Me neither. I was mining with T1 strips and simply wondered if anyone had finally put to bed whether crystals work or not. Found this thread.
My unscientific observation is I was getting 25 point something, m3/s per T1 strip when boosted. On swapping to harvesters, I got 29 point something.
This was using an already built ice ship, not just swapping the high slots. So, it had harvesters, ice rig and low slot boosters. This means I can’t say if or which of those additional mods had impact. Nor can I say if my also having Ice Harvesting V had any impact. All I know is that ice harvesting “harvesters” do work.
On the point of skills, just to clarify what @Yberta_Molk and @Max_Deveron said, as I was a tad confused. When it comes to reprocessing, the only specific skills that count are Reprocessing and Reprocessing Efficiency ie +15%, +10% when each at level V. However, you then get an average for all of your other specific processing skills, combined. So, rather than those HS people saying that all their kernite and omber skills etc are now wasted, they do in fact count towards a potential additional 10% for rakovene. Just as each level V adds 10% for that specific ore. Added with the highest implant that appears cost effective, the 4% one, is what gives the apparent max reprocessing yield of 75.6%.
So, using 75.6%, I was wondering if someone had calculated the current market value for processed rakovene vs it new composition after Oct 13? Don’t care what market is used, or buy/ sell value. Simply, what is the expected relative change in contained value, under realistic market conditions?