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VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:32:00 - [1]
 


I would never have paid real $ for it before this whole fiasco started. Seriously. I bought a PLEX for ISK to start up with when I joined the game to have fun with but I still would never have spent THAT MUCH on something like this. You know a buck or two for something, yeah... but that much for something that's cosmetic?

No. Now it's more then that. Now it actually means something to me. Like taking home a favorite walking stick, getting a stupid shot glass at a gift shop, or buying a program at a good baseball game. A bauble you will enjoy having just because you have it, even if it is useless.


I look forward to seeing you all again soon...
but without proper depth perception. ugh


Crispin McTarmac
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:43:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Crispin McTarmac on 27/06/2011 11:43:28
The Monocle is a fantastic idea, and not a problem at all. It's a true expression of ingame wealth, because nobody is going to pay $60 for a monocle when they'd get more benefit from selling 3 plexes and grabbing some isk.

The only problem with the vanity cash shop as it is now is the fact that there are no reasonably priced items to contrast with the ridiculous stuff, but as we've heard that's going to be rectified soon so all is good.

As for the prospect of non-vanity items and allowing clothes to be looted and destroyed in battle, that's a whole other discussion

Ein Phantom
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:44:00 - [3]
 

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RougeOperator
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:47:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Ein Phantom
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Why was angel banned? Then heck?

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:50:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Ein Phantom

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Why would you give them to me for free when I'd pay $60 for a fracking monocle?

Marcus Vorenius
Caldari
Task Force 42
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:54:00 - [6]
 

Hilmar - could you please respond to our question instead of spamming the (rocksolid) Forums .... with sugar and honey

tex sharky
Posted - 2011.06.27 11:57:00 - [7]
 

long post - CCP last dev blogs:

so the monocle is expensive so what ... bla bla bla ... [angry at you players opposing changes] bla bla bla bla ... we will have blog soon TM .... bla bla bla bla ... we are sorry but will keep with our pay-to-win changes cough iterations ... bla bla bla ... cool down period needed CSM NDA-bound members invited soon to keep communication open (internally) ... bla bla bla ... no golden-coloured ammo maybe other colours ... bla bla bla ... you won't unsub becuase you love the game anyway ... bla bla bla ... we know that you all play golf anyway ... bla bla bla ... EA survey showed that players want pay-to-win items ... bla bla bla ... we copied that so that we are fearless to get ourselves into mainstream ... bla bla bla ... we need moar money, paying 30-50% of industry average to our employees is not enough ... etc

Jita Jenn
Posted - 2011.06.27 12:00:00 - [8]
 

Obvious CCP alts are obvious.

Seriously guys, you must think all EVE players are complete idiots. Yes, quite a few of them are but most are not. Stop spamming the forums with these stupid threads and just FIX THE DAMN PROBLEM!!!

Iamien
Democracy of Klingon Brothers
Posted - 2011.06.27 12:03:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: RougeOperator
Originally by: Ein Phantom
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Why was angel banned? Then heck?

Was the first to post the email leak from EN24

Solosky
Posted - 2011.06.27 12:04:00 - [10]
 

I better wait for $1.000 version (probably with +100% DPS buff) - not to look stupid in ****ty $60 variant.

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:35:00 - [11]
 

Oh look my avatar is updated!

Why... what is that sitting so gruesome and Amarrianly stylish on my right eye?


HostageTaker
Gallente
Band of Freelancers
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:39:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Oh look my avatar is updated!

Why... what is that sitting so gruesome and Amarrianly stylish on my right eye?




Congrats buddy, you now have a gaping azzhole in your face!

hahahahha Laughing

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:42:00 - [13]
 


It does look like a hole sometimes actually... it needs to glow or something. :/

Altornator
Unchained Potential
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:43:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Oh look my avatar is updated!

Why... what is that sitting so gruesome and Amarrianly stylish on my right eye?




Greetings fellow space rich aristocrat. Use your monocle to access the door and bask in luxury with the rest of us.

Zhul Guixgrixks
Increasing Success by Lowering Expectations
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:44:00 - [15]
 

You need brain implants like me.


Doav Inarvo
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:46:00 - [16]
 


I think CCP have actualy sold more monacles through people just wanting to troll the forums than through vanity.

If there hadnt been such an upoar I don;t think anyone would have brought one, now owning a monocle is the equivalent of sticking 2 fingers up to the EVE community.

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:49:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Doav Inarvo
... now owning a monocle is the equivalent of sticking 2 fingers up to the EVE community.


It should come with that camera pose...

Lirael Dyrim
Gallente
In Bacon We Trust
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:49:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex

It does look like a hole sometimes actually... it needs to glow or something. :/

A hole where CCP ****ed you :)

Hedrier Altol
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:54:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Altornator
Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Oh look my avatar is updated!

