Four step plan

When people ask me questions, I tend to answer them to my best knowledge. 

For some reason I get a lot of questions about industry, I bet it’s because I own a POS and dabble in manufacturing a bit. 
I say dabble because as most of you know, I make way too many runs to Jita when starting my jobs for the coming few days. And a real industrialist wouldn’t be doing it as much as I do. 
I go to Jita to get my materials, go back to my home system, try and start the job only to notice that I forgot a few things back in Jita. That’s one of those things I should have grown out of ages ago.
A friend of mine decided that it was time to start a new alt and try out manufacturing himself, so he asked me and a few others for hints/tips. 
I told him the four step plan that I kind of use or should use;
1) Gather material
2) Bring material to place of manufacturing
3) Start manufacturing
4) Profit 
I admit that this makes it sound easy, but in general, manufacturing isn’t all that hard. You just need the correct skills, a few bpo’s, the materials and the place to manufacture.
Once you want to go to T2 manufacturing it gets a bit harder and the skills you need take a bit of training, but in the end it’s all pretty straight forward.
Just make sure that if you do go into manufacturing, try not to flood the market. I’ve done it a few times when I first started, and that kind of thing eats quite a bit of your profit. 
Stay tuned

Please restock..

I forgot how annoying it is when you don’t have the correct amount of materials in stock when manufacturing. A month ago I made sure that I had enough materials for my manufacturing runs for the next two months. That was before I decided to start doing it with an extra character.

So yesterday when I logged in on my alt account and wanted to create a few hundred T1 modules that I will later turn into T2, I was confused at the fact that I didn’t have enough materials.
This is why you should plan, and why you should have enough in stock. I have flown to Jita for different things, so many times, instead of just going there, buy everything I need, and then fly it back home.

I’m starting to learn though, yesterday I made sure that I have enough raw material to last.. Well I have no idea how long it will last. Despite me knowing that I shouldn’t, I still use my liquid ISK as a marker on how “space rich” I am. Which means that I don’t want to spend too much ISK on materials.

I did spend about 1b on fuel and 1b on materials. So I’m back down to 2b liquid ISK.

I’m kind of hoping that fuel will skyrocket with Rubicon and then I will sell a bit seeing that I’m going to start making my own. But we’ll see if that’s going to happen or not.


I found a few screenshots with explosions in it… I think I will go run some missions, if my girlfriend doesn’t come over at least.