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Lady McTrady
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:21:00 - [1]
 


Spc One
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:27:00 - [2]
 

CCP just destroyed eve.
Very Happy

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:30:00 - [3]
 

What ? Again ? Razz

Jussarafinissi Pomeroy
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:32:00 - [4]
 

Is it just me, or do a lot of people seem too happy that CCP might hurt Eve? Is it pride that lets you know you were "correct", and has you smiling at this potentially massive mistake? I think it sucks, but it is sad, not something to get excited about. Am I wrong here?

Louis deGuerre
Gallente
Malevolence.
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:35:00 - [5]
 

If the alternative is crying, it is better to laugh.

i PityTheFool
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:38:00 - [6]
 

Oh crap, I cant afford a jacket. The game will die out!

I pity the fool who thinks it's such a big deal, really.

Spc One
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:38:00 - [7]
 


Shintai
Gallente
Arx Io Orbital Factories
Arx Io
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:40:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Louis deGuerre
If the alternative is crying, it is better to laugh.



This.

Dimitri Fukoyama
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:41:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Dimitri Fukoyama on 22/06/2011 13:41:37
Originally by: Jussarafinissi Pomeroy
Is it just me, or do a lot of people seem too happy that CCP might hurt Eve? Is it pride that lets you know you were "correct", and has you smiling at this potentially massive mistake? I think it sucks, but it is sad, not something to get excited about. Am I wrong here?


Every time i see devs fail because of greediness, its always a good thing TBH. I was glad when warhammer failed, im glad to see rift fail, and im not glad yet but ill probably be down the line if eve fails because they let beancounters take over the roadmap for the game. Its a wake up call. You cant have your cake and eat it. Either you get smart gamers slowly into eve, or you go for mass appeal and you get... this.

The more companies fail trying to emulate WoW/blizzard because they are greedy, the more chances one indie company (you know like early eve) standing above the fray with quality gameplay.

Wolfthree
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:43:00 - [10]
 

"Your details are wrong.

ISK is the main in-game currency. PLEX originate from Game Time Codes (GTCs), which can be purchased as an alternative to paying a monthly subscription. 1 GTC can be broken up into 2 PLEX, which can then be sold on the in-game market for ISK, and used by the people who buy them to extend their game time as an alternative to paying a subscription fee. PLEX aren't new. The new currency is called Aurum. Basically, in addition to using PLEX to extend game time, you can now convert PLEX to Aurum, which is then used to buy these vanity items.

People are butthurt because the vanity items are expensive right now, but CCP has stated that they are trying to ease in the new Aurum market in order to make sure that the entire in-game economy doesn't suffer adverse effects. If they charged too little for the vanity items right out of the gate, there would likely be a buying frenzy on PLEX as people try to take advantage of the new Aurum market, which would skyrocket PLEX prices and basically screw over anybody who relies on PLEX to extend their game time. Suddenly realizing you have to pay a couple hundred million ISK more than you're used to in order to play for another month could result in a lot of people leaving the game.

They'll probably reduce the prices of the vanity items to something more reasonable once the market settles and they're sure they haven't utterly destroyed the in-game economy. In the meantime, leave it to morons to ***** about something that causes zero change in the functionality of the game and which they aren't required to take part in." - Comment poster with a star from kotaku

Well said.

Olvel
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:45:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Spc One
CCP just destroyed eve.

Again?

I think I've seen this is the end of EVE with pretty much every major patch that's come out.

Granted, the NEX and Aurum are pretty useless at this point... The prices are silly, and the items are genuinely pointless.

But that doesn't mean it's the end of EVE. Either useful items will show up on NEX for reasonable prices, or people just won't use it. Either way, the game continues.

Lady McTrady
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:46:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Wolfthree
People are butthurt because the vanity items are expensive right now, but CCP has stated that they are trying to ease in the new Aurum market in order to make sure that the entire in-game economy doesn't suffer adverse effects. If they charged too little for the vanity items right out of the gate, there would likely be a buying frenzy on PLEX as people try to take advantage of the new Aurum market, which would skyrocket PLEX prices and basically screw over anybody who relies on PLEX to extend their game time. Suddenly realizing you have to pay a couple hundred million ISK more than you're used to in order to play for another month could result in a lot of people leaving the game.


I have been assuming this is CCP's plan for the prices of Aurum stuff. However, when the prices start to drop, I am looking forward to the rage from people who spent so much to get a monocle now :)

Terri Fire
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:46:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Terri Fire on 22/06/2011 13:47:04
This is the first time they have spent 1000's of Dev hours that doesn't apply to the core gameplay and provides a contentless patch. The only goal of this patch was an additional revenue stream for CCP.

Incarna is a massive kick in the balls to the players.

Euphonus
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:47:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Euphonus on 22/06/2011 13:51:53
Originally by: Wolfthree
"Your details are wrong.

