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Stealth change: all NPC prices went up

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Rutger Janssen
Chanuur
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2013-02-27 21:59:01 UTC
As people might have noticed NPC prices for all items went up, more on different station than others. Skillbooks and blueprints are all affected.

When can we expect to see this change in the patch notes or in a dev blog?
Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2013-02-27 22:00:14 UTC
soon (tm)

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Rellik B00n
Lethal Death Squad
#3 - 2013-02-27 22:15:15 UTC
seriously?

thats a pretty fricken massive change to not put in the notes.......
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Yusef Yeasef Yosef
Doomheim
#4 - 2013-02-27 22:17:41 UTC
Changes to the game that don't make it into patch notes are "easter eggs." Roll
Part of what makes this game fun.
Il Feytid
State War Academy
Caldari State
#5 - 2013-02-27 22:17:48 UTC
lol
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The Troll Bridge
#6 - 2013-02-27 22:23:52 UTC
Players drive the economy - whines prices are too high.
CCP changes economy - whines prices are too high.
Nothing changes at all - whines prices are too high.

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Takseen
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-02-27 22:42:35 UTC
Rellik B00n wrote:
seriously?

thats a pretty fricken massive change to not put in the notes.......


Presume they wanted to avoid mass market speculation.
DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#8 - 2013-02-27 22:55:26 UTC
It was probably done by Dr E so expect the DEV blog about it some time next year after he finally delivers the PLEX intervention blog he promised in the last CSM summit notes Blink
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Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#9 - 2013-02-27 23:05:32 UTC
Can someone post what these items are and by how much?

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Rutger Janssen
Chanuur
Goonswarm Federation
#10 - 2013-02-27 23:09:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Rutger Janssen
I'm not complaining about the change in itself. If it's intended ofcourse they're not gonna tell in advance due to stockpiling that eve players tend to do. Whether or not it's justified is not up for discussion.

What I do find disturbing is that they didn't include it in the patch notes and no dev blog about such a big change ready to be posted after the patch is deployed. Everyone single person, new or old is affected by this.

Or was it not supposed to be in the patch?

Xercodo wrote:
Can someone post what these items are and by how much?

Every single blueprint and skillbook sold by NPCs, probably also other items they sell. Check market history for the items in your region to see how much it changed, ranges from 3% to 10% depending on station.
Rellik B00n
Lethal Death Squad
#11 - 2013-02-27 23:21:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Rellik B00n
mmm.

I could go with the speculation answer if it wasnt for the fac that every single prior thing CCP have done has been open to huge speculation:

PI change, tiericide to name a few. Hell the PI changes were years ago now and th are still huge stockpiles of some items. I couldnt even begin to speculate how many mining barges were built pre change - same gos for battlecruisers.

so not buying that one.

I dont so much care about a raise in prices what I do care about is:

(a) was it intentional?
(b) if it was intentional why were we not told about a change that effects every player?
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Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#12 - 2013-02-27 23:24:34 UTC
ISK sink needed adjusting and CCP didn't want people to hoard on skillbooks?
Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#13 - 2013-02-27 23:31:04 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
ISK sink needed adjusting and CCP didn't want people to hoard on skillbooks?

A good reason for doing it.
Whats the reason for not adding it to the patch notes AFTER the patch has been deployed?

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Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#14 - 2013-02-27 23:36:51 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
Abrazzar wrote:
ISK sink needed adjusting and CCP didn't want people to hoard on skillbooks?

A good reason for doing it.
Whats the reason for not adding it to the patch notes AFTER the patch has been deployed?

Let me just quick check my crystal ball. I'll post the answer once I divined it.
Rellik B00n
Lethal Death Squad
#15 - 2013-02-27 23:42:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Rellik B00n
Vincent Athena wrote:
Abrazzar wrote:
ISK sink needed adjusting and CCP didn't want people to hoard on skillbooks?

A good reason for doing it.
Whats the reason for not adding it to the patch notes AFTER the patch has been deployed?


this is exactly my point.

and also why it is important to get a decent response:

it might be a good reason for doing it BUT CCP have never previously done things this way. This is a huge change of directiion (by CCP) for traders and specualtors OR its just a side effect of the patch or w/e.

CCPs previous way of doing things has always been

"hey guys we're gonna make some changes to PI, you will have to make stuff yourself through an expensive process involving limited resources. In the meantime we're gonna leave these NPC orders juuuust here for a couple of weeks"

see?
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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2013-02-27 23:42:32 UTC
Vincent Athena wrote:
Abrazzar wrote:
ISK sink needed adjusting and CCP didn't want people to hoard on skillbooks?

A good reason for doing it.
Whats the reason for not adding it to the patch notes AFTER the patch has been deployed?


They forgot

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Doddy
Excidium.
#17 - 2013-02-27 23:45:31 UTC
Rutger Janssen wrote:
I'm not complaining about the change in itself. If it's intended ofcourse they're not gonna tell in advance due to stockpiling that eve players tend to do. Whether or not it's justified is not up for discussion.

What I do find disturbing is that they didn't include it in the patch notes and no dev blog about such a big change ready to be posted after the patch is deployed. Everyone single person, new or old is affected by this.

Or was it not supposed to be in the patch?

Xercodo wrote:
Can someone post what these items are and by how much?

Every single blueprint and skillbook sold by NPCs, probably also other items they sell. Check market history for the items in your region to see how much it changed, ranges from 3% to 10% depending on station.


You do realise that it would be really dumb to put it in the patch notes right?
Rutger Janssen
Chanuur
Goonswarm Federation
#18 - 2013-02-27 23:46:51 UTC
Doddy wrote:
Rutger Janssen wrote:
I'm not complaining about the change in itself. If it's intended ofcourse they're not gonna tell in advance due to stockpiling that eve players tend to do. Whether or not it's justified is not up for discussion.

What I do find disturbing is that they didn't include it in the patch notes and no dev blog about such a big change ready to be posted after the patch is deployed. Everyone single person, new or old is affected by this.

Or was it not supposed to be in the patch?

Xercodo wrote:
Can someone post what these items are and by how much?

Every single blueprint and skillbook sold by NPCs, probably also other items they sell. Check market history for the items in your region to see how much it changed, ranges from 3% to 10% depending on station.


You do realise that it would be really dumb to put it in the patch notes right?


You do realise it's really dumb to not read the post properly:

Quote:
What I do find disturbing is that they didn't include it in the patch notes and no dev blog about such a big change ready to be posted after the patch is deployed.


Bolded the part for you
Rellik B00n
Lethal Death Squad
#19 - 2013-02-27 23:48:52 UTC
Doddy wrote:
Rutger Janssen wrote:
I'm not complaining about the change in itself. If it's intended ofcourse they're not gonna tell in advance due to stockpiling that eve players tend to do. Whether or not it's justified is not up for discussion.

What I do find disturbing is that they didn't include it in the patch notes and no dev blog about such a big change ready to be posted after the patch is deployed. Everyone single person, new or old is affected by this.

Or was it not supposed to be in the patch?

Xercodo wrote:
Can someone post what these items are and by how much?

Every single blueprint and skillbook sold by NPCs, probably also other items they sell. Check market history for the items in your region to see how much it changed, ranges from 3% to 10% depending on station.


You do realise that it would be really dumb to put it in the patch notes right?


/bangs head off wall
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Rutger Janssen
Chanuur
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2013-02-28 22:20:31 UTC
Still no word from CCP on an issue that affects 100% of the eve population.
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