Holiday's guide To Picking Up and hauling Cargo Fast

This is quite simple, and once you get accustomed to it you will find it is super easy and it'll pay off when using XP Boosters during a one hour hauling run.

Note: for this I use a jump drive, but it is not required. However, you will require a NEI for this to work and actually be worth time when hauling. You can get one of these starting at level 35.


Picking Up the Cargo Fast.


The first thing to determine is what your target systems are for dropping off cargo. For me when hauling to VP I only pick up for Angusti, Vosay, Warloro, and Tornsul. When hauling to the Dashen side of furnace I only pick up for Metry, Apep, Luthian, Burasliv, Dagon, and Byoti. For the Blake side of furnace I only pick up for Amung, Centaurus, Mork, Antennae , and Andromeda.

After you enter into the hauling office, whether it is ashar or wesbec do a jaws virtual find with control + F for the galaxy you wish to haul to. For example if I am in VP and I wish to haul cargo to Furnace then I would do a virtual find for the text "furnace".


Now you just want to keep "furnace" in your virtual find and not search anything else. Start from the top of the page and hit f3 to research the text, this will jump you to the first instance of the text "furnace" on the page. This will be the first row of table cells which has a cargo mission to furnace.

To get the system location simply hit up arrow, if this is one of the systems you are picking up cargo for in your target drop location hit up arrow one more time to view the planet then simply hit B to jump to the accept button for the mission.

if it is not a target location then you hit f3 two times after up arrow to check the system location. This jumps you to the next string of text of "furnace" hit up arrow again to check the system. You keep repeating this pattern until you hit on a system you are delivering to.

the pattern starting from the top of the page is.


Audio Example Of Picking Up Cargo

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Dropping off the cargo quick


Depending on how much your ship holds this can get a bit crazy keeping it all straight in your head. Eventually you get use to it and you can remember all the places you have to go. I hold 2696 cargo currently and don't have a problem remembering where my missions have to go. Again it is important to keep it within a specific target group of systems so this is easier to remember.

This picks is also assuming you have a similar list of target systems. If you are dropping all over the place this won't work out to well.

Something which helps me remember locations is the placement of the planet buttons on the orbit page, not the actual planet names. For example with Tornsul, I don't think of the 3 planet names rather I think of the top middle and bottom planet. Then I just picture that in my head for what ones I need to drop off at. Not the names, just top middle or bottom planet.

The first thing you want to do is store the text "p g" in your virtual find. This will allow you to exit the system and move on to the next system by just pressing f3 instead of searching it over and over or looking for the jump gate button in the list of planets and stars.

For dropping quick you have to know the layout of both the planet buttons and orbit buttons for where you are going. For example if a planet is in the middle of the planet buttons but first second in the list of orbit buttons it is faster to use the orbit buttons. To do this you simply.


Each system has their orbit and planets in a different order and the only way to get quick at dropping your cargo is to know the systems you are in and where all the buttons are. When I am dropping off cargo I almost never read my location where I am docking, I just know how many times I need to press B or T then B to dock where I want. For example if I am in Vosay in VP and I need to drop cargo to Turroth I know I can just hit control + home then shift B to orbit the planet. In the same system if I need to drop cargo off at Enala I simply hit control + home followed by shift + T and B to be on the button to orbit the planet. For the other two planets in the system, Lus and Ceas I just jump by buttons from the top of the page to orbit them.

You have to know the orders of all the buttons in the systems which you drop off cargo. This is the only way to make sure you can do this quick enough. Once you get this down along with picking up missions fast you can fly through hauling.

One note on using the jump gate. If you have a JDN then after you hit f3 and enter to orbit a jump gate you can simply hit control + home, then shift B, then shift G to jump to the JDN graphical link to open up your Jump Drive menu. I hold down shift then hit B followed by G.


Audio Example of Dropping Off Cargo

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Bonus Audio Guide


In this guide I am picking up cargo in Furnace and also dropping it off in VP at close to full speed.


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