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Bearsec Prophecies – “Aggravated Harrasment”

O_RLY__Y_SO_SRS__by_AreyuI woke up in the middle of the night a couple of days ago.  I was not able to fall back to sleep so I decided I would check in on the goons I’ve been observing for the past month or so.  I spoke in local to see if anyone was awake because I was bored and there was no one on d-scan.  One of the residents was awake, and he proceeded to explain to me why AFK cloaking is a bannable offense, a crime, and could lead to a civil cause of action… At first I did not really understand what he was saying but fortunately for me he was both a lawyer and a police officer and willing to explain these complicated things to me…

The log of the conversation follows:

Character Bazaar – Supplementing Your EVE Online Passive Income

Character BazaarIn EVE right now I make all of my income exclusively from station trading.  To do this I have one account which has a maxed trader character and a secondary character who is a scanning alt.  A while back my scanning alt finished training all the skills I needed, which leaves me with an account that is producing ISK but not doing anything useful training-wise.  Enter the character bazaar.

EVE Online Trading Upate – Month 2

Today marks the end of my third month trading as I wait for my other character to be skilled up enough to be able to do WH and other action in EVE.  This month I’ve mostly continued the same thing I was doing in month two, except that now I have tycoon leveled to 4 and can make use of a few more buy/sell orders.  My capital is also higher, which allows me to buy higher priced items which yield a better profit sometimes.  This month I’ve changed my routine a little bit since trading is getting kind of boring.  Instead of updating my orders both in the morning and in the evening, I have been updating them only once a day.  Because of this, the amount of profit per month that I am making is less than what I should be making when taking into account the higher amount of buy and sell orders that I have available.  With that said, the amount of profit is still good enough to PLEX 8 or so accounts which is not too shaby for spending 30-45 minutes per day on this.

Networth In ISK

The total profit this month was 5.645 bil, which comes out to about 188 mil per day in 30-45 minutes of low-risk/semi AFK work.  This month coincided with the Burn Jita thing, so that might have caused the amount of goods being traded to decrease a bit which could mean that next month’s profits may be higher.

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EVE Online Trading Upate – Month 1

Today marks the end of my second month trading as I wait for my other character to be skilled up enough to be able to do WH and other action in EVE.  I’ve spent the majority of the month trading in higher priced items, mainly faction and deadspace mods.  I now have Wholesale leveled up to level 5 and I am working on getting Tycoon to level 4 before I start a new character on this account.  I spend about 30 minutes in the morning trading before going to work, and another 30 minutes at night before going to bed.

Networth In ISK

I am now at the point of making about 3 billion ISK a month with minimum effort.  This should be more than enough to sustain a moderate PVP habit.  Once I get Tycoon leveled to 4 I will have double the amount of orders to trade with.  By making use of all my available orders I should be able to make 6 billion a month.  Not really sure why I didn’t try trading earlier, but this is definitely the way to go for passive ISK-making.

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EVE Online Margin Trading Experiment – Month Zero – Part 2

eve online margin tradingSince posting the original article about Eve Online margin trading some people have asked how I was able to build up that level of passive income with a 0 day character.  In this second part of the series I lay out exactly what I did to get the system going and start making passive ISK.

EVE Online Margin Trading Experiment – Month Zero – Part 1

marktetIt has been a while since I last played EVE. Sometime in 2012, after years of playing the game and having experienced almost every aspect of it I got bored of it.  On one side, every aspect of the game except PVP had grown stale, on the other I had gotten caught up in the middle of a SOV grind in Impass with my alliance.  I couldn’t even tell you who we were fighting back then but every night was filed with an unending amount of IHUBS, cynojammers, POSes and other boring stuff that needed shooting at.

So I ended up making client hacks and engaging in some activities that I shouldn’t have which ended up in my accounts being banned. Fast forward to February 2014.  After seeing all the cool changes that CCP has implemented in the last two years since I’ve been out, I decided to come back to the game and see what it has to offer.  The problem? It is EVE Online after all, so it is going to take months before I can head out there and do the things I want to do. So that means I’m stuck in the station watching my skill queues empty up.

Staying Safe With Civian’s RedGuard

The other day after I was finally able to look at Crucible and the state of Eryan, I quickly found myself fingerprint banned by the folks at CCP.  Apparently Eryan had a dormant memory corruption issue that, for one reason or another as is usually the case with this things, got triggered by the new patch.  I had just installed this new vm too and had just finished setting all the shiny development tools as well.  So after spending some 5 hours on setup, giving up and re-installing everything again was not going to be an option.

Enter Civian’s RedGuard, a nifty little utility that allows you to masquerade your Eve fingerprint so that you may safely blend among the citizens of New Eden.

The Four Canons of Relatively Safe Bot Design

So you’ve decided to write a bot for your favorite MMO.  You figured out what technologies you will be using and how you will interface with the game and all that’s left is to get to hacking.  So you grab yourself a couple of bottles of your favorite beer and go at it!

Not so fast big boy.  Do you have a game-plan?  Without a game plan you’ll likely spend a lot of time and effort to develop something that will get detected and banned, leaving you to pick up the pieces.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t take much to pick up a strategy to minimize your risks.  In this post I will share with you what I’d like to call the Four Canons of Relatively Safe Bot Design(tm).

Playing Hide and Seek, New Eden Style

[Note] This article first appeared on evenews24 on early November 2011.  It has then been removed from that site. [/Note]

Playing Hide and Seek, New Eden Style

Almost two decades ago Phrack Magazine published an article titled “Playing Hide And Seek, Unix Style.” http://www.phrack.org/issues.html?issue=43&id=14#article. The purpose of the article being not to encourage hacking into systems, but rather to share information and enlighten the masses. Just as it was incumbent upon Phrack to enlighten those who might run afoul of the system, it is incumbent upon me as a responsible member of New Eden to inform those of you who might have run afoul of the Eve power structure on how to stay reasonably safe.

Eve Online Bot – A Botting Primer

[Note] This article regarding the topic of an eve online bot first appeared on evenews24 in late October, 2011.  It has since been removed from there. [/Note]

eve online bot

0. Preamble

Eve botting has been all the rage lately on evenews24. From articles about anti-botting crusades, to articles showing you “the human face” of botting, you’ve seen it all by now.

Or have you?

Ever wondered what an eve online bot is at the technical level? Ever wonder why people would code an eve online bot, how they bot, or why they bot? And most importantly, ever wonder why people code bots? I’m about to lay it all out for you in this series.