Friday, February 21, 2014

A Nice Relaxing Night

I don't think anyone who lives in high sec (and perhaps null sec as well) would consider a couple of hours floating around low sec as relaxing.  I'm also sure that many low sec residents would not consider the prospect of two hours spent carebearing and not shooting all the things relaxing either.  I guess that's one of the reasons EVE Online is called a sandbox game.

I've been fooling around over the last three nights trying to set up planetary interaction colonies in low sec in order to produce nanite repair paste.  I have this thing about making all of my own consumables in all the MMOs I play, so setting up to make repair paste is something I'd wind up doing anyway.  I think I finally set up all of my colonies correctly, so now all I need to do is figure out how to minimize my effort.  Once I do that, I'll write up a post explaining how I did things so people can point out everything I did wrong.

One of the things I hope I'm doing right is figuring out how much making 1 unit of nanite repair paste costs.  I'm not really of the camp that thinks that all materials I collect are free.  So I spent a bunch of time in a cloaked up Prowler figuring out production costs.  I still don't know the costs of exporting my finished P3 products, but I think I have all of the other costs recorded.

Hopefully Wandering Rose's low security standing of 4.1 didn't alarm the people I was in system with most of the time.  Apart from the occasional Amarrian plexer and the Chinese running around, the people in local all had a sec status of 5.0.  Once I logged Rosewalker on to do some additional PI work, one of the people in system recognized me.  He used to hang out in the area before I left for Domain to grind SoE loyalty points for a couple of months.  He had left and recently come back.  He is definitely a more serious player than me, as he had cloaked up alts watching the six gates leading to high sec.  So we got to talking and exchanging information until I had to log out.  Just because I have a solo playstyle doesn't mean I don't interact with people.

So that was last night.  No drama.  No dodging bad guys.  No shooting anything, including NPCs.  Just doing PI and chatting.  Not exactly EVE's reputation, is it?

2 comments:

  1. "One of the things I hope I'm doing right is figuring out how much making 1 unit of nanite repair paste costs. I'm not really of the camp that thinks that all materials I collect are free."

    https://www.fuzzwork.co.uk/blueprints/0/28668/0/0/0/1

    Cost to build anything, is the cost of buying the materials on the market, plus any extra costs involved to convert the materials to the end product. (Technically you should be taking some account of your time into that cost too.)

    If you're making something in several stages, then you're actually collecting a little profit after each stage - not a big profit by making the end item much cheaper than anybody else.

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