I’m a low-level miner and industrialist. All of my characters are. My main character sells ore to his corp and produces frigates and ammo for sale on the market.
Someone told me in another thread that he buys frigates and just reprocesses them for the minerals. Of course. the customer is free to do whatever he wants with things he buys. But it made me wonder if I’m just wasting my time and subscription fee.
Part of the appeal of Eve is the idea of participating in an economy and political structure that is sort of kind of realistic. Being part of and making a contribution to a greater whole, finding your niche and having fun within it. I have no interest at all in PVP or living in null. I just like to mine, produce things and sell things. These activities are fun for me. Without the fun, there’s no point in playing.
What things do PVP corps [or any corps, for that matter] buy for their own use? It feels like a waste of time to produce things nobody wants to use, even if I get paid for them. Does anybody actually buy and use frigates? How about ammo? Or do most corps make everything for internal use?
I also make and sell Wreathe small freighters. Does anybody ever use them?
I want to produce things that take a reasonable about of time to make. Battleships are out. Too many components, and it takes too long. Same with Covetors and other mining barges. I play a couple hours during the week, and more hours on weekends. I don’t want to spend a month mining just to make one ship.
How about destroyers? Cruisers? Bombs? Cruise missiles?
I used to enjoy the thought that somebody, even a pirate corp, was using my frigates for a war or exploration or something. Knowing that my production is pointless, I’m wondering if this game I have enjoyed off and on since 2005 is a waste of time.