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Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
The Fourth District
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:08:00 - [31]

Not buying anything until they have stuff that I want available at around 100 Aurum. I'd buy a Caldari Navy uniform, but only if it was *actually* a Microtransaction. i.e. 1 - 2 worth.

Ranger 1
Ranger Corp
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:14:00 - [32]

Edited by: Ranger 1 on 03/09/2011 20:14:53
Originally by: Jade Constantine
No, and I don't intend to either. My reasoning is that it just seems somehow disloyal to the identity of eve online the player-driven economic sandbox (that was) to support an immersion-breaking company store that short-circuits player industry so obviously for rl cash.

Add to that my strong (personal) suspicion that artist salaries are going towards NeX content that should in my view be spent on hiring Eve spaceship artists (cyno, engine trails, missile launcher graphics, pos renewal etc.) Supporting Nex is (again in my personal view) simply encouraging CCP down the wrong path and I think the best thing for Eve Online's future health and success is that the NeX experiment dies unlamented and gets quietly removed from the game.

Any future content that is ear-marked for delivery by NeX just feels like its spoiling the game from my viewpoint. I would prefer all content to come via traditional means (bpos, bpcs, lp stores etc) and be available for players to buy with their in-game currency without breaking their suspension of disbelief and reminding them (too firmly) that Eve players are viewed as cash-cows by the money men.

I feel strongly that the hybrid model (subsciptions + microtransactions) is utterly wrong for Eve Online and I'd like to see the developers make a firm and principled choice between subscription and microtransactions.

Imagine for a moment if NeX didn't exist and they'd delivered these clothings and goggles and things in the form of bpos/invention product/lp - then we'd be happy to see the "nightstalker goggles" having in game effects and actually doing something that made them worth having.

Screw vanity for its own sake.

This is a spaceship game. Things should have an impact on the game.

While I don't agree with the notion that MT and subscriptions can not live in harmony, I "do" agree with you on the point that these vanity items need to be produced by players. BPC's to make them (and other items like the Ishukone Watch Scorpion) can be sold via the NeX store, but the production of these items needs to come from the player base. BPO's from the NeX store would be a possibility as well, but I realize that may be a bit more problematic from the marketing angle.

If the player base is to exert pressure, I would like to see it focused on asking CCP to put a priority on developing the tools necessary to do this. After all, they have already indicated that is the system they would like to ultimately see in place. Pressure to make it a priority doesn't deter from goals they already have in place, it simply changes the development priorities. This would meet a lot less resistance than asking them to scrap their plans altogether, and would be something the player base could get behind.

I feel that ignoring the NeX items altogether (if one has even a slight interest in pimping how their Avatar looks to begin with) out of principal will ensure that the only path CCP will take is to continue stubbornly on their current path until they ultimately scrap the project altogether... which would be a shame.

The concept has a LOT of potential for both FIS content as well as WIS content, I'd hate to see it abandoned because we couldn't find a way for it to work in a way agreeable for both the player base and CCP.

Nak hak
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:40:00 - [33]

No to Nex. No to MT. No to space dolls.

Those things are not transferable. Maybe they'll give coupons. LOL!

Kehro Urgus
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:56:00 - [34]


Meryl SinGarda
Belligerent Underpayed Tactical Team
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:58:00 - [35]

Originally by: Kehro Urgus

Posted - 2011.09.03 20:58:00 - [36]

Edited by: Garia666 on 03/09/2011 20:58:24
no only stupid people buy something from the nex store. accoording to CCP them selfs..

Adeena Torcfist
Dark Underground Forces
Posted - 2011.09.03 20:59:00 - [37]

i want less, more revealing clothes. not more.

some knee-high fuk-me boots would be nice Laughing

Melkath Bandrom
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:02:00 - [38]

I wont buy aything from NEX... EVER!!

NEX is just the beginning of the P2W/Golden Scorpion/Golden Ammo trash slide. Mybe no golden ammo NOW but just wait a while. CCP said there will be "NO GOLD AMMO EVER" so u can expect it soon!

If NEX successful, then P2W will be enacted within 18-24 months. I refuse to participate in the downfall of Eve.

Go hate on me if u want, just dont forget to say ur sorry when u find I'm right :P

Trolls Troll
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:04:00 - [39]

I might buy something one day with the free aurum like a paint job or something, but i will NEVER support the nex store through plex/rl cash

/serious post for the week

Posted - 2011.09.03 21:07:00 - [40]

To answer the OPs question -- yes, I have.

