The implied question may be stated already several times but I am really wondering what are the game rules for a working economy in-game (buying, selling, minting) currently valid.
Reasons for this question:
1/ I had to re-create all bases again, as I have lost about 20 homes (worth several millions of coins) when I had to stop to log in last summer for a few weeks and did forget to renew my club membership. So as I returned after 1-2 months, everything was gone! Disappointed I did quit until last week when I was so bored by other games, I returned and restarted a small base at Dzassak, until I could reach a portal hub .
2/ I had a few tools left in my inventory and full skill sets, so I started to jump to all planets (up to t6 Norkyna) and visited all cities, markets etc and found two things: For several days, most of the planets have 0-3 (sometimes 6+ ?) players, making a total of about 30-50 players at all. Weekends may be a bit better? Second observation - similar but worse that half a year ago - now about 95…97% of the shops have empty selling stalls or do not search to buy stuff, prizes are also a bit lower but refilling of shops seems to not be done (people have already left?).
3/ If the remaining players do not need to buy stuff and perhaps get coins by minting, is the BL economy at all working in a satisfying sense? And if NOT, what is the direction the game is taking, if the few remaining players all are doing their thing alone?
And finally, does a non-working economy - with the current rules implemented - be an indicator of the game going down? For me as a single player, I am not able to make enough money in-game to survive on high-tier planets long and I will not be able to buy tools/stuff to rebuild my previous homes, also as I can not find sellers anymore. For me it looks like everything is dying and decaying…
Is there a more optimistic perspective for BL? I am playing since the first days and have restarted more than 3 times … I am not willing to do that again without knowing if the game company (with chosen design decisions) will struck me down soon. And w/o a healthy amount of active players, I believe that BL is getting really boring!