ISK is the main in-game currency. PLEX originate from Game Time Codes (GTCs), which can be purchased as an alternative to paying a monthly subscription. 1 GTC can be broken up into 2 PLEX, which can then be sold on the in-game market for ISK, and used by the people who buy them to extend their game time as an alternative to paying a subscription fee. PLEX aren't new. The new currency is called Aurum. Basically, in addition to using PLEX to extend game time, you can now convert PLEX to Aurum, which is then used to buy these vanity items.

People are butthurt because the vanity items are expensive right now, but CCP has stated that they are trying to ease in the new Aurum market in order to make sure that the entire in-game economy doesn't suffer adverse effects. If they charged too little for the vanity items right out of the gate, there would likely be a buying frenzy on PLEX as people try to take advantage of the new Aurum market, which would skyrocket PLEX prices and basically screw over anybody who relies on PLEX to extend their game time. Suddenly realizing you have to pay a couple hundred million ISK more than you're used to in order to play for another month could result in a lot of people leaving the game.

They'll probably reduce the prices of the vanity items to something more reasonable once the market settles and they're sure they haven't utterly destroyed the in-game economy. In the meantime, leave it to morons to ***** about something that causes zero change in the functionality of the game and which they aren't required to take part in." - Comment poster with a star from kotaku

Well said.


You aren't offended in the least by someone charging you that amount of monies for something trivial? What if you went to your local, i don't know, Burger King or whatever and found out a ketchup packet costs you $68?

The point isn't that people don't have the money- sure, I could buy one with ISK right now. Hell, I could go and buy one with aurum (but honestly, I'd rather eat steak and caviar, if you catch my drift)- but these prices are insultingly high. And the excuse that its high as to not crash the plex market? What the **** do you think will happen if it ever comes down to a reasonable level?

This is as asinine as CCP wanting to charge 99$ for a "license" for all third party developers (wait for commercial licenses only you say? Re-read their definition of commercial- notice it covers EVERYTHING from accepting donations to having ads- its like charging not-for-profit organizations.).

Khysanth Onyx
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:49:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Jussarafinissi Pomeroy
Is it just me, or do a lot of people seem too happy that CCP might hurt Eve? Is it pride that lets you know you were "correct", and has you smiling at this potentially massive mistake? I think it sucks, but it is sad, not something to get excited about. Am I wrong here?


As if it's a surprise. Should I be grateful that my computer still works after I downloaded the patch?

Jade Constantine
Gallente
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:51:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Jussarafinissi Pomeroy
Is it just me, or do a lot of people seem too happy that CCP might hurt Eve? Is it pride that lets you know you were "correct", and has you smiling at this potentially massive mistake? I think it sucks, but it is sad, not something to get excited about. Am I wrong here?


Definitely not happy but I would like to think fiasco's like these will help the genuine eve-centric developers to get back in the driving seat and tell the "biz-devs" to get lost and stop ruining the game.

Kez Aumer
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:54:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Wolfthree
People are butthurt because the vanity items are expensive right now,


Huh, it was my impression that people are angry because an initial charge of that size isn't a microtransaction, it's an outstretched empty hand. It's not the items as such, it's the clearly signaled intention of grabbing as much cash as possible without adding actual content.

Bienator II
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:54:00 - [18]
 

micro transactions? don't see anything that small in eve. powers of ten dude!

knobber Jobbler
Holding Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:56:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Lady McTrady
I thought these two articles were quite amusing:

http://kotaku.com/5814354/eve-online-is-selling-horse-armour-in-space

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/06/21/controversy-brewing-over-eve-online-microtransactions/




No shock about those responses. Its clear CCP has done no research into microtransactions.

Myxx
Atropos Group
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:57:00 - [20]
 

I'm actually not happy things are going this way, I rather wanted Incarna since 2005. The fact it has happened like this is frankly a bit of a downer.

Mag'nal
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:57:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Euphonus
Edited by: Euphonus on 22/06/2011 13:51:53
Originally by: Wolfthree
"Your details are wrong.

ISK is the main in-game currency. PLEX originate from Game Time Codes (GTCs), which can be purchased as an alternative to paying a monthly subscription. 1 GTC can be broken up into 2 PLEX, which can then be sold on the in-game market for ISK, and used by the people who buy them to extend their game time as an alternative to paying a subscription fee. PLEX aren't new. The new currency is called Aurum. Basically, in addition to using PLEX to extend game time, you can now convert PLEX to Aurum, which is then used to buy these vanity items.

People are butthurt because the vanity items are expensive right now, but CCP has stated that they are trying to ease in the new Aurum market in order to make sure that the entire in-game economy doesn't suffer adverse effects. If they charged too little for the vanity items right out of the gate, there would likely be a buying frenzy on PLEX as people try to take advantage of the new Aurum market, which would skyrocket PLEX prices and basically screw over anybody who relies on PLEX to extend their game time. Suddenly realizing you have to pay a couple hundred million ISK more than you're used to in order to play for another month could result in a lot of people leaving the game.

They'll probably reduce the prices of the vanity items to something more reasonable once the market settles and they're sure they haven't utterly destroyed the in-game economy. In the meantime, leave it to morons to ***** about something that causes zero change in the functionality of the game and which they aren't required to take part in." - Comment poster with a star from kotaku

Well said.


