Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Effort vs reward

Despite not logging in to the game for more than an hour per week in the past couple of weeks, I’m still making a profit ISK wise. Which is always a nice thing to see. It’s not much but it’s enough to keep me happy. Especially if you consider how little time I spent setting up the orders for this.

Some people enjoy looking at the market and deciding what goods they need to buy and sell in order to make a pretty big profit. I on the other hand, am one of those guys that would like to see more isk, by doing as little as I possibly can.

Due to this I will never be super rich, but will more than likely have enough isk to do whatever I’d like to be doing at the time. 

Two months ago I put up about 10 different buy orders, some for PLEX, others for Datacores. At the time I bought about 15 PLEX, which I sold last week at a “profit” of 100million each. Which is not bad at all considering I’m not spending that much time in game.

Same for the datacores, buying them at around 15k and selling those for around 25k also made a nice little profit. All of this took me just a few clicks in game and a few weeks of waiting out of it.

This just goes to show that if you have the patience to wait, you can make a nice profit on the EvE market. Unfortunately not many people have that, most want a quick turnaround.

I guess the fact that I’m still looking for people to play the game with has its advantages: It takes me longer to put things on the market and most of the products I bought a few months ago are currently more expensive.

I do admit, that if you start out, the market can seem strange, and you do need a bit of ISK to get started. Years ago when I first started, I wanted ISK fast, and the fastest way to do this was buy a game time card and sell it. 
I’ve done it before, if I had to I’d probably do it again. 
The time it would take someone just starting out, to earn that amount of ISK, is too high. While it only takes me about an hour at work. 

At that time, and now I look at it as a win-win. Because not many people like grinding for hours on end just to get enough money for a ship. And I’m one of those people too.

Like I said earlier, I’m kind of lazy.


Stay tuned o7

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Searching for the right one

The search for a new corporation to join continues. And it’s not going very well.

I’ve found a few that I might be interested in, but some are not responsive when trying to talk in their public channels, and others have a strange recruitment process that takes way too much time to bother.

Speaking of these kind of processes, I get why some deem it necessary, but why make it so complicated. Just ask people why they want to join and their character API, if you have doubts ask more. I’ve had to fill in tons of questions about both my personal life and eve life in some of these and after a few I just gave up and moved on to the next one.

Same goes with the API keys. Please do not ask me to provide a full key for my trader. I’m already admitting that I have an industrial/trader character to make my ISK, don’t even think that I will be providing you with a full API key.

Although I can understand that corporations need to be protective of their surroundings, especially when in a wormhole, but sometimes these things make people (me at least) just throw away the virtual application and search for the next one.

Which is a shame, because there was one corporation that seemed promising but it just took them way too long to answer my questions and even my application that I’ve given up on them.
On to the next I guess.

At least I have GTA V again to have fun with. It came out on PC last Tuesday and I’m doing the online part of it for the first time with friends. I’ve played it on PS3 too, but the PC version is just WOW.


Stay tuned o/

Friday, 10 April 2015

Investments for the future

I thought it high time to start using a bit more of my ISK. So I decided to put up a few buy orders on PLEX' and Implants.

The PLEX is mostly because the last few weeks I've been thinking of cutting back to using two accounts instead of three, but I still want to use all my characters. I have one account that only has 1 important character on it, and one account with two of them.

So I'm going to be moving the characters around a bit.

Come to think of it, I was going to move the 2 characters, but I should probably just move the one.. Silly me.

I'll have to check how long the accounts are still paid for but I'm guessing one of the two will end soonish and once that happens I need to figure out how to work this.

It's a bit silly, it would be cheaper for me to move one character, but I'm kind of attached to the account name.

Anyone else had issues with something like this?

stay tuned, I'll try to update more frequently again.