"EVE Online" Industrial Arc Guide: Making Mountains of Molehills (8 & 9)
Making Mountains of Molehills (8 of 10)Click thumbnail to view full-size
Acquire 1 x Civilian Caldari Shuttle* (5000.0m3) and deliver it to your agent.
*Race of shuttle will change with race of career agent.
Mission Type: Manufacturing
In part 8 of the industrial chain, its back to manufacturing jobs for your agent, once again with a slight twist on things to round out your initial experience with industry. In this case, you'll be manufacturing a single run only of a shuttle blueprint that should only require tritanium and about 3,000 units of it. The main difference with this mission compared to the previous ones is that the finished product will be an actual ship hull as opposed to the significantly smaller items you've been working with so far.
Important: Since the blueprint you are provided with along with the item requested is a Civilian Shuttle as opposed to the basic shuttle variety, you cannot actually buy one off the market this time around. You will have to manufacture it. The civilian shuttle seems and looks exactly like the regular shuttles, but the regular ones don't carry the civilian name, thus making it a wholly separate item. These civilian shuttles cannot be sold or traded on the market at the time of this writing.
How to Deal With the Large Size of the Civilian Shuttle
Due to the civilian shuttle's size, it will probably be necessary to fly the ship itself back to your agent unless you happen to already have a large enough ship to fit 5,000m3 in your cargo hold, manage to find a free slot you can use in your agent's station, or just decide to queue your job on a busy line and wait out the extra time to complete. This is easy enough to do:
- Wait until the production is done, right click your current ship in station and select "leave", right click the civilian shuttle in your ship hangar tab of your station inventory, hit assemble, and then make it your active ship.
- Once you've docked back up at your agent's station, right click the shuttle, hit leave again, right click the shuttle once more, then hit repackage.
You have to make sure you repackage the shuttle at the end since unpackaged or assembled items cannot be turned in to your agent.
- + 0.4007 % corporation standing
- 1 x Civilian Shuttle Blueprint (Copy, 1 Run, ML 5, PL 2) (granted)
*Race of shuttle will change depending on race of agent, bill of materials and quality levels will be the same.
- 148,000 Isk
- 150,000 Isk bonus (3 hours, 40 Minutes)
Making Mountains of Molehills (9 of 10)
"Fly to the objective location, mine some ore and destroy the pirates that show up." Retrieve the Production Assistant (3.0m3) from the cargo container that drops.
Mission Type: Mining Encounter
- Group 1: 1 x Pithi Arrogator (3,000 Isk)
Triggered after two cycles of mining.
Nearing the end of the industrial chain, the ninth part of the series sends you one last time to an encounter in a system where you are provided with your own little personal field of asteroids—this time the far more valuable Kernite as opposed to the veldpar you had before.
Your main objective will be to fly a ship with a mining laser and harvest a couple cycles from the asteroids at your encounter to cause a lone pirate ship to appear. Once they show up, you'll need to destroy it with some light weaponry and retrieve the aforementioned Production Assistant from a cargo container that falls out of the pirate's wreck.
It is once again preferable to outfit your venture mining frigate with a couple of combat drones while bringing a pair of mining lasers to harvest as much as possible. In fact, it is definitely worth stripping the area as each m3 of kernite is worth 25% or so more than veldspar. Besides just being more valuable, having some kernite to refine can provide you with some resources you can use for the last mission.
11 x Kernite—each varies, 5,949 units total (7,138.8m3)
- + 0.1685 % corporation standing
- 66,000 Isk
- 76,000 Isk bonus (1 hours, 32 Minutes)
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