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Quickest way to get PLEX?

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Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#21 - 2017-02-24 14:41:19 UTC
Quickest way to a plex is here
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Can't afford to buy them or do not want to spend the real money my suggestion is to try trading or industrial activities. Both of them will be a more reliable route to plex than trying to steal them especially if you only have a single account. Low sec and worm holes offer the best option here, if I want to put forth the effort I can easily plex 2 accounts a month with PI and other low sec related industrial activities that are as close to risk free as low sec can possibly be.

Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Tractor beams, regardless of whether on a ship or part of an MTU don't work on yellow wrecks.

This is incorrect, tractor beams follow your safety setting in the client.
Set your safety to something other than green and your tractors should work fine on any wreck you come across.
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#22 - 2017-02-24 15:46:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Donnachadh wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Tractor beams, regardless of whether on a ship or part of an MTU don't work on yellow wrecks.
This is incorrect, tractor beams follow your safety setting in the client.
Set your safety to something other than green and your tractors should work fine on any wreck you come across.
The Eve Uni wiki, and my own experience says otherwise. I suggest that you check in game, I shall do the same when I get home and edit my posts if needed.

AFAIK, and there's been a fairly recent thread on it, a tractor beam WILL NOT activate on a wreck that isn't A: legally yours or B: abandoned.

There's a reason looters scoot about instead of using tractors on other peoples wrecks even if the site of the wrecks is otherwise empty, they don't use them because they don't work on yellow wrecks.

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Keno Skir
#23 - 2017-02-24 15:56:18 UTC
Ajem Hinken wrote:
I can get a Merlin to go a solid 1-2kms...


Yeah you're gonna need a ship that goes fast tho... Pirate
Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#24 - 2017-02-24 20:02:15 UTC
Keno Skir wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
I can get a Merlin to go a solid 1-2kms...


Yeah you're gonna need a ship that goes fast tho... Pirate

... how is that not fast

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Jax Bederen
Dark Horse RM
#25 - 2017-02-24 20:10:36 UTC
Ajem Hinken wrote:
What's the quickest way to get a PLEX? I've heard lots of idiots run off from Jita with them - on that note, do cargo scanners trigger CONCORD? (Because I'll likely just pinch it off of some poor idiot, sell it to some poor idiot, and repeat until I have money and PLEXes.)

Stealing seems the most efficient way - take the PLEXes from people who can afford them and sell them to other people who can afford them and continue to blow the buyers up, selling the PLEXes to recoup the losses (of about 12mil in a destroyer) until I have a good wallet so I can afford to keep them for myself.


Since you dont know and by the looks of your plan, it sounds like you are the "poor idiot". Just putting it in focus for you sport.
Join a big corp and let them do the thinking for you.
Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#26 - 2017-02-24 20:19:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Ajem Hinken
Jax Bederen wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
What's the quickest way to get a PLEX? I've heard lots of idiots run off from Jita with them - on that note, do cargo scanners trigger CONCORD? (Because I'll likely just pinch it off of some poor idiot, sell it to some poor idiot, and repeat until I have money and PLEXes.)

Stealing seems the most efficient way - take the PLEXes from people who can afford them and sell them to other people who can afford them and continue to blow the buyers up, selling the PLEXes to recoup the losses (of about 12mil in a destroyer) until I have a good wallet so I can afford to keep them for myself.


Since you dont know and by the looks of your plan, it sounds like you are the "poor idiot". Just putting it in focus for you sport.
Join a big corp and let them do the thinking for you.

I've been tossing theoretical ideas around. Never tried them, likely never will. Sure, I could do it in a Gnosis, but those are relatively expensive and slow... only thing it seems good at is mission running. Omegas would just use Battleships instead of the battle cruisers.

That said, I did manage to fit a 50mn MWD on a destroyer... couldn't fit guns tho. Went 3700 m/s. Either way, from the expensive cost of a PLEX, it seems it's more of a 'top 1%' type item than the 'average joe with a bit of elbow grease' type one. Can't seem to make more than 1-2mil ISK/hr, so I've kind of been just training things until I get maxed so it's worth buying Omega with real money.

