Throughout my time in Eve I've aquired many blueprints; at first it has only been for simple things (ammo, drones, etc), but more recently I've started purchasing rig and ship blueprints.
As these items take more time and resources to build, I've started to wonder about the usefulness of the advanced blueprint interactions that are available for my character (time/material research, invention and reverse engineering).
I have a couple of questions regarding this:
- What do these options actually do?
- Will these interactions allow for faster/cheaper/better manufacturing?
- Why is it so difficult to find an available 'slot' in the research stations for some of these options (most notably material research)?