What makes this worse is that at some point EU passed legislation to combat geo-fencing of markets. The idea was to combat a practice by where a product in Germany/France cost €1.99, yet cost €0.99 in other countries despite being on a single currency.
I imagine it was hoped that the prices for everyone would drop to €0.99, but instead it seems pretty much everyone was forced to pay the higher price.
In my particular case, due to the AUD tanking hard it is cheaper to get 1 month of Omega time through steam ($19) than it is to by via the offical page ($24).
I asked about the process of having my character moved to a steam account, since CCP no longer does these transfers for PLEX, it looks like if I want to save 6 dollars a month, I’m going to have to pay for at least six months of sub ( and have to wear the ‘character transferred’ tatoo in my history despite the ‘owner’ remaining constant ) in order to break even.
While the game has improved the direction it is going from the days of the Blackout, the unnecessary resist nerf to subcapitals that is the infamous ‘collateral damage’ of the super nerf to EHP, or the changes to citadel asset safety, doesn’t sit comfortably enough that I want to reward CCP with a 6 month sub in case they take it as a sign people are likewise in favour of this direction also.