Why... what is that sitting so gruesome and Amarrianly stylish on my right eye?




Greetings fellow space rich aristocrat. Use your monocle to access the door and bask in luxury with the rest of us.


Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.06.28 00:14:00 - [20]
 

Bonus monocle points for Zero Punctuation pic!

Terminal Insanity
Minmatar
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.06.28 00:19:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Lirael Dyrim
Originally by: VKhaun Vex

It does look like a hole sometimes actually... it needs to glow or something. :/

A hole where CCP ****ed you :)


Shut up and get back to mining my veldspar, peasant.

Lirael Dyrim
Gallente
In Bacon We Trust
Posted - 2011.06.28 00:23:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Terminal Insanity
Originally by: Lirael Dyrim
Originally by: VKhaun Vex

It does look like a hole sometimes actually... it needs to glow or something. :/

A hole where CCP ****ed you :)


Shut up and get back to mining my veldspar, peasant.

Seeing as you're Minmatar, I think that's more your deal.

Jada Maroo
Posted - 2011.06.28 00:28:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: HostageTaker
Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Oh look my avatar is updated!

Why... what is that sitting so gruesome and Amarrianly stylish on my right eye?




Congrats buddy, you now have a gaping azzhole in your face!

hahahahha Laughing


Yeah the only thing missing is a colonostrophy bag.

Panda Name
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2011.06.28 01:20:00 - [24]
 

it looks good on ya.

if anyone actually has a serious problem with the monocle, they are missing the point. i, for one, admit to raging initially, but have reattained my optimism in light of recent events. if all goes well, i, too, will don a monocle on a character more suited for such an item.

Tarinara
Posted - 2011.06.28 02:56:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Lirael Dyrim
Originally by: VKhaun Vex

It does look like a hole sometimes actually... it needs to glow or something. :/

A hole where CCP ****ed you :)

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that... Laughing

Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.06.28 03:01:00 - [26]
 

I don't care how much CCP need.s I m not going use $ to buy in game assets.

I'd make a donation and you might say buying a game asset is a donation, but to me it isn't....its supporting the demise of virtual universes.

Philisophical argument that could easily get lost in semantics and differences of opinion and I don't expect all to see eye to eye on that yet... know that others see it that way.

Bonnie BoneBreaker
Posted - 2011.06.28 03:13:00 - [27]
 

Thats is what ccp was thinking when they created the monocles. A place to stick our ****ys ,to our private lil hoes .

RiskyFrisky
Interrobang Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.28 03:14:00 - [28]
 

Another faceless alt. Fun.

Also, cya when the recession hits.

Ayieka
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.28 03:14:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Ein Phantom
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no one cares about all those tools, they got banned for a reason.

Velvet Dream
Posted - 2011.06.28 03:32:00 - [30]
 

I frankly don't understand what all the rage is about. You can already buy SP for USD (USD->PLEX->ISK->character bazaar), uber weapons and modules that are enormously more powerful than anything 99.999% of population can reasonably afford or risk (USD->PLEX->ISK->estamel's invulneravility field). So why don't you just let CCP have this and people who either don't care about the cash or are stupid enough to blow the money on an advantage that simply exposes them to a higher monetary risk?

Nubs in EVE can already buy a 75b nightmare (equivalent to 200 plex or about $3400 USD in CCP PLEX sale price), which sure is much more powerful than many other ships. I think the foundation of EVE is power/ISK and risk management, not absolute power. The uber nubs will be outnumbered and slaughtered and will lose their precious AUR. Better kill board mail for you, more money for CCP, Nothing to cry about. As long as CCP doesn't start selling uber ammo for super cheap in AUR... who cares? Nothing new. PvP outcome is still mainly going to be based on skill and numbers.

If you want to feel powerful based on your time investment into the game and you feel like your hard work and advantage is being taken away by introduction of potential time shortcuts, EVE is not a game for you and has never been. WoW is. Also nothing will substitute for actual play experience. PvP in EVE is often not about absolute power but better intel, fitting and fleet command.

I do find the fact that AUR prices are not aligned to an even number of PLEX a super cheap move on CCP part. It forces you to spend double in AUR on some items. Cheap and rather disgusting marketing trick.

I also think selling SP is not in CCP's interest as people will get bored of the game quicker if they can get all the uber power fast.

Also, AUR items can be sold on contracts, so the USD->PLEX->ISK->AUR->ISK->whatever is a closed loop and doesn't really change anything except providing opportunities for profit for AUR item resellers. The PLEX->ISK->AUR loop is closed even though AUR can't be directly traded back for PLEX or ISK.

Nothing new here, move on.


 

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