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joe long
Posted - 2011.02.01 18:14:00 - [1]
 

i have a ides for ccp why not sell mounthly allocated skill points the same way you sell plex. Ccp could make money off it and the players benafit by being able to skill up faster if they whented.

Seriously Bored
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.02.01 18:29:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: joe long
i have a ides for ccp why not sell mounthly allocated skill points the same way you sell plex. Ccp could make money off it and the players benafit by being able to skill up faster if they whented.


Because pay-for-advancement is the death of online gaming as we know it.

It's the video game equivalent of the 1990-2007 US housing market: it'll make companies a ton of money, but it'll explode in their face violently when everyone realizes that games are no longer fun.

EVE is not Farmville and it has a robust but sensitive game environment. PLEX was a brilliant idea, but expanding RMT into anything that confers a measurable player advantage will cause the eventual exodus of everyone who is not rich in real life or mindlessly addicted to the game. And in the latter case, RMT for advancement is simply taking advantage of the weak-willed for corporate profit.

Wurzel Gummidge
Posted - 2011.02.01 19:09:00 - [3]
 

Cos it ****es off people like you with an over blown sense of entitlement, which is a good enough reason for me Twisted Evil

Seraph Castillon
Gallente
Posted - 2011.02.01 19:41:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Seraph Castillon on 01/02/2011 19:43:11
While PLEX offers certain limited advantages to those with some extra money to spend. It gives no advantages that can't be overtaken by either playing more or simply being better at this game.

At the same time it allows people to play this game without paying for it and it allows people to have several alts without having to deal with an enormous subscription cost each month.
It is also an effective weapon in the fight against isk farmers, taking away from their income and bringing it back to CCP, keeping the game alive.

PLEX is the holy grail of MMORPG's and I can't help but wondering how it is possible that other gaming companies haven't implemented similar things yet (most likely because their games don't have an economy worth mentioning).

I don't mind if someone out there wants to pay for my subscription each month and in return gets to fly a shiny new ship without having to work for it ingame. I do mind if people start getting benefits that I couldn't, in any way, obtain myself without continuously pouring money into the game.

What you and others before you have suggested is to turn EVE on to the path of the no effort put in, micro transactioning, cash cow games out there who's only goal is to come up with new content that they can make you pay for.
To that I say no.

CCP Spitfire


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.02 06:01:00 - [5]
 

Moved from 'Ships & Modules'.

Rias Bane
Thundercats
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.03 10:34:00 - [6]
 

Well, Why not operate it like a Re-Map, so that it can only be done once in a while maybe say once a year for a total of maybe 1 or 2 mil SPs.

This would permit the more financially restricted of us to save should we wish to purchase a Skill Point Upgrade whilst ensuring those free of such financial constraints are note able to exploit their disposable income to up-skill their toons.

I'm sure we have all been in aposition where we would love to cut 20 or 30 days off a long skill.

Also I believe CCP should give every capsuleer 1 million skill points on their toon's Birthday...by sheer chance my toon's birthday is in March...get to it CCP...I've been avoiding some longer skills for too long :), Joking aside this is a serious suggestion.


Jokerface666
Amarr
Posted - 2011.02.03 10:38:00 - [7]
 

All of you whiners GTFO!

GET USED TO THE SP SYSTEM; I LIKE IT; BECOUSE EVERYTHING MY CHARACTER CAN DO IS EARNED BY PATIENCE AND PLANNING!
EVEN IF I HAVE 4 MIL SP IN INDUSTRY I AM NOT USING AT THE MOMENT, WHO KNOWS, PROLLY IT WILL COME IN HANDY IN A FEW MONTHS OR YEARS.
BUT SP ARE NEVER WASTED, ONLY IF YOU FORGETT TO SET SKILLS IN THE QUEE!

if you wanna fly a titan in 30 days, go to fluffy fluffy fluff land called wow.... >_<
get yourself evemon, set up a skilling plan and be quiet!

BR;
Joker o7

Galenea Moreau
Galactic Operations
Posted - 2011.02.03 11:13:00 - [8]
 

Buy a PLEX with cash.
Sell a PLEX for ISK
Buy a +5 Implant
Plug in +5 Implant
Problem solved

Mike Voidstar
Posted - 2011.02.03 11:30:00 - [9]
 

Moved from Ships and Modules? Seriously?

I think this may be the first moved thread I've seen that I believe warrented the move.


Oh, and OP, if Skills take too long to trade, buy some plex, sell it for ISK, and then go visit the character bazaar forum and buy the guy you want. May you have much joy of it when you quit a month later of boredom.

EVE is more about the journey than the destination. Kind of like life.

Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
Posted - 2011.02.03 13:22:00 - [10]
 

Waaaa... Mummy.. I want skill points NOWWWWWWWW! The nasty people who have been playing longer than me have More!!! and I want them nowwwwwww!

Please grow up!

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.02.03 13:26:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: De''Veldrin on 03/02/2011 13:26:15
Originally by: Jint Hikaru
Waaaa... Mummy.. I want skill points NOWWWWWWWW! The nasty people who have been playing longer than me have More!!! and I want them nowwwwwww!

Please grow up!


I am reminded of Veruca in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original one). We can only hope the same fate meets all who ask for this.

Rias Bane
Thundercats
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.03 15:59:00 - [12]
 

I am amazed, I have never seen so many bile filled superfluous posts in my life, this began life as almost an intelligent discussion

This was a discussion, so take all your passive aggressive macho posturing elsewhere, in fact I believe one of you already suggested WoW...on you go lads, enjoy...or to put it in a parlance you may understand...

U MAD?

I still believe the idea has merit but in controlled manner.

To answer one of the points raised I actually wholly support the system of skill gain in eve, I believe it to be intuitive and it also ensures that even those with limited game time can still gain the abilities (Over Time) to achieve their goals...the OP was not suggesting replacing the existing system, just Augmenting it...Whilst offerring a further means for CCP to extricate money from its customers.

Robbie Robot
Posted - 2011.02.03 16:14:00 - [13]
 

How about a bit of a compromise, such as paying money to re allocate skill points. So the person that spent 4M in industry can pay real money and get some if not all back.

I've thought of this idea already, and voted no against it because you _can_ give a new toon the SP and ISK to fly something big, like a marauder, but they would lack the in game experience to use it, and would think they could march into null with it. They'd get popped by frigates and then quit the game because it is 'unfair that a blob could down a big ship', or something.

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.02.03 16:18:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: joe long
i have a ides for ccp why not sell mounthly allocated skill points the same way you sell plex. Ccp could make money off it and the players benafit by being able to skill up faster if they whented.

You should have named yourself 'Joe Short'.

I'd love to know one thing though, were you drunk when you posted that? Laughing


 

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