Recently I got some advise on fitting some Ravens for L4 missions, so my main and an alt got into a pair of Ravens and was able to do 4 level 4 missions at a time as I have 2 x L4 agents in the same station. This is my findings.
Yes I know missions LP and rewards vary, I know also that the missions could be blitzed. The way I do the missions is hit all 4 missions with 2 Ravens, Save each site. Hand the missions in then go back in a Noctis to clear up. I travel no further than 2 jumps for my level 4 missions. I also know that it is not neccesarily about ISK per hour (accept it is if you want to use the money to PVP.
- 4 missions took 1 hour 2 minutes (from accepting the missions to handing them in.
- Salvage/looting those missions took approx 30 minutes
- Approx 1m reward and time bonus per site
- 26.7m (evepraisal to sell orders) or 22.1m (evepraisal to buy orders) so lets say 24.4m average for the loot/salvage
- total of 12,840 LP earnt lets assume 1250 isk per LP so 16.05m ISK in LP
4m+24.4m+16.05m = 44,450.000 total per 90 minutes with 2 characters (29.63m per hour). whilst i dont think the time to completion would double with 1 character it would certianly take longer.
My expectation was more, in my mind I thought that Level 4 missions were pretty well paid, but this snapshot shows me that I can earn more mining than doing level 4 missions and probably would have spent less skilll points in getting to that point too.
Coupled with the resource scarcity that CCP are implementing at the moment I am thinking why bother do these missions, I may as well jack it all in and go do incursions no, or move out to a quiet corner in dull null and do Havens (or have they been nerfed to hell too?). whats 44m get you? 1.5/2 fitted T1 cruisers?
Obviously I am thinking more along the lines of a means to an end, earn some money, buys some PVP ships and go use them and not everybody wants to do that, some are content with just doing the missions which is fair enough, I dont enjoy incursions so I am thinking what options are there?
Good point well made by @Dirael_Papier. I forgot to include bounties. In total bounties added up to 26.1m so over the 90minutes i got a approx total of 47.01m per hour. Better for sure.