My feeling is that so long as the NeX store is self-supporting (or even better) in terms of salaries for creatives then it could all be coming from an independent company for all that it matters. What has bearing on EVE in my opinion is when I see what I could be getting for PLEX on the market. I could be turning that money into a semi-bottomless tissue-box of new spacecraft and equipment (well, except for the really big stuff), but I'm not going to do that - it's very tempting, but I won't. I intend to divert any temptation to spend RL-cash straight into NeX-wear. So, if you see me looking good, it's probably a sign that if you kill my ship, then it will stay dead - at least for awhile. That's the game I want to play.

Forum Worrier
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:09:00 - [41]

Originally by: Garia666

no only stupid people buy something from the nex store. accoording to CCP them selfs..

Kazrael Starseeker
The Night Crew
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:24:00 - [42]

Edited by: Kazrael Starseeker on 03/09/2011 21:25:26
I bought goggles for one of my characters.

I really don't have a problem buying things from CCP, it's just what they are selling is crap. Some of those women's clothes look like they were made for jersey women in their 80s. I can't believe they hired designers to make that bs.

Take a page out of itunes business model. Let players design and place clothing up for sale, CCP takes a cut. I think there is a game out there that already does it, APB maybe, or second life.

On another note: I would totally buy a paint job for my ships.

Posted - 2011.09.03 21:30:00 - [43]

Fucĸ no and I never will, only chance is when eve is F2P and the nex store supports it.

STD contractors
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:34:00 - [44]

I'd rather castrate myself slowly with a plastic spoon than play space barbie.

Dach Starwind
Posted - 2011.09.03 21:40:00 - [45]

bought mah precision boots x)

Posted - 2011.09.03 21:55:00 - [46]

Not interrested, not even running CQ.

Tiina Turmiola
Posted - 2011.09.03 23:58:00 - [47]

No. And never will. Everything is so expensive I couldn't afford them, ever. Totally lame shop.

Lord Haur
Grim Determination
Posted - 2011.09.04 00:02:00 - [48]

Not yet, but may cash in 4 accounts worth of free AUR, when they give us enough to buy something other than boots :/

Pr1ncess Alia
Posted - 2011.09.04 00:08:00 - [49]

lol, no

The Aurum market is for two people:

1)those with so much isk they couldn't care less

2)Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Spc One
Posted - 2011.09.04 00:23:00 - [50]

Originally by: Khira Kitamatsu

Personally I will not buy anything until the prices come down(alot) and we can actually walk around and interact with other players. It is stupid to pay outrageous prices for virtual goods only I can see. How about you? How do you feel about this and have you bought anything from the Nex?

No and never will !

Nicolo da'Vicenza
Divine Power.
Posted - 2011.09.04 01:01:00 - [51]

nah I'm gonna hold out until CCP lowers the price of monocles to like 3 dollars

Living Dead Girl
Posted - 2011.09.04 01:04:00 - [52]

Nope. don't plan to either, now or ever. If it doesn't serve a purpose for me, i don't buy it. (thats not advocating PtW, just my view as a whole.)

Cozmik R5
Dock 94
Posted - 2011.09.04 01:42:00 - [53]

If real-life beer could be bought with aurum, maybe. But then again, a case of 24 at the NeX would probably cost 2000 euros XD

So yeah, the NeX can rot for all I care.

Barbelo Valentinian
The Scope
Posted - 2011.09.04 02:08:00 - [54]

Nope, it's all dull as dishwater. Nothing mysterious, evocative, whacky or original.

Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.09.04 02:43:00 - [55]

Originally by: Ethan Bejorn
Never have, never will. That 1,000 Aurum will sit in my wallet until the Eve servers go down.

My sentiment exactly.

Count Austheim
Raven's Flight
Posted - 2011.09.04 03:31:00 - [56]

Havent touched the NEX store. I didnt even bother to get that Quafe shirt you can unlock that people that attended fanfest got.

Rakshasa Taisab
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.09.04 03:39:00 - [57]

Edited by: Rakshasa Taisab on 04/09/2011 03:41:08
At last count I have bought 60,000 AURUM worth of NEX store items.

Trolls Troll
Posted - 2011.09.04 03:42:00 - [58]

Originally by: Rakshasa Taisab
At last count I have bought 60,000 AURUM worth of NEX store items.

No one cares how much CCP alts have spent......

Rakshasa Taisab
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.09.04 04:08:00 - [59]

Originally by: Trolls Troll
Originally by: Rakshasa Taisab
At last count I have bought 60,000 AURUM worth of NEX store items.

No one cares how much CCP alts have spent......

CCP alts don't have that much ISK to spend, only getting enough to cover a monocle and boots.

T'Laar Bok
Posted - 2011.09.04 04:10:00 - [60]

Originally by: Ejit
I'd rather castrate myself slowly with a plastic spoon

I'd be willing to part with a substantial amount of isk to watch and take pics of that.

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