Following on from my post a few weeks ago, Consolidate, liquidate or move I have been trying to make something of a plan of action towards releasing some of my capital back into my wallet as ISK.
The in-game client goes a long way towards helping my see all my assets, and their values, including now, my total net worth on the new character sheets, but it just wasn’t far enough. I really needed some form of asset manager, a 3rd party out of game option was my first port of call.
A quick search in google found me the fantastic 3rd party tools page on the EVE University wiki and glancing over the handy desriptions I settled for the jEVEAsset tool. This is software I have never used before so after some reading I learned how to set it up and get it populated with my character data. This tool blew my mind.
In my previous post I had merely passed off my total number of assets as “large” and needing to be gathered up some how, but 17 million items. WTF you’re a dirty little hoarder. This I was not prepared for, and it is indeed going to take me some time to sift through all of my stuff and get it to market, or something.
Put it all together and what do you get?
The last 2 totals are for total value of reprocessed assets, and total value of assets respectively. There is clearly no way that I am going to melt everything down, in fact quite the opposite may be true. I have over the years gathered many blueprints and also spent some time placing market orders for materials to build some of my more luxurious items. Almost all of these orders were set up and forgot about.
I will be looking at some of these blueprints and old buy orders again. Such as my customs offices assets.
A few years ago I went through a bit of an industrial era with my character and started a POCO replacement campaign with a small PvP corp. We would attack and take down POCO’s (with the aims of drawing out a fight) and immediately replace the lost POCO with one that we had fully manufatured ourselves. We didn’t just go for one POCO, we hit corps with multiple POCO’s which meant we always had options.
We would build the POCO’s in batches of 5-8 at a time, and this became our war pool. The more POCO’s we had, the more incentive for wars that would always go in our favour. At the time, a POCO would cost about 70mil ISK on the market, or you could build them for about 28mil ISK give or take. The end goal was always the same; to sell them already in place around a planet.
These would sell at a minimum of 200mil ISK per POCO, if sold in batches, the return on your war dec investment quickly adds up when you consider how many systems we flipped, and sold before the war was even over. We were making billions on every war dec. As the main maunfacturer in the corp at the time, I still have a bunch of assets relating to what I consider the last viable playstyle of small scale war dec mechanics. Soon this will be gone too when POCO’s can shoot back – become a module in a Citadel structure.
Those that live in wormhole’s will still need POCO’s after this happens, and there is plenty of time still before they are a redundant asset anyway. I hope. While I won’t be selling them in place around a planet, I should still be able to shift completed customs offices on the market.
Gathering my stuff
I am not having a firesale, if anything I am aiming to merge my assets and turn them into even more valuable items. Those items that I can’t build anything with will require more study, as they will be going to markets best suited to achieve top prices.
Now that I have a rough plan of action I am gathering my assets and will begin what is probably going to be a very long process.