This might just be the OCD in me coming out!
Dear CCP, what is the reason behind all the weird inconsistencies in volumes of like items.
So I’m looking at starting the planning phase and build up for the next two-three year plan of my EVE life. Building spreadsheets, looking at cost, volumes of assets and ore etc, to figure out the best way to do what I want to do. Do I build before and jump my assets in or do I move the base materials in and then build.
Now, I’m well aware that you guys like to play with cargo bays and volumes of things in an attempt to use that as a balance feature for the game. IMO that can be a bad balance option if it isn’t kept in check.
The ABC ores all have a base 16m3 volume when in their uncompressed form.
But when you compress them…
100 units of A is 8.8m3, 100 units of B is 4.4, and C is 7.81. That is one compressed unit, which makes up 100 of those 16m3 units.
Ice when compressed is 1/10 the size of the original. I know I’ll probably piss off a lot of logistical players, but 100 units of A is 1600m3, 1/10 of that would be 160m3.
Veldspar is a .10m3 per unit. A 100 units would be 10m3, and 1/10 would be 1, but the compressed version is .15m3… A hundred compressed units is only .05m3 more.
Done with ore
I believe I brought this up in another thread recently, but I’m also looking at the volumes of capital ship components vs structure components. 10km3 vs 3km3.
An Orca’s build components are about ~2x+ the size in volume when compared in volume of the parts of a Fort. There is a massive difference in the size of these structures when you have them in space.
My request is, can we get some consistency in volumes of like items. (My understanding or view of like items my not be inline with CCP or others. Which is I understand and can live with.)