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W0wbagger
Immortalis Inc.
Shadow Cartel
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [211]
 

inb4 ccp coins the phrase megatransactions

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [212]
 

Originally by: Tippia
Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.
It's not an ISK sink. No ISK is being removed here only traded between players. This is a PLEX sink.


Players trade money for plex then plex for isk.

A for B for C, A for C via B. This might lower dampen plex prices, thus making it easier for people to play the game purely for isk. It makes sense.

And I'm not buying a space monocle.

Johnny Roszel
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [213]
 

I don't think I would even bother with this feature unless a full set of clothing would be like $1 for the entire set.

There is really no point in it even existing unless other people can see you out of your ship. Which they cannot yet.

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:23:00 - [214]
 

What was the point of introducing the AUR when you could have taken PLEX directly as payment?

I was considering spending a PLEX or two sitting in my hangar for some fancy clothes but this is bloody absurd.

Selene D'Celeste
Caldari
The D'Celeste Trading Company
ISK Six
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:24:00 - [215]
 

Originally by: Futile Rhetoric
Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.

How is it an ISK sink if the ISK isn't going anywhere? You give it to the PLEX seller, he does whatever. It's purely redistributive.


Correct. This is a PLEX sink, not an ISK sink.

Vandrion
Gallente
The Collective
B O R G
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:24:00 - [216]
 

Monacles or Death


Fill it up!

However, CCP didn't bother listening to anyone in their OFFICIAL FEEDBACK thread but I have a feeling once it hits 100+ pages they may give it a look.....


BTW-- This is no ISK sink as some posts say. If it were an ISK sink then ISK would be removed from the economy. Buying Plex for ISK only eliminates a Plex. The ISK just changes hands. A true ISK sink would be the LP stores.


Every GTC you buy to convert to Plex to buy vanity items give CCP an excuse to keep milking the player base.

Alissa Solette
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:24:00 - [217]
 

Oh just thought of something: do you remember when CCP tried to introduce a paid voice chat (eve voice) even tho any mentally challenged 11 year old internet gamer could tell you that you can just download TS for tree... I hope this abomination of an item store (or scam might be a good word for it) will go the same way... into the trash can.

Cacophonus
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:24:00 - [218]
 

Originally by: Moolti
Originally by: Ranita Drell
Quote:
Quote:
CCP Zinfandel > The Looking Glass Ocular Implant (right/gold) is fairly expensive. It's also a machine being installed into your eye and one would not want to buy a cheap version of something to go in your face. But you can also buy them on the...
What an asinine, dumbass, ignorant way to justify your outrages prices. You're telling me some fake item is worth 45 euros because of some bull**** roleplay reason?

Of course that's not the reason for the pricing. That's the in-game justification, but of course it's total nonsense. What's to stop the capsuleer from base-lining (or sending a personal shopper out) for a couple hours to spend 2000 ISK at the EVE equivalent of The Gap to get four complete wardrobes worth of clothing?

I guess it would shame a capsuleer to be seen in anything less than the best, most ridiculously priced fashions. This dire need for luxury and extravagance does not, apparently, extend to the capsuleer's living space, where it looks like they sleep on a tiny concrete slab.


It's not even good luxury clothing. It's tame as t-shirts and brown/grey ****.

I might could see paying $20 for a very elaborate dress, or some ubercool tuxedo, but for this stuff... this clothing isn't even very science fiction-y.



Toawa
EVE Mercantile Exchange
Virtue of Selfishness
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:25:00 - [219]
 

Yeah, the prices are pretty insane. I do not think, however, that CCP is equally so; I have no doubt that the prices will be going down, by a lot, in short order.

Originally by: Cor'len
This is hilarious. CCP has been ****ing away customer goodwill like nothing I've ever seen before this past month. First the hubbub about the $99 "commercial" application dev fee ("commercial" as in "you can't actually charge money for your application", Rolling Eyes)


I'd love to know where you heard that, since in every mention of it that they've made that I've seen, they have pretty explicitly said that the entire point of the commercial license is so that you *can* charge money for your application. And as someone who actually writes software for a living, I can say that a $99, non-royalty license to write commercial software for a property like EVE is a bargain. They could charge 10 times as much and still have takers for it. (Not as many, of course, but still...)


Wacktopia
Sicarius.
Legion of The Damned.
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:25:00 - [220]
 

Here's a suggestion: Hype The F**k Off! Laughing

Vitrix Dellmar
Gallente
Depreciated Capital Assets
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:25:00 - [221]
 

Wow. So I can buy a fake eyeball or a nicely equiped Navy Raven and the 1000's of crew members on it plus bloody damn missiles to throw out of it.

And a stack of exotic dancers to hang off the rear view mirror for good luck.

EPIC fail CCP. No selection and you moved the decimal point about 2 spots too far to the right.

Massive *****mongering greed CCP.

We waited all day for this?

God, the turrets had better be fan-f#$%ing-tastic...

Equinox 6
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:25:00 - [222]
 

What is wrong with you people, why are you compareing the aur with real money???


you grind a few missions and rather than buy another faction invul field you buy some pants for your avie.. thats hard?

3 plex isnt $40 its 1.2bill isk.
stop crying and stfu!

