And that, really, is *all* of us. This link here: at EVE Altruist’s site is a beautiful article. That’s really all I can say about it because I could ramble on about how I agree with every paragraph or have tried (or are currently trying) most of them, too.
I would like to add, and he mentions not knowing much about Planetary Interaction, that it is indeed a “so-so” form of passive income. I tend to set it and forget it; coming back to my two planets when I remember to, like tonight. I’ve had more planets at any given time, but I’ve settled on two low-sec planets. It isn’t something I will do AFK because SN is usually at war. However, when we’re not, I’ll AFK to the system before the low-sec jump, then scoot in and grab my lewtz on the way to market.
If you can find a good system with popular planets, you may also be able to get into contract scamming, with labels such as “goods for WH/market” and hope someone is expecting you to have undervalued the cargo they can’t carry but only sell. (To later find out it is crap.)
That’s a money making model that is still working for me sometimes, too.
So, I thought about it a bit – destroyed my lowest performing high-sec planet setup, and moved it to low-sec. Just 0.4, and I figured I’d get ganked on the way, etc. I fitted the Iteron with a cloaky, and think I can use that to pickup the mins.
In high sec I was averaging roughly 150k per day in quantity of raw materials gathered. In 0.4, I’m getting well over 1 million. Which is nice, but it takes 4 processors to keep up with the input of rat materials, and I’ve one extra storage area already full with an expedited transfer. So I guess, rethinking, it takes more than 4 processors.
Anyway, it’s fun in that “no tears today I’ll play farmville” way of thinking – and who knows, if once a week I make a trip in an itty and pickup the goods for market, who cares.
Only one on a planet. I can understand that, from a “role-play/fiction” standpoint I suppose. But not being able to upgrade one is retarded. I trashed the layout I had, upgraded the command center, and reinstalled everything.
Extractors->Storage->Processing->Storage and once the first processing is done: Storage->Command Center for launch.
I have to look into the potential for stealing from the jettisoned command center cans …
But I have to say, Letrange’s postings about some issues with planetary interaction are a great read. I’ve been following the “bug” vetting process, and have enjoyed the reads to date. If you haven’t seen them, I’d go check them out.