Originally intended to jettison unwanted materials from your hold for anyone to pick up, the jettisoned container (better known as jetcan) is popular among miners for temporary ore storage. This article discusses its uses and limitations.
A jettisoned container will stay around for at least 74 minutes, averaging about 2 hours 1
. When using them for mining or loot collection it pays to name them with the current EVE time
. Most miners stick with replacing the cans once every 60 minutes. A jettisoned container will never survive DownTime
The jettisoned container has a capacity of 27,500m3
and you can create a new one every 2 minutes. This is enough to supply storage for even the most productive mining operation and the popularity of the jetcan among miners is enormous.
But since its intended use wasn't jetcan mining 2
, it easy to 'steal' from it. There currently is no way to prevent this but 'stealing' the ore will flag the thief as attackable to you for 15 minutes. If you are not equiped to attack them for the theft in your miner, you have 15 minutes to go get in another ship, hunt them down, and kill them if you so choose. If you want to keep your ore to yourself and your gang members, use a SecureContainer
, anchor it to prevent it from getting scooped and install it with a password to prevent thieves from getting in.
Anyone who is able to find the CCP article that has this info, feel free to add the link. I know I read it somewhere on eve-online.com, but where...
Current EVE version
: 4.10.49535 (Trinity 1.0.3)