Its the stations that suck, why why why, it achieves nothing, sludgy controls, crap camera... cmon why ccp

Technovar
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:25:00 - [223]
 

Originally by: Jovan Geldon
I have, in the past, been one of the most vehement CCP defenders on the forums, and even *I* think that this is downright ludicrous. I can only hope it is a mistake; one which will be swiftly corrected if the devs want to maintan any pretense of credibility.


Yup, pretty much this.

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:27:00 - [224]
 

Edited by: Myxx on 22/06/2011 00:27:55
ill be letting my account go dormant, then, if this isn't sorted out. WTF CCP!!!

Yeah, this is why I said NO to microtransactions originally.

Going to start saying, 'told you so' right about now.

Futile Rhetoric
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:28:00 - [225]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Originally by: Tippia
Originally by: Aiwha
Actually, its an ISK sink. I think I get what CCP's doing here. They didn't want you to go out and purchase plex for cash to buy this stuff, they wanted people to grind up 2 billion isk to buy a space monocle.
It's not an ISK sink. No ISK is being removed here only traded between players. This is a PLEX sink.


Players trade money for plex then plex for isk.

A for B for C, A for C via B. This might lower dampen plex prices, thus making it easier for people to play the game purely for isk. It makes sense.

And I'm not buying a space monocle.

Wait you think this is going to lower PLEX prices?

Adam Smith would like to have a word with you.

The ISK you pay for PLEX does not disappear. It goes into the hands of the people selling you the PLEX. They buy this PLEX with actual money, and keep the ISK/spend it elsewhere. CCP does not sell you PLEX for ISK. It sells you PLEX for US$.

Capisce?

Talsha Talamar
Amarr
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Nebula Rasa
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:28:00 - [226]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux

Prices should be at most, 1/10 of what they are now.
Even then, the monocle would still be outrageous.



Given the fact that the items are destroyable und unique,
I would not even buy them at 1/10 of their current pricing.



Khefira
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:28:00 - [227]
 

Originally by: Equinox 6
What is wrong with you people, why are you compareing the aur with real money???


you grind a few missions and rather than buy another faction invul field you buy some pants for your avie.. thats hard?

3 plex isnt $40 its 1.2bill isk.
stop crying and stfu!

Its the stations that suck, why why why, it achieves nothing, sludgy controls, crap camera... cmon why ccp


Wow, you dont even know how PLEX are created in the first place, right?

Vernn Miller
Caldari
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:29:00 - [228]
 

Originally by: Jada Maroo
Edited by: Jada Maroo on 22/06/2011 00:23:00
Massively/Joystiq news tip link

Contact Massively with a news tip. Get the word out, make CCP the mockery it deserves to be.
Signed and sent.

Raid'En
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:30:00 - [229]
 

where is Millia ? this was too much for her heart ?

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:30:00 - [230]
 

Still totally stunned at those prices....I really, really hope that it's just a decimal mistake.

Torgon Rialis
Sanctum Heavy Industries
Sandcrawler Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:32:00 - [231]
 

I assume they're just pricing them very high in the initial rollout so that plex prices don't spike precipitously.


Vandrion
Gallente
The Collective
B O R G
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:32:00 - [232]
 

Originally by: J Kunjeh
Still totally stunned at those prices....I really, really hope that it's just a decimal mistake.


It is... CCP forgot to shift it one place further to the right to make even more money off the player base!

Morgan Polaris
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:32:00 - [233]
 

Another priceless remark by a CCP employee (seriously, what's the secret to this brainwashing?):

Quote:
[00:30:40] CCP Zinfandel > Benilopax - A glass eye would be less expensive by far. This complex machinery and nano tech is not only expensive, but Noble Appliances is trying to tap into the lucrative capsuleer market with the latest bling.

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:33:00 - [234]
 

Well the good thing is that CCP only need to sell 10 of each item to make up for the dev cost to create said item...

Tarix Loken
Amarr
Pandorum Research Incorporated
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:36:00 - [235]
 

Logged in, saw this...guess this is the nail in the coffin for me. Two Accounts canceled a month ago, this one will follow soon. I never planned to buy any of this vanity crap and the idea of RMT is already bad enough but this obvious money grab just disgusts me.

I wonder...so far EVE seemed to be profitable enough without Micro (lets say Macro shall we) RMT. Even profitable enough to invest into Dust and WoD. I guess CCP wants to upgrade its carpark to Porsche GT3s.ugh

Stuff already given away so no.

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:36:00 - [236]
 

You never see poor people with monocles.

I'm not vain, so i couldn't care less. I'll probably stay in the plain clothes for quite awhile.


Benilopax
Gallente
The Ashen Lion Syndicate
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:37:00 - [237]
 

Two CCP guys being torn to pieces in Help channel on TQ. They are trying to justify the prices with RP answers.

Alexa Celsus
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:37:00 - [238]
 

Unbelievable!! Shocked

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:38:00 - [239]
 

[00:37:14] CCP Chiliad > Chewiest, as Zinfandel pointed out, expensive things are for people with a thicker wallet. I'm not complaining that I can't afford a Titan. Like. Ever.

Andreus Ixiris
Gallente
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2011.06.22 00:38:00 - [240]
 

Hey CCP, now that we've got clothes that people have to pay for, can you please make all free clothes and hairstyles available on all races?


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