's economy has been studied over the years for its resemblance to the real world, and it is often cited as an example of a hyper-capitalist society with no laws or regulation
. But underneath the emergent interplay of supply and demand that has fueled everything from freighter businesses to virtual investment banks, EVE
is ultimately a game. The biggest influence on the markets by far has always been CCP Games
and the changes it deploys in expansions, which shake the universe up and force players to adapt to new circumstances.
There's always money to be made from major gameplay changes, and accurately predicting how an expansion will impact on the market can put you on the head of a short-lived but very lucrative gold rush. Though EVE
's updates now come in the form of ten smaller releases per year, the upcoming Crius release scheduled for July 22nd
has practically a whole expansion's worth of changes to industry and research. That gives you just over two weeks to prepare for the change, train any skills you might need, and figure out how to cash in on EVE
's industrial revolution.
In this edition of EVE Evolved
, I run down some tips for how to prepare for the upcoming industry revamp in Crius and make some ISK.