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Good ISK income for the noobie

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Adalynne Rohks
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#21 - 2012-08-15 17:44:17 UTC
Akita T wrote:
Missions, missions, boring missions, even more boring missions, then day-trade alongside even more boring missions, then more missions again alongside more trading, then more boring stuff that keeps bringing you ISK.
Then go die in a blaze of glory consuming most of your ISK in a very fun and non-boring way.
Just don't forget to keep a decent chunk of it so you have to do less of the boring bootstrapping stuff next time by jumping in mid-boringness-chain instead at the very start.


Why run missions, when you could let somebody else run the mission for you?!

Cut through all the red tape and go straight for the loot!


That battleship of yours taking way to long to finish missions?

Let your buddy do it!

You don't even have to ask for permission!



Warning: You may get shot at while doing this...


Expanded probe launcher and probes sold separately
Vera Algaert
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#22 - 2012-08-15 17:48:30 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
sYnc Vir wrote:
FW, a smart player can earn 2B a day. without every firing a gun. You will however have to wait until cash out day too scoop your rewards.

The market will become saturated eventually, and prices will crash faster than the stock market in 1929.

who cares what the maekret will do at some point in the future when we are talking about a skill investment of maybe 3 days...

for now grabbing a Merlin or Incursus and capturing Major plexes is probably by far the best income a completely new player can hope to earn in this game.

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Incindir Mauser
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#23 - 2012-08-15 17:50:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Incindir Mauser
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
im only a month in and ISK is hard to come by now you vets might be like what!?!?! but yea. i know how to scam people thru contracts using mutiple items selling the package for way more then its worth but thats time consuming and there are smart people out there. dont have enough isk to get an ospery. missions pay low i mean every once in awhile ill get one worth 100-200k isk
Courior contracts ask for a rediculous amout of Colletral just to do it and the rewards are terrible.

Any helpful suggestions?



Missions are your best start. Do the sisters of eve epic arc. That will net you 9 million or so.

Level 2 missions in minmatar space against Angel cartel give the best salvage. Should net you 300-400k
per mission. Convert your OP into faction ammo and sell on the market for a profit.
Vladimier Vorku
Doomheim
#24 - 2012-08-15 17:53:26 UTC
Arent plexes and stuff in low and null? my corp atm is engaged in FW
Ginger Barbarella
#25 - 2012-08-15 17:54:44 UTC
Personally, I'd say get into a Salvager (the module) as soon as possible. You can make good change beyond bounties and mission rewards with that. Pop some rats, fly around salvaging in belts for people (don't steal their loot unless you ask first), and run some L1/L2 missions if you want to. It's all ISK just sitting there ready to be made.

Also get into Radar/Magneto sites (exploration); you can get the basic gear to start there from the Exploration tutorial missions, then train up all four of the Astrometrics skills. Good isk there, too.

Next, get into PI if you have the money. Coolant is a nice item that only requires a couple P1's and is nice change.

Hope this helps.

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Vera Algaert
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#26 - 2012-08-15 18:11:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Vera Algaert
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
Arent plexes and stuff in low and null? my corp atm is engaged in FW

it's FW and as such takes place in low-sec.

the way it works is that you fit a Merlin like this:

[Merlin, Merlin]
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I

Small Shield Booster II
1MN Afterburner II
Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II
Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II

Prototype Cloaking Device I

Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I

(fitting doesn't have to be all T2 to work and you can leave out the cloaking device if you want to)

... and then look for Major complexes of the opposing faction in systems that are vulnerable.

Enter the complex and orbit the structure at its center for 15 minutes at < 20km - with your Afterburner active you should barely take any hits and you don't have to kill anything, you just have to stay alive.
If a hostile player arrives, just warp out and wait for him to go away before continuing.

Once the countdown reaches zero, you'll get some LP which you are going to cash out once your faction reaches tier4 or 5.

It's mind numbingly boring but it's probably the best income you can get at this point other than scamming/theft,

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Vladimier Vorku
Doomheim
#27 - 2012-08-15 18:14:17 UTC
Vera Algaert wrote:
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
Arent plexes and stuff in low and null? my corp atm is engaged in FW

it's in low-sec.

they way it works is you fit a Merlin like this:

[Merlin, Merlin]
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I
'Stoic' Core Equalizer I

Small Shield Booster II
1MN Afterburner II
Kinetic Deflection Amplifier II
Thermic Dissipation Amplifier II

Prototype Cloaking Device I

Small Capacitor Control Circuit I
Small Capacitor Control Circuit I

(fitting doesn't have to be all T2 to work and you can leave out the cloaking device if you want to)

... and then look for Major complexes of the opposing faction in systems that are vulnerable.