You aren't offended in the least by someone charging you that amount of monies for something trivial? What if you went to your local, i don't know, Burger King or whatever and found out a ketchup packet costs you $68?

The point isn't that people don't have the money- sure, I could buy one with ISK right now. Hell, I could go and buy one with aurum (but honestly, I'd rather eat steak and caviar, if you catch my drift)- but these prices are insultingly high. And the excuse that its high as to not crash the plex market? What the **** do you think will happen if it ever comes down to a reasonable level?

This is as asinine as CCP wanting to charge 99$ for a "license" for all third party developers (wait for commercial licenses only you say? Re-read their definition of commercial- notice it covers EVERYTHING from accepting donations to having ads- its like charging not-for-profit organizations.).


The thing is, demand is a curve, if CCP lowers the price slowly over time, yes, more and more people will be willing to spend the money ($ or ISK) on vanity stuff, but if done over time, the market volume for PLEX will naturally adjust itself so the price doesn't spike. Price only spikes when the demand goes way up, but market volume (supply) stays the same, basic market principle, traders know this.

This is by and large, the most logical explanation for the ridiculous prices, and if it IS the reason CCP did what they did, I'll actually applaud them for thinking outside the obvious and NOT going for the instant cash grab.

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2011.06.22 13:57:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Louis deGuerre
What ? Again ? Razz


this is the 1st time other websites have found somethign ccp did dumb as well. The whole internet is cracking up over it.

It other big eve mistakes *ignoring .boot.ini* The other people that would care to rage would make no sense to non-eveplayers. Like speed nerf, non-eve players just like "so you go slower? so what?"

But in this case everyone finds it funny, becuase CCP have done something that just comes off as a joke. TO EVERYONE.

Kentren
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:00:00 - [23]
 

It's a little offensive that you people are focusing on the price of the items. Maybe you could turn your attention to the people who might want to play but can't due to CCP's change in minimum system requirements?

Dimitri Fukoyama
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:05:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Kentren
It's a little offensive that you people are focusing on the price of the items. Maybe you could turn your attention to the people who might want to play but can't due to CCP's change in minimum system requirements?


"No, no, they are doing their jobs, we can do ours"

AHHHH!!!! (motherboard burns out)

"Fanboy replies, pull up!"

"They overshot us"

"Theyre coming around..."

Kentren
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:08:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Kentren on 22/06/2011 14:08:53
Edited by: Kentren on 22/06/2011 14:08:18
Originally by: Dimitri Fukoyama
Originally by: Kentren
It's a little offensive that you people are focusing on the price of the items. Maybe you could turn your attention to the people who might want to play but can't due to CCP's change in minimum system requirements?


"No, no, they are doing their jobs, we can do ours"

AHHHH!!!! (motherboard burns out)

"Fanboy replies, pull up!"

"They overshot us"

"Theyre coming around..."



What's your point? You gonna give me crap cause they changed it. Well guess what a day ago I earned a plex with the help of some of my corp mates. At guess what today that whole effort was a waste of time because I have a computer that is a little older and I CAN'T afford to upgrade it. So thank you for your concern. It warms my heart the cold hearted bastards who play this game.

Dimitri Fukoyama
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:09:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Kentren
Edited by: Kentren on 22/06/2011 14:08:18
Originally by: Dimitri Fukoyama
Originally by: Kentren
It's a little offensive that you people are focusing on the price of the items. Maybe you could turn your attention to the people who might want to play but can't due to CCP's change in minimum system requirements?


"No, no, they are doing their jobs, we can do ours"

AHHHH!!!! (motherboard burns out)

"Fanboy replies, pull up!"

"They overshot us"

"Theyre coming around..."



What's your point? You gonna give me crap cause they changed it. Well guess what a day ago I earned a plex with the help of some of my corp mates. At guess what today that whole effort was a waste of time because I have a computer that is a little older and I CAN'T afford to upgrade it. So thank you for your concern. It warms my hear the cold hearted bastards who play this game.


Chillout, its a star wars quote. It was meant to lighten things up

HeIIfire11
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:11:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Jussarafinissi Pomeroy
Is it just me, or do a lot of people seem too happy that CCP might hurt Eve? Is it pride that lets you know you were "correct", and has you smiling at this potentially massive mistake? I think it sucks, but it is sad, not something to get excited about. Am I wrong here?


No..it's the fact that they ignore sooo many player requests and just fix stuff "to bring in new players" while we have to deal with the broken game. What good are new turrets for hybrids when they can't hit anything?

So yes it makes me lol.

Kentren
Posted - 2011.06.22 14:35:00 - [28]
 

Since you guys are oh so lively (to much so for me) I am gonna go to the other thread. Don't forget if you quit I am no douchebag so send me all your stuff. . . even barring I wont get to enjoy it due to Incarna.

Marcus Vorenius
Caldari
Task Force 42
Posted - 2011.06.22 15:40:00 - [29]
 


leth ghost
Posted - 2011.06.22 15:45:00 - [30]
 

o how people will be luling at eve wait till they find out about all this cpu/gpu strain/overheating stuff as well


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