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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Started again

So, i started a completely new account and with zero ISK i have ventured back into the game to see if i can play the economy with, say, 45 minutes a day of active time.  Perhaps a little more at weekends.  Two young sons including a week old baby does somewhat use up a lot of time.

It took me two nights to do the training missions / story lines (i did not do the exploration one - still painful memories from way back in 2013) - so i did the two military missions and the distribution and business missions.

That left me with 10.2m ISK.

Right off the bat i noticed how the alpha vs omega works and basically i will only be able to put up a maximum of 17 orders if i remain at alpha.  Lets see how that goes.

My business strategy

My strategy will remain unchanged from the first time i started Eve:

1) i will buy from Jita - it gives the best prices for most items
2) i will sell in Dodixie - it is one of the key trade hubs but not too competitive
3) i will focus on very slow moving items - they have much less competition
4) i will focus on small volume items to sell such as blueprints and skill books which take up next to no room in my hull and so i can transport as many as i like
5) i will do the hauling myself until i get to a level that it is too dangerous - back in the day that was 100m ISK worth.

Research into items to sell

So, Eve Central appears to have disappeared.

In an ideal world i would download the entire market in Jita and Dodixie and compare them both for price and volumes.

In the absence of that, i will use EveMarketer to research for items to sell.

Day 1 (or day 3 if we include the training) since starting Eve Online again

On my first day of trading i bought 7 blueprints / skill books from Jita, hauled them to Dodixie and put them up for sale.


  1. Good luck. Your old blog posts gave me the guide to start the game. I took the billions I earned and moved into wormholes for awhile. Sadly I've become disillusioned with the path CCP is taking, the rampant botting, and the lack of interest in fixing obvious problems identified by the playerbase, so I've unsubbed and biomassed. Good luck in your new attempts!

    1. Thank you. beware the itch to come back to the game . . . . it is strong.

  2. Skillbooks might not be as profitable as the March patch will enable remote purchase of skills and injection for training. Might want to watch how this plays out for the first few weeks after the patch.

  3. Congrats and good luck with the new born. Good to see you back and I look forward to reading your posts again.

    1. Thank you for that. Just getting my head around the limits of the alpha clone - may need to take advantage of the 50% off for omega.

  4. Congrats on the new addition to the family and welcome back! You provided me inspiration to trade (heartfelt thanks for that) and I look forward to hearing of your future market PvP adventures.

  5. First off, congrats on your family! :D

    Secondly.... I've always found the market side of eve super compelling. But not until early this year, I've started to do importing exporting to my null corp's Main Ratting/Mining keepstar with some success, and learning how things sell in Eve as well as the difference in items to sell in game.

    This has limited my main quite a bit from actually doing solo work, so am thinking of creating some highsec toons to do highsec trading. Basically having them sit in stations and import/export to the high sec hubs.

    I know I'm late to the party in terms reading your blog, but am very interested in this due to me also have a 1 year old and a fairly busy/involved job that doesn't allow much time for ratting or getting isk in other ways.

    Will start catching up on your blog from scratch. Thank you for sharing this!