"EVE Online" Business Arc Guide: Balancing the Books (1 & 2)

Updated on February 28, 2019
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Balancing the Books (1 of 10)

Transporting the goods to the target station.
Transporting the goods to the target station. | Source

Objectives:

  • Pick up and drop off 1x Data Sheets (1.0 m3) at target stations.
  • 155.50 Isk held in collateral.

Overview:

This first mission in the chain of 10 business career missions has you running a simple courier job, transporting a small piece of cargo about a jump away. This is a simple task that introduces you to the courier type of mission if you have yet to perform one of these already. These generally pay less than combat centric missions, however are of course much safer.

These types of missions can range from holding a small piece of cargo to several thousand meters cubed and also range from a few short jumps to a distant travel across a few regions. In this case, you can easily perform this mission in just about any ship, even a shuttle. Once you've docked at the target station with the Data Sheets in your cargo hold, you will need to start a conversation with the agent and turn Balancing the Books 1 of 10 in.

Once you return to the agent's home system and dock with the station your originally left from, you will be able to pick up the second mission in the chain which will be far more interesting.

Rewards:

  • 49,000 Isk
  • 54,000 Isk bonus (1 hour, 22 minutes)
  • Mining Frigate (skill book, granted)
  • +0.138 % corporation standing

*remember, Isk and standing rewards can and will fluctuate slightly depending on skills and effective standing, these numbers are meant to be more of a general idea.

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Balancing the Books (2 of 10)

Locking the Guristas Rookie ship in order to fire upon it.
Locking the Guristas Rookie ship in order to fire upon it. | Source

Objectives:

  • Kill enemy ships at target location.
  • Retrieve and deliver 1 x Black Box (0.1 m3) to your agent.

"Go out there, find whatever remains of the ship and use the salvaging module I gave you to retrieve the black box. Of course, if you find any Gurista pirates hanging around ... kill them."

Enemies (Caldari)

  • Group 1: 1 x Guristas Rookie

Total Bounty: 3,000 Isk

Overview

This second mission in this series will have you facing combat for the first time in the Balancing the Books chain and will also serve as an introduction to the art of salvaging for the player. In preparation for this mission, all you really need to bring is your rookie ship, fitted with at least one weapon (the civilian module it comes with will work fine) and fit the Civilian Salvager module you are granted upon accepting this mission to the other high slot you have available on your ship.

Salvager modules are typically used to harvest the wrecks of fallen vessels you will find floating in space after combat, turning them into valuable materials which are used to make Rigs. In this case, while the Civilian Salvager works the same in practice as the normal Salvager module, it requires no skills to use but also can only be used for the mission objective and will not work on wrecks in general. In other words, while you will be learning the concept, you will not be able to actually salvage with this module.

Fly out to the mission location to find an acceleration gate which you can activate to take you into the dead-space pocket, an area where missions usually take place, with the gate being the "door" to said area or space dungeon. Within you will find a single pirate enemy NPC which should be felled with a couple quick blasts of whatever weapon you have equipped. Once it is downed, fly towards the Civilian Transport ship, lock it (ctrl+click) and activate your salvage module once you are within 5,000 meters. It will take a cycle or two to finish, then you will receive a prompt that your module was successful in accessing the transport. At this point, you can open the destroyed transport ship like a cargo container and retrieve the Black Box to take back to your agent.

Retrieving the Black Box for the mission objective.
Retrieving the Black Box for the mission objective. | Source

Mineable Asteroids

6 x Veldspar - 200,000 units total (20,000m3)

Note: Acceleration gate blocks Mining Barges & Exhumers from entry. Only the Venture mining frigate may enter.

Rewards:

  • Civilian Salvager x 1 (Granted)
  • 1 x ORE Venture Mining Frigate 1
  • 130,000 Isk bonus (3 hours, 18 minutes)
  • +0.3615 % corporation standing

1 Changed with tiericide. Used to be; Amarr = Tormentor, Caldari = Bantam, Gallente = Navitas, Minmatar = Burst

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