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Be You Believe in Ghosts?

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Tierius Fro
Coronado's Cross
#1 - 2014-02-03 21:25:28 UTC
I decided to do some high-sec exploration to see how many ghost sites I might find. My thought was to do a kind of blitz. Just move quickly from system to system, looking only for ghost sites.

I just couldn't not know what the sigs were. What if one of them was a good or fun site? So, of course, I scanned 'em down.

I visited 29 different systems. Nineteen of them were 0.5. Nine of them were 0.6. One 0.7.

I found ONE ghost site. Previously, in high sec, without trying, I have found a grand total of 2 ghost sites. Only one in low sec, but then I have never looked hard for them in low sec.

Seven systems had no sigs. Otherwise, I found 17 wormholes, 20 combat sites, 2 relic, and 1 data.

There were quite a few anomaly belts. I almost typed hidden belts. Anomaly belts, that is what I am calling them. I scoped out a few and always find it amusing how they are cherry-picked. A Jaspet, Kenite, Omber belt will have no Jaspet left but will have Kernite and Omber. But then a Kernite, Omber belt will have Omber but no Kernite!

When I start an anomaly belt, I prefer to pop it. EVE is about accomplishment, I don't like leaving things undone.

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Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#2 - 2014-02-03 21:38:48 UTC
Tierius Fro wrote:
My thought was to do a kind of blitz. Just move quickly from system to system, looking only for ghost sites.

So far so good.

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I just couldn't not know what the sigs were. What if one of them was a good or fun site? So, of course, I scanned 'em down.

Getting off track.

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I visited 29 different systems.


This is not how you go about finding ghost sites.

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.

Ginger Barbarella
#3 - 2014-02-03 22:07:36 UTC
Batelle wrote:
Tierius Fro wrote:

I visited 29 different systems.


This is not how you go about finding ghost sites.


Interesting. So, how exactly does one "find" ghost sites without being in a system to see if they're there or not?
Curious minds, and all that.

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

Qalix
Long Jump.
#4 - 2014-02-03 22:50:08 UTC
I would also like to know the secret way to find them.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2014-02-03 23:23:24 UTC
Yes, I also would like to know about this secret way to find ghost sites without actually traveling into different systems.



To the OP, Ghost Sites are a rare random spawn. You'll probably have better luck finding them in secluded dead-end areas that aren't visited much.



DMC
nahjustwarpin
SUPER DUPER SPACE TRUCKS
#6 - 2014-02-04 17:24:01 UTC
there is no system to find them other than traveling alot. Also Ghost sites are not that profitable.You find blueprints, but they are not much worth, unless those found in null and WH which even then rarely drop good blueprints ( i have found about 10 ghost sites in null and only 1 dropped yurt mobile depo ).
IIshira
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-02-04 18:13:34 UTC
I saw the advertisement and thought they might be interesting and profitable. From the OP's description they are neither.

Maybe one day CCP will add some interesting PVE content that is profitable.
Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#8 - 2014-02-04 18:39:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Batelle
You visit way more than 29 systems. If you stop to smell the flowers, you'll spend more time smelling the flowers than actually finding sites.

Get yourself a 10.5 au/s tengu, or a nullfied 6.5au/s one, then burn sky till you see lines. You'll average 2-3 per hour or better. Once you get good, you'll find the absolute worst null ghost site will net 15m, and most will yield 30m without any notable drops. Now that the PI markets for the implant materials are stable, building them to sell isn't such a financial risk. Here are rough BPC values based on production cost and current minimum sell in Jita. As they are low volume items, you'll probably want to mark them down significantly to sell them.

Low/Null
LG Omega - Worthless
Ascendancy Alpha - 26m
Ascendancy Beta - 25m
Wetu - 19m (also from WH)
Null/WH
Ascendancy Gamma - 91m
Ascendancy Delta - 208m
Ascendancy Epsilon - 292m
Yurt - 186m
WH Only
Ascendancy Omega - 1.86 bn

Ghost sites are not SP intensive, they don't require an expensive ship. You don't need to fiddle with probes, and you can log on, log off, go afk, whatever, pretty much at will, which you can't say about many isk-making activities. They require slightly more attention than mining.

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.

Ginger Barbarella
#9 - 2014-02-04 19:13:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Ginger Barbarella
Batelle wrote:
-- extraneous non-sense snipped--


That's all fine and dandy, but nothing in your post says a single word about "finding ghost sites" without being in the system with them, which is basically what you alluded to in your post.

So, please enlighten us on how to FIND ghost sites without being in the system in which they spawn.

Thanks.

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

Ginger Barbarella
#10 - 2014-02-04 19:18:39 UTC
IIshira wrote:
I saw the advertisement and thought they might be interesting and profitable. From the OP's description they are neither.

Maybe one day CCP will add some interesting PVE content that is profitable.


In my experience with them the ones in high sec and the couple I've found in low aren't profitable at all for me *up to this point*. Best drop was an Ascendancy blueprint, which costs WAY too much to build and sells for WAY below manufacture costs.

If I see one and I'm in a ship capable of doing them sure, I'll check it out. But I'm not hunting for them. Running anoms pays much better for me personally.

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

Tajic Kaundur
Collapsed Out
Pandemic Legion
#11 - 2014-02-04 19:34:38 UTC
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
Batelle wrote:
-- extraneous non-sense snipped--


That's all fine and dandy, but nothing in your post says a single word about "finding ghost sites" without being in the system with them, which is basically what you alluded to in your post.

So, please enlighten us on how to FIND ghost sites without being in the system in which they spawn.

Thanks.


I think his point by "29 systems is doing it wrong" was "you should have hit 50+", not "you should have hit 1".

TURBOL0VER
A Misanthrope's Masterplan
#12 - 2014-02-05 10:16:34 UTC
Ghost sites appear on our Dscan as anoms, not cosmics. That means you don't even need to launch probes.
Jump in, check Dscan. No Ghost site? Move on to the next gate.
Laiannah Sahireen
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2014-02-05 14:00:26 UTC
Tajic Kaundur wrote:
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
Batelle wrote:
-- extraneous non-sense snipped--


That's all fine and dandy, but nothing in your post says a single word about "finding ghost sites" without being in the system with them, which is basically what you alluded to in your post.

So, please enlighten us on how to FIND ghost sites without being in the system in which they spawn.

Thanks.


I think his point by "29 systems is doing it wrong" was "you should have hit 50+", not "you should have hit 1".



Then he should have said this rather than trying to be snide and making himself sound like he has no idea what he is talking about.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#14 - 2014-02-05 22:36:53 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
I Do Believe In Spooks

Blink



DMC

EDIT :

I haven't really been looking for them and for the record I've only seen 4 Ghost Sites so far, 3 of them I completed with a friend which is posted here.

Just have to keep moving around and check each systems anomalies.
Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#15 - 2014-02-06 04:15:45 UTC
Ginger Barbarella wrote:
That's all fine and dandy, but nothing in your post says a single word about "finding ghost sites" without being in the system with them, which is basically what you alluded to in your post.


If you thought that from my first post then my second post should have cleared it up. There's nothing magic about it, you have to visit a lot of systems.

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.