Jester’s Trek: Week in the Life – Ishukone
So, a little unintended bug has been fixed today.
A week ago, when the new clothing items hit the NeX (more on them at some point), there was one mixed in there that was a little unusual. It’s called the Men’s ‘Sterling’ Dress Shirt (Ishukone Special Edition). This was previously an exceptionally rare item, with perhaps a few dozen in total circulation in EVE. The only way you got one was to buy a package that CCP made available several months ago that included 13 PLEXes.
And of course, once such an exceptionally rare item hits the EVE market place, its price in ISK is set based on supply and demand. With such an insanely limited supply, the price started at about 400 million ISK and had been steadily rising for the last several months, peaking at 2.2 billion ISK.
For a shirt.
So I expect you can imagine my surprise when I noticed that one of the new items in the NeX appeared to be this very same shirt, listed for 500 AUR, or about $2.50 U.S. I looked again, and sure enough. Definitely the same item. Checking the Jita market, I was amused to notice that the previously 2.2 billion ISK shirt now appeared to be selling for 60 million ISK. And needless to say, some of the people that owned the super-rare item raged pretty hard about it. Rather amused and not wanting to spend my own stash of (free) AUR, I bought a couple on the Jita market and socked them away as a curiosity. And I didn’t think very much of it.
Until today… when I notice with a great deal of interest that the Ishukone shirt is no longer available on the NeX for any price.
I don’t appear to be the only person that noticed, either. As you can see, there appear to be some 150-odd more Ishukone shirts in circulation this week than there were last week. Guess some of you noticed the same thing I did and spent some of your hard-earned AUR on them. To two of you… whomever you are… thanks.