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8 Toon PI setup - All for one or one for all?

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Iti Ure
Open All Hours Trading
#1 - 2017-04-24 11:48:13 UTC
Hi lads,

I have trained all my alts with all the Level 4 PI skills and am trying to figure out the best 'setup' for 8 alts doing PI.

In my WH I have 5 planets and can make a few of the P4 items (If I was going to do P4, I'm swaying towards only P3).

As all alts will be able to use the 5 planets in my system, I'm thinking I will have 1 planet as a production and the 4 other planets gathering material for the production planet. Then duplicate that by 8 characters.

OR Is it worth having 1 alt that has 5 production planets and have the other 7 alts feed these? The issue I can see is I don't think I can 'share' a Command Center, it has to be on separate character. I guess I could drop off the PI into a POS, then have my manufacture toon pick it up an shift it.

TLDR;

Best option for 8 ALT PI in WH?

Option 1
Have all 8 alts run separate P0 - P4 operations across 5 planets.

Option 2
Have 1 alt dedicated to manufacturing on planets and the other 7 pull P0 - P2 to fed manufacture planet. Exchanging PI materials at a POS.
Zanar Skwigelf
Wormhoppers Inc.
#2 - 2017-04-24 15:16:55 UTC
Option 2 will result in fewer logins, since you can collect from the 7 farmers every once in a while, while your manufacturing character logs in daily to push more PI thru the manufacturing chain.

If you care about optimization it'll take a good amount of calculation to figure out exactly how many manufacturing planets to have that supports the collective farming, or you can just trial and error it.

With 5 characters doing PI I needed 2 p1-p2 planets and 1 p2-p4 planet, and p1-p2 is still the bottleneck. This is on purpose tho, since p1 sells faster than p4 locally.
Krysenth
Saints Of Havoc
#3 - 2017-04-24 19:16:19 UTC
evegadgets.com will let you plan accordingly. For me, since i'm doing fuel block PI, i've got 15 planets total. 12 of those are extraction and p1 planets. the remaining 3 are manufacturing p2/p3.
Zarek Kree
WiNGSPAN Delivery Services
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#4 - 2017-04-24 19:50:06 UTC
Personally, I'd go with Option #3: All characters doing single planet R0->P2 production. The isk efficiency is lower, but the amount of engagement is significantly lower as well. I restart my extractors every 2 days and run my P2 products out every 2 weeks. At higher levels of engagement, I tended to let my PI lapse. And the best PI is the PI you actually do. Focus less on isk efficiency and more on setting up a system that you're certain you will keep up with.
Conar
My Wormhole Hurts
#5 - 2017-04-25 19:52:55 UTC
Option #2

6 toons - P0 to P2
1 toon - P2 to P3 1-3 planet (rest of planets, P0-P2 of materials you are short)
1 toon - P3 to P4 1-3 planets, depending on what P4 you are building (rest of planets, P0-P2 of materials you are short)

Get the toons trained to 5 as soon as possible to upgrade your planets.

Conar 07

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Inactive Seller
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2017-04-26 16:56:40 UTC
I agree with the option II but for simplicity. I have a setup of around 90 planets, and two accounts use their 15 planets for p0>p1 only one product of the p0 per planet.

Then i use other account only for p2, and the rest are harvester/ extractors with feed the principal. By the way my main there is the one i use for make p3 and p4, by the way my taxes are 1.5% , i loss some money but the mind sanity is better using factory planets.

All character bazaar done. Finally 39 pilot and 3 can be killed later. This account will be used only for forum interaction, fly safe.