Posted - 2011.08.05 16:45:00 - [1
I've read between the lines, and I'm honestly surprised that more haven't brought this issue to the table.
I am one of the few that actually anticipated the new facet of eve that Incarna was meant to bring to the table, the ability to experience your avatar incarnate. The idea of seeing the world of EvE with your own clone eyes was an amazing dream. Being able to stand beside a ship the size of Manhattan Island, show it off to your friends, then go about collecting the corpses of your enemies to display in your captains quarters was an amazing prospect.
However, I no longer see bring things in the future of Incarna. The sudden, unprecedented release of the NeX market has caused some disturbing thoughts to emerge, which seems to answer many questions I had previously held concerning how we would obtain station slots, upgrade our quarters, or change clothing.
Any individual of moderate intelligence could now infer the direction I intend to take this topic.
The experience of Incarna will come at a price, and that price is in Aurum. CCP stated that Aurum is the currency of Incarna, which can only lead me to believe that most all items in
Incarna will only be available through the NeX market.
This means the following:
To purchase a slot in a station for your bar, you will have to use Aurum
To purchase a CQ upgrade, you will have to use Aurum
To purchase ANY additional clothing, you will have to use Aurum
To purchase any objects to populate player owned station space, you will have to use Aurum
So you see, the experience really comes at the price of how much of your own money you are willing to spend. There are certainly no performance-enhancing NeX items, but pretty much everything in Incarna is classified as purely Vanity when one remembers that EvE is really about internet spaceships.
CSM, please make sure that CCP doesn’t put a paywall in front of the Incarna experience.
Posted - 2011.08.05 18:51:00 - [2
What, did you think it would be free?
As long as it can be bought with isk, I could care less if it came from Aurum originally. That is the only thing that matters.