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In the Lore, How Much Would a Single ISK be Worth?

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Paragon Renegade
Sebiestor Tribe
#1 - 2011-10-30 16:17:02 UTC
?

Say you have some guy working at SpaceMcDonalds; does he make 10.50 ISK an Hour? Then, it doesn't seem so difficult for a regular person to make boatloads of money.

But teh question at its heart; If "Eve was Real", how much would 1 ISK be worth to a regular person?

Yeah this is a pointless question, but it bugs me.

The pie is a tautology

Brooks Puuntai
Solar Nexus.
#2 - 2011-10-30 16:20:02 UTC
It use to be said that 1 isk was equivalent to a household income for normal civilians. Isk was believed to be a Pod pilot only currency.

Granted this was years ago when I read this so memory might be abit fuzzy. Not only that CCP has already shot that lore dead.

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SilentSkills
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2011-10-30 16:21:20 UTC
1 isk is probably worth several times more than 1 dollar.

Average Dreadnaught costs 1 billion isk ish. A submarine costs about 1 bil usd. Now extrapolate sizes, technology, weaponry, and compare.
Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#4 - 2011-10-30 16:21:34 UTC
Paragon Renegade wrote:
?

Say you have some guy working at SpaceMcDonalds; does he make 10.50 ISK an Hour? Then, it doesn't seem so difficult for a regular person to make boatloads of money.

But teh question at its heart; If "Eve was Real", how much would 1 ISK be worth to a regular person?

Yeah this is a pointless question, but it bugs me.


between .5 & 1.5 trit
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#5 - 2011-10-30 16:22:47 UTC
If only there was mining lasers in RL like they are in-game...

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Paragon Renegade
Sebiestor Tribe
#6 - 2011-10-30 16:23:55 UTC
Chribba wrote:
If only there was mining lasers in RL like they are in-game...


The Veldnaught could become a reality!

The pie is a tautology

Renan Ruivo
Hengetools Consumer Products S.A.
#7 - 2011-10-30 16:25:33 UTC
A CCP someone that works with lore has once said that 1 million isk is enough for someone to retire at birth.

The world is a community of idiots doing a series of things until it explodes and we all die.

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#8 - 2011-10-30 16:34:19 UTC
I have this vague recollection (that I can't support or find any kind of source for) that it was said that the equivalent of 1,000 ISK was a fairly standard yearly income for a normal planetsider.
Eebi
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2011-10-30 16:36:03 UTC
It's funny to think about it, working in SpaceMcDonalds, earning 10.5 isk per hour, wearing a uniform you could trade for a spaceship.
Renan Ruivo
Hengetools Consumer Products S.A.
#10 - 2011-10-30 16:41:12 UTC
You don't need to connect too many dots.

With a couple million ISK you can create a veritable industrial complex on any planet of your choosing, with command centers, storage silos, multiple extracting heads and one or more spaceports. And the staff required to run it all.

Space stuff is much much much more expensive than planet stuff.

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Alara IonStorm
#11 - 2011-10-30 16:44:10 UTC
SilentSkills wrote:
1 isk is probably worth several times more than 1 dollar.

Average Dreadnaught costs 1 billion isk ish. A submarine costs about 1 bil usd. Now extrapolate sizes, technology, weaponry, and compare.

You can not compare an Attack Sub to a Dreadnaught Build Cost.

* Minerals in EVE are Vacuumed out of Space at an incredible rate.
* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.
* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour.
* It is possible that not many people are involved in building a Dread because of Automation.
* Since Dreads are run off an Assembly Line they will not need custom parts that have to be specially assembled instead of made on a production line.

It could possibly be cheaper to build that 3 KM Dreadnought then the 90m Sub.
Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#12 - 2011-10-30 16:49:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Nova Fox
My best guess is about 1200 USD this price is based on how much it costs to retire an entire family comfortably.

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Renan Ruivo
Hengetools Consumer Products S.A.
#13 - 2011-10-30 16:56:20 UTC
Alara IonStorm wrote:
SilentSkills wrote:
1 isk is probably worth several times more than 1 dollar.

Average Dreadnaught costs 1 billion isk ish. A submarine costs about 1 bil usd. Now extrapolate sizes, technology, weaponry, and compare.

You can not compare an Attack Sub to a Dreadnaught Build Cost.

* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour.



* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.
HUH?

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour. HUH???????

The world is a community of idiots doing a series of things until it explodes and we all die.

Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#14 - 2011-10-30 16:58:54 UTC
Renan Ruivo wrote:
Alara IonStorm wrote:
SilentSkills wrote:
1 isk is probably worth several times more than 1 dollar.

Average Dreadnaught costs 1 billion isk ish. A submarine costs about 1 bil usd. Now extrapolate sizes, technology, weaponry, and compare.

You can not compare an Attack Sub to a Dreadnaught Build Cost.

* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour.



* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.
HUH?

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour. HUH???????



Ships are an extremly hard means of measure, advanced manufacutring techniques nullify alot of current technological limitations.

Instead of possbly over 800 companies working on a single dreadnaught eve ships only needs the efforts of two or possibly one even .

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Alara IonStorm
#15 - 2011-10-30 17:05:09 UTC
Renan Ruivo wrote:


* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.
HUH?

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour. HUH???????

1. Mining Minerals on earth takes a lot longer then a Mining Barge which can just suck up the Minerals from an Asteroid Belt.

2. Nano Technology Repairs the Armor of a Ship so fast that a Myrmidon can tank Nuclear Weapons. So yeah if those Robots can repair a ship that fast it is no doubt that they are used in construction. As assembly lines you build components for Capitals then Assemble the Components which is what an Assembly Line is.

Answer your questions?
Large Collidable Object
morons.
#16 - 2011-10-30 17:05:52 UTC
Since we don't have spaceships IRL for a comparison, I'd pick some basic every day item for comparison.

A pair of boots costs ~20 mill isk. Assuming the same boots would cost 200 $ IRL, 100 000 isk would be one dollar.

A Space-McD employee would make a million an hour.

So if they'd sell Space Cruisers at Wall Mart, it would be around 50 bucks.

Quite reasonable, actually.
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Chopper Rollins
hahahlolspycorp
Brave Collective
#17 - 2011-10-30 17:11:24 UTC
ISK, the spaceships play money, is worth much more than planetside currency. Capsuleers are incredibly rich and powerful in comparison.
ISK is also free from the real life forces that ensure that 100 dollars deposited in an account at 10% compound interest per annum for 100 years will be worth nothing.


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Nova Fox
Novafox Shipyards
#18 - 2011-10-30 17:15:07 UTC
if you really want to find out,

Check the insurance polocies of your crew. This would answer your question.

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Brooks Puuntai
Solar Nexus.
#19 - 2011-10-30 17:23:33 UTC
Large Collidable Object wrote:
Since we don't have spaceships IRL for a comparison, I'd pick some basic every day item for comparison.

A pair of boots costs ~20 mill isk. Assuming the same boots would cost 200 $ IRL, 100 000 isk would be one dollar.

A Space-McD employee would make a million an hour.

So if they'd sell Space Cruisers at Wall Mart, it would be around 50 bucks.

Quite reasonable, actually.


That would mean 2 dollars would buy you a Rifter which is equivalent to a Boeing 747.

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Renan Ruivo
Hengetools Consumer Products S.A.
#20 - 2011-10-30 17:24:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Renan Ruivo
Alara IonStorm wrote:
Renan Ruivo wrote:


* The Minerals used to make the Sub need to be collected and transported over months, 1 Mining Barge can collect enough to build a Dread in less then a day.
HUH?

* Nano Tech and Assembly Lines can Pump out Dreadnoughts every hour. HUH???????

1. Mining Minerals on earth takes a lot longer then a Mining Barge which can just suck up the Minerals from an Asteroid Belt.

2. Nano Technology Repairs the Armor of a Ship so fast that a Myrmidon can tank Nuclear Weapons. So yeah if those Robots can repair a ship that fast it is no doubt that they are used in construction. As assembly lines you build components for Capitals then Assemble the Components which is what an Assembly Line is.

Answer your questions?


No.

I want to know in what pipedream you believe that:

1. Mining Barge can mine all the required minerals for a dread i one day

2. Dreadnought can be built in one hour.


Really, i almost fell out of my chair..

Building a dread takes well over two weeks. Mining the minerals for it with one mining barge... hehe.. i hope that barge is subbed for at least two months.

The world is a community of idiots doing a series of things until it explodes and we all die.

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