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Eternum Praetorian
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The Seventh Day
Posted - 2011.09.04 14:01:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Eternum Praetorian on 04/09/2011 14:47:41

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When you're just starting the game making ISK seems both hard to do and time consuming.
Truth be told, it is VERY easy to come by…


There are many perspectives on how YOU should go out there and make your ISK, but not many of them take into account what it is like to be truly new to the game. I have some experience in this, being new to the game myself once Wink but also I have spent the better part of my time in EVE helping rookies like you get their feet wet.





Ok So How?


The simplest, easiest and most strait forward way (at present) for you to generate wealth is to run missions. Lv 1 and Lv 2 agents are not so great… but when you get to Lv 3 agents you will start to realize that there is some nice ISK to be made there.

Once you get to Lv 4 missions you will have your hands in the cookie jar :P
Lv 4 mission runners bank tons of ISK with very little effort.






An Added Bonus To Running Lv 4 Missions

THE SAME skills that will allow you to run Lv 4 mission really fast (and thus make lots of ISK in the process) are the exact same skill that you will need to engage in Player vs. Player activities. Miners for instance spend months (or even years) doing nothing but training skills that leave them as defenseless as a paraplegic Shocked


Mission runners however have options…
Should they choose to implement them in combat that is.




What about Mining, Trading, Manufacturing & PI?


Wealthy players with tons of assets and ISK will tell you things like “I make a killing on the market” or “I made my first Billion manufacturing”. Sure they did… they spent a long time working towards it and some people just have a natural predisposition for such things. But do you? And even if you do, think about this…


Do you currently have spare ISK to invest in trade?
Do you have the right skills to manufacture nice ships?
Do you know what the nice ships even are? Or what the “preferred modules” to trade are?





No you don’t, you in a frigate and you are really REALLY new to the game.




Watch out for older players stroking their egos in front of the new guys...
They know allot of secrets and tricks that got them to where they are today and they SURE AS HELL are not going to share the REALLY good with a noob like you. Right?
Wink

Eternum Praetorian
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The Seventh Day
Posted - 2011.09.04 14:03:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Eternum Praetorian on 04/09/2011 14:51:10

Eternum Praetorian’s ISK Making Story


I got lucky when I first started EVE, I hooked up with a mission running corporation who let me run Lv 4 missions with them. I was in a Caracal (which was a tech I cruiser) and I vividly recall how amused everyone was when they realized that my little cruiser could tank Lv 4 mission battleships Laughing


The result was that I had access to Lv 4 mission agents long before I was able to fly a ship that could solo them. Pretty cool really…


It was quite an experience for a new player TBH. I worked so hard just to generate that first Million ISK in Level 1 Missions (I didn’t even know what salvage was at the time). Suddenly, because of the corp I had joined, I was making millions upon millions of ISK back to back and in quick succession running these missions. Individual Lv 4 mission NPC’s had bounties on them that were larger then what I was earning running ENTIRE Level 1 missions from beginning to end, and the salvage was sooooo much better.




...



I set my skill path… Cruiser to Battlecruiser and in very little time I was blasting through Lv 3’s. As I ran them, I slowly waited for my battleship skills to finish, and when they did I bought my first Raven battleship. Lv 4’s were mine!



But I wanted more…
You see in EVE once you start making ISK really fast… you just want to make it faster.


...





I saved up my ISK and invested in a Faction Raven and Faction Modules that increased my DPS enough to allow me to kill even the really long Level 4 missions in half the time. I made my first billion farming Angel Extravaganza Lv 4.


Then…
I had so much ISK and had gotten so bored making that ISK I decide to start PVPing.
Which was really easy because I by then I had enough ISK and could fly whatever I wanted.





(Not to mention I could also fly everything from frigate up to battleship now do the skill path I took in order to maximize my ISK per hour running Lv 4's)
Cool

Eternum Praetorian
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The Seventh Day
Posted - 2011.09.04 14:06:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Eternum Praetorian on 04/09/2011 14:14:53
As a mission runner I was making way more then those who mined in the Corporation…


Their focus had been to get into a max skilled Hulk and start buidling things, mine was to max my Tanking and DPS skills so I can blast through Lv 4 missions as fast as possible. A couple of months down the road, I came out on top as the Mission Runner.


I had more ISK
I had more ships that I could fly
…and I had more options in game then my max skilled, Hulk flying, miner counterparts.


I was glad that I chose the path that I did, and still am today even though I don’t run missions anymore.







So yea...
Running missions will be the best, fastest and easiest way to generate wealth when you are first starting the game.
AFTER you master them, you will have enough ISK to do whatever else you decide that you want to do.



