Here's a funny story about Nocxium that you might not have heard. I was not at all involved in this, but I wish I had been. If you've already heard this story, feel free to skip this post.
From time to time, you'll hear a phrase in EVE: "price ceiling." This means that a particular commodity in EVE has hit a threshold price that it cannot exceed. Usually, this happens because there is an NPC buyer or seller in the game with a fixed price associated with that commodity. For instance, before PI, many of the products that are now PI products were goods that were bought and sold by NPCs in station. You could pick up a load of, say, Consumer Electronics in one region's market and resell it for a very small profit in another region.
The price ceiling came into play because these goods would also drop from missions, and there were player buyers for these goods in Jita. But since the NPC buy value of the goods was known, the Jita player buyers would never go any higher than a percentage below the NPC buy value... thus, there was a fixed ceiling on the prices of those goods.
Well, that hit Nocxium last month. The price of Noc hit a ceiling of 535 ISK per unit and only a very few people understood why. Any time Noc threatened to go above 535, a seemingly-infinite amount of Noc would appear out of thin air to bring the price back down to 535 or so.
Turns out it wasn't seemingly infinite. It was infinite. Until about ten days ago, the best source of Noc in the game was... the Pax Amarria. It's an NPC item, a book. It's intended to be a novelty item. A fun little role-playing trope that you could throw into your ship to for kill-mails. Problem was, you could also reprocess them into 6 Nocxium and 2 Isogen each. And since it was available for sale from NPC sellers, there were an infinite number of Pax Amarrias in the game. So players bought them -- a couple of billion of them, in fact. And then they burned them. ;-)
It's funny what EVE players will do to make ISK, isn't it?
Anyway, CCP finally caught wind of this scheme on April 1, and removed the NPC sell orders for the Pax Amarria for a day or two. When they returned them to the NPCs to sell on April 3 or so, the Pax Amarria reprocessed into 2 Tritanium.
And in the ten days since, the price of Nocxium has blasted through its previous ceiling and almost doubled. Hope you bought all the Nocxium you needed before that happened... More about minerals and mining in the next day or two. The next couple of months is promising to be really interesting.