Today I'm going to try to throw out some numbers.
I vaugly did the maths. I am starting Sunday at 130 mil made. The groups I have been with have been getting 10,395,000 ISK a site. The rythem of the sites is up and down. We lose people, we have to refit. Etc.
I'm terrible at ISK per hour conversions. I'm not making 100 mil ISK an hour because, well, I've made 140mil. I'm not unhappy with said ISK that I have made so far. I can't compare it to level 4 missions because of the handful that I have done, I've never done more then 3 or 4 in a row before I get bored.
For people who want numbers, here you go. Look into the depths of my wallet...
To do a comparison. My market sales which are composed of items I have pulled from exploration sites or salvaged from exploration sites and Level 5 missions have netted me 130 million this weekend from things selling on the market. I still have 500 mil in outstanding sell orders of shiny things.
I know I am not pounding out the isk per hour that everyone talks about. I'd hoped that magically I'd be transported to this land of 100mil isk an hour doing incursions and/or level 4s. So far, its never happened to me. I lack a skill set or mind set for it. My life is composed of ISK bumps.
In my other windows, as I wait for excursion fleets I am still doing my normal scanning for sites and a little bit of sec status ratting. I would not be grinding away at missions for ISK if I was not doing the incursions. Even when not in a fleet I'd probably not have Chella logged in at all if I wasn't trying this out.
When I logged in today, ren told me that the Mothership was down. I remembered that someone said the incursion had to come down on Sunday. Once Chella was logged in, the new incursion was 10 systems away and I had 18k CONCORD loyalty points.
Off I went.
It was pretty busy with logistic ships. I was randomly told at one pointt hat my fit was out dated. This is the standard fit that I was given.
I was willing to switch out and get some tracking links. Since we were not in Amarr space I headed off to Amarr to buy some stuff. I felt kinda bad. Like I was poorly fitted trash or something. I think its the begging. The "X up for fleet" stuff that happens. Please invite me. Please invite me to fleet. X here is my fit! X here is more bling then other fits. I don't think I like the begging. It is making me feel a bit strange. This is the competition for fits I have heard about I guess.
Turns out I was not paying attention to the fit I was posting and was posting the wrong fit. Whoops. The one I had was just fine. It was a wasted bunch of jumps and a reminder to pay attention to things a bit better and perhaps not try to play Eve when only a quarter awake.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch I was hanging out with Eve Uni, I discovered that becuase Capital Punishment. is still negitive -10 I can't get into their incursion fleets. I felt that this was an injustice to everyone (me) and sent Darian this message on twitter.
Maybe I'll actually get into a fleet later today.
Yes it's better PvE than the rest of the PvE in EvE, but still. :-/ Reminds me too much of the D&D dweebs of the A/V club arguing over whether +1 Flail of Fail is better than +2 Crossbow of Crossdress. Just saying.
It is different and a different mindset and person type. It is hard for me to bite my tongue sometimes. I'm not in love with it by any means. I doubt I will be writing about my escape from low sec to becoming a full time incursion runner.ReplyDelete
The only time I tried to go in an incursion fleet at the time I was told that my skills were not good enough and my ship was not good enough (though it was minimum requirements listed on the website) so since it was basically a side game of interest for me and being treated like space trash left me with an intense dislike for the entire community. I eventually found better things with that curiousity streak of mine lolReplyDelete