On the way home tonight I was listening to the Shut Up We're Talking / VirginWorlds podcast and as Brent was going over his upcoming schedule for his week at GDC, he mentioned that he would attend a session with the good doctor, Dr. EyjoG that is, CCP's Lead Economist for EVE.
That brought up some questions for me. When was the last time we got one of his reports? Last year? Late last year? Well once home, I checked the last one I had bookmarked. The date, December 2007 - with his last Quarterly Economic Newsletter dating back the month before. Which means that Doc is somewhat overdue. Hopefully, GDC will coincide with the next newsletter or report, and that by Wednesday of this week. I'll have printed the second QEN and will be reading it during my commute home.
Now as most of you know, I'm a carebear. That's my nature as an EVE player, one which allows me to explore and seek understanding in EVE's inner workings - different than those a PvP player would seek. It's different from the whole PvP aspect of this virtual world, but somehow, there's this intrigue about it.
You may not know this, but in college I studied to become an Historian, and though I don't practice the profession, that curiosity is still there. This means that, as you may understand, I've thoroughly enjoyed these economic reports so far. As such, I'm really looking forward to the next one.
For those not too familiar with the economic reports from EVE economist, here are links to what's been published so far. Now get your pocket calculators out, and start adding those columns!
- Econ Dev Blog no.1 - Market Overview For Mineral Markets
- Econ Dev Blog no. 2 - Production of space ships
- Quarterly Economic Newsletter, 3rd Quarter 2007
- Econ Dev Blog No. 3 - Some statistics on corporations
[20/02/2008 UPDATE: I was just two days ahead of the good Dr. The 2nd QEN is now available.]