Wealth in EVE is a funny thing. For a new player, your first million is special. For the average player, a billion ISK is a decent amount to spend on a single ship. For some groups a trillion ISK is a large amount when lost. Yet at the very top, the world is a very different place. You can occasionally catch glimpses of that world when you see something like a 1000+ PLEX buy or sell order (that’s 1.2t+ ISK from one person in one buy/sell order), or when you see someone like Lenny spending 1t a week for months to fund the migration of Goons from the North to the South of New Eden.
Today we have another example of that world with this 10t contract, which initially appears to be a joke until you actually consider whats inside. It’s even more interesting when you consider what that contract is showing; someone who was not just a major producer, but who had access to incredible margins, via T2 BPOs, for some of the games fastest-selling items (the screenshot cuts off a lot of what was inside).
What do you do with trillions of ISK in EVE? Some fund successful projects like Lenny, others do silly things like aggressively PvP in overly expensive ships, and I’m sure many just collect more ISK, because ‘a lot’ is never enough. EVE truly is a unique place in the MMO space, and yet mirrors the real world in so many ways.