Not sure if this is the correct place, but as I consider it a general question rather than something on a specfic industrial thing I posted here, feel free to move.
I am interested in peoples opinions on whether they think Eve has the capacity to cater for the small scale industrialist?
According to eve-online status monitor there are 28.8k players online atm. 1900 of these are in Jita right now. The null sec blocks have their own industrial might and there must already be hundreds of smaller industry focused people out there already trying to make their own mark.
It is extremely difficult to carve out your own niche. Jita is still themain trade hub but 70% of items either are being sold at a loss (I mean in terms of what I can personally make it for) and another bunch of items have so few sales that with the cost of the BPO it is not cost effective to buy/make as a smaller manufacturer.
That leaves the small guy fighting over the remaining items in order to try and sell. As someone that did industry, stopped doing it and then has dipped his toes back in with a very small number of items. I find myself stil frustrated with it and would appreciate others opinion on the state of industry as is.
Furthermore is industry really only suitable to those that develop their own tools that plug into the API of eve.
Trolls will be ignored.