Ice fields are beautiful. The ice is enormous. Its incredible. They arch up.
Having done absolutely no research before hand, I stuck my lasers at the ice and clicked them on.
And they went on. And on... and on... and on.... for seven minutes. I was like, damn but okay, and I eagerly watched my cargo hold waiting to see how many thousands of pieces of Ice I gathered and then it happened!
Cycle completed, bam! ONE single piece of ice measuring 1000m3 appeared in my hold from each laser.
Each one sells raw to a buy order for maybe a few thousand isk. Refined, just a tiny bit more.
No value. In the time I mined 6 pieces of ice I could have made 5mil isk in the regular belts.
Well, it was a new experience. I occasionally went back and picked up a piece here and a piece there to slowly grow a hoard for the future.
Well, not the future is here. I have retaken up ice mining in a better location with better logistics and for a better reason.
Last night, while hanging out with my pirate, I asked him if he was interested in me learning to create a cynosural field.
He eyed me and said yes.
So, I tacked on the few days of training that I would need. The goal, is more missions faster and in general assisting him with moving his carrier. I keep being told by people to stay out of low sec. Then I keep going there.
The thing about the field is that it needs Liquid Ozone to run. I can just buy it from the market. I'm sure, eventually that will be the better choice. But for now, I'm mining some ice and building up a little backlog of the stuff.
Still... I'm not making a dent on this stuff.