Originally by: Khamelean
"We do not have plans to" in no way translates to "We will never".
Agreed.. however, this is the same message that CCP is trying to placate the crowd with now. See their Dev Blog:
"However, just to prove the point of the Fearless newsletter and give you a further understanding of what it is then there are no and never have been plans to sell "gold ammo" for Aurum. In Fearless people are arguing a point, which doesn't even have to be their view, they are debating an issue. This is another example of how information out of context is no information at all."
Now, here is a quote from the newsletter. Note that this quote is from page 9 after the comments by the 2 Devs. The title for the article is ---EVE:
Delivering the goods:
virtual sales in Incarna
Read the page..... It is not their to foster debate. It is a statement of fact for what CCP has planned.
"CCP is in the process of adopting a virtual sales
model for its game products. While this model has
always been intended for World of Darkness and
DUST 514, you may be wondering how this will
work in EVE Online. Specifically, how will this new
strategy unfold in Incarna?"
"Not all virtual purchases will
focus on customization: some will
simply be new items, ammunition,
ships, etc. that can be purchased
"One other service we’re looking
at is selling faction standings."
"So we might sell
tiny things or batches of consumable
goods for just a few “micro-
PLEX,” but we would have the option
to sell premium content and
services at a much higher price
"Thus, we will not and cannot focus
on virtual sales only within the Incarna
environment, nor build that
environment around such sales;
rather, we will effect a universal
strategy of micro-sales throughout
the EVE experience."
Sure sounds like they have plans for it to me!
Zulu's latest blog is BS.