Planetary Interaction (PI)

From WANGS
Jump to: navigation, search

Planetary Interaction Guide

Overview

The purpose of Planetary Interaction (PI) is to produce items from extracted materials from planets, those items can be combined to make higher end items, or be sold for a raw profit.

Much like any other system of ISK generation in EVE, PI can be very lucrative if time and effort is put into it.

There are currently 9 types of planets in EVE, with 8 of them containing resources for PI. Each of those 8 contain 5 different resources and differ in overall planet characteristics.

The quick and dirty is placing a corresponding Command Center on the planet, building the correct facilities, selecting a material to extract, and selecting where to extract it from.

Planet Types

There are currently 9 types of planets in EVE, with 8 of them holding resources for Planetary Interaction. Each of those 8 contain 5 different resources and differ in overall planet characteristics.

P2 and P3 products that can be produced on a single planet without importing goods are also listed for each planet. Each planet type has exactly one P3 product it can produce without imports. All P4 products take multiple planets, ranging from 2 to 5.

Barren planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Base Metals

Carbon Compounds

Micro Organisms

Noble Metals

Barren planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Biocells*

Mechanical Parts

Nanites*

Test Cultures

Water-Coold CPU

Transcranial Microcontrollers (P3)*

Gas planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Base Metals

Ionic Solutions

Nobel Gas

Reactive Gas*

Gas planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Coolant

Oxides*

Synthetic Oil

Water-Cooled CPU

Condensates (P3)

Ice planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Heavy Metals

Micro Organisms

Noble Gas

Planktic Colonies

Ice planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Supertensile Plastics*

Test Cultures

Viral Agent

Synthetic Synapses (P3)*

Lava planets contain the following resources:

Base Metals

Felsic Magma*

Heavy Metals

Non-CS Crystals

Suspended Plasma

Lava planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Constructions Blocks

Consumer Electronics

Miniature Electronics*

Transmitter

Smartfab Units (P3)*

Oceanic planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Carbon Compounds

Complex Organisms

Micro Organisms

Planktic Colonies

Oceanic planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Fertilizer

Genetically Enhanced Livestock*

Livestock

Test Cultures

Viral Agent

Vaccines (P3)*

Plasma planets contain the following resources:

Base Metals

Heavy Metals

Noble Metals

Non-CS Crystals

Suspended Plasma

Plasma planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Construction Blocks

Consumer Electronics

Enriched Uranium*

Mechanical Parts

Transmitter Robotics (P3)

Storm planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Base Metals

Ionic Solutions

Noble Gas

Suspended Plasma

Storm planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Coolant

Rocket Fuel*

Super Conductors*

Synthetic Oil

Water-Cooled CPU

Ukomi Super Conductors (P3)*

Temperate planets contain the following resources:

Aqueous Liquids

Autotrophs*

Carbon Compounds

Complex Organisms

Micro Organisms

Temperate planets can be used to create the following products (single planet production marked):

Fertilizer

Livestock

Polytextiles*

Test Cultures

Industrial Explosives (P3)*


Skills

To get the most out of PI, you’ll want to train several skills. All the skills are listed under Planet Management.

  • Interplanetary Consolidation: Increases the number of planets you can place Command Centers on. Level 5 of this skill allows you to control 6 planets.
  • Command Center Upgrades: Allows upgrades to Command Centers to increase CPU and Powergrid.
  • Remote Sensing: Allows a player to scan planets remotely, must have trained to level 1 to scan at all.
  • Planetology: Increases the resolution when scanning planets for resources. This is visible in the number of bands displayed on the surface when searching for a resource.
  • Advanced Planetology: Increases the detail in which you see resources on each planet.
  • Customs Code Expertise: Technically a Trade skill, does lower the NPC taxes on Player Owned Customs Offices (POCOs) in high sec. Does not affect player set taxes or tax rates on NPC customs offices (Interbus).

Planetary Structures

Planetary structures aid in extracting and processing materials into higher end products (P0 thru P4).

  • Command Centers: Must match the planet type you are colonizing. Must build this structure first while undocked. Command Centers (CC) can be upgraded using the Command Center Upgrades skill to increase their Powergrid and CPU, much like a ship and related skils.
  • Extractor Control Units: ECUs are for installing extraction programs and building extraction heads to gather raw (P0) materials from your planet.
  • Extractor Heads: Must be placed within a certain distance from the ECU, indicated by a large white circle around the ECU. These are placed near raw material deposits to extract P0 materials.
  • Processors: There are 3 types of Processors, Basic which converts raw (P0) materials to processed materials (P1). Advanced which converts processed (P1) materials into refined commodities (P2), or refined commodities (P2) into specialized commodities (P3). High Tech is used to convert specialized commodities (P3) into advanced commodities (P4). High Tech can only be built on Barren or Temperate planets.
  • Storage Facilities: Literally storage silos for products.
  • Launchpad: Used to moving materials from the surface to the orbiting POCO.
  • Planetary Links: These are connections between all your PI buildings on the planet surface. You set routes of materials using these. They also have a limited amount of materials they move per hour, rated in m3. They can be upgraded to accommodate more materials, ideal for factory planets.

Setting Up Your Planet

CCP Games has created an excellent video tutorial for using the PI interface and setting up your first planet.


There are also several guides on YouTube on how to setup efficient extraction planets, factory planets, and more.

Creating a P1 Extraction Planet


P3 chain

Additional Resources:

Setup a P2 extraction planet, also has a basic factory planet setup https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DikEI28iHfPZeb-l8vBiKvmYJq9bb1WuLkXyRsTN2zY/pub


Returns can be as little as 100 million a month to 5 billion a month. All it takes is a little effort and time.

Now go out there, and PI until your fingers bleed!