Ever since China banned trading virtual currency for â€˜real currencyâ€™ itâ€™s been a lot less crowded in some mission hubs. The one I am the most familiar with, Sivala, has seen a drop of over 100 pilots in local. No more bumping into a dozen Navy Ravens when you undock !
It will be interesting to see what impact this will have on the economy. Navy Ravens have already gone up in price quite a bit. Raising from 300mil (or less) to 500 â€“ 600mil at the moment. I am sure other modules will follow. So your hard earned Loyalty Points will be worth a lot more. But on the other hand there is a smaller market for t2 shields and other mission related modules. Although judging from the ganked mission runners shipâ€™s killboard kills, their mission ships were very oddly fitted, so I am not sure weâ€™ll be missing them much as customers.
There have also been reports of less Ice Macro miners, so the price of Ice Products might go up as well. Havenâ€™t seen that yet, but maybe people are still selling their old stash and the price raise might be coming soon.