I’m disappointed with EVE Wiki. Why? Because I expected it to be able to tell me what a Macro Hauler was. Instead I had to go and figure it out for myself and, frankly, I’m not 100% sure I understand what it is.
Best I can tell, a macro hauler is an application that automates courier missions in EVE Online. And, I’m about a day away from completing mine.
I didn’t even realize what I was doing, which is a pretty common thing for me. The way my mind works, I envision what I’d like to do and start figuring out the best way to do it. The only reason I even bothered looking at what a Macro Hauler was, was because I was (jesus, how many times can I use “was” in a sentence?!) researching courier missions in general. I was looking for a way to quickly increase my faction standing with an empire, and it seems the only way to do that was to do a LOOOOOT of missions. Well, then I was thinking “How can I do a lot of missions, without having to work on it? Oh, right, duh, I’ll make another agent!”
Turns out that that’s what a Macro Hauler is.
So I spent several hours yesterday coding it up and testing it out. I’ve got it to the point where it will accept a mission, check to see if it’s a courier mission (if not it declines it and asks for another) undock and start flying to the correct stargate. Just a few more steps, a lot of which are simply the reverse of what I’ve already coded in this agent, and I’m done. Yay me!
Once I get my faction up to 5.0 I’ll find a nice little spot in .5 space and set up my first POS. Hmm….I should start planning that out too so I have the resources on hand. See you next post!
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