Scan the can

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Scan the Can can be modified into a scanning event of any kind: probing down drones, MTUs, mobile depots or ships. This event's also a good exercise in scanning/combat probing, which applies to a bunch of other PvE and PvP activities in Eve.

Objectives

Scan the Can usually involves participants competing to probe an object down the fastest. An example:

  • The event host places mobile depots at various safe spots in a system.
  • Participants use combat probing fits to scan the mobile depots down.
  • They warp to the mobile depots to pick up tokens of proof.
  • Sometimes event hosts store prizes like ship skins or skillbooks in secure containers anchored at the mobile depots.
  • At the end of the event, the participants turn in their tokens to claim their prize.

This was just an example, event hosts can change this format any way they like.

Requirements

  • Every participant needs a combat probing fit. Providing everybody with the same pre-made fit makes the event more newbie-friendly and levels the playing field a little.
  • There are no required skills for this event that new players don't already have by default, but you can decrease your scanning time by training a couple of related skills (see Additional information).

Fittings

This beginner explorer fit works as a good base for the level playing field version of a scanning event. Herons can be swapped out for Imicuses, Probes or Magnates depending on which faction the player has the highest frigate skill with.

[Heron, Heron] Type-D Restrained Nanofiber Structure Type-D Restrained Nanofiber Structure

5MN Quad LiF Restrained Microwarpdrive

Expanded Probe Launcher I

Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I Small Gravity Capacitor Upgrade I

Combat Scanner Probe I x8

Additional information

  • For participants: set your probe window filter to show 'deployables' alone (or 'ships' or 'drones' depending on the event's objectives).
  • If you scan an unrelated object down, ignore that result so you won't scan it again by accident.
  • Train Astrometric Acquisition, Astrometric Pinpointing, and Astrometric Rangefinding to reduce your scanning time.