Accumulating another billion ISK

16th August 2010 – 7.33 pm

Roaming works best when there are targets to find. My Manticore stealth bomber only finds empty space, however, each w-space system connecting to our own being devoid of activity. I swap the Manticore for my Tengu strategic cruiser and join two other Tengu pilots for some Sleeper combat in our neighbouring class 4 system.

The first anomaly passes easily enough. My choice to use the shorter-ranged heavy assault missiles means I am still travelling a little too much between waves, highlighted when the first Sleeper battleship is destroyed before I can launch a volley of HAMs. Even so, strategic cruisers are awfully good at skirmish combat with Sleepers.

Each cruiser is individually capable of surviving a full Sleeper assault and can deliver significant firepower, allowing one or two to be effective without needing a support fleet. Having more strategic cruisers available just adds to the available firepower, which we prove when a fourth corporation Tengu shows us to join the fun.

We have a colleague flying behind us in a Cormorant destroyer to loot and salvage the wrecks. Despite our w-space constellation being quiet, our salvager pilot waits for the sites to despawn before entering them to clear the remaining wrecks. A site will not despawn if an active ship remains inside the site, so when it does it means that there is no one waiting in ambush for our pilot. A despawned site is also impossible to find. Both of these features help ensure the safety of our salvager, although it is possible to catch a salvager in a despawned anomaly.

I power Pengu through four anomalies in the C4 before taking my leave. My departure turns out to be good timing as another colleague arrives and is happy to add his Legion strategic cruiser to the fleet, and they continue their rampage through Sleeper sites. The profit from today pushes my wallet above four billion iskies. I must buy a new ship soon.

  1. 3 Responses to “Accumulating another billion ISK”

  2. At some point you should convert unspent isk into commodities. Plexes would be a good investment but only once the mineral basket settles. As long as Eve is fundamentally deflationary isk is pretty much worth keeping as isk.

    If you do buy plex don't fly Kestrels though.

    By Stabs on Aug 17, 2010

  3. Congrats Penny.
    One of the benifits not loosing to many ships.

    If you have capital ambitions, the price of the skillbooks wont be a barrier.

    By Stonie Bandit on Aug 18, 2010

  4. I should either buy more ships or lose more, Stonie. I'm not sure which at the moment.

    My next skill training target has already seen me buy 100 million ISK of books, which I hope to make use of in the next month or so. After that, I could look at capitals.

    I'm not sure that I'd want to convent my iskies in to commodities, Stabs. ISK remains ISK, regardless of the market. Besides, I'm not much of a capitalist. Iskies are a means to an end, not an end in themselves. They let me achieve my goals rather than being my goal.

    By pjharvey on Aug 20, 2010

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