Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Puttering in Space

Let me talk about my tiny, industrial goals.

Niden recently interviewed me about industry and markets in low sec. He wrote it up here, on his column Low Life on Crossing Zebras. One thing I did say to him at the start was that he might wish to find someone who was more industry focused. For some reason he settled with me. I was super honest and said things like, "I don't know."

I compare myself to many of the industrialists I know, who make their living off of it and feel a bit shamed. If anyone remembers the skit by Eddie Murphy when he discusses how his friends have McDonalds and his mother makes him a burger, that is about how I feel. I don't let that stop me however. As unbeautiful as my burger may be, it is still mine and I can look to aspire to bigger and fancier industrial goals.

My last post was discussing my need to reevaluate how I am handling my marketing. This ties into my industrial goals. In some ways, I've had these plans in place for a while. I've been slowly slotting them in as I worked on other things. Deciding to take some of my wanted down time to be productive with these goals I consolidated and moved my blue print collection.

In a way I regret every blue print I have sold over the past few years. For a while, my blue prints where a side income. I had a POS. Putting things into research forever was fairly useful and a passive way to squeeze a bit more ISK out of my endeavors. Now however, all of those lovely perfect cruiser blueprints I research I'd like to have back. I don't think hunting people down and moaning at them will make them give them back.

My first round of frigate blueprints are coming out of the oven fully researched. I have some destroyer, cruiser, and battlecruiser blueprints. I also have some stacks of blue print copies obtained  in many various ways. The two things that excite me most in a wreck are shiny, shiny modules and blueprints. God I love blueprint drops. I'd get all excited every time wondering what wonders I had found. Rarely did anyone want them, except when we scored capital blueprints so I often got them. It was glorious.

Now I've set up my little nest egg. It will take a while to finish researching what I want to research. The general goal is to stop shipping hulls. They are bulky and clutter up my freighter. I am not sure if this idea or concept will actually work. I'm not sure if it will pay for itself or be profitable. I think it will be super fun.

Somewhere along the line I can start inventing things as well. That, however, will mean another POS and I'm not sure if I'm ready to have a POS again. However, my industry alt has been training her little heart out and she should be an amazing T2 manufacturer once I start.

My mineral hoard is moved. I also moved over some Procurers for evil, how dare I use that alt to idly mine in another window and I should be ashamed of myself according to someone, mining with that alt when I'm doing things like writing blogs. I'm rather pleased. I'm putting my life back together, resetting up my bases, and getting a grip on things again.

I also found a random Deimos I must have purchased because it was super cheap. That reminds me of my cheap Orca I have sitting in Rens that I should sell or use. I still have not done asset cleanup.

5 comments:

  1. “The two things that excite me most in a wreck are shiny, shiny modules and blueprints. God I love blueprint drops. I'd get all excited every time wondering what wonders I had found . . . glorious[!]”

    ::giggle::

    If only there was a “This Item Manufactured From Stolen Blueprint” skin.

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  2. I admit my secondary motive for asking you is that you are a lowsec CSM rep. This brings any issues raised by the piece itself and debate around it closer to CCPs table, filtered through a person who's intellect and diligence I trust.

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    1. Low sec miners will find my support in the minutes. :)

      This has exposed me to more people who do low sec industry which is good.

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    2. The fact you answered 'I don't know' is exactly why I voted for you. Honesty is far more rare than BS.

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    3. Thank you. I hate disappointing people but I don't know everything. I'm more then happy to be educated on things, shown that I am incorrect, or given a new point of view to consider.

      I think I'd be unfair to people if I tried to be everything.

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