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Ghost sites...good or not used

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Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#41 - 2014-01-27 20:23:10 UTC
Nuela wrote:
I was in a ghost site once...then some damned meddling kids and a dog showed up and ripped my face off after I chased the dog and one stoned ugly kid around for a bit.


I too think of scooby doo when stoned :) .
Abdul 'aleem
Sumiko Yoshida Corporation
#42 - 2014-01-29 02:59:09 UTC
Nexus Day wrote:
With Odyssey the lewt spew mechanic evoked much gnashing of teeth. Ghost sites not so much.

So are they good or just not used?



They are good, but there is a risk of losing the ship you take into them, so be careful.

Also, use a cargo scanner to see inside the crates and only hack the ones with prime loot.

You most often won't be able to hack all of the crates and time is really important.

The ability for everyone and their allies to legally counter-gank mission invaders... yes please. Add a Suspect Flag for Mission Invasion

Click "like" in the original post to support it.

Ginger Barbarella
#43 - 2014-01-29 22:46:54 UTC
I pass some by almost every day in my roaming around, mostly because I don't have a fit to do the clicky game. The ones I -do- find when in a probing ship are meh; get one can open, contains mere scraps of Villard Wheels or the R.Db stuff, and the rest go boom. Really not worth getting excited over.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Ginger Barbarella
#44 - 2014-01-29 22:48:53 UTC
Notorious Fellon wrote:
I have found 6 of these sites. In every one, the rats did not show up on overview. Not sure how that made it past QA.


They're a different type of NPC rats; you have to add them.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Celia Therone
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#45 - 2014-02-01 22:24:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Celia Therone
Found another site. Two types of rats spawned eventually Serpentis Watcher and Serpentis Warden.

Right clicking on the rats identified them as "Ghost Sites Serpentis Cruiser" and they could be added to the overview via right-click. However there is no actual entry on the overview settings for them so I don't think that you can add them in-game without right clicking on the actual ship.

I am fairly sure that the ones I saw previously were Guristas so each race has its own overview entry and, presumably, harder sites will spawn battleships so you'd have to add those separately as well.
FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#46 - 2014-02-02 05:50:43 UTC
I run them whenever I see one.

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

Zappity
Exit-Strategy
Unchained Alliance
#47 - 2014-02-02 07:18:50 UTC
Dunno, never seen one.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Corraidhin Farsaidh
Singularity Expedition Services
Singularity Syndicate
#48 - 2014-02-02 16:59:39 UTC
I run the hi-sec ones whenever I find them, have already built one implant and am working on the next, but waiting fot the first to sell yet!
Ex Ratt
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#49 - 2014-02-02 18:40:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Ex Ratt
Celia Therone wrote:
Found another site. Two types of rats spawned eventually Serpentis Watcher and Serpentis Warden.

Right clicking on the rats identified them as "Ghost Sites Serpentis Cruiser" and they could be added to the overview via right-click. However there is no actual entry on the overview settings for them so I don't think that you can add them in-game without right clicking on the actual ship.

I am fairly sure that the ones I saw previously were Guristas so each race has its own overview entry and, presumably, harder sites will spawn battleships so you'd have to add those separately as well.


I had the same problem with the rats not showing in my overview, but it seems to work now. See my thread in the issues and workaround forums: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&find=unread&t=306632

(hint: you may need to unselect and select Pirate NPC - when it doesn't work, then you may have to re-install)
Cheng Musana
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#50 - 2014-02-02 19:36:45 UTC
Ive done a few of them in a helios. I usually cherry pick the can and then GTFO out of there. The best drop that i had so far was the "yurt" mobile depot BPC. The implants are way too expensive for my taste in terms of manufacturing while the mobile depots are really cheap to build and go for quite a nice amount of ISK.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#51 - 2014-02-02 22:05:19 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
A few days ago I was exploring a high sec dead-end pocket and happened to notice 3 Angel Ghost Sites located within a couple of jumps from each other.

Due to the lack of available info pertaining to these sites coupled with players posting threads about high DPS resulting in ship loss, I contacted a friend to help me run the sites. Neither of us had ever run Ghost Sites before and didn't know what to expect.

My friend had two shield logistic Osprey's to support my DPS Loki. He maintained 25 km range from the cans due to rumors of massive DPS within a 10km blast range. My Loki normally has between 80 to 90 percent resists across the board with over 750 shield point boost every 3.2 seconds. With dual Logi's fleeted we figured it was a good set up.

Since the rats are basically ghosts that don't show on the overview and due to the mini hacking game filling most of the screen, my friend was the lookout and would notify me when rats warped into the site.

We warped to 0 at first site to see 4 cans sitting about 25km range from each other, I hacked one can, half dozen rats warp in, scrammed me, destroyed the cans and then warped out. The whole ordeal lasted a couple of minutes max. Both of us were sitting there wide eyed saying WTF?

Both my friend and I had to manually add the ghost rats to our overview at the first site.

At the second site I was able to hack two cans before the ghost rats showed up who then scrammed one of the Logi's. At the third site I was able to hack three cans before the ghost rats showed up who once again scrammed my Loki.

The rats also took a few shots at me before they warped out. At the first two sites I didn't really notice much damage from the destroyed cans since the explosion happened while traveling to the next can. At the 3rd site I was still hacking and looting when the cans were destroyed resulting in 1313 DPS.


DMC

Edit :

Loot collected from those 3 sites :

Covert Research Tools x42
Shattered Villard Wheel x51
Low-grade Ascendancy Gamma Blueprint x2 (Market price for Implant = about 100 mill)
Sum Olgy
Perkone
Caldari State
#52 - 2014-02-05 16:40:59 UTC
There's plenty around, it's just people hardly ever use both scanning windows.

You can lead a horse to water........
Cyberbitch
The Cruciform
Keep Calm and Parley
#53 - 2014-02-10 11:16:44 UTC
the problem i got with them is needing the proper tank which isn't the same i use for my other exploration endeavors. refitting each time i see one is tedious. so i usually don't do them.
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