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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Recruit Me! Also Co-Hosting Lost In Eve.

Well I tried to make it Sunday, but I got so damn depressed,
That I set my sights on Monday and I got myself undressed,
I ain't ready for the altar but I do agree there's times,
When a woman sure can be a friend of mine.
America - Sister Golden Hair

Now on to the post:
I have now left Majesta Empire. It's been a long time coming, but a bit of a hard decision. You see, everything about null-sec war annoys me. The timers, the grinding, the alarm clock ops. Or at least it would've if I'd ever really committed to them.

I got fed up with avoiding logging in so I wouldn't get committed to another 6 hour op that I just didn't have time for. The members were nice enough, but I had no real friends the entire time I was there. So essentially, there were many reasons to leave and one very good reason to stay.

The money.

After just under a 5 month stay, I'm bit over 5 billion richer. This is significant to me in many ways but the important thing to remember is that I only got geared up to really produce isk over the last 2 months. About 2/3's of that 5 billion was made in the last two months. How, you might ask?

First of all I set up a reaction POS pair. I defrayed costs through planetary interaction, with one character making enough robotics for both POS and the other making enough Coolant and Mechanical parts to do the same. I created fernite carbide from materials(Specifically Vanadium and Scanadium) I bought in Jita. Rough profit after all costs were accumulated was about a billion isk a month. I ran this pair for 3 months. I may in the future explain this in more detail with a guide, but for now, you should know this is a ridiculously profitable enterprise.

Second of all, I stopped wasting my time on Sanctums. This may strike you as odd, but it's one of the first steps I took to making money in Null-Sec. You see, I had a Tengu with almost 700 DPS, doing very good damage to elite frigates as well. That thing could burn through Sanctums. With fighter support I could bring down 20 million isk a tic. But it's constant work. So I spent a lot of time spinning my ship instead.

You can spend 5 hours doing it, and hope for a Dread, or you can scan systems for signatures instead. I chose the second option and damn was it a good one. Suddenly having to figure out what to do with a Gila BPC, Rattlesnake BPC, 15 Enhanced Ward Consoles, and a Pith A-Type X-Large shield booster all at the same time became a problem of mine. I ran gas clouds as well, and developed my Gas mining skill to max. That's 50 million isk a site, and you finish it in an hour(which you spend "mining" so you can do plenty of other stuff in the mean time). I'll take that.

Basically if you do the right things, and put in the right things in the right places, you can make a shitton of money. All they ask for is commitment, and while that's not a terrible thing, I'm not quite ready for that yet.

Next stop, a wormhole corp. I wouldn't mind if they're PvP focused, but they need to have a strong PvE backbone, because I want to learn how to do that. Anyone recruiting?


  1. Might I humbly suggest

  2. Nah Talocan are scrubs. Go with CCRES or AHARM.

  3. I can recommend Lone Star Exploration. They have a long Eve history as a group and used to be a long time ago part of WIdot.

  4. Congrats on becoming a co-host of LIE, you deserve it.

  5. :D

  6. Welcome to Lost in EVE. It's a great podcast. I've enjoyed your guest spots on it.

  7. Gratz Hallan, I enjoy hearing you on LIE.

  8. Hallan I can offer you exactly what you are looking for :-)

    ping me in-game

    gratz on the show \0/

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  10. Sent you a pm i game with an offer i think you might like.

    skye fox.

  11. Naoru Kozan how dare you speak of ccres in the same sentence as aharm...

    ok arrogance aside Check out our public channel "Aperturecom" recruitment is currently invite only though.

    p.s. I'm so glad I wasn't the only one to think the sanctums were a complete waste of time except passive isk income while probing :)

  12. I don't see how you could be making that much on that reaction, you should be losing buckets of money. Both of those go for around 1500/unit in Jita, but the resulting reaction is worth about 10isk each. Am I missing something horribly?

    Fernite Carbide: