New Project!

Hi folks,

Just started playing again the past few days.

I’ve been considering doing some of the projects I’ve done on this blog, such as starting a fresh character and documenting how I go about making isk. But the real reason I’ve started playing again is that I’ve been working a lot with Amazon Web Services for work and it solves one of my issues with building any kind of nice set of tools – hosting is a pain, expensive(potentially) and I’m a bit of a control freak so I wasn’t prepared to do it without direct access to the server myself.

All in all, too much of a pain to bother doing for something with questionable amounts of gains of virtual money.

But now it’s more appealing for a couple of reasons:

  • I can refresh my skills at programming, which have atrophied over the years.
  • I can gain more familiarity using AWS. I’m pursuing certifications around AWS so this is useful for my career.
  • I can learn Java, which I’d like to know well to do mobile app development for Android.

The upside for you? I’m going to document the process like I’ve done with other projects in the past. If you have an inclination to take the API data from Eve Online and craft your own tools to provide you with specific information that no-one else has the toolset to acquire, you might be interested in following this as it progresses.

Otherwise I need to get to grips with all the patch changes since I last played, and figure out what I want to do. When I left I was a bit bored out in nullsec, so I might look for a new direction.


I’m back

Hi folks,

I’ve been playing again these last few months after leaving New Eden for a while, after my father passed away.

During my absence I played skill queue online, updating my skills every so often and paying for my accounts with plex purchased with isk. This has reduced my net worth considerably.

Currently I’m making enough isk with the following:

  • My invention corp in highsec, which has 4 characters producing t2 with 10 slots each. This is nice, steady, low risk, low investment income. It makes me about 1b per character per month, on an average earn of 200k isk per slot @ 66% efficiency. The efficiency is low to take into account wasted time from unoccupied slots. I do some t1 production as well where I have slots available and it is profitable.
  • I have 10 characters in a remote area of null doing PI. Run properly it makes me 18m per character per day, or 560m per character per month. It is a bit fiddly and click intensive, which makes me less inclined to do it. Combined with invention, I’m getting a lot of click fatigue.
  • I purchased a slightly pimped out Vindicator for ratting in Forsaken Hubs in Guristas nullsec, which earns me 45-60m bounty ticks before taxes plus loot and salvage. This is nice for making isk when my marketeering/manufacturing/planetary interaction is sorted for the day.
  • My partnership running 5 reaction towers, producing intermediate products like nanotransistors.

I am doing no trading of any sort right now, with the exception of selling my manufactured goods.

An example of a good day's manufacturing prospects.

An example of a good day’s manufacturing prospects.

This projects are slowly building my net worth back up. I have a few billion spare I can put towards new projects, and here is what I am considering:

  • Seeding the main market hub of my alliance, Gentlemen’s Agreement with goods.
  • Setting up a blueprint seeding project, moving BPOs to market hubs and selling them there.
  • Setting up a skillbook seeding project, moving skillbooks from schools to market hubs and selling them there.
  • Buy a Machariel.
  • Go back into station trading, which I loathe.

These options each have good points going for them.

  • Seeding a market hub is beneficial to my alliance.
  • Blueprint seeding is a simple business with good margins
  • Skillbook seeding is also a simple business with good margins.
  • Machariels are fun, and using one for exploration sidestep’s my corp tax which is rather high.
  • Station trading is rather profitable and easy to liquidate out of.

I’m going to chew the fat for a few days and pick a couple of these, and move into business with them after I’ve set up my spreadsheets and maybe code some tools to work with the project. I expect to get started around the 22nd, conveniently after Burn Jita 2.

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 160,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

So now I’m the CEO of the 2nd biggest independent corp in New Eden

Update: Apparently we’re the largest FW entity


Sam Sabre, the founder of Fweddit stepped down yesterday and passed the CEO position to me, with the support of the director group. So now I’m the CEO of the second biggest independent corp, and fastest growing corp in Eve.

Shit. I think this calls for me to bring out an old image macro I used on a previous post:

Well, I have some idea. I’ve spent a few years now seeing amazing CEOs in action, so I’m going to do my best to emulate them and help steer Fweddit into being extremely effective.

On that note, I’m going to put the blog on hold for the next two weeks. I have fleet doctrines to finalise, a campaign to announce and run, and a million fires to put out… and finish coding stuff for our comms. I’ll take notes for the blog for when I have the time to come back, so hopefully I’ll have some great content then.

In the meantime, thanks for reading and if you have an active Reddit account, come check out Fweddit!