My last post about RMT wasn’t general enough, therefore was unable to reach its goal. Now I’m back with a broader approach.

Why does illicit RMT exist? Because there are buyers with money. They want to bypass the obstacles, they want to progress even when they suck. Let’s face it: just like with drugs and prostitution, as long as there are buyers, there will be sellers. Every game dev fights an unwinnable battle against RMT-ers.

How can illicit RMT be defeated? Only by legitimate RMT: if the players can buy advantage in the game, without automatically winning it. The PLEX trade of EVE does a theoretically perfect solution: what you buy from CCP, the PLEX does not give you any advantage in the game (you can use it for character training and subscription), however you can trade it with other players for power. As no one is forced to accept the deal, the amount of power you can buy is controlled by the real players (the ones who earn their ISK in the game). You can’t buy anything that others aren’t selling you, but you can buy a baseline power easily, which is the point of the pay-not-to-lose model.

Why PLEX failed to end illicit RMT? Because of the limited PLEX demand. Someone who is good in the game can easily earn ISK in the magnitude of dozens of PLEX-es a month, but can’t use them. What’s the point of having dozens of accounts (besides earning more PLEX-es)? These players are ready to sell their ISK for less than PLEX price, allowing RMT-ers to offer better deal than the official.

What is the solution? Adding more options to use PLEX. The more PLEX-es are used, the higher the demand for them, increasing their price. This in turn make illicit RMT-ers less profitable. If PLEX prices would double, the real money reward of the RMT would be halved. There is a price point when RMT in EVE becomes unprofitable compared to RMT-ing in some other game, making the professional farmers leave.

Of course the developer must avoid simply doing the job of RMT-ers and introduce pay-to-win. CCP cannot increase PLEX demand by selling power for PLEX, they learned it during Incarna. The only guarantee against pay-to-win, if PLEX can only buy what other players sell. My original post shown such service, the pay-for-content: to be able to buy FC, corp leader, website operator or whatever services you need. The original implementation wasn’t the best as players would be tempted to cash out stolen or farmed ISK. However the developer could simply hire content providers (actually the same gamers) as employees, to provide services for their customers. The former player – now bound by empoyment – will utilize his gaming knowledge to provide content of players who pay an extra. Imagine that you could hire a famous FC to lead your corp roam!

Recent events provided an even better PLEX-sink. An infinitely big one, that can eat all the PLEX in the world. I’m talking about PLEX for Good. $190000 was donated by the players in the form of 12726 PLEX-es. Two things contributed to this success. The first is that you could donate EVE Online pixels. I did not donate money. I used the ISK I gained on the market to buy the PLEX and donate that. The money of my donation came from someone else, who simply wanted to buy EVE currency and have no clue that their money went to the Red Cross. Secondly, the fact that people pay a lot for the donation T-shirts prove that looking good is important in a community. The people who wouldn’t bother to donate alone, donated (or faked it by buying T-shirt) to show off in the community.

How could CCP utilize it to get a huge PR success, increase revenues and hit RMT hard? By starting a permanent PLEX donation drive for some permanently existing charity, like space research and making a toplist of it. Remember, how much ISK TEST alliance got via donation toplist! The official toplist would list characters, corps and alliances according to their PLEX donation to the cause. It would work especially well as it would provide a goal for PvE players. There is no killboard for them, so after they get more ISK than they can reasonably spend, they lose interest. Now they could just spend it all on PLEX and donate to space research while getting themselves internet fame on the toplist. Of course to provide revenues to CCP, only $10/PLEX would go to the charity, the rest would remain for CCP. While such PLEX would bring less income to CCP than one used for character training, this would be outweighted by the higher PLEX sales. I mean if there is more PLEX demand and ISK/PLEX rate go higher, more people will buy PLEX from CCP to get ISK. Also, many former RMT buyers will turn to the PLEX market if the official price go higher.

One can say that “but the higher PLEX price make lot of free players unable to pay their accounts”. It’s not a problem. Not because I don’t think they bring much to the game, but because the ISK/PLEX rate isn’t defined by the developer. They just create the new PLEX options, force no one to use them. Other players choose to buy PLEX with their ISK, driving its price up. If the actions of other players hurt you… Welcome to EVE Online!

Finally, consider the PR value of such system for the whole MMO gaming community: players get money for charity, by playing. The better you play, the more you can donate from the money of the bad players who have to buy PLEX-es to cover up their defeats. The more of them you blow up, the more PLEX will be purchased, increasing the revenues of CCP and the funds going for charity.

