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Dagam
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2006.09.04 11:18:00 - [1]
 

Sup. I'm a merc/mission runner turned industrialist/trader. Much of my profit comes from selling ammo in mission running hubs like Motsu, though the competition has been stiff of late. Which leads me to wonder if there are any hubs I've missed, but also I'm curious about how people do kill missions in general. For instance I went with Ishukone Watch because I saw in it imo the best level 4 agent for Caldari. But once I got to it, I saw very few others working for the same agent, which perplexed me somewhat. Anyway without further ado, fill this out and perhaps ammo producers can meet your needs better, maybe lower your bottom line or deliver ammo to your doorstep. Wink

1. What NPC corp do you work for the most?

2. What level/quality agent? (Your favorite one of course.)

3. What system is it in?

4. What ship do you use?

5. What ammo do you use?

6. Of the ammo you use, how much do you use per week? (say for each type)

7. Where do you go to buy your ammo?

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(When I used to run missions)
1. Ishukone Watch
2. Lvl 4/Q 19
3. Tamo
4. Raven
5. Cruise missiles
6. Around 10k wrath, 3k paradise, 3k devastator
7. Nonni or I produce my own

Nez Perces
Amarr
Metatron Inc.
Posted - 2006.09.04 13:36:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Nez Perces on 04/09/2006 13:39:08


heh... in RL I have worked P/T as a market researcher so I'm inclined to assist you Smile

1. Amarr Navy

2. LVL4 Q18

3. Yarebap

4. Raven

5. Full range of cruise missile dmg types (tech1)

6. approx. 7k for each type except for kinetic which I hardly ever need

7. Produce all my own ammo thus far


IceBergSlim
Posted - 2006.09.04 14:03:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: IceBergSlim on 04/09/2006 14:03:32
Originally by: Dagam


1. What NPC corp do you work for the most?

Gallente - Creodron

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2. What level/quality agent? (Your favorite one of course.)

4

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3. What system is it in?

Atlulle

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4. What ship do you use?

Raven

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5. What ammo do you use?

All T1 cruise and torpedo types - primarily Wrath and Juggernaut

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6. Of the ammo you use, how much do you use per week? (say for each type)

Torp: 15k [approx]
Crusie: 20k [approx]

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7. Where do you go to buy your ammo?

I produce my own ammunition.

I suspect that most mission runners produce their own ammunition using BPO's [which are relatively cheap], using the looted items to repro' to produce minerals for their production facilities.

Good luck with your survey.

Regards.

Ps, posted with separate character as main isn't online. Main character is Lockheed19. If you want some help with any other questions, please contact him ingame vie evemail.

GallenteSlave
Posted - 2006.09.04 15:05:00 - [4]
 

i wont answer the questionaire (since you wont learn anything useful, I like most mission runners make my own ammo) but i will say this: whenever i buy ammo its because I run out and im outside my home system. So what you need to do is sell ammo everywhere around motsu and towards aramachi for example.

Hit all the surrounding systems and offer small batches at the best price. if you commit all your production, 50k for example, to one price, the next guy will just one up you. Besides ammo, drones and cap booster charges are good secondary markets.
if you want to make money though, think about investing in t2 production.

Guillame Herschel
Gallente
NME1
Posted - 2006.09.04 15:08:00 - [5]
 

Admit it. You're a pirate taking census of future victims, where to find them, what kinds of ships, damage and resist to expect, etc. etc.

Aren't you? YARRRR!!

Andrue
Amarr
Posted - 2006.09.04 15:18:00 - [6]
 

Ammo? What's that then?

Wink

Mikal Drey
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2006.09.04 15:40:00 - [7]
 

hey hey

1) whoever i want to improve im pretty much maxed out with alot of matari corps gallente is my next goal so I reckon i'll find a good system then abuse Fed Navy. - currently not missioning

2) L4 dont care much about quality generally i find a good system and live there for a while - found a system with 5 L4 agents :)

3) not telling .. piewats hunt mission runners fyi

4) tempest for L4 cyclone if i ever L3 or help out in local. Sleipnir might get an outing soon if i return to missions

5) fusion - angels / Proton - ammar / Plasma - serpentis / quake when the **** hits the fan and i find a BS to kil (mammoth, Zor, hoborak etc. )

6) never really noticed when i mission mainly cause i cant be arsed to spam, or shot count.

