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Ghost sites...good or not used

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Nexus Day
Lustrevik Trade and Travel Bureau
#1 - 2014-01-09 03:26:34 UTC
With Odyssey the lewt spew mechanic evoked much gnashing of teeth. Ghost sites not so much.

So are they good or just not used?
Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#2 - 2014-01-09 03:27:21 UTC
I still don't know what a ghost site is.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#3 - 2014-01-09 03:30:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Riot Girl wrote:
I still don't know what a ghost site is.



New sites.

They appear on discovery scanner like any other side you don't have to scan for. They have hackable containers that don't loot spew.

Beware the self destruct though I lost a lot of ISK to them. X

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Riot Girl
You'll Cowards Don't Even Smoke Crack
#4 - 2014-01-09 03:32:08 UTC
Oh yeah, I remember now. Thanks.
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#5 - 2014-01-09 03:44:37 UTC
I thought I read they were supposed to be in wormholes too...I've yet to see a single one in mine.
silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#6 - 2014-01-09 03:47:50 UTC
I've seen a few. Haven't bothered with any of them.

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Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#7 - 2014-01-09 04:07:02 UTC
I dont believe in Ghost Sites.





Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Old Phill
Doomheim
#8 - 2014-01-09 09:21:31 UTC
seen a fair few but more often than not when i find one im hardly fit to run it and havnt anything nearby that could
Annathalia Blood
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#9 - 2014-01-09 09:37:34 UTC
Never tried one.
Lipbite
Express Hauler
#10 - 2014-01-09 09:41:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Lipbite
Check auctions for Ascendancy implants (especially Omega) and you'll get a clue how often players actually do these sites.

I've tried them on test server and didn't bother since then. Yet another half-finished feature to fill up the space so bi-annual patch can be named "expansion" ("look, we have whole new mini-game in this expansion!").
Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#11 - 2014-01-09 09:44:55 UTC
The issue is actually that they are too rare. I can travel a large number of jumps and never see one. The only one I've seen vanished five seconds after I got in system (All of four people in system that day). That's why the market will be crazy high/scarce on Ascendancies. Straight up lack of supply.
Jaxon Grylls
Institute of Archaeology
#12 - 2014-01-09 09:54:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Jaxon Grylls
Yes, I've tried one or two. Obviously I'm not doing it right as I got burned badly on the last one I did.

Started hacking and within 25 seconds or so boom, there goes my Ishkur.

So they are about but I need to sort out how to tank my ship so as to stand a chance of looting before I blow up.
Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#13 - 2014-01-09 10:34:43 UTC
Tried one in a tanked Cruiser in lowsec, but was ill-equipped. Survived the blast but didn't have a cargo scanner on me, so only got 1 random can which just had some tools or something. Not good, not bad, just entirely random and not really something I'd go look for in a shiney Stratios.
Adamski flipflop
Trigger Warning.
#14 - 2014-01-09 10:40:52 UTC
I tried to do run one and it vanished before I even had a chance to hack the cans
Apocryphal Noise
The Harpooner's Rest
#15 - 2014-01-09 11:02:25 UTC
The decryptors or whatever the hell they are that drop from them are worth a bit, the bpc's are fairly worthless because the meta versions of the deployable's just aren't in demand. The sites are rare enough and mediocre enough that it's not worth building a dedicated ship to run them. Move on to the next relic site with your covops instead.

Not only that you're even more subject to hacking rng than usual. If you blow up a can because you get a bad board the site despawns.

Overall they're really uninteresting and there's hardly any content to them. Hard to believe they passed it off as 'the' expansion feature.
Seth Darkness
Gang Bang You're Dead
Wrecktical Supremacy.
#16 - 2014-01-09 11:13:37 UTC
I run them with my tengu. Get in scan for the implant quickly access it and run the other cans for the covert modules that sell for 500k each. Worst site gave me about 80mil. Best one got me 300 mil.
Zaknussem
Everybody Loves Donuts
#17 - 2014-01-09 11:21:00 UTC
I've tried running Ghost sites twice.

The first time I only looted the can with the best loot and warped off, made about 25 mill off of that.

The second time I got blasted by the rats that spawn in-site, because they used the dubious tactic of NOT SHOWING UP ON THE OVERVIEW.

I checked my overview settings, everything relevant was ticked. They should have appeared. Unless they're rogue Concord Billboards or spiteful asteroids looking for payback.

If you think the rats not showing up on the overview is not a problem, keep in mind that the hacking window is this large, bloated window that takes up way too much screen space.
ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2014-01-09 12:43:21 UTC
Im looking.... never find any tho...

No Worries

Signal11th
#19 - 2014-01-09 12:59:45 UTC
Haven't seen one since they were released.

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Vol Arm'OOO
Central Co-Prosperity Union
#20 - 2014-01-09 14:30:18 UTC
Ghost sites are the new officer spawns -- everybody talks about them but no one has really truly seen one. Ok - that is an overstatement - from looking at the market I know that there is somebody out there who actually finds these things, but who these people are is a mystery. It seems a strange thing for CCP to anchor an expansion on - pve content that is only seen and/or run by the lucky 1%.

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