Cryptic have announced details of the upcoming Tal Shiar lockbox, scheduled to be released 17:00 UTC on 21/05/2013.
Insight into the economies of Massively Multiplayer Online games
The price of Zen has surged again in price to 138 Dilithium as players count down the hours until the Legacy of Romulus expansion is released.
Between 16/05/2013 and 23/05/2013 the Zen price of Master Keys will be reduced by 15%. The various impacts of this will be reported after the period has ended.
The price of Fleet Ship Modules has continued to rise following its low point of approximately 4,350,000 EC on the 21st of March 2013. This can be explained by the following:
- An increase in demand in anticipation of the availability of Romulan Fleet-tier ships.
- An increase in demand as more fleets reach the highest Shipyard tiers, unlocking new Fleet-tier ships.
- A reflection of the increased cost of Zen. As Dilithium returns less Zen, players using Dilithium to buy Zen, to buy Fleet Modules, to sell for Energy Credits, will see their throughput diminished. This would be a constriction of supply.
The price of Zen in Dilithium has maintained itself at the 1 : 130 ratio for several weeks. While this is still below the August to November ’12 average of 1 : 160, it’s a significant increase in the value of Zen over the December ’12 to March ’13 period.
The price of Jem’Hadar Attack Ships in Energy Credits on the Item Exchange can be shown to follow a relatively predictable pattern. As they are made available in Lockboxes or as prizes in other packs their price rapidly decreases to the 200 to 250m EC range. Once they are no longer created their price rises to peak at 500m EC.
Recently the price of Zen has seen a surge from under 100 Dilithium to 130 Dilithium. At the same time, the price of Contraband in Energy Credits on the Item Exchange has tumbled to under 35,000 EC.
The price of Master Keys has remained flat over the last two weeks averaging at 1,486,000 EC with a recorded high of 1,490,000 and low of 1,475,000.
The price of Zen has reached levels not seen since November 2012, peaking at 128 Dilithium today.
It’s likely this rise is a combination of a number of factors.