Monday, July 9, 2012

Minor Update of the Boring Stuff

I went back to my roots today and spent some of my evening, Salvaging.

My new work schedule that has me working 'normal' hours has been exhausting. I figure that it will get better. I'm interested to see how it will effect my eve life and game play. My alliance has peak times in the US West Coat and AU/NZ time zones. I'm US East Coast and now I suddenly have to go to bed around 10pm.

It will be an adjustment. We need more EU and East Coast players.

As for ATX we are ranked 29th and going to the next set of rounds next weekend. Chat and coms are ablaze with ideas, counter ideas, guesses, pondering, thoughts, and musings.

For me, it is an interesting day. This morning, my Aura app buzzed that Sugar needed a new jump clone. I eyed it and sure enough, she was going to roll 10million skill points by the evening. To top it off, I rolled over the 10 million point with Weapons Upgrades V.

So, today I plugged in Advanced Weapons Upgrades and assault frig 4 and pondered things. Mostly, I pondered that I was incredibly tired.

Then Lue invited me to salvage missions. My poor Noctis had a thick layer of dust over it. However, I broke it out of storage and undocked it. Then, I remembered what a terribly fat cow of a ship it is.

But, salvage. How I love it. The changes with the Escalation to Inferno patch that nerfed Tech 0 modules in salvage drops screwed me a bit as a salvager. The only reason I did not suffer more is because I had already started scanning as a source of income. While some people have said the drop tables are screwed, I do not find that to be the case. What happened is that mission runners no longer had to pay attention to their salvage. They melted it all down and sold it before not caring. Now, they only get meta drops and its easier to sift through the much smaller amount of loot gained.

The market is flooded with more higher end modules. It is good for the people buying them. Eve is a game with loss. It sucks for people like me that made isk off of it. I have a container in Rens full of modules that I have not put on the market due to watching the prices bounce all over. I am fortunate that I had started scanning and began to supplement my income off of my exploration.

However, back in the Noctis felt surprisingly good. It felt familiar and the socialization with Lue is always great. I'm not too proud to salvage and fly my Noctis. The best part is when Mane invited me to pew a battleship for the sec gain while he was ratting and I had to tell him that I was cloaked in a Noctis in a safe.

Of late, I've been back to doing some errands and such fun things to earn a little bit of extra isk on the side. I spent ISK like water in June. No idea what was wrong with me that month. To much drama not enough ISK making.

My liquid is almost back to 5bil. I hope to pop it over that point this by the weekend and regain the ground I lost last month in liquid isk. My assets are still intact, minus 4 or 5 canes. It seems that 4-5bil is my current comfort point where other things draw my attention more then stuffing my wallet full.

It is an unexpected observation. I may go play in the market tonight.

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