I made Vov an offer. He turned me down. It was a simple enough thing. He is sprawled atop a stack of Cynabal blueprints and hates to go through the process of building and liquidating. I don't mind the process of creating and selling. I offered to buy his recliner of blueprints but he has decided to lay upon his hoard for now.
The value of stuff in Eve is one that has often caught my attention. I am an ISK lover. My wallet balance soothes my soul and my asset balance leaves me with a different type of comfort. Assets do not always go up, such as the story of pirate battleships. ISK stays the same and inflation and such changes its value some. When I started a PLEX was above 400 million ISK and wobbled around five hundred million. Now it is firmly entrenched at the bottom of nine.
Eve is full of conversion processes. Moon goo has a value for instance but that value is often better spent reacting it into fancier products to build tech two ships. I've always been excited to find blueprints in my loot but blueprints do not often translate into ISK directly. They must be sent to market and placed on contracts. Larger, more elaborate ones are better sold on the forums. All of this takes time and energy to convert thing into ISK and much longer then it takes to convert ISK into thing.
I've been thinking a lot about conversion. What is valuable to someone? Is it the ISK? The item? Is it the tangible now or the potential for later? I have PLEX to liquidate but should I? I have the TCS stock I'm sitting on but it has more value if sold at a markup away from Jita.
What is more rewarding to someone? The ISK? The potential of ISK? The convenience of now or the game play of creating it? For me, I like to putter. I won't be building Vov's blueprint hoard now... but who knows.. maybe later?