Was curious about some PI setup I was working on and was hoping to get more experienced PI folks info on my question
I have 4 characters right now, all trained into 4+ PI skills. One of those has CCU to 5.
I was trying to think of ways to optimize my setup and yield. Currently, I am just doing P3 items to get the hang of things and might branch out to P4 down the road.
Right now, what i have done on each alt is setup extractor planets to pull in P1 materials, then move those P1 materials to a factory planet, where it goes from P1 → P2, then, P2 → P3
Seems ok, but I feel like I can make it better.
I had an idea.
What if 3 of my alts were just all doing extractions, then I could deliver the P1 materials to my PI factory guy, who could setup a couple of factory planets?
Is that viable?
more headache than needed?
I hope tha tmake sense and appreciate the feedback.
PI schemes that require frequent movement lead to burnout.
I had a two year break once caused 100% by such a PI setup. So much work it drove me right out of the game.
Currently I have four characters running PI on four planets each.
14 planets do extract —> P1
All that is hauled out once a week and station traded to one character that hauls it to a single planet that does P1 —> P2
That all gets moved to a third planet that does
P2 —> P4
I purchase two different P2’s to complete the chain so I didn’t have to set up another 2-3 planets.
I set the extractors to run a five day cycle (that’s enough to fill the storage) and I only touch it once a week.
It’s not super efficient, but it’s only about 90 minutes of work, one day a week and nets about a billion ISK a month, net of import/export taxes.
It’s about all I’m willing to deal with.
This corrects my thinking. 22 hour cycle I use is insane.
I also try to figure out if I can put a P2 in there somewhere in the pipeline. That reduces the storage requirements and the results can be launched from a command center better due to less volume.
I’ve done nothing above P2. I loathe turning my “passive” income into real passive income for the customs office holders.
@Scarlett_LaBlanc This is excellent and exactly what I was looking for.
My fear is I do not want it to be a burden and overwhelming. Something I can do, once week, easy as possible and make passive isk.
I was thinking of doing something very similar, with the planets I have available to me.
extract the materials to P1 as needed, pass them to my ‘factory’ PI guy to make the P3 stuff.
Really appreciate it!
First off, you are very welcome.
If your intent is to produce up to P3 and sell be sure to choose your P3 products carefully.
When I last looked several P3 products sell for less than the price of their P2 inputs or have very low market volumes.
I think that most P4 producers purchase P2 and run a planet that makes P2 —> P4
P3’s would be a lot easier to haul than P2, so it might be worth the reduced profit for their easier hauling for you.
Just a thought.