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Sombad Redd
Posted - 2011.06.26 05:20:00 - [1]

So I'm a couple months into Eve, And i'm looking for somthing to do on the side between missions and I'm looking into PI.
I've got a couple questions;

High-sec PI- is it viable? I'm not looking to amass huge isk, just as somthing to do,
Skills- Do I need to commit a huge ammount of time to skills? (I'm focusing on getting my ship level4 worthy)
Investment- How much isk will I need to invest initialy? I'm floating round 200M at the moment,

If anyone knows of a noob guide to PI also, could you let me know.

Thanks and fly safe,

Sombad redd

The New Knighthood
Apocalypse Now.
Posted - 2011.06.26 19:49:00 - [2]

Actual investment is cheap only 10-30mils max per planet depending which lvl CC & links & factories you need on the planet.
High sec isn't really profitable for extracting; just build factories and buy stuffs from the market.

Skill wise you need:
Advanced planetology IV
Planetology IV
Command center upgrades V
Interplanetary consolidation IV
Remote sensing I (I have V but it's debatable if you really need the skill at all).

Jagga Spikes
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2011.06.27 09:26:00 - [3]

go with L3 in Control Center Upgrade, Interplanetary Consolidation, Planetology and Remote Sensing. run it for few weeks and see how you like it. if you don't like it by then, 96k SP is not much time lost. if you do like it, upgrade to L4, and run for a bit more.

the problem i see with PI is that that there isn't much of a learning curve. adding planets adds up time investment. CCU and Advanced Planetology helps a bit, but not much.

imo, critical issue of PI is logistics of getting materials to market. in high-sec production is not going to be high, and in low/null it will take more time to get it to market with increase risk. risk can be mitigated, but it's still there.

running POS in low/null/WH is a good reason to produce fuel locally. bit less than 600k SP can fully fuel a large POS.

as for pure profit opportunities, i don't think there is much there. it's low-entry low-intensity activity, so competition is high. there may be niches, but PI mats consumption is relatively low, which limits potential profit.

as i said, try it with low skills and see how you like it. imo, it starts interesting, as one learns the ropes, but it levels quickly.

Posted - 2011.06.28 10:38:00 - [4]

Dont do it, its painfully boring.


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