Update: Von Keigai had a great idea in comments, “PLEX for development”. Players can donate PLEX-es to CCP for working on their favorite feature. Like nullseccers could donate it to buy stronger nods that can handle multi-thousand combat, WH-ers to work on POS-es and so on. The ideas would be provided by CCP/CSM, so you can’t buy features, but you can prioritize them or add extra funds to speed them up!

Smug PS: I love to know (and invest into) the future doctrine 9 months before it happens.

– Gevlon Goblin

355 Comments

  1. praying mantis01

    omg shut up

    December 17, 2013 at 16:49 Reply
  2. LTA

    Fire this retard

    December 17, 2013 at 16:54 Reply
  3. Sold

    So kill RMT by artificially inflating the isk price of PLEX? Won’t this mean that a PLEX sold to player x for rl cash will now give the buyer even more buying power? How is that supposed to kill RMT? No clue at all.

    December 17, 2013 at 16:54 Reply
    1. eric loto

      Lol. When you can’t figure out a GG article its time to go back for that GED.
      Example of new GG plex idea:
      Plex still cost 15usd but sells for say, 1.5bil isk
      RMTer now has to farm 3 times longer to get 2bil for 15usd for the buyer to not just go through CCP.

      Right now he only needs 600mil to make 15usd.
      If he needs 2bil he may just pick a different game to farm.

      December 17, 2013 at 19:34 Reply
  4. master hyde

    Von keigai suggestion of “PLEX for EVE development features” is not a good idea because no one trusts CCP to develop the certain feature if money was thrown at it. This isnt CIG.

    Example: Dust 514, a PS3 game (didnt even make it to PS4 – fail).

    December 17, 2013 at 16:56 Reply
  5. Cloora

    Why do I keep clicking on Goblin articles?

    December 17, 2013 at 16:56 Reply
    1. LTA

      I mostly just do it to scroll down and comment on how retarded he is without even reading the article.

      December 17, 2013 at 16:57 Reply
      1. JackSpyder

        yep!

        December 17, 2013 at 17:17 Reply
      2. That’s what I do

        December 17, 2013 at 17:35 Reply
  6. xxxxx

    lol didn’t read.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:00 Reply
  7. lolosnono

    This article appears to contradict the spirit of your “paying to save time sucks” article.
    Also, for the love of God, will you please have a native English speaker review your articles?

    December 17, 2013 at 17:01 Reply
  8. 2.4

    For fuck sakes…

    Walk off a cliff already!!!

    December 17, 2013 at 17:11 Reply
  9. Allied Mastercomputer

    How about this: every Plex sold costs at minimum $15, this goes to CCP regardless. Everything above 15$ goes to player that sold the Plex. Plex can be found at random drops (very rare) and can also be manufactured at massive costs (up there with titan in terms of isk). This would add interesting market incentives to Plexing (would there be a Plex cartel, Plex price fixing? would the lone pirates that collect Plex try to undercut it) and in terms of manufacturing would present alliances with questions, do we spend our money on RMT profits or shore up our in game security with super capitals?

    Just a thought experiment, probably wouldn’t work, but maybe it’s better than Goblin’s ideas which seem to be drawing flak. I think there is room for “legit” plexing in these kinds of games, though integrating it is obviously difficult.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:13 Reply
    1. Kama Kairade

      This does not fix the problem where someone in a 3rd world nation can make more ratting and selling isk than they can by doing backbreaking labor. This isn’t a problem with PLEX. This isn’t a problem with buyers, this is a RL issue where a gross financial inequity exists between the poor and the rich.

      RMT is not a problem to the majority of the world’s population, it’s a solution.

      December 17, 2013 at 18:12 Reply
  10. -EH- Grunt

    Why do they keep this chuckle head on their writing staff?

    December 17, 2013 at 17:22 Reply
  11. Paul Loveridge

    +1 to the idea of PLEX for development.

    But what about the denomination issue? A quick http://eve-central.com check reveals about 600bn isk for about £17. That’s a little money for a lot of isk but enough to not be an impulse purchase.

