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Dretzle Alpha
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:02:00 - [1]
 

You are a freighter and you will be mine, and you will be my freighter. Hello, pretty Charon. I will name you "Flying Brick".

So, can anyone tell me how to make ISK with a freighter? ugh

Vahdrok Nyrus
OX Syndicate Shipyards
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:05:00 - [2]
 

0/10

You have to at least make a walloftext post about how you built up to being able to buy a freighter and its your dream to be a spaceship truckker

Barbicane
TGUN Industries
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:18:00 - [3]
 

A Charon you say...

Put it up on contract for 299 isk together with a couple of freight containers. Then spam Jita local with "Selling Carbon, 299 isk: <link to contract>"

Someone looking for carbon will see your contract and since Charon and Carbon looks almost the same, they will believe they are really buying carbon while instead they are getting your worthless freighter. Profit! Cool

See the scam thread for more info how this works (I may have misunderstood some of the details). Wink

Dariah Stardweller
Gallente
NO U111 Enterprises
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:29:00 - [4]
 

Rule one, only buy a freighter when your business is getting so big that you NEED one. Freighters are NOT isk printers in themselves.

That being said, it seems you can make decent isk finding stuff that is 10% cheaper in hub1 than in hub2, fill up freighter and sell stuff in hub2. I wouldn't know cause I bought a freighter mostly for bragging rights Laughing

AmarrChecker Omega
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:37:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: AmarrChecker Omega on 10/12/2009 16:38:47
Originally by: Dariah Stardweller
Rule one, only buy a freighter when your business is getting so big that you NEED one. ...snip... I bought a freighter mostly for bragging rights Laughing


Hmmm... You describe a pretty potent need there. :)

Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
0/10

You have to at least make a walloftext post about how you built up to being able to buy a freighter and its your dream to be a spaceship truckker


You are correct, sir! Lowsy me.

When I was a young boy, long before I even knew what a capsuleer was, I was stargazing from my station window when a long, rectangular spot in the sky started blocking out the stars. That rectangle grew larger (slowly), and swallowed up all the stars. I was very afraid. What monstrosity could be so large that even the stars gave way to it? Or was there some other entity in the galaxy actually eating up the stars. Needless to say, as it grew (slowly) larger, blocking out more and more stars, I had to get a second change of underwear (you can imagine my fright). (Is this block of text long enough yet? Perhaps another paragraph.)

When all of the stars were gone and the flying brick came closer to the station, I could start to see the details. This was a ship! A very big ship! I had to change my underwear again. From that moment on I determined that I must fly a ship so large and slow as that freighter. Only then could I be considered a true man. A ship that large and lumbering would define my manhood.

So I flew millions of Level 1 missions, driven by the desire to one day pilot a Charon. Eventually (and I do mean eventually), I had enough ISK to buy one. Oh, joys. The first Charon I bought, by some freak of nature, had reverted itself into a small lump of coal. I figured some bearded fellow in a red suit must really hate me. Back to my Level 1 missions I went! I would not be deterred! Years and years (and oh so many years) later, I again had enough ISK to buy a freighter. Now it is sitting in my hanger. Now that I can fly a brick, I cannot bring myself to do Level 1 missions any longer. I must use my gigantic manhood (the freighter, of course) to make ISK.

So how can I use a freighter to make ISK?

(Was that better? Smile )

EDIT: Whoops, and posted with a price checker alt. This is still Dretzle Alpha, of course.

Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:38:00 - [6]
 

Fly POS fuel to Jita 4-4. Skip the Enriched Uranium.

I tell everyone who makes a serious post like OP that.

Dariah Stardweller
Gallente
NO U111 Enterprises
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:42:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Dariah Stardweller on 10/12/2009 16:42:00
Originally by: Barbicane
A Charon you say...

Put it up on contract for 299 isk together with a couple of freight containers. Then spam Jita local with "Selling Carbon, 299 isk: <link to contract>"

Someone looking for carbon will see your contract and since Charon and Carbon looks almost the same, they will believe they are really buying carbon while instead they are getting your worthless freighter. Profit!


Confirming I would fall for this scam in a heartbeat!

DrefsabZN
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:42:00 - [8]
 

Long story short do you build or mine enough stuff to need to use a freighter to haul your stuff?

