Making Mountains of Molehills (2 of 10) - Eve Online Mission Guide

Updated on May 1, 2013

This guide and video walkthrough will cover the Industrial Career arc mission, Making Mountains of Molehills (2 of 10) in the video game MMO, Eve Online. Within you will find information on completing the mission objectives along with rewards and any other relevant details.

Objectives

Acquire 750 units of Tritanium (7.5m3) and deliver them to your agent.

Mission Type: Mining

*No encounter.*

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Training the mining frigate skill as soon as its granted so the ship can be flown for later missions in this chain.Due to their popularity, rookie systems, especially Uitra, tend to have their asteroid belts mined out pretty early into the day. Though jumping to a nearby system will likely lead to finding more belts with asteroids available to mine.Filling a rookie ship's hold, like the Ibis, completely with veldspar, should yield more than enough for the mission objective.
Training the mining frigate skill as soon as its granted so the ship can be flown for later missions in this chain.
Training the mining frigate skill as soon as its granted so the ship can be flown for later missions in this chain.
Due to their popularity, rookie systems, especially Uitra, tend to have their asteroid belts mined out pretty early into the day.
Due to their popularity, rookie systems, especially Uitra, tend to have their asteroid belts mined out pretty early into the day.
Though jumping to a nearby system will likely lead to finding more belts with asteroids available to mine.
Though jumping to a nearby system will likely lead to finding more belts with asteroids available to mine.
Filling a rookie ship's hold, like the Ibis, completely with veldspar, should yield more than enough for the mission objective.
Filling a rookie ship's hold, like the Ibis, completely with veldspar, should yield more than enough for the mission objective.

Overview

The second mission in the Industrial career arc chain follows up on the first by now requiring you to deliver Tritanium, a mineral refined from Veldspar and other ores, to your mission agent. Unlike previously however, you are not given a new encounter to mine the resources from, so unless you mined extra Veldspar in the previous mission, you will have to source new ore from one of the public asteroid fields, commonly located in most solar systems of Eve Online, or just buy them off the market for a small price.

The rookie systems, a term used to refer to the solar systems where career agents are located due to the type of player traffic normally found there as a result, have a tendency to have their asteroid belts stripped of resources quickly and frequently. Because of this, you will probably have to check some nearby systems, but since Veldspar is abundant throughout high sec, you shouldn't have to look far. In addition, it should only take around 100 m3 of Veldspar ore to provide you with more than enough refined Tritanium for your agent.

Note: It is beneficial and highly recommended to train the Mining Frigate skill right as you receive it, since this will allow you to fly the Venture frigate you are rewarded with sooner, for some of the upcoming missions in this chain.

On Refining

Refining or Reprocessing, is the process of taking mined ore and turning it the minerals which are used for manufacturing items in EVE. This is generally done in the npc owned stations you've been operating out of so far (at least with these missions) and find throughout the game. The vast majority have the service and offer it through a Reprocessing plant, which can be used by clicking the icon on the right hand of the screen where the station services are listed or right clicking the items you wish to refine in your inventory, and clicking the refine option. Constructed ships, modules and most other items can also be broken down into their base minerals through the same process, though they are generally worth more assembled.

The amount of minerals you receive through the refining process depends on a few things. The first is how efficient the station is, which in highsec tends to be pretty decent, with lower efficiencies generally found in lower security systems. You will also have skills that effect the return of minerals such as Refining, Advanced Refining and a slew of material specific supplemental skills. Finally your standings with the corporation that owns the station you are reprocessing at has an effect, with higher standings equating to a smaller cut taken from your return (after efficiency) as a tax of sorts.

Rewards:

  • + 0.1542 % corporation standing
  • 1 x Mining Frigate (Skill Book, Granted)
  • 1 x Venture (ORE Mining Frigate)
  • 56,000 Isk bonus (1 hours, 24 Minutes)

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