Been doing exploration now for a while and I gotta say, There’s little skill involved. Is’t mostly “Dumb Luck”.
I can find up to level VI sites now, but a level VI site doesn’t guarantee big loot at all. Same with the hacking game. Sometimes you solve it within seconds, sometimes you run into more traps than nodes. Sure you can see where a loaded nodes might be, but no indication at all where the traps are, (of course). So you just need to get lucky. And again, a difficult hack doesn’t guarantee a big loot. The entire Exploration game is nothing but dumb luck. Not a lot of skill involved.
As far as the loot goes…Don’t think for a second you will get what the loot lists as value. Lot a of stuff isn’t wanted so it won’t sell and if it is wanted, it usually goes for a mere 50% of the estimated value, Might improve a bit with trade skills, but probably not much.
If you play it safe and keep to Hi-sec, you might get a decent pay out of it, but not more than that. And then it’s probably easier to stick to mining. Equally exciting.
Kinda disappointed in this part of the game. Think I’m gonna focus on some planet action next, See what that’s about.