I started playing EVE: Online
on May 15th 2003 and I have loved it ever since. I have taken a few months break from it during this time of course, but still; I can easily say that it's best game that I
have ever had the pleasure to play - ever. And I have played games non-stop on pretty much all systems since like 1983.
I was in the same corporation in EVE for about two years, Frog Morton Industries [FROG], then Frog Morton Security [FMI-S], but then I started up my own corporation, NextGen [NXG] (to get some more variation in the game), and now I have all three of my characters in that corp. NextGen is a R&D corporation and we research tech 1- and tech 2-blueprints, manufacture many big products (mostly big spaceships) and sell them for a good profit. We do kill-missions and such also of course, but we're "scientists" these days.
Anyway, let me get to the point... I've had a npc research (R&D) agent working for me in EVE for about 14 months now with ZERO results whatsoever. I have done many, many missions for him and all he ever does is blow up the lab heh... He was researching tech 2 minmatar
ships for me and he works even when I'm not online/playing. There's a lottery in EVE every 20 hours where one person wins a blueprint from a R&D agent and you have to be VERY lucky to win that one...since there are +60k players in EVE and pretty much always 10-12k online on the Tranquility server. And three days ago it happened... I got an eve-mail from my R&D agent (that usually means trouble and that I need to do him a favour) but this time he said that he had a breakthrough (!!!). So I undocked my Apocalypse
(battleship) and flew to him as fast as I could. He wasn't kidding. He had developed a Hound BPO (blueprint original) for me - the Hound is a tech 2 covert ops stealth bomber. Tech 2! That means nextgen and the best of the best in this game. Not many people in EVE has a Hound BPO, which makes me not just a very wealthy man but also very special. It's not just the economy and the market in EVE that is controlled by us real players, we invent stuff too. So I will be one of the very few inventors of the Hound Stealth Bomber and that will be in the EVE history as long as the game exists.
I had about 144 million isk (the currency in EVE) in my wallet - and that makes me a rich man - at that time and this BPO was priced somewhere between 5-7 billion isk (if I would sell it, that is). :) Which obviously is crazy, since this is a pretty small ship in Breacher class. But, it's TECH 2 - that's why. It's so unusual that big tech 2 corporations would probably buy this BPO for 10 billion isk if they really needed it. Since you can make a lot more money off it by manufacturing it, selling it and selling copies of the blueprints to people. And that
is what I have decided to do - at least for the time being. I will start production in about a week's time and according to my calculations I could make at least +100 million per week and that is very
good profit. If I ever get sick of that I could still sell this BPO for billions (like after Christmas 2005 or something) since tech 3 won't be in the game until - probably - in a year or so. I've done a lot in EVE these last two years but this is the biggest thing that has happened to me.. This little BPO means money and power and it will make NextGen a well-known corporation in Empire space.
I took some screenshots of the BPO and the info-box of a Hound, so check out this link
to see those.
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