Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Drone Bay Podcast: EVE Economic Segment Notes

For those who are about, or who just have listened to the Drone Bay Podcast #1, here are my notes for the EVE Economy segment which I covered during the show. All this information was taken mostly from the first Econ Dev Blog. I highly encourage you to read up on the QEN and other Dev Blog, they are very captivating.


Econ Dev Blogs and the QENs

Published so far:
Introduction - Move over Greenspan
Econ Dev Blog #1 on Market Overview For Mineral Markets
Econ Dev Bog #2 on Production of space ships
Quarterly Economic Newsletter #1 - 3rd Quarter 2007
Econ Dev Blog #3 on Statistics on Corporation
Quarterly Economic Newsletter #2 - 4th Quarter 2007

Market Overview For Mineral Markets
  • Minerals basis of the EVE economy
  • The market economy is huge with thousands of transactions a day
  • EVE population has increased 0.9% per week since launch, but its trade volume has increased by 1.29%
  • Trade volume increases at a higher rate then population
  • June 2007 1.6 trillion ISKs in minerals traded on a weekly basis - that's 100% year over year from June 2006
  • 2 types of Minerals
    • Low-end: Tritanium, Isogen, mexallon and pyrite
    • High-end: megacyte, morphite, mocxium and zydrine
  • High-end can only be mined in low sec and 0.0 space, whereas low-end minerals can be mined everywhere, including Empire
  • Over the past year low-end volume increased by 180%, versus 250% for high-end. This because of the demand for Tech II production, which requires more high-end minerals
  • Trade – where minerals change hands
  • Over 5000 systems in EVE universe, spread out over 64 regions
  • Empire space is where most of the mineral trade happens
  • The top 10 regions have 80% of total quantity traded, with the 5 holding 50% (as of June 2007)
  • Forge (Jita) has 12%, Heimatar follows closely with 11%
  • The rest are:
    • Verge Vendor
    • Lonetrek
    • Metropolis
    • Sing Liason
    • Tash-Murkon
    • The Citadel
    • Essence and Domain
  • Traders – Great articles by Kaaii, on Trade Part 1, 2 and 3 in the first 3 issues of EON


Unknown said...

I enjoyed this segment, however, it would have been a bit better if you had some visual aids as in a video podcast. I look forward to more of your segments! Keep up the good work!

CrazyKinux said...

Thanks for your comments Mark. You're absolutely right about using visual aids to help show what I was talking about. We're just not there yet. There's a big difference in doing, then editing a video podcast.

For the time being we'll stick to podcasts and show notes.

Thanks again for the comments.