I am just terribly confused with its existence given how unrealistic ‘managed economy’ it is in some sense. It is not attempting to simulate a market of willing buyers and sellers contending with price discovery on resources with alternative uses, it is more so just ‘racing’ to equilibrium for its own sake to prevent ‘too much’ ISK being made from what I am seeing. This approach seems to be resulting in a small, stagnant, pie that some market participants get the lion share of via some odd attempt to simulate trading arbitrage (But it isn’t doing that even really), and others are just front run out of participation (This isn’t even what happens in a Pareto Distribution scenario, what I am seeing is just a cyclical, repeating, market with no price phenomena at all in response to supply and demand). This isn’t even how algo CoLo works in the real world either, they wish they could front run like a cyclical in a ‘canned’ market that more or less just replays with market session roll over.
So what exactly is this thing trying to simulate?