A freighter doesn't make you isk you cant make using another ship. But what it does do is mean you can haul large volumes in less time. For me its that time that's makes freighters worth while.

Hauling a couple billion trit from mining sites to capital production sites is not something you want to be doing with an industrial if you have production deadlines to meet :D

Sapphire Dreams
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:45:00 - [9]
 

There are 4 well-known steps to making money with a freighter.

1. Buy Freighter and rejoice in its freightery largeness
2. Undock and rotate camera around it for hours as you align for warp
3. ????
4. Profit!

Hope that helps, Dretz XD ugh

Dretzle Alpha
Posted - 2009.12.10 16:46:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Kalrand
Fly POS fuel to Jita 4-4. Skip the Enriched Uranium.

I tell everyone who makes a serious post like OP that.



Ooo, great!

Now if you could lay out the precise quantities, prices and where I can retrieve this "POS fuel". (POS? Piece of ****?) Then I can benefit more off of the generous advice of MD.

Vahdrok Nyrus
OX Syndicate Shipyards
Posted - 2009.12.10 17:34:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Dretzle Alpha
(POS? Piece of ****?)

Quoted for the lulz

Gabriel Rosencrantz
Gods of Freight
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:18:00 - [12]
 

Quote:
The way to make money with a freighter is to keep it moving. The goal is to make money on every jump. An empty hold is a bad thing. A classic combo is to trade ore and minerals and combine that with courier jobs. When you aren't flying to deliver a package, you're flying to pick up your stuff and sell it. If you plan well, you can get some really efficient routes. I made 3 billion in my first month. But I needed 1 billion in liquid capital to cover collateral for courier jobs and to buy mins/ore while I traveled. You may want to train your refine skills to complement this plan of action.


Quoting myself from a recent, similar thread. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think you can't buy a freighter and start making money. I did exactly that, and I've never looked back. You DO need a lot of liquid capital at the outset, but once you get cranked up, you'll see just how great freighters really are.

If you decide to join a freighter/courier corp, I hope you'll consider Red Frog Freight.

Vahdrok Nyrus
OX Syndicate Shipyards
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:25:00 - [13]
 

It never ceases to amaze me how many people will respond to this obvioius troll with legit responses. There is an effing emote in the OP signalling he konws he is trolling.

AmarrChecker Omega
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:29:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
It never ceases to amaze me how many people will respond to this obvioius troll with legit responses. There is an effing emote in the OP signalling he konws he is trolling.


But that's what makes it so fun. Very Happy Just sit back and watch the show!

Gabriel Rosencrantz
Gods of Freight
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:33:00 - [15]
 

And yet I don't care. I still got my little link in. Why do you think I keep answering the same type of posts again and again? Wink

Leana Darkrider
Minmatar
Creatio -ex- nihilo
The Donkey Rollers
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:45:00 - [16]
 

omg, you've got a freighter??

I wish I could fly one too, but before I can fly one, I need the isk to buy it aswell.

anyone know how to make isk so I can buy a freighter?

Dretzle Alpha
Posted - 2009.12.10 18:47:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Leana Darkrider
omg, you've got a freighter??

I wish I could fly one too, but before I can fly one, I need the isk to buy it aswell.

anyone know how to make isk so I can buy a freighter?


I'm sorry, you'll need a freighter to do that.

Originally by: Gabriel Rosencrantz
And yet I don't care. I still got my little link in. Why do you think I keep answering the same type of posts again and again? Wink


Who can pass up free advertising? Smile

Dzil
Caldari
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2009.12.10 19:49:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
0/10

You have to at least make a walloftext post about how you built up to being able to buy a freighter and its your dream to be a spaceship truckker


It all began at the character creation screen. Diesel was taken, so I thought I'd be creative and put in Dzil. For some reason the most common pronunciation of this results in something like dazille, but I can at least keep it right in my head.

I trained for months to become the best space trucker in the universe. I could fly an industrial before I could fly a cruiser. For money, I would run courier missions, since the industrial didn't fair so well in combat. It was about this time that I learned the art of the regional buy order to scoop up crap rewards from mission agents: yes, back then you didn't just get isk and implants for your hard work, agents would provide you with all manner of crap electronics, milk, and lumps of soil. Oh the days where you could buy soil for a penny each.

