Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PI: The Second Month

In my earlier wrap up of my PI challenge, I noted that I was considering running PI on all three characters on one account.  I did this.  Mainly because I though Mabrick's claims might have a silver lining if I ran it that way. There's more posts over there, you should read them.  He has some interesting views on Eve.

Back to the follow up.  As a reminder, here were the results from the first month.  The key point is that I netted about 134m in profits.

Across three characters on the same account, with 4s in Command Center Upgrades and Planetary Consolidation, I ended up netting this:

Not quite triple the total, but I had to run 2 factory planets.  And 334m isk ain't bad.  A few thoughts on this.

  • I didn't even have CCU 4 and IC 4 trained at the outset.  That took about two weeks or so.  So that's lost income.  
  • I was also much less serious this time around, and missed more than a few updates by margins of hours or days.  Also failed to move some ECUs when I knew I should have.  That's also money lost. 
  • Due to resource imbalances, sometimes I stockpiled, and sometimes I just hauled and sold.  Not sure how that impacted things.
In regards to Mabrick's original and revised estimates of 500m or 300m/month respectively, I think both are possible if you are willing to run all the characters on an account.  With level 4 skills, 300m is more than doable, as evidenced.  500m might be, if you train 5s, pick planets with a bit of luck and wisdom, and pick the right things to produce.

So here it is, with the caveat that you need to use all 3 characters, in no uncertain terms:

Mabrick was right.

There, the crow has been eaten.  Tasted kind of like chicken.  I'm happy to be wrong, in this case.

I'll keep this project running.  I am moving my operations, as I just started up with a new Corp on my industrialist toon, and humping 22 jumps every two days is not fun.  We'll see how the new set of systems I scouted work out.  It was much simpler this time, partly from experience and partly from luck.


In completely unrelated to game news, I just finished my last final in my last class in my masters program. Just have my defense to schedule and complete, and I will be officially done with higher education!  The only way I'll pile it higher and deeper is if someone offers to pay for it next time :).  But it's a crazy moment, I'm too tired to go out and drink, so here's to conclusions and momentous events!


  1. Congrats on the Masters. No need to eat crow (sure Mabrick doesn't see it that way).

  2. Nice write up about PI.

    Congrats on getting your Masters dude. Will make life easier on ya :).

  3. with 1 char in low sec I make 344,373,545 in 30 days, with 1 in null I make 589,194,167.

    you are doing something wrong, talk to me