November Monthly Economic Report – Goons Win Again?


Same Story, Different Graph

The November MER is out, and it is following the same trend lines going into the holidays as the previous couple MERs.

I thought about putting in a subtitle to draw attention to Delve and how it continues to break all the bounds for economic transactions in player sov space, but it simply isn’t necessary. As some might have expected, production numbers are through the roof. Exports from Delve are way up, with net exports of more than 85 trillion ISK. This is significant as the net imports to The Citadel are sitting a little less than half of that number at 39 trillion. This export rate is a lot of market pressure.

Regardless of how many ways you parse it, Delve has become the breadbasket of Eve.

This begs the question of what the market-manipulating masterminds of the INN readership are likely to do to stretch this growing economic power? I’m not bright enough to even start to speculate, but it would be a shame to let it go to waste. Then again, making the fattest bees in the history of Eve does have some appeal as well.

What isn’t there?

Honestly, there isn’t a great deal to say on this MER. Delve’s numbers alone are barely news worthy. I suppose I could have said that Delve is the new Dutch Harbor where the Krab hunters are always out with traps, but that isn’t news either, not any more. The Rorquals get replaced so fast it makes one dizzy.

One thing that is of mild interest, beyond the graph porn, is that CCP had intended to separate out the numbers for moon mining from this report. Those graphs are conspicuously absent. I for one would have liked to see how much the new relatively ‘open-sourced’ inputs are working. In particular I would like to see if and where the moon goo has slowed and where it is gushing and in what varieties. Those numbers at least could be used to foreshadow potential resource pressure to drive conflicts.

But alas, no such luck.

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  • Freelancer117

    They should do a MER for star trek online, so we can compare the two space mmo’s 😉

    December 14, 2017 at 9:33 AM
  • Lekly

    I’d like them to break Delve off of some of the charts like they do with Jita at times so we can get a better picture of the rest of New Eden. Delve can be such an outlier that it skews everything a lot of the time.

    December 14, 2017 at 10:14 PM