Something like this. If you update your sell or buy order, and you change the price by more than X amount, you don’t pay the relist fee.
For example, you reduce the price of an item you are selling by at least 0.5% of the total value of the order, you don’t pay the relist fee. I see no reason why people who are dropping their prices once or twice a day to try to get their item to sell should be penalized by the relist fee.
It allows people to make their order the best offer, while still blocking the 0.01 iskers. But perhaps there is a flaw I didn’t consider. Any feedback?
There’s more to the relist fee than ‘fighting bots’ or 0.01 isking.
The goal is to create an economy of scarcity. This relist fee helps with that goal by slowing down much of the flow of isk.
Now the Economy of Scarcity goal is also a step on CCP’s new journey toward a different type of game than what has been played for 17 years. Check Pearl Abyss’s Black Desert Online for more of what EVE Online players may be seeing later.
The relist fee was a central pillar in the Broker Relations patch, and it is not something CCP is willing to discuss with players. But… by mentioning it, you’ll see an influx of a certain group of trolls into your thread, I’m sorry to say.