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Irongut
Sex Money Guns
Posted - 2008.10.02 18:27:00 - [31]
 

I made my first few billions with T1 manufacturing, the seed money for which was gained ratting in 0.0. Now I manufacture T2 and trade as well.

Chr0nosX
Habitual Euthanasia
Cry Havoc.
Posted - 2008.10.02 18:28:00 - [32]
 

I killed an incursus. 10bil lootz Very Happy

Lochmar Fiendhiem
Caldari
International Multi-Player Consortium
Posted - 2008.10.02 18:33:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Vina
falcon bpo



oh nice. you lucky sob

hedfunk
Caldari
Posted - 2008.10.02 18:37:00 - [34]
 

Suicide ganking.

Amarrian Cougar
Amarr
Viziam
Posted - 2008.10.02 18:45:00 - [35]
 

1.Buy Fed Navy Antimatter L charges in Dodixie or Oursulaert for 500 isk a pop.
2.Sell Fed Navy Antimatter L charges in Rens, Motsu and Jita for 2000 isk a pop
3.???
4.Profit

Mr McCargo
IDT Research and Manufacturing
Posted - 2008.10.02 19:01:00 - [36]
 

Trading.
Trading.
Trading.

Yep, that's how you can make those hundreds of billions of ISK in a relatively small time. Of course, for that you must love trading and the sound of money flowing into your wallet. Somewhy, most people get bored of trading or find that they've made enough ISK after only a couple of trades. Well, truth to be told, one can never have "enough" money.Cool

Vancali Dogstar
Gallente
Alpha Technologies LTD
Posted - 2008.10.02 19:09:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: Mankirks Wife
I made my first billion mining and ore trading.

Then I realized 1.4 bil worth of GTCs only cost me 4 hours of extra (RL) work and I could use all the time I saved not mining to go pew pew pew.


Damn! Now why didn't I think of it that way? lol Oh yeah, I'm salary, that's why. Evil or Very Mad

Apoctasy
Lethal Injection.
Hedonistic Imperative
Posted - 2008.10.02 19:50:00 - [38]
 

Edited by: Apoctasy on 02/10/2008 19:49:59
Contract scams.

The ends justify the means, or my own ends in this case.

Imperius Blackheart
Caldari
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.10.02 19:53:00 - [39]
 


Hard work and mainly market pvp, my initial capital coming from being a mission grinder when a clueless newbie.

Kage Psychodin
Caldari
GoonFleet
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2008.10.02 20:40:00 - [40]
 

Delivering pizzas at lightning speed enabled me to buy GTCs for 3/4th of the billion. a lucky implant find on a 0.0 rat gave me the rest, my wallet was at 1,000,387,220 for a day. and now half is gone. so it was just a billion once, but that number made me happy.
BUT IT WASN'T PURPLE!

mechtech
SRS Industries
SRS.
Posted - 2008.10.02 21:07:00 - [41]
 

datacore harvesting back in the day. I've probably made 5 billion in passive income from that so far.

Only making 1/10 of what I used to make, but I used to be able to fund my accounts and have spending isk left over.

Morfane
Quam Singulari
Session Changes
Posted - 2008.10.02 21:28:00 - [42]
 

Suicide ganking

BrutusIW
The Order of Odin
Posted - 2008.10.02 22:32:00 - [43]
 

1st b was just a lot of 00 ratting, then quit and gave most of it away

latest b was selling commander loot.

seems ratting all the way, just changed the way i do it now.

Ooyama
Caldari
Omega-Fleet
Motivated and Determined
Posted - 2008.10.02 22:43:00 - [44]
 

As a merc,, still collecting payouts on a few old debts from that Cool.


"Yama".

Franky B
AUS Corporation
CORE.
Posted - 2008.10.02 23:32:00 - [45]
 

Edited by: Franky B on 02/10/2008 23:33:29
discovered a dysprosium moon in 4n-BUI up in deklein ages ago. had a moon mining pos that I managed myself just chugging away back when dys was worth jack. I quit eve for about a year, then came back to find my stash worth 5 billion isk.

yea.

PS: I had that pos running through thick and thin, even through the EC-P bob megablob. did fuel runs in destroyers for nights on end lol.

Jinx Barker
Caldari
GFB Scientific
Posted - 2008.10.02 23:42:00 - [46]
 

POS Nerf/"Ballance" I bought allot of towers before the prices changed, and then sold them all slowly over the year or so.

4x kills with total of ~ 400k Morphite, and ~ 500k Zydrine as my share.
1x Suicide Gank with Navy Raven BPC 4 run.

Complex whoring, when Vigilants and Gisiti A Type stuff were dime a dozen, I collected a massive number of BPCs and mods, and just kept hoarding them for about a year and half, and then the plexes got nerfed and I sold them all.

And finally, bought things cheap, and sold them very dear.



Meridius Dex
Amarr
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2008.10.02 23:55:00 - [47]
 

Made my first 700 million ratting in the drone regions, then sent it all to a trading alt in empire. Eventually bought a freighter thinking I could make some money with it. That was 5 months ago and it's been a total bust so far.

My empire alt trades every so often to make 100-200 million ISK to cover ship losses - and I buy everything T1 insurable at discount, to break even after insurance payouts. So, even after months of fighting in zero sec and now faction warfare, I still have 1.5B floating in my account at any given time.

