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October 18, 2008

Margarite has build twenty Small Tractor Beams so far this weekend

Margarite is still building Small Tractor Beams. This weekend she has made twenty of them and will try to make ten more before the weekend is up and then buy the skill book Recon Ships.

Margarite has Iron Will almost trained to level 5 now.

This will be the third skill trained to level 5 in the learning skills. Training these skills greatly improves the training time for other skills. This is why she is training these skills now.

October 13, 2008

Margarite now makes Small Tractor Beam I's for a profit and they sell well. She is also still learning about Tech II manufacturing.

A mate in the corp had suggested a set up for a Catalyst for salvaging. This includes about four Small Tractor Beam I's. Margarite does have one Catalyst set up this way with also three Salvager I's. She also has a railgun on this ship. She made a second catalyst and was going to try outfitting it with all 150 mm railgun I's but then took them all off and set up a second salvaging Catalyst.

She now plans to use these extra 150 mm railguns to make Tech II rails guns. This may end up being her first Tech II manufacturing project but she will need a Caldari engineering skill book for this.

She will need a third Catalyst for the base ship to make an Eris. Another corp mate is going to make the Eris for her and she has been buying the components for this over the past three weeks. The other corp mate has already invented the blueprint for her including supplying the parts for the invention. This past week Margarite contracted with this fellow to make some components namely 125 Ion Thrusters. Making the Eris is a long term plan and the Eris does not seem a popular ship and also it would be cheaper to just buy one.

Of course, one of her philosophies is to be able to make what she flies. So she bought, a few months ago the Small Tractor Beam I blueprint. These Tractor Beams sell for about one million ISK each which was another reason to make her own; tractor beams are expensive. It turns out to be cheaper to make them than buy them. Recently she has been making these almost exclusively. She even buys the Isogen and Mexallion when needed to make tractor beams rather than mine these minerals. Of course, she needs to still buy Nocxium, Megacyte, and Zydrine as well. But she comes out ahead by about 50%. So she has been funding her progress and programs in Eve lately by making Small Tractor Beam I's.

Cosmos missions

Some regulars allowed Margarite to fly along on a Cosmos mission. She was able in her Thorax cruiser to kill some other Thoraxes using her drones. She did not dare more than once to bring her blasters to bear on the cruisers. The regulars shot battleships.

Margarite inspired by all this bought the battlecrusier skill book and trained it to level 1. If she trains cruisers to the next level that is level 4 she can buy start training the skill book for battleships. The guys gave her the mission objective item but these are level three missions and she can not yet do these missions or turn them in. She did make about 1 million ISK in bounty for pirates she killed.

October 3, 2008

After some 11 days of training Margerite is flying her first Battle Clinic outfitted ship.

Margarite planned to build a Thorax and did using corporation blueprints and her own minerals. She researched the Battle Clinic version of the Thorax and one came out miles ahead. This was submitted to Battle Clinic by Unprogrammable and had 77 votes when Margarite began to put this together. It now has some 87 votes. After building it she had some extra ISK from the closing of her former player corp and she bought the Tech II blasters and 1600 MM tungsten nano plate and other items like drones and ships systems in this build. She then trained for 11 of the 15 days needed to fly the build. She still has some four days left to train to get her high speed maneuvering to level 4. But she flew the Thorax this evening and used the blasters on some NPC pirates. She is following advice from other players.

She also used her Tristan to completed some level 1 missions. She actually had to attack a CONCORD ship in this mission. But nothing happened even though CONCORD are like the police in this game. After reprocessing all the ships loot she made about one million ISK from the mission.