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#1 - 2017-01-06 03:45:26 UTC
So, with the decline of trade hubs is there any reason to have characters that trade with standings in the various markets?

Hell it seems like they are gradually removing every reason there is for having standings, once you needed it for a lot but now I think the only incentive was to make cheaper trades... but with citadels I am unsure if that is even important anymore.

The only one that I can see helping is caldari standings just for perimeter trades... So correct me if Im wrong but is it now safe to just sell all my alts that sat in rens, dodixie and amarr?

For the record this isnt another eve is dying post, its me trying to adapt to the changing eve... I think it will be around for years to come, but I think everything is being changed and I need to adapt.
Evictus.
#2 - 2017-01-06 09:29:53 UTC
The smaller trade hubs aren't going away anytime soon. For those of us who manufacture and sell in the smaller hubs - these are the best of times! Increased fees have reduced the competition from inter-regional traders but the customers are still there. Citadels have the problem of market fragmentation - people want the convenience of one stop shopping provided by the hubs. Over time a Citadel market may achieve this without getting blown up. I'm watching with interest but placing no bets.
Superior Eve Engineering
#3 - 2017-01-06 09:40:11 UTC
Japetus wrote:
The only one that I can see helping is caldari standings just for perimeter trades... So correct me if Im wrong but is it now safe to just sell all my alts that sat in rens, dodixie and amarr?


you dont need to get rid of your alts just yet. yes there are people trying to push players into perimeter but its a slow process, a lot of the trading in that area is still done in jita regardless of the fee changes that happened previously.
#4 - 2017-01-07 15:01:13 UTC
Do Little wrote:
The smaller trade hubs aren't going away anytime soon. For those of us who manufacture and sell in the smaller hubs - these are the best of times! Increased fees have reduced the competition from inter-regional traders but the customers are still there. Citadels have the problem of market fragmentation - people want the convenience of one stop shopping provided by the hubs. Over time a Citadel market may achieve this without getting blown up. I'm watching with interest but placing no bets.


This is a good point, the 'decline' seems to be more of a shift to non-centralized markets. I think there is a little more opportunity for the local manufacturer and trader. Honestly, it might also be a good time to start up another courier service, as the days of lazy autopilot hauling seem to be waning.
#5 - 2017-01-07 17:55:33 UTC
Citadels can and will be destroyed leaving assets vulnerable and safety taxed if they cannot recover them. Serious traders will still use the main hubs because it's safer and more convenient for both buyers and sellers as a one stop shop.
#6 - 2017-01-07 18:07:20 UTC
assets vulnerable? I just thought they got send to the nearest NPC station

At least in known space
#7 - 2017-01-07 19:17:38 UTC
After 5 days a player can choose to have the assets delivered to an NPC station, outpost, or Citadel in the same system the assets were originally located, free of charge. If this option is not used, then the assets will be delivered after 20 days to the nearest NPC station, by AU, and the player will have to pay 15% of the assets' value to release them from asset safety.

Never take a vacation or risk a 15% tax. Huge m3 traders will stay in the hubs because it's just better.
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