Current state: Loyalty points costs are a fixed value usually set once and almost never changed.
Future state: The cost of items in loyalty point stores are linked to quantity bought, and recalculated every downtime.
- as quantity bought rises, the cost will rise as well. +1% per day where nonzero quantity are bought
- as quantity bought drops, the cost will drop. -1% per day where zero quantity are bought.
Floor would be 1% of original listing value. (99 days of consecutive lack of buying)
Ceiling would be 199% of original listing value. (99 days of consecutive buying)
To prevent market abuse, quantity stocked will decrease along with cost on poor performing listings. So at 1% floor price, the stock level would be 1% of normal as well. You get some really good deals for stuff no one wants, but there’d only be a few of them.
This would cushion market crashes and allow Glamourex boosters to be introduced more frequently.
This would also make out of date pricing automatically lower to create opportunities.
Overall effect would maintain a steady lp/isk ratio for a healthier economy.