For anyone who may be new to EVE Online, or simply looking to branch out and explore new territory, the vast and dangerous ice belts found in null-sec space can be a daunting proposition. But with a little planning and preparation, they can be a great source of both materials and adventure. Here are a few tips on how to find and make the most of these icy places.
The first step is to do a bit of research and find out which ice belts are located in the area of space you want to explore. The EVE Online map is a great resource for this, and you can also check out the game’s wiki for more detailed information. Once you have a general idea of where the belts are, it’s time to start planning your route.
When entering an ice belt, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers. There are two main types of ice in EVE Online: white and blue. White ice is the more common and considerably less dangerous of the two, but it can still be dangerous if you’re not careful. Blue ice, on the other hand, is incredibly rare and incredibly dangerous. It’s important to be aware of the difference between the two, and to plan your route accordingly.
Once you’ve mapped out a route, it’s time to start mining. Ice mining is a bit different than mining ore, as you’ll need to use special mining lasers designed for the task. These can be fitted to your ship in the same way as other mining lasers, and you’ll find them in the market under the “Ice Harvesting” category.
When mining ice, it’s important to keep an eye on your overview and watch for any potential threats. In particularly dangerous areas, it might be a good idea to have a friend or two accompany you, as ice belts can be hotspots for piracy.
Finally, once you’ve gathered up a good haul of ice, it’s time to head back to base and sell it for a tidy profit. Ice can be sold in high-security space, but you’ll get a much better price for it if you sell it in null-sec. There are a number of ways to do this, but the most common is to find a buyer through the market, or to contract it to a player who lives in null-sec.
With a little planning and preparation, ice belts can be a great source of both materials and adventure. Just be aware of the dangers, and you’ll be sure to have a great time.
Other related questions:
Q: How often do ice belts spawn EVE Online?
A: There is no set schedule for when ice belts spawn. However, they typically appear in high-security systems after periods of extended inactivity, such as following server downtime or after a system has been cleared of players.
Q: Can a venture mine ice?
A: Yes, a venture can mine ice.
Q: Why do we harvest ice?
A: We harvest ice because it is a valuable commodity. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including cooling food and beverages, making ice cream, and keeping fish and other perishables fresh. Additionally, ice can be used to create a variety of art forms, such as sculptures and ice sculptures.