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Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.27 19:01:00 - [1]

Edited by: Serin Reik on 30/12/2005 15:30:23
Starting bid: 3.3 Billion ISK
Reserve: NONE
Minimum Increment: 100 Million ISK
Buyout: 4 Billion ISK
Auction Ends: December 30, 18:00 EVE Time

I've only recently bought a character (Jenna Stannis) but have quickly found out a number of things. The following are the honest reasons I've decided to sell this character:

1) I am not enjoying roleplaying a female character. Some people can do it well and enjoy it, I unfortunately can not.
2) I do not personally have the time and mining experience to put to use her considerable mining, barge and ore processing skills.
3) I have not enjoyed being Caldari as much as I thought I would, plainly put, I miss being Intaki!

This is an ideal character capable of pretty much all major non-combat roles (industry, research, mining and refining) making her quite ideal to compliment a combat focused main or great for anyone interested in the more peaceful sides of EVE . The character is ready for the Exhumer skill and can be freighter capable in just over two weeks. Important for many of you (myself included), there is no need for you to put in months of skill training in order to max out the advanced learning skills, which significantly cut down on all other training times.

There are going to be fewer and fewer high skill point characters available, especially ones with as much to offer as this one. If you really are interested consider the buyout. It is also important to note that this character has a very roleplayable name (Jenna Stannis) and will likely be taken more seriously than many.

I encourage people with real interest to bid. I will sell the character and not back out as long as I see decent interest (so do not wait until the last minute to bid!). If I do see a lack of interest, that is the only way Id consider retracting the auction.

Here are the important highlights to consider when bidding on this character:

Attributes (Implants) (very balanced but all quite high!)
Int 27 (+3)
Mem 25 (+3)
Per 22 (+4)
Wil 20 (+4)
Cha 18 (+3)

Skill Overview
- The 5 key Drone Skills maxed
- All core industry, science and mining skills maxed
- Ice Processing, Mercoxit Processing and several more common ore processing skills maxed as well as the Mining Barge skill maxed (ready for an Exhumer, T2 Mining Barge)
- All advanced learning skills except for charisma (to level 3) maxed for very high attributes
- A lot more listed in the full list of maxed skills, obviously there are also a large number of other skills that arent maxed but useful and at high levels (check out the included skill link, which is unfortunately a bit dated).

Slightly Outdated Skill Screenshot (Biggest difference is the training of the basic and advanced charisma skills)

Skills trained to Level 5! Number in brackets is the skill rank
- Drone skills maxed
- Drones (1)
- Scout Drone Operation (1)
- Mining Drone Operation (2)
- Heavy Drone Operation (5)
- Drone Interfacing (5)

- Electronics
- Electronics (1)
- Signature Analyis (1)

- Engineering
- Energy Grid Upgrades (2)
- Energy Systems Operations (1)
- Engineering (1)
- Shield Operation (1)

- Industry

- Industry (1)
- Mining (1)
- Mass Production (2)
- Production Efficiency (3)
- Refining (1)
- Refinery Efficiency (3)
- Ice Processing (5)
- Mercoxit Processing (5)
- Veldspar (1), Scrodite (1), Pyroxeres (1), Plagioclase (1), Omber (2), Hedbergite (3) Processing
- (Note, the other ores are levels 2-4)

- Learning
- All basic and advanced learning skills trained to level 5 (except Charisma, which is trained to advanced level 3).

- Mechanic
- Mechanic (1)
- Hull Upgrades (2)
- Navigation
- Navigation (1)
- Evasive Maneuvering (2)

- Science
- Astrogeology (3)
- Research (1)
- Science (1)
- Laboratory Operations (1)
- Metallurgy (3)

- Spaceship Command
- Mining Barge (5)
- Spaceship Command (1)

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.27 22:15:00 - [2]

Since no one has bid just yet, this is a good opportunity to take up the second slot for additional comments and information. Let me know if any of you want clarification with anything, and if you want to seek further details, feel free to send me an EVEmail in game before bidding.

Genstar Inc
Posted - 2005.12.28 08:44:00 - [3]

You must be kidding!!!! Are you crazy??? Remember all things she have been doing for our corp! Be sure you want to sell this character before you do something like this, ok? Oh man, if I had the isk I would buy her now.

Crying or Very sad

Morden kerensky
coracao ardente
Posted - 2005.12.28 08:46:00 - [4]

I'll give ya 200isk for it?
but as if ya selling this character for only that? i would buy it but i am kinda a little off... by about 2.6billion.
hope ya get what ya want for it mate

Posted - 2005.12.28 10:09:00 - [5]


Posted - 2005.12.28 10:20:00 - [6]

Edited by: Cellphone on 28/12/2005 22:33:36
look at last post

Posted - 2005.12.28 10:26:00 - [7]


Posted - 2005.12.28 10:55:00 - [8]

Edited by: Cellphone on 28/12/2005 22:33:50
look at last post

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.28 10:58:00 - [9]

At this point I wanted to confirm that I've seen enough interest (and importantly not at the last minute).

