I’m a solo player. Has anyone else figured out the economics of running a manufacturing module in a Raitaru? I’m calculating 250k per hour which would severly eat into my profits, even when manufacturing several items at once.
I’m planning on anchoring in low sec and I don’t think I can count on revenue from making it public, renting corp offices, etc.
As said before as a casual manufacturer not often utilizing all 10+10 lines on one char (like me) you are better using public facilities. So far I had to move a couple of times due to wardecs/cease of business, but never was forced to go back to NPC station, and actually lost stuff only once (not much).
The index is another issue, which bothers me right now where I’m doing most of stuff (the system has a bad multiplier) …
… if anyone wants to share their private highsec EC, 3-4 jumps out of Jita, ME/TE rigged for equipment with me, please drop me a mail.
I would also add that in any security system for no apparent reason your Raitaru may just come under attack. With that they may look to extort protection funds from you or if you can’t pay just pop your cit.
Staying in an NPC corp and working out of public places is by far the safest route. Once you venture out and start your own corp you can be dec’d and any assets in space become fair game to your aggressors. Small is often left alone though once you stick that Raitaru in space people start looking.
I speak from experience. The only upside for me is that I was able to work with one of the groups and setup a regular payment for protection services and it paid for itself often.
100% possible and profitable. Maybe you should look at your items. Fuel cost is not issue if you are building the right items and have enough skills to run a sufficient number of lines.
Also good planning is a must. The less tedious the better and more enjoyable the experience.
You should think of ships and structures as consumables and build the cost of replacing them into your business plan. My business depends on the fact that stuff blows up in Eve - otherwise no one would need to buy the things I make! Occasionally my stuff is going to blow up as well - that’s the nature of a PVP game. The question isn’t how much it costs to replace it but how much did it earn before it exploded. My Raitaru paid for itself during its first month of operation and has been earning me several billion ISK/month ever since. If I lose it - no big deal, I simply build another one - or maybe I already have …
You are correct. The month I built the Raitaru was quite profitable but it wasn’t 3 billion (including fuel) more profitable than if I continued using a rental facility - assuming the rental facility didn’t run out of fuel!