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EVE's infamous monocle - the best investment you'll ever make?

Randolph the Conquerer
#1 - 2014-12-03 16:16:24 UTC
Monocle prices have risen by over 600% over the past few months as a result of their removal from the NeX store. Once attainable for less than 800m, a looking glass monocle will now set you back somewhere between 7 and 10 billion ISK.

But what is the future of EVE's monocle?

Some predict that it will become EVE's 'party hat' item. For those of you you not familiar, party hats were a limited edition item in Runescape that eventually reached insane prices - to the point where a single hat could be sold for the equivalent of $1000s in real life currency.

Could we see a similar effect with the monocle? Here's why I think we might:
- The monocle has its own special place in EVE's development and history. This single item represents the famous Jita riots and CCP's subsequent abandonment of the WiS vision.
- It's supply is limited and will dwindle as monocle-owners leave EVE.
- Investors like me are contributing to this price rise by betting seeing the monocle as a long-term investment as well as a vanity item.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts,

Elizabeth Norn
Nornir Research
Nornir Empire
#2 - 2014-12-03 16:25:16 UTC
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#3 - 2014-12-03 18:01:55 UTC
It was removed from the NeX store... until it's put back again.

In any case, I sure as hell won't be buying one for seven billion. But then, I'm not like most people in here. I buy low, sell high. Not buy high, try to sell higher.

Mr Epeen Cool
Bad Taste.
#4 - 2014-12-04 02:56:46 UTC
So you bought s***load of monocles and now you tell us to "invest". xoxoxo
Mining Man Manny
#5 - 2014-12-07 09:10:19 UTC
Elizabeth Norn wrote:
There are rarer monocles than the NeX store one.

Only the Left/Gold variant. None of the others exist in game (ISDs excluded, of course). Many don't even know those exist, much less care.

So with that in mind the standard Right/Gold is probably equivalent to a Partyhat while the Left/Gold is more akin to a Christmas Cracker.
Jerry T Pepridge
Meta Game Analysis and Investment INC.
#6 - 2014-12-09 10:33:17 UTC
OP lost his monocle.

always in the last place you look


Hemmo Paskiainen
#7 - 2014-12-09 14:41:43 UTC
I lost my monocly somewhere... it must be in a can or something

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