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Pushme Pullyou
Wingrove Weapons Systems
Posted - 2008.01.17 18:26:00 - [1]
 

Can anybody give me a link to somewhere that explains how office rental prices (in empire NPC stations)are calculated?

My corporation has had an office in low sec for a long long time, which has always been cheap (hence why it was situated in low sec).

Lately office rental has gone up exponentially - 2 months ago is was 60k isk, last month it was 300k isk, and this month it's 1.3 mill isk.

It's not a huge problem - we're doing okay and can afford it, but I was wondering what is causing this exponential price increase when the office rental price had been so low (and more importantly, stable) for a couple of years leading up to this point.

Thanks,

Tellacula
Amarr
Posted - 2008.01.17 18:29:00 - [2]
 

I believe, based purely on observation, that the price is effected by the number of offices rented. the more offices that are being rented from the station the higher the price.

Joe Starbreaker
M. Corp
Posted - 2008.01.17 18:31:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Pushme Pullyou
Lately office rental has gone up exponentially - 2 months ago is was 60k isk, last month it was 300k isk, and this month it's 1.3 mill isk.


Is it the same office? I didn't realize they could change the rent while you were renewing the same contract!

I know the prices are based on how many other offices are in the station. That, in turn, is a function of the facilities. If you're in a system with 10 space stations but only one has Medical, that one is going to be the most expensive.

Pushme Pullyou
Wingrove Weapons Systems
Posted - 2008.01.17 18:37:00 - [4]
 

Yes it is the same office, and has been since 2005.

I was under the impression that all NPC stations had sixteen office slots that were publicly available, I didn't know there were some that only had ten.

What I'm after though, is a link to somewhere that explains how office rental is calculated, not a seat-of-the-pants guess at how it might be calculated!

Thanks,

Estel Arador
Posted - 2008.01.17 19:09:00 - [5]
 

Every day there are open offices in a station, prices go down. Every day all offices in a station are rented, prices go up. Since you only get a bill once a month, you may see a huge increase between two months - all those days off price increases add up.

This is how it works; I don't know the exact % prices rise (or drop) each day, it's known though and has been posted on the forums before. Perhaps you can find it with a search on Chribba's eve-search.com.

Pushme Pullyou
Wingrove Weapons Systems
Posted - 2008.01.17 19:38:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Pushme Pullyou on 17/01/2008 19:38:39
Thanks for that link Estel,

Found exactly what I was after, cheers!

Falka Lakadaka
Gallente
Posted - 2008.01.17 23:57:00 - [7]
 

I've heard it's around 3% per day increase if all offices are rented and 3% per day decrease if there are available offices.

This is what I've seen posted before and I have no basis for it's accuracy, other than someone else posted it.


Micia
Minmatar
Minmatar Ship Construction Services
Circle-Of-Two
Posted - 2008.01.18 01:12:00 - [8]
 

0 offices available = Rent increases 3% daily
1 office available = Rent doesn't change
2 or more offices available = Rent decreases 3% daily

Since the rent is re-calculated daily (but you only get a bill once a month), the compounded increases can be pretty big if your station suddenly becomes popular.

Vordakr
Posted - 2008.01.18 12:03:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Vordakr on 18/01/2008 14:18:37


Originally by: Micia
0 offices available = Rent increases 3% daily
1 office available = Rent doesn't change
2 or more offices available = Rent decreases 3% daily

Since the rent is re-calculated daily (but you only get a bill once a month), the compounded increases can be pretty big if your station suddenly becomes popular.



I've read that before but it has NOT been my experience.

This is closer but still not what I've seen.

Here, the poster says that rents do not go down unless there are more than 5 offices free.

However - he also says that prices don't go up unless all the offices are filled.

My experience has been - that the main office I was using ... went up every single month even though there were, as far as I could tell, available offices the entire time. Though I can't guarantee that the station never was full - I never saw it full - or even close to being full. Yet up it went month after month until I bailed. I've no idea what it is now.

I do specifically remember looking at the vacancy's every month and thinking - "Oh ... there are available offices - the rent will go down next month and I won't have to move ..." Wrong. Vacancies or no - the rent went up.


My guess - is that the threshold is something less than being full or not being full.

It would be nice if we could get an answer from CCP on this ... or if it were documented some where.


I found the above link using Chribba's search site. I would be very much interested to see a link to the info that Push Me found.


Knowledge base Office Rental Link (says there are 16 offices but tells us little more & this is probably in accurate as I was just in a base that had 15 occupied offices while 10 were still vacant ...).



 

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