Because wormholes are a death sentence and exploration takes forever.

Oh and because I can't afford a Gnosis for mission running. I have a fit for it (it's more fit to chase down things but whatev's) but no ship to fit.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Wander Prian
Nosferatu Security Foundation
#27 - 2017-02-24 22:58:34 UTC
Ajem Hinken wrote:
Jax Bederen wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
What's the quickest way to get a PLEX? I've heard lots of idiots run off from Jita with them - on that note, do cargo scanners trigger CONCORD? (Because I'll likely just pinch it off of some poor idiot, sell it to some poor idiot, and repeat until I have money and PLEXes.)

Stealing seems the most efficient way - take the PLEXes from people who can afford them and sell them to other people who can afford them and continue to blow the buyers up, selling the PLEXes to recoup the losses (of about 12mil in a destroyer) until I have a good wallet so I can afford to keep them for myself.


Since you dont know and by the looks of your plan, it sounds like you are the "poor idiot". Just putting it in focus for you sport.
Join a big corp and let them do the thinking for you.

I've been tossing theoretical ideas around. Never tried them, likely never will. Sure, I could do it in a Gnosis, but those are relatively expensive and slow... only thing it seems good at is mission running. Omegas would just use Battleships instead of the battle cruisers.

That said, I did manage to fit a 50mn MWD on a destroyer... couldn't fit guns tho. Went 3700 m/s. Either way, from the expensive cost of a PLEX, it seems it's more of a 'top 1%' type item than the 'average joe with a bit of elbow grease' type one. Can't seem to make more than 1-2mil ISK/hr, so I've kind of been just training things until I get maxed so it's worth buying Omega with real money.

Because wormholes are a death sentence and exploration takes forever.

Oh and because I can't afford a Gnosis for mission running. I have a fit for it (it's more fit to chase down things but whatev's) but no ship to fit.


The biggest reason for your now ISK/hr is the fact that you are new and you haven't learned enough of the game. Eve takes patience and willingness to learn. Trying to get rich quick usually results in either a total burnout of the game or getting scammed out of your ISK. Dying in a badly fit, over-expensive ship that you cannot afford to replace is also a likely candidate.

Wormholer for life.

Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#28 - 2017-02-25 01:25:02 UTC
Wander Prian wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
Jax Bederen wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
What's the quickest way to get a PLEX? I've heard lots of idiots run off from Jita with them - on that note, do cargo scanners trigger CONCORD? (Because I'll likely just pinch it off of some poor idiot, sell it to some poor idiot, and repeat until I have money and PLEXes.)

Stealing seems the most efficient way - take the PLEXes from people who can afford them and sell them to other people who can afford them and continue to blow the buyers up, selling the PLEXes to recoup the losses (of about 12mil in a destroyer) until I have a good wallet so I can afford to keep them for myself.


Since you dont know and by the looks of your plan, it sounds like you are the "poor idiot". Just putting it in focus for you sport.
Join a big corp and let them do the thinking for you.

I've been tossing theoretical ideas around. Never tried them, likely never will. Sure, I could do it in a Gnosis, but those are relatively expensive and slow... only thing it seems good at is mission running. Omegas would just use Battleships instead of the battle cruisers.

That said, I did manage to fit a 50mn MWD on a destroyer... couldn't fit guns tho. Went 3700 m/s. Either way, from the expensive cost of a PLEX, it seems it's more of a 'top 1%' type item than the 'average joe with a bit of elbow grease' type one. Can't seem to make more than 1-2mil ISK/hr, so I've kind of been just training things until I get maxed so it's worth buying Omega with real money.

Because wormholes are a death sentence and exploration takes forever.

Oh and because I can't afford a Gnosis for mission running. I have a fit for it (it's more fit to chase down things but whatev's) but no ship to fit.


The biggest reason for your now ISK/hr is the fact that you are new and you haven't learned enough of the game. Eve takes patience and willingness to learn. Trying to get rich quick usually results in either a total burnout of the game or getting scammed out of your ISK. Dying in a badly fit, over-expensive ship that you cannot afford to replace is also a likely candidate.