Enter the complex and orbit the structure at its center for 15 minutes at < 20km - with your Afterburner active you should barely take any hits and you don't have to kill anything, you just have to stay alive.
If a hostile player arrives, just warp out and wait for him to go away before continuing.

Once the countdown reaches zero, you'll get some LP which you are going to cash out once your faction reaches tier4 or 5.

It's mind numbingly boring but it's probably the best income you can get at this point other than scamming/theft,

hahaha ive been playing a month and i still suck lol man hmm now how hard is it to stay alive /attack the outposts
School Nickname Worldmonkey
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#28 - 2012-08-17 11:10:16 UTC
For a highsec newbie straight off the bat: Train probing/salvaging skills and ninja salvage in a L4 missioning hotspot. You'll make around 5-10m an hour, which isn't bad. You also get to hear the delicious cries of the people you're "robbing".

For a highsec newbie who's a month or two into the game: Be either in a drake or be close to hopping into one. Train the T2 heavy missiles and do L3 missions as previously mentioned. After this join a 0.0 corp that farms kinetic rats someplace and do anomalies, (specifically forsaken hubs) or do belts if you don't have the T2 heavy missiles. Train a tengu and then do forsaken hubs faster.

For a goon newbie in his first rifter (slasher now) and in his first fleet: Do nothing. Act like a newbie and be showered in isk by older players. Then do the previous two instructions while having infinitely more fun since you're in fleets/gangs almost every day. (Where you can loot delicious faction loot off your enemies! )

I'll admit I have no idea about mining/industry in general as a profession. Or any other professionfor that matter. Do what works for you.
Kryss Darkdust
The Skulls
#29 - 2012-08-17 11:13:58 UTC
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
im only a month in and ISK is hard to come by now you vets might be like what!?!?! but yea. i know how to scam people thru contracts using mutiple items selling the package for way more then its worth but thats time consuming and there are smart people out there. dont have enough isk to get an ospery. missions pay low i mean every once in awhile ill get one worth 100-200k isk
Courior contracts ask for a rediculous amout of Colletral just to do it and the rewards are terrible.

Any helpful suggestions?


Don't do it solo. Simple as that. Find a crew.

The reality of Eve is that, if you don't love it like it is today, you should probobly go ahead and unsub. 

Amber Coldheart
Doomheim
#30 - 2012-08-17 11:22:29 UTC  |  Edited by: Amber Coldheart
O'Sheagada wrote:
Mining can be OK nowadays(at the barge level).

Darn wuzzies nowadays Big smile

When i started out, i mined in a frig.. i then mined enough money to buy me a Scythe cruiser, which i had a crazy bastadized fit on because i didnt have any skills (only weapon i could fit was a rocket launcher with like 5k range, some belt rats stayed outside of that so i had to chase them around...lol).

As i had a tiny cargohold and there was no station in system, i bought a few giant secure cans that i anchored around the belts, which i would regularly empty with my Hoarder.

This i did for 3 weeks...refined with my uber crappy skills, and earned around 100 mill (which to me was an unbelivable fortune at the time). Took me many months to get into an actual barge because of the metric ton of skills needed for it.


ahhh, the "good old days"....lol :)
Ayn Randy
Home For Pugs
#31 - 2012-08-17 11:34:11 UTC
Cadfael Maelgwyn wrote:
sYnc Vir wrote:
FW, a smart player can earn 2B a day. without every firing a gun. You will however have to wait until cash out day too scoop your rewards.

The market will become saturated eventually, and prices will crash faster than the stock market in 1929.


As one market becomes saturated, another becomes dry. This gives the other side more incentive to push!
Lucius Arcturus
Hard Knocks Inc.
Hard Knocks Citizens
#32 - 2012-08-17 11:41:38 UTC
This is not a profession, just advice. A penny saved is a penny earned. Save as much as you can. Be thrifty. When you do buy expensive stuff, insure it to the max if possible, and be very careful about where you fly it. Get the most out of each purchase and buy items that will last. You don't need to be a cheapskate, just weigh your purchases carefully.
pussnheels
Viziam
#33 - 2012-08-17 11:53:35 UTC
the income will come and will grow with experience , in any proffesion you choose...., , just need some patience , initiative and a bit of luck
Finding a good and right corp for you ,with people that will help you getting started is a step in the right direction
Remember that the more you want to earn the more work you have to put into and the more risk you need to take

Also remember every isk saved is a isk earned, do not go buying ships and modules just because they look cool and you can buy them, they probably will never be used and will just sit there collecting dust

I do not agree with what you are saying , but i will defend to the death your right to say it...... Voltaire

Zloco Crendraven
BALKAN EXPRESS
Shadow Cartel
#34 - 2012-08-17 12:00:11 UTC
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
Ensign X wrote:
Exploration, exploration, exploration.

