Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bombs and ISK

I had a super weird bug at one point last night, where my HUD did not display. I docked, redocked, undocked, and no HUD. I could not activate modules with keys as well. I had to log off and log back on and *poof* my HUD came back. It was terrible while it lasted.

This morning, before down time, we tried to kill someone. We tried to kill a few people, actually. Two of them were in drakes that we learned were stabed after they warpped off when pointed. They had engaged our fleet member in his flashy cynabal with two drakes. We arrived and jumped on them, pointed them, laid into them, and they warped off.

Hmm... while hating to lose kills it is very interesting to know that particular corp is willing to gimp its drakes with stabs. Information tucked away for the future.

This led to a discussion about the new bomb effects. So, we went to null and dropped some bombs and missiles on each other.







Now that pretty pictures are done, its time to discuss ISK and Carebearisems.

I announced that I was a carebear in one of my chatrooms due to my little building projects that I have been doing. I was resoundingly told that I was *not* a carebear.
 
"I'm building stuff!" I said.
 
"You shoot people."
 
"I have not shot anyone in... 4 hours!" (I had to go look cuz I was sure it was a day and found out that it was not)
"Not a carebear!"

Grumble, fine.. at heart I still feel like I am...

My efforts to sell new modules are ridiculously, over inflated market prices has not gone as well as I'd like. It has not been terrible.

First, on day one of the patch I found a BPC for the Target Spectrum Breaker that allowed me to build 10 copies. I detailed that a few posts ago.

The first one sold for the 35mil I posted them at. After a week, I returned to Rens to find that the price had dropped to 10mil. Then I returned again and saw that they were hovering around the 2mil point. I listed the remaining 9 for a bit under 2 mil each. They sold in hours to someone who is more interested in hauling them somewhere and playing with margins.

The modules cost me about a million to maybe 1.5mil to make (rounding up). The profit for them was a bit over 50mil. I accept that.

Yesterday, I found a 10 run BPC for the Reactive Armor Hardener. Another new mod into the game seeded through sites. Again, I asked if anyone wanted one. "No," I was told at every corner that I asked. One of my alliance mates offered me the ore to build them. I told him I'd tell him how much and he could give me a price quote. He said don't worry about it and gave me the ore. Win!

If I had purchased the ore, it was about 1.5-2mil worth. The mods took an hour to bake. We discussed profit vs time and effort as well. I built them all, hauled them to Rens and put them up for sale. So far, two have sold for a net profit of 18mil. Again, I feel I win.

I've said before that I am not obsessed with ISK per hour. I just want the steady flow of positive ISK coming into my wallet to negate the negative ISK flow. I hope to be up at the end of the month. If not, I like to know why. This month has been a strange one for me. I can count my positive flow in to the tune of 3 billion. I just spent most of that. However, half of the spending is a 100% tangible purchase sitting in my hanger.

That's right, Snowflake the Thanatos (that I can not fly for about 6 months and then only to sit in it and am looking at close to a year before I can do anything useful with and purchased because of soaring ship costs), arrived this morning via my corpies. I was asked, "Where is that Thanny again?" and then told "Contract it." Thirty minutes later, a trade window pops up and I have my start-day gift to myself in my greedy, greedy little hands. All of the mods were fully fitted, the missing drones were added, and it was refueled.

I hope no one was looking forward to tears for being screwed over. Sorry to disappoint. They are awesome peeps.


















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