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Max Kolonko
Worm Nation
Ash Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.18 14:38:00 - [1]

Now we all heard that in initial stage "Ishikune What-his-name Scorpion" will cost only AUR and not regular scorpion as part of price. CSM stated that its ok, since it will not affect market in large way, and since it is only temporary thats understandable (if it infact will be temporary, please be it so).

However it may be used by 0.0 alliances with a lot of plex/cash to spend to do this in this initial step:

- get tons of AUR - easy part for them
- get TONS AND TONS of those scorps in some remote operation base that dont have sufficient supplies
- Reprocess..

there fore it will give them option to create minerals anywhere before CCP will activate Scorpo for Scorp transaction. For example how long it takes to mine minerals for titan? how many plexes You have to spend to get them instantly in target location? probably a lot but it can happen.

Mars Theran
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.18 18:46:00 - [2]

It's very easy to balance AUR purchases with potential profit in game as a result of reprocessing/reselling the product of those purchases. All you need to do is take into account the PLEX-ISK conversion ratio on average, (no consideration for the past month here), which is about 350 million ISK, value that against the PLEX-AUR conversion Ratio, and price the ships in AUR accordingly. Always make any reverse conversion of ship/Reprocessing to ISK a minimum 30% loss.

Max Kolonko
Worm Nation
Ash Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.19 07:38:00 - [3]

I think You missed a point, which is ability to SPAWN ships anywhere with that. You need scorpions or tons of resources in some remote Drone region? puff, You have enough minerals to build a fleet of carriers (and a huuuge credit card bill :P)

As for long term solution what You say is absurd, EVE is manufacturers world, if you can buy ships without someone building them in a first place, You are screwing with eve economy. I just hope they will do as promised and introduce SHIP + AUR = PAINTED SHIP approach.

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.06.19 09:19:00 - [4]

Serguei Krikalev
Posted - 2011.06.19 11:55:00 - [5]

make the AUR ships not reprocessable.
it will create a good isk sink too

Max Kolonko
Worm Nation
Ash Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.19 13:30:00 - [6]

Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Do try to keep up Very Happy

thx, havent seen that :)

Herping yourDerp
Posted - 2011.06.19 23:06:00 - [7]

uh uh uh, 1 scorpian + some aur = new skin scorpion ( aka the new primary in pvp)
your, and all arguments for the current MT are null and void until a game changer is introduced, such as buying modules, bpo's or ships, directly from ccp.

so far, other then plex nothing announced will impact eve in such a way that one can have a significant advantage by paying RL cash for the game.
i mean, makeing a bait scorpian will now be possible ( that thing would be a juicy killmail) but its not like warping in with 10 of them in a capship fight will autowin.


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