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AnzacPaul
Perkone
Posted - 2011.07.15 10:49:00 - [1]
 

I am wondering how many people that have used or plan to use the Nex store directly purchased their Aurum through real life money ( > Plex > Aurum )

Or did you use ingame isk? (ISK > Plex > Aurum)




Personally I wont be using the Nex store, but if I did I would definitely convert ISK > Plex.



Dante Marcellus
Minmatar
Belligerent Underpayed Tactical Team
Posted - 2011.07.15 10:50:00 - [2]
 

ISK > Plex

Cashcow Golden Goose
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:00:00 - [3]
 

I'm not buying any Aurum until I can buy an in game advantage with Aurum.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:04:00 - [4]
 

Haven't gotten any AUR yet, but if I ever will, it will be via ISK->PLEX->AUR.

Cailais
Amarr
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:10:00 - [5]
 

To be honest I cant see why many would wish to go down the path of ISK > PLEX > AUR.

It strikes me that ISK > PLEX > Game Time is simply a better deal. That's why the NeX store fails so hard, you could either have a functionless 'vanity' item OR weeks of game play 'free'.

That's a correlation rarely mentioned (most focus on $$ > PLEX > AUR) when evaluating the perceived value of NeX goods.

This might change with DUST depending upon what can solely be purchased with AUR. (i.e game influencing items)

C.

malaire
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:16:00 - [6]
 

I use ISK > PLEX > AUR.

I think I've converted 4 PLEX to AUR so far. And bought many goggles. And sold them in Market for up to 25% profit Very Happy

NeX is fun. Cool

Terrorform
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:19:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Cashcow Golden Goose
I'm not buying any Aurum until I can buy an in game advantage with Aurum.


LOL, Golden! Wink

malaire
Posted - 2011.07.15 11:20:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: malaire on 15/07/2011 11:22:08
Originally by: Cailais
It strikes me that ISK > PLEX > Game Time is simply a better deal. That's why the NeX store fails so hard, you could either have a functionless 'vanity' item OR weeks of game play 'free'.


Why not get both? I can easily afford 1 PLEX per month for gametime. In addition I can afford to buy vanity items, but currently NeX doesn't have anything I'd like to use on my char.

edit: And while I could use extra ISK to pay for 2nd account, my current computer can't handle dualboxing, so I would prefer nice vanity item instead of 2nd account. For now.

J Kunjeh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.15 15:26:00 - [9]
 

Benjamin's > PLEX > AUR

Xercodo
Amarr
Xovoni Directorate
Posted - 2011.07.15 15:27:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Akita T
Haven't gotten any AUR yet, but if I ever will, it will be via ISK->PLEX->AUR.


prob this

and prob for a ship skin :P

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.07.15 15:30:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Cailais
To be honest I cant see why many would wish to go down the path of ISK > PLEX > AUR.
It strikes me that ISK > PLEX > Game Time is simply a better deal. That's why the NeX store fails so hard, you could either have a functionless 'vanity' item OR weeks of game play 'free'.
That's a correlation rarely mentioned (most focus on $$ > PLEX > AUR) when evaluating the perceived value of NeX goods.

And that's why I keep saying that, at least to me, it seems obvious the NEX eventually ended up custom-tailored for those people with metric truckloads of unused ISK, NOT for people with "just a bit of ISK" nor for people that want to spend RL cash.

Jumpman 23
Posted - 2011.07.15 15:34:00 - [12]
 

I checked out some of those vanity items on the test server...


Like a poster said above, I don't see any point to wasting money on any of that.

Pok Nibin
Amarr
Posted - 2011.07.15 15:58:00 - [13]
 

My aurum? Did you seriously say that? I wouldn't own an aurum if my dog's life depended on it...no wait...strike that...if my GIRLFRIEND's life depended on it.

Brought to you by People Against Dragging Dogs Into Everything.


Xeln Quuzg
Posted - 2011.07.15 16:12:00 - [14]
 

what's 'aurum'?

Darth Khasei
Posted - 2011.07.15 16:15:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Cashcow Golden Goose
I'm not buying any Aurum until I can buy an in game advantage with Aurum.


That will be the day of my curtain call. Hopefully this is nothing more that unwarranted fear...hopefully.

Abelard Nightbringer
New Foundation
Posted - 2011.07.15 16:25:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Cailais
To be honest I cant see why many would wish to go down the path of ISK > PLEX > AUR.

It strikes me that ISK > PLEX > Game Time is simply a better deal. That's why the NeX store fails so hard, you could either have a functionless 'vanity' item OR weeks of game play 'free'.