    I suggest having multiple PLEX denominations, call them PLEX5, PLEX10, PLEX20 and PLEX30 . Sell them at suitable price levels and let the market set the prices. Make the pilot license extension require you to own and redeem PLEX’s totalling 30 for a 30 day evaluation.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:22 Reply
    1. Playos

      Could just use Aur since it’s already there and a sub-currency for PLEX anyway.

      December 17, 2013 at 18:46 Reply
  12. Adamski

    you understand that you are literally a twat?

    December 17, 2013 at 17:28 Reply
  13. Unknown

    shut up shut up shut up i give no fucks about RMT anymore. Write something else for fuck sakes!

    December 17, 2013 at 17:31 Reply
    1. Selina

      I had to down vote this just because you suggested he write something at all.

      December 17, 2013 at 19:55 Reply
      1. Unknown

        oh shit im so sorry………shit guys hes gonna write another one. I fucked up.

        December 17, 2013 at 20:08 Reply
  14. Unknown

    “Why does illicit RMT exist? Because there are buyers with money” couldnt get past this. I swear its been in every single goblin article. Or something like it.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:32 Reply
  15. RBW

    What space programs do you have on mind Gevlon? Please don’t make it a government led one like NASA or ESA. Mars One, or some other ambitious private led effort would serve the donations better. Your idea could work though. perhaps even go game based and push for Eve 2.0

    December 17, 2013 at 17:46 Reply
  16. GrouchyOldGamer

    I skipped the article and went straight to the comments, that’s always the best bit.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:47 Reply
    1. Robo

      In this we agree. For a change! Lol

      December 17, 2013 at 18:41 Reply
      1. GrouchyOldGamer

        I’m feeling the love

        December 17, 2013 at 19:36 Reply
  17. Kama Kairade

    GG, RMT exists because people can make real life $$ by sitting in front of a computer. I know that this is hard for your fat lazy white entitled ass to understand, so I’ll explain it.

    Chang Wang lives in a shithole where the average yearly income is $2500 / year

    Chang learns that people buy imaginary pixie dust for $

    With minimal effort, Chang learns that he can make 500m isk/hr in his sleep

    To Chang, this is a $15,000 year opportunity

    Chang subs 5 accounts and goes to work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRoTF06GWSk

    Chang now makes enough to bribe his shithole overlords so that he can leave the shithole and live a better life.

    December 17, 2013 at 17:54 Reply
    1. Gary Bell

      Lmfao.. That same dude taught me how to do that.. 500 mil an hr nonstop is dank lol

      5 Mins per haven OG shit

      December 17, 2013 at 18:26 Reply
      1. Kama Kairade

        While the [email protected]/hr is nice, I am impressed by the way he economizes time between the Mach and Noctis to get that extra 175m/hr.

        December 17, 2013 at 18:44 Reply
  18. Professor Higgins

    Better question: Where is the editor/proofreader to catch all the 3rd grade spelling/grammar mistakes running through this garbage?

    December 17, 2013 at 18:02 Reply
  19. Its like….it starts out interesting, and you are like “wow…some truth here”…then about half way thorough he starts pitching crazy ideas…and you are just left with your jaw open.

    Then you must go the comment section to make sure you are not the only one.

    However, I am all for crazy ideas, and he certainly brings out the trolls–which is always awesome.

    gg

    December 17, 2013 at 18:11 Reply
    1. Playos

      Pretty much every GG article… start with a few true but not really revolutionary facts, talk about personal “accomplishments”, throw out crazy ideas that may or may not be in any way actually related to earlier items.

      December 17, 2013 at 18:42 Reply
  20. Toriessian

    “Players can donate PLEX-es to CCP for working on their favorite feature.” – It works for Star Citizens! CCP can even offer an actual product… not just a hangar.

    December 17, 2013 at 18:17 Reply
  21. opchek

    Do you write about anything other than RMT?

    What a snoozefest.

    December 17, 2013 at 18:19 Reply
  22. Ming Tso

    Hey Goblin, you really need to post your March 2013 post about how Nagalfars are going to be the new meta and how you’ve known about it for nine months.

    http://greedygoblin.blogspot.hu/2013/03/business-thursday-blinged-tengu-taking_14.html
    ~Gevlon Goblin was right~

    December 17, 2013 at 18:47 Reply
    1. Homophobic John

      *Being right* about one thing one time, does not save his writing or redeem anything else about his abomination of a personality

      December 17, 2013 at 22:14 Reply
  23. RMT guy

    RMT is not so bad, I make enough every month to plex my accounts, upgrade my ships/mods as skills increase and buy a few extra plexes to sell to my corp mates for $10 each. ccp still gets their full revenue from the plex redemption, my corp mates gets to keep playing, and I make some cash on the side. everyone wins. More people get to play eve because of my actions, now tell me how I’m a terrible person who’s ruining the game for everyone.