Still don't know how various types make billions in the plural, besides selling GTCs.

schmarty pants
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:09:00 - [48]
 

Suicide Ganking
Macro Mining
Hacking in Deltole Plex
Contract and Escrow Scams
0.0 Mission Farming

Xtreem
Gallente
The Collective
White Noise.
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:12:00 - [49]
 

missions
setting up high sec pos
moon mining
ratting
trading
buying cheap selling higher :)
production
even pvp has made me good isk with drops

after almost 5 years, u prob have made money in most things if your not a specced alt :)

i always find it funny my "alt" has 55mil sp lol

Vladimir Norkoff
Income Redistribution Service
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:24:00 - [50]
 

Piracy. Hit a Faction fit CNR on the Oimmo/Ots gate. A few days later hit a freighter full of Mexallon, plus all the fighters from the carrier that tried to save it. Pushed me to the billion mark.

Sadly, anti-pies started responding in earnest. So went legit, did the glory days of exploration and a bit of 0.0 ratting.

Roxanna Kell
Anormalii S.A.
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:41:00 - [51]
 

I slept with a gm

Rhatar Khurin
Minmatar
Dead poets society
The Laughing Men
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:44:00 - [52]
 

Can't say i'm surprised at the amount of people that sell GTCs for isk. Although in my mind it is tantamount to just buying isk from farmers.

Way to not play the game.

Roxanna Kell
Anormalii S.A.
Vera Cruz Alliance
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:48:00 - [53]
 

Originally by: Rhatar Khurin
Can't say i'm surprised at the amount of people that sell GTCs for isk. Although in my mind it is tantamount to just buying isk from farmers.

Way to not play the game.


Its all to do with EGO, People cant bare being poorer while having friends in dreads and other cap, or passing them by with faction ships. Now if you were rich in real life? would you still drive your skoda? same goes, only different here is the rich guy changed his $$ ro euros (isk), Sounds the same doesn't it? its just a currency swap.
don't think too much into it. End of the day its business as usual.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:55:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Roxanna Kell
Originally by: Rhatar Khurin
Can't say i'm surprised at the amount of people that sell GTCs for isk. Although in my mind it is tantamount to just buying isk from farmers.

Way to not play the game.


Its all to do with EGO, People cant bare being poorer while having friends in dreads and other cap, or passing them by with faction ships. Now if you were rich in real life? would you still drive your skoda? same goes, only different here is the rich guy changed his $$ ro euros (isk), Sounds the same doesn't it? its just a currency swap.
don't think too much into it. End of the day its business as usual.
Indeed. Killing a cap ship bought with rl money via gtc to isk is sooooooo much moar satisfiying. ugh

Cpt Branko
Retired Pirate Club
Posted - 2008.10.03 00:57:00 - [55]
 

Made the first 400M low-sec ratting (I did have a few good faction spawns). The remaining ISK (circa 3.6B) is from piracy.

Hotice
Posted - 2008.10.03 01:15:00 - [56]
 

I made most of my first billion transport/sell AFs from high sec to low sec when they first came out. Then the a few more billions from doing trades in Yulai then Jita. After made around 8 billions, I started to loan money to different corps that I know for a while for them to buy T2/BS/Freighter bpos. I get share of their profits from the ships/bpcs they sold. This is how I make money to this day. I also make some money from doing missions and 0.0 ratting/selling faction and officer modules. However, by far, doing trades between market hubs is the most profitble thing to do once you have few billions to play with.

Just like real life, the first 100m/1b is the hardest to make. Once you break 10b mark, isk became a none issue really. However, that doesn't mean you can just go around throwing away billion isk ships like nothing. Laughing If I lost 16 fully fitted carriers in short period of time, that will still hurt my wallet pretty badly. That is why I only use HAC for pvp mostly. Very Happy

Mplic8
Posted - 2008.10.03 01:37:00 - [57]
 

It takes a little time, however if your going to play seriously, get 4 accounts, train 3 to hulk and 1 to rorqual. Get friendly w/ an 0.0 Alliance. Make anywhere from 300 to 700mil.....a day.
(This set-up requires 2 computers and about 10 months training)

Jacob Mei
Gallente
Posted - 2008.10.03 02:07:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Miya Okolia
This is a question for any billionaires out there. How did you do it? No specifics of course as you dont want others to cut into your bread and butter.

I trade and manufacture.

If you dont feel comfortable, dont post with your main.


Well first I signed a contract with a little horned fella then sold that contract to AIG, dont know what happened to that but I do know that they really wanted it and paid me a nice amount of isk.

I then took that isk and went to the local gambling establishment where I trippled the earnings, then lost half, and then doubled it once again. I used those earnings to buy 10 titans from various groups then sold them all to bob for 100 trillian isk.

Yep folks, its really that easy.

thelung187
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2008.10.03 02:20:00 - [59]
 

Character brokering and capital flipping. 50b in chars/assets acquired within a 14-month period.

Loree
Southern Cross Incorporated
Flying Dangerous
Posted - 2008.10.03 02:22:00 - [60]
 

Did 0.0 Complexes for 2 months - made 15b. casually ratting now.


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