Patchday Market Shenanigans

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According to CCP Fozzie these changes are permanent actually, and not just a temporary reset. I guess if you want to really catch the people that might market bot you should clamp down on market botting while making changes that induce people to want to market bot more.Oh yes, and since these changes were apparently put on the test server a few who played close to the vest were aware of the upcoming changes and no doubt made major purchases to cash in but that's not an exploit.The takeaway is don't bother waiting for the markets to adjust, this is the new normal. Just a friendly tip from your Uncle Cain.
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I had forgotten about the skillbook market in lieu of other things like importing and moongoo speculation. perhaps its time to :getin: again
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How could people have noticed price differences on the test server? Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't all items on Sisi stocked at 100 ISK each?
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Only in certain stations. Conventional npc sell orders are as per TQ.
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"According to CCP Fozzie these changes are permanent actually, and not just a temporary reset. "Source? (Not that I'm disbelieving, just curious.)
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I was about to give "1 Fuck" but then i just rememberedi have carrier skills so it suxx to be NoOb
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CCP read about Boots in every hangar.
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What percentage of eve population do you think use test server? 1, 2 % or maybe 0.1-0.2% ? And what percentage of that percentage do you think first thing in the morning checks the prices of skill books when logging on to sisi?
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Yea, in that thread some were lowered if we look closely? I must not be looking closely enough. I just finished a complete sweep of my skillbook database. Hard science skills are unaffected Everything else has gone up. Everything.In this case I believe Fozzie is applying the "0" definition of "Some" as in "A certain number of changes" can be 0.
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Thanks for clearing that up. :) I wasn't sure if the seeding was done everywhere, or in certain places.
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CCP/CFC change a Carrier Skillbooks price when N3/PL declared a new doctrine fleet Shield Slowcat
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yeah one Goons dude had bought 200 carrier skillbooks for that.He is rich now
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"I have to wonder why CCP doesn’t mention anything about these market resets in the patch notes?"because it would have been Guidance Systems all over again?
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Obviously he was quite poor beforehand if he could ONLY buy 200 Carriers skillbooks...
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fml have to buy Amarr Carrier here in a couple days.
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Fozzie wasn't talking about skillbook prices only, he was talking about -all- NPC sold items.
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Sadly I figured as much. Though, since my primary interest is the skillbooks, and staying disgruntled for a few days, I am selectively ignoring the rest. :)
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Haha fair enough :D

 

When checking on skillbook prices for a few major restocking purchases today I noticed something odd. To the uninitiated the above screenshot will look normal, but if you follow skillbook prices you’ll be scratching your head already.

Weren’t NPC Carrier skillbook offers 450 mil last time I checked? They were. At first I thought this was a CCP conspiracy but after starting a little drama the claim that NPC order prices were all reset to BASEPRICE was forwarded by Candy Oshea.

While this explains the number discrepancy, especially considering the addition of the Armor Honeycombing skillbook, it does not explain why CCP would have the market set up in such a way to begin with. This comes back to the idea that anything that hits veterans hits newbies harder, or in this case more accurately anything that hits people who are not in the know for one day every time a patch comes out just means they’re SOL.

I hope nobody bought a Titan skillbook or blueprint today. Somehow I doubt CCP would care about the petition on that one.

So apart from just leaving it at “market wizardry is for the market wizards, and everyone else should know their place”, I have to wonder why CCP doesn’t mention anything about these market resets in the patch notes? Something like,”reset market prices, be aware for a few days” would be nice. When they go so far into minutiae as to give patch notes like “The race labels are now correctly displayed in militia statistics on the German client.” I would think something that effects the market so broadly, even if only for a few days would be patchnote-worthy.

If anyone wants to put in an, “It’s just the way it is, deal with it” go right ahead. I’m still wondering why widely used skillbooks like Multitasking and Cynosural Field Theory are still in such short supply before the price is jacked up. If CCP wants the market to make sense market competition would induce someone to start selling a few more than 12 at a time before the price goes up. If I were Lai Dai, with a station right in Torrinos on the cusp of a major Nullsec link I’d be stocking that place with all the weird skillbooks I could. Then again, if I wanted things to be realistic I'd expect an NPC corp to open shop in Jita selling skillbooks but so far none of the Caldari Educational Institution CEOs seem to have hit upon that particular goldmine.

Perhaps this explains some of the complaints of Tibus Heths leadership.

 

Where am I? What Plane/Mech/Tank/Ship am I in?