And if your future master plans for universal domination fail.. hell... you will still have the lV 4 missions to fall back on amright? CoolCoolCool

Eternum Praetorian
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The Seventh Day
Posted - 2011.09.04 14:09:00 - [4]
 

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Jovan Geldon
Gallente
Lead Farmers
Kill It With Fire
Posted - 2011.09.04 15:34:00 - [5]
 

Confirming that farming L4 mission all day erry day is the absolute best and most efficient way to make ISK in Eve...Rolling Eyes

Tau Cabalander
Posted - 2011.09.04 16:29:00 - [6]
 


Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2011.09.05 04:06:00 - [7]
 

A warning to new players:

Running level 4 missions in High Sec is considered "minimum wage" in EVE. As the OP mentioned: it is the easiest and simplest way to make a lot of money. Because of this, EVERYONE can grind away at level 4 missions. It forms the baseline to which all other ISK making activities are compared. An ISK making activity is only considered "worthwhile" if you can make more ISK than running level 4 missions.

If you are only concerned with making ISK, it is best to learn about other areas of EVE besides grinding missions.

In fact, learn some PI, which you can easily have running in the background while you run missions. Maybe run missions for an R&D corp so you can harvest datacores. Learn some spreadsheets and figure out what you can build from your own salvage to get a little extra ISK from your mission loot. Just remember that you want to make MORE money than what you would get by selling your loot!

But for the love of whatever you hold holy, don't just sit there and run missions! You will be the type of person everyone else in EVE takes advantage of!

Learn the game, bit by bit, and ease yourself into it slowly. But don't stay in the kiddie pool forever! The deep end of the pool is where the fun is at.

Thornat
Posted - 2011.09.05 06:51:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Taedrin
A warning to new players:

Running level 4 missions in High Sec is considered "minimum wage" in EVE. As the OP mentioned: it is the easiest and simplest way to make a lot of money. Because of this, EVERYONE can grind away at level 4 missions. It forms the baseline to which all other ISK making activities are compared. An ISK making activity is only considered "worthwhile" if you can make more ISK than running level 4 missions.

If you are only concerned with making ISK, it is best to learn about other areas of EVE besides grinding missions.

In fact, learn some PI, which you can easily have running in the background while you run missions. Maybe run missions for an R&D corp so you can harvest datacores. Learn some spreadsheets and figure out what you can build from your own salvage to get a little extra ISK from your mission loot. Just remember that you want to make MORE money than what you would get by selling your loot!

But for the love of whatever you hold holy, don't just sit there and run missions! You will be the type of person everyone else in EVE takes advantage of!

Learn the game, bit by bit, and ease yourself into it slowly. But don't stay in the kiddie pool forever! The deep end of the pool is where the fun is at.


I second that.

Mission running is something you can activly do and it can be fun, but generally you should have more long term goals in mind and more diversity answering some key questions like "why do level 4 missions for this particular corp?".

Things I do to diversify.

1. Do missions for research agent based corps, get 4 or 5 level 4 research agents doing research for you (aka Data Core Farming). This type of op takes a bit of work at first but once setup its a cash cow.

2. Buy T1 BPO's and use some of those data cores to make T2 BPC's. There is lots of ways to profit from T2 BPC's, often its sufficent to sell them out right but you can get more complex and get into building them as well (see number 3).

3. Build T2 Ships and Equipment from your Data Core farming operation. The margin yields are very good and again this is a set it up and go operation so you don't have to baby sit it, just check in periodically.

4. Planetary interaction. Another good set up and go operation, again, takes a bit of know how so study up on it to get it right but once set up this is a great cash cow with very low maintenance.

5. Incursions: Personally I find it a lot more entertaining than missions and the rewards can be considerably better at times.

6. Wormholes: Riskier, but yields far better ISK and is hell of a lot more fun (no local, possible PvP). These are my favorite types of ops to do with my corp.

7. Low sec and null sec mining: Again, riskier and hence more fun. Can be extremely profitable.

8. Blockade running: Everything in 0.0 sells well, simply buying T1 BPO's or taking those T2 BPC's out into a 0.0 station can yield extrodinary margins, its really a billion ISK business.

9. Low Sec Mission Running: Again risky, might even say not as profitable as high sec missions but a hell of a lot more fun.

10. Jitta Trade: Boring as ****, but the +.01 ISK game can yield extreme profits if you have a bit of capital to invest. But as I said, its maintenance heavy and its even more boring than High Sec mining which doesn't even make my list. But profitable. With a couple of hundred million ISK you can make 30-40 million ISK in minutes on a good day if you know what you are doing. With a billion ISK to invest you can become a multi billionare in a matter of days.


 

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