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Production Runs: Buying BPC Contracts

Contracts, contracts, contracts.  They are a life blood.  They make it easy to switch items between characters, hand things to people, move things, buy things, sell things.  But there are so, many, many scams around there.

I decided to take the plunge and convert my drug information from the document that it is shoved into a very poor, somewhat pathetic spreadsheet with no special effects.   The main reason I am doing this is because I get tired of forgetting what gas makes what booster and winding up with the wrong combinations at my POS.  I often do this early in the morning before work and I wind up docking and re-docking over and over like an idiot.

I've been slowly building up my supplies that I keep on hand.  This is very good and a lot of my time now is spent doing the longest part of the entire process.  That is converting the gas into the pure booster so that it can be converted into the consumable booster.  Industry in Eve isn't super streamlined.  You have to manage time and processes and pre-plan what you are doing.

Boosters are much easier to consume then to make.  With my production ahead of consumption I can focus on doing things like stocking local markets and selling to other interested parties while making sure that the people who rely on me for their boosters will always have quick access to as many as they need.

Yes, this is fun for me.

However, contracts.  There are no blue print originals for boosters.  There are two types of blue print copies that I have come across.  There is the common blue print copy found from exploration sites.  There is also the blue print copies that come from the pirate faction loyalty point stores.  The first one has a max run of 50.  The second of a 200.  I normally buy the runs of 50 being a small time player.  I was informed by a commentor (who was anon so I can not give name credit) that there is a 100 bpc that drops from the combat Ladar sites.  I would love to come across this, however, in Molden Heath it would be for sooth anyway.

So, I have to search my contracts and buy my blue print copies.  Molden Heath produces Sooth Sayer.  Sooth is the only booster I do not make. I don't make it because no one wants it.  It is one of those almost completely useless items in the game that make a person growl.

Anyway, most of the contracts wind up in Jita. I've become quite good at buying off of my market alt and shipping them down to Rens.  I was taught by my beloved business partner market Trader friend that haulers pick up lots of small volume contracts that pay out tiny amounts to fill the holes in their transportation.  They have the room and are making the run and a little bit more ISK is always nice.  This has allowed me to smoothly move my blueprints from Jita to Rens where I can pick them up at my convince.

I quickly learned that contract scamming happens here as well.  I have already read my contracts in Eve.  I read too much about the various scams to trust much in the game.  I'm thankful for that.

The contract looks fine but notice the last line of the item information shows the number of runs left.  An untouched blue print will have 50 runs or 200.  This has 10 so someone has used it.  Remainders like this are common.  A deal will look normal but the runs left are suspicious.   10 million is the current price for this blue print with 50 runs on it.


Same price and it will make 40 more boosters.  That little figure about how many runs are left to the blue print is rather important.

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  1. You said: "There are two types of blue print copies. There is the common blue print copy found from exploration sites. There is also the blue print copies that come from the pirate faction loyalty point stores. The first one has a max run of 50. The second of a 200."

    There is a third type that also comes from exploration. Rarely, a special named NPC will spawn in a combat ladar site and drop 100 run bpc's.

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    1. Thank you for that. Its something I have not fallen over myself or read about anywhere. I have had a special named NPC appear once since I started exploration and the wreck was empty.

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  2. Your post was timely, I had never read that the NPC copies were any different either, but one dropped for me this week and there it was. I still have it.

    It can be yours for a fair price if you are in the Standard Exile market.

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