Why does EVE make it so difficult for a solo pilot to build things? No, I dont mind the complexity of the process, but…
I am trying to build a T2 ship on my own, Im not into setting up a production line for manufacture and profits. I just want to build my own for the satisfaction of doing it. I would prefer to be able to procure all the products my self, but that is virtually impossible to do. So I have settle for the prospect of buying my moon materials to do reactions, and then I can mine most of the minerals needed too. However there are limitations and difficulties in getting many of the rarer minerals.
Okay so now got my bps, reaction formulas, minerals, PI components, moon materials, etc.
SCREECH! Put the brakes on!!
I cant find any facility to do the reactions. What? Nothing in game to tell me about this. No warning on my formulas that say, nope cant do it. Apparently, you have to have an Athanor, anchor it, fuel it, install proper modules for reactions, AND put it in low sec where it can be killed. Its highly unaffordable to do this by yourself. The game is set up to force you to join a corps of industrialists, if they will have you, or set up manufacturing for multiple units to make it affordable.
Not to mention, all I want to do is run this set of reactions for this build. I might not build another one. I might try to build something else. But in the meantime, I dont need that athanor any more.
REQUEST: Make it possible to do small batch builds in game. You want to force people into pvp situations, fine, leave it in low sec, but give me a station facility to run reactions. Or some other small structure that can run reaction formulas.
Item Recommendation: Introduce a small structure that can run limited amounts of reactions before it “expires”. Somthing like a Mobile Depot that you can anchor, insert formula and materials, and then it will disintegrate if left in space too long.
All I want is the ability to build stuff as a solo player. Is that too much to ask for?