Having trained up an alpha pilot, one thing kept nagging me: many of the skill books were absurdly marked up in Jita.
I get it, it’s a free market, but when you’re looking down the barrel of an 800% markup on a skill book, it’s quite the turn-off. I also am aware than most of the skill books can be purchased within a few jumps of Jita, but when newbros join the game, they’re told from the start that Jita is the place to go for all your needs.
Let’s do away with this burden to new players, it’s hard enough for them already.
What I’m proposing is an Alpha Skillbook Collective, but I need the help of other kind-hearted folks.
The collective will purchase and haul the skillbooks that alphas use in to Jita and list them at cost, but buying all those skill books isn’t cheap. Subtracting the cost of skillbooks that only come from LP sources, each new alpha will need to spend approximately 23 million isk to buy over 100 skillbooks if they purchase from NPC sell orders - if they purchase from Jita player sell orders, they’re looking to pay at least double that.
What I need from you is a donation.
For the low amount of one billion isk, we can buy the skillbooks required for 43 new alpha players. Your donation will 100% go towards the purchase of these skillbooks, and as they get sold, it will be recycled into purchasing even more skillbooks to keep the market stocked. None of this isk will go towards the subsidization of omega skillbooks, or line my pockets or the pockets of anyone else involved. This is a humanitarian effort, aimed at making Eve a more attractive investment for new players.
The Alpha Skillbook Collective is not a for-profit venture; it will run solely on the donations of players who would like new alphas to find Eve a slightly less harsh place to be, and maybe stick around for the long-run and become Omega.
If you would like to make a donation to help this cause, and any amount would be appreciated, please do so to corp: Alpha Skillbook Collective (ticker: ALSC.)