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Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:16:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 09/11/2010 00:07:50

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Portrait swap (1x PLEX)
Character transfers (2x PLEX)
Via petition, start a new "Power of 2" account (3x PLEX -> 6 months of gametime ; expires 14th of Nov 2010).

It was news to me too (except that last part, which I found out about via one of the usually-glossed-over newsletter thingies).
At least I failed to notice an official announcement or any news item to that extent (for the first two things I just mentioned in the title).
Did any of you see it (devblog, newsitem, anything like that) ?

Any idea when it happened ?
It's not like I check those options often, and if it wasn't for somebody else recently asking a question about it, I still wouldn't know about it.

Also, any idea why the general concept of "we're only allowing CC payments for character transfers to have a paper trail" was silently dropped ?
Oh, and hey, while you're at it, can we also expect to be able to buy EVE-Store stuff with PLEX too in the near or not so near future ?
Twisted Evil

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UPDATE : http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1411025&page=5#127

Originally by: CCP Zinfandel
Yes, it's a real offer. No, it wasn't planned this way in advance. It was a good idea half way through the Power of 2 offer. "You know, some folks may not have extra money lying around in RL but they do have lots of wealth in-game. I'll bet some of them might go for this." And then we just quickly put together an offer.

The development team who builds offers works in planned two-week sprints so we can't just walk in and ask them for a "buy with PLEX" button. But we got the Customer Service GMs to agree to help out so that's why it's by petition.

The character transfer and the portrait swap have been in planning and on a list for a long, long time. Since before I came to CCP, I'm pretty sure.

What's the next thing to be available for purchase by PLEX? That's easy. Fanfest tickets will be available for sale very soon and PLEX will be one of the options.

Tyber Zaan
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:25:00 - [2]
 

*Makes note of this*

Thanks, Akita.

Useful Alt
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:25:00 - [3]
 

any kind of proof?


Im Blue
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:26:00 - [4]
 

so for 3 30day plex's i can get a new alt for 6months?

Jennifer Starling
Amarr
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:43:00 - [5]
 

Any idea when we can do remaps for PLEX?
Is it in Incursion or will it be released in a patch?

satane
Amarr
The Contracteere
Many Of Honour
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:45:00 - [6]
 

i love it how ccp doesnt tell us about these things and just like that they pop up,

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:48:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Useful Alt
any kind of proof?

For the first two all you need to do is log into your own account management.
For the third I guess you need to have received the mail.

Here's some screenshots (click thumbnail for big picture):


Linkage - portrait swap


Linkage - character transfer


Linkage - Power of Two offer

Removed the actual images because they links were already provided to the images. - Adida

Proof enough ?

Useful Alt
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:54:00 - [8]
 

interesting, if you compare the price of plex vs real price

if only it was a isk sink at the sime time Confused

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:57:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 07/11/2010 00:01:12

The power-of-two offer is the only REALLY intriguing one, the others are a bit on the expensive side (unless you're swimming in ISK).
I fully expect PLEX prices to go through the roof until November 14 (for the ^2 offer snipers) or even a while after, if that's when PLEX-for-remap gets implemented... Incursion is slated for November 16, right? Heh. OUCH.

But I digress.

So, am I the first to notice all of these, or several others have and just kept their mouths shut ?
Until now, that is. Cat's out of the bag so might as well fess up Very Happy

Dian'h Might
Minmatar
Cash and Cargo Liberators Incorporated
Posted - 2010.11.06 23:58:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Jennifer Starling
Any idea when we can do remaps for PLEX?
I'm waiting for when we can buy SP with plex. The look on someones face who just bought $200 worth of SP and got podded after forgetting to update their clone will be priceless.

F0rum Tr0ll
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:06:00 - [11]
 

oooo mmmmmm geeeeee!!!111!!!!

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:10:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 07/11/2010 00:13:08
Originally by: Dian'h Might
I'm waiting for when we can buy SP with plex.

An couple of hours ago, I would have laughed at that idea. Now, not so certain anymore.

But yeah, the tears of "why did I lose SP" people will be soooooo delicious... Twisted Evil

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:14:00 - [13]
 

IMO, this is WAY better than PLEX for remap. Here's to hoping that this is what CCP is going to be doing instead of that, as this has no significant in game advantages.

Zhim'Fufu
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:21:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Taedrin
IMO, this is WAY better than PLEX for remap. Here's to hoping that this is what CCP is going to be doing instead of that, as this has no significant in game advantages.
And what exactly makes you think they won't do both? They have to pay for all these years in development carebear expansions somehow.

Arec Bardwin
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:22:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Arec Bardwin on 07/11/2010 00:24:00
Originally by: Dian'h Might
I'm waiting for when we can buy SP with plex.

This might come sooner that people think. How much sp should 1 x plex give? 1 mill? 2 mill?

Or perhaps sp respec for plex?

Cobalt Sixty
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:27:00 - [16]
 

Looks as though "PLEX for cosmetic changes" is coming to fruition ... though the Power of 2 aspect is interesting.

davet517
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:33:00 - [17]
 

Desprate attempt to continue the appearance of subscriber growth is desparate?

