Eve Online

posted Feb 5, 2016, 8:05 AM by Christopher Weible
My new game of choice is Eve online. A space based mmo that's been around for 10 years. I stepped into the game like everyone does with a rookie ship and the tutorial missions to teach me how to play and what the different options are.  I quickly decided my goal was to get to a point where I can buy PLEX in game and still turn a profit.  

PLEX stands for Pilot Licence Extension. This is a token that represents 30 days of game time.  These tokens are purchased for real money and then sold on the in-game market for ISK (Inter Stellar Kroner).   It would be a bad idea to pay for your own game time by buying PLEX with real money and using it, because at it's cheapest PLEX costs more that the most expensive subscription.  Buy getting my in-game income up high enough to buy PLEX with ISK, I will effectively be playing the game for free. 

To get my income up to that point, I've decided to become a miner.  It also happens that I fell in with a really great group of guys that make up a mining corporation. (The Eve Online version of a guild or clan) I'm current flying a Covetor fitted for maximum ore yield. This is not enough, and I'll have to eventually move into a Mackinaw which will maximize my yield for solo mining.