As mentioned, I am giving Mabrick’s proposition a shot. From the latest post, there a few things I am unsure of, namely, if his 500m isk/month claim was based in HS or WH space. But, here are the conditions of my experiment:
- Command Center Upgrades 4
- Interplanetary Consolidation 4
- Planetology 2
- Remote Sensing 3
- Final Product: Robotics
- 2 Barren R0 > P1
- 2 Lava R0 > P1
- 1 Barren Production Planet P1 > P3
- All planets are in one High Sec system with standard Customs Office rates.
A few other notes. I am not taking up the challenge as presented mainly because I don’t want to move the alt, and it has about 30m skill points. Those are almost entirely in mining, production, and recently combat.
Here are the Planetary Management skills, IC 4 will be done soon:
Here are the planets, pending the production planet due to IC 4:
Here is the pattern used for all of the R0 > P1 planets:
You’ll notice that the extractors are much further from storage than Mabrick indicates. This is because HS planets have crap for resource distribution, so the R0 > P1 chain is located central to the hotspots I judged to be closest together on each planet. Notice the bands I used on the scanner, to give you an idea of the resource density here:
Mabrick contends that something around 500m isk is viable each month. Many readers disagreed. Given my skills, I’ll shoot for 50%-75% of his estimate. Thats 250m to 375m isk in one month. I’ll start my timer from the day I get the production planet up and running. I am going to have ~2 days of P1 production already created by the time that happens, but given the nature of resource depletion, I’ll use them and consider it to be a wash.
- Setup of 4 planets with level 5/6 Command Centers: $23,720,000.03.