I did not spend much time in EVE last night, but I made a lot of progress nonetheless, coming into to a nearly clean slate of market orders (almost everything has popped) and close to 8 million ISK, more than I’d even hoped for. Looks like I won that market war over the sensor units.
My buy order for the Scythe fired as well, and a shiny one was waiting for me in my hangar. I’m currently outfitting her – I need the Mining Upgrades skill, which I’m still training, to fit a Mining Laser Upgrade. She’s already fitted with 3 Tech II Mining Lasers and a pair of Expanded Cargoholds. When all is said and done she ought to be a sweet little mining ship. I have named her Resurgent Enterprise.
I also put in a market order for a Destroyer, which will become my salvaging ship for missions. If I get to spend time online tonight, I’ll repackage and sell my Stabber, and start moving stuff in preparation for commencing industry. Depending on how well this works out, I may start to push harder at Industry skills – my Refining in particular needs to get to 5 (it’s about 6 hours away right now) so I can buy the Refining Efficiency skill. These two should put me over the edge where it’s more pofitable to sell minerals than raw ore – but then, I need to run those numbers again anyway, to see where I am with that.
I came this close to forming a corporation last night, and frankly if I had a cool name in mind while I was fooling with that interface, I probably would have pulled the trigger. There are benefits to doing this even for the single player – the ability to segregate your money into wallets for various purposes, for example – and I have the skills to do it. But I held off; the investment required is non-trivial, and if I were to form a corporation I’d want to do it right – and that would mean recruiting other folks and not being the shakey leg myself – and with my current skill base, finances and knowledge of the game, I would be unless I recruited exclusively from even noobier people than myself. A corp is something that I will definitely need to start looking at in the weels ahead, but I want to make sure I’ll be sticking with the game first. And I’d like to get to 5 million Skill Points first as well, which opens up many opportunities.