…it’s the way I call what happens to the market when CCP change the materials need to manifacture something.
Let’s go into the classroom so i can explain better what i mean :D
I discovered this interesting effect because i used to build retrievers before the Inferno expansion. They were good ship to build, you used to spend more or less 7kk / 8kk isks but when Inferno came they changed almost everything. Mining barges gain a new cargohold to keep the ore (like the orca/rorqual) and they became more expensive to produce. More or less 3 or 4 times more expensive.
A lot of people (well maybe not a lot.. but a few people with a lot of money) started to manufacture these ships just before the Inferno release and they were right. Because they were building thousands of ships for 7kk… but after they were able to sell for a lot more. Almost 6 months passed away before the selling price was able to cover the production costs. And this was for the retriever… the most common ship used to mining in ll new Eden. Just imagine how many ships you need to put in the market for 6 months to keep the price down considering the constant high demand of this mining barge. The procurer never used by anyone but masochistic people still has a selling price which is soooooooooooooo much lower then the production cost, because the buyers aren’t that many compared to the offer.
Fast forward to this very moment.
Odyssey changed again the materials used to build some kind of ships. This time is the battleships time… and you’ll learn to regret you’ve not bought your ship before the 4th of june.
Let’s talk about the Armageddon (nomen omen). That was a useful ship you could easily buy for 85 millions. Well… the price is levitating and now (in Amarr) it is around 115 millions. You could think “damn… it’s annoying„ i have to spend 30 millions more to buy one but ok… let’s start to save. I have a bad news for you. The Armageddon needs no less than 200 millions to be built now. So if you need one, don’t wait. buy one now because tomorrow the price will go up again (with tomorrow i don’t mean tomorrow…tomorrow.. i mean in the close future :D i take no responsibility if you buy one now and tomorrow the price is 1 million less :D ).
The Apocalypse price has gone up too and now it’s equal to the production cost (175 kk… but before you could buy one for 145kk…) and more or less all the other ships have faced a similar fate. The only battleships that have been saved from the retriever effect are the tier 3 ones (abaddon, maelstrom, hyperion and rokh). Don’t ask me why for i have no idea but also for the mining barges the covetor hadn’t been touched too much by the change.
Seems like we live in those “interesting times” of the chinese curse.
I have been playing EVE for about a week now. and it has been the reason why i haven’t been sleeping until 5 in the morning. Never have I seen such a user driven game. where nothings really class based, but instead player based. You wanna make a fuck ton of cash, then here, have a venture and…
Yep.. it’s all right but when you say ” You wanna make a fuck ton of cash, then here, have a venture and join a mining corp”.
If you wanna make a fuck ton of cash you have to sell the ventures not fly them :D
Remember that in Klondike the only people who really became rich where those who sold picks… not the ones who used them :D
Cold is the bite of space Breathing the icy vacuum Before my rebirth
This remembers me the too many times I’ve been podded. A second i was there… the second after i was inside a station watching nothing but the blinking of the eve mail… Oh well… at least we always have a second chance, the good writer instead have a brand new Vexor :D
Congratulations! Send me a mail here giving me the name of your ingame character and i’ll make the two contracts. The ships are located in Amarr but - if for any reason you can’t go there (bad standings etc…) - i can always move them somewhere else (just don’t make me go to null sec or low sec for the ship could explode before you’ll have the chance to see it :D )
It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the dev blogs and changes, especially for those who go away for some time.
Someone has neatly put together EVERY change coming in odyssey, updated to the most recent knowledge in all respect. Everything from ship skill changes to exploration to navy ship rebalancing to ore composition changes.
Check it out, even if you think you know them all. There are so many things, some can slip by, and others are just handy to be reminded of (5 sentry Vexor NI holy sheeeeeet).
In the last two weeks the cost of every fuel blocks has skyrocketed.
The Amarr fuel blocks started from a low 12,100 isk per unit (quite low honestly because the average price has always been around 12,800 isk per unit) and now it is sold around 19,000 isk per unit… even if i have seen prices beyond 20,000 isk.
All because “soon” there static ice belts will disappear and so people is… honestly i don’t know what they’re trying to do. Maybe stockpiling ice products like Isotopes and such?
I had some orders to buy almost 5 milions of Helium Isotopes at 361 ISK… and the price has risen till 699 isk per unit. Just… wow :D
Now… i had almost 800,000 units of amarr fuel blocks i produced at the price of 10,900 isk each and the mark up i got has been around… 70% O_________o.
Even the retriever’s affair is nothing compared to this.
What worries me is that after Odissey will land on our machines all of this will exploded like a soap bubble and the fuel block won’t be interesting for months…