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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)


EVE Online is a popular sci-fi MMORPG with the reputation of being one of, if not the most complex and unforgiving MMO on the market. There are many players with years of experience playing EVE without ever fully understanding the game or achieving any kind of notable success.

This book differs from all the other written guides currently available, in that instead of just teaching you how to be a miner or a mission runner, this book shares with you the knowledge and experience of an EVE veteran with over nine years of experience playing EVE. With this book you will gain insider information that you would normally only gain after years of playing the game.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, I Want to Play EVE for Free!: This chapter will introduce you to the world of New Eden and EVE Online. It will give you a brief background to the major factions of EVE, with the help of a detailed guide through the character creation process.

Chapter 2, When I Grow Up I Want to be a (Wealthy) Miner: This chapter will introduce you to the mining career. You will gain knowledge and learn the tricks that only comes from years of being a miner.

Chapter 3, Mission Running: This chapter will introduce you to the career of mission running. You will learn where and how to find mission agents and more importantly, some tricks to make lots of ISK while running missions.

Chapter 4, Making ISK with Manufacturing: This chapter will introduce you to the manufacturing career. Learn the manufacturing career from start to finish, and learn the tricks that the pros use to obtain wealth unrivaled.

Chapter 5, Getting Rich Fighting Incursions: This chapter will introduce you to Sansha Incursions. Fighting Incursions is a fun and challenging way to make lots of ISK while combating a major power faction of New Eden.

Chapter 6, Playing the Market: This chapter will introduce you to the trading career. Everything in EVE is bought and sold on the market, with hundreds of thousands of transactions daily. Learn the tricks to turn these daily transactions into mountains of ISK.

Chapter 7, I Can Has Friends: This chapter will show you the benefits of joining a player corporation or alliance. You will also learn some tips for finding the best corporation or alliance to suit your needs.

Chapter 8, The Geek Stuff: This chapter will give you a single place to easily reference all the detailed information covered throughout the book.

What you need for this book

All you need to use this book is a computer with EVE Online installed and an active subscription to EVE.

Having access to a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox will allow you to access a variety of resources available on the internet. You can, for example, find the minimum requirements to run EVE Online at

Who this book is for

This book is written for anyone who is either currently playing or plans on playing EVE Online. New players will find the information in this book extremely helpful in navigating through the world of New Eden, while experienced players will still benefit from the many tricks of the trade secrets of the most popular career choices in EVE.

Whether a novice or a pro, the information in the book will help you achieve success few have obtained in EVE.


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