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EVE Online: ISK Strategy Guide

By : Y Michael Xu, Y. Michael Xu
Book Image

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)

Tools of the trade

Trading can seem very easy. Fly to a station, buy some goods off the market there, and then fly to another station in which the goods you just bought are selling for a higher price. But in order to maximize your profits, it takes some skills, the right type of ship, and an understanding of how you will be buying and selling your goods. Let's take a closer look at each of those.

A trader's skills

In the Skills for manufacturing section of Chapter 4, Making ISK with Manufacturing, we already talked about the majority of the skills needed for trading. To save you the time of flipping back and forth, here are the skills we have already covered:




Knowledge of the market and skill of manipulating it. Increases the limit of buy/sell orders by 4 per skill level.


Proficiency at squaring away the odds and ends of business transactions, keeping the check books tight. Reduces the tax paid on transactions by 10 percent per skill level.