Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today, I am working the ISK

One of the current, highly irritating bugs going on after the patch is ghosts in local. People log out and their name stays in the local window. This is leaving low sec full of people. Some systems are showing 30 people in them. It's awful. You are dscanning like a crazed creature expecting to be blobbed at every second.

People are also raging about the inventory system. Therefor it has been quiet on the pewpew front and I have been occupying myself by filling and emptying my wallet to various degrees.

While I was finishing up on Diablo, I was invited to help out on an 8/10 plex. The structures in these Plex's have insane EHP and they also rep themselves. It is ridiculous. So, I ran down to null sec (without being overly terrified) and assisted. Lots of pewpew later, a lot of ammo later, and some 6mil in bounties and we popped a Machariel BPC. My split was a cool half a bil.

I did some more scanning a bit later and I found a 4/10 complex. I offered this to the one who had invited me to the 8/10. I had to reship to go and do it and I wasn't in the mood. He did not pop anything out of it. I had done a similar 4/10 earlier that day but again, no nice shiny faction drop. Maybe it is the lack of pewpew in the last few days. I have angered the drop gods or the Mach BPC drained my gifts for the day

With not much to do in low sec, I decided to haul some stuff up to high sec to sell. Also, I was charged with finding out if the new small and medium web drones were available yet. They are not. But their BPOs had been seeded. I picked up some blueprints that someone asked me to get for them.

I looked at my nice BPC for the new Module the Target Spectrum Breaker and decided to sell the BPC. They were settling down around 30 mil. That was plenty of isk for me for me. I built the contract and posted it. As I read over the posted contract something hit my eye.

10 run BPC.

I deleted the contract and looked again at the module. It didn't take many minerals at all to make. In fact, with a quick estimate it would cost me a few hundred thousand isk to make all 10 of them.

Frantically, I opened the BPC Info and started buying the minerals. I grabbed a calculator and multiplied by 10. Why? Because I suck at maths and I hate buying to many and to few. And because I can. I left school a long time ago. I can use tools as an adult! A few minutes later, I undocked from Rens and redocked in another station in Rens that had open manufacturing slots. My BPC went into cook.


Undocking! (no, I'm not moving expensive things in a Velator :) )

An hour and a half later, it spit out 10 modules. I listed each for 35 mil.

One has already sold.

I consider this a win.

While I was already there, I grabbed the two types of mechanical pieces that I was missing to build some BPCs that I get out of Radar sites all of the time. They build something that is needed as part of manufacturing or research. I really have no clue what it does or where it is used. I do know that the BPC don't sell and the individual modules sell for a bit over a mil. I have a stack of them.

When I got back home, I tossed them in the oven to cook. I learned that each one will take 15 hours and my manufacturing skill allows me to make 2. I tossed the 3rd level into my que. It would take an hour to train and give me a third slot to work with. I don't need these things personally and I can easily start up a new process each day and add a bit more isk into the pile.

Happy 6 month birthday to me (a few days early). I purchased a fully fit Thanatos today. I'll be able to move it from point A to point B by the end of the year... I think. It needs a piece or two but I'm happy and I've been gifted the fighter drones by my loving corp.

I did clear the purchase before I clicked by. We had quite a long discussion about it and did a lot of price checking. The Thanny is my end goal and ships are getting more and more expensive. When I was first looking, this would have cost me 1-1.2bil. Now it cost 1.7bil. The boys will jump it down for me in a few days.

That is how much I trust my corp. "Here is my carrier, bring it home for me?"
"No problem."
And I know it will be in my hanger.

I won't have 7bil in my wallet on my 6 month birthday. I'll only have something over 5. However, I'm content in knowing that I made it, several times over. I've spend a bit over 3bil this month on various purchases and long term projects.

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