Legacy of Romulus seems to have brought some activity back to the market, and I’m pretty pleased with that. I do wonder how long it’ll take the new Klingon and Romulan players to hit the end game and thus eligible for high-Dilithium activities. While I’m not normally a big fan of factions and the like, it seems to be the best way to introduce replayability to STO given there’s only three careers. Well, a sandbox would be nice, but I’m not sure that would necessarily jive with STO (and there’s already EVE).
Trading volume is up, which is great. It seems its got a bit more swing to it right now, which I’m going to guess is because not everyone can or wants to hit level 50 in a week. So, time spent between cap’d and leveling characters might be factoring in. Also, Cryptic hasn’t introduced their changes for small fleets yet, which might play in as well. I half wonder if we’ll see a boost in small-Fleet (or even solo fleet) numbers when that happens.
Also, the increased number of players has brought the exchange rate down a bit. I was happier with it being higher, as I thought it was more equitable, but that’s okay. When its under 1:100? I get a little worried. 1:115 isn’t too scary, though. The drop is recent, though, so we’ll need to see if it keeps going back to previous levels.
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