Prices are high because the new group of players who took a fleet through the 1st 200 days getting about 100k credits are now desperate to stay viable and are spending without any thought. Then the fiasco with the s6 commanders and it's thrown the whole community into disarray.

But Tap has done about as much as they are going to do with gimping the cheaters with a 50% drop in force. That leaves those who got 5 s6 commanders with a pretty powerful fleet even with the 50% drop. Then I hear it's only temporary like 6 months at most.