That's a correlation rarely mentioned (most focus on $$ > PLEX > AUR) when evaluating the perceived value of NeX goods.

This might change with DUST depending upon what can solely be purchased with AUR. (i.e game influencing items)

C.



When youre like me and have tens of billions of disposable ISK, you sorta run out of things to buy. thats why rich people buy monocles. No point in buying 6 years worth of plexs right now just for subscription time, just buy one, spend some on something else, hold rest in reserve till u want more gametime, or more AUR :-P

AnzacPaul
Perkone
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:15:00 - [17]
 

I was kinda thinking the same. Even though in the end u need a plex to buy aurum, alot of people will be going the isk/aurum path rather than RL/aurum

El'Niaga
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:20:00 - [18]
 

Neither, not wasting either on overpriced clothing.....

Captain PewPew
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:23:00 - [19]
 

I will easily spend $100 for gold ammo.

Rihana Rini
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:27:00 - [20]
 

also people fail to realize that even if you buy you aurum with the isk>plex>aur setup somebody had to pay RL monies to get that plex. its like the old saying "There is no such thing as a free lunch."

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:28:00 - [21]
 

Haven't used the NEX store yet.

Maybe never. But who knows, there might actually be something interesting in it sometime.

If that happens, I'll go the isk to plex route.

Mr Epeen Cool

Jonathan Ferguson
JC Ferguson and Son Ltd
Ferguson Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:29:00 - [22]
 

Either way you do it, you're a douchenozzle imo.

If you pay $ for it, you're rewarding CCP by giving them money they don't deserve and encouraging them to expand MT even more.

If you pay ISK for it, you drive up the cost of game-time for everyone else in the game, and provide someone else a greater incentive to give CCP more money they don't deserve, encouraging them to expand MT even more.

If you like this game (Internet Spaceships) AT ALL, you're nuts to buy clothes. You're just rewarding bad behavior and you will get more of it.

Xenuria
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:32:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Cailais
To be honest I cant see why many would wish to go down the path of ISK > PLEX > AUR.

It strikes me that ISK > PLEX > Game Time is simply a better deal. That's why the NeX store fails so hard, you could either have a functionless 'vanity' item OR weeks of game play 'free'.

That's a correlation rarely mentioned (most focus on $$ > PLEX > AUR) when evaluating the perceived value of NeX goods.

This might change with DUST depending upon what can solely be purchased with AUR. (i.e game influencing items)

C.



Says the guy with the functionless vanity item adhered to his cranium.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:40:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Rihana Rini
also people fail to realize that even if you buy you aurum with the isk>plex>aur setup somebody had to pay RL monies to get that plex. its like the old saying "There is no such thing as a free lunch."


What you and the other closed minds fail to realize is yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. But only for us privileged few that ride on the backs of dumb people that have to pay for their iskies.

I don't care that some loser isn't capable of making money and buys GTCs. I only care that I play for free because of him.

God bless the stupid. Without them I'd have to pull out the CC and actually pay for this game.

Mr Epeen Cool

VKhaun Vex
Posted - 2011.07.17 04:54:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: VKhaun Vex on 17/07/2011 05:02:06
Edited by: VKhaun Vex on 17/07/2011 05:00:12
RL money.

I used to buy stupid games all the time. $50 for the CoD games, $75 to pre order collectors editions... and all the games always SUCK. For years games just SUCKED. I had a lifetime sub to Hellgate:London. $150 right down the tube. Age of Conan was crap and directional combat PvP was hype. Rift is a WoW clone with bad end game. WAR was bad. LOL @ global cooldowns today. Shooters never let you shoot anyone anymore and lean on explosives and gadgets. Way too much money spent for crap.

When I find the rare game I enjoy playing, I have no problem throwing that money at that instead. Every time a CoD game comes out or a new MMORPG comes out that I'm thinking about buying, I cut that money up. Some just not spent, maybe order a pizza, and put $15 earmarked towards my game fund.


EDIT--
If my $ spent makes the game more enjoyable then it's not 'stupid'.

There is a portion of my budget every month directly devoted to being burned for fun. As a nerd and a gamer it's not surprising where most of that goes, and this Monocle got me PLENTY of fun when people were raging... and eventually I'll probably sell it for ISK, but we'll see.

I probably won't drop any more on MT for a while though. I am going to take a chance on GW2, because GW1 was good for a long time. It just didn't hold me with it's simplicity in customization and unfortunate vertical handicap.

Jonathan Ferguson
JC Ferguson and Son Ltd
Ferguson Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.17 05:05:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex
Rift is a WoW clone with bad end game.