Whoever the highest bidder turns out to be, or the claimer of the buyout, is assured to get the character, I will not withdraw the auction.

Thanks for your interest guys. Remember a buyout can be claimed at any second, so consider it yourself! Twisted Evil

Posted - 2005.12.28 11:00:00 - [10]


Balian Ice
Posted - 2005.12.28 11:07:00 - [11]

Attributes (Implants) (very balanced but all quite high!)
Int 27 (+3)
Mem 25 (+3)
Per 22 (+4)
Wil 20 (+4)
Cha 18 (+3)

*jaw drops.

Posted - 2005.12.28 11:12:00 - [12]

Edited by: Cellphone on 28/12/2005 22:34:04
look at last post

Posted - 2005.12.28 11:14:00 - [13]

*is not an alt ?? check my history Wink

3.3bn ISK

Posted - 2005.12.28 11:19:00 - [14]

Edited by: Cellphone on 28/12/2005 22:33:21
Look at last post

Posted - 2005.12.28 11:25:00 - [15]

OK OK you've got me,

as much as i would love this char to do my industrial dirty work i will bow out of this bidding war.

Good luck for the rest of the auction

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.28 13:12:00 - [16]

Edited by: Serin Reik on 28/12/2005 14:48:07
Thanks for the interest Jon, it's a shame you can't go any farther, but it's clear Cellphone really wants this character (and seems to have the isk to pay for it).

I would say what makes this character most attractive is the fact that she has the most SP of all characters currently being offered, great attributes/skills and is extremely well suited for mining/industry/research, as Cellphone said.

Obviously I'm not against more bidders taking part, but I am only looking to free up the isk I have put into this character (and recoup some investments, like the +4 implants).

I will be looking for a PvP/Combat oriented Intaki or Sebiestor character (with a roleplayable first and last name, like 'Jenna Stannis' or 'Serin Reik') so if any of you are considering selling, please contact me (I want at least 25 million SP). Find the forum post here

Thanks again for all the bids so far.

Kai page
Posted - 2005.12.28 17:04:00 - [17]

Heya serin, very nice charector wish i had the isk :)

(i offered him 300mil and a pie and he said noSad)

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.28 22:14:00 - [18]

Sorry Kai, as interested as you were, I'm afraid I can't let the character go for so little!

Also an important point, although I appreciate offers of every type, including offers that aren't ISK only (assuming there is a good reason to consider them!), I would still prefer if they were posted here, in the auction. I'd rather people know about possible buyout offers or bids so that they aren't surprised last minute and have the chance to compete.

Posted - 2005.12.28 22:33:00 - [19]

As much as I hate doing this.....

I have to withdraw from the auction since my funds have been over-calculated and isk spent that should not have been spent...
Those damn T2 BPOs sure can set you back without even realising it...

My sincere apologize a thousand times over...

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.28 22:44:00 - [20]

Well in the future I would strongly suggest you make sure you have the funds before bidding on an auction.

I am half convinced to withdraw this auction and scrap selling the character. I don't want Jon to lose out though or anyone else with genuine interest (he after all did not use an alt to bid). If he can confirm that his current bid is still 3.3 billion isk (which means he will win if there are no further bids) or someone else can make a reasonable bid to convince me to keep the auction going, I'll keep it running.

The lesson here is that if you can't follow through with a bid, don't make things harder for everyone else. You create headaches for auctioneers, bidders and make the whole process more difficult than it needs to be.

Hopefully someone will respond soon.

Posted - 2005.12.28 22:49:00 - [21]

Edited by: Cellphone on 28/12/2005 22:49:44
To clarify:
I did have the isk as I was bidding! More than enough!
It was corp money that was meant to be spent on a character like yours and 2xT2 BPOs...
The BPOs went over the 20 Billion mark and therefor there was just not enough isk to go through with this bidding.
My intentions of getting this character was indeed real otherwise I would not have made the a bid in this auction.
Again I apologize for my withdrawal...

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.29 08:21:00 - [22]

In order to get things back on track (and since Jon has not yet replied, probably hasn't noticed the topic yet), I'm going to tweak the auction in light of the new developments. I don't want this auction to stagnate, so it's one of my few options.

The starting bid will now become 3.3 billion isk, this means if anyone wants to bid at that price, particularly Jon, I encourage you to do so (confirming your prior bid will do the same). Cellphone, if you do still want the character, consider taking out loans either secured or unsecured. BPOs are going to be available all the time but characters, especially ones like this one (miner/industrial/researcher), are going to get more scarce and more expensive.

