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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:07PM aaradun said

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In other words, their in game cash shop not working, and fact people are leaving in drove people are not buying plex anymore = we lost so much revenue we gotta find a way to get money now.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:36PM (Unverified) said

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Do people believe that PLEX makes CCP money. Every PLEX cashed in is another player who doesn't have to pay their monthly subscription. Sure PLEX costs a little more (normally $2.50 and that is supposed to be for actual overhead), but this scheme would be giving them almost nothing. And since this is likely to increase the supply of PLEX, but will do nothing for the demand, the market price will likely fall. So more people will be able to not pay CCP their monthly fees. Since CCP employ actual economists, it's unlikely they expect this to make them fat piles of cash that way.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:36PM Darkstryke said

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@aaradun The sad thing is they burned the bridges with their most ardent defenders. It's still the only game with such risk and reward out there, it appeals to a very diverse set of players, and they've gone and messed it all up because they're bleeding money on two fronts (Dust, World of Darkness) with nothing but luke warm reception to show for it. The rush for them is on to monetize as much as EVE as possible before their investments go tits up.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:42PM rhorle said

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Yes every plex cashed in is a player that doesn't have to pay a monthly fee. But someone is paying a fee, that is higher then the monthly fee, for that plex in the first place.

You don't lose money just because someone else is paying money for something they trade for virtual items.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 6:03PM Khai mann said

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@aaradun

Plex can be used for other things like char transfers.... it costs 2 plex :)

So, yes, they are making from this.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 6:36PM Scuffles said

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Uhhh every Plex purchased is money made by CCP

See it works on a similar principal to F2P in which it does not matter who buys it simply that it is purchased. Once it is purchased its money in their pocket regardless of who uses it... hell regardless of if it is ever used.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 7:54PM DeadlyAccurate said

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@(Unverified) If I buy a PLEX and sell it to you for ISK, and you then use it to pay for your subscription, all that did was transfer your subscription cost to me.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:14PM (Unverified) said

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13 times 15 isnt that 195.......

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:23PM (Unverified) said

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I love ccp... but that "deal" is not that great.
AND FUTHERMORE... a global time code is only 35 dollars... which is two plexs.... and if you order from somerblink they give you 50 million isk on their website.... I just dont see 13 plex for 199 a good deal.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:31PM SFGamer69 said

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Yeah...is this games monthly fee more than that per month? If not, what makes this a special one time offer? seems, if i am reading this correctly, you are actually paying a small amount extra than what the normal monthly is.. (assuming a 15/month fee)...
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:36PM rhorle said

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One plex costs 19.95 according to the eve online website.So you are saving 59.36 or somewhere around there for buying the special package of 13.

Most plex packages seem to work out to a about a $17 rate the deal works out to around $15 rate.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:39PM rhorle said

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@SFGamer69

The games montly fee is 14.95 a month. With the lowest being 10.95 a month if you buy 12 months. It would be very idiotic to buy plex for the purpose of game time. You should only buy plex to sell for ISK in-game.

And only buy plex with ISK.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:21PM Darkstryke said

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CCP desperation mode now at DEFCON 2

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 7:06PM Scuffles said

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@Darkstryke

Yeah bulk discounts are seldom a good sign in the MMO world.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 7:09PM Scuffles said

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Also watch out for Lifetime Subscriptions..... those are a sign of the end times.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 5:31PM UrkenInvader said

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This is a truly sad attempt by CCP to make up some of that lost capital.
Wonder what their in house economist has to say about PLEX depression, lawl.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 6:24PM Lateris said

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Changing the world...

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 6:47PM Baby Choo Choo said

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I love how every Eve article's comment section has turned into "what I hate about CCP" now...

If you don't like it then move on. You'll live.

Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 7:08PM Scuffles said

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@Baby Choo Choo

Well it does go to show how the general perception of EvE and CCP is changing. If anything CCP should be looking at threads like this that used to be full of hardcore supporters, now populated by dissidence, as a sign that they are doing something .... not right.

But you know at best it would trigger the "vocal minority" card and be dismissed.
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Posted: Sep 2nd 2011 9:31PM Paradigm68 said

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@Baby Choo Choo If you don't like that every "EvE article's comment section has turned into "what I hate about CCP" now..." then don't read them. Move on.
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