Archive for June, 2010

Ah. Quick training
June 29, 2010

So what did you spend your free 100000 so on? I out them all over. Most went into planetary interaction. I now have interplanetary consolidation 3 meaning I can use 4 planets concurrently, and command centre upgrades 3 meaning I can use improved command centres. Shame they don’t seem to be sold where I am.
So I’ve been forced to use a standard PCC to do my new operation on a barren planet. Despite being barren the planet seemed to have quite a lot of some pretty cool resources. So much so that this planet is engaging in P2 production. I’m pretty proud of myself for managing to get all the resources sorted out for P2. I could have a better colony except for the fact that my PCC doesn’t have the power to run what id like.

And the new primae. Has not been tried out yet because you can’t redeem in player outposts, only NPC stations. So I got tovoni to get it in jita. I’ll contract it back later. From what I’ve read it’s a good looking ship but after that it’s just like a crap industrial hauler.

Some of the skill points I mentioned earlier went into drones aswell to get heavy drones 3 and the rest went to industry to cut a few hours off.

I would probably be making more money by creating massive colonies on more planets except for the fact that it costs so damn much. I have 10 mill. Barely enough to start another colony considering PCC costs and then the taxes for building stuff. Nonetheless. I can see PI becoming quite profitable for me once I’ve got the hang of it and start making P3 and P4 products. Even POS modules.



We made it…
June 27, 2010

To flying the Ishtar!!!

Yes, that landmark. I have bought and flown the prestigious gallente cruiser. So what’s my first impressions? It puts the bloody hurt on don’t it. 5 berserkers (yes I trained heavy drones to celebrate) really smash through those angel saints. Of course after I bought it I went straight to the ratting and went to a system that was pretty much empty, first belt, triple throne spawn, the 1.5 mill rats, and I sliced straight through them. And as I orbited them I noticed something. I was using 1 rep when my old myrm would be using two.
It does have one minor flaw. Even against tiny spawn of battlecruisers you have to keep moving. I’m not using the uber sit still shield tank that I had originally planned on. This is 2 reps, 2 EANM, and explosive hardener plus AB tank. So the speed and small sig radius is key.

Of course to buy this I had to raise some funds. Even after a couple hours ratting I’m still left with 10 mill at the end of the day. And I ripped the fitting from the myrm so there’s no cost there.
I started early in the day in the trusty old myrmidon and slowly pressed through EUU making a fair bit of isk. Then near the end of this session I got a faction spawn. It wasn’t great, only a cruiser, but it certainly wasn’t bad. The bounty and salvage was negligible compared the loot. I got a low-grade halo alpha for my troubles. In jita, this goes on contract for about 20 mill. That made my day it did.
After this brief moment of joy one of my new corpmates offered to run sanctums with me in his Thanatos. Knowing the kind of money you can make in those sites leapt at the chance and joined him and another flying a drake. We had some fun killing the rats and making isk At the end of the site we all kind of split up and I logged off untill after lunch to buy the Ishtar having made 25 mill that morning.

And I’m finally getting the hang of this planetary interaction stuff. Still hanging out on the same gas giant extracting the noble gases, but now I’m getting the hang of it. I’ve upgraded to a limited command centre and I’ve added alot more extractors, storage facilities, and even some processors. I’m processing oxygen from my extractors and I think this could get profitable once I’ve upgraded to decent command centres and got the hang of processors.

Industry is finally on the training queue and I can’t wait to get it to V. I’ve got it all planned out. Even though ratting does make me faster money. Industry doesn’t require that much effort. Apart from the mining bit. But that bits still hardly taxing.

Overall it’s been a very productive and fun day for me. Apart from the fact I’m now down to 10 mill.


Who to blame…
June 24, 2010

…for the great downtime of 2010. I say the Russians. Why? Well we had a Russian in our home system asking to get his stuff out. I don’t know what happened to the guy cos I left before he left, but we had fun with google translator and blind guessed about his love of cock. At least that what I thought he said.
Yeah I don’t hate Russians. One of the nicest eve players I ever knew was Russian.

