My get rich as an explorer by exploiting the new modules did not quite work out like I wanted. I've made some isk off of them, but I am not swimming in billions from it. To bad for poor, poor me.
I'm finding the new modules in two places so far.
The first is exploration, through Radar sites. The second is also exploration, but through combat sites.
I did an Angel Annex the other day with a corpmate. From that, I spanwed an Reactive Armor Hardener BPC with a 50 run round.
So Far I have found:
Reactive Armor Hardener - 50 run BPC from a Faction Spawn in a scanned down combat site
XL Ancillary Shield Boosters - 5 run BPC from a Radar Site
Small Ancillary Shield Boosters - 10 run BPC from a Radar Site
Target Spectrum Breaker - 10 run BPC from a Radar Site
Profit wise things have not been going badly. I sold my first Target Spectrum Breaker for 37mil. The next sold for 10mil. The rest I dumped on an over saturated market for about 2mil.
The XL Ancillary Shield Boosters were given to my corp mate for the corp hanger.
The Reactive Armor Hardener has been the real winner so far. I wound up training another level so that I could have more build processes going on at one time. I've been building random BPC that I get in Radar sites and selling the built components for a profit. The Reactive Armor Hardner's cost me a few mil to build but so far I have sold 11 of them at 4.4mil each.
I'm happy with the return on time and investment. The issue with having market orders is sitting on top of them and adjusting them. Having read Nosy Gamer's Blog, I just grit my teeth over the botters. I knew they existed but in Eve they affect so much game play. In other games that I have played in the past, the RMT people spammed and I ignored. I had no clue that anyone actually gave them money. Then when it came to botting I had no clue that people would bot in place of playing the game.
I'm naive sometimes. I play to play. Not earning the things myself causes them to lose their meaning. The entire game is of interest to me on some level. I may not wish to spend my time mining anymore but I find the concept of mining to build very interesting and fun. I wish the mining itself was better. Now, I just let others do it and buy the minerals. In fact, the other day when I was building my Cynabal I didn't even go to the cheapest minerals. That was a new sensation for me. Normally, I'd be all over it but the jumps to get enough minerals was not worth it. I guess I've discovered some of my cheapness levels.
The Cynabal wound up costing 12mil to build. Not bad, not bad. I can't fly the damn thing. Its in the stack of "Things I own that I can not yet fly."
The side project of manufacturing things is working out for me. It's just another way to inject isk into my wallet. My normally brisk market trade has really tapered off since the last patch. This is frustrating. However, I remind myself that the market ebbs and flows. My items are just stacking up and I keep scanning them down.
I've debated commenting on the AT Tournament. However, I'm going to leave that to people who understand it and will enjoy it.