Train your chosen race's frigate level to at least 4, train the appropriate scanning skills (Rangefinding to 4, Pinpointing to 4, Acquisition to 3 or 4), train any other supports you may need (Drones/Salvaging/Hacking/Archaeology). Within 1 week you will be more than capable of running Highsec Radar and Magnetometric sites which can net upwards of 50mil ISK PER site (moreso for Radar than Mag sites).

Not only will you become fabulously space-rich, you'll hone your always crucial scanning/probing skills and you'll be well on your way toward one of the most lucrative and certainly the most entertaining and adventurous careers in EVE. Next stop, wormholes!




uh no thanks. ill stick to combat. im just looking for something on the side to make decent amous of isk to fund stuff


Exploration is the best way to earn isk on the side. Because while u learn skils for pvp u strengthen the ships for exploration also. U just need to train 1-2 weeks more some explorations/salvaging/hacking/analyzing skills.

Beside that u can do also static anomalies. If u get hang on it u can earn some pretty eaz isk.

BALEX, bringing piracy on a whole new level.

Josef Djugashvilis
#35 - 2012-08-17 12:05:46 UTC
Vladimier Vorku wrote:
im only a month in and ISK is hard to come by now you vets might be like what!?!?! but yea. i know how to scam people thru contracts using mutiple items selling the package for way more then its worth but thats time consuming and there are smart people out there. dont have enough isk to get an ospery. missions pay low i mean every once in awhile ill get one worth 100-200k isk
Courior contracts ask for a rediculous amout of Colletral just to do it and the rewards are terrible.

Any helpful suggestions?


Do whatever gives you enjoyment, the isk will soon follow.

This is not a signature.

Inxentas Ultramar
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#36 - 2012-08-17 12:16:56 UTC
1. Fly into a level 1 static DED. Be sure you are alone.
2. Aggro EVERYTHING and boost your shields if needed.
3. Wait untill a lot of rats are within 3000m of your ship.
4. Engage smartbombs and watch everything blow up.
5. Repeat untill all rats are dead. Salvage time!
Kain Bodom
The Gene Hackmans
#37 - 2012-08-17 13:43:59 UTC
Ninja salvage, google it bro. You can make 10 mill an hour easy in a frigate.

Or

Just sit outside dodixie and wait for someone to get blown up. Scoop loot and salvage their t2 frig wreck.

Or

FW is ok for making isk but cashing out once or twice a month can be a major drag. I made about 1.8 billion on the last cash out day.

Ps - don't mine or mission, way too boring!!!!
DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#38 - 2012-08-17 15:26:23 UTC
There really isno good ISK or the irst few months as a newbie unless you have a great sponsor that will teach you how to speedtank FactionWarefare minmitar frigates.
An' then [email protected], he come scramblin outta the    Terminal room screaming "The system's crashing! The system's    crashing!" -Uncle RAMus, 'Tales for Cyberpsychotic Children'
Alavaria Fera
Imperial Shipment
#39 - 2012-08-17 16:24:50 UTC
School Nickname Worldmonkey wrote:
For a goon newbie in his first rifter (slasher now) and in his first fleet: Do nothing. Act like a newbie and be showered in isk by older players. Then do the previous two instructions while having infinitely more fun since you're in fleets/gangs almost every day. (Where you can loot delicious faction loot off your enemies! )

So, we've officially switched to slashers?

Triggered by: Wars of Sovless Agression, Bending the Knee, Twisting the Knife, Eating Sov Wheaties, Bombless Bombers, Fizzlesov, Interceptor Fleets, Running Away, GhostTime Vuln, Renters, Bombs, Bubbles ?

Ana Vyr
Vyral Technologies
#40 - 2012-08-17 17:35:20 UTC
Even in highsec, PI brings in some isk. For the time investment, its a decent way to bring in extra money.
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