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John Yathioth
Posted - 2007.04.28 22:55:00 - [1]
 

As I saw in the FanFest 2007 Capsuleer's Guide, it struck me as oddly coincidental that the Icelandic population's currency can also be referred to as "ISK", in Eve it is referred to as "InterStellar Kredits."

Ok...if 1.0 ISK = 1.0 Interstellar Kredit, then battleships (Apoc, for instance) would cost around 1.5 million american dollars...which is, in my opinion, fairly cheap for such a massive item.

I would think more to 1.o ISK = 1.0 USD. That would make a bit more sense.

What do you think?

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.04.28 22:59:00 - [2]
 

I never considered it a coinkydink. Neutral

CCP is based in Iceland, so my guess is whoever thought up the name of ingame ISK simply took that name from the real-world currency and came up with InterStellar Kredits.

Audri Fisher
Caldari
Burning Bush Enterprises
Posted - 2007.04.28 22:59:00 - [3]
 

Carriers would cost about right, although the equipment would be low, esp the fighters, the full complement of planes on a modern carrier is massivly more expensive than the boat itself.
modern destroyers for a measly 20 mil?
Yea right, that won't cover the cost of the communications equipment.

Willow Whisp
Sadist Faction
Posted - 2007.04.28 22:59:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: John Yathioth
As I saw in the FanFest 2007 Capsuleer's Guide, it struck me as oddly coincidental that the Icelandic population's currency can also be referred to as "ISK", in Eve it is referred to as "InterStellar Kredits."

Ok...if 1.0 ISK = 1.0 Interstellar Kredit, then battleships (Apoc, for instance) would cost around 1.5 million american dollars...which is, in my opinion, fairly cheap for such a massive item.

I would think more to 1.o ISK = 1.0 USD. That would make a bit more sense.

What do you think?


I think that eve =/= rl, and that even at 1 isk = 1 usd that still means that an apocalypse (remember this is probably as big as a couple skysc****rs) for 100 million usd is still a bargain (that's what, the cost of a not-so-high-end lamborghini this days?. So *shrug*

Cammulos
Shadow Of The Light
R i s e
Posted - 2007.04.28 23:05:00 - [5]
 

So...I guess that means I couldn't afford a BS either in-game or in RL (If they existed). Rolling Eyes

James Lyrus
Lyrus Associates
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2007.04.28 23:09:00 - [6]
 

A beer is about 500 icelandic kroner.

It's a bit of a mental switch to get 1,000,000 isk = a useful amount of money :)

Ray McCormack
Nordar Innovations.
Posted - 2007.04.28 23:13:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Willow Whisp
that's what, the cost of a not-so-high-end lamborghini this days?

Ner, a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo only costs around 175'000 USD. Some of the most expensive cars in the world only go for around the one million dollar mark.

Raem Civrie
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.04.28 23:50:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Raem Civrie on 28/04/2007 23:48:27
Someone, based on the price of base goods in-game (such as grain, dairy, livestock, etc), calculated that the average annual salary in EVE is around 350 isk.

However, we have to take into consideration potentially radically different prices in space (compared to planet-bound), so it could easily be less.

Let's just say that those 5,000 isk you start with could buy you a *whole lot* of spacehookers and spacedrugs.

Barbarellas Daughter
Lonely Barbarella
Posted - 2007.04.29 00:59:00 - [9]
 

so what does a exotic dancer cost? YARRRR!!

Ridley Tree
Veto.
Posted - 2007.04.29 02:30:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Willow Whisp

I think that eve =/= rl, and that even at 1 isk = 1 usd that still means that an apocalypse (remember this is probably as big as a couple skysc****rs) for 100 million usd is still a bargain (that's what, the cost of a not-so-high-end lamborghini this days?. So *shrug*


The USD has not devalued that much thanks :p Lambo = $150,000 not $100,000,000.

Jei'son Bladesmith
The Storm Knights
The Cool Kids Club
Posted - 2007.04.29 04:25:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Ray McCormack
Originally by: Willow Whisp
that's what, the cost of a not-so-high-end lamborghini this days?

Ner, a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo only costs around 175'000 USD. Some of the most expensive cars in the world only go for around the one million dollar mark.



pffft...."only" the one million dollar mark. ugh


Helen Baque
Gallente
Federal Defence Union
Posted - 2007.05.09 06:11:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Raem Civrie
Someone, based on the price of base goods in-game (such as grain, dairy, livestock, etc), calculated that the average annual salary in EVE is around 350 isk.

Was that here on the EVE forums? I would really love to read more about that.


Del Narveux
Dukes of Hazard
Posted - 2007.05.09 06:26:00 - [13]
 

Couple random points

1. Eve != reality. Indeed, we play Eve because reality sucks and we want to get away from it, for some reason or other.

2. Prices could be about right, I mean current prices in the world are based on the idea that theres an ultimately limited supply due to labor and resource shortages, but more advanced robotics and the vast expanse of space can (and I think will in about 75 years) change that.

3. 350/year for a non pilot could be right. If you read the backstory it suggests that even poor capsule pilots (thats us players) are the uber uber elite of the empires and have all kinds of power over 'commoners'.

smashsmash
Posted - 2007.05.09 08:30:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Ray McCormack
Originally by: Willow Whisp
that's what, the cost of a not-so-high-end lamborghini this days?

Ner, a 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo only costs around 175'000 USD. Some of the most expensive cars in the world only go for around the one million dollar mark.



he was probably thinking of the USD of the future. clearly by the year 2020 things will be so screwed up economy wise that lambos will be that much!


 

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