EDIT: I want to keep a running “career tech tree” edited at the top of this post as a quick-reference for new players. Credit to all contributions in replies below. This is what I got so far with partial credit to: Wyk Bathana
- Get Scanner ship, basic outfit, should cost about 700k isk.
- Scan sites, earn isk through data/relics.
- Get comfortable exploring wormholes 1-hop deep.
- Get Venture and gas mining.
“The isk must flow.”
Not really the end-all-be-all but it is the easiest way to increase your playability! So, what’s the best way to grab all that cheddah?
Small shameless self-promotion here: I do want to develop BETTER tutorials for how to quickly become an advanced scanner. Because I think hands down it’s the best career for newbs.
I watched a lot of videos for how much isk-per-hour could be made doing certain things, I confirmed in game that scanning for sites definitely reaches ~10mil/hr for sure.
Capital costs very low, I got that income in a 680,000 isk Imicus.
No risk. If my 680,000 isk Imicus blows-up, well I paid for about 9 in an hour.
- None because virtually no risk.
Now, for newbs, what do you think is the best source of isk and why?