Instajumps have become obsolete due to the Revelations
This article explains what instajumps were good for and how they were made. If you just want to learn more about bookmarks, read BasicBookmarking
Before you read this article, you should learn about BasicMovement
in EVE. If you know how to move your ship in space, navigate to other systems, use jumpgates
and are familiar with the autopilot
, read on. It's also useful to read about copying bookmarks
once you know how to make instajumps.
What were instajumps?
Before the Revelations expansion, If you warped to something, you couldn't get closer than 15km. You had to fly the rest of the way to your destination. But you can bookmark any spot in space. So, if you put a bookmark 15km behind
the object you wanted to warp to and then jumped to the bookmark, you would end up landing right on top of the object.
Bookmarks that were set up to land you within range of an object were called instajumps. The name makes sense if you consider that landing on top of a gate means you can jump instantly after dropping out of warp, bypassing any camps and shortening your travel time considerably. But instajumps were just as useful for quick docking, or jumping to containers at belts or safespots.
After Revelations, you can simply choose to warp within 0km of the target or a bookmark, so the need for instajumps has been removed.
Note that a lot of the old instajump bookmarks were within 12km, instead of 15km. Why? Because a gate is actually very large and within a sphere of over 2km from its center, you'd be at 0m from the gate. So, if you would have bookmarked 15 km behind it, you would be instajumping too far, overshooting the gate if you were flying a ship with low agility. The 12km bookmark would drop you right on top of it, no matter what you were flying.
For large space stations and other objects that are 30km in diameter or more, you could make the bookmark in the exact center of the object (either directly above or below), and then instajump there from any spot in the system.
Related Topics: AdvancedBookmarking
Current EVE version
(at time of writing): 2.14.28296 (Revelations 1.2)