Imagine feeling the economic pressure of automation irl, you come home to play your space game but find your relaxing activity in eve has too been automated, :(. You unsub & go play a skill based game instead :).
Instant market ESI pulls (every 15 mins) needs to end. Only during downtime (once 24hrs) should pulls be answered to service all basic market tool functionality.
Too much of the market is controlled by out of game botting, too much of the market is controllled by a near fully automated insta 1 isking minority.
By limiting the pull to once per day a natural trade market with lots of new traders, many of them subscribing will form.
The baseline trade price will still be stable owing to the downtime esi pulls which allow bots & out of game spreadsheets to update.
This is long overdue, make Eve real not the botters haven it currently is. This change would be a huge win for the actual eve community, a huge blow to RMT & botters as well as massively increasing 1/4 subscription profits for CCP. For every tool’d 1 isking esi pulling trade account you will get 7 subscribing small time trader 1 iskers bringing flavour to this ever sterile bot fest game.
If changed monitor in game pulling & ban automation when encountered.
Tl;dr Market esi is killing player numbers, espicially new playwr numbers, close it & allow for natural trade markets.