Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blood in the Water

So, everyone's got their two cents regarding the recent "scandal". Apparently, the scandal was a 4-year old bug that with proper use of POS's one could create an endless supply of resources. As such, this bug (which was being exploited until yesterday) artificially deflated T2 items making them cheaper. This bug also gave the exploiters a method to raise large amounts of ISK easily.

CCP claims that this has been brought to their attention only recently and has acted accordingly by banning the exploiters, seizing assets gained by the exploits and effective removing the Alliances/Corporations involved.

What does that mean economically?
T2 items will inevitably re-inflate making them more expensive. Should it be determined that the new T2 economy is too much and the deflated price was the expected price CCP will counteract the issue using patching to make T2 items easier to make.

What does it mean strategically?
Many alliances in 0.0 and lowsec are gone and others are in severe disarray. That means there is suddenly open real estate and areas that have suddenly become very vulnerable.

What does it mean to me?
Fireworks. I get to enjoy a round of shaking up that will be very interesting indeed.

Those flaming, I don't understand why you would. If those that exploited are so bad, then pickup a gun and do something about it! Now is the time. Stop reading and get some.


Sard Caid said...

Excellent analysis! Love for your outlook on those complaining.

Derken said...

After discovering what was happening and who it was happening to, I thought that everyone would be raiding effected territories immediately. I guess no one wants to do work...