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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Saturday, July 2, 2011

CCP pays for some overtime

Which of these sentences is more reassuring:
There are no plans, and have been no plans, as per previous communication and CSM meetings, to introduce the sale of game breaking items or enhancements in the NeX store.
There are no plans, and have been no plans, as per previous communication and CSM meetings, to introduce the sale of game breaking items or enhancements in EVE Online.
?  Yeah.  For me, too.  More later.


  1. As I said on twitter....Interesting that it mentions "no ships with different stats then existing hulls". What about ships with same stats? #tweetfleet

  2. I thought the same...

  3. To paraphrase one of The Mitanni's tweets directed at Ripard Teg, both of you need to take off your tinfoil hats sometimes...not everything is a deep dark conspiracy. The blog and video answered the burning questions sufficiently for anyone without a paranoid complex. They can't possibly address every twist and angle the community will try to contrive.

    Move along, nothing to see here. You may now return to your spaceships...well those of you who didn't unsubscribe and/or cremate your toons...

  4. It was Trebor, not The Mittani.

  5. For me, it never mattered. I watched in awe as the rage went on and on and on and on on the forums while I kept mining with my precious Hulk alt, amazed at the new turret models, the fact that I could see my toon and the fact that I could see my ship "brought into perspective" by that balcony.

    Nothing changed in the game, the vanity items are purely optional -> good post there, Jester, never got to comment on it - and I'd like to ask if it'd be so wrong if there were Ravens or Golems or whatever on sale for $$$.

    I mean come on, you can buy GTC's and PLEX right now from CCP, Battleclinic or other retailers, transform them into ISKies then purchase a ship off the market. Same stuff as with just punching in your credit/debit card for a ship. Maybe a little more complicated even.

    As long as the prices are balanced and the ingame aurum shop doesn't offer stuff that is NOT available to other players in terms of spaceships or ammunitiun, let it go. What is the difference between a newbie buying Republic Fleet EMP with $$$ directly and a newbie buying a GTC/PLEX, transforming it into ISK in-game then going to buy the same RF EMP ammunition?

    I find it extremely interesting how the prices settled on the vanity items on sale on the market for ISK. The tight exchange rate ISK/Aurum can be seen there immediately and the profit for those people selling those items is very low. After all, why'd you pay the X amount of ISK for an item when you can get a PLEX for ISK, convert it into Aurum and then get what you want. On the other hand, the people doing the sales lose quite a lot, as you can never fit only one or two items inside 3500 or 7000 or 10500 or 14000 Aurum, without having some Aurum left on the side that would be completely useless.

    No, I`m not an economist :)


  6. The concern with doing direct ISK/AUR/PLEX into items is that it puts one or more player professions out of business or hurts their business. If I can get CCP to produce 160,000 arkonor out of nothing for 3500 AUR, it devalues both the arkonor already on the market and the player work that it took to create that arkonor -- miners such as yourself. It also places an upper limit on the price of arkonor and in so doing limits the amount of profit a player can make on that market.

  7. the irony of a miner wondering how NeX ships-from-ether might break the game …


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