Taking a High-Sec POS Location

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What kind of rates do high sec pos locations sell for?
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meh
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As someone who's killed a very large number of HS POSes, this is way more effort than it's actually worth. There are quite a number of other scams you can do for very little effort that will pull in the same amount of cash, if not more.EDIT: A notable exception would be if the target was pants-on-head retarded and put all their BPOs in the labs on the tower, instead of researching from the station.
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Step 8: Deathstar your POS, Batphone mercs, man POS guns and enjoy the fireworks
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I can't decide if this is an intentional troll or whether the TMC editors were sleeping when they vetted this article.You can't sell POS's. A person with high enough standings can sell their services to erect a high sec POS.This process requires a high standings player joins the corporation wanting a high sec POS, all existing corp members leave the corporation (usually) and after the standings fairy does her thing, up goes the POS and members rejoin leaving the high standing player free to move to the next client corporation.(Yes there should be an ability to transfer ownership of POS structures)
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Absolutely. You can't drop Dreads on a highsec Large Caldari Control Tower with forty ECM modules bonused to cycle as though they were 160 ECM modules. Even without gunners, such dickstars take well over a hundred warm bodies and several hours to reinforce.
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Is this not a riff on the classic "wardeccing someone as a pirate, then offering to save them as mercs, getting paid and then leaving" scam?How about an article by people who do that, or setting up one of the goons on vacation squads to try it and see how it works?
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Somebody figure out who this guy is and crash his tower, lmao.Seriously, though, why would you give yourself only a 24-hour window to preserve your most valuable assets? Just doesn't make sense. Why would you try to move them out during a war-dec? Crazy talk.
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Warp disruption modules.
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I think he's saying you have 24 hours before the war starts to move assets.
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^^This and High Shield resits. Have fun trying to kill the POS without dread support. nuff said
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Do you even play this game?
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Obfuscation... obfuscation... obfuscation...
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I was going to mention the same thing until I saw your comment at the top. After the first article, I gave him the benefit of the doubt...OK, so he thinks the phrase "no single boobies allowed" is "vulgar". Maybe the next article will be better. Maybe he'll turn my opinion around. But no, he let me down.
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having blown up MANY high sec pos's I can only say what a stupid way to try and make isk..for one its boring as hell, cause you cant bring caps in to bear on them....and any good highsec pos will be ECM,ed to heck making it very annoying to take out save yourself the effort unless you are trying to punish a high sec target dont even bother thinking this is a route to making isk
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I'm sorry, I don't like to write comments to hate but I have to agree with the criticism others have made. I'm sure the effort and desire is there..but I made it half way through step zero and had to start over to figure out what I was reading...then I stopped to write this at at the end of step one because I still don't what you are talking about.Suggestions...like any good piece of writing you need to inform your reader right from the start..state a thesis or hypothesis, tell us all about what the scheme is. Then and only then you can break it down. You kept hinting and suggesting a scheme and started talking about steps to establish some unknown scheme..meaning the first two steps for me made no sense because I didn't know what the point was. I think I could have read that backwards and gotten more out of it.Offering my services as a critical editor of content before being posted because there needs to be a way these incoherent pieces of work are not posted so blindly.My only positive is your obviously intelligent with words...your grammar and vocab are both more than fine...just organization and context is all screwed up.
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Oh God this article is terrible. Please blacklist this "author" for is clear lack of understanding of POS mechanics. Doing this to any POS that's not already offline is a waste of time... you'd make more isk mining ice for god's sake. Even close to jita moons dont sell for that high a price :/ Now if you tried ransoming the POS owner for his mods, then maybe...
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or simply onlining 12 resists mods and laughing as you now need 500 man hours in 1000 dps BSs to kill said POS
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"Pay me 50 million isk and I won't destroy your POS""Pay me 50 million isk, and I won't defend it."
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what is this shit?Save yourself the trouble and go do incursion for 120m/h.
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It was a "Jump to Conclusions" mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor... and would have different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO. -- Pretty much what I just read.
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Counter wardec the three Tornado pilots with your main characters pvp alliance.
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Be it a podcast he didn't listen to or a scam he didn't pull off, Hoots has no qualms about writing in-depth analyses of things he's vaguely familiar with.Pro tip: write what you know. You're welcome.
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terrible article, youd make more isk putting the 10 + toons required to burn the tower into macs and grinding ice semi afk for 24 hours.
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Scams, schemes, and conspiracies are part of the culture of Eve Online, for good and for ill. The purpose of this piece is to illustrate one tactic that I have indirectly been a victim of seen used by individuals in high security space to manipulate and monopolize the market for player-owned stations (POSs) near the Jita area. While my own experience applies specifically to Jita, the advice is hopefully sound for ne'er do wells and enterprising individuals in any market hub.

