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How did you do it??

Wakka Rocka
#41 - 2016-12-08 16:56:45 UTC
While training up my scanning skills, I took a destroyer out and started attacking combat anomalies in hisec space, namely Hideaways and Refuges. I found that Hideaways would occasionally spawn a commander NPC, who on rare occasions would drop faction loot. Sometimes this was just a measly amount of faction ammo, sometimes it was a 10 mil faction power grid module, and very infrequently it would be an implant worth anywhere between 45-150 mil. I spent a lot of time in the Rookie Help and Help channels, finding that the chats helped to alleviate the tedium.

That got me about the better part of the way to a billion when I started getting bored of it, so I began scanning now that my skills were more up to snuff. I noticed some combat signatures called Hideouts and found that I could run them in a destroyer without much difficulty. Occasionally clearing these sites would send me on an escalation. If I was lucky, I would get every site in the chain of the escalation and would happen upon a commander NPC in the last site with some loot. One on such occasion the NPC dropped several faction modules totaling about 330 mil. That pushed me over.

In hindsight, I probably should have just done some exploration. Would have been more exciting at the very least.
Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#42 - 2016-12-08 18:23:29 UTC
Isk is a score in a game. Unless it is used they are just digital images with little power of their own.

I am above a billion right now but I do not consider any of it mine as I emptied my wallet before I started taking donations for the Bus. On paper I look rich but in reality? Yeah I live on old assets from running missions and events in the past.

I did not set isk as a goal for myself in the sandbox, just the ability to do what I wanted to do.

I know, I am weird that way.


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Rapala Armiron
Arton Yachting and Angling Club
Domain Research and Mining Inst.
#43 - 2016-12-08 18:59:50 UTC
Ganking folk - especially haulers and feasting on that sweet sweet goo inside.

Seriously it is not hard to make isk. I never actually tired to make isk - if you just kill things and dont die all that much you will accumulate crap that you can sell. Hell the other day I was looking in one of my hangers and I noticed that I had 5 bil in crap - and I do mean crap - little bits and pieces of this and that, that are just not worth the effort to list for sale. I tried reprocessing some of it - but even that is too much effort. And as time goes on - boy of boy do you collect ships. Metas come and go - so over time I have collected shield ships, armor ships, ewar, logi, etc. . . most of which I never use because of reasons. So my advice to anyone who talks about making isk in the game is just relax - play the game the way you enjoy and iskies will come.
Critical Mass Inc
#44 - 2016-12-09 17:13:42 UTC
Missions and mining for my my first billion. Then I bought a Machariel. 30 minutes later, back to missions and mining to buy another one. Some lessons can be expensive.

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Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#45 - 2016-12-09 22:35:37 UTC
Earned my first billion through trading many years ago.

Got back into the game beginning of October. Lost my 600M tengu because I shot the shields off a drifter battleship. Lost a little over 200M on a T2 ship roam. I had around 300M left and a freighter.

It was then that I dug up an old industrial spreadsheet I had and went all-in on industry. It took 2 months to get to 10 billion while I improved the spreadsheet. The next 10 billion took less than 2 weeks.

Profit finds a way.

May the market bless you and keep you;

May the market make its opportunities shine upon you and be profitable to you;

May the market lift up its margins upon you and grant you ISK.

Shallanna Yassavi
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#46 - 2016-12-10 22:52:04 UTC
The first billion in one go was from flipping a Paladin. I got one with a buy order while the skills were in queue, decided I did not, in fact, want to mission bear with it, and sold it.

I'd gotten a stack of 200 Mining Laser Upgrade II blueprint copies a while ago. When the Alpha update dropped, Mining Laser Upgrade II started selling like mad. I'd put a few out in the middle of a lot of competition and waited a while. Then they sold-and I noticed I didn't have any more competition, so I stuck the rest of them out for about 1M apiece. They all went in one go, cause they were worth more in Jita at the time. I didn't have the skills to research more of them, so... that was the end of that.

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Morgan Agrivar
#47 - 2016-12-10 23:42:38 UTC
Belteshazzar Santiagos wrote:
Just curious as a new noob, how did you make your first billion isk?

I will let you know after I get there. :P

Seriously, I got my first billion living in a wormhole. I was gas mining for the alliance I was in and we had one guy leave my corporation and he gave me 5b isk to keep the corporation running. Right after he left, pretty much everyone else left after that. The corporation fell apart and I went back to highsec. I held onto that 5b isk for over six months until I got a hold of him again. I tried to give the 5b back to him but he wouldn't take it, so I kept it.

And lost it all since I didn't budget myself like I do now.
Jakara Dakara
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#48 - 2016-12-11 10:45:14 UTC
Made my 1st billion with mining. things where a lot different back then however so now a days I may elect to go about via ratting or exploring instead (neither where viable options at the time due to anomalies not existing the way they do now and data and relic sites did not have a mini-game yet).
Professor Sternu Tarantoga
Queens of the Drone Age
#49 - 2016-12-12 12:41:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Professor Sternu Tarantoga
Found some low m³, high value items that you can get very cheap with buyorders in one part of the Empire and can be sold for double to tripple that price 20 jumps away.. And I don't have to cross the notorious systems like Uedama..

Doubleing you ISK with every trip summs up to a lot of ISK fast. But it doesn't scale without limited, once you bought everything you have to wait unitl the buyorder fill again.
Marcus Blackthorn
Royal Assassins Guild
Chained Reactions
#50 - 2016-12-12 15:19:23 UTC
Awhile ago I bought 10 Armageddons with the intention of using them in pvp (as you can see by my lack of killboard, this hasn't happened yet, and yes this is my main). Back then they only cost a little more than a Harbinger, and had different bonuses. Then for a few reasons I didn't log into EVE for a few months. When I came back Geddons where running right around 200 mil if I remember correctly.
Alaric Faelen
Goonswarm Federation
#51 - 2016-12-14 00:23:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Alaric Faelen
Almost as soon as I joined a sov null alliance I had multiple billions of isk that I had very little use for. With an SRP covering all my combat losses, any PvE I did was purely for profit and a reason to log in when things were quiet. I could choose to not bother logging in at all because I didn't need to grind isk, or I could chase any content that just seemed interesting without worrying about it being profitable.

Ratting and escalations were my primary PvE until I got into exploration. Any losses I took were far exceeded by the loot I was selling, and I only had to haul it as far as our base in null and sold it at a discount to my corp to avoid moving it myself. Basically I was as lazy as possible and still made billions doing nothing more than casual farting around at any given content.
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