Now unfortunately I had a skill that finished during downtime so I lost about 8 hours of training time. But I think this may be made up for the fact CCP is giving all capsuleers a free gift of skillpoints to use as they see fit. Or I think that’s the gist of the announcement. Where will I use it? I suppose you’d think the obvious. What have I been training lately? Guns. But depending on how big the gift is. I may use them for industry.

Yes. Industry. Something I haven’t dabbled in in a long time. The procurement, refining, manufacture and possible use or selling of resources and commodities. Why do it now you ask. You’ve been combat oriented for so long. Well the simple answer is money.

At my current rate I can make about 9 million isk an hour if I really push it in my myrm. But a recent blog by the mittani, sins of a solar spymaster blog, set me thinking. He made good points on the effort to isk reward. Yes a missioner in his fancy CNR can make 40 million isk an hour or so if he pushes it. But how much effort goes in. He constantly retargets, shoots, salvages so much constant effort. Whereas the domi pilot uses drones, takes abut longer, but ultimately just has to tank a full room consistently while he watches a movie with eve in the background. He uses the miner as an example too. The veldspar hulk pilot. Scooping ore every 3 minutes whereas the ice miner only does it every 10. It’s all about effort here.

With manufacturing, you spend abut of time mining the minerals, or buy them if your feeling flush, and set up your blueprint to go overnight while you sleep. Where’s the effort. And the moneys good. I said I make about 9 mill an hour if I push it. Well I can’t be arsed pushing it. I’ll be lucky if I spend an hour ratting every couple of days. Even if I just manufactured ammo I’d make more money per week just because it’s all automated here. I set up a queue, wait a few days. Boom. Pretty instant money.

Eve seems to trying to force me into industry too. This new ORE ship coming. Well I don’t have a clue how it’s used or what it does. But if it’s there for industry, use it.

And I now can finally use T2 guns. I’ve reached the point of t2 fittings. U2 ship with T2 guns with T2 armour and T2 damage mods and T2 drones… You get the point.

I’m proud of myself


In my absence…
June 20, 2010

Ahhhhh. It’s been a long time since I blogged. Things happen in long times. Usually big things.

Probably the biggest revalation of mention is the fact that the glorious locusts. pretty much don’t exist. The Corp does but as a shadow of its former glory. It is pretty much relegated to highsec, ejected from reckoning. and with far fewer members. While alot of people split to new corps, paceybaby for example was trying to join a WH Corp last I heard, quite a few of us have fled to CDSV, Caldari Deep Space Ventures, as recommended by bretonia. They are in reckoning. and are are much more pvp oriented from what I can tell. I’ve only had a few conversations with the members but they all seem a decent bunch.

The next piece of big news is something I’ve wanted to be able to say for a long time. I think I’ve already said that I can fly the ishkur. If I didn’t say that, I can. But this I’d bigger news, I can now finally fly the T2 heavy assault cruisers of the gallente faction. In laymans terms, I fly Ishtar bitch. The beautiful green hull of concentrated drone power. When I can afford one I’ll be owning those pesky rats faster than ever with 5 sentries or heavies. Unfortunately the skill book costs 33 mill in jita so I had no money I’d like to lose after I bought it.

The alliance tournament eh. The final should just have finished and my moneys on pandemic legion. Why? Well as far as I’ve seen they’re unstoppable. Shame atlas didn’t win though, (have to give a shoutout to the landlords).

Planetary interaction. Phew that’s a mouthfull. I cant say I’ve done too much but I’ve set up a small colony on a gas giant to get some noble gases.

In part of my absence I also went to Belgium. I drank beer, fell in a nettle pit, twice, and had an amazing time in the beautiful weather.

And every good reader should look forward to the skill update. I now have 11 million sp. While I was in Belgium I trained up assault ships 5 and I’m now getting small hybrid turret V so I can kick some ass with T2 blaster. Unfortunately I spent about 8 hours training small energy turret V by accident. But oh well.

And that is everything I can think of for now.