Another effect has been the price of navy faction ships. Let's look at the frigate prices
|Ship Name ||Jan 4, 2011 ||Jan 4, 2012 |
|Caldari Navy Hookbill ||24,012,553.27 ||15,700,697.99 |
|Federation Navy Comet ||27,193,650.91 ||15,516,003.00 |
|Republic Fleet Firetail ||21,610,796.00 ||14,399,998.99 |
|Imperial Navy Slicer ||22,083,122.56 ||12,510,001.07 |
Amazingly these prices put these ships that used to cost more than Assault ships a couple of years ago, down to interceptor prices. The Imperial Navy Slicer is probably the most remarkable of these ships. A super fast ammar frigate that can kite pretty much anything, and thanks to scorch, do significant damage outside of scram range.
The trend is less consistent but still present for cruisers as well. A Stabber Fleet Issue which cost 85 million last January, costs 67 million today. That is about half the price of a Vagabond. Quite amazing.