Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Better Marketing Habits

Last night I was reading the forums a bit. There was a big argument about how many minerals miners really bring into the game. The argument was that missioners bring in as much if not more by reprocessing low level salvage.

I know that most items can be reprocessed. I had done it a few times myself. However, I had not really thought about potential loss and gain of reprocessing my mission drop items vs reprocessing them and selling the minerals.

If items did not sell for a positive amount I just kept them around and tried later. Since my skills are not high, mission drop equipment fills a lot of my slots. My ships are basic things still and finding it saves me money over buying for now. Sometimes, I buy stuff. I don't have that many ships to equip as of yet. I shudder for the days when everything I buy will be what my net worth is now.

Salvaging my level 3 missions is tripling what I am making. I don't feel that I am making that much but I am starting to get into the grove of doing the missions. It was brought to my attention that I can buy and sell items from the LP (Loyalty Point) store as well and not to disregard that.

So I have started to reprocess things and run the numbers. It is always better when the item was not going to sell in the first place. If the item would sell the question becomes how much better would it be to sell it as just minerals.

The positive point of the entire thing is that I can make a few bits more change.

I attempted to run a mission before I went to work. I figured I had an hour.

An hour later I docked with 13% hull damage and barely anything accomplished. Whoops. I think this is a time to take a moment and try to fight smarter. :)

I will finish it tomorrow. I'll lose the time bonus but that is better then losing my entire ship as I almost did.

Time Bonus is 400k isk.

Ship cost is 54mil isk.

I did get to have something of a productive day as I helped a friend work on his mission earlier. I also got to test my repair skills for my new logistical profession I'm training into. As of today, I can fly my battleship. However, its a logistic ship for when I am running around after people in level 4 missions trying to be helpful. My gun skills are not up to par for me to fly it as a fighter itself.

Repair it!

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