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How do Giant Secure Containers work?

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And how do I effectively use them?

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marcus jeanbeau [ Editor ]

Secure containers can only be anchored in 0.7 security space or lower. To be truly secure, they need to be anchored and they need to have a password set. As said above, don't use use your account password or any other password that you don't want people knowing. To anchor, you need the Anchoring skill. Cans only require level 1, however. If it is not anchored, other pilots can scoop the can and repackage it to get the contents out. If it is not password protected, other pilots can just open the can and take from it like any other can.

  • Secure cans can be used as personal storage near a POS, but they must be anchored outside the shield and a certain distance from other objects. If you give the can password to a friend, it can be shared storage.
  • I have seen cans out in asteroid belts. You can mine into them and pick up the ore later (even weeks later) or have a friend or corp-mate pick up the ore without having to worry about can flippers. The cans will last 30 days in space if nobody accesses them.
  • I have also seen them used as advertisements by anchoring them in space near gates and stations with custom names (ad text). This is usually done by corps looking to recruit.

Secure containers on eve-wiki.net

Secure containers on the official wiki

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seurimas [ Editor ]

Whenever you drop them, you can set a password on them (NOT YOUR EVE PASSWORD) and that will be needed to access it. In the description, it says you need to anchor it, but I've seen unanchored GSC that asked for a password.

As for use, I've seen them used in nul-sec safes as loot storage and in low-sec/high-sec for mining into (leaving the ore there then bringing a hauler alt/friend to get it using the password).

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xkaraxis
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If the container is not anchored a ship with enough cargo room can just scoop it.

seurimas
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Ah, dang. I should have had my indy with me. Good to know though.

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xkaraxis [ Editor ]

In addition to the above uses, secure containers of all sizes can be used to squeeze more stuff into your cargo since they take up less space than they can hold.

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redmage
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fly up to it, right click it and ‘scoop to cargohold’ if you are close enough.

rui siyuan
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How do you take them up? Just scoop them into your hold?

redmage
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GSC == 3,000 m3, but holds 3,200 m3 !!

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harlock [ Editor ]

When trying to anchor you container in an asteroid belt, you might find yourself having trouble finding the right spot that outside the 2km range from any other object.

If asteroids are the one bothering you, simply mine them dry and dig your way inside the belt by removing asteroids that prevent you from anchoring your container.

Keep in mind that this way of mining is very time consuming, unless your in a VERY HEAVY "ninja can system", you will want to skip the anchor thing, jettison your minerals, and come back with appropriate hauler to gather your minerals.

Much faster and much simpler too.

Only make sure you don't overstack inside the can if ninja are numerous in your system ;)

PS : hulk with proper fit and rig can be the right thing to look for ;) Those babies can suck dry and store a lot of ore !

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