Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wardec trial

I didn’t have any luck finding targets with the corp finder. I was looking at 50-100 man corps, and I’d add like half the characters to my watchlist and be lucky if even one was online. Happily, a reader chipped in and gave me a different strategy: Sit off the undock of a mission station and check out the corps of passersby.

Doing this for an hour or so gave me several decent target corporations that always had a few people online, so I declared a couple of wars and did my thing. Scout, locator agent, DPS, no problem, right?

Turns out people don’t like losing ships. I caught one five-month-old character in a battleship, but otherwise both corps just noped the fuck out. The first one, all but one character just stopped logging in. The second also mostly stopped logging in, and when they did they only flew fast warping stuff. Even when my pvp character wasn’t logged in.

Being able to completely shut down a corporation for 50 million a week is plenty amusing, but what I really want is to be rolling in killmails. I don’t think I’m going to get that this way.

Something came up, though. Updates to follow.

Friday, November 13, 2015

In which I do a sanity check run before publishing my capital guide

In the spreadsheeting business, this is what "aww fuck, everything is broken" looks like.

For once, though, it's not my fault -- turns out somebody broke rebalanced megacyte and crokite, I assume out of a desire to be an asshole. And, of course, a few months from now they're going to break everything again when the next capital changes come out. Horay.

Anyhoo, now I have to do a second check run before publishing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Indy contributor: October update

As I play EvE more and more passively, I can see things which were hidden to my eyes before. I always wanted to create a tradehub. I always wanted to contribute to capital industry. I always wanted to push my Battleclinic rank under 7k with a fully skilled pilot, and to have a pilot trio capable of completing any task I choose.

After reaching the tenth golden line, gold itself loses its shine. Victory loses its taste, and with mind not allured by material illusions I can fully concentrate on goals close to my heart.

Hagakure is a great book.

Parasoja's Notes:

I think this is what it looks like when somebody starts winning eve.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Like accelerating a freight train

So I figured I'd start out my 'pvp' thing in the shallow end, do some highsec wardecs. Trouble is, I can't find any damn targets. Figured I'd use corp finder, add some characters to my watch list, and just use locators. It hasn't really worked out -- the only corporation I've been able to find that had anybody online, they were all in lowsec. Figure I'll try a few more, then call that route an unmitigated failure. Anybody have a better idea?

In the meantime I've got an example run in progress for my capital guide. Since I'd like somebody to actually see that when I post it, I've re-submitted eve-fail to evebloggers. Unfortunately, it's not clear that that site is actually active. Guess we'll see.

Friday, October 23, 2015

"Getting back into the game maybe" update

I'm now at a point in RL where I can play eve again. This is a list of things I want to do:

1. Clean up science and industry. My low-effort iskmaking projects over the last few years have gotten me to a point where I can print isk at will, and as a result making money is no longer interesting. If there was a second level to it, like stock and bond markets, I'd be interested in those, but the game doesn't have systems to make them possible.

a. Capital manufacturing: I have a new capital spreadsheet ready to go. I'm planning to do one production run so I can make a guide, then shut down production but not sell my blueprints.

b. Research: About a year ago I started a project to see what sort of profits can be made resarching blueprints post-Crius. The blueprints are all researched, and when they finish selling I can publish the results. If I keep playing eve, this will probably be my long-term income stream.

c. Research labs. I ended up with 452 of these, which I puchased for between 30 and 32 million. I can sell them now for a profit of a few billion, or I can wait for the price to go up. Unfortunately, the price seems to be pegged to reprocessing cost because nobody uses research labs any more. I think I'll hold on to them for now, in hopes that a POS revamp will result in them either being used again or refunded for current manufacturing price.

2. Try and get back into eve.

a. Try ~solo elitepvp~.

b. Maybe try merc work again?

c. Try nullsec bigfites.

d. Maybe turn the isk printers back on and give it away for luls.

Stuff's in progress. I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Indy contributor: September update

Another month. 

I wasn't surprised when I saw price of plex. This is one of reasons why people with intentions of playing more than three years should have some form of passive income. It doesn't look like much per month, but it adds up in the long run. Eve has some diehard long-term fans, and offers infinite possibilities to actually get what you want independent of your gamestyle. I personally play the marketing and stock shares market of whole eve online more than anything else, investing my money into capital blueprints and plex. While far from most wealthy groups, being able to pile up around 150 bil capital and 300 mil sp+ over the span of five years isn't bad.

Parasoja's notes:

I'm not sure what's up with that blank line. There were several of them in the item list. If it happens again next month I'll have to see what's up.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Indy contributor: August update

Learning all the time. Last month proved to be profitable due to a single customer -- someone bought my cynosural field generator by setting up a buy order with three more zeroes than usual, and so instead of getting it for 1.5 million ISK he bought it for 1.5 billion. About as lucky for me as winning lottery, but hey -- if you wanna win the lottery you need to buy the ticket, be it keeping 450 orders on the market for 2 years or having capital blueprints increase in market value over time due to patching. The more you learn about business, and the more things you're involved in, the more holes you can see in its systems and the more opportunities come your way.

Parasoja's notes:

My first thought was "Aww crap, it broke and I'm going to have to manually the database again."