EVE Online’s huge stations will soon mine entire moons

That’s no moon, it’s a space station… that’s mining the innards out of that moon.

It is, of course, one of EVE Online’s “upwell structures,” massive player-built facilities that float about in space and perform useful tasks. As last year’s citadels and engineering structures have proved a hit, CCP is now working on a new type of upwell structure, refineries, for its next patch.

“Refineries will be the premiere structure for resource collection and processing, with bonuses to reprocessing and the exclusive ability to fit moon mining and reaction service modules,” the studio wrote. “These structures will usher in completely new gameplay for moon mining and reactions, as well as linking into future resource collection gameplay.”

CCP said that it has seen a huge amount of player interest and participation in upwell structures. Over 7,800 corps have one floating about in space right now, with four seeing more traffic and trade than most NPC stations in the game.

Source: EVE Online

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Rick Mills

It looks like a refinement of the planetary resource extractor collapsed into a movable station. Could be fun depending on how much time you have to spend defending it against annoying players!


I wonder how the UI will look for this and how we apply the modules.


*It’s “YUUGE!”

Sally Bowls

TYVM for the article.

For me, this is part one of a three stage enlightenment, find out what it is. Second step is the result of the analysis of the implications and the theoretical meta. The third step is when it goes live and some of the most skilled people on the planet at “creative use of game mechanics” attack and we see the real implications and issues.


I wonder how the station will move from moon to moon. Will is be slow as hell or warp speed? What will it’s defensive capability’s be? If it is like other stations it will take a lot of people a lot of time and resources to make it.

John Mclain

It doesn’t move, you assemble it on-site and it stays there till taken down or destroyed.