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Drone Salvaging Operation?

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Kane Uitra
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-07-23 13:34:45 UTC
i was in jita and this other player was trying to sell this skill four 10 billion isk is this a new skill as i carnt find it in market and if it is a new skill when will we see it in the player market and how did he get it ?
Jorma Morkkis
State War Academy
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-07-23 15:04:34 UTC
Mia Restolo
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2012-07-23 15:19:43 UTC
The skill was available a long time ago but salvage drones have never existed.

Pretty much a collectors item or a skill to inject if you're looking to exceed the normal number of skills available in game.

iirc, there's also another useless skill or two that were only available to certain character builds when new characters used to come with more skills from the start.
Contralto
Rift Tech
#4 - 2012-07-23 16:42:23 UTC
The skill was seeded on the market by mistake then quickly withdrawn, some of us were quick enough to buy one or more of the books. CCP removed the skill from inventory but there was an outcry and it was replaced.

It was a cheap book at under 100k isk but has been steadily increasing in value, I sold my 2 spares for around 500 mill apiece about a year after it was withdrawn.

Its been announced (at fanfest by Soundwave) that the Salvage drones are ready to be introduced, just the art work is pending. No idea if they will introduce a different version of the skill book or just reseed the old one, if the latter then 10 bill will be 10 bill wasted.
Karasuma Akane
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#5 - 2012-07-23 23:58:53 UTC
The Salvage Drone Operation skillbook was only accidentally available for a few days in spring 2007 through running a ten-part mission chain, before quickly being removed from further acquisition in-game by CCP.

I managed to acquire four SDO skillbooks back then, and over the past five years sold them off occasionally as collectors items for between 600 million to 1.5 billion ISK each. I exchanged my last one for 1 billion ISK about an hour after CCP Soundwave let it slip at Fanfest that salvage drones were coming Soon (tm), on the possibility that new SDO skillbooks would be seeded concurrently with salvage drones. Blink

I believe the highest price I've seen for the SDO skillbook in the past was somewhat above 2 billion ISK. Besides that, you're taking the risk that if the exact same skillbook is released with the salvage drones, you've basically lost your 10 billion ISK speculation. However, If they retain the current SDO skillbook as some sort of collector's item, its likely to appreciate in value somewhat. All depends upon which path CCP decides to take concerning SDO...
Spr09
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2012-07-25 20:10:14 UTC
They need to add salvage drones and a bay to old noccers.
Obam Usan
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2012-07-26 05:37:29 UTC
more drooooooone skills
Bree Okanata
Perkone
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-07-30 11:18:42 UTC
It's an old skill book as people have said above me, but the price should be dropping soon when they introduce salvaging drones. For those who do not know, they are adding them as soon as they can. They have the concept art out ( http://pozniak.pl/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/20120402-122529.jpg Just a quick google search for it, there are probably higher quality images about) that they were talking about at the last fanfest.
Traejun DiSanctis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-08-07 17:07:09 UTC
Spr09 wrote:
They need to add salvage drones and a bay to old noccers.


Nah. Noctopus is fine as is.

I think the salvage drones need to come in along with a utility purposed destroyer hull. Maybe even by ORE. Significantly cheaper than a Noctis, but with smaller/fewer bonuses... or fewer high slots. Dessie with 2x2 tractor/salvager, plus salvage drones. That could be cool.
Obsidiana
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-08-07 19:00:23 UTC
Bree Okanata wrote:
It's an old skill book as people have said above me, but the price should be dropping soon when they introduce salvaging drones. For those who do not know, they are adding them as soon as they can. They have the concept art out ( http://pozniak.pl/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/20120402-122529.jpg Just a quick google search for it, there are probably higher quality images about) that they were talking about at the last fanfest.

Yep, I think I read about it someplace too. The salvage drones existed before salvaging was thought out or implemented. Before then, they would have been looters. They will be nice for mission runners. CNR can only fit one utility high slot module. It also has a larger drone bay, so it could squeeze in an extra flight of light salvage drones. In PvP, heck, keep one of those drones in your bay for salvaging victims.
Lost Greybeard
Drunken Yordles
#11 - 2012-08-15 14:03:08 UTC
You can only obtain it through Black Market Trading.
Vanlade
Senex Legio
Manifesto.
#12 - 2012-08-15 14:39:57 UTC
I bought one last year for 1bil ISK and sold it for 8192 mil isk the same year : )