I did the 1-week free trial last week and really enjoyed it (hit the free trial level cap and was hungry for more.) Certainly moreso than WoW. But yeah, it always comes down to the end-game.

Any end-game has to be better than collecting space barbie clothes between server crashes while goons give each other 'special shovels' though.

Rihana Rini
Posted - 2011.07.17 05:13:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Mr Epeen
Originally by: Rihana Rini
also people fail to realize that even if you buy you aurum with the isk>plex>aur setup somebody had to pay RL monies to get that plex. its like the old saying "There is no such thing as a free lunch."


What you and the other closed minds fail to realize is yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. But only for us privileged few that ride on the backs of dumb people that have to pay for their iskies.

I don't care that some loser isn't capable of making money and buys GTCs. I only care that I play for free because of him.

God bless the stupid. Without them I'd have to pull out the CC and actually pay for this game.

Mr Epeen Cool


hate to burst your bubble bro but your the stupid one here if you don't realize that someone pays CCP for that PLEX. last time i checked there was no blueprint to manufacture PLEX, so even if you use your isk to buy it you are still paying CCP for that game time. sorry if that is hard for you to comprehend but that is the simplest way i can put it. altho you probably think that the minerals you mine are free too Rolling Eyes each month of game time that is played by all players has been paid for by real life money.

there is no way around this, even tho you think its free its not. just because your mommie makes you a nice sandwich while you are in the basement running your 5 account mining ops so you can play for "free", somebody had to pay for the sandwich. sure to you it seems free cause you didn't contribute to its creation or pay for it but ask your mommy what she had to do to earn that sandwich for you.

the second point is that you are one of the dummies that plays into CCP's business strategy by buying PLEX with isk and then converting it to aur thinking your are getting it for free. as john above me said any player who truly loves the game will not use aur at all and show CCP loud and clear that we don't want them wasting time on that stuff. however if you keep playing pimp my character then that just encourages them to spend more resources on vanity items for you.

Estephania
Independent Political Analysts
Posted - 2011.07.17 05:13:00 - [28]
 

Why should I buy any AUR at all? Clothes designs are horrible and no one will see it in any case. Monocle? It's just a bad joke, really.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.07.17 05:21:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Rihana Rini
Originally by: Mr Epeen
Originally by: Rihana Rini
also people fail to realize that even if you buy you aurum with the isk>plex>aur setup somebody had to pay RL monies to get that plex. its like the old saying "There is no such thing as a free lunch."


What you and the other closed minds fail to realize is yes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. But only for us privileged few that ride on the backs of dumb people that have to pay for their iskies.

I don't care that some loser isn't capable of making money and buys GTCs. I only care that I play for free because of him.

God bless the stupid. Without them I'd have to pull out the CC and actually pay for this game.

Mr Epeen Cool


hate to burst your bubble bro but your the stupid one here if you don't realize that someone pays CCP for that PLEX. last time i checked there was no blueprint to manufacture PLEX, so even if you use your isk to buy it you are still paying CCP for that game time. sorry if that is hard for you to comprehend but that is the simplest way i can put it. altho you probably think that the minerals you mine are free too Rolling Eyes each month of game time that is played by all players has been paid for by real life money.

there is no way around this, even tho you think its free its not. just because your mommie makes you a nice sandwich while you are in the basement running your 5 account mining ops so you can play for "free", somebody had to pay for the sandwich. sure to you it seems free cause you didn't contribute to its creation or pay for it but ask your mommy what she had to do to earn that sandwich for you.

the second point is that you are one of the dummies that plays into CCP's business strategy by buying PLEX with isk and then converting it to aur thinking your are getting it for free. as john above me said any player who truly loves the game will not use aur at all and show CCP loud and clear that we don't want them wasting time on that stuff. however if you keep playing pimp my character then that just encourages them to spend more resources on vanity items for you.


Capitalization, punctuation, basic grammar knowledge and some small ability at reading comprehension would make viewing that mess of verbal diarrhea a little more palatable.

malaire
Posted - 2011.07.17 05:41:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: VKhaun Vex
RL money.

...

If my $ spent makes the game more enjoyable then it's not 'stupid'.

There is a portion of my budget every month directly devoted to being burned for fun. As a nerd and a gamer it's not surprising where most of that goes, and this Monocle got me PLENTY of fun when people were raging... and eventually I'll probably sell it for ISK, but we'll see.


+1

Those who say that using $$ for vanity items is stupid, would do well to follow their own expenses few months. Most likely they also will spend some money to have fun, whatever that fun is for them.


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