Hello pilots ! After a longer break I’m back in the game. Of course I have to relearn a lot of things. Most complicated I find the planetary industry. My major problem right now is the high cost of planetary launches. In the manual I found two opportunities for planetary launches. On is the costly launch to the Custom Center. The other alternative is the launch directly into space and collect the cans with a ship. The later alternative was said to be without cost/taxes. To my surprise, there also is a considerable charge for that method. Now i’m puzzled. Is the manual wrong or was that changed lately.
Launching directly from the Command Center (CC) has a limit of 500m³ it also costs 50% more than it does to use the POCO.
Using a Launch Pad you can launch 10k m³ at a time; which can be picked up at the POCO with an Epithal or any other industrial ship with a large cargohold.
Export tax formula:
Tax Cost = BaseValue * Tax
Import tax formula:
Tax Cost = BaseValue * Tax * 0.5
where Tax = PlayerTax + 5-10 (%), Customs Office Expertise lowers the Concord part of tax by 1(%) per level. Concord Tax only applies in Highsec systems
You can read more on the topic here: https://wiki.eveuniversity.org/Planetary_Interaction#Profit.21
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