Well, some time passed and I got bored with my account, so I asked a friend for advice. He mentioned marketing and how it would let me sell off all the crap I was accumulating across the galaxy without actually flying there. I hesitated, for this wasn't really the dream of the space trucker... but what the heck.

Now, presently I have industrials 5 and spaceship command 5, which by my calculations puts me on the green and a couple short putts away from fulfilling my dream of piloting my own Walmart. But I'm given moment to pause: how does one go about making isk with a frieghter? Thanks for any advice.

-Dzil

Vahdrok Nyrus
OX Syndicate Shipyards
Posted - 2009.12.10 19:55:00 - [19]
 

^^^ this is how its done, all spammers should copy this pasta to get advice on using freighters

SiJira
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:00:00 - [20]
 

if you started an ipo and wrote a story like that three times a week - monday wednesday and saturday for the longer one - i would invest

Kwint Sommer
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:07:00 - [21]
 

First and foremost let me say, you're a lazy fool. In the future try eve-search.com before clicking "New Topic" or better yet think the question through yourself.

This thread in its many forms has appeared in MD a hundred times over and every time the answer is the same: A freighter is not a source of wealth. It is a tool and an expensive one at that. If you have a profitable plan that necessitates one then buy it, otherwise save your money. You don't buy a hammer then ask, "how will this hammer make me money?" It's nothing but a tool; come up with a plan then buy what you need to make it happen.

Dretzle Alpha
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:10:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Kwint Sommer
First and foremost let me say, you're a lazy fool. In the future try eve-search.com before clicking "New Topic" or better yet think the question through yourself.

This thread in its many forms has appeared in MD a hundred times over and every time the answer is the same: A freighter is not a source of wealth. It is a tool and an expensive one at that. If you have a profitable plan that necessitates one then buy it, otherwise save your money. You don't buy a hammer then ask, "how will this hammer make me money?" It's nothing but a tool; come up with a plan then buy what you need to make it happen.



Hmm, you did a sufficient job of putting me in my place, making me feel bad at myself, not reading the thread, and having the troll/sarcasm go over your head.

Thank you for that. Smile This couldn't at all be a thread making fun of those people that do as you say. I shall try to perform better for you in the future.

petra piper
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:25:00 - [23]
 

I'm not afraid to admit that I started my career in Eve looking for hardcore PvP action, however on my third day ingame I took a Kestrel fitted with Civilian Gatling Guns into a system called "Passari". There were some bright lights on the screen for a fleeting moment or two, and then my character woke up, without a ship, in a different system called "Todaki". Suspecting a glitch, I petitioned CCP to investigate their obviously faulty server, but to this day I have yet to receive a response.

No matter. A friendly guy in the rookie help channel gave me a fortune in ISK (over a million!!!11!) and told me to go to Jita and buy a new ship there, because that was where all the best prices were.

So I did.

And my jaw dropped outside the main station there.

Never before had I seen such huge ships, docking and undocking every few seconds, piling into each other and bouncing off like a freak accident in a pinball machine factory. They were vast! VAST!

My Kestrel was dwarfed next to these space whales - some of them thin, long and wafer-like; others bulging like a fat man's jowls. I watched them for hours, and it was then that I made my decision. The decision I have never regretted. I was going to fly one of these gargantuan beasts, one day, if it was the last thing I did.

Fast forward 18 months of Level 1 missions (man, the agent at the School Of Applied Knowledge loves me! +10! +10!!!!).

Someone suggested I should try level 2 missions, but I'm not stupid - I knew I would need a Cruiser to have a chance of doing them, and I didn't want to spend any of my carefully-saved ISK on upgrading a ship. The Skillbooks I needed to pilot a Freighter were expensive enough!

But then, one day - ONE GLORIOUS DAY - I made it. I was there. Exclamation I had the skills, and I had the isk, and I, too, could experience the excitement of undocking from Jita in an incredibly large ship. No longer would I be the "outsider" - the one they all pointed and laughed at. No, today the laughs would be on THEM.

It was amazing. I bought my freighter, and could barely contain my excitement as I boarded it for the first time. I actually spoke to it as though it were a beautiful girl I had just bought. I mean met.

