Logistics Weekend

This weekend was a mish-mash of activity.  I hunted for Ghost sites, but didn’t see any.  I think I have jumped through well over 100 lowec and nullsec systems without seeing a single Ghost site.   I ran a few profession sites, but it was in lowsec and the loot was mediocre.  Mostly, I was looking for combat sites since I had some uninterrupted play time, but they were never around when I needed them.  I did get to run one good drug site and picked up a Neurotoxin Control skillbook.  So that was nice.

I ended up back in my home system for PI so I emptied the customs offices of all their commodities and dropped them at my home station.  I have nearly a full Epithal load so I got in my Tengu and scouted for wormholes.  I found 3 in my system.  The first went to a C1 system with only another lowsec exit.  The second was a C3 with a C2 connection.  I hopped into the C2 and it had a highsec exit.  I probed it down and it opened into Lonetrek only a few jumps from Jita.  I bookmarked everything and returned home to grab the Epithal.  I filled the commodities hold with about 230m isk of PI and the standard hold with about 600m isk of loot.  Nothing like flying a T1 industrial with nearly 1 billion isk!

My trips through C3 and C2 were uneventful.  I docked up in the Lonetrek system put everything into the station and started to create the Red Frog contract to ship it to Jita.  Hmm, something is wrong.  What is this?  I am in Jotenen – a high-sec island.  Red Frog won’t pick-up from here.  I weigh my options and decide I will try again some other time.  I load up my Epithal and wormhole jump back to lowsec.  No loot cash-out for me today.

Back at my lowsec station, I finish up some invention jobs and get some nice Tech 2 rig blueprints.  I start to manufacture them only to find out that ALL of the manufacturing slots in this station are filled for the next 5 days.  I feel like I have been invaded.  I don’t know who has moved in, but they are clearly more of the industrialist than I am.  Looking around the system I see that another station has 20 plus open manufacturing slots.  Since I don’t feel like waiting 5 days to run my manufacturing, the Epithal gets refitted with cargohold expanders and I move all my stuff to the station next door.  It takes 4 trips, but the system is empty so the risk is low.  I get my manufacturing jobs started and set up another round of invention jobs.  Except this station doesn’t have any invention slots.  I really should check these things first!

Outside of moving things back and forth, I got to play with the new mobile depot.  It works pretty much as noted in the patch notes.  You deploy it and 60 seconds later you can refit your ship in space.  I tested it on my Tengu and was able to swap subsystems easily.  You have to drag and drop though.  I tried to right-click on a module in inventory and there was no option to “fit to ship”.  I also noticed that you can overload your ship.  I fit a cargohold expander, loaded the ship to full and then unfit the cargohold expander.  I couldn’t add anything else (like the mobile depot), but it let me fly away out of range of the depot while I was overloaded.  I didn’t try warping.  I would also like to try using “saved fittings” if all the equipment is in the mobile depot.  I know it doesn’t work if everything is in small container in my ship, but does it work otherwise?  I don’t know.  Trying to keep everything organized for refitting can be a little complicated.

I am looking forward to using these mobile depots on some longer roams.  Storage will always be an issue – especially for ammo, but I have a plan!