Thursday, 31 October 2013

How Do PI

Today's post is a bit of a cop out in that I'm reposting some things. They are my things, but they were produced a little while ago.

It's a series of four graphics that explain a simple basic process of PI for those that have never done it before but would like to try it out - which I encourage you to do.

It's fantastic easy passive income that's fairly under utilized. I'm also predicting an increase in profit after Rubicon due to the fact PI materials are used to make POCOs.

Disclaimer: I am very aware that this is not the be all and end all of PI, there are many different ways to do it, but this is the way I do it, as do those that helped me create it.

It was produced when I was living in 0.0 space, so some things are not applicable if using it for lowsec or highsec purposes. It's also Test branded despite none of the authors being in Test any longer.

I am more than happy to answer any of your PI questions and you can contact me here on the blog, on Reddit as Nibron, in Eve as Notmo or on Twitter as Notmo_EVE. You could contact me on Facebook too, but I'm not giving you my real name.

EDIT: Apparently blogspot shrunk the images so here are the four links to the full res versions:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:


  1. Looks familiar...

  2. i remember reading this when Nibron posted it on reddit in berials bible.

    this is a very time intensive setup for PI. i personally wouldnt suggest it. you spend way to much time hauling.

  3. Sigh, I miss Antitrust Squad.

    Some small nits.
    Remote Sensing is not optional. It's a prereq for Planetology.
    Adv Planetology is optional. I noticed recently that one of my PI alts hasn't trained it, I've been doing PI perfectly happily with him for over a year and never noticed.
    Oceanic - Microorganisms highlighted but not in fact used for POS fuel.
    Iteron V doesn't have the best cargo capacity, it's now the Epithal.

    But yup great work. It probably needs some advice to members of Test about how they can set this up to be "move-proof" as obviously setting up in Black Rise will be problematic if Test moves on.

    Also while Interplanetary Consolidation 4 and Command Centre Upgrades 4 works it's worth getting them to 5 as that's just more money. I use your spaceport + 8 basic + extractor setup on my P0 planets and it's very useful to have CC5 so that I can stretch to farm faraway hotspots.

    Good job, nice to see the blog going well.

  4. I switched one character from producing P2 on one planet to a numer of P1 planets and then a single factory system. Increased output because I no longer need 2 ECU on a planet but now I need daily maintenance instead of just refreshing extractors 4 times a week with a single export out of the wormhole.
    My old setup generates less income per week, but might generate more income for hour. And time engaged in PI is time not spent doing other stuff.


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