The third alt on the main account which used to be my buyer at Jita is now my manufacturing alt. I started a new account to place that character in Jita for now.
I am a complete novice at manufacturing - so the pros out there, look away now! For World of Warcraft readers - it is worth noting that manufacturing in Eve is done mostly offline.
My alt has trained the following relevant skills:
- Industry 5 - reduces manufacturing time by 4% per level
- Production Efficiency 5 - reduces the materials required by 5% per skill level
- Mass Production 5 - allows 1 extra manufacturing slot per level
- Advanced Mass Production 4 - allows 1 extra manufacturing slot per level
- Supply Chain Management 4 - allows me to start manufacturing jobs remotely
- Capital Ship Construction 3 - allows me to manufacture capital ships
- Industrial Construction 2 - allows me to manufacture advanced industrials
- Science 5 - needed to learn other skills
- Mechanics 5 - needed to learn other skills
so, in all, I can now run 10 manufacturing slots at once
I am experimenting at the moment to get the hang of this business.
In the first 2-3 weeks I have made c250m ISK profits . . . . . it's a start.
I am finding it good fun - if I am honest, perhaps more fun that Regional Trading.
Part of starting up is to prepare those spreadsheets. Below shows part of my summary sheet which shows the ships I am looking at, the net margin (i.e. profits after all costs divided by sales), the number I intend to produce and the current Jita sales price (I am selling in Jita at the moment).
There is of course more to this spreadsheet - but that is as much as I can sensibly fit on this blog page at the moment. I just have to update the mineral costs, the sales prices and how much I wish to produce and the spreadsheet does the rest including telling me what I need to buy and what the volume will be to haul. It is a pity Excel 2010 can't take pricing data direct from Eve-Central else I would really be in business!
- Look into other items to manufacture
- Move to nearer Hek or Dodixie - - - - Jita is frightening competitive.
- Move into T2 items to manufacture