy and quick and guaranteed to put out at least a bit. Ladar are usually trash because lolGas. Gravimetric are mining.

Grav sites are good. If you're a miner. If not, ignore them.

Anomalies in nullsec and w-space are good. Not sure about lowsec anomalies, but I've had BS spawns in them, so you might want to consider it...


Annaahr
Posted - 2011.01.01 10:31:00 - [3]
 

nice guide ;) I'll get to it.

Zi'Boo
Posted - 2011.01.01 10:32:00 - [4]
 

Recently (or not so recently, I haven't been paying attention) CCP has added a new tutorial agent that explains exploration (check my bio for agent locations).

But generally what you'll need is:
- a ship with core probe launcher (preferably a cov ops ship, and maybe sisters launchers and probes, you'll even get the launcher and probes during tutorial)
- a combat ship, that will allow you to clear sites (drake works fine for the low sec ones)
- optionally a ship with salvager, codebreaker and analyzer if you want those profession sites.
- lots of luck when it comes to drops and site locations
- depending where you're going to explore you may need a couple friends (or alts) to be able to complete the sites, as some of them have overwhelming dps and cap neutralizing towers.

Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2011.01.01 10:42:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Annaahr
I hear people talking about how great exploration is.. and I wanna try it myself. But what do I need to know, and what do I need to get started?

thank you


Wait. Let me get this straight. You want to try exploration, and yet your first instinct was to ask someone to spoon feed you? How is this not a troll?

spy4631
Posted - 2011.01.01 11:01:00 - [6]
 

jesus... so many haters in eve it is unbelievable.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2011.01.01 11:07:00 - [7]
 

There's a nice guide to exploration in the EVElopedia.

Ko0koo
Posted - 2011.01.01 11:13:00 - [8]
 

You don't need astrometrics to 4 numb numbnuts. I would discount everything he said because of this.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.01.01 11:26:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Ko0koo
You don't need astrometrics to 4 numb numbnuts. I would discount everything he said because of this.
Any skill worth training is worth training to IV. Also, Astrometrics IV opens up Astrometric Pinpointing, which makes life a whole lot easier.

So the advice is good.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2011.01.01 12:02:00 - [10]
 

The advice is relatively sound, as Tippia said.

Training Astrometrics to 4 opens up Astrometric Pinpointing, and I'd train Astrometric Acquisition and Astrometric Rangefinding too.

Practise probing in hisec, using an astrometrics frigate (i.e.: Magnate, Imicus, Probe or Heron) to probe down drones in mission-running systems. You'll find the occasional radar site, 3/10 or 4/10 DED site, and other things of interest along the way.

Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.01.01 12:43:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: spy4631
jesus... so many haters in eve it is unbelievable.


So many to hate, so little time...

Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2011.01.01 12:43:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: spy4631
jesus... so many haters in eve it is unbelievable.


Ya dog, I's a h8r str8t up. Bro wants in on the exploramification, check it. But he don't want to explore for an answer, what what? That **** is wack yo! And I be all like, wtf dog? You gots ta have a mindset for explorin', ya feel me? Ur toons skills don't help yah think of how to explore, str8t up. So I be all like, this muth****er is buggin', str8t up. Cause if he ain't, he faded like a muth****a, yah feelin' me brah?

There, is that an explanation of my position on the matter you can understand?

spy4631
Posted - 2011.01.01 13:12:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Halcyon Ingenium
Originally by: spy4631
jesus... so many haters in eve it is unbelievable.


Ya dog, I's a h8r str8t up. Bro wants in on the exploramification, check it. But he don't want to explore for an answer, what what? That **** is wack yo! And I be all like, wtf dog? You gots ta have a mindset for explorin', ya feel me? Ur toons skills don't help yah think of how to explore, str8t up. So I be all like, this muth****er is buggin', str8t up. Cause if he ain't, he faded like a muth****a, yah feelin' me brah?

There, is that an explanation of my position on the matter you can understand?


Oh dear. Oh poor boy, I really feel sorry for you I really do.

Reported your above post btw, so now I feel even more sorry for you. Ah well, too bad.

Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.01.01 13:43:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: spy4631
Reported your above post btw, so now I feel even more sorry for you. Ah well, too bad.


Dawww, look at the little keyboard warrior...ain't he just the cutest?

I hope Shadow is doing the moderation today, I really do...

Ko0koo
Posted - 2011.01.01 13:44:00 - [15]
 

Why would you explore when you can join a 0.0 corp and rat? You get like 1000000 ISK per bounty and there are limitless rats. They'll let you bot to just don't tell them your botting

Aunty Nora
Posted - 2011.01.01 13:52:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Aunty Nora on 01/01/2011 13:54:08
Originally by: Halcyon Ingenium
Originally by: spy4631
jesus... so many haters in eve it is unbelievable.


Ya dog, I's a h8r str8t up. Bro wants in on the exploramification, check it. But he don't want to explore for an answer, what what? That **** is wack yo! And I be all like, wtf dog? You gots ta have a mindset for explorin', ya feel me? Ur toons skills don't help yah think of how to explore, str8t up. So I be all like, this muth****er is buggin', str8t up. Cause if he ain't, he faded like a muth****a, yah feelin' me brah?

There, is that an explanation of my position on the matter you can understand?



you just started by guessing then did you ?
no one here finds your **** sense of humour even vaguely amusing, now FOBTW you filthy american dog.

Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2011.01.01 13:59:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Halcyon Ingenium on 01/01/2011 14:28:55
Originally by: Aunty Nora
you just started by guessing then did you ?


One last chance to get my point across.

Acrior
Posted - 2011.01.01 14:34:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Halcyon Ingenium
Edited by: Halcyon Ingenium on 01/01/2011 14:28:55
Originally by: Aunty Nora
you just started by guessing then did you ?


One last chance to get my point across.

meh, why do you even bother.

Halcyon Ingenium
Caldari
Bene Gesserit ChapterHouse
Sanctuary Pact
Posted - 2011.01.01 14:45:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Acrior
Originally by: Halcyon Ingenium
Edited by: Halcyon Ingenium on 01/01/2011 14:28:55
Originally by: Aunty Nora
you just started by guessing then did you ?


One last chance to get my point across.

meh, why do you even bother.


Despite the cynicism and sarcasm I nurture a secret (and likely stupid) optimism that the lazy and stupid are not totally irredeemable.


 

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