With another great Eve Online expansion at out doorstep, I figure that a fitting question would regard the release of Retribution. Newer players are already overwhelmed with trying to get the basics down…let alone having to worry about the intricacies and details of what a new expansion brings. One of the most important, but possibly most already covered advice is “make sure you have a long skill in your skill queue”. That’s absolutely true, but what this post is really looking for are maybe some of the lesser-known things that may be in the works before an expansion.
“What are your routines in the days/weeks leading up to an Eve Online expansion?”
I read a post last night from Ardent Defender about one of the ways he uses the market, and other pilot’s speculation to his advantage…and profit. This is the post that compelled this question.
My routines are…well, really not much. I don’t pay much attention to the market trends as it is, so if I tried to pinpoint some fluctuation in the shadow of an expansion, it’d probably be even more Greek to me. I do have a couple friends in-game who do pay attention, and are always happy to give me some advice. I’ve stocked up on certain blueprint copies for certain ships and modules in the past because there was speculation that those ships/mods would be worth a lot more in the weeks leading up to and after an expansion. One thing I do enjoy most about the winter expansion is that CCP will usually give all pilots with an active account a gift, so look out for that.
Fly safe and remember, make sure you have a long skill in your skill queue!
Thanks for reading.