At the moment Isogen is hitting a all time low and who knows even come below 40 ISK per unit.
As for most minerals they have a downward wave pattern in price reduction over the years.
CCP already implanted measures this year to counter the downward trend, but for some reason some people increased their efforts to punish the “poor decision” made from within ccp to state it doesn’t work anyway.
My questions to you is;
Do you think CCP will take more measures in the short future to counter this downward price trend?
What kind of mechanics would bring it back in balance in your opinion?
Also a little disclaimer:
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It is just the bottleneck mechanism I think.
Within a group of materials, only the bottleneck material are worth while the other types are essentially garbage. The composition of demand can be affected by introducing new stuffs into the game, but that process can take several months.
Two examples I remember is the rogue drone components and salvage. 2 years ago when I played EVE, the most valuable salvage was Armor Plates(100k) and Burned Logic Circuit(50-60k) but now Contaminated Lorentz Fluid had taken the lead at around 200k. Similarly, you can see price peaks of Drone Cerebral Fragment in January and Drone Coronary Unit in Feb-Mar.
For minerals nearly every kind is used except for morphite.
It’s like every kind is used only different quantities.
Also pyerite and and tritanium is going down considerable which are the main ingredients in manufacturing.
One other consideration… Caldari space does not include Omber except in Anomalies. Omber is a decent source of Isogen.
With the introduction of Forward Observation Bases (FOB), I know of some Hi sec miners who shifted to Gal and Minmitar zones to avoid being killed by the new rats connected with the FOBs. As such, they are seeing far more Omber, which means more Isogen.
That said, I don’t know if this is a net gain or balanced by miners moving out of Amarr space as well. Amarr has kernite which is a good Isogen source as well.
Still as Caldari tends to be the mist populous due to proximity to Jita, the amarr kernite may not be as big a factor. If this is the case, then the Isogen supply is now in abundance and prices will drop till it stabilizes at whatever level matches the new supply.
I think the alpha changes definitely took mineral prices and manufacturing into account. No additional mining or manufacturing skills were given to alphas… and I think they were looking at the economic situation when they made that call.
The citadel changes… harder to say. It’s clear that destruction of assets in the game create demand. It’s clear that CCP is trying to get more destruction of assets. It’s not as clear if the REASON for creating that destruction is the economy or just general gameplay. I’d guess they took the economy into account… but I wouldn’t be able to prove it in any way.