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Posted in Out of Character with tags , , on April 3, 2009 by katzukov

Well, I took Katzukov out into the belts for the first time. While I have almost a billion in ISK, I didn’t want to drop 2 mil a pop on Miner II’s that I will not be using once I get into a barge… so I just bought some Meta 4 Miner I’s.

Getting out there, I realized just how much training I have to do to get my character really usuable. I have to train Anchoring obviously… by some stroke of really bad luck the system my Corp is based in is only 3 jumps from Jita. I have been suicided TWICE… while in a Navitas! What the hell was I going to have in the damn thing that was worth two battlecruisers?

Anyway, Astrogeology IV is finishing up tonight, then its onto Mining Barge I-IV. Then Refining to IV, then Scordite Processing to IV… then probably Veldspar Processing IV. Got lucky the other night and found a TON of Massive Scordite roids in a belt… mined them dry. 90,000m3 of massive Scordite in my corporate hangar right now… not gonna refine it until I get my processing skills up. For some reason, I am a Gallente pilot in a Caldari station… but there is no penalty to my refine beyond the 5% tax. So I really am not going to bother with working on standings. That would require me to shift to combat at least partially, and I don’t want to do that.

Long term plans:

I plan on starting work on my Industrial/Invention skills once I get in a Retriever (Whatever the T3 mining barge is… I know its Procuror, Retriever, Covetor… I just don’t remember what order they go in is). Probably not much right now, just enough to get a feel for the way things work.

I need to find a 0.0 alliance I think. I love the industrial side of things so far, and really wanna get out into 0.0 and make my mark on the EVE world.

Any takers? Latrange?

Where I am so far

Posted in Out of Character with tags , , , on March 31, 2009 by katzukov

I started Katzukov two weeks or so ago. My old character had a few billion ISK in assets in 0.0 (I got some lucky faction drops)… but the alliance I was a part of was pushed out of 0.0 apparently (IAC). So, I have around half a billion in liquid assets and a few hundred million more in ships and modules on the character. This is more than enough to get a new character set up.

I naturally started with learning skills. I have Learning to IV, all the basic attribute skills to IV, and the advanced MEM and INT skills to IV. As I am just training Mining and industrial skills right now, I do not see the point of training PERC/WIL/CHA attributes at the moment.

Once I got the learning skills out of the way, I trained Science IV and Cybernetics III so I could plug +3 plants into my head. This lets me train the industrial and mining skills fairly quickly (1600 SP/hr). I have heard of people getting 2500 SP/hr… and I frankly have no idea how they manage to do it. Does 4 more attribute points make that big of a difference? If so, it may be worthwhile to train my primary stat skills both to V… but I recall an article saying it takes YEARS to make up the time.

Anyway, with my plants in my head I started training the core skills for my profession. First was Mining V, then Industry V… then I forgot I actually needed to fly ships to fly and I trained Gallente Frigate to IV and Spaceship Command to IV. Right now, I am training Astrogeology to IV so I can fly barges.

The immediate goal right now is obviously to run T2 strips on a Retriever. I will likely have to train some cap skills to be able to run it constantly. But that is at least a week in the future.