As my back continues to slowly improve, I have been finding myself in EVE more and more of late. The last few days in particular I have been very active.
I glanced down while updating my trade orders recently and noticed I had passed the 1B ISK on my buy orders. I wondered if I had enough ISK in the Corp wallet to cover the full amount, and found that I did. It is funny how the process just slowly builds momentum, even when you are not putting in much effort.
I do cringe when I read about the much larger profits other bloggers make with their industrial efforts. Mine are woefully inadequate in comparison – but then again, so are my efforts. I am happy enough with how things are plodding along.
The enforced fine tuning of my PI efforts are reaping rewards. The change to 2 day cycles, updated layouts, and (due to taxes) much more careful selection and balancing of extraction means I am making as much in two days as I was in a week before Crucible. While I am not working at it religiously every 2 days, and I expect prices to drop, even based on conservative estimates my profits have doubled. I can even see plenty of opportunities to improve things even further.
Trading turnover continues its slow but steady increase. My move into larger hulled ships has worked out better than expected. While volumes are low, the margins are very good. Flipping several hulls a week at profits between 10 and 40M each starts to add up.
If I maintain this overall effort, it is going to be interesting to see where the Corporation Bank Balance is by the end of 2012.
My T2 experimental production plans are moving along. The required skills have a bit less than 40 days to go now, while the initial burst of blueprint copying and preparations should all be done in 25 odd days. There are ingredients I am not familiar with, so I have to go investigate them, and see if I need further BPO’s.
My Xmas gift fuel block BPO’s still have about 26 days to go for their ME research (still queued), then will be swapped to PE. I have 6+ months’ worth of fuel (small POS) to convert to blocks when those are all done.
Finally I ran across the map to pick up a few surplus ships I had been ignoring for a while now – mostly PVE related, a couple command ships, a couple Eris I used to use for salvaging, even a couple Noctis. I gave these to Alt 2 to sell. During my hanger clean up I found a Mining Foreman Mindlink, which I think I got in a mission years ago, which was worth around 10M at the time. A quick glance at the market shows they are selling for over 500M now, so I decided to cash that one in. These sales have earnt over 500M so far, with some 700M still to go. It seemed like a good time to go through the process, since prices on many items have really gone up over the last couple months. For example I sold a Megathron for 101M, which I purchased a couple months ago for 83M.