The L-word

A while ago I decided to start up a trading character. Seeing that a lot of people seem to make most of their ISK from trading. I also decided to no longer sell my manufactured goods to buy orders (I know it’s horrible that I even did it!).

Now we’re a bit further in time and my trading character is doing, okay. He’s not doing great, but it’s definately not bad either. I gave him a few mill to start with, and he currently has a tenfold of the starting amount.
Which I don’t get, at all. Why? Well I still have no idea what I’m doing, I’m just winging it, the whole buy low sell high thing works, but I have yet to figure out the goods to trade and the why behind of it.

Well I think we all know the why behind of it, but it makes no sense. People are lazy. That is the only reason that some make a lot of money on them. It’s easy, people don’t want to spend their time jumping around to get their goods, they want one point where they can get them.

The perfect example for this is Jita, everyone knows that if you need something, Jita is more than likely the best place to find it. And it’s true, you will find it and chances are you won’t find it anywhere cheaper nearby. I’m guilty of doing this myself, I go to Jita when I need something, but I live 4 blocks away from the hub.

I’m still searching for the right combination of buying and selling though, right now I’ve just been lucky, scouring the markets for something to buy I suddenly find sell orders that go for way too little, I buy them, relist them and blamo, I’ve got a profit margin of 15-30%. It’s not that hard a job either.

But it does take time, especially when you haven’t got a focus point yet, as I told you earlier, I’m winging it. So I’m not doing one set of items, I’m looking at EVERYTHING. And that’s a lot of items, too many even.

Despite the fact that it works, I’m not doing that anymore, I currently have 100m on the trading alt, and I’m searching for the right investment to put it in. I hate browsing the market for hours ūüėČ

Stay tuned o7

Fleet up!

I went on an RvB ganked roam the other day. There were about 121 people in the fleet. I had tons of fun, despite me not having done much.

When I logged onto my RvB alt the first thing I did was ask in the corp channel if something fun was going on, and I got linked to the fleet. After joining it, joining the channel and setting up my mumble I was ready. Ready to do 22 jumps to the staging system. I wasn’t quite in the right fit, seeing that I was just flying one of my Kestrels, like I always do, and it was an Assault Frigate fleet but, I’m a tackle, I was good enough.

After arriving 10 minutes before we’d go out to Null-sec I had my first “woah” thought going. It’s been ages since I was in a big fleet so when you warp to the commander and see about 100 people fly around, you’ll look at it for a few minutes and just take in the view.
Pretty lights!

The mumble channel was quite fun too, the fleet was made up of Reds and Blues and there was some friendly banter and shots given to each other. Which made me laugh so hard that my sister came to ask me what was so funny. I couldn’t quite explain it to her.

A few jumps into null one of the scouts told us that there was a Talos and some other ships on the gate, so we all jumped in at the same time. Causing a spike in local and probably making them scared. I wasn’t on any of the kills due to TDI. By the time I had the Talos targeted he blew up.
But no worries, it was fun.
About 20 minutes later we flew into a bomber, who had just dropped a bomb. I tried my best to burn away from it, but that didn’t quite work out. My kestrel blew up, and seeing that we were in Curse, I had nothing close by to get into. But it was getting late and I had to go to work so I called it then and there.

Despite not seeing much action myself, I had a lot of fun in that roam, mostly due to fleet chat, mumble, and the local chat spikes.

When the FC tells everyone to say hi in local, and everyone does, it’s good enough to bring a smile to your face.

Stay tuned! o7

Mad Scientist

I spend most of my time on my industrial character updating invention jobs. Most of them run for approximately one hour, so every hour or two I update them. It takes time, but it’s worth it. Too bad I’m starting a new job monday so I won’t be invention as much as I usually do. Good thing I still have a whole bunch of T2 Blueprints ready to manufacture.

If only I wasn’t so damn lazy, because I still haven’t gotten all of the materials to create most of them. I should do something about that, later.

