Hello fellow capsuleers.
I am feeling the itch to return to EVE again, but now I am unable to afford a subscription due to being unemployed since the virus hit (still waiting on unemployment 4 weeks now and have to beg my old job for food…).
I started making a plan to start station trading in Jita again, as the profession that interests me the most is trading. It’s strange, but I find making successful trades and watching my wallet grow to be very satisfying. I love relying on my intelligence alone to succeed in a competitive environment, without necessarily having to ruin someone’s day (it just doesn’t do anything for me).
Coincidentally, from what I can gather the most viable way for me to PLEX my account would have been station trading, before the recent changes. However the change to escrow and the relisting fees absolutely terrify me if I’m being honest. My first question is, can someone like me with a reasonable amount of experience just jump back in to station trading, just without constantly updating everything like before? The answer seems to be yes but, frankly I’d like to get more information before I dive in headfirst and drown.
I also would love any trading advice in general, however I’m not expecting any handouts. I’ve wanted to see about possibly following incursions around like a nomad (or just using a courier to ship there), but again lack of knowledge of incursions, limited isk and fear of being wiped out by more experienced aggressive traders leaves me wanting to default to station trading for now.
I also want to ask a somewhat controversial question. I mean no offense to CCP, I find this game to be truly fascinating and very much want it to succeed…
But the cynical part of me feels like the recent market changes were done to prevent people from PLEXing their accounts from alpha as easily. I thought the same thing when I found out that alpha’s can’t run level 4 missions anymore (apparently). Yes, I am speculating that CCP may have had an ulterior motive for this change. Again I mean no offense, and I want to be wrong but that is very much what this looks like. Any insights into this would be appreciated. Some reassurance from a CCP employee would be pretty awesome, too but idk how all that works. In these days of absurdly over-priced microtransactions and predatory, psychologically manipulative marketing tactics it’s very hard to trust any game publisher/company these days!
Finally, I don’t know how much isk I have in assets but I’d be willing to pay an experienced trader for a bit of their time and knowledge IF I can afford to.