Resource Wars Guide

A new PVE feature has been added to EVE Online called Resource Wars. You will be able to find new beacons called Mining Expeditions all over high security space. There are 5 different levels of mining expeditions currently available. Resource Wars

In order to advance to the higher levels of expeditions you have to first start with a limited mining expedition, win the event and build standings with one of four newly added empire corps. Each mining expedition as timer that starts as soon as a pilot warps into the pocket. In order to win the objective you have to complete the task of mining and hauling to the orca’s before the timer expires.

Mining Expedition types, standing requirements, timer, number of max pilots allowed in the expedition and ship type restrictions.

  • Level 1 – Limited Mining Expedition
    Standing requirements: 0.0
    Time: 12 minutes
    Max Pilots: 3
    Ship Types allowed: corvettes, frigates, ventures
  • Level 2 – Minor Mining Expedition
    Standing requirements: 1.0
    Time: 10 minutes
    Max Pilots: 4
    Ship Types allowed: all previous types plus prospect, endurance
  • Level 3 – Standard Mining Expedition
    Standing requirements: 3.0
    Time: 12 minutes
    Max Pilots: 5
    Ship Types allowed: all previous types plus cruisers, procurer, retriever, covetor
  • Level 4 – Major Mining Expedition
    Standing requirements: 5.0
    Time: 12 minutes
    Max Pilots: 6
    Ship Types allowed: all previous types plus battlecruisers, skiff, makinaw, hulk
  • Level 5 – Critical Mining Expedition
    Standing requirements: 7.0
    Time: 15 minutes
    Max Pilots: 7
    Ship Types allowed: all previous types plus battleships

Resource War Corps – name, faction, link to loyalty point rewards

  • Imperial War Reserves – Amarr Empire
    LP Rewards
  • State Military Stockpile – Caldari State
    LP Rewards
  • Federal Strategic Materiel – Gallente Federation
    LP Rewards
  • Republic Fleet Ordnance – Minmatar Republic
    LP Rewards

Here are some video clips I took during some test runs on SISI.
> Limited Mining Expedition
> Minor Mining Expedition
> Standard Mining Expedition
> Major Mining Expedition

DaOpa’s take on mining expeditions
During testing I was able to solo run levels 1 to 3 with just a mining ship. Levels 4 & 5 require another pilot assisting in mining due to the limited timer. Another tip is when you are mining the special ores in these expeditions, you do not have to generally run a full mining cycle. You can stop half way or more depending on your skills.
Rewards are isk and lp points with no negative standings hit for any of the other empires. I believe the timer also takes part in how much isk and lp is rewarded.

Ship fits I used during testing are as follows:


[Venture, Limited Mining Expedition]
Shield Power Relay II

Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
EM Ward Field II
Thermal Dissipation Amplifier II

Miner II
Miner II

Small Anti-Thermal Screen Reinforcer II
Small Anti-EM Screen Reinforcer II
Small Core Defense Field Extender II

Hobgoblin II x2


[Prospect, Mining Expeditions]
Small Armor Repairer II
Armor Thermal Hardener II
Armor EM Hardener II
Capacitor Power Relay II

Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender
Cap Recharger II
1MN Monopropellant Enduring Afterburner

Miner II
Miner II

Small Anti-EM Pump II
Small Anti-Thermal Pump II


I will be running more of these sites during Lifeblood launch day and update this guide with any new information I uncover. For any questions or comments fill free to reach out on stream, twitter or ingame.


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