So, I decided to do this as I thought it might be worth it to invest the time to get these blueprints. Turns out it says Blueprint Original on the Information link in Project Discovery, but when you get the blueprint, it is a single run copy.
I was not expecting that. I actually turned out to be pretty good at this, and have a 98% accuracy ranking, but it still takes a long time. I just burned over 30 hours, (about), for a single run, 150 million ISK BPC, and maybe 60 million in payouts, plus some relatively worthless skins, (some of which look really good on the ships they go on, but still not worth much in general), a Hat and a T-Shirt.
Lets be real, I could have more productively invested that time doing something else, (and I will in the future), rather than staring at spectroscopy data and finding irregularities that indicate the presence of planets, stars, maybe black holes, and other things, (like an asteroid passing in front of the receiver).
So yeah, I’m not mad-angry, but I am disappointed and completely disincentivized. I could have got all that for about $4. Let’s just be real, that’s the equivalent of $0.13 an hour.
On the plus side, I have been asking myself periodically if I really thought it was worth it, and pushing on because that Marshal Blueprint would have been worthwhile to work towards if you could run copies of it, and now I have that question answered. It’s not.