Archive for February, 2013

25
Feb
13

Still busy Dusting

Snuck back to do a few things:

  • Built ~a lot~ of battlecruisers pre-patch. Paper profits: couple billion all told
  • Bought six month’s worth of PLEX at 503M because it seemed fairly cheap.
  • Manufactured a few dozen 1400mm artillery BPCs I had floating around. I’m quite glad to clear them off my desk, let me tell you 🙂
  • Put a few hundred destroyers into build, just so I don’t have to login for a few days.

Honestly, logging in can be quite tiring.

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11
Feb
13

Industry experiment: Capital Component blueprint research

I decided to test an idea of Parasoja’s since I wasn’t planning to login much over the Christmas break, what with holidays and work taking up a lot of time.

01 December 2012: bought 2860M of capital and/or capital component blueprints

01 Feb 2013: sold them for 3840M

Profit: 980M (40M/week/research slot)

Not bad for the low amount of effort required. A bit capital-intensive though.

06
Feb
13

Next-level thinking, as applied to alchemy

So, TMC has a new article about alchemy. It starts off fairly standard, then slugs you at the end with a spiel about how a particular reaction is really good guise everyone should try it it’s awesome, awesome.

Usually I expect my propaganda to be more subtle, like when Mittens carefully explained to the honey badger coalition that he still likes you guys, but the latest round of unpleasantness is solely due to your megalomaniac leader, and maybe it would be best if he stepped down for the good of your alliance, and – totally unrelated – to our benefit.

Or when he throws Boat under a bus over the recent Asakai debacle to save face.

Like I said, I generally expect Goon propaganda to be more subtle, so I was surprised at this article.

As Lord’s Servant on Failheap explains it:

To those of you not in the know, this might seem like your average news article.

To those of you in the know – HBC is making a cartel out of Neo just like goons are doing with Tech (we own most of it.)

How do goons react? OH HEY GUISE LOOKIT THIS NEW THING YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GO ALCHEMIZE THE SHIT OUT OF AND DROP THE MARKET LOLOLOLOL.

Cold war has officially begun. Goons don’t want us making any money, as that is the ONLY advantage they have over most of the HBC(PL, Raiden, obviously excluded), and they’re scared shitless of us equalizing that gap. We both already know they lose every serious fight we have with them(not really a big surprise to anyone except the goonies circlejerking and sipping kool-aid), and this is them panicking as the only real option they have is to outspend us in a dirty ground war up north.

Do you feel those hands tightening around your neck Mittens? =D

EDIT-For the record, after reviewing PL’s actions and stance, I came to the conclusion that this is probably why they didn’t want to go ahead with the war. I don’t give any fucks about this sorta stuff, but they recognized that many alliances in the HBC don’t have the isk for a srsbsns war. Delay things for a bit, cartel neo as a source of income(alongside some other tricks we have going on), and beat goons in the last thing they have going for them.

So a conclusion can be made that CFC is preemptively spoiling the income stream of a potential adversary, and since they can’t really hide it, are doubling down by disseminating it widely.

Interesting times ahead.

Update:

05
Feb
13

Can’t post busy dusting

Thoughts on Dust TBA.