Experimenting with T2 ProductionPosted: 2011-06-17 Filed under: industry | Tags: invention, production, t2 5 Comments
I’ve decided to try my hands at Tech 2 production. I trained up three alts with Laboratory Operation V, Advanced Laboratory Operation IV, Science V, ‘Beancounter’ Implants, Mass Production V, Advanced Mass Production IV, and numerous Science skills in order to start on this endeavor.
Tech 2 production is much more complicated that Tech 1. With Tech 1, you can produce your item with minerals. Tech 2 involves moongoo, PI items, Morphite, and an invented Tech 2 Blueprint Copy. Yes, yes, there are Tech 2 Blueprint Originals – we’re not getting into that conversation.
I plan on purchasing the Advanced Materials and producing Tech 2 Components. After some shopping in Jita, I ended up with a nice stock to start my production line.
I purchased a lot of BPOs for ships, drones, and general popular ship modules. After some reading, I decided to setup a Large POS with around 9 Labs. I have a mixture of Mobile Laboratories (1 Copy, 3 ME, 3 PE, 5 Invention) and Advanced Mobile Laboratories (3 Copy, 2 ME, 2 Invention).
I wanted to be able to keep track of how each item was performing because Invention success is random. I discovered that the API item “completedStatus” gives a 0 for a Invention failure and a 1 for a successful T2 BPC.
After creating some logic for the job result, I now have a nice section in my wallet manager program to track Invention jobs.
Next up is to create a page in my wallet manager that can report on the profitability of Tech 2 items as these values fluctuate with the prices of moon products.
Wish me luck. I would love to hear any tips from fellow Industrialists.
That hack looks pretty cool. I used to do some T2 ship invention but in the end gave it up as prices were in flux and it was becoming too much like hard work. These days I just do a more simplistic bit of T1 construction on the side. Good luck with the invention. I look forward to hearing how you get on.
Impressive, you surely are going in big!
Did a bit of this stuff a year ago, and I love the tool you are creating. Big help I suppose. But yes, the prices can fluctuate a lot and one has to check regularly how the margin developes and possibly change invented items from time to time, so its still worth it.
I am sure you know these but just in case you don’t I wanted to mention it: Check out these tools, they helped me a lot back in the day, might be a good thing to compare your hack to: http://bp.cherry.frubar.net http://games.chruker.dk/eve_online/invention_chance.php
Love the blog,
Cheers & Fly Save!
Could you tell me what is the last screenshot ? Is a program you did yourself or something existing on internet ? I’m used to with HQ for the manufacturing part, but i have nothing installed about Invention (i have tested invention calculator, but i found it too … heavy).
It’s a custom website that I’ve been working on to manage my trading, PI, invention, and production. If you go back a few posts there is a lot of detail on it.
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