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August 25, 2010

One Billion Dollars!

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:29 am

I finally reached one billion isk in liquid cash (not including assets). Now that I’m in a stable place, I’m going to take a few weeks break from EVE and move back into Runes of Magic. I feel like being a carebear without a concern.

August 18, 2010

Standings Grind Complete

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 7:38 am

My standings grind for R&D agents is complete. Both of my main toons are running 5 good quality R&D agents. It looks like just these toons will pull in more then 130 million ISK per month in data cores. I probably will collect them every 3 months or so to make the pile of cash seem bigger. My next goal is to finally hit 1 billion ISK in the bank. To this end, I’ll run a few level 4 missions for a nice quality agent. Once I hit a billion, I plan to find a home in 0.0 Maybe I’ll take a trip to the Great Wildlands. I hear it’s nice there in the summer.

August 16, 2010

Standings Grinds Unfun

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 10:12 am

I am almost done with the standings grinds I need for R&D agents. Now I understand why many pilots don’t attempt datacore farming. It’s a hard grind to get standings for level 4 R&D agents. Many of the R&D corps don’t have solid high level combat agents, so one has to suffer through a lot of courier and mining missions.
The Pain!

August 3, 2010

The life of a Nomad

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:18 am

With my standings grind to get my research agents up and running comes a different lifestyle. Currently, I have no home. I’m living out of my van (transport ship) as I move from place to place experimenting with different types of agents.
Homeless… homeless…

July 26, 2010

Inspired by Images…

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:27 am

There is a writing contest over at Starfleet Comms. The aim is to write a short piece inspired by the image of a Taranis warping through space. I don’t usually write fiction, but I figured I’d give it a shot since I’ve spent a lot of time in the Ares and Taranis. Find my story below the fold.
Bad Fiction Follows

EVE: The Great Standings Grind of Summer 2010

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:10 am

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know that I am working on increasing my standings with several R&D corps. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting and I’ve wasted a lot of time doing things inefficiently.
Pushing a Stone Uphill

July 19, 2010

How to Make a Datacore Miner for Fun and Profit

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:43 am

Now that my two main characters are close to starting their datacore farming careers, I’m looking into what is needed to press my mostly unused toons into service farming datacores. The question I must answer before going down this path is, Will the passive income be worth the month and a half of skill training (and two weeks of grinding or more) required to bring the toon up to speed?
Datacore Alts

July 14, 2010

The Quest For Better R&D Agents

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:59 am

Now that I have the goal to build some passive streams of ISK, I’ve started at the top of my list at research agents. My main already has standings to use level 4 research agents in one corp, but they only have two good agents. As I get more skilled, I will need more high quality agents. This means I have to gain standings with other research corps.
The Great Standings Grind of 2010

July 12, 2010

Playing EVE for Free

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:40 am

As I’ve said in and earlier post, I’ve started purchasing PLEX’es in-game to continue my EVE experience. This means that at current prices, I have to come up with 600 million ISK per month. For a mission runner/ratter, this is a significant amount of time. If I make 20M per hour (and that’s actually aggressive for my skills), that’s 30 hours of game play per month dedicated to keeping the subscription alive. Yikes!
It’s Like a Job…

A Short Break From EVE (Fallout 3)

Filed under: Eve-Online,Games — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:09 am

Up to a couple of days ago, I’ve been neglecting EVE and focusing on Fallout 3 and the DLC’s. I finished the main quest, The Pitt, and Operation Anchorage. I’ll probably buy Fallout New Vegas when it appears. The most attractive pre-order option for me is the GameStop one with the vault 13 paraphernalia. It brings back the good old isometric Fallout 1 days.

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