It makes sense in a strange kind of way. In the real world you wouldn’t expect to be able to buy a specialist car blue print and make it in your own garage cheaper than the factory. You certainly wouldn’t do it to turn a profit. You would build that car as a labour of love.
It didn’t used to be the way but now the blueprints are a redundant hang over from an earlier time in the game. It’s unlikely they will remove them because there are still people that want to build their own kit ship. If you want one yourself though better to buy them off the faction warfare runners.
I’m not denying CCP incompetency I’m just saying it is what it is and probably makes more sense now than it did. There is a simple path to getting the ships if you want to fly them. If you bought the bpcs with your lp instead of the ships without researching the production costs then that isn’t just CCP making a mistake.
People have collections of hundreds if not thousands of BPC from before industry changes. They are now worthless for no apparent reason. And again. This isn’t just part of FW buble. Lumping it into only FW issue is good way to shrug off topic. Especially with promised changes changes. But since it affected way more than just FW it probably was just yet another foresight on CCP part that blew into their face. Cough, cough belt rats in null…
I live in null and like the belt rats. It’s a divisive issue in my corp, some people love them and some hate them. It would be dismissive to say CCP just flat out made a bad decision there.
I stand by the basic tenet of what I said. If someone is sitting on a huge amount of product or materials of any kind they could come unstuck and not be able to shift it. If you want to be a Caldari navy hook bill magnate selling them cheaper than everyone else and you’ve stored up vast quantity of bpc then you would have done so accepting the risk that the bottom might drop out of that market for no other reason than the meta or a major alliance’s doctrine changing. It just happened to be CCP that devalued that part of their production chain.