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How rich is rich?

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Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#61 - 2012-09-10 18:45:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Paul Oliver
If you're flying around lowsec in an Apocalypse Imperial issue, sporting a monocle, while sipping 1869 Château Lafite and taking a call from Jonathan Goldsmith, then you are officially space rich.

Until then shut up playa, nobody cares. P
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#62 - 2012-09-10 19:31:38 UTC
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I'd be a lot richer I had hadn't plexed two accounts for about a year.


Plexing one account for about two years ahead doesn't make me rich either.
No More Heroes
Sanctuary of Shadows
Dock Workers
#63 - 2012-09-10 19:31:59 UTC  |  Edited by: No More Heroes
I know a guy who has about 16b liquid isk. He was complaining a couple months ago about having to buy an assault frigate for a fleet. He generally flies T1 frigates, cruisers or BC's. Is always the first one to any wrecks, and always has a salvager on his ship no matter what it is.

He worries about running out of isk so he never spends any. What?

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highonpop
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#64 - 2012-09-10 19:40:28 UTC
No More Heroes wrote:
I know a guy who has about 16b liquid isk. He was complaining a couple months ago about having to buy an assault frigate for a fleet. He generally flies T1 frigates, cruisers or BC's. Is always the first one to any wrecks, and always has a salvager on his ship no matter what it is.

He worries about running out of isk so he never spends any. What?



Never not jew



I love the guys that show up to fleet fights in salvage rifters! Lol

FC, what do?

Alavaria Fera
GoonWaffe
#65 - 2012-09-10 19:43:47 UTC
highonpop wrote:
No More Heroes wrote:
I know a guy who has about 16b liquid isk. He was complaining a couple months ago about having to buy an assault frigate for a fleet. He generally flies T1 frigates, cruisers or BC's. Is always the first one to any wrecks, and always has a salvager on his ship no matter what it is.

He worries about running out of isk so he never spends any. What?

Never not jew

I love the guys that show up to fleet fights in salvage rifters! Lol

If they are newbies be sure to give them some isk. Cute newbies...

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#66 - 2012-09-10 19:50:38 UTC
No More Heroes wrote:
I know a guy who has about 16b liquid isk. He was complaining a couple months ago about having to buy an assault frigate for a fleet. He generally flies T1 frigates, cruisers or BC's. Is always the first one to any wrecks, and always has a salvager on his ship no matter what it is.

He worries about running out of isk so he never spends any. What?


Short arms and alligator pockets?

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Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#67 - 2012-09-10 20:00:43 UTC
When you are in the trillions you are doing pretty well I think....

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Toroup
Prometheus Deep Core Mining and Salvage
#68 - 2012-09-10 20:26:31 UTC
I used to have isk, then I found Blink....

08/10/2012 - 09/10/2012
Deposits To Blink 126,776,018,133
Received From Blink 90,910,440,000
Total -35,865,578,133

Most of the 90 went back in so pretty much I'm now sitting on 5 faction fitted ships (Navy Scorpion, Rattlesnake, Mackinaw, Orca and a Tengu) and about 160M liquid. I can make about 50M/hour doing level 4s and another 25M/hour mining on a second account so it will only take me 512 hours to recover what I lost in a month....



* crawls under the desk and silently weeps...
forestwho
Doomheim
#69 - 2012-09-10 20:41:42 UTC  |  Edited by: forestwho
ISD Dorrim Barstorlode wrote:
If you can make 5 bil in an hour, you're either doing it right or insane.

Maybe both.


my record is 37b in 20 minuts, was kinda funny

when you have your first 20b you feel rich, when you reach your first 100b you just think thats only a 100b. When you reach your first 200b you think your cool and awesome but after a week you start to think thats its still just a bit of isk...

the point is that the more you get the more your want

Greed is the mother of all evil

Play this game to make isk only and you start yourselve subcontionaly learning to be greedy. Eventualy this affects your rl. This game thought me to not to be greedy and enjoy life. Do good, recieve good! I gues its has something involving cultural differances aswell, materialism seems to be a hot topic to brainwash mass consumers to boost up economical growth and such... say whatever you want, give it a thought reall good and keep the eyes open.... learn to ignore media you will see what i mean...

