Tash-Murkon Magnate is the best Magnate… first of all because the colours are just gorgeous, second because the logo of the Tash-Murkon family is quite cool (seems like a stylized chain) and, the last and the most important, because it is the last addiction to my collection of useless ships i will rarely fly for the fear of losing them.
Said so… I am really really really looking forward to being able to paint my ships and add my corporation logo on them. Maybe I’ll choose this colour combination, dark-red plus gray is quite elegant…
Cost analysis, or, “Why high ME is a waste of time”
Any sensible manufacturer knows high ME is a waste of time. But just how much of a waste is it?
I have in my database a record of a myrmidon BPC I used, bought from contract, which has 45 ME.
I decided to look up just what that meant for the person who researched the BPO to get that. The reality is surprising.
an interesting post about the industry side of Eve.
What about me? Well i like to have the bpo researched at the same number of ME. If i have a bpo at 20… every blueprint of the same kind (frigates, battlecruisers, etc…) must have a 20 ME too.
I know… it’s crazy :\
Internet spaceships are serious business… so to make it become even more serious i need a big ship.
I desidered to have this ship so much when i started the game… even when it wasn’t so beautiful and it had only a tiny red stripe painted on the middle of hull. Now i have to wait a bit before i’ll be able to use it properly… but who cares. It’s here, in the hangar, and i can stare it all the day long :D
Her name is Bucintoro.
So I’m trying to learn how to play the market on EVE, so I looked up a few guides and omfg I didn’t know it’d be exactly like playing the markets irl good god my brain is meltingYesss… never underestimate the complexities of EVE.
Honeslty it’s very easy to play the market in EVE. The rule is just one: buy low and sell high.
What is tricky is to know what is low :D
The retriever effect…
…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.