    December 17, 2013 at 18:54 Reply
    1. Hian

      You are a terrible person who’s ruining the game for everyone.

      December 17, 2013 at 20:14 Reply
  24. nomorepls

    no value what so ever in his articles ever, riv pls fire this fool already !

    December 17, 2013 at 18:54 Reply
  25. Red Orchestra

    I was writing walls of text as a replies to this retard’s article, but now I will just say – somebody please just shoot this retard. Do this in the name of humanity, save him from his misery.

    December 17, 2013 at 19:19 Reply
    1. Merkal A.

      Said same shit when my friend told me about that articl… shit.

      December 17, 2013 at 19:58 Reply
  26. Simon pieman

    I love this guy, he is clearly pretty terrible.

    December 17, 2013 at 19:45 Reply
    1. Gandalf

      Terrible people are fun! You can hit them with a staff or stab their butt with a sword. Or cast spells on them but I woulndn’t waste those on him.

      December 17, 2013 at 20:37 Reply
  27. draekas .

    Just bring back plex for video cards, and watch plex prices go up. LOL

    December 17, 2013 at 19:50 Reply
  28. Unknown

    Oh goodness hes making updates based on comments now

    December 17, 2013 at 20:09 Reply
  29. radical strategy

    Though not the typical angel taken against RMT issues in MMOs i believe the following radical strategy may forever end the RMT war is EvE. By getting rid of all real life currency and moving global society towards and ISK based system we may once and for all end the RMT war in eve. Think about the possibilities.

    – Very Goblin, Much word vomit, such retarded, so STFU, wow

    December 17, 2013 at 20:35 Reply
  30. Dirty Rotten Sneaky Bastard

    Goblin, just stick to reading market trends…. that is the only thing you are good at.

    December 17, 2013 at 20:41 Reply
    1. iskbot#1337

      in wow /fixed

      December 17, 2013 at 22:49 Reply
  31. N3Fanbud

    Go kill yourself Goblin. ktnxbai

    December 17, 2013 at 21:49 Reply
  32. best_burek

    WOW just WOW

    December 17, 2013 at 22:00 Reply
  33. gg gg

    Is it me or does this sound like a cry for a pay to win cash shop?

    December 17, 2013 at 22:05 Reply
    1. monkey

      Yeah, it kinda does but then Goblin is a short sighted twat with no appreciation for the finer points of what makes EVE a great game. It’s like chocolate and children. You give them a bit and they always want more. If you gave them the entire block they’d eat it and be sick and still not understand that it’s a bad idea. Eve is the chocolate and Goblin is the child. He just doesn’t understand but unlike the child, he never will.

      December 19, 2013 at 11:36 Reply
  34. Homophobic John

    Im starting to think that these horrible pieces of literary abortions are only put up here for ad revenue for people clicking on the comment section of this crap and responding to everybody else about what an insufferable faggot goblin is.
    But what Im sure the brightest minds at EN24 dont know is that 99% of the users use adblock or some other similar software to prevent riverni’s greedy ass from getting money off of goblin. Or maybe they do. Who really gives a fuck.

    So Im left wondering why they do post this shit anyways? Do they really enjoy it? Do they look up to him and believe he is a role model and has the greatest ideas for EVE that are worth publishing?

    December 17, 2013 at 22:11 Reply
  35. Tiago D'Agostini

    This time I will save myself some time and not read the article. QWill go directly to the “stop posting Goblin” part.

    December 17, 2013 at 22:18 Reply
  36. Justin May

    You know what, I have never had too much isk or plexes because i use isk to buy ships and pvp with them. Ohhhh how it must suck for carebears and others to have sooooo much isk they feel they need to rmt. I have an idea, all the space rich carebears and whbears just need to buy ships and kill stuff. Then you solve the problem of too much isk and get pvp experience so you can stop whining like a fat bitch that lost her moonpies. 🙂

    December 17, 2013 at 22:42 Reply
  37. GFY

    “Finally, consider the PR value of such system for the whole MMO gaming community: players get money for charity, by playing. The better you play, the more you can donate from the money of the bad players
    who have to buy PLEX-es to cover up their defeats. The more of them you
    blow up, the more PLEX will be purchased, increasing the revenues of
    CCP and the funds going for charity.”

