It's time for another in-depth look at New Eden's thriving economy, and as you'd expect in a game built around interminable conflict, business is booming. CCP's
resident economist, Dr. Eyjólfur Guðmundsson
, is back with the latest EVE Online
Quarterly Economic Newsletter (QEN
), and while it's a bit on the old news side for those lucky enough to attend last month's Fanfest
where it was initially presented, the trends, observations, and raw data are still relevant for the rest of us.
In a nutshell, keep killing your friends and neighbors, as the constant bloodletting is integral to New Eden's economic well-being. "Warfare and the EVE Online economy thrive on each other. Without warfare there is very little consumption in
EVE Online and without a strong economy (and lots of personal wealth) wars can't be won
," Guðmundsson explains.