THE SETUP

Step Zero: Acquire sufficient capital and personnel to absorb the initial investment in the scheme. Entities not already in participating in this market will likely have a difficult time breaking into it due to the hostilities from current market players. Groups who had an such an early entrance likely had a distinct advantage and rapidly acquired the capital to ward off potential competitors. Additionally, ascertaining the current number of market players is difficult due to the next subsequent step, though my own limited experience indicates that one such group in the Jita area has an absolute minimum of six corporate entities involved in the scheme.

Step One: Create several corporations and possibly alliances that are completely unaffiliated with one another. Your objective here is to create as much obfuscation for the scheme as possible. You should not have personnel switch between corporations, and each corporation or alliance will have a separate purpose. A minority of the corporations, possibly (but not necessarily) united by a single alliance, will house a sizeable number of skilled characters who are capable of flying relatively high DPS and instant lock ships. The remaining corporations created will house only a few players each, and while those players do not need to be particularly skiled, committing some resources to your shell corporations may to further obfuscate the nature and intention of the overall scheme.

Step Two: Find an occupied POS near the Jita area. The owner of this POS should preferably be a lone industrialist with his own corporation or alternatively a member of a smaller corporation that does not have the resources or capital thwart your own resources. Assuming you were an early player in this sort of scheme, your resources may be considerable enough to discourage meaningful resistance.

Step Three: War-dec the victim and destroy the POS. Your objective is to destroy the POS and any resistance the POS-owner will put up in defending said POS. Further objectives aren’t strictly necessary for the scheme, but demoralizing your enemy in an effort to make sure the war is not declared mutual by the defender is an added benefit for your corporation. Recent changes in Retribution mean the incentive to maintain a long war is sometimes counterproductive and expensive, depending on the size and scale of parties involved. Thus, you should only utilize a war-dec for as long it is necessary to secure the POS location.

Step Four: Use one of your corporations not affiliated with the war-dec to erect a new POS in the location you have recently liberated. Obfuscation should remain a top priority in this endeavor, so try to minimize the connections between the shell corporation that erects POSs and the corporations used to war-dec POS-owners.

Step Five: Sell the POS and location to a buyer of choice, preferably an independent industrialist. You can and should use the Eve forums to facilitate this sale. The sale of the POS needs to be reasonably priced, but not too cheap as to be suspicious to potential buyers. Furthermore, the goal of the sale is to recoup the costs of placing the POS and also to generate revenue and profit.

Step Six: Repeat steps three through five, for as long as it makes economic sense. Players who participate in this scheme now have the convenient ability recapture and flip POS locations recently sold to buyers should that be desired. Such a scheme, given enough volume, would be sufficiently lucrative.

Step Seven: Profit. Avoid alienating the wrong POS holders who may take offense at this sort of practice and have larger amounts of resources. Remember that the goals of the scheme are not to grief POS holders, but are to make a reasonable return on your initial investment.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I cannot stress enough the importance of obfuscation in this endeavor. For example, using nearly identical icons between shell corporations is an unfortunate misstep that will likely give away the whole scheme.

Finally, avoiding this scheme is not necessarily an easy task as it primarily targets victims who are largely unable to effectively defend against a war-dec in high-sec space. Groups already able to defend themselves likely won't see themselves as potential targets, assuming individuals carrying out this sort of activity are behaving like rational actors. Like most activities in Eve, being aware of potential risks is half the battle, and I hope this article has been enlightening will inspire independent industrialists and smaller corporations to plan accordingly.

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Drewson Houten, known by friends and corpmates alike as "Hoots," is a member of TEST alliance through a little corporation called Alea Iacta Est Universal (AIEU).