Hey folks, so this is my second thread about market preparation for the Lifeblood release. The first one was Salvage Futures - A Market Analysis (Full Disclosure: Vested Interest)
Like that thread, I’ve acted upon my own advice before posting here. And just like the first one, you should not trust my word on that.
New structures are being launched with Lifeblood. In addition to salvage being central to producing these structures, the other key component to them is the structure components they are made from.
I’m making two key assumptions here.
There will be a massive rush to acquire Tatara structures, and the medium version as well.
Because of this, early adopters will be willing to pay a premium over normal prices to have them right now, so they do not miss any opportunities to harvest moongoo.
The limiting factor in production of refineries will not be materials, but the stock of available blueprints. Both the actual structure blueprints themselves, and also the preliminary components, will be the limiting factors.
There’s no way to acquire Tatara blueprints, nor the medium structure, at the moment.
But it is possible to acquire well researched (ME 8-10, TE 8+) blueprint originals for all of the structure components and has been over the last few months, as well as researching some of my own. It is also possible to purchase the structure components on the market themselves, or BPCs for them.
If you agree with my analysis you have two options. It’s now too late to research ME 8+ structure BPOs before Lifeblood.
You can either purchase the structure components that already exist on the market and stockpile them, looking to sell them around Lifeblood release date (depending upon your investable capital and your willingness to purchase a BPO for the new structures, possibly after turning them into the new structures).
Or, you can purchase well researched BPOs from the contract market.
Personal interest statement: I lack the freighter capabilities needed to get heavily into the structure component manufacturing side myself, so I will likely be selling my structure BPOs into the release hype. You should consider this before acting on this advice, you should also consider the possibility that this is a bad faith post.