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Tycoon At Last!

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.