I’m looking for a realistic price check on Estamel’s Modified Torpedo Launcher. I have seen the Jita prices and they are completely irrelevant in this case.
From my analysis of the module and market for these so far:
- Torpedoes are not used as much on Battleships as Cruise Missiles since the Cruise Missile boost around 5 years ago, meaning less demand for Officer Torp Launchers relative to Cruise Launchers, so less price.
- Most missile battleships use Cruises rather than Torps, as Torps are a much more specialised weapon. The Golem can be said to be the only dedicated Torp Boat, but that only needs 4 Torp launchers, while Raven/NavyRaven/SNI/Barghest are almost always Cruise-fitted. Therefore much less demand for Torp launchers.
- Yes, Stealth Bombers use Torps, but no one is mad enough to fit an Officer launcher on a torp boat with a paper-thin tank and which is often primaried or has dedicated counters in a fleet battle.
- The main mission ship to use Torp launchers, the Golem, is ganked so often that it becomes a ridiculous risk to fit Estamel’s torp launchers to a Golem.
Therefore I am inclined to think the price of these should be quite low, in the low billions.
Can you add anything else to this alongside a price? Is there anything I have missed out factoring into the price?