I’ve read through what EVE University has to say about jump clones, but I don’t think I fully grasp how to use them. This is one case where I believe my learning difficulties are getting in the way.
To illustrate what I think I understand, let’s say I’ve got Von Prime “seated” at a home station. At a separate nearby station, I could create a jump clone we’ll call Von Secunde. If I take Von Prime to Jita and get blapped en route, I’ll end up back at my home station courtesy of my medical clone.
If I make it to Jita with Von Prime, purchase implants, and plug them in, and try to suicide home, I’ll lose the implants. If I plug my implants into Von Prime and jump clone into Von Secunde, I don’t lose the implants, but they’ll be stuck in Von Prime in Jita, and their benefits would be on “pause” until I jumped back into Von Prime.
If, however, I take Von Prime to Jita, buy implants, put them in my cargo hold, fly them back home, then jump into Von Secunde, those implants would be available for Von Secunde to install in himself. I could then jump back into Von Prime, and if Prime gets blapped, it doesn’t hurt Von Secunde or his implants.
Of course, while Secunde is hibernating, I don’t get the benefits of his implants, but as long as he’s in storage, he’s safe (provided the station he’s in doesn’t get blapped). Once I’ve installed my implants in Secunde, I could jump back into Von Prime, correct?
It’s my understanding there’s a waiting period between jumps that can be diminished by skills, but do I have the basic principles down?