Time and time again, the very moment I start up the EVE client either my wife or kids come in demanding my attention elsewhere. It drives me crazy.
PI has turned out a little more bemusing and profitable than I expected, so I am biting the bullet and spending a bit over 2 months of training time to give both my PI Alts Command Center Upgrades V and Interplanetary Consolidation V.
I’ve watch a few PI videos and read a few related blogs over the last couple weeks, and picked up a few more tips regards setting up installations. One particular idea is to use Storage Facilities to buffer output from Extractors. I had been just using a spaceport for storage – but as a consequence was having to upgrade the links from the Extractors back to the Factories, and having extra Factories running to clear the initial extraction spike you get over the first 24+ hours.
I readjusted about 70% of my PI installations (across both characters) over the weekend, with a preference towards using Storage units and just moving things in much closer to each other. All told, the installations look neater. I had no improvement, or a slight drop in performance on a couple planets, but most saw an increase in production of between 10 and 20% due to getting more extraction head units down. One saw an increase of over 40%.
My Alt Corp has paid back the initial investment put in by my main. It is currently sitting on..
650M in the bank
320M in trade, PI and mineral stocks
80M up for sale
Given it is based in a quiet region with a relatively poor market, and I am only looking at it a couple times a week, I am happy with its progression. I can see how much more profitable it would be if you moved to a market hub, and logged in several times a day to maintain your orders and installations. That doesn’t sound like much fun though, so I will continue happily meandering along at this slower pace.
Oh – I also purchased myself an Archon on the weekend for my main. Now for the painful process of collecting all its fittings and getting them into low sec. I’ll just do that slowly.