Mirroring the SpiralSpy modelviewer

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by spiralspy

Since it just happened, I'd like to repeat that I do not give permission to host the SpiralSpy modelviewer elsewhere. This applies for all previous versions as well and even if the software becomes unavailable from me.
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Internal Affairs

Economy pet food

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by spiralspy

Pet getting fat and running you out of minerals to craft more food? Those things become really greedy pigs on high levels. Getting one from zero to hero requires somewhere between 2k and 3k minerals (depending on how conservatively you feed), which brings us to the question how to farm for minerals in the most efficient way...

Way to miss the point…

Saturday, May 9, 2015 by spiralspy

Sometimes I really want to hit my fellow knights with a rocket hammer! Flash sale is going on and everyone is just complaining about how inaccessible auction items are for the general populous.  Guys! This is not about getting you toys and it is not about fair distribution either. The whole point of this flash sale is to offer extremely expensive items in order to generate a massive demand for crowns...

Speaking of the devil…

Friday, May 8, 2015 by spiralspy

Ha! Just yesterday I wrote about the tools, Threerings has at their disposal to nudge the market in the "right" direction and today, "Flash Sale on the Auction House"...

Energy Crisis!

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by spiralspy

Well, Energy has passed 9k cr again and there are the usual forum threads calling out for OOO to fix the issue. I will not comment on the proposed solutions because I think that they are build on false premises.
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Speculations and Opinions

No! It costs…

Sunday, April 19, 2015 by spiralspy

...And then there was this guy who wanted to buy shadow stars. Could have sold him some, but he insisted that they should not cost more than 4k cr a piece, because that is their price. (more…)

TradeTrax v1.5 released

Saturday, April 11, 2015 by spiralspy

Time for another release of TradeTrax! I have actually been using v1.5 internally for quite some time now, and I most say, anything prior feels really cumbersome by comparison. So, update now :)! The big new thing is how the acquisition- and filterform now share the same place on top of trade center page and the keyboard navigation to toggle between those two (just try hitting the escape key)...

Buying accounts

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by spiralspy

I just came across this tremendously stupid thread on Reddit. To quote: Looking to buy a Vang. account. skype: <REDACTED>, I'm paying in paypal up to 100$. Not looking for big cr. Let's ignore for a moment that the language skills of the poster in that thread don't exactly raise confidence in him/her actually coughing up the money and that the whole thing feels rather like a scam to take over and pillage accounts...