Sorry for being confusing!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to update the original post regarding EoM after making this poll because our team had an important conference call with Nexon regarding the crashing issues.
The original EoM post is now updated, Tier 8 is still at a price point of 30000 AP, an additional tier was added at 26500 AP.
"Does anyone have a soldering gun I can borrow? I'd like to use it to attach a soldering gun to myself."