As you can see there isn't anything to brag about. This is my collected assets graph, which displays how much ISK I had if I'd pay subscription for my main account, wouldn't have non-business accounts and wouldn't donate to TEST alliance.
The graph has linear trend, serious fluctuations and only 1.17B/day (35.7B/month) growth. The large gap in the graph is when I was AFK for a weekend, that surely taxed my income. Well, I've had much better. My main problem is that despite I made serious attempts to change my item list, half of it is still implants that can be purchased in the Minmatar and Caldari FW shop:
The FW reward system was implemented with a bad design and serious exploitable flaws (AFK frigate can complete battleship size complexes, stealth bomber can complete L4 missions) allowing the participants to practically print ISK in the magnitude of 2-300M/hour.
To make it worse, it's not a constant flood of implants but happen in pre-planned pushes which are followed by a price collapse and then a recovery. Of course I can speculate on it and score several billions in an hour by buying them up 20-30% cheaper than I'll sell in a week:
But my business model above all needs stability and the current market is everything but. Why don't I just leave it and go somewhere else? At first because I'm still not starving. 36B/month is clearly a setback but it's still not threatening me with having to do missions or rat myself. I'm still not sure that there are better ISK/hour activities in the game, including FW exploiting. If it would remain my income forever I could keep giving 20B/month to TEST and still get a titan before my pilot can fly it.
Secondly and more importantly FW will be fixed on Dec 4. Then things come back to normal and my income will go up. It doesn't worth liquidating my assets, get into something new just to liquidate that 2 months later and come back, finding my old field polluted by 0.01-ers. I still remember the early times when I had to deal with them. I don't want to do it again.
So while I'm less than happy, I'm fine with my business and has a clearly positive expectation on the future. Of course to be safe, I started a little side business both as emergency and to check if there is an even more lucrative field than my current.
The post of yesterday has been updated with new data.
It doesn't deserve a post but clearly deserve a paragraph: While the FW disaster isn't even fixed yet, CCP is running headlong into another fail: bounties. Bounties cannot be implemented into any game mechanics. Period. If they try it, it will be exploited. The most obvious way to exploit a bounty on your head is to pick a ship that has good insurance (payout-price is close to ship price) and then get your ship killed by alts/friends. Insurance + bounty + salvage can easily be above the ship price.
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No business report today as I'm in the middle of a change in the business.