I did look into ship building, I had a whole bunch of procurer bpcs lying around my hangar so I decided to invent a few.. With 1 out of 10 becoming a Skiff blueprint, I’m not sure if it’s going to be worth it to try and make more of them.. Maybe if I run out of the other copies.

I wanted to do some pvp in RvB today but unfortunately it meant me taking 24 jumps, and I’m in a pretty lazy mood today. Well almost every day, who wants to take 24 jumps, come on!

I might try harder tomorrow, we’ll see

Stay tuned o7

And this is what I do in GTA V looking at the view

Is it worth it?

While updating my invention and manufacturing runs in my POS I was talking to a friend of mine who was helping me out with the understanding of invention when I first started doing it. He asked me if my POS is starting to turn out a profit yet and I had couldn’t help but wonder “Is it?”.

The one problem I seem to have while playing EVE is that I tend to forget to write down my expenses vs my profit. I have made spreadsheets in the past, and made a few this week, but those were easy ones, to state how much my inventory is etc etc. Nothing big yet to show the revenue of the POS.

So that’s my next goal, I need to start to figure out if the work and ISK I put in the POS is giving me a profit or a loss.

Running one is not cheap, I have a large Caldari tower so that means about 500m in fuel alone each month. Next to that I buy all my minerals in Jita, or near where I live, so I need to put that in the equation too. 

Coupled with how much ISK I spend on the invention and the actual BPC’s that come out. The only thing I know now, is that I have about a 40% chance of getting a T2 BPC out of the inventions, and that’s it.

I promised myself to start writing all of this down, now I just have to hold myself to that promise, that’s not going to be easy, I tend to get distracted easily while playing EVE. Channels, shiny ships, you name it, it distracts me. Next time, before I buy something or place a buy order, I’m going to write it down.
Same goes for selling, I guess I’ll know in a week or two if my POS is worth the upkeep.

Oh and in other news, I lost my Epithal last night. I was going from Jita back to base in it and remembered I had some PI mats in a low sec system. Thinking that nobody would be around at that time I went through the gate and started the warp. The moment I did a Prophecy popped up and insta-locked me and I got scrambled. Unable to escape my Epithal got blown up. That was a 50million ISK loss. Oh well, things like that can happen every time you undock.

Coming to a system near you!

Stay tuned! 

Jump around

In order to actually do what I said I’d do, I decided to start up another account that I’ve neglected for some time. What exactly did I say I’d do? Well PvP of course, and what better way to try my hand at actual pvp than by joining RvB. But seeing that I still want my mission runner to be able to do missions, I needed another combat character.

That’s where the new one comes in handy, it was a character that I used to have on standby and ran missions with in Amarr space, I had also forgotten how much stuff he had scattered around. I just spent 4 hours jumping from one system to the other, deciding on what to throw away, what to keep and what to sell.
Not only did I do the jumping with the newly subscribed alt account, I had my industrial account follow him around in an Orca.

While jumping around I decided to check on how much LP the character had accumulated those years ago, it was quite a bit. So now I had to find one of the npc corporation stations in order to turn that LP in to a bit of a profit. Bought a few implants with it, a bit of faction ammo, and then, I used my third account to come get it in a cov ops because I didn’t want to fly around with 300m in the cargo with my orca. Especially not if it meant doing 14 jumps from Amarr space to Jita.

Everything went perfectly well and I ended the night with quite a bit more ISK than I thought I had on the extra account. Then again, he also had a Maelstrom and Typhoon I just knew I wouldn’t use anymore so I sold them too.
Time to go spend all that ISK on space ships that will be blown up during the everlasting war.

Sidenote:  I’m pretty sure that I’m going to stay away from jumping so many times for quite a while, I still have 15 stations to browse through but I have half a mind of just thrashing it instead of going there. One of the downsides of moving halfway across the galaxy.

You want me to do how many jumps?!