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How did you do it??

Vortexo VonBrenner
#21 - 2016-12-04 22:49:21 UTC
Belteshazzar Santiagos wrote:
Just curious as a new noob, how did you make your first billion isk?

inter-regional and/or speculation trading. first million isk was for me more memorable. That was a lot of mining in a navitas, but felt like an achievement.

OP, don't concern yourself too much with making isk. Just enjoy the game, the isk will come as you learn to recognize where it's at.

Rei Y
Minmatar Citizen 90483936 Corporation
#22 - 2016-12-04 23:32:11 UTC
station trading. made my first 10 bils this way. but quit it soon after.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#23 - 2016-12-05 07:40:33 UTC
Probably from doing sites in w-space.

Do 4 capital escalation in a C5, or one capital escalations in a C5 or C6, netted us from 700m to 1.4b each (4 people) once a week, for 4 hours of effort ... and some luck from rolling a good wormhole.
Gregorius Goldstein
Queens of the Drone Age
#24 - 2016-12-05 10:04:31 UTC
I didn't make a billion yet but I had it floating in space right before me. Loot fairy was extra cruel: She saw my small cargo hold and decided to drop 100% of the Mastodon's cargo.
Nat Silverguard
Aideron Robotics
Aideron Robotics.
#25 - 2016-12-05 13:17:48 UTC
Sold PLEX and LP stuff

Just Add Water

Hrist Harkonnen
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#26 - 2016-12-05 14:54:32 UTC
Belteshazzar Santiagos wrote:
Just curious as a new noob, how did you make your first billion isk?

Someone sent to me before quitting.
Knockaround Guys Inc.
#27 - 2016-12-05 15:11:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Xtreem
Eve like RL is a case of the more isk you have the easier it is to make more.

Like many my first billion was missions, some low level trading etc, now I am on 150+ not including assets it's alot lot easier to make single billions given some motivation to do so.
Black Pedro
#28 - 2016-12-05 15:51:51 UTC
Did inter-region hauling/trading for the first 100-200M ISK until I took a loss on a margin trading scam. Then I did a series of small-time margin trading scams myself to get up to 800M or so before I went into single-station flipping (with some lowsec PI on the side) until I hit the 5B mark. Then I had the capital to experiment with some more nuanced inter-region arbitrage and other opportunities that has made me perhaps not space-rich, but at least space-comfortable with only small, but consistent, effort.
Rattini Tribe
Wild Geese.
#29 - 2016-12-05 16:11:27 UTC
Mainly exploration!

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The Exchange Collective
Solyaris Chtonium
#30 - 2016-12-05 16:59:12 UTC
Once upon a time there was a system called "Escrow". Escrow was basically contracts, but arcane to the point that it was probably designed specifically for wizards.

If you knew what things were worth, it was a fountain of underpriced swag.

"Help, I'm bored with missions!"

Galaxy Duck
Galaxy Farm Carebear Repurposing
#31 - 2016-12-06 13:21:40 UTC
I sold someone a wormhole that I didn't own and had never been to for 3 bil. It came with a faction tower, dread, and pocos. :)
Laphroaig Inc.
#32 - 2016-12-06 15:38:07 UTC
I wrote some vaguely interesting articles for as their resident newbie when I first started. Due to excessive beverage, the payroll for the month was running a little late. The HR manager at the time sent me 100m to tide me over. They accidentally sent me ISK1b.

So, my first billion ISK actually came with a billion ISK debt, which I paid off, in full, over the next two months while merrily welping ships across RvB space and not concerning myself with mundane, newbro questions like "where will my next Maulus come from?"

Occasional Resident Newbie Correspondent for TMC:

This is my Forum Main. My Combat Alt is sambo Inkura

Sonya Corvinus
Grant Village
#33 - 2016-12-06 15:44:26 UTC
Moved to null after two months in game and worked as a dedicated scout/bookmark maker finding paths through WHs back to HS. Made it through thank you donations from the industrialists in null who didn't want to do that work themselves.
Lan Wang
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#34 - 2016-12-07 13:08:24 UTC
bought a load of plex then started my own business.

Domination Nephilim - Angel Cartel

Calm down miner. As you pointed out, people think they can get away with stuff they would not in rl... Like for example illegal mining... - Ima Wreckyou*

Nina Hayes
Dark Horse RM
#35 - 2016-12-07 22:48:41 UTC
Little ship L1's, bigger ship L2's Big Bigger ship L'3s, Jumbo ship L4's...blew up after 2 days. Learned drones bought another Jumbo ship and made a billion, bought a Machariel for a billion and now it's worth a third.
Sara Starbuck
Adamantine Creations
#36 - 2016-12-07 23:38:17 UTC
Hauled modules from Rens to Jita in probe, getting locked by tornado near the dodixie pipe with 200m in cargohold was freaking me up a bit, warped before he shot though, duno if he woulda even done it.
Southern Cross Monopoly
Flying Dangerous
#37 - 2016-12-07 23:40:06 UTC
My first billion was grinding missions and ratting in null-sec. I think I made it specifically by buying regular ammo, converting it to faction, then re-selling it on the open market.

He's not just famous, he's "IN" famous. - Ned Nederlander

Ashiri Hareka
Paper Cats
#38 - 2016-12-08 06:26:43 UTC
Belteshazzar Santiagos wrote:
Just curious as a new noob, how did you make your first billion isk?

Mental vampirism iirc. When the extractors came on the market I removed SP from an unused alt.
Ivory Harcourt
Space Ants
#39 - 2016-12-08 11:39:05 UTC
Incursions back when they were doable in a battlecruiser and when I could've gotten a billion in like 6 hours.

It was also the main reason why I left the game. I've spent a month or two doing extremely exciting and dangerous things for some tens of millions of ISK (wormholes)... .and then I ran some utterly boring thing for 6 hours and I got money to plex 2-3 chars. Unfair.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#40 - 2016-12-08 15:51:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Mr Epeen
I did a lot of stuff on my way to my first billion. There wasn't a lot of big ISK items easily attainable back then.

What I finally settled on was camping level 1 & 2 DED complexes for Dramiel BPs and faction ABs and MWDs. Not as boring as you might think, though. Plenty of fights as I wasn't the only one in there most of the time and it was a race to the spawn with lots of stealing and subsequent T2 frigate (the largest ship you could get past the gate) fights. And you didn't want to lose. That meant having to spend even more time farming keys to get back in to the complex again.

Simple times with simple pleasures. I look back fondly on those days.

Mr Epeen Cool

~ED~ Found an old screenie from the day.
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