Friday, February 3, 2012

A Billion Isk

ISK runs Eve. You can read countless articles about the game but it often rolls down to the simple fact that everything we do, is normally (I won't say always) about ISK. Even when you go out and PvP you scoop the loot from whomever didn't make it.

I'm in training mode ATM. I've been puttering around the universe learning and what I have learned is that I suck. Instead of trying to do more then I currently can, I am working to improve my 'core' skills across the board and then start building on that. They are a backbone, one can say, to learning cooler things. They also improve your basic abilities such as speed, maneuvering, firing, damage, etc.

It's not fun. Each skill rolls around 3-5 days to learn at its top level so each branch is about a week long and I'm halfway through them.

But, I'm looking at a future goal. Plus, that does not mean I can't do anything else. It does mean what I am doing now I'm doing more competently. Its small things but I do notice it because stuff becomes easier. Just getting a ship into warp improves and I can fit my modules better. But I'm far from what I would define as cool. To compensate, I have started to hoard isk. I was pretty bad about it before but now its become my minor in game passion. If I can't get into the ship I want to fit for another 3 months I might as well make a few billion isk so that I can fit it properly when the time comes.

My social circle is also shifting a bit. Now that I am in a corp where I can be a bit more social again, I have been doing so and meeting people. I'm finding people to mission with and people to talk to and even working some deals and making some isk.

Also, while celebrating how well I did I wandered around and helped some players even newer then I am. I remember (because they were yesterday) the hurdles of some of the starter stuff. The Sister's of Eve Epic Arc is the bane of my existence.

Screen Shots (or its a lie):



To explain the image above, that is my in station view. I was docked up in Rens, a trade hub near where I live. My hauler can be seen spinning in the background. The chat is open to local chat, left there from my travels through low sec. I was selling stuff. My trade skills are not much yet so you can see the tax and fees the game takes from what I sell. The transactions are date and time stamped and they show when I ticked over to a billion. The date is 2/2/12. My creation date is 12/01/11.

I sell shit.

I make isk.

I was told today that I'm doing damn good isk grinding for a new player. This made me happy.









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