Posted Wed, Jan 18, 2012 by Space Junkie
EVE Online Skill Training For Mineral Compression
The first thing to do is train the following skills:
Those skills are sufficient for large-scale compression projects, but are handy for many other industrial tasks. The decompression portion is rather more arduous, and I recommend training it on a different character just to keep clone costs down and so that you can have him located at a different spot than your compression character.
The skills needed are:
Once you have these skills trained or are most of the way there, you should start acquiring compression blueprints.
Compression Blueprints In EVE Online
There are several good options available for compression blueprints. Some offer better compression than others, but there are a couple factors to consider:
Local Supply: Some minerals may be available in good supply on the local market, or you may already somehow be in possession of a large stash of a particular mineral. I find that in my area there is essentially unlimited pyerite produced locally, so I want to avoid bringing unnecessary amounts of that out in order to avoid wasted space and effort.
Mineral Ratio: Are you building tech I ships? That requires a different blend of minerals from, say, capital components. Are you planning on making a Nyx supercarrier? That's going to involve a heck of a lot of importing, and bringing billions in extra unwanted minerals because you chose the wrong compression blueprint will be pretty wasteful.