Work and family life intervened with my plans to become a super explorer roaming through Eve. From the way things look I might get about 1h of game time every few days. This is sad since recently things started to look brighter: I haven’t died in days and had some great finds in w-space and 0.0.
After realizing that I wouldn’t be able to go like this for a while I remembered that a while ago I bought an Eve Core Package on Amazon for 5 USD (I think it was during Cyber Monday). So I activated that account and started to train it to become a (station?) trader. After a small donation from my Explorer (7m ISK) I tested out the waters. Since I am a “learning by doing”-person reading about the ins and outs will only bring me so far. I need to fail hard for a few times in order to understand.
So far things look ok-ish. Within two days and a medium amount of work I managed to double the initial investment. Mainly I was region trading, figuring out buy and sell orders as well as contracts. My investments were widespread and rarely exceeded the 400.000 ISK mark. But I think at this point I will start looking for a home station and go at it more seriously. My goal is to trade slow moving items with a high price/high return of investment. From what I read so far I will have to stick to region trading in the beginning but the routes I have looked into so far seem pretty safe and I will use the autopilot as much as possible (you have to be pretty bored to gank a lowly player like me but then again people have done weirder things just because).
My goal for the first month is to roughly reach the 100 mil ISK mark with little play time. If that works I will plex the account for a month and aim higher. Meanwhile my explorer will spend his time mostly training. Exploring wormholes is too time costly and I tend to lose track of time while doing it (“Oh…is that the sun rising?”). Let’s see how this goes.