After a reminder from Serpentine Logic (http://serpentinelogic.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/preparing-for-retribution/) I figured I’d put in a token effort and manufacture some of the items which will cost more to build after Retribution is released.
As he wasn’t forthcoming with what those particular items were (I don’t blame him), I tried half a dozen different Google searches until I found comments and posts outlining the obvious ones.
I grabbed out the related BPO’s and started kicking off some max run manufacturing jobs – only to hit the limit for my Industry Alt at just 5 jobs. Seems I hadn’t trained that Alt in Advanced Mass Production!
I quickly scramble to train up my PI Alt so she can kick off a couple jobs – but then realise she doesn’t have Production Efficiency V.
Skill plans get adjusted and updated, and a couple skill books are purchased.
I then log in my Main, Jump to his Industry Clone, and auto pilot an Interceptor to my Trade and Manufacturing Hub. I’ll use him to finish off my manufacturing.
One job submitted, and then the next fails as I am short on Minerals. That’s right, buy more Mexallon was on my To-do list.
Back to my trade Alt, find some at a reasonable price on the market, purchase, and start hauling.
The last of the jobs is finally kicked off. I realise my minerals could do with some replenishment, so I put some buy orders up.
I knew there was a reason I wasn’t going to bother with this. Damn you Serpentine Logic..