With prices sitting at 775M at present does anyone envisage this increasing? I would imagine there’s additional demand in the run up to the Alliance tournament and SP will always be in demand but I can’t imagine these current increases being sustainable.
If farming is not profitable, I expect most will shut down and wait while stockpiles are depleted and demand pushes the price back into the range where the activity is profitable. If the farms are unsubscribed for a few months, it should ease the pressure on PLEX.
People like me, where most of my characters are fully trained industrialists can extract skillpoints from those accounts - it’s bonus ISK, they are already profitable, but this is a trickle compared to people who are running farms as a business.
SP farming is still profitable, can make ~460m/account/month buying multiple pilot training certificates. For pretty much all of last month you could buy them for 412 plex, instead of the usual 485 plex. Also there was a sale on some other site that gave you some plex and a MPTC. There are a ton of cheap MPTC on the market right now.
And even if MPTC were 1.5bil (aka 485 plex worth, or what it usually costs) SP farming would be slightly profitable at current prices. Although probably in the not worth the effort range. More in the range of break even or take a slight loss, with one character to keep access to the 3 characters on the account.
as the MPTC stockpile gets worked through I expect the injector price to go up a bit more. 775mil would put monthly profit around 300mil
and yea I have some 5-10m sp industry characters that I could MPTC and extract with. And if the model stays like this I could always inject/train more. Could also use low SP scout alts, trade alts, cyno alts.