I docked and undocked from 4-4. <-- see, I even know the lingo now. Apparently this is what the professional freighter pilots call it. I still don't know what CNAP is though Sad

So I spent the best part of my weekend, undocking and docking, so that all Eve would know of my uncountable triumphs over CCP's best - the incredibly tough "World's Collide" mission. I had, truly, arrived in New Eden.

And here I am, now. To be honest, the excitement of docking and undocking in my Charon (ooh, that sounds good to say!) has waned slightly over the past few weeks, and I'm thinking of taking it out of Jita at some point soon.

I hope my story has inspired some of you to follow my example, and you too can be a part of the Elite.

My question to the forum, though, is, I guess, "Now what? ie How do I make ISK with a freighter?". Any advice would be really helpful!

Kwint Sommer
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:30:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Dretzle Alpha
Originally by: Kwint Sommer
First and foremost let me say, you're a lazy fool. In the future try eve-search.com before clicking "New Topic" or better yet think the question through yourself.

This thread in its many forms has appeared in MD a hundred times over and every time the answer is the same: A freighter is not a source of wealth. It is a tool and an expensive one at that. If you have a profitable plan that necessitates one then buy it, otherwise save your money. You don't buy a hammer then ask, "how will this hammer make me money?" It's nothing but a tool; come up with a plan then buy what you need to make it happen.



Hmm, you did a sufficient job of putting me in my place, making me feel bad at myself, not reading the thread, and having the troll/sarcasm go over your head.

Thank you for that. Smile This couldn't at all be a thread making fun of those people that do as you say. I shall try to perform better for you in the future.


My apologies. I guess I've seen this thread ~50 times too many to appreciate it presented once more sarcastically. That or perhaps the first poster's rating was valid:


Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
0/10



Dretzle Alpha
Posted - 2009.12.10 20:32:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Dretzle Alpha on 10/12/2009 20:32:46
Originally by: Kwint Sommer
Originally by: Dretzle Alpha
Originally by: Kwint Sommer
First and foremost let me say, you're a lazy fool. In the future try eve-search.com before clicking "New Topic" or better yet think the question through yourself.

This thread in its many forms has appeared in MD a hundred times over and every time the answer is the same: A freighter is not a source of wealth. It is a tool and an expensive one at that. If you have a profitable plan that necessitates one then buy it, otherwise save your money. You don't buy a hammer then ask, "how will this hammer make me money?" It's nothing but a tool; come up with a plan then buy what you need to make it happen.



Hmm, you did a sufficient job of putting me in my place, making me feel bad at myself, not reading the thread, and having the troll/sarcasm go over your head.

Thank you for that. Smile This couldn't at all be a thread making fun of those people that do as you say. I shall try to perform better for you in the future.


My apologies. I guess I've seen this thread ~50 times too many to appreciate it presented once more sarcastically. That or perhaps the first poster's rating was valid:


Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
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Yeah, I need to work on it. Sad Trolling is fun, but I'm usually either too subtle or too... well... not subtle.

Meh

Now tell us the story of how you too became a freighter pilot. Very Happy

willdieinabout24hrs
Posted - 2009.12.10 21:38:00 - [26]
 

Your trolling skills are pathetic. You clearly dont understand the psychology of trolling. I didnt think it was possible to have a troll thread that fails this hard.

Sapphire Dreams
Posted - 2009.12.10 21:41:00 - [27]
 

Hello md'ers

I am posting this to inform you as the leader of a concerned players syndicate that has decided that our trolling abilities will not be rising to their previous levels. Any attempt to raise our troll quotient will be met with a harsh response (a new forum meme).

Consider yourselves warned.

Davos Vaughn
Gallente
Phoenix Consortium
On the Rocks
Posted - 2009.12.11 09:57:00 - [28]
 

This thread delivers. Cool

Comedy Gold, thank you Eve.

Snasty
Caldari
The Hippies
The Bohemians
Posted - 2009.12.11 09:59:00 - [29]
 

I hate my freighter...

Trucker Ted
Posted - 2009.12.11 14:53:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Vahdrok Nyrus
0/10

You have to at least make a walloftext post about how you built up to being able to buy a freighter and its your dream to be a spaceship truckker


What's wrong with the dream of being a spaceship trucker?


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