Invention Research failures and progress
It’s often said the road to success in many and all avenues of life is riddled with failures. So too is invention research in New Eden and my little beginnings in Invention. Have only been at attempting research for about a week or so and have attempted 6 Invention research projects. Of all the research projects attempted have had 5 failures and 1 invention success.
1. Prophecy BPC – Full run BPC + War Strategon decryptor (18Million ISK) + 32 Datacores for Damnation BPC: Research Failed!
2. Hobgoblin BPC – Full run BPC + 2 Datacores for Hobgoblin II BPC: Research Failed!
3. Punisher BPC – Full run BPC + Classic Doctrine decryptor (8.3Million ISK) + 4 Datacores for Retribution BPC: Research Failed!
4. Magnate BPC – Full run BPC + 4 Datacores for Anathema BPC: Research Failed!
5. Magnate BPC – Full run BPC + 4 Datacores for Anathema BPC: Research Success. 1 run Anathema -4 ME, -4 PE lvl BPC.
6. Prophecy BPC – 5 run BPC for Damnation BPC + 32 Datacores. Research Failed!
Don’t have to do Invention very long to start realize that Invention is quite an expensive research process.
So far Invention research hasn’t been all that encouraging but then success can be very elusive as well. I can probably schedule some more training for improved skill at Gallente Encryption Method to lvl 4 currently at lvl 1. And at least in the popular skill of Electronic Engineering to lvl 4 at least vs currently at lvl 3 as a result of drone Invention attempt. Just haven’t had time to train up those skills as yet to more effective levels.
Since have highest Invention science related skills for Amarrian research all at least to lvl 4 already I’ve mainly been attempting just Amarrian related Invention research for greater chance of success since have higher level of skills. As well as using up all the BPC’s I currently have for Amarrian ships which aren’t much left to do so.
In the past not too long ago have devoted a good deal amount of training time to learning various amounts of science skills related to having effective level 4 skills minimum to get lvl 4 R&D Agents to do datacore research as well as Research Management skills. For Invention which can be quite extensive and covering modules, rigs and ships of all 4 empires seem I’ll have to dedicate some more time to shoring up some science skills needed. Encryptions Methods for the other empires and several science skills that covers odd science disciplines. Will probably just need to focus on at least Amarr and Caldari Inventions skills mostly for a while when I do which seems more manageable than training for all 4 empires invention skills all at the same time.
Seems like a very long road ahead in the Invention Research business and in training science skills to effectiveness. Doesn’t quite seem to leave a lot of time and opportunity to continue to train a lot of other ship and combat related skills in other areas in the immediate future with science skills with lengthy training time.
As for continued Invention trying to get research facility time to make copies of BPC in empire space is more than a pain in the ass. When no facilities are ever available and at least a 2 weeks wait time to use any facility found it can be really tough to do invention without the easy and convenient ability to make blueprint copies.