This week I have learned three important things. Firstly, you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, secondly, EVE Online alpha accounts are also cool money printing machines and thirdly, you shouldn’t write blog posts at 2 o’clock in the morning…
To be honest, the past week was quite confusing. But I took away three important insights from it that definitely need to be archived in this blog so that I can remember them later and say that I did say them.
Hate for the haters
My personal favourite topic is always the ingratitude of people who get something as a gift. This week I noticed how (once again) the log-in bonuses were being talked about. That the boosters are only something for PVP players and the skins are only interesting for people who also fly the ships. Yes, the free log-in motivation doesn’t always make sense and many people have long since suggested alternative things that could be done better, for example. Divide the skins into individual skin shards that can be traded. If you have 20 pieces of skin X, then you can trade them in directly. All this has already been discussed sufficiently in various streams, blogs and in the forum. I think we should just take the log-in bonuses for what they are: A motivation to get players to log in regularly and make their day in EVE a little better. And no…these bonuses should not be “urgently addressed” and developed. There are enough other things that are much more important than your stupid idea how to make free stuff more “useful” for you and your playstyle.
We have already covered trading with an alpha account in detail in various blogposts. I never tire of linking to the EVE University, where there really is a guide to every question about trading in EVE Online, which also gives you a super good hand as an alpha account.
To cut a long story short: In the last few weeks, my alpha trader has made significant gains and that irritates me a bit. Because actually the skills are not necessarily the best and the respective taxes are also quite high. Nevertheless, the profit margin is so high that there is a nice sum left over. People are just getting lazier and lazier, which is why trade hubs are becoming more and more popular.
The early bird fails sometimes
When you write a blog post at 2 a.m., there can be one or two lapses. This happened to me at the weekend, when I was highly motivated to first save an overview of the Exigent Drone Mutaplasmids and then accidentally scheduled it for publication. Completely random, just like that the next day. Confusius says hello when I suddenly saw my own blog post, which was actually intended for Thursday, in the feed of eveblogs.de.
Right now I have my nose in some cool stuff, but I’m not allowed to reveal anything yet. So if this blog post was too boring, I would like to point out two new/old blogs that have crawled out of the fog. I’m curious how long one of them will keep up blogging regularly again and the other one…well, the same.
You might still know Exanos. He has now revived his blog and at the same time tweaked the technology a bit. Good luck with importing and exporting…I know how time-consuming that is. https://exanos3.wordpress.com
Biberkopf is a newcomer and already writes quite interesting things about his life in EVE Online and does a lot of things right. Well done and keep it up! https://biberkopf.xyz/
Are you also upset about the login bonuses or do you not care about them? Do you have an alpha account and are still thinking about the best way to get ISK out of it? When was the last time you were productive in the middle of the night and blew it on the last metre? I’m looking forward to your comments.