Archive for September, 2010

Ah. Month of training wasted.
September 12, 2010

And about 40 mill too.
I love failed get rich quick schemes.
Remember tobovoni from my last blog. No don’t worry he’s not dead or anything, I just can’t be arsed using him. He’s been sitting around idly for about a month, I’ve had countless chances to move him to 0.0 but to be honest I can’t be arsed with the effort. And now that the new school year has started, I won’t really have time to do it. So that’s a month of training tobovoni wasted.

I’ll continue to do my part for the corps PI but at a severely stemmed rate of doing 23 hour cycles instead of 5 hour ones.

So that means that my billion a month is down the shitter, but let’s look on the bright side eh? I have a character that’s more than capable of ratting a billion a month with a little effort. Or I could run missions, but that does piss off the empire factions. Or I could be stupider than I was when I thought I could make a billion a month, I could send a character back to trading!

And that option is very tempting, I’m in a trading mood at the moment and I’ve worked out why my trade with moon minerals wasn’t working.
But I have to call upon the great bloggers and writers if eve to create a guide to trading that is worth while and free. I’m tired of reading the same one that starts with some guy talking to a woman. I’m sick of hearing about the eve billionaire book. I’m pissed off when my corpmate tells me he makes his money station trading. Give the noobs and us people who’ve been playing for nearly a year but make bad financial choices and skill choices a definitive, comprehensive guide to trading in all it’s common forms. And before you tell me no wise trader ever gives away his secrets, and people like me make them rich, fuck you. I’m irate every time I see my wallet crash when I buy a battleship, or a HAC.

Over the past weeks since I last blogged, nothing much has happened. I’ve still not managed to get into a PVP gang. But the PVE has been pretty nice. The other day we killed an officer. We got a nice bit of loot, I got a 60 mill cut from this and for the first time ever. I now have over 500 million ISK in my wallet! BOOYAH. Now watch me lose it in poker or somin. I’ll get to that later.
Then the other day I got a true sansha cruiser. That was far less lucrative, but it did give us a nice TS stasis web and a phantasm BPC. I’m waiting for that to be built and sold but the overall profits for the entire kill should be about 60 mill. Then add another 10 mill for a TS EM armour hardener u got and sold today to the same fool who has been trying to sell a station egg.

Like I was saying. Poker. That is also another tempting way to make money. I tried it over the Summer. At one point I broke even then I lost 10 mill in a couple of hands and haven’t gone back for a month. I know it’s very unlikely I’ll ever make a decent amount of money from it but you hear those legendary stories of people making billions in mere hours and you can’t help but be drawn into the hysteria surrounding it.
For those unknowing, you can play safe eve poker with EOH Poker.

And I think that has exhausted this past few weeks info my friends. Leaving only the inevitable skill checkup. Well all that’s happened is that I have analytical mind 5, learning 5, energy systems operation 5, and have energy management 5 8 days from completion.



Im not back. Just visiting
September 2, 2010

Well. It’s been a while and I bet some of you have been wondering ‘tomo! Where’ve you been! I’ve missed your whining and petty skill discussions!’
Well I thought it only right that I told you what I’ve been doing these past couple of months. I obviously can’t tell you every story and exploit that has happened simply because there’s too many to remember nevermind write down. So I’ll start with the big stories and move along to the present.

About 2 months ago I started making P4 products. Recursive computing modules to be precise in EUU. I was able to sell these in 0.0for 1 mill each. I made only 6 a day so the money was awful but it was a start for what’s to come.
But then the nasty Russians and their PL mercenaries came in and harassed us. Do we, the noble Reckoning. Alliance struck back and defended our space and atlas’ too, them being our landlords. One if the most effective tactics we employed during that tricky month was a gatecamp in T2 frigates. You’d think that’d only be good against small single targets but it was amazingly effective as it seemed that nobody told PL or RA that this camp was happening and killing everything in gangs less than 5 HACS. Of course the odd lucky intercepted or dramiel would make it through, but any cruiser or battleship was doomed. Of course we weren’t static. The camp spanned an entire system that was the only easy gateway to the large fleet fights happening far away. And seeing as how we had scouts all over the place. We saw alot of things happen around us. Including a Cynon being kit by an orca.

Obvious bait. Yes we could see straight through PLs ruse. But we thought, sod it, maybe a frig gang will put confuse them. So we made best speed to our scout. That man must be one if the luckiest tacklers in eve as we were constantly hampered by the gates not working properly and taking minutes to get through over all the guy must have waited nearly 10 minutes trying to avoid the drones while we got there. But when we arrive on the scene all we saw was a lone orca. So naturally we shoot at it. And jeep going for 5 minutes while this orca does nothing atall. But when it hits structure, the pilot finally twigs that we might not e a scout group for a BS gang and lights up another cyno and brings in about 20 stealth bombers. They kill about 3 of us but we still get the Orca. And all the bragging rights that come with bagging a PL orca.

