Industry Character (part 6)

Eilean’s now a month old, as evidenced by the curiously absent ‘Rookie Help’ chat channel upon login. She feels a bit older somehow. I guess it feels longer if you’re blogging about it, and on part 6 already.

So, core skills. What are core skills anyway?

An apple core

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The base skill in each category is a core skill in my mind. So Engineering, Electronics, etc.

We have Industry to V already, and we aren’t bothered about Gunnery, Navigation or Spaceship Command. We do want Electronics, Engineering, Mechanic and Science all trained to V though. Why? Aside from being quite useful to have when out and about in space, they allow us to train some expensive skills later on so we can build T2 components. Remember, we’re going to invent some stuff!

If you read my last non-industry post, you’ll know that I’m going to be away over much of the festive period. For this reason, I’m taking Electronics from III to V, then switching over to Advanced Mass Production, just so that Eilean is training something useful to her purpose as an industry mule. You peeps can carry on with the core ones. By my reckoning its 20 days worth to get all four to maximum level. Better get cracking then, eh? 🙂

No ‘Money Bit’ for this entry, because we didn’t spend a single ISK cent. Huzzah!

Festive Fun?

I wanted to do something like this last year, but there was little time for me to organise it.

Over the holidays I usually visit my folks in the land of no Internets for a week or more. I also go to see friends I haven’t seen for a year, and generally have a really nice, if technologically-limited time. I seem to recall last year spending some of that time clinging to my Interweb friends and gaming with the use of free (albeit terrible) puzzle games in social networking platforms. Desperation is a funny thing.

Anyway, this is besides the point.

I’m going to do one of those brilliantly popular seasonal competitions where you can win yourself some swag.

What You Have to Do

Make something! Something to do with Eve. Or alternatively, anything about Eve with a festive twist. Something submitted just about Eve can get you a maximum of 30 points, whereas something submitted that is about both Eve and something vaguely festive can get you a maximum of 100 points. More points mean bigger prizes!

An example:

  • A really stunning screenshot from the game might net you 20 points, but one that shows a formation of jet cans in a snowflake shape immediately opens up the possibility of getting more.

It doesn’t just have to be limited to screenshots and videos though. Bake a cake. Build something from Lego. Be adventurous! 😀

As a side-note, you don’t have to celebrate any particular religious thingy to take part in this. I myself am an atheist, and I love the Xmas period! 🙂

What You Can Win

Unlike some people that run competitions, I am quite strapped for RL cash currently, so I cannot subsidise such things as EON subscriptions or store vouchers and the like. I can offer up a shed load of ships though!

  • 50 Wolves
  • 20 Huginns
  • 10 Claymores
  • 80 Cheetahs
  • 20 Rapiers
  • 15 Muninns
  • 75 Claws
  • 90 Stilettos
  • 20 Scimitars
  • 70 Hounds
  • 10 Mastodons
  • 20 Prowlers

As well as a few billion isk for good measure, and a selection of t2 modules.

There’s no grand prize so-to-speak, because I want everyone that enters to win something.

The Rules

Now you know what to do and what you could win, you need to know the important stuff on submitting your creations.

  • The contest is open the moment this post is published
  • The contest ends 4th January 2011
  • Judges’ decision is final regarding points and prizes
  • Entries should be in some online-viewable format and viewable at the time of judging. If I can’t see the entry, I can’t award any points; sorry 🙁
  • Entries should have the words “I’m a Minmatart!” scrawled on there somewhere
    • A clear watermark in a screenshot
    • Scribbled on a piece of paper within the frame of a photo of your creation
    • In the description if its uploaded somewhere that allows such things
  • There’s a limit of one entry per character. I’d do per person, but there’s no way I can enforce it.
  • Links to entries should be evemailed to Adrielle Firewalker. Only mails sent to this character will be accepted.

Extra Stuff

If you want to donate some more prizes to the pot, please let me know by way of a comment here, or evemail.

If you’re insane and you want to help judge anyway… Probably not going to happen unless you donate something substantial or I’ve known you for a while. There needs to be some common ground anyway.

If you have any questions, leave a comment! 🙂

That’s a lot of ‘if’s right there!

Industry Characters (part 5)

Woohoo, Mass Production V is within sight!

First things first though: Upgrade your clone! This is something I forgot to do myself. Since Eilean just sits in school station and buys and trains skills, its easy to forget, but if you want your little alt to fly somewhere, upgrade your clone. I’m going to be really optimistic and shoot for the 9.8m SP one – at a cost of 470k – knowing full well that I’m not going to be moving anywhere remotely dangerous any time soon with this character.


Image from here: This is what your alt would look like in the 1800s. Thankfully, Eilean has nicer boobs.

If you’re happy with the potential of your newly-acquired ability to produce 6 items simultaneously, then there’s something wrong with you! We want moar, dammit! With this in mind, buy Advanced Mass Production. This one’s a doozie, and sets the trend for what’s to come unfortunately. Get out your main’s wallet and wave goodbye to 20mil.

Inject this expensive book as soon as you’ve finished Mass Production V. Eilean’s will be finished in about 12 hours, but you might be a bit ahead, which is why I’m publishing this a bit early. Anyway, I think you’ll be able to queue this sucker up to III, and then the next day drop on IV. I eventually take these industry characters to V of this skill, but its usually the last thing I do since it takes a bloody age.

The Money Bit

Today I spent 20mil for the skill and 470k for the clone. That brings my total up over 50m: 51,130,890 ISK

Its getting expensive, but you aint seen nuthin’ yet! Next time we’ll hit some rudimentary and boring core skills, but it’ll all make sense, trust me.