Wormhole Fundamentals, Radar and Magnetometric Sites (Ep. 8)
There are no complexes in wormhole space. If you want more of a challenge than anomalies can offer, you have your choice of radar or magnetometric sites. Radar and magnetometric sites are found in every class of wormhole space, and have two things in common: containers to be accessed and several waves of Sleepers guarding those containers. There are two versions of each type of site per wormhole class, and the difficulty of the sites increases with class. The number of containers to be accessed also increases with class. The sites can be escalated with capital ships in class five and six wormholes just like anomalies.
All of the loot from containers in radars and magnetometric sites in wormhole space is used in T3 invention and production. The containers in magnetometric sites will have wrecked, malfunctioning, or intact ship fragments. Wrecked is the worst; intact is the best. You are more likely to find intact sections in higher class wormholes. The containers in radar sites will yield datacores or R.A.M. Some are worth more than others, but that is driven by the market.
The containers are not guaranteed to have anything in them at all, and are difficult to open. For a radar site, you should have someone with Hacking trained to three or better flying a ship rigged with Memetic Algorithm Banks and fit with multiple codebreakers. As you’ll need to move between cans, a small and fast ship is best for this. Hacking cans does not spawn further waves, so it is best done once the site has been cleared.
For a magnetometric site, you should have someone with Archaeology trained to three or better flying a ship rigged with Emission Scope Sharpeners and fit with multiple analyzers. Again, a small and fast ship is best suited for this job. However, analyzing cans will trigger the next wave in some sites. The Forgotten Frontier Conversion Module and the Forgotten Core Information Pen are two such sites. Your analyzer will have a low threat profile to the Sleepers, but it shouldn’t stick around.
Radar and magnetometric sites will sometimes spawn a container labeled Abandoned or Deserted Talocan frigate, cruiser, or battleship. Despite spawning in a radar or magnetometric site, it must be salvaged as though it were a wrecked ship. It is no more difficult to salvage than a normal Sleeper wreck, and is well worth your time.
The Sleepers in radar and magnetometric sites will appear in greater numbers and in bigger ships than they do in anomalies of the same class of wormhole. The capital escalations, however, will be exactly the same as those in anomalies. As always, do your research before warping in and watch your back.