We need less isk sinks. Minerals are being brought to the market at a staggering rate, and there’s not enough isk faucets to make up for this.
Overall, the CPI shows a general downward trend meaning that everything’s getting cheaper and cheaper. Most t1 ships in jita have fallen in price considerably over the past few years, and even titans and supers are starting to lose their value.
While it is true that the total amount of isk in eve continues to grow, the amount of minerals being produced far outpaces the rate of inflation caused by our current isk faucets.
In order to really bring back up the prices, and thus the value of minerals, we need to reduce the amount of isk leaving the players through isk sinks.
To begin with, halving current sales taxes and brokers fees at NPC stations would be a good start. Everyone eventually sells items, either through contracts or the market, so everyone benefits.
We also need to remove asset safety. It’s a carebear mechanic that nobody wants, and anyone that doesn’t like this is just collateral damage. Any loot inside the citadel that is not in WH space gets instantly blapped, and players recieve a 100% insurance payout based on the cost of the minerals from reprocessing everything at 50%, so for example a super that costs 10b to build in minerals would give a 5b payout.
Finally, reduce manufacturing, research, reactions, copying and lp shop by 50% to help preserve the amount of isk in the game. While this only benefits some people, the market will also rapidly adjust and prices will quickly settle out to become competitive again.