New Project: Build a Carrier in WH SpacePosted: 2010-02-11
When I started my Eve account, I had dreams of becoming a master builder. Since then I’ve put a lot of industry jobs on hold to go mine in WH space. To some mining is boring. I however, have enjoyed my mining career. I’ve been able to buy some nice toys due to hours of sitting on Arkonor roids including a Freighter, T3 Cruiser, Orca, 2x Hulks, Plexes for a 3rd account, and even a Carrier that is currently sitting in lowsec awaiting a good link to our WH system.
Even though I have concentrated on mining over the past 1.5 years, I have done some building such as T1/T2 drones, T1/T2 Hybrid guns, and basic T1 modules since the BPOs were cheap. Now I’m embarking on a large project – build a Carrier in WH space since I’m becoming impatient waiting for a nice link from lowsec to our WH system and honestly, what is Eve without new challenges?
As many of you know, the majority of Eve projects begin with a spreadsheet to see if your idea is ISK-feasible. So now onto the estimations.
With a ME10, PE1 Thanatos BPC, I will need:
- Megacyte 17,941
- Zydrine 41,849
- Nocxium 232,855
- Isogen 823,502
- Mexallon 5,287,183
- Pyerite 14,128,271
- Tritanium 57,790,100
This comes to 784,000 m3 of minerals with Tritanium being the biggest spacehog. Sheesh, that’s two freighters full of minerals!
I scanned a link to highsec via a C2 and assembled my NPC shopping list:
- X-Large Ship Assembly Array, 90 M – builds the Carrier
- Component Assembly Array, 9 M – builds the Capital Ship parts
- Capital Ship Construction Skillbook, 65 M – I allows you to build fighters, III allows you to build Carriers. Only took some 3 hours to train to III with +4’s
- Small Ship Assembly Array, 90 M – builds Fighter Drones
Along with the NPC orders, I needed some BPCs so I started searching contracts in Jita.
- Capital BPCs purchased in Jita 4-4, each 5 unit run BPC was around 2-6 M for a total of about 180 M
- Thanatos BPC ME10 PE1, 70 M
- Firbolg BPO ME 20 PE 5, 75 M
Raw mineral cost based on Jita 4-4 buy orders:
- Megacyte 44.3 M
- Zydrine 56.3 M
- Nocxium 20.9 M
- Isogen 44.5 M
- Mexallon 15.6 M
- Pyerite 90.4 M
- Tritanium 156.0 M
Total: 428.1 M
A few nights ago we had a route from our WH -> C5 -> C2 (occupied with miners) -> C2 -> Highsec and lowesec exits. My corpmate and I made 2x Iteron V runs to get the X-Large Ship Assembly Array (25,000 m3) and Component Assembly Array (12,500 m3) into our WH system. They are currently anchored and offline (as to not consume fuel) since we are currently gathering minerals.
The biggest hogs are Mexallon @ 53,000 m3, Pyerite @ 142,000 m3, and Tritanium @ 578,000 m3 (!). That’s a LOT of Tritanium. Needless to say, I’ve been working on Veldspar, Plagioclase, and Scordite roids since they have the highest yield of the three minerals. I have the money to buy the Tritanium from Jita, but lack the will to haul it all in. So the more Veldspar I can eat up in WH grav sites, the less I will have to haul.
I’ve just started mining and have one hangar filled with raw ore so stay tuned for more industry adventures!
[Feb 17 Update]
Of course a few days after I write this article and bring construction equipment into WH space we get a nice WH link that is big enough to allow Capitals to enter. Details here.