I worked on an Average site last night and cleared 15K Arkonor, 30K Bistot and 20K Crokite. I received the following message from my WH partner this AM.
omg blake!!!! We’re not going anywhere.
Good work last night btw, Clearing that avg. Time to get those lasers warmed up good and proper. We have 2….. yes I said 2 as in two rarefied core deposits.
At our 75% refined state that’s still just shy of 2 billion isk on those 2 sites. add onto that what we mined the past couple of days and that’s a hell of a lot of money.
Great Monday morning news as I was expecting to help take down the POS and move to a neighbor WH this morning.
While clearing the Sleep spawns, I almost lost my Dominix today on the first site. With my Dominix Rail/Blaster Setup, I can barely tank 1 Sleeper BS and 2x Sleeper Cruisers. Luckily, my partner had a Remote Hull Repairer on his ship and was keeping me alive.
Here’s a shot me of me dipping into Structure; my heart was beating a little faster at this point.
I did stay alive, but I need to make sure to remember these two tactics: don’t warp to 0 right on top of the Sleeper ships and use Heavy Drones on Sleeper Battleships. Whew, onto the Arkonor, Bistot and Crokite!
We hit a Rarified Core Deposit for 4 days straight. This WH has been the most profitable so far. I hope that we get a good, empty C5 neighbor to move into tomorrow. No more Gravimetric sites are spawning so I am getting some C32 out of a Ladar sight until downtime.
Over the past few months, I have been trying to find a new direction for my main character. When I first started Eve, I wanted to run missions so I trained up for a Dominix with good blaster/drone skills. Missions got repetitive so I trained up Invention skills and started to do some Tech2 invention. Now, 15 months later, I want to put my main in a Carrier. It is going to cost around 2.5 B to get the skills, ship and insurance, but I think it will be fun.
Our Alliance is currently trying to claim space in nullsec, so I feel that having a Carrier will be an important support piece. We currently have sovereignty in 5 systems around The Initiative. (INIT.) and Atlas Alliance (ATLAS) territories in the Immensea region. No POS bashing has occured yet, most likely due to the upcoming sovereignty changes (CCP Abathur); I doubt any major Alliances are going to make power-plays until we know the full scope of the new mechanics.
Buying the BPO for a Billion or a researched BPO for 1.5+ B was out of the question so I headed to Jita. According to games.chruker.dk, ME10 is perfect for the BPC. There were a lot of ME3 and ME5 BPCs in Jita 4-4 for around 40-60 M. After looking around, I found a exchange on a ME10 BPC for 50 M, *click*.
Jita 4-4, 50 M, ME10, PE1 Thanatos BPC.
Now, on to see if my corp/Alliance has any BPCs of the Capital parts so I can build the Carrier…
What a lonely home over the past week. I only say one Covert Ops on the Directional Scanner the entire time we were in the system. Currently the WH has stopped spawning new sites, so it is time to move.
- Targeting Range: -41%
- Turret Tracking Speed: -41%
- Missile AOE Velocity Multiplier: -41%
- Drone Velocity: -41%
- Damage Multiplier: +85%
- Gravimetric ECM Strength: +85%
- Ladar ECM Strength: +85%
- Magnetometric ECM Strength: +85%
- Radar ECM Strength: +85%
- Target Painter Effectiveness: +85%
- Sensor Dampener Range Reduction: +85%
- Sensor Dampener Scan Resolution Reduction: +85%
- Tracking Disruptor Tracking Penalty: +85%
- Tracking Disruptor Optimal Range Reduction: +85%
We focused on the Rarified Core Deposit for around 4 days and generated around 1.491 B worth of profit after the minerals were hauled to Jita. We are donating 300M to our corporation and splitting 1.19 B so my personal take home is around 595M.
- 50,000 Arkonor
- 80,000 Bistot
- 80,000 Crokite
- 15,000 Mercoxit
- 20,000 Spodumain
We did not touch:
- 200,000 Omber
- 200,000 Hedbergite
All of our minerals were processed by our Intensive Refining Array which has a refining yield of 75%. In a few months, we are planning on using a Rorqual to compress all of our Ore and bringing it to empire to refine where we can get a much higher yield.
Here is an entertaining Alliance Tournament video where both sides cannot follow directions. Kenzoku moved before the match started and took 50% damage to three ships while Laconian Syndicate failed to count their points correctly and had to drop a ship. Good Caldari match where Kenzoku won by a narrow margin.
When I first started Eve, I thought in terms of thousands; skill books that cost 32,000 or 100,000 were high priced and the thought of spending multiple millions on the advanced learning skills was just not justifiable.
After a few months of getting my learning skills maxed out, I found Evemon and saw how beneficial the advanced learning skills were to my character. I mined for hours in my Navitas frigate and hauled with an Iteron III to get enough ISK to purchase the skills. After those skills were purchased, I started to think of items in Eve in terms of millions. Tech I items that cost 100,000 ISK or 200,000 ISK cost next to nothing and I had some 50 million in my wallet.
- 06.2008 – 07.2009 NPC, Center of Advanced Studies
- 07.2008 Joined a corporation
- 11.2008 Corporation joined a Alliance
- 02.2009 Created a second account
Joining a corporation set me on a mission to pilot the mightly Hulk, which at the time cost around 80-85 million ISK. I slaved, earning money by trading basic Tech I items like Warp Core Stabilizers and Heavy Neutron Blasters. The Hulk was fun to mine in and made easy work of Veldspar asteroids. After the release of Apocrypha, a corpmate of mine and I moved into a C2, then a C3 and now we are calling a C5’s home; my Hulk is eating Arkonor and Bistot asteroids for breakfast.
15 months after starting Eve, I am setting a goal to pilot a Carrier for the Alliance. The skill books, ship, modules, and insurance all add up to around 2-2.5 B with a 80 day plan to be able to pilot the Carrier with proper module/jumpdrive skills. I have perused the killboards and see the multi-billion ISK damage of a Carrier kill.
Am I ready to think in terms of Billions? 1,000… 1,000,000… 1,000,000,000?