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Shameless Avenger
Posted - 2007.02.08 14:03:00 - [1]

Many already know this but some don't so here it goes:

You already made a preety spread-sheet or used one of the nice tools around and got your monthly POS fuel shopping list, good. Now you go to the market and found that the items you need are scattered accross the region. OMG! so many trips! what can I do?

Start buying the items and for every purchase you gonna 'right click' and choose "add waypoint". Not "set destination", no no no... "add waypoint". When you finish purchasing, go the map, then go to autopilot and there click on a nice button that says "optimize". The ultra-long list of systems will shrink considerably. Now get your hauler out, with cargo-expanders and giant secure cans. Travel with your assets window open for assets in solar system and start jumping. Check your assets after each jump, if you see some fuel items, pick them up and continue your route.

Storm Solutions
Posted - 2007.02.08 17:25:00 - [2]

I'm not doing the whole POS thing, but this tip is still helpful...thanks Very Happy

Posted - 2007.02.09 18:02:00 - [3]

Good tip, I hadn't realized that there was a way to optimize waypoint routes.

Posted - 2007.02.09 21:49:00 - [4]

This works for any region-wide buy order of course, not just fuel :).

ISD Pirlouit

Posted - 2007.02.09 23:17:00 - [5]

This is a great tip but a word of warning don't make the number of way points too long since it will take a while to optimize. I would say stick with 5 way points maximum to start with.

Red Frog Investments
Blue Sky Consortium
Posted - 2007.02.10 01:17:00 - [6]


TSP can be a bi*ch :)

Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams
Posted - 2007.02.10 03:23:00 - [7]

The game actually pops up a warning when you try to do 11 and freezes when you ignore it.

Paul Kersey
Posted - 2007.02.10 03:28:00 - [8]

Another neat trick is to simply create courier missions for your fuel. Put a decent reward and people will do them. Wow I was a lazy POS manager...

Shameless Avenger
Posted - 2007.02.10 06:42:00 - [9]

Yup, it's not only for fuel. I found it very usefull for other things like re-suplying tritanium stock-piles.

Also, when I'm in this byung spree's, I buy with the map opened. One of the views show the sec status of the systems in your route, instead of just the colored dots. That way you will be aware of where the low sec part of the run is so you don't autopilot-afk that part.


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