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EVE Online: ISK Strategy Guide

By : Y Michael Xu, Y. Michael Xu
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EVE Online: ISK Strategy Guide

By: Y Michael Xu, Y. Michael Xu

Overview of this book

New Eden, a universe of beauty, destruction and unlimited potential. Take on the role of a capsuleer and forge a story and empire that spans vast regions of space that is uniquely your own. But in order to forge your story and empire, it takes ISK and lots of it. The ISK Making Guide to EVE Online teaches you the inner workings of each ISK making career choice. Learn the tricks of the pros and avoid the hidden pitfalls that await you at every turn. Learn from the experience of a seasoned EVE veteran. Starting with the more easily accessible career choices and moving on to the careers only available to the experienced capsuleers, this book takes you step-by-step as your story unfolds. Help determine the path of EVE by taking on careers like Mining and Manufacturing, the backbone of New Eden or help your empire rise above the rest by Running Missions for the corporations of your empire. The ISK Making Guide to EVE Online gives you a jump start and walks you through every ISK making career choice.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Getting started

The basics of mining are really simple. In most systems there are asteroid belts or belts, denoted by the upside down triangle icon, as shown in the following image:

In these belts are asteroids or roids of various types of ore. Fly to these belts in a ship with mining lasers equipped, and start mining a roid until your cargo hold is full. You will make ISK when you sell the ore you have mined. Of course, nothing in EVE is ever that simple, so we will look at everything in much more detail.

What to mine

As I mentioned before, in most systems there are belts with roids of various types of ore, but what should you be mining? The general rule is to mine the highest grade ore you can find first, and then move on to the next highest grade ore, and so on. But there are so many different choices. So which is the highest grade ore? Well, that depends on several factors. Let's take a closer look.

A word about system security status

I am going to take this opportunity to talk about system...