Building a Jump Freighter

*Warning* Eve Industry Speak Ahead!

I have always been a builder. Even as a young child I would construct elaborate towers of falling water in the kitchen sink with dirty dishes and cups. My parents told me that I would entertain myself for hours with a small stream of running water and some dirty dishes.

There is something satisfying about taking smaller components and arranging them in a way to serve a higher purpose and I have definitely channeled this passion into Eve. Though the T2 production chain is complicated, there is a beauty to it.

I spend a lot of time on the Sell Forum section of the Eve website. Some deals are in your favor, but you have to do your research. One evening I found a person selling some invented Jump Freighter Blueprints and that really interested me. For a while now, I have been looking to put my Capital BPOs to good use as they have been sitting idle in station for over a month now.

The contract was for 6x ME-1 Anshar BPCs for 700 M, so 116.67 M each. I looked at Jita contracts for ME-1 BPCs and they were selling for around 180-200 M.

Perhaps I stumbled upon a weary industrialist looking to sell his inventory? The offer seemed like a legitimate deal so I accepted it. He even threw in two Obelisk T1 BPCs for free which run about 35 M each. Nice.

Channel Name:    Private Chat (Seller)
Listener:        Blake
Session started: 2011.08.15 19:19:54

[ 2011.08.15 19:19:56 ] Blake > hi
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:00 ] Seller > hey bud
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:04 ] Seller > you into those bpc?
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:17 ] Blake > nice price
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:19 ] Blake > I’ll take em
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:24 ] Seller > i’ll do all 6 for 700m
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:30 ] Seller > ok, contract to you? now?
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:36 ] Blake > yep
[ 2011.08.15 19:20:59 ] Seller > need those obelisk bpc as well?
[ 2011.08.15 19:21:21 ] Blake > not right now
[ 2011.08.15 19:21:35 ] Seller > foc
[ 2011.08.15 19:21:37 ] Seller > you can have them
[ 2011.08.15 19:22:33 ] Blake > foc?
[ 2011.08.15 19:22:39 ] Blake > oh oh free of charge?
[ 2011.08.15 19:22:40 ] Seller > free of charge
[ 2011.08.15 19:24:17 ] Blake > thanks man
[ 2011.08.15 19:24:24 ] Seller > my pleasure
[ 2011.08.15 19:24:26 ] Seller > enjoy :))
[ 2011.08.15 19:24:31 ] Blake > fly safe

Well now what do I do? I also needed to purchase the Gallente based Advanced Capital Ship Components which run 13.5 M each at NPC prices and get them to at least ME 10.

Right, now to build the things! Our T2 production page of the wallet manager is still taking shape, so I had to resort to using Excel to calculate the build costs.

Now before you rush out to get into Jump Freighter production, consider the large amount of time and capital involved.

First you need the T1 item for the T2 production job and building an Obelisk from BPCs kills the profits. If you build them from BPOs, there is about a 110 M profit at Jita mineral prices. Also, in order to timely produce a freighter, you need multiple copies of the BPOs. I found that you need 1:1:3:2 in order to build a freighter every 15 days.

Second, you need a freighter BPC for Invention, which take around a month copy or you can buy one on the market for around 35 M. Datacores for the Invention job cost about 18.4 M and are consumed during the job. For a ship of this cost level, you are going to also use a decryptor to affect ME output of the T2 BPC, which costs about 6 M and is also consumed.

Now stack up the odds of the Invention success chance with a 41.58 % theoretical max success rate, which means that a successful invention job costs around 61.7 M and takes 5 days for the result and you can see why this isn’t a common industry production chain.

Whew, now to put all the items together to make a fancy Jump Freighter!

If you like these type of Industry posts, let me know. I’m not sure if I should continue to write them or file them under ‘nobody cares’ like Eve Fail (a site which I personally enjoy).


24 Comments on “Building a Jump Freighter”

  1. I enjoy these industry related posts as it is good guide on how to produce some of the more big ticket items in the game. Your not the only one who has an interest in the building side of the game =)

  2. Eric Deloitte says:

    Put me down as a supporter of the industry posts.

    Funnily enough I was looking at making a Anshar just last night.

    I generally produce T2 modules, frigates, cruisers and the occassional Marauder. Often looked at the Anshar (mainly cause I want one) but haven’t made the step up to capitals yet.

  3. Thermixa says:

    do plz continue. someday you will write something that is VERY helpfull for me. This Cap building stuff is quiete annoying sometimes, but patience young padawan -.-
    I need something to work with on my alts in HS so do continue.

  4. EVE SOB says:

    About to build a Rhea and have been building similar spreadsheets. Have you looked at copy times on the 2x and 3x component BPOs? I am just starting out building orcas, Charons, and soon Rheas. I get the datacores through R&D and have a highsec POS set up for R&D and cap ship component construction. So I get some time bonus to copy, and builds. Curious if my plans to copy rather than buy multiple BPOs is as sane as I think it is.



    P.S. +1 for indy posts.

  5. Jaggins says:

    I also enjoy the Indy posts.

  6. Mabrick says:

    You had me at FOC! Then you pulled out the spreadsheet; I almost came. On that note, keep them coming!

  7. Harlon Mathuin says:

    I like the Indy posts. As a pirate it’s not a side of EVE I know anything about so the insight is pretty cool.

  8. I’m in industry as well, i enjoy reading other people industry posts, so keep writing them. Its always fun to read about industry efforts.

    Capital production seem more like regular T2 with just a few more zero’s on each line item in the production chain effort.

  9. anonymous reader says:

    +1 for more industry posts 🙂

  10. GrammatonCleric says:

    Keep ’em coming! 🙂

    Some months ago I built an Obelisk (mining all the required minerals with a single Hulk, huge PIA) with the intention of morphing that brick into an Anshar, but then I lost interest…so this post is like a gust of fresh air, passing through a fart-contaminated room. For that, I thank you. 🙂

  11. Dave E says:

    Great Post,

    It appears very thorough, and very interesting.


  12. Steve says:

    I, also, enjoy your industry posts. Thanks for making them.

  13. noise says:

    Another +1 for industrial posts 🙂

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  16. Mokhir says:

    I’ve started reading these, and this is the very thing I have never found on eve before: Detailed guide of how one made his profits.
    I always wondered how to get into the capital indy business and reading this shows me that I’m not ready but that it is POSSIBLE.

    Continue writing these please, I’ve bookmarked your site and will be visting again, with friends.

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  22. Bucanij says:

    Funny now in these days a Anshar BPC cost 690 Mio with -1 ME ^^
    Even a obelisk BPC cost 110 Mio ^^

  23. OK says:

    You have mistake there in excel sheet – for ME -1 you should be using +20% materials, not +10% (in your material screenshot there is already correct amount though).

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