EVE: Planetary Interaction

The planet above is a lava class planet in the wormhole system that my EVE corporation calls home. I spent an hour or so this weekend installing a planetary colony on it, setting it up to strip mine it for non-CS crystals to manufacture chiral structures from.

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A typical strip mine PI colony layout with nine extractor heads and eight factories.
A chiral structure is a crystal that is unsymmetrical, which makes it volatile in some situations but ideal for conductivity, especially in micro-circuitry.
A chiral structure is a crystal that is unsymmetrical, which makes it volatile in some situations but ideal for conductivity, especially in micro-circuitry. Evelopedia »

The way my corporation’s PI buyback programme is structured is really nice in that it allows me to make a chunk of ISK just by strip mining basic materials and doing one refinement into a processed material, as long as I keep production up and switch to meet the ratios they’re demanded in.

Living in a wormhole means I don’t have a huge amount of storage space for hoarding overstocked products, so I do have to keep an eye on fluctuating demand to make sure I don’t get lumbered with materials I can’t shift, but aside from checking that and adjusting extractors and factory outputs every couple of days, it’s a nice passive source of income.

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