The ISK/hr is net - I afk mine in 1.9mil a pop T2 mining and T1 explo Ventures.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#29 - 2017-02-25 02:00:39 UTC
Wander Prian wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
Jax Bederen wrote:
Ajem Hinken wrote:
What's the quickest way to get a PLEX? I've heard lots of idiots run off from Jita with them - on that note, do cargo scanners trigger CONCORD? (Because I'll likely just pinch it off of some poor idiot, sell it to some poor idiot, and repeat until I have money and PLEXes.)

Stealing seems the most efficient way - take the PLEXes from people who can afford them and sell them to other people who can afford them and continue to blow the buyers up, selling the PLEXes to recoup the losses (of about 12mil in a destroyer) until I have a good wallet so I can afford to keep them for myself.


Since you dont know and by the looks of your plan, it sounds like you are the "poor idiot". Just putting it in focus for you sport.
Join a big corp and let them do the thinking for you.

I've been tossing theoretical ideas around. Never tried them, likely never will. Sure, I could do it in a Gnosis, but those are relatively expensive and slow... only thing it seems good at is mission running. Omegas would just use Battleships instead of the battle cruisers.

That said, I did manage to fit a 50mn MWD on a destroyer... couldn't fit guns tho. Went 3700 m/s. Either way, from the expensive cost of a PLEX, it seems it's more of a 'top 1%' type item than the 'average joe with a bit of elbow grease' type one. Can't seem to make more than 1-2mil ISK/hr, so I've kind of been just training things until I get maxed so it's worth buying Omega with real money.

Because wormholes are a death sentence and exploration takes forever.

Oh and because I can't afford a Gnosis for mission running. I have a fit for it (it's more fit to chase down things but whatev's) but no ship to fit.


The biggest reason for your now ISK/hr is the fact that you are new and you haven't learned enough of the game. Eve takes patience and willingness to learn. Trying to get rich quick usually results in either a total burnout of the game or getting scammed out of your ISK. Dying in a badly fit, over-expensive ship that you cannot afford to replace is also a likely candidate.

I'm also not too new - two months of active play and counting. I fit ships for cost :P

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Donnachadh
United Allegiance of Undesirables
#30 - 2017-02-26 15:12:45 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Donnachadh wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Tractor beams, regardless of whether on a ship or part of an MTU don't work on yellow wrecks.
This is incorrect, tractor beams follow your safety setting in the client.
Set your safety to something other than green and your tractors should work fine on any wreck you come across.
The Eve Uni wiki, and my own experience says otherwise. I suggest that you check in game, I shall do the same when I get home and edit my posts if needed.

AFAIK, and there's been a fairly recent thread on it, a tractor beam WILL NOT activate on a wreck that isn't A: legally yours or B: abandoned.

There's a reason looters scoot about instead of using tractors on other peoples wrecks even if the site of the wrecks is otherwise empty, they don't use them because they don't work on yellow wrecks.

Like you I will have to check this, thank you for the thoughts on it, if you are correct then it was my bad to mention it.
Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#31 - 2017-03-01 22:51:59 UTC
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.
Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#32 - 2017-03-02 00:46:02 UTC
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.

I'm not that kind of guy - I just want PLEX to train the basic Omega skills I want for free. Then I'll pay.

That said, it'd be nice to sustain my acc with a PLEX.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Takh Meir'noen
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#33 - 2017-03-02 01:20:32 UTC
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.


Last few times I tried to play EVE I only made it about 2 months before getting tired of trying to grind ISK for both PLEX and ships. This go around I just subbed for a year. Now instead of looking at my ISK generation as a % of being able to "play for free" I'm just watching my hangar fill up with ships I can blow up. So much happier with the game, going on 4 months back now.
Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#34 - 2017-03-02 02:15:09 UTC
Takh Meir'noen wrote:
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.


Last few times I tried to play EVE I only made it about 2 months before getting tired of trying to grind ISK for both PLEX and ships. This go around I just subbed for a year. Now instead of looking at my ISK generation as a % of being able to "play for free" I'm just watching my hangar fill up with ships I can blow up. So much happier with the game, going on 4 months back now.

