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Wonderful World

Thursday, August 04, 2005
My friend Anders has put up yet another great random show. You gotta see this one. Click on the picture below to see his latest vlog "Wonderful World".

EVE: The Breakthrough!

I started playing EVE: Online on May 15th 2003 and I have loved it ever since. I have taken a few months break from it during this time of course, but still; I can easily say that it's best game that I have ever had the pleasure to play - ever. And I have played games non-stop on pretty much all systems since like 1983.

I was in the same corporation in EVE for about two years, Frog Morton Industries [FROG], then Frog Morton Security [FMI-S], but then I started up my own corporation, NextGen [NXG] (to get some more variation in the game), and now I have all three of my characters in that corp. NextGen is a R&D corporation and we research tech 1- and tech 2-blueprints, manufacture many big products (mostly big spaceships) and sell them for a good profit. We do kill-missions and such also of course, but we're "scientists" these days.

Anyway, let me get to the point... I've had a npc research (R&D) agent working for me in EVE for about 14 months now with ZERO results whatsoever. I have done many, many missions for him and all he ever does is blow up the lab heh... He was researching tech 2 minmatar ships for me and he works even when I'm not online/playing. There's a lottery in EVE every 20 hours where one person wins a blueprint from a R&D agent and you have to be VERY lucky to win that one...since there are +60k players in EVE and pretty much always 10-12k online on the Tranquility server. And three days ago it happened... I got an eve-mail from my R&D agent (that usually means trouble and that I need to do him a favour) but this time he said that he had a breakthrough (!!!). So I undocked my Apocalypse (battleship) and flew to him as fast as I could. He wasn't kidding. He had developed a Hound BPO (blueprint original) for me - the Hound is a tech 2 covert ops stealth bomber. Tech 2! That means nextgen and the best of the best in this game. Not many people in EVE has a Hound BPO, which makes me not just a very wealthy man but also very special. It's not just the economy and the market in EVE that is controlled by us real players, we invent stuff too. So I will be one of the very few inventors of the Hound Stealth Bomber and that will be in the EVE history as long as the game exists.

I had about 144 million isk (the currency in EVE) in my wallet - and that makes me a rich man - at that time and this BPO was priced somewhere between 5-7 billion isk (if I would sell it, that is). :) Which obviously is crazy, since this is a pretty small ship in Breacher class. But, it's TECH 2 - that's why. It's so unusual that big tech 2 corporations would probably buy this BPO for 10 billion isk if they really needed it. Since you can make a lot more money off it by manufacturing it, selling it and selling copies of the blueprints to people. And that is what I have decided to do - at least for the time being. I will start production in about a week's time and according to my calculations I could make at least +100 million per week and that is very good profit. If I ever get sick of that I could still sell this BPO for billions (like after Christmas 2005 or something) since tech 3 won't be in the game until - probably - in a year or so. I've done a lot in EVE these last two years but this is the biggest thing that has happened to me.. This little BPO means money and power and it will make NextGen a well-known corporation in Empire space.

I took some screenshots of the BPO and the info-box of a Hound, so check out this link to see those.

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