Though the Twitch participation was lower, I was happier about the format of tonight's show. Shoutouts to One Man Wolfpack and Dirk Macgirk for participating in the chat.
EP001 - Show Stuff
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Though the specific news is a little old, I wanted to touch on the expected impacts of these changes. Most of the changes wash out, and will probably end up with net-drop in T2 prices, it probably won't change the T2 production margins much. So, for producers things should stay mostly-similar. I still think the full effect of teams hasn't hit the main stream yet, but the best industrialists will be taking those opportunities to maximize returns.
The T3 changes are far more interesting, because it should no longer be a dice-roll, but instead be deliberate. This should kick a lot of the demand for reverse engineerables in the teeth, and margins will probably narrow... though I expect the net to be positive, since there should be a lot less waste going on.
SOV EHP Changes
Though I'm not particularly interested in the specific HP/resist changes, I think this will be interesting in the short term after Phoebe. To keep it simple: if the HP changes lead to a lot of Sov shuffling, high-end PI producers should be cheering
3rd Party Developer Blog
CCP is testing the waters on a blog for tracking 3rd party stuff like CREST/API updates. I love the interface, and I'd love to see the feed move to full syndication. In a similar vein, there were some great talks at EVE Vegas for/from player-devs and I'll be talking about them next week.
But, this is required watching IMO:
Hallelujah! Saving stupid clicking and improving quality of life for trade players. Though I don't expect a bunch of direct impacts on any particular item, I do expect the volume of trade to go up. This might be bad news for some margins, but it might also make the buy/sell market more interesting. Either way, this is a great piece of news, and I'm just excited to get it.
Make sure to check the presented slides. The few I'd like to point out, I'm going to call the "Black Legion Meta effect".
Though I am still lacking a good way to display the destruction data, it's interesting to see my filters actually work to fetch up mass trends.
As a matter of record, I'd like to highlight hits and misses. The hopes are to make the "hits" list longer and the "misses" list shorter.
First, a hit I was surprised about: Imperial Navy Acolyte
Though I was expecting it to be mostly level or keep doing the waffling thing it has been doing, it did seem to crest over the weekend justifying itself as a "outlier worth watching"
Second, a miss that I was also surprised about: Morphite
I had written off Morphite as "in a tailspin", but I was completely wrong. The low looks now, in retrospect, as an overcorrection. I'm hoping I can use this as a test case for notes going forward. Also, it will be a good indicator of T2 trends, and might become more volatile as we go into the generally high-traffic period of the year.