In the ISK Pro Guide I try to teach both Beginner and Advanced methods for making ISK. I often favor the “Passive” methods to make ISK because for me ISK is a Means to an End. A way to fund my PVP and buy me PLEX to sub my accounts.
But not everyone plays just to PVP. In fact many people play for other reasons, like building an in game Empire, becoming very wealthy, or just because the whole sandbox nature of EVE allows them to act out their most primal capitalistic fantasies without risk of repercussions.
No matter what the case is, new (and old) players need to make ISK.
But what if you are just starting out and the best way to make ISK you know of is to do Level 1 Missions or Mine with a Frigate?
The truth is that your EVE life will probably become very tedious and you may even quit before you get far enough to appreciate how awesome of a game EVE Online can be.
To help solve that problem I have made a Free Video Series that teaches you some new ways to make ISK that most new players don’t learn for many months or even years. These methods will allow you to get an early advantage in the game and make it FAR more fun.
Today I have posted a brand new Video to my Free Video Series that ANYONE can use. A one day old character could probably make 10-30 million ISK per hour, while a 2 week old character could expect to make 50-100+ million an hour.
But it’s not just for new players! If you’ve been playing for a long time and have access to some higher level ships you can use this alone or pair it with your Trading to make Much Much More!
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As many of you know I stream from time to time on Twitch. I don’t do it as much as I should, but in the process of doing it I learned about a Screen Recording Program that works pretty well.
That software is called Open Broadcaster Software and it is a Free Open Source Software that you can use to record you fights and quickly improve your PVP Skill.
When I first started making videos it was because I wanted to make PVP videos, but I quickly noticed a side effect… My PVP Skill got better very quickly.
I ended using the Videos (even horrible losses) as teaching tools to help myself spot my errors and look for other ways I could have executed better.
One thing I think you will notice is that when you first start watching your self PVP, you will find TONS of little things you did wrong that you had ZERO idea you were doing.
I’ve caught my self not managing range, not watching DScan, forgetting to put out drones, and on and on.
Becoming a PRO PVP Pilot requires you get a good fitting, learn the tactics needed to use that fit to it’s maximum, pick your fights, and execute properly. Recording yourself is the best way to improve your execution.
Here’s the link to Open Broadcaster Software: https://www.obsproject.com/
To help you avoid some headaches with the setup I have created a video to show you how:
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So what’s the difference between OBS and Fraps?
Fraps is what I have always used, and I think it’s a great program that produces high quality video at a minimal cost to Game Performance.
However, Fraps is a Hard Drive HOG. It uses about 1.5 Gigabytes of space for every minute of video recorded. As a result I have filled up several 1 TB hard drives with PVP footage.
The reason Fraps Video takes up so much space is because it records to Raw AVI Video which is uncompressed and very large.
OBS on the other hand “Encodes On The Fly” and compresses your video in real time to x264 MP4 which is only a fraction of the size of Raw video. So a 2 minute Fraps videos my take up 3 Gigs while the same video in OBS takes up less than 50MB in many cases.
The reason this is important is because so many things in EVE take a long time and thus require tons of hard drive space.
In EVE things tend to take a long time. You may roam 20 jumps to find a fight, or perhaps you have to toy with a blob for 15 minutes before you get a fight. With Fraps I would rarely record the stuff that happened Before the fight, and tend to just record the fight it’s self.
In many cases the stuff that sets the fight up is more important than the actual fight, so my only option until now was to run Fraps for 30-60 minutes and use up 45 to 90 Gigabytes of space.
I’ve only just started to play around with OBS and I can’t say it’s perfect yet, but I plan to test it more over the next few days and see what I can get out of it.
I’m a big fan of Black Ops for Bridging and Dropping targets. For Small Gang PVP alliances it can give you a lot of new options and ways to to gain edges in fights.
Yes, I know it’s Force Projection, but in my opinion (and CCP’s) it’ s a positive type of Force Projection.
An example of this is what we did last night…
A small group of about 3 or 4 pilots had a gang a few jumps from our home system. Unfortunately their ships (Orthrus, Cerberous, and Falcon) were all very stand offish, making a hard counter for the five people we had.
In response we tried to get a web and scram with a covert cyno alt. This didn’t work out due to the very long point range of the Orthrus.
So after a failed web attempt we decided to just drop in and see what could be done. At first it seemed hopeless, but then both TJ and I saw the same opportunity at the same time and this happened:
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