Turning Eve Online gankers into economic analysts with guns
This is a story about how I came to make evepraisal.com, a relatively popular tool for Eve Online that is commonly used to price check cargo scans, contracts, EFT fittings, assets, and more.
Eve Online has always been an interesting game to me. For the uninitiated, Eve Online is a space-themed single-sharded MMO game that boasts an incredibly realistic economy and allows players to take high stakes risks. This is the game that has had several extremely large fights over player-controlled territories involving thousands of people. It’s a game where politics, espionage and propaganda are effective weapons against your enemy.
2 years ago, during a large player-made event called “Burn Jita”, an in-game alliance named Goonswarm and various other null-sec entities...