7) build my own. (kill, crush loot, build ammo, kill . . . )

Lord Drachenfels
Caldari
Posted - 2006.09.05 06:57:00 - [8]
 

It allways nice to help.. And besides i run missions i hi sec so no worries Razz
1. What NPC corp do you work for the most?
Caldari Navy
2. What level/quality agent? (Your favorite one of course.)
lvl 4 q20
3. What system is it in?
Motsu
4. What ship do you use?
CNR
5. What ammo do you use?
Torps and cruise (Mostly kinetic)
6. Of the ammo you use, how much do you use per week? (say for each type)
Dunno approx 500 cruise and 100 torps pr mission (but im guessing)
7. Where do you go to buy your ammo?
In Motsu or make it myself it depends.. Prices have been going down latelyCool

Dane Hur
Caldari
Snapbug Inc
Posted - 2006.09.05 13:03:00 - [9]
 

1. What NPC corp do you work for the most?
Amarr Navy
2. What level/quality agent? (Your favorite one of course.)
Lvl 4 Q: 20
3. What system is it in?
Somewhere in low sec
4. What ship do you use?
Raven
5. What ammo do you use?
Cruisemissiles
6. Of the ammo you use, how much do you use per week? (say for each type)
Somewhere around insane and freaking insane
7. Where do you go to buy your ammo?
Corp

Dagam
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2006.09.05 19:25:00 - [10]
 

Pirate? Nahh. ;D Too much effort to do that tbh and pirates have nothing to be worried about from the average mission running setup. Producing drones is a good idea, thought of it before but they seem bulky for their value. Profit per m3 isn't as high as ammo, but good idea. Cap boosters, do people use them in mission running? Seems like a lot of cargo to carry.

The reason I ask all this is mostly because I'm trying to figure out the reasons for why some items sell well and some don't. Like torpedos and cruise missiles sell well in Minmatar regions, I think because there's a zydrine shortage there. Other places like Motsu have a lot of competition though the surrounding areas have less. But the Motsu CN station doesn't have a factory so you know the ammo is being hauled in and not produced there. Anyway I'm rambling, carry on.

Gamesguy
Amarr
Black Nova Corp
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2006.09.05 21:26:00 - [11]
 

Yes, people use a lot of cap booster 800s, but not enough to really make a profit though. Like say enemies abound 5/5, I'll use 60+ cap boosters(I preposition an indy and drop them off in a can), but none for 90% of the other ones.


Croak
Gallente
Posted - 2006.09.05 21:52:00 - [12]
 

1. Federation Navy

2. L4

3. High sec

4a. Machariel
4b. Dominix

5a. Machariel-Large Projectile, Torpedoes
5b. Dominix-Antimatter L, Lead L

6a. Large Projectile, 40-80k (Rapid Fire IV, hardwire, and Machariel ROF means I gulp proj ammo)
6b. Torpedoes-500-1000/week (2x siege, moderate skills, easy on ammo)
6c. Hybrid Charges, 1000/week (Dominix only comes out when it's really laggy)

7. Make my own ammo from mulch

Cmdr Sy
Appetite 4 Destruction
The Firm.
Posted - 2006.09.05 22:39:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Cmdr Sy on 05/09/2006 22:41:56

I doubt my responses will be terribly useful to either a market researcher or a pirate as I don't do the LP grind and tend to change location every month. But...

I always found it difficult getting Warrior drones in Gallente sovereignty space, unless I was actually near a trade hub. The problem is, they seldom drop in Gallente missions, and they hardly ever appear in time bonuses. Thus the other agent runners have none to sell, and you have to travel to buy some.

Arraron (4-13 Astral Mining), Heorah (4+13 The Scope) and Kador Prime (3+19 TransStellar) are among the locations where this has been somewhat frustrating.

Caldorous
Gallente
Posted - 2006.09.05 22:59:00 - [14]
 

1. Federation Customs
2. 4/20
3. Low sec
4. Gallente commands and dominix
5. Antimater Charge M / Drones
6. i'd say 30k per week
7. i build it


 

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