I have always thought that when a third party app, tool, website, or mod is more accurate or superior to the default in-game version, it is clear that the developers are failing. How is it that an unpaid volunteer is doing more effective work? How can CCP continue to be unable to provide accurate financial data about its own in-game economy?
I have always thought that only an idiot continues to play a game which he holds in such contempt…
I also thought of this discussion when i read that.
Is it not a case where 3rd party tools use jita pricing because this is what most players use as standard, but the in game tool takes global data into account?
Which is more accurate depends on your individual circumstances.
It’s not like they couldn’t make it more accurate. They could easily make it Jita-prices throughout the cluster, but there’s issues with that.
- Using current prices can be gamed, which is ■■■■ for everyone else.
- Who decides that Jita prices should be used, instead of Amarr?
- The current price is based on [some formula over time], which might not be accurate, but prevents bounty from being gamed. Remember when the goons manipulated prices to make hundreds of billions through bounty payouts by shooting “enemy factions” in FW? If not look it up!
It’s not that they can’t. It’s that they shouldn’t.