As mentioned previously, a freighter is in my future.
There are, however, prerequisites.
Building up my ISK reserves was the first item on that list. I have been working dilligently on that and will continue. The point of the freighter is to enhance that.
Then, of course, there were the skills required: Advanced Spaceship Command and Caldari Freighter. I have yet to purchase those, but it shouldn’t be too long now.
And then there was one more skill to increase the number of buy and sell orders I can have open at a time. The skill called Tycoon.
Without Tycoon I am limited to 145 open orders.
That seems like a lot of orders, but buying and selling in a few different quest hubs eats up order slots pretty quickly. I have been operating with only a few free slots for a while now.
Each level of Tycoon I train will give me another 32 slots.
Finally, last weekend, I hit the limit. I had juggled, merged, and cancelled orders so that everything I had left was productive and viable. There was nothing I felt I could cancel. Time to go buy the skill Tycoon.
The reason I put off buying the skill was the price: 90,000,000 ISK.
I believe that to be the most expensive skill I have purchased so far.
But I needed it. I took the plunge. 90 million ISK left my account.
I flew off to pick up the skill.
Once at the station, I immediately went to train it and got that seeming ever present message in EVE Online: I was missing a prerequisite.
While I had trained Wholesale up to V, I forgot to train Marketing to IV.
Two more days of training.
Finally, yesterday I was able to train up Tycoon. And it quite a high ranked skill. Just training the first level ran 51 minutes. I don’t recall another level 1 skill that took more than 30 minutes. I trained it to level II, so now I have 209 slots open for buying and selling with another 96 available, should I want to train the skill to level V. Level V is only 36 days away, with 30 days of it being V itself.
But for now I have other skills to train.