Hello, my name's Noizy and I'm horrible at Eve Online.
Now that I have that disclaimer out of the way I can now tell my tales of high sec mission running this weekend. I'm working on my Brutor Tribe standings and the best way to raise them is to run level 4 security missions in Metropolis or Heimatar. So I found a system with two level 4 agents, moved in my ships and a load of ammunition and went to work.
I've talked about finding new ships to mission in but that would mean shopping and playing with new fits and I just want to get the standings grind over. So over the course of about 6-7 hours over the weekend I ran six security missions and one storyline mission. The good news is that I somehow didn't lose any ships. What makes me a horrible player is I didn't really realize how nice the payouts for running level 4 security missions are.
I always have periods when I run security missions for a month or so but I just ran them to kill time. If I really wanted to grind standings I would run courier missions. As far as making money my big money makers over the past two years were first planetary interaction and then, since June, my syndication deal with Eve News 24. Mining? Mission running? I didn't do them unless I was bored.
I was a little surprised at how much I made. For mission rewards and time bonuses I received 9.8 million ISK. Not bad. But the big money is in bounties. I received 45.4 million ISK for killing NPCs. I just added 55.2 million ISK to the money supply.
Did I state that the big money was is bounties? Not from what I saw. Since I'm bad at Eve I actually flew a Noctis into the sites when I finished and cleaned up the mess I made. According to the automatic calculations in my Noctis' cargo hold I collected a total of 68.2 million in meta items and salvage. I usually just keep the salvage for making rigs later but still, 123.4 million ISK for running a weekend's worth of missions? Okay, maybe I need to learn how the game actually works.
Just to show how bad I am at Eve, once I finish my standings grind I'm going to head back to low sec. Flying around high sec feels strange now and I just want to get back to all my nicely bookmarked low sec systems. The only difference is now I have a monetary goal to shoot for when I'm playing.