SURPRISE!That's CCP Soundwave, actively trolling Faction Warfare AFK farmers.
That pain starts in 15 hours and an odd number of minutes from the moment this post is published. The rest of the announced FW changes are being pushed out six weeks early, on 18 hours notice. No more 4x LP discount on FW items at tier 5. No more ISK discount at all, at any tier. In short, the sorry, sordid mess of AFK FW site button-orbiting and the incredible wealth fountain that it created will finally be over by this time tomorrow.
Me, I think the damage has already been done.
The thing that's kind of interesting about all of this to me is that this is a major rework, top to bottom, of how FW sites and pay-outs work. And all of the work on this major change seems to have been done in about ten weeks. Meanwhile, the technetium situation will be three years old, at least, before it gets solved. It really kind of highlights what CCP can do when they agree that a situation is a problem.
In the meantime, it's probably safe to say that the implant market has either bottomed out or will be bottoming out shortly...