My first post this month outlined how a new bro could make a half billion ISK a month and still have time to do all the fun things in Eve Online. Basically I told them to train their PI skills and afterwards take 30 minutes or less a day to make their ISK; then go have some fun.
There was cynicism aplenty. I followed up with another post showing how my buddy Kao Jai had done for income his first month of following my advice. He didn’t get to half a billion ISK, but he still made a respectable 400 mISK plus!
I then reported on Grimmash taking the PI challenge and blogging about it on his site: Warp to Zero. He did not max his PI skills to either! He wanted to see if he could still make bank. He’s struggled with it a bit, and he’s certainly not gotten close to Kao Jai’s numbers, but after 11 days he was in the green by 36 mISK. Your margins will get better as you gain experience Grimmash so keep up the good business.
As you can see, he is down 91 mISK from the month previous. His total profit for the past month was 324 mISK.
That’s not what I claimed, so I’ll have to admit I was over optimistic on the potential by about 33%. However, 30 minutes of hard work a day pretty much pays for any new bro’s weekend PvP habit doesn’t it? Still, I over sold it. Sorry you made a healthy profit of about 300k a minute instead of 500k Kao.
That now out of the way, I did find out from Kao Jai why he couldn’t make as much this past month. He said it basically resolved to be two things. One, he had to start buying Oxygen off the market to supplement his PI resources. It seems his Reactive Gas planet really sucks, as in barely shows any white bar on the resource profile. He had to devote all the extraction capacity on the planet to Reactive Gas. Since Reactive Gas comes from gas giants and so does Oxygen, he had to start buying Oxygen. He also started using a second Launch Pad so he could move the extractors to the best Reactive Gas spot on the planet. That is a million ISK a move increase in overhead every time a spot depletes.
The second thing that got him was this:
The NRP price bump crested at about 35,000 ISK a unit and then quickly slumped with a thud. That’s pretty much par for the course when speculation takes over. Look at that one huge buy just before the last update. I wonder if that speculator managed to get back into the black. Sorry dude, them’s the breaks.
So in conclusion, Kao Jai made over 700 mISK in two months and now lives on a private asteroid sipping Quafe and going through exotic dancers faster than the Copacabana. Life certainly does not suck for that new bro.
And also in conclusion, I am taking a week off. I’ll not be posting again (in all likelihood) until April 3rd. If anyone reading this is going to Norwescon 36, let me know. I’ll buy you a beer.