Yesterday I posted about needing a second base of operations, preferably in low sec. That was the practical side of me writing. But the next question I ask myself is: how do I go about doing that? I could just go to a trade hub and buy the ships and modules. I don't feel space poor and I can comfortably spend 1 billion ISK on the effort. But as much as EVE is a spaceship shopping simulator, I have other ideas.
With the industry revamp in Crius less than two weeks away, why not just build as much as possible? Except for possibly a Blackbird BPO, I have all the other ship blueprints needed at least researched up to ME 10, with many researched up to TE 10 as well. Some of them, I even have copies made already. I'd have to check, but I think I have Hound, Cheetah, and Prowler blueprint copies in a hanger someplace.
Modules are the bigger challenge. Not because they are difficult to make, but deciding which ones I need. I know, I know, just make all the things. But I usually like to make things I actually use, or might use. Which explains why I have a couple of Damage Control II blueprint copies already made, but no tech 2 laser crystals (or whatever you call those things).
For those wondering about the title, I have no plans to build a POS. For my small operation, I don't see the need. Besides, CCP does not have any POS festival launcher modules. How can anyone have a low sec POS without the ability to shoot fireworks or snowballs? I'm sure that's just an oversight that CCP will fix in an upcoming POS revamp.
I should add that building all my ships fits in with the role play element I've built around my corporation. Right now, the corporation is just a one system operation specializing in faction ammunition. Why not update the story with an expansion of its product line as well? As soon as I finish building, I'll want to continue using by blueprints to sell things. If I have enough fun, maybe I'll stop mining and buy minerals off the market. Probably not, though. I don't think I'll expand my operations that much.
Those are just a couple of quick thoughts on what I might do. Part of EVE is not only deciding your own goals, but figuring out one of the many alternatives that sound like the most fun. I know a lot of people won't think that building things is fun, but EVE allows a lot of types of players in the sandbox.