Friday, March 23, 2012

Bourgeois Null…

or~  How to Get Rich While Being Bored

Guristas Sanctum Site

Been in null long enough now to have made some basic adjustments…

1.      No longer a Director (now just a ‘member’ Yuch)

This was hard. I have been a Director in my home corp basically since I entered EVE so getting used to not having ANY real ‘say’ in policies or decisions and not having full access to EVERYTHING has been very disconcerting to say the least. My adjustment has been to;

A.-  just try and ignore a lot of the political and inhouse “issues” that crop up in any corp. This I do not like at all as I am very used to having an equal say in all external and internal corp matters, and while I truly like the CEO and the Corp Directors (and for the most part basically agree with their decisions, aside from the stuff I dunt unnerstand) I do not like being ‘just a member’, no matter how much they like me and want to hear my input…

B.- and to buy 2 to 10 of anything I do buy when I get a chance to make purchases or order stuff to be delivered thereby basically creating my own “warehouse” (several in fact) of mods so I am, to a degree, independent of the Local Lack of Market [equal to Jita 4-4 that is…]

I should note that our corp IS doing an amazing job of trying to be a Null-Jita… but that is, quite simply impossible for one renter corp, no matter how good an Indy corp it may be…

Mining Op
2.      I’m not a miner… period, so I Ratmine.
This is primarily an industrial corp that has a really stunningly amazing industrial ability (though we also have a strong PvE branch and 2 of the best PvP FCs I have flown under since I was a nubbins). But I am not an Industry guy and I am NOT a miner. I went on ONE mining op and that was all I needed to prove to me I really should not do that.

So what do I do? I run the Combat Sites with the other guys who make up the PvE branch of this corp… that is I do when others are doing so and dunt mind sharing the bounty cycle. I still love running my Noctis, to generate Lewts and Slavage as the corp now buys all L&S. They melt the Loot down for the minerals and use the Salvage for T1 Rig production which has turned out to be a highly profitable item to market down here, plus it produces a nice additional income for the salvager too. I run my Noctis every chance I get, when (a) I run a site solo or rat the belts solo or (b) if some of the other guys drop BMs in corp so I can salvage sites they are running and dunt wanna L&S themselves or when running sites with others and we agree on who salvages which sites etc.

I never had even 500M ISK, in my wallet, that I earned, the whole year we lived in W-space. I broke 1Billion ISK, that I MADE, for the very first time after I had been in null only 26 days…

Now here’s the interesting thing… I was very, very rarely bored in the hole… Everyday was an adventure, everyday was exciting… In the hole we lived in -1.0 sec space without “local”, without CONCORD even knowing what happens there. You can have someone pop in and jump you any time and never know they were there until you are targeted… You had to scan down the holes in and out of your space and then determine if you could use them for access to empire. Wormholes are the venue of small gang warfare… and that was nuthing less than a sack full of win for me.

Makin ISKies thru Better DPS
The Sleeper sites were much moar limited in number and they do not spawn at a high rate, hence we spent quite a bit of effort scanning down the static holes in hope of a good hole to raid. The ISK you made was solely dependent on Loot and Salvage, salvage especially. There were usually only 2, 3 or 4 of us online most nights and we always had moar to do that just run sites and grind out ISK. We scanned down the holes and what we found would often determine the course of the night… running sites on a raid, engage in a bit of pew pew, explore a part of Empire we had never seen afore... excitement lurked behind every new hole we scanned down.

In null, every day seems the same… logon, guys are chatting and usually a mining op is underway or forming up… blech… ask if anyone is rattin, see if they mind company. Most often I ship spin until I get bored with that and then undock in my Missile Loki or Rattin ‘Nado and start by runnin the belts… eventually I will run a Hub, or a Port or some of the middling difficulty sites, as I am most often runnin solo and I am not yet comfortable my fits are up to tanking the highest difficulty sites just yet..

Then we get the inevitable, “Neut in system! Neut in system!” alarum on TS and we all dock up as fast as possible. I usually warp directly to station risking the possibility of a dictor bubbling the undock so I can give a sit rep on the station, clear or no, and if clear I reship to a cloaky and undock and warp to an overwatch BM and wait to watch the station and assist IF any pew pew is undertaken… most often not. We usually wait out the neut until he leaves or logs then we go back to business as usual.

Guristas Sanctum II
And that’s about it. As stated this is not a big PvP corp and our rental agreement keeps us out of CTAs and such so we dunt do a lot in the way of roams or do an any other PvP ops other than a bit of system defense or the occasional pewage of opportunity. As I am still  learning the ropes, I am not comfortable leaving our system solo into the wilds of null… been killed moar n once doing that already so, to a degree, I feel sorta ‘trapped’ down here and while I am making moar ISK than ever before, I am startin to get  a wee bit bored too… swapping the excitement of living in W-space for the sheer grind of site running, no matter how profitable… so far, it’s a lot like missioning and it’s simply not as much fun for me as life in W-space was.

But, I am still new to null as ‘twere so I will keep on looking for my fun in null… and it aint too bad getting rich while doin it… it’s not like I can just warp off to Jita and blow it all on hookers and Quafe.

I know this, and my posts since moving to null have been... well, a tad bit negateev... but it's not all bad newz, it's just that the down sides are very much in-my-face ATM... however please know that there have been many good times and many wonderful moments I have experienced in null and I look forward still to each day when I log on.

I have continued to increase my skillz and have even come up with a 'Nado fit that is very effective and can even solo tank the low and mid difficulty sites and rat the belts very well which is also a joy to fly. I have bought all the susbsystems for my Loki and have been experimenting with fits, which in a T3 can be very, very interesting indeed.

Loki Missile Ratter
Fly Safe and see you in the Sky  =/|)=

PS - For them as what dunt know…
“The Bourgeoisie (in EVE) are a social class "characterized by their ownership of capitalships, and their related culture" (Italics mine)


  1. Given that you spend alot of time around there, it'd be worth your time to make pounce spots at stations and gates. Pounces are bookmarks 250-300km off a station or gate.

    Also, ratting is very boring. Scanning down sigs/plexes and running those will be more interesting by far, but still repetitive. That said, I heard they all got a buff. Lacking sigs/plexes, maybe you should try missions provided by faction agents or pirate agents.

  2. First week, I had made about 15 pounces at station and gates and we have a whole set saved to the corp BMs. I make pounces like most people wish they made ISK... =]

    I'm still trying to find my 'happy' down here. And it is not making ISK for the sake of making ISK. For that grinding the sites and salvaging is just fine, what I need is something outside of killing red Xs... and that means pew pew I guess, now I gotta figger out how to pew here as compared to W-space...


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