Yes, it's finally time for the article to end all articles - the way to play for free on all your alt accounts and how to have a sea of cyno accounts and warp HICs!
Skill farming is the process by which we utilise characters and accounts, that have been completely trained in their niche, to generate the maximum amount of possible skill points per month and use Skill Extractors on them to drain their monthly quota of Skill Points.
Our setup is simple:
- Make your Skill Farmer into an OMEGA account.
- Character is trained/injected to at least 5,000,000 SP.
- Attributes are changed to MAX PERCEPTION, remaining points in WILLPOWER.
- Character has IMPROVED (+5) Per/Will implants.
- Training queue is set to L5 Racial Battleship and L5 Racial Battlecruiser to catch spare points.
- Character has a jump/death clone close to PERIMETER (the skill trading hub).
With this quota of SP - we should theoretically be able to generate enough Large Skill Injectors to PLEX the account main - and if we are farming on multiple characters on the account - generate further profit by extracting and PLEXing the additional characters.
Characters generate at optimal setup around 1,900,000 SP per month, so -login campaigns not withstanding- you will generate alternating 3/4 Large Skill Injectors per month per character. The cost of this: the Skill Extractors and 500 PLEX per main (485 PLEX per alt on account). This means our profitability can fluctuate, but NET at 3.5 LSI per account we make a small profit per toon - certainly enough to keep your alts for free!
When extracting skills you will take chunks away from skills. The game will try it's very best to take away COMPLETE skill levels - but will siphon off from a level if it would be otherwise full. You can only extract 500,000 at a time - no more/no less. You also cannot extract skills in your queue, so clear any skills you are farming that are not finished until you have extracted.
A further note: generally when buying Multiple Character Training Certificates (MCT) when a campaign selling them for RL money has had them featured, it will be cheaper to buy your MCT from the market. Otherwise it is generally cheaper from the New Eden Store (NES) with PLEX. Always check the comparative prices in Perimeter and Jita and do what is cheaper.
With this setup you can skill toons into useful things then have them for free! Any isk you generate on the account will be pure profit after extraction and sale.
Final thoughts: your profit margins can be thin, so ensure you are buying Extractors and selling Injectors on a character with maximum trading skills.
What can I use my alts for?
- Hauling alts
- Highsec Mining alts
- Industrial Cyno Chains
- Cloaky Campers
- Blops Hunters
- Scanning Toons
- Level 5 Mission Runners/Pullers
- Logi Alts
- Ratting Alts
And much much more...