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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)

Taking mining to the next level

Now that you have your mining cruiser, you are officially no longer a rookie. But you still have much to do before becoming the ultimate miner. In order to progress to the next stage of your mining career, you will need to add some advanced skills, and make a decision on what your next mining ship will be. Let's start by looking at what ship choices you have for your next mining ship.

Here comes the math

Up till this point, you have not needed to know the math that is involved in mining, but from this point forward you must understand the math in order to understand why one choice is better than another. I will assume max skill level whenever I do the math, because it's just easier to get a fair comparison.

Cycles and mining yield

The first part of the math that you will want to understand is how to calculate your mining yield. Each mining laser has a base yield and a base cycle time. The base yield is the amount of ore in m3 that you will mine each cycle, while...