So, my longest running battle with Eve has been to become self-sufficient with ISK to fund my PVP. This is easily capable with cheap ships, however, now that my main can fly Carriers/FAUX/BLOPs, I’m more interested in some of the more expensive ships. As a result to this interest I need to increase my income.
So I’ve spent some time asking around on what to do, here is what I’ve been told and my response:
PI - Eh… This is too passive for me and requires too many alts to be worthwhile. I understand it’s easy, but I don’t want to stop training my main and primary alt for just more alts.
Station Trading - I really wanted to do this. My alt currently has trade 5, broker relations 5, and account management 5 as well as margin trading 4. I thought this was going to be it, but I just can’t seem to get a grasp on this. Maybe I’m just not intelligent enough for it or maybe my patience is too short. I was told that the more time I put into trading the more income I could get. I haven’t really seen this.
Missions - No, thanks. I’d rather VNI rat.
Industry - Now this seems cool. Around the same time I was looking into trading I started looking into Industry. My alt currently has Industry 5, Advanced Industry 4, Mass Production 5, Science 5, and Lab Operation 5. EVE IPH seems like a very intuitive tool and looks like it will make things easier for me. Between this and my trade skills I feel like this character is close to being able to be an industrialist, especially with being able to fly DST’s.
Now, my question when it comes to Industry. As a player who plays for PVP but enjoys some time away from that, is industry an ‘active’ ISK maker? While I’m on Eve, I’d like to play Eve. I don’t mind if I need to do lots of jumps or lots of planning. I don’t want to log on, adjust something, log off.
I would obviously like time to PVP, but I feel that my life of throwing Tristan’s into the fire is coming to an end. I’m looking to get into the more expensive, planned out combat.
So in a nut shell, with that skills and such I’ve told you, do you guys think my alt has a capability to become an industrialist? Also, will he be sufficient or will it end up like PI where I need to train every other slot as an alt to run T1 copies?
Anyway, sorry for the wall of text. Any help or constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated and thank you for taking the time to read my post!