Yeah, I've read tons of those kinds of stories - so sustainability is a long-term preference, not a immediate goal. I first want to get my hands on some stuff like an Astero and a mining barge. And naturally, I'd want to toy with it, fly it around, push it to the limit, and then sit stunned for five seconds after realizing I pushed a little too hard.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Takh Meir'noen
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#35 - 2017-03-02 04:11:01 UTC
Ajem Hinken wrote:
Takh Meir'noen wrote:
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.


Last few times I tried to play EVE I only made it about 2 months before getting tired of trying to grind ISK for both PLEX and ships. This go around I just subbed for a year. Now instead of looking at my ISK generation as a % of being able to "play for free" I'm just watching my hangar fill up with ships I can blow up. So much happier with the game, going on 4 months back now.

Yeah, I've read tons of those kinds of stories - so sustainability is a long-term preference, not a immediate goal. I first want to get my hands on some stuff like an Astero and a mining barge. And naturally, I'd want to toy with it, fly it around, push it to the limit, and then sit stunned for five seconds after realizing I pushed a little too hard.


To make something clear--I've been playing EVE long enough that I make up to 2B ISK a month pretty consistently (between PI, L4s, exploration, and station trading). The problem though has always been that I had to.

I'll probably only clear 1B isk this month; but I put 2B in ships in my PVP hangar last month, and I haven't even lost 1/4 of them yet. I'm so much happier knowing that every single ISK I make can be thrown at PVP ships.
erg cz
ErgoDron
#36 - 2017-03-02 08:56:04 UTC
Any competent pilot will not transport PLEX in cargohold. They upload it back to redeeming system and redeem it again on new location. So you dream about getting PLEX from someones cargo is pretty much utopia, IMHO.
Ajem Hinken
WarFear Gaming
#37 - 2017-03-02 11:13:10 UTC
erg cz wrote:
Any competent pilot will not transport PLEX in cargohold. They upload it back to redeeming system and redeem it again on new location. So you dream about getting PLEX from someones cargo is pretty much utopia, IMHO.

There are many incompetent pilots out there.

https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6875494#post6875494 - Ship mounted explosives. Because explosions and Jita chaos.

Gregorius Goldstein
Queens of the Drone Age
#38 - 2017-03-02 14:48:58 UTC
Sonya Corvinus wrote:
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
You don't have to spend money on digital entertainment; there are a lot of great things that are totally for free. Like EVE alpha clones are. But EVE omega clones aren't, you either pay with real money or with your time. If you can enjoy the grind for a PLEX it may be worth it, but for most players this seems not to be the case.

Just like you can listen to free music streams all day, but you will have to buy a ticket or climb fences in order to have the music live on stage. Sometimes I wonder why spending money on online games is such a special thing to some people. You either pay for the books you read or get them from a library. You pay for the cinema or you wait until the film will be shown in free-TV. One way is more convenient, the other way is free but with restrictions. You seldom get both at the same time.


Because some people would rather spend a dozen hours mindlessly grinding in a game to get what they want than spend 40 minutes working IRL to get the same result, apparently. This makes them more 'l33t' by 'playing for free'. Because apparently their time isn't worth all that much.


Or because online games are not worth spending real money on but totaly worth wasting ones time with. I am fine with spending some bucks on entertainment and don't make a difference if it is music, art, plays or games.
Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#39 - 2017-03-02 17:51:20 UTC
Gregorius Goldstein wrote:
Or because online games are not worth spending real money on but totaly worth wasting ones time with. I am fine with spending some bucks on entertainment and don't make a difference if it is music, art, plays or games.


Mindless grinding for ISK isn't entertainment, it's a job.
Elena Thiesant
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2017-03-02 17:59:31 UTC
erg cz wrote:
Any competent pilot will not transport PLEX in cargohold. They upload it back to redeeming system and redeem it again on new location.


That doesn't work. Once redeemed, the plex cannot be redeemed to a different location.
https://support.eveonline.com/hc/en-us/articles/203599221-Reverse-Redeeming
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