Bhattran
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:33:00 - [18]
 

I <3 the CCP communication link, it must be busy getting carbonized or iterated, oh wait maybe it is being corified. Rolling Eyes


Raid'En
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:34:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Raid''En on 07/11/2010 00:37:09
buy a power of two with plex, skill a new alt, sell new alt on char bazarr using plex as tranfer fee ?
seems an idea to make profit

didn't saw at all the mail, well honstly i didn't read it at all... but that's really strange that no official word on it...

these things are the reason for t'amber to leave ?

Taedrin
Gallente
Kushan Industrial
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:35:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Zhim'Fufu
Originally by: Taedrin
IMO, this is WAY better than PLEX for remap. Here's to hoping that this is what CCP is going to be doing instead of that, as this has no significant in game advantages.
And what exactly makes you think they won't do both? They have to pay for all these years in development carebear expansions somehow.


Originally by: CCP Xhagen

The CSM and Hilmar had significant discussions about many topics, including a lengthy debate about the issue of the day - micro-transactions. In this meeting, as well as others during the trip, this topic was frequently raised, and the CSM conveyed the concerns of the EVE community to CCP in a strong but polite manner (tl;dr: if you're going to do it, do it for vanity items only).



I'm HOPING that this means that CCP listened. Of course, you are possibly right. They could decide to push ahead, even though they know that the CSM is opposed to it (and I would hope, by extension, the majority of the EVE population).

davet517
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.11.07 00:53:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: davet517 on 07/11/2010 00:57:27

I'm HOPING that this means that CCP listened. Of course, you are possibly right. They could decide to push ahead, even though they know that the CSM is opposed to it (and I would hope, by extension, the majority of the EVE population).


I read all of those "objections" to plex for remap and frankly, I don't get it. It looks like the objection is basically that rich gamers would get a leg up over poor gamers if it was implemented, but I don't see it being any more of a leg up than they have already. If you've got a credit card and you just lost your faction BS, screw it, buy another one. Everyone is fine with that, but not fine with plex for remap?

I see plex for remap (and plex for anything else, for that matter) as CCP trying to convert some of the trillions of isk that are sitting in vets wallets right now into cash that they can use. I think the hidden agenda concern isn't that Johnny Ferrari is going to get a leg up in the game, it's that it's going to devalue isk as a real-world currency so it'll get harder for Johhny Alliance Leader to pay for his 37 accounts and all of his buddies accounts with isk.

Jennifer Starling
Amarr
Posted - 2010.11.07 01:01:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: davet517
I read all of those "objections" to plex for remap and frankly, I don't get it. It looks like the objection is basically that rich gamers would get a leg up over poor gamers if it was implemented, but I don't see it being any more of a leg up than they have already. If you've got a credit card and you just lost your faction BS, screw it, buy another one. Everyone is fine with that, but not fine with plex for remap?

I see plex for remap (and plex for anything else, for that matter) as CCP trying to convert some of the trillions of isk that are sitting in vets wallets right now into cash that they can use. I think the hidden agenda concern isn't that Johnny Ferrari is going to get a leg up in the game, it's that it's going to devalue isk as a real-world currency so it'll get harder for Johhny Alliance Leader to pay for his 37 accounts and all of his buddies accounts with isk.

/agreed

Enord Loej
Caldari
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2010.11.07 01:01:00 - [23]
 

A character transfer is $20 and 2 plex is $34.95. What a ****ing deal.

davet517
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.11.07 01:05:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: davet517 on 07/11/2010 01:07:10
Originally by: Enord Loej
A character transfer is $20 and 2 plex is $34.95. What a ****ing deal.


Nah, 2 plex is 700m isk. If you gots isk, and you gots no cash, it is a deal. You sell your isk to someone who gots cash, and yeah, the, um... exchange rate looks like it's in for an adjustment. Which is the OPs point, I think.

Sanphesta
Posted - 2010.11.07 01:11:00 - [25]
 

Side question is who would pay isk or rl cash for a portrait swap when the spinning in station expansion will force new picture creation.

Lady Aja
Posted - 2010.11.07 02:09:00 - [26]
 

Comming to a micro transaction store near you!

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Eto LabOne
Posted - 2010.11.07 02:17:00 - [27]
 

I just do not understand why they are doing this.

Pretty soon plex will be to expensive and less people will buy it.

Cobalt Sixty
Caldari
Perkone
Posted - 2010.11.07 02:23:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Oh, and hey, while you're at it, can we also expect to be able to buy EVE-Store stuff with PLEX too in the near or not so near future ?
Twisted Evil

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AkJon Ferguson
JC Ferguson and Son Ltd
Ferguson Alliance
Posted - 2010.11.07 02:31:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Eto LabOne
I just do not understand why they are doing this.

Pretty soon plex will be to expensive and less people will buy it.


I would imagine that CCP hopes to drive up the ISK value of GTC so that people who already buy them (with cash) buy more and so that people who grind ISK for them consider paying cash instead.


Eto LabOne
Posted - 2010.11.07 02:33:00 - [30]
 

Oh well, I guess im in the pile of people who will no longer grind for Plex and be one less person in the Plex trade.

Doesnt seem like a good idea to me. This isnt going to get me to pay cash for my extra accounts, its going to make me cancel them.


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