If you have 4,5T your getting bored and you buy crazy stuff like full faction/officer smartbombing phanters, fund corp faction roams for giggles, supers for lols and donate billions of isk to people that rly deserve it. That are good of heart and still have the passion you once had for this game.....
Cage Man
Comms Black
Pandemic Horde
#70 - 2012-09-10 20:58:34 UTC
I will never be rich.. I spend what I have and thoroughly enjoy the game. I don't see the point of having a fat wallet but the "game" becomes another job where you feel you have to put in as many hours as possible. I do have lots of assets though as I get bored flying the same ships for too long.
Maki Osa
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#71 - 2012-09-10 21:00:59 UTC
Luis Graca wrote:
Rich is when you're having isk to support the type of gaming you like,or have you forgot this is a video game


This right here. If you've got the money to do what you want, who cares how much more beyond that you acquire?
Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#72 - 2012-09-10 21:04:07 UTC
Maki Osa wrote:
Luis Graca wrote:
Rich is when you're having isk to support the type of gaming you like,or have you forgot this is a video game


This right here. If you've got the money to do what you want, who cares how much more beyond that you acquire?
Tell that to the people losing freighters to goober gankers. P
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Chief Guns
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#73 - 2012-09-10 21:14:24 UTC
I have no desire for spacebucks. I've got no isk to speak of in my wallet but I have all the ships that I want to fly and I am in a great alliance where I can put them to good use. I've got nothing to worry about and can keep up my favorite playstile indefinately. So I guess I really am rich as in having a great eve experience.
Nex apparatu5
Blackwood Co.
#74 - 2012-09-10 21:46:24 UTC
Once I hit 100b or so, I realized that risk isn't the most valuable asset, trust is. The fact that people will regularly trust me with hundreds of billions means more to me than any number in my wallet.
Goonspiracy
Doomheim
#75 - 2012-09-10 22:09:53 UTC
Value of total assets is the only real way to measure wealth. There are individual players out there with 5-15 trillion worth. Most of them belonging to the class of undeserving wealthy who got lucky due to T2 BPOs.
Uuali
True Companion Services
#76 - 2012-09-10 22:22:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Uuali
I own ten ibis (ibises, ibae, ibisi?).

Anyway, I'm rich. Call it what you will.
Nikodiemus
Etsala Empire
Etsala Legion
#77 - 2012-09-11 02:40:25 UTC
Since RMT via PLEX was introduced, the real rich is how much isk you can make ingame without PLEXing and how fast you make that isk. The really and truly wealthy players are few and typically have around 50B-200B with a few over that amount (talking liquid isk here)

The players that have around a trillion are not the players that have that much in their wallets routinely, but can manage that much if needed for a big bpo purchase for instance.

There really are no quick isk for large sums in EVE, but the players that can make huge amounts through industry take a long time and several characters trained to a pretty significant degree to complete such jobs, and this takes time and real life skill and patience. Building up huge amounts of isk in eve takes lots of time except for very few smart traders in rare instances where patches are deployed with indy changes that CCP does a **** job of rolling in and announcing ahead of time.
Mars Theran
Foreign Interloper
#78 - 2012-09-11 04:24:06 UTC
It's a respectable amount, but really it isn't very much in EVE. I'm a little less than that myself, but have probably had more than 12 times that at one time.

That was awhile ago, and I've pretty much spent it all on BPOs, PLEX, and stupid wasteful things along with losing nearly half of it to 'Margin Trading Scam' and supposedly viable money making opportunities that never paid off.

You wouldn't believe, (or maybe you would), how really worthless Tech II small rigs are. You couldn't sell them for much more than a million ISK in most cases. I suppose that should be expected, but I didn't think of it at the time: there are Tech II Hulls right? Poor logic apparently.


..anyway, yeah, no it's not a lot, but like I said, it is respectable.
zubzubzubzubzubzubzubzub
Methesda
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#79 - 2012-09-11 04:34:53 UTC
Uuali wrote:
I own ten ibis (ibises, ibae, ibisi?).

Anyway, I'm rich. Call it what you will.


Blissfully ignorant. You luck lucky person.

Personally, because of my rather sketchy playstyle, and my ablity to either die, or kill people who like to deny killmails by self-distructing, I find the best method for measuring my richness is TGBU unit.

That's 'Times Getting Blown Up'. So for example, I can afford about 50 TGBU's flying my current flavour of ship before having to worry about isk. I'm pretty happy about that.

Eve is about the journey.  If you are so focused on making money, that you insist on having the tools to make it be made as autonomous and easy as possible, then you are never going to have as much fun as I will.

Jacob Stiller
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#80 - 2012-09-11 04:54:55 UTC
I have over 10 billion in assets and consider myself a small player in the trading scene. I'll probably consider myself a major player when I have at least 100 billion in inventory on the market (or, alternately, extended as loans to other players). The super rich have assets in the trillions.