Posts Tagged ‘market


Interesting Link: EveOrderWatcher

Ever wanted a simple app that will tell you when your orders have been outbid?

There now is one.

You login, put your API key in and it will email you when your orders have been 0.01 isk’d (or you can go to the web site and get a summary of outbid orders on one page)


Mixed blessings

Good news: sold a hundred 1200mm autocannon IIs that were languishing on the market for 4.3M isk/unit.

Bad news: They’ve now retailing for 7M isk/unit



Interesting Link #16: White Rose Eve-Central upload form

Eve-central aggregates market data from across every region in Eve. However, how do you ensure it’s up to date without manually checking the market yourself? Eve-central has an automatic suggestion form that will scan the market for what it wants updated, but that won’t help you much.

Solution: use the White Rose upload form in your in-game browser, select what groups you want to scan the market for, then let it get to work in the background. After that, your eve-central contribtastic program will automatically upload the data for you.

Helping other players just got a bit easier*



* don’t be alarmed at this sudden burst of altruism coming from an Eve player


Eve-Central Resurrected

After months (years?) of being in hibernation, Eve-central is being developed again. The first update is the latest version of contribtastic – the eve-central uploader.

Let’s hope it’s the first of many to come.


Next Level Thinking

I commented on Ardent Defender’s blog that next-level thinking can be very lucrative when given prior warning of a shift in the status quo. I missed out on the planetary materials changes, but it’s reasonable to say that everyone who invested their entire savings in stockpiling T3 planetary materials at NPC-sale prices has made out like a robber baron.

Similarly, those who bought cheap Planetary Vehicles before CCP fixed the mission that dumped thousands of them on the market, or those, like Akita T, who could see the secondary effects of the moon mineral alchemy changes on Technetium prices.

In real life, this is exemplified by some people buying Viagra when it first came onto the market, while others bought shares in the company that made it.

Back to an Eve context, next-level thinking can be applied to the recent patch. In short, these changes:

  • High-end cosmic anomalies will be reduced in frequency
  • More cosmic signatures have been created

are related by the fact that cosmic anomalies sometimes escalate into cosmic signatures, but only if there’s a relevant type to escalate to.

Fewer Havens and far fewer Sanctums mean fewer high-end escalations, which mean X-type and A-type deadspace modules prices will rise. Oh, that also means faction battleship prices will rise, since that’s how a lot of BPCs enter the economy.

Missing signatures mean that B- and C-type modules that previously didn’t spawn now will. This will depress prices for the other type, since extra choices will alleviate demand. In addition, more low-end anomalies will be run compared to now, further depressing prices, especially in the DED5-9 range.

So, following my own advice, I sold some cheap deadspace stuff I could do without, and speculated on a few pieces of high-end gear that I wouldn’t mind keeping but would happily sell off if the price rises. It’s not as easy as buying from NPC orders, but hopefully it will pan out well.