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Benny Broadband
Benny and the Jets
Posted - 2009.08.20 15:17:00 - [1]
 

Hey guys,

A big word of caution here. Over the last few days I have had several of my pvp/pve and carebear characters up for sale on the eve online forums. While most of the offers have been legit, I have rec'd several offers to sell my characters for real money (this is considered a RMT and is prohibited by the EULA).

It is my personal belief that persons that are attempting to pay for your character with real money are either unaware of the rules, or, more likely, they are very aware of the rules and are also aware that the trade of virtual items, such as eve characters is pretty much a win win scenario for them.

The simple truth is you will never get your money and they will have your character. You also have no recourse to get your character back as you will be unable to petition the loss to a GM because what you have done is illegal and the GM's are more likely to ban all your accounts if you do decide to file a petition.

The Dev's have provided us with a means to trade our stuffs here on the forums using game money and a systems to support purchases, even if it does take a bit of time.

Protect yourself and play within the rules of the game and the protocols which have been established. If a purchaser offers real world money to you, have the brains to say no and ask for isk instead. I would also strongly recommend that you file a petition immediately and copy and paste the convo into the petition field so that the specific details are included.

After the nuking that Unholy rage dropped on the isk farmers and sellers it seems quite obvious that those players need to get new characters and get back into business and they will have no remorse when it comes to screwing someone over to get what they need.

Protect yourself and support the game by playing within the rules.


Love,


Benny, your friend...even if I am shooting at youVery Happy

Geezelbub
Gallente
Barely Illegal
Posted - 2009.08.20 15:20:00 - [2]
 

Thanks Benny.

BTW is it just me or is the toon market kinda flat right now?

Benny Broadband
Benny and the Jets
Posted - 2009.08.20 15:42:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Geezelbub
Thanks Benny.

BTW is it just me or is the toon market kinda flat right now?


Its just you....the toon market looks kinda rocky to me.

MoFo Rosario
Posted - 2009.08.20 16:13:00 - [4]
 

I have 3 magic beans I'll trade for all your characters.

Benny Broadband
Benny and the Jets
Posted - 2009.08.20 16:16:00 - [5]
 

If you can do 4, you have a deal, 5 will also get you the bonus package which includes my ex-wifeLaughing

maddmaxx III
Caldari
Sons Of 0din
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.08.20 16:30:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: maddmaxx III on 20/08/2009 16:29:54
if you fall for any of the above crap, you are a tard and deserve it.

Benny Broadband
Benny and the Jets
Posted - 2009.08.20 16:32:00 - [7]
 

But I wanted the magic beans, I really really did

Sunny Pheebu
Posted - 2009.08.20 18:05:00 - [8]
 

Summer is coming to an end, it's bound to be a bit turbulent - some folks selling 'cause they won't have the time once work/school starts, others buying 'cause they're back at school and will have more time to play (and have no social skills). Laughing

I second Benny's original comment. I'm posting with an alt, but I've sold a number of characters over the last week and saw a few real cash offers come in.

Unless you're hurting for grocery money in RL the $$ you get will be next to nothing, and to Benny's point, you'll most likely never see the cash.

Your time in Eve is a sunk cost so don't expect to 'cash out' when you get bored with your toon or decide to leave. If you're bored, sell the toon for ISK and buy a new one. If you're leaving, sell the toon here and give the ISK to someone you know/like who's still in the game and will have some fun with it. It's a game. A big investment of time, absolutely, but don't fool yourself into thinking that you can turn that investment into real-life moolah.

Here's an idea for an ISK sink - 5B ISK for a permanent, anchorable in-game monument.

Oh, and if you are leaving the game, can I have yur stuffs? Cool



Diablo Maximus
Posted - 2009.08.20 18:17:00 - [9]
 

Yeah, lotta scams going on atm.

Never pay real cash for a char and never transfer a char for real cash. CCP can track ISK payments but not you cash, which is why they have the rules the way they are to protect you from scammers.

A lotta unrealistic expectations from the sellers on the bazaar atm also.

Sunny Pheebu
Posted - 2009.08.20 18:24:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Diablo Maximus
A lotta unrealistic expectations from the sellers on the bazaar atm also.


And a lot of buyers putting ridiculously low bids on toons as soon as they're posted, in an effort to drive prices down. Wink

Capt Nibster
Posted - 2009.08.20 18:26:00 - [11]
 

Think the market is a bit falt as those who bought some of the charachters were prob isk farmers/sellers who were kicked off in bulk

Benny Broadband
Benny and the Jets
Posted - 2009.08.20 18:28:00 - [12]
 

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the input and support, but lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions and the point of posting will have been for naught,

Love,

Benny

even though I am #737

maddmaxx III
Caldari
Sons Of 0din
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:08:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Benny Broadband
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the input and support, but lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions and the point of posting will have been for naught,

Love,

Benny

even though I am #737



I have seen you derail multiple threads in the bazar today. Do you think you work for ccp? lol

On a side note character sales are on the rise today, am I right? :):)


Any thoughts on the market?


Feel free to post away :)

Please refrain from personal attacks. Zymurgist

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:21:00 - [14]
 

Moved to Market Discussion.

Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:32:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Benny Broadband
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the input and support, but lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions and the point of posting will have been for naught,

Love,

Benny

even though I am #737


Hi.

Drab Cane
Carbenadium Industries
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:37:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Benny Broadband
. . . lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions . . .
Welcome to Market Discussions! Very Happy


maddmaxx III
Caldari
Sons Of 0din
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:39:00 - [17]
 

why hullo thar

Ji Sama
Caldari
Tash-Murkon Prime Industries
Posted - 2009.08.20 20:58:00 - [18]
 

i agree with the OP, it cannot be that if some by chance accedently sells for RL cash they get banned over here in denmark in the real world where i live, we do things right, you all do things wrong and because of that i know that i know that i know that i am right and you are wrong.
great OP i really love reading this, also, did we group once in winding caverns? you got that blue cloth thingie, i was the one that ninjaed all the chests lmoa :) im not you i know that you know that i know that.

Dzil
Caldari
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2009.08.20 21:00:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Benny Broadband
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the input and support, but lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions and the point of posting will have been for naught,

Love,

Benny

even though I am #737



This will be dealt with.


Oh Shi-

Dethmourne Silvermane
Gallente
Origin.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2009.08.20 23:33:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Benny Broadband
Hey guys,

Thanks for all the input and support, but lets stay focused on the thread and not let it turn into a market discussion or we will find it has been moved to Market Discussions and the point of posting will have been for naught,

Love,

Benny

even though I am #737


I see what you did there.

ingenting
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2009.08.20 23:55:00 - [21]
 

Who's stupid enough to give out account info before getting paid anyways? They deserve it.


 

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