Eve Online has become one of the most popular massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), with over 9 million subscribers. Set in a science fiction space environment, the game has players assume the role of space pilots seeking fame, fortune, and power.
One way to get ahead in Eve Online is to move your ships between stations. This can be done in several ways, which we will explore in this article.
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Why Should You Move Ships Between Stations?
There are several reasons as to why you should move your ships between stations in Eve Online. First and foremost, it allows you to keep your assets safe.
If you have valuable items or ships stored at a station that is about to be attacked, moving them to another station will ensure that they are not lost or destroyed in the battle.
Another reason to move ships between stations is to trade with other players. By moving your ships to a station that is closer to another player, you can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a trade.
Finally, moving ships between stations can be a good way to travel around Eve Online. If you need to get from one side of the map to the other, moving your ship to a station that is closer to your destination can save you a lot of time.
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How to Move Ships Between Stations — 4 Different Ways
Method 1: Carrying Ships in a Cargo Cruiser
The first way to move your ships between stations is to put them into a cargo cruiser and manually carry them. This can be a long and boring process, but it is the most basic method.
To do this, you will need to find a quiet spot in space near the station you are departing from. Once you have found a spot, approach the station and dock with it. Then, open up the station’s market window and find a cargo cruiser for sale.
Once you have found a cargo cruiser, purchase it and undock it from the station. Now, fly to your ship and board it. Once you are on your ship, open up the cargo hold and put your ship into it. Then, fly the cargo cruiser to the destination station and dock with it. Finally, open up the market window at the destination station and sell your cargo cruiser.
Method 2: Creating Courier Contracts
Another way to move your ships between stations is to create courier contracts. These are less boring than carrying ships in a cargo cruiser, and players can transport equipped ships (with ammo, turrets, rigs, etc.).
To create a courier contract, you will need to right-click on the ship and select “Create Courier Contract.” In the window that opens, you will need to select the station you are departing from as your starting point, and the station you are going to as your destination. You will also need to set a reward for the contract.
Next, you will need to get your ship to the starting point. You can do this by flying it there, or by using the autopilot feature. Once your ship is at the starting point, you will need to right-click on it and select “Add Item to Contract.” This will add your ship to the contract.
Method 3: Hiring a Bowhead Shipper
If you have the ISK, you can hire a Bowhead shipper to move your ships between stations. This is the easiest method, but it is also the most expensive.
To hire a Bowhead shipper, you will need to go to the market and search for their services. Once you have found a Bowhead shipper, you will need to contact them and arrange a price. Once you have agreed on a price, they will come to your station and pick up your ships. They will then take your ships to the destination station and drop them off.
Method 4: Autopilot
The final way to move your ships between stations is to use autopilot. This is the easiest method, but it is also the most dangerous.
To use autopilot, you have to first set your destination. Then, you have to enable autopilot by clicking on the button that looks like a ship steering wheel. Once autopilot is enabled, your ship will fly to the destination that you set without any input from you.
Next, you have to select the ships that you want to move. To do this, click on the ship, then click on the “Move” button at the bottom of the screen. A menu will pop up with a list of all of the stations in the game. Select the station that you want to move your ship to and click “OK.”