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Who, What, When, Where & Why

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Who, What, When, Where & Why

  “3,999,999 isk buy price… what the hell…”  * JUMP * “It’s gotta be a bug…”  * reapproach Tash-Murkon Prime gate * * set 1000 meter orbit * * open market window to check Domain region prices * * select Limited Neural Boost – Beta *   “Holy shit, 2,599,000 SELL price in Amarr!   …and there’s SIX of them!”   And so it started in 2008… A chance aberration of prices between regions picked up when shopping around for the best deal on +2 implants, and I was instantly hooked on trading. And in that moment Eve Online ceased to be about blowing up other internet spaceships and all about making isk through no other method than trading items on what is, without a doubt, the single best market economy in any online game ever. Period.   Winter Change Is Coming It would stay that way for some years. Sure there were momentary deviations into other isk making endeavours such as ratting & missions, manufacturing, PI, and so forth, and as my wealth grew I even started getting into PvP and nullsec life with various characters along the way. But by far and away the vast majority of my time was spent looking for ways to make the most money I could through trading. It started slow. I had no one to emulate or field questions to. There were no guides or tutorials of any worth, much less any structured and comprehensive video packages available to guide the noob or moderately skilled Eve player. I didn’t have massive wealth from any other endeavour as I was still a total noob myself. But over the months and years it all started to gel.  Where the buyers are… What to sell to them… How to get the items at the lowest price… How to safely get the goods from point A to point B without getting popped. But perhaps the most important thing was that I saw that it was actually possible and that gave me the confidence and commitment to continue on, to try new things without the fear of losing here and there, to keep expanding my account value and overall wealth into numbers I just didn’t think were possible in the early days. For all you trading noobs, the belief and understanding that you can do it is key and critical. Time went by and eventually I found that I could easily afford virtually any in-game item I wanted. I had so much isk that I just didn’t feel the same need to experiment with trading tactics, to have multiple trading characters spread all over Eve, to juggle multiple thousands of market orders. By my book I’d won Eve, and if I was going to keep my accounts active I needed a new challenge.   From The Wilderness To Your Monitor It’s not really all that surprising, a lot of people tend to do their best thinking when they’re isolated to some degree and have little to keep them occupied.  So what better spot than when relaxing at the edge of an outback creek in far northern Australia and not even a hint of civilisation within hundreds of kilometers… it came to me,  I’m going to make a comprehensive, noob friendly step-by-step video series on trading the...

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