It appears like there is a market crash going on in player manufactured goods. The rate of decline appears to be great enough that I have several products that were showing a profit to market when I started an 18 hours build job that were at a loss when the job finished (these are not super low margin builds). Given that the December MER showed negative isk growth due to isk delta (players leaving the game), it seem that we have had a deflationary market crash due to lack of demand. The dropoff started yesterday, seems to be demand sid,e and is wide ranging in markets with a number of different inputs.
My immediate thoughts are that the market was poised to take a dive and that political instability in the US cut down active numbers in those TZs slightly, which snowballed.
Well it’s not a good sign for the game, the question is if this is going to become a wipeout over the weekend or if higher player numbers will see a rebound.