Planetary interaction (CCP guide)
The main features of EVE Planetary Interaction
Planetary Interaction – What do you need?
The Player Experience
This is an individual project. Being a member in a player corporation is not required. - Technically speaking, neither are skills. That means, a new player can start interacting with planets, setting up a Basic Command Center (referred to as Command Center or simply “CC“ in the following), in order to extract, route and process deposits on a planet. However, there is some cost involved in setting up a Command Center, an Extractor, a Processor and Storage Facilities, a private Launch Pad (optional) and fees need to be paid. However establishing a colony and paying the fees (mainly in form of customs tax) shouldn‘t be too burdensome for any player, who‘s keen on trying this out.
In order to ensure that your undertaking is more successful, some skill might definitely help, even though their not a prerequisite to your colonialisation plans. The basic one, to start the project would be the Remote Sensing skill. This skill is required to scan a planet for resources or View in Planetary Mode as it's called in-game: Whether in orbit or remotely. That means, the higher you've trained this skill, the further away you can scan planets for their deposits. And remember, we're talking about light years per level, so you will increase your scanning range to cover entire systems for each level you train. Players can buy this skill on the market, but it may also be offered as mission reward from tutorial missions. This should make it easier for new players to play a part in planetary interaction from the very start.
Another important skill is: Planetology, which enables the player to scan for deposits on a planet and make use of the readout from the scanning. The higher you train this skill, the more accurate the readout of your scans, and this in turn allows you the better to locate spots, which offer the highest yield of a deposit.
Apart from the above, further skills will be introduced, which allow players to upgrade their facilities and processes, such as Advanced Planetology, Interplanetary Consolidation, Command Center Upgrades. Further information on the skills can also be found in each skill's info menu or in the following articles.
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