The One and Only chewzer wrote:
I'm talking about fluctuations roughly in the time period since sky FoV NMs have been around.
Which would be right when all those new CORs were hitting 72-ish. Like myself.
OK, that's one explanation. Might contribute. Again, we're making the same point though - there are other reasons besides FoV NM augments for Martial's price increasing. Post-relic/AF+1 CORs could be one cause. The FFXI community as a whole commonly accepting TP Bonus as good (see also: Hagun, Martial Bhuj) is another cause. More COR settling into endgame and gradually improving their gear to their permanent endgame set is another.
For what it's worth, on my server, Martials have been above 600k since well before the April '09 update adding sky FoV NMs. I bought mine in mid-late 2008 for about 650k, a pretty typical price for the time. Last five sold on my server (Titan) in February 2010 = 600k. I've seen them get up to nearly a million at times, but I'd estimate average over the past year or so to be about 700k. What this tells me is that on my server, Eraser fights to augment Martial Gun haven't resulted in a significant change in price.