Day 9 part ii

I spent much of Day 9 either at work, or working on this Blog, I really need a better avenue for advertising it, feel free to add a comment with suggestions.

And now on with the show, so I’ve got around 200million to make, and I’m still milling around in JITA. I’m watching local a little bored and zoned out, and notice someone states “First person to chat this (some random odd arrow characters) gets 1m isk”, now I have no problem with these sorts of things and my hand/eye coordination and short cut key usage is well trained and I paste the required text in short order….. and then my wallet blinks!

Oh Crap… this isnt supposed to happen on this account !! no scams and no assistance!! OH NOES

It turns out the wallet blinked for 10m not 1m, he’d put an extra zero on the end…..

I then chat him and mention that I’ll need to donate the money, and I mentioned my Blog, he asked how much I had, I told him 375 mill, and then my wallet blinks!!! for 200 MILLION isk GOD DAMMIT, I then complain profusely I tell him thats not the way I wanted this character to roll. So I try to transfer it back to him…..but its a trial account, I cant *FUMES* …. one Support Ticket later all is right with the world (Yes the GMs returned the funds quite happily).

This isnt the first time I’ve been offered cash just to plex the account, but the whole point was to earn it myself, so I’ve sent them packing.  So if you see an odd transaction or 4 in the account, thats where the money came and went from.

 

Now back to the exploration. Sometimes its not a straightforward thing to go from High Sec to Null Sec… today was one of those days. I managed to go from Jita to Dodixie in 5 jumps with lots of scanning in between… there were just no other wormhole exits other than 2 High Sec portals 😦 So I move over a few systems and try again, there is potentially some activity in this new hole so I’m very cautious and take my time ensuring I’m safe.

Finally an hour later I’m in Null, Thukker Tribe area. I’m so close to my goal that I take extra precautions and avoid busier systems I only need to make 200m and then I’m done. I come across a Relic site in a very empty system… but try as I might I cannot get the warp to 😦 95.8 was the highest I got, I was moving those probes individually all over the place 😦 after maybe 20 minutes of trying I give up and move over, 90 minutes down and zero income, not good.  A few more systems down I find a site where I extract 40m in goods, and then another hour passes pickings are slim and the takings seem to have dropped off 60m haul and getting a little tired. Lets move onto the next system…. ready, aim, JUMP.

“hang on this doesnt look right” as I enter the new system there are a lot of people on gate, its ok they cant see me, I’m cloaked… but they know that I just entered the system at one of the gates… ok there is no warp disruptor up, I just need to pick the I’m nearly align to and jump.. decloaked… aligning… targetted…. WHOOSH! no no thats not the sound of my warp engaging… that was the sound of having a Warp Disruption bubble FIRED at me!!!!  (Interdictors are the shiptype that can fire these) no escaping that one… warp bubbled, warpscrammed, webbed, neuted and shot to hell…. no escape from this. and the guys took FOREVER to pop the pod 😦

I’m not sure there is anything I could have done here, except maybe turn around and head back for the gate I was at, with afterburner blaring, a little shocked and stunned so lost valuable seconds.

All I had to show for 3 hours work was a 65million isk kill mail, such is life/death and EvE 🙂

I’m still on track for the plex so its all good.

Liquid isk: 370,000,000

Estimated assets: 20,000,000

Null Space Cargo Value:  empty, but safe

Approx Net Worth(incl. cargo) : 400 million (Jita Plex is 570million)

PvP Related losses : 385 million

Total value earned: 785 million (much more than a plex…. but a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush)

This Sessions Play time: 3  hours.

Accumulated Play time: 54 hours.

Day 4

Isn’t it frustrating that real life can have such a large effect on your virtual self!! Wasn’t in the best of moods thus my productivity was low, couple that with waiting for 90 minutes of an important skill to tick down. Yuck. So I logged off and let Drone IV and salvage drone I complete and made myself useful…. Losing 170mil on my main in stupid station games while wardec’ed. Note to self don’t pop in a bad mood.
I had planned to clear out a few missions and the salvage the remains, The destroyer STILL can’t handle level 2s very well. I persevered but this made completion times loooong. After an hour and a half, 5 missions down… Salvage and loot amounted to a couple of million. Isk per hour is poor but at least net worth heading in the right direction.
As discussed previously I keep getting recommended to try null/low sec exploration, so I spend the next hour or so gathering parts and fitting my ship. Cue the Magnate this truly is one of favourite hulls from a visual perspective, vaguely reminiscent of Boba Fetts ship(I’ll probably get a bounty on my head for such vile heresy). I pile on the Hacking and Relic modules, the scan strength rigs, and 2 stabs to aid getting away from warp scrams. For launcher I go with the freebie one, but for probes I stump up the extra for sisters probes. It’s 4 million for a 10% boost, so pushing the value to around 5.5 million, yeah I can replace that gulp.
I tried desperately to fit an afterburner, but my skills and funds just don’t allow it, so I roll my eyes and scrounge around for something useful. Inertia stabilisers for faster aligns, and 2 small containers to hold all the loot.

Undock let the scanning begin.

I’m running out of playtime before bed so decide to commit to wormhole space before getting shut eye. Scanning down in high sec is considerably easier than WH Space, soooo glad I went for Sisters Probes, if I survive the trip i’ll have to fit a module to aid with that. 2 wormholes in I decide to dash for bed, tomorrow I can briefly explore the trap I have entered.

Liquid isk: 12,386,268

Estimated assets: 27,000,000

Approx Net Worth: 39 million

Todays Play time: 3 hours.

Accumulated Play time: 21 hours.

Day 3

Being social with corp mates certainly drops the isk per hour ratio, but I’m gaming not working :-).

Today was fairly slow going due to the nature of the missions I was running. Sure level 1 missions are very easy in a destroyer, but the income sucks. I felt the need to get more value for each mission run so I had been ramping up to salvage my own wrecks, I’ve bought and fitted a Dragoon for this purpose. I picked this one due to the speed bonus of the drones, I should be getting the salvager versions by tomorrow.

My Dragoon is fitted with 3 Salvager I and 3 Tractors, I need to find an Afterburner to put on there too.

My Coercer is just fitted with Meta 3 Small Beams, and its very tight on powergrid so I dont have space for anything else. perhaps I should resort to using Dual Beams instead, at least that way I can fit a tank and afterburner.

So half my accumulated assets are locked up in the above Destroyers, whereas the other half in an Omen. Tomorrow I’ll have to attempt some of the harder level 2’s if this proves fruitless I’ll liquidate the Omen.

The more and more I experience the standard missions the less and less likely I feel I can plex off them, the income just doesnt seem to be there. Perhaps now I have the salvager setup and more skills in the Omen they might turn a tidy profit, otherwise I’ll head off to null for the weekend and do exploration.

 

Liquid isk: 16,094,091

Estimated assets: 18,000,000

Approx Net Worth: 34 million

Todays Play time: 4 hours.

Accumulated Play time: 18 hours.