Just a quickie. There will definitely be more about this topic.
Remember how back in July I said that capital size rigs were probably coming? And remember how I told those of you out there that had an eye on a T2-rigged super-cap for one or another of your characters should get moving on that? And remember how a small number of you told me I was being paranoid?
Yeah well, this happened today.
If you were getting ready to buy that T2-rigged super or were thinking a T2-rigged triage Archon would be fun, I'm sorry but you're already too late. The T2 rig and salvage markets are going absolutely insane. CCP just buffed veteran players by raising the value of their T2-rigged capitals and supers by anywhere from two to seven billion ISK. Each. And that's at today's prices. We can only hope that "new exploration" possibilities include new sites for finding salvage because otherwise we're all pretty screwed.
If you are a new player that's been thinking about getting a carrier or dreadnought, buy it today and rig it today. Even if you can't fly it for several months, get this done with large rigs right now. Get another player you trust to help you. There's every reason to think that the volatility in the T2 salvage market is going to hit the T1 salvage market too for parts like Armor Plates (used to make Trimarks) and Tripped Power Circuits (used to make CCCs).
I'll have lots more to say about this when I've had time to think it through. I've also asked a couple of questions about it in the thread. It's entirely possible that there might not be the capability to produce T2 rigs if CCP doesn't turn on the invention cycle for these new BPOs. They didn't for the new mining rigs, after all...