This gang also took us to face a a small HAC skirmish. Atlas on on side PL on the other and us in T2 frigs again. This little skirmish was for the most part successful for us. I don’t think we had any losses and we bagged a couple of zealots and a muninn.

All those gangs were fought in my trusty enyo. That thing only died once during those battles. On the way back from that last skirmish I met a hurricane off a gate. I went to tackle it while everyone else came through but naturally everyone got held up at the gate so I was neuter to death and slowly killed the pod was fine but I was bitter all the same that my discount enyo had died.

One thing I should have mentioned about that last battle was the lag we experienced. It was awful. Local peaked at 50 and you were lucky to get your guns cycling, and enemies took 5 minutes to die after you’d destroys their structure. It wasn’t a massive cap fleet like you’d expect merely a simple HAC fight.

One of the key systems that PL and RA fought for was C-J6. So there was a lot of fleet fights happening there. But I only fought there he once. We were killing SBUs that had been put down. So we destroyed the SBUs only have a GM tell us that it was a cloth and that the SBUs hadn’t onlined so we shouldn’t have shot them. I had to leave the fight so I don’t know the full story. But what I do know is that we eventually lost that system.

Because of the gatecamp I mentioned earlier and the orca kill and thingS, PL and RA realised that we had to be eliminated to make their takeover easier and suffer less losses as they moved around. So they tried to take our home system of EUU. they eventually did succeed but only after several botched attempts. First time it was just PL trying to get a fight out of us. The second time an PA hauler set down the SBU but got scared when someone saw him and ran off without anchoring it. So we nicked it. Naturally.

The aggressors eventually permanent camped EUU so we couldn’t move and took our systems while we simply watched. But what could we do?

It before all the sorrow of being evicted we we very prosperous. We were in some of the best alliance carebear space in eve. The belts were good and there was lots of them. There were always sanctums and havens to run with a few buddies or 1 man and his carrier. I even used an Ishtar at one point. But it died horribly in a haven when I got abandoned. So after that it was dominixes all the way.

One of the very annoying things is that while we fought and died for Atlas’ systems. It never seemed like they fought for ours ofcourse houngan argue they were to too busy with their own but it still left a bitter taste in the mouth.

After EUU was lost to the Russians I left eve for a week or 2. When I finally came back I found insmother under Russian control and we had moved to Stain, and now had brick squad as our landlords. I sold my stuff in EUU and jump cloned and suicide cloned to stain and got myself to my corps system.

The interesting thing about stainis that it’s an NPC region meaning it belong to the Sansha’s Nation. You know the weird dudes with the spiky ships. This means that no matter the true sec, the rats will spawn as if it were a -1.0 true sec system. Of course the pieces and anomalies aren’t really there as much but te rafting is so much more lucrative. And faction spawns come alot kore often. We’ve already had 4 officer spawns in the couple of weeks being here. I myself have had 1 really good true sansha cruiser spawn. I got a true sansha stasis webifier and low grade slave omega worth over 200 mill each. What does that ammount to? Well it nearly doubled my money at the time, let’s leave it at that.

Also being an NPC region also means that the Watkins are NPC and have mission agents in them. That means LP and consistent money for those who run them. am among those who run them. At the moment I can only do level 1s in my enyo but I often team up with sown who can do level 4s to get a much larger faction standing boost.

The PVP I’m getting down here is less as we don’t yet have gangs up that I can really go with as they aren’t at the right time.

And now, it was enevitable. PI. Officially my Corp has a PI program up and has had one in the making since insmother. But now the alliance has one too. At our most recent alliance meeting it was officially announced that the alliance has an official PI program up and running to make money for out supercap program. Of course, CDSV is at the forefront of mass producing PI in our Corp so we knew about it before everyone else. I have to say oddly enough I dissaprove. I’d say it’s more practical for every Corp to have it’s own supercap program and PI program. So then it doesn’t result in CDSV making 50% of the PI but then it all goes to some temperamental guy in RAAT or VRCorp who might not always be online.

My own PI you ask? Well I’ve pretty much donated Tomovoni to the corps own PI, but may I introduce tobovoni! My PI dedicated player. He will have elite command centres, 6 planets and net me over a billion per month. And that figure isn’t that imaginative either. It is a reasonable amount to expect. How’d I work it out. EPIC homemade spread sheet is how.

And skills. Yes. Skills. That horrible word that turns up everytime I do these blogs. Well. I’ve set up a long term skill plan. First things first. I do a couple of learning skills to 5 then I only do skills that need intelligence and memory as a primary attribute.
Then at about christmas or so I make a massive attribute rememap and put all my points into perception the willpower. Sounds crazy but if I train all conveivable skills that ill need to 4 or so it takes mento christmas. Minus a few minor skills that I may never train or only take a little while or things i won’t need for ages until I get some very expensive ships. Marauders for example or if I train recon ships.

Well I think that covers all the major events of the past couple of months.

But like this title suggests. This is not my return to blogging necessarily. Just a little(lol) update on what’s been happening these las lt couple of crazy months