Just combat and ore sites, only 1 wh scanned down
The gorgeous background for some of these solar systems make it enough to play this game in its own right. Pulsars, cataclysmic variables, you name it, its likely very pretty looking. If all else fails and you can't find a way to make isk that day (VERY unlikely if you have the right skills/pilots) then just scan around and enjoy wormholes. Just be careful and pick your battles.
Pulsar next to a star, pretty right?
So after finding our c3 static a fellow corp member and myself decided to see if it was isk worthy. My scout went first and jumped through the c3 in a covops cheetah and I awaited back at the home pos. Instantly he alerts me that he sees a navy issue raven on dscan and there's a mobile tractor unit as well. I switch ships into a bomber and await for him to get on grid and provide a warp in spot to the raven that's clearly running a combat site. A few minutes go by and then I get an odd report. The raven allegedly had seen the cheetah for a split second on dscan before the cloak, and got spooked. After dreading what might have come next, he warped back to his home pos where my scout tracked him. He got so scared in fact that he left all his wrecks on grid...and his MTU. We did the only logical thing in this situation. We blew up the tractor unit.
Bomber blasting some torps
My scanner scout switched to a bomber as well and the two us flung a few torpedoes at it. After a handful, a small handful, it popped and we scooped the blue loot for around 30 mil. Then I stayed on grid in my bomber while my scout flew in a cheap salvager catalyst with a lot of warp stabs on it, and cleaned up the finished sleeper site. All in all we took about 40 mil from the salvage which makes around 70 mil including the blue loot. This is by no means a lot but hey, isk is a little sweeter when you steal it.
Cloaked Bomber watching salvager in the distance
Another pastime I've been doing is gas mining. It's rarely fast paced (if it is fast paced that's a bad thing you're about to get ganked) but can be rewarding. Not only can it help your wallet favorably, it's also oddly therapeutic. I have a w-roommate that runs reaction industry and uses the gas to double our profits. To be honest the therapy behind it is more isk related then I want to admit, but every now and then we get a few prospects together and go ninja our neighbor statics gas. Most people leave it untouched and gas can still be quite profitable. With t2 harvesters on a prospect I can get about ~1200m³ for 18min if I remember my math (don't quote me on that, no link) and two or three of them can clean a cloud out before rats spawn in. Makes it a little more fun when you're stealing some c5 gas and sleeper rats are about to spawn on your ass. It's low risk/high reward if you're willing to religiously watch dscan for twenty minutes or so. If patience is your forte' then give gas mining a go.
Hello Alice, welcome. It's a wonderland...of isk. (2 Prospects)
The last thing I have to mention is the introduction of faction data/relic sites. This is yet another new great source of income for us currently. I suspect we are finding a lot since they are a very new addition in the game, and most of these sites will even out over time. But then again there's the chance to find a dead wsystem and have 3-5 in there. Not only does relic/data hunting pull in millions a day it also offers the chance to find blueprints. I've already found a dread guristas medium control tower and am in the process of building and shipping it out for isk. Again the rewards here can be substantial.
Helio-bros. 2 Helios's for scan-scouting/relic-data hunting
Not all of wormlife is farming isk though. Making a lot of money attracts people, and sometimes they want your home system. Within a week of moving in we have another corporation setting up a pos on our outer planet, I will summarize the events that unfold in the next post. Thanks for the read and more to come, Cheers.
Not our pos, but our wormhole.