Diversifying My Income Portfolio

Well today I did something I’ve read about a lot, and always wanted to try…and it went swimmingly. I scanned my local hisec system today like I always do, and there was a new wormhole or two (like there always is). I jumped into the first one with my trusty cloaky Proteus and found that it was a C2. Nothing special, no bonuses, PI couldn’t produce all the POS fuels, there was one derelict POS that was offlined and seemingly abandoned with just a one-member Corp. But there was one thing that really stood out as something nearly every wormhole dweller would love to have: a static exit to C5 W-space and a static exit to nulsec! What this means to me if I’m the one setting up shop in that wormhole is that if I keep it properly secured (i.e. scan down signatures, but don’t initiate warp to them, thus keeping the exit from spawning on the other side), then I should have very little concern for invaders or random peepers coming in and ruining my day. This particular exit to hisec was a K162, so it was a random spawn, and those aren’t very common. If you have a static hisec exit from your wormhole, you’re looking at a lot of visitors (like I was today \o/). I decided I wanted to put up the wormhole for sale on the Eve Online forums for the highest offer I could get. You can see my ad here. I got a few views over a few hours, but no replys or convo’s. So I went and had dinner with the family. When I got back to my PC, I had a convo invite from a gentleman who was willing to offer me 350 million ISK for the wormhole location. He wanted to go through a third party broker, which I was fine with, but he could get ahold of no one in game. So he asked me if I’d be willing to take half up front, then half when he verifies the information I was advertising was correct. I thought “well, if I get 175 million ISK and he burns me for the other half, that’s still 175 million ISK for almost no effort!”. So I said “Sure. Let’s meet in Dodixie”. 

In Dodixie, we met up at the Fed Navy Assembly Plant and I put up a contract for four bookmarks: 1. the wormhole entrance; 2. the inside of the wormhole; 3. a safe spot I created inside out of D-scan range of anything; and 4. 187km off the derelict POS. In exchange I’d get 175 Million ISK. He accepted and went to check it out. I did warn him of a Proteus, Tengu and Noctis who decided to run some sites while I was heading out, but that didn’t stop him from accepting the contract. He verified that all was as advertised and promptly transferred the other half of the agreed amount, and we were all happy. Kudos to you sir, you are a gentleman of your word, and now you know that I am, too. 

That’s just the way I play. That’s the way I am in real life too. I don’t get enjoyment out of scamming people and being a poop-cicle. Maybe in the future I’ll come across another wormhole that is not for me, but someone else may be looking for just that. They’ll see that I’m an honest man and maybe, just maybe, do business with me. 

In other news, literally as I am writing this post, I am ice mining in my Hulk, and a wonderful local ganker tries his luck on me. Fortunately for me, I’m still mining ice and his Catalyst is a bundle of scrapmetal. LOL! That’s TWO survived gank attempts for me this weekend. Ah good fun, good times. 

Still 13 days, 10 hours for my third toon to get his PI skills up for the wormhole adventure. Ugh.


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