Just to clarify, Cellphone. You withdrawing your bid was frustrating but what made things so much worse was that you withdrew all bids, not just the last one! Had you withdrawn the last one only, which in my opinion you should have based on your situation, there would have been no question about the next best bid being Jon's at 3.3 billion. Instead you withdrew all of your bids, which made the auction pretty much collapse.

I ask that someone bid soon. This has turned out to be much more of a headache than I wanted! This is a fantastic character. If you have or can get together the money, I encourage you to bid! The end time is the same.

Quiet Gemini
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2005.12.29 14:32:00 - [23]

Since the going rate is generally 100 mil per 1mil sps, I will offer a slight premium and bid 3 billion isk.

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.29 14:53:00 - [24]

I appreciate the offer and you getting things started, but that rule of thumb is a bit outdated and oversimplified.

There is more to consider than number of skill points when bidding, it is more the choices that were made and how those skills compliment one another. This character for instance sufficiently covers mining, manufacturing, refining and research. Learning skills, drone skills and attributes are also considerable, making this character extremely flexible.

You also have to consider other investments into the character. The implants alone are worth over 300 million isk, so it would be hard to say that a 27 million SP character with no implants should be valued the same way.

There are also less tangible elements that relate to characters. One that I like to stress personally as a roleplayer is the character's name. 'Jenna Stannis' not only has a ring to it, but it is a two part name, (first and last), which apeals to a number of roleplayers. If any of you have seen my request for a 25+ mil SP Intaki or Sebiestor character, you'll quickly notice that a requirement for me is a roleplayable name in this same spirit.

With the introduction of Exhumers there has hardly been a better time to get your hands on a very capable, high skilled miner (provided you have access to high value ore of course Wink).

Simply put, the value of a character is exactly what the highest bidder is willing to pay for it.

Now that I've put forward my arguments, I think it needs to be said that I do appreciate your offer and attempt to get this auction back on track. At least now I have a confirmed offer if I get really desperate to sell the character quickly.

Thank you for your bid.

Jenna Stannis
Mylyl Research Foundation
Posted - 2005.12.29 19:57:00 - [25]

(This is Serin Reik posting)

I figured this might be a good way to ease the minds of anyone considering buying the character. This should verify that I do indeed own her.

Don't be concerned, CCP has a good policy for protecting both buyers and sellers.

Happy bidding!

Nova Cat
Posted - 2005.12.29 20:02:00 - [26]


Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.29 20:26:00 - [27]

Edited by: Serin Reik on 29/12/2005 20:26:12
Standings aren't particularly strong, otherwise I'm sure the character would fetch an even higher premium.

Obviously standings aren't negative, the character can go anywhere, and although they aren't particularly high (good enough for level 4 research agents for instance), I would say that isn't the particular strength of the character.

If you're looking for a research mission alt, it's easier and cheaper just to do build up standings with a character with much lower SP, these can typically be purchased as well (often for a decent premium despite the low skill points).

However, this does fortunately open up the opportunity for a person to direct the character's research work to the factions, corporations, skills and possible BPOs that you're searching for. It isn't very useful to pay extra for skills and standings you'll never get any benefit from!

Thanks for asking the question though, it has given me an opportunity to clarify the issue of standings.

There is less than 24 hours left in the auction. I encourage everyone to bid soon!

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.30 09:02:00 - [28]

Less than 12 hours left. No one has submitted a bid that officially meets the updated auction requirements. Before Cellphone withdrew her bid, the price of the character was at 3.4 bil, and it was clear she was willing to go at least a bit higher.

Make sure you don't lose out on this chance, similar characters (especially with respectable names!) are not very easily available and this character is certainly capable of filling the Mining, Production and Research functions of any player. The high attributes also make skill training quick and painless.

As I've said, the only way I'd consider withdrawing this auction and waiting until later is if there is insufficient interest. As soon as I have roughly 2 bids that meet auction requirements, I'll be content that the auction has received at least a minimum amount of attention.

So please people, get bidding Very Happy!

Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams
Posted - 2005.12.30 10:11:00 - [29]

You can also have the honour of having a character that was once blown up by me months ago in a mercenary contract

Serin Reik
Reik Investment Bank
Posted - 2005.12.30 12:25:00 - [30]

This was before my time with the character... but clearly it calls for a premium of 100-200 million isk... this is Itanis we're talking about Laughing!

In all seriousness, if I don't get any bids officially meeting auction requirements an hour before the auction ends, I will likely take the auction down and sell her when conditions are better (or just keep her constantly available until someone that can put her to particularly good use offers an especially attractive amount ;)).

There are still opportunities to get this character at a very reasonable price.

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