Friday 8 August 2014

Training Report - August 2014

Training report for 08 August 2014

I haven't done a training report since March and I use these to help myself keep track of my plans too so it's time for another.

First the numbers:

12 Accounts
29 Characters (30 if you count a "Junk Storage" character with no training other than social I and contracting I)

26 Traders (24 active, 2 spares, all finished training trade skills)
21 (out of 23 total) Empire regions covered by traders

5 Covert Ops pilots
26 Blockade Runner pilots
2 Tengu pilots
1 Recon pilot
1 Rattlesnake pilot
2 Black Ops pilots (1 Panther, 1 Widow)
29 Vigil pilots =)

12+ PLEX per month (12 subscriptions plus more for dual training)

I work a mix of regional and station trading with a fair bit of hauling and courier contracts between regions. I'm always moving up market (dropping cheaper items and replacing them with more expensive items).

I train my traders for 305 orders with the following trade skills: Trade V, Retail V, Wholesale V, Tycoon V, Accounting V, Broker Relations V, Margin Trading V, Daytrading V, Marketing V, Procurement IV, Visibility IV and Contracting IV (6,716,785 SP). I consider them to be "finished" training trade skills at that point.

All but one of my traders are also Blockade Runner (Prowler) pilots. I train them for Transport Ships IV, with all important subcap Shield, Fitting and Navigation skills at IV or V (mostly Vs with a few IVs).

Account 1

3 fully trained traders, all flying Blockade Runners, covering Essence, Tash-Murkon and Verge Vendor Regions. Currently working on finishing training Navigation, Fitting and Shields on all of them.

Future plans: Train Cyno V on all 3 characters and train at least 1 character into Bombers (Covert Ops + Missile skills).

Account 2

The traders of Amarr, Dodixie and Rens. All 3 are finished training trade skills. Also finished training Capacitor, Navigation, Engineering and Shield skills on all 3 characters to mostly Vs and a few IVs. Two are Covert Ops pilots, all three are Blockade Runner Pilots. Currently training Cyno V on Rens.

Future plans: Will probably train missile skills on Rens next so he can fly Bombers. After I'll probably either get Cyno V on the other two or start training one of them into Industry.

Account 3

Lonetrek Trader - Finished training trade skills. Covert Ops and Blockade Runner pilot with Cyno V. Currently training Covert Ops V and Missile skills to fly Bombers.

Jita Trader #2 -  Finished training trade skills. Does nothing but trade officer/deadspace/faction mods. Blockade Runner pilot.

The Bleak Lands Trader - Finished training Trade skills. Blockade Runner pilot.

Future plans: Continue training Bomber skills on Lonetrek, then get Jita's Navigation, Fitting and Shield skills up higher..

Account 4

Jita Trader #1 - Finished training trade skills. Blockade Runner pilot. Does nothing but trade skill-books. This is the only character that still deals in very many items worth less than 20 million ISK.

Exploration / Scout / Scanning pilot - A combat pilot, not a trader.. Flies Covert Ops (Buzzard), Recon (Falcon), Tengu and Black Ops (Widow). Has Astrometrics V, all the rest of the astrometrics skills at IV and most shield, navigation, fitting, EW and exploration skills at IV or V. Currently in a Per/Wil remap training Missile skills and Black Ops V.

Future plans: Finish training Black Ops, Missile and Jump skills to V. Eventually start a new character on this account.

Account 5

My Main - Covert Ops, Tengu, Rattlesnake, Panther pilot with all racial Battlecruiser and Destroyer skills at V. Has half decent trade skills but hasn't done any trading in a long time now. Currently in an Int/Mem remap working on Jump skills and other Int/Mem support skills.

Stacmon Trader - Finished training Trade skills. Blockade Runner pilot.

Future plans: My main is finally finished training subcap Missile skills now. He can use all T2 subcap launchers with IVs in missile specialization skills and Vs in all missile support skills. Eventually he'll probably train Recons, HACs, Interdictors and HICs too. I'll probably start a 3rd character on this account eventually.

Account 6

Dual training active

Hek Trader - Finished training Trade skills. Covert Ops and Blockade Runner pilot. Currently training Acceleration Control V. Will remap Per/Wil to start training Missile skills soon.

Jita trader #4 - Finished training Trade skills.  Blockade Runner Pilot. Handles the Jita implants market and dabbles a little in other markets. Currently training Int/Mem support skills higher.

Devoid Trader - Finished training trade skills. Blockade Runner pilot.

Future plans: Finish training int/mem support skills on Jita. Train Missile skills on Hek soon so he can fly Bombers.

Accounts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Six accounts I started just before the news about dual training broke. They're all trader / blockade runner pilots following the same training plan.

All six original characters are finished training trade skills, fly Blockade Runners and are either finished or nearly finished training flying support skills (mainly Navigation, Engineering and Shield skills).

All 6 accounts also have 2nd characters that are finished training trade skills and in various stages of training blockade runners and int/mem support skills. All but one are following the same skill plan of training Trade skills (along with a few days worth of basic flying skills) first, then Blockade Runners and finally topping up Int/Mem support skills.

One character is following essentially the same training plan except he's training Blockade Runners and Int/Mem support skills *before Trade skills for a change.

10 of the 12 characters on these accounts are active traders, the other 2 are basically spare traders that aren't actually doing any trading right now.


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