by Yaz Shanndar
(Quantar Depot) After pilots called for Faction Missions, Quantar and Octavius responded yesterday with missions revolving around Magnesium — which has been in very short supply for a long time.
The Quantar mission is to mine ice. Unfortunately it kicked off with a bug in the mission program (which has supposedly been fixed now). The Oct mission is to haul Magnesium to it’s Depot station for storage. The challenge is that Ice ore yields only 3% magnesium, so it’ll require lots of coordinated work to get these things done.
Magnesium can also be “scooped” from shield storms (blue) — which may be the quicker way to get it — assuming you can find storms to scoop.
TRI Corporation announced a concurrent mission to collect conflux biomass. This comes on the heels of a pilot-sponsored “biomassing party” — but there will have to be many more ‘partiers’ to finish off this mission.