Friday, December 30, 2011

Forging my own way

We will see how long I last. I made my own corporation.

Last night, before I went to work I spent a lot of ISK and purchased a bunch of skill books for Leadership and Corporation.

I then added them all to my training queue and went to work.

Eve Online, for those that do not play it or have just started, is not a simple game. You don't just do things because. If you want to run a company, that is fine. How big a company you want to run is a different thing. You cannot just step in as CEO and run a company with thousands of players. You have to invest training time into it.

I find it interesting.

The Leadership skills are about improving the attributes and abilities of the people around you, including yourself. A fleet is a group. I picked up skills that add to my ships shields, my ships armor, and even my mining abilities. They are jumps of 2% or more. They make me mine faster and they make me mine more. 2% doesn't seem like a lot but it quickly adds up. The next level is another 2% and so forth and so on. I think that it is a very cool thing. I can form a fleet with myself and improve myself. However, I will not automatically improve myself just because I am standing around.

Now I am a fleet of one, improving myself. I like that.

I also have a secondary character that I created. She has two uses. One is to haul my ore so that I don't have to take my barge out of the belt (time is money and doing my own hauling takes a good bit, transport ships are slow). The other is to become my PvP character. She is a bit more fit for it then the Industrial path that I went down.

That is fine. Eve is full of split personalities.

Anyway, back to my input. I learned Mining Foreman to level 2.

I was pulling in about 855 m3 with each cycle of my strip miners. With improving my skills and now giving myself my own bonuses I am pulling in around 922 m3. I'm mining Pyroxeres. It's my high sec bitch ore right now.

The other half of the things I learned.

Corporation skills.

Building a basic corp is fairly easy. You need to buy Corporate Management and study it to level one. That takes around 15 minutes. Then you select the corp tag, pick a name, pick a ticker, and build it.

It is expanding the corporation that gets complex. At first you get 10 members and all of your own race. You have to train Ethnic Relations to get people from other races. Also to get more people you have to train your Corp skills higher and higher and then get more and more complex ones to manage more and more people.
I also learned that you can't just learn Ethnic Relations as a base skill. You have to have social at level 3 first. This caused an issue because I originality made the corp with my alt. It's actually taken me three tries to get my corp how I want it with name and ticket and who is in charge of it.

Oh well, learning takes a bit.

I need to create a nice unique symbol for my corp.

And I have to take the time to write a brief little blurb about my group.

I'm not going to try to recruit anyone for now. I'm going to spend some time missioning with some friends and learning low sec with some pirates.

Once my special ops skills are good enough that I can fly covert ops ships, I will look into recruiting. I'd like to get into blockade running, covert ops freighters and develop a corporation that specializes in moving shit in secret and scouting and setting up jump spots for capital ships.

This is all in the future

So far, things change for me every week.

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