    So its only bad players, that have to buy ships? That alone shows how clueless you are. Get out of hisec, and go out and do some real PVP’n, instead of ganking. You might learn that losing ships is just a fact. Somedays youre the dog, and somedays youre the fire hydrant, Everyone has losses,

    “Update: Von Keigai had a great idea in comments, “PLEX for
    development”. Players can donate PLEX-es to CCP for working on their
    favorite feature. Like nullseccers could donate it to buy stronger nods
    that can handle multi-thousand combat, WH-ers to work on POS-es and so
    on. The ideas would be provided by CCP/CSM, so you can’t buy features,
    but you can prioritize them or add extra funds to speed them up!”

    Which in return gives CCP and excuse that not enough was donated for whatever people decide to gripe about. Or to just milk players for more money. Also, I can hear the tears already, about how someone donated a lot, but the feature that other people donated for made it, and now they want their Plex back.

    “Smug PS: I love to know (and invest into) the future doctrine 9 months before it happens.”

    You might as well wipe that smug off your face, youre nothing but an ignorant loser bitch boy. Hoping to gain some recognition. Just face it, you will never amount to anything, on Eve or in RL.

    December 17, 2013 at 22:50 Reply
  38. nijam

    WOULD YOU JUST STOP POSTING SHIT ON THIS SITE !! PLZ !!

    December 17, 2013 at 23:38 Reply
  39. anon

    whats wrong with just like with prostitution?

    December 18, 2013 at 00:08 Reply
    1. niggaking

      Can i pay prostitute with isk ?
      NO MALE PROSTItUte and i dont like mintshit

      December 18, 2013 at 04:08 Reply
      1. Fermaguel

        Prostitutes only accept ISK in Iceland, hell, everyone accepts payment in ISK in iceland.

        December 18, 2013 at 06:13 Reply
  40. sadleric

    SHUT UP

    SHUT UP

    SHUT UP.

    SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.SHUT UP.

    SHUT UP.SHUT UP.

    SHUT UP.SHUT UP.

    December 18, 2013 at 00:11 Reply
  41. DarthChris00

    And as plex prices go up because of the increased demand pilots who cant afford to continue paying the new price start to unsubscribe plex demand goes down and eves total player base becomes shit. the above is a good way to run eve right into the ground. When you got something useful to say just dont because chances are its not. Thank you.

    December 18, 2013 at 00:50 Reply
    1. getajob.nerd

      If you cant swing $15 a month, you need to get out of moms basement and get a job. Either way EVE is better off without you.

      December 18, 2013 at 01:52 Reply
      1. Ban

        Lol, this attitude tickles me. Talk more trash if you like, but the PLEX system would break down if there wasnt people in game willing to spend more time than money to play this game. Since PI yields me 2.5b a month easily with my 2 accounts, I see no problem spending half that on plex so I dont have to spend money to play it. Makes the game more available, and thats a good thing.

        December 18, 2013 at 07:03 Reply
        1. ICallBull

          No it doesn’t. You don’t get 2.5billion isk for doing PI on 2 characters. That’s just bullshit.

          December 19, 2013 at 11:34 Reply
          1. Ciaphas Cyne

            either way its a symbiotic relationship. i think you are doing what the kids call “hatin”

            December 19, 2013 at 11:46
          2. Thrust

            L2read…he said 2 accounts which usually means 6 characters not 2 characters.

            December 19, 2013 at 17:47
      2. DarthChris00

        Tell you what i’ll go when you do 95% of the time the person saying what you just did are in the exact same position and just mad about their own life.

        December 22, 2013 at 02:14 Reply
  42. Random Miner

    Last I heard CCp was doing a pretty good job of killing the rmt market. isk prices are damn near the same as plex prices. Sooooo….. didn’t read. Continue making your isk and shooting miners, no one cares, you’re not relevant

    even tl;dr’ier: gg should not post about anything but nothing.

    December 18, 2013 at 01:56 Reply
    1. Ciaphas Cyne

      well said. article doesnt need writing.

      December 19, 2013 at 11:45 Reply
  43. Take Econ 101, you moron

    “The more PLEX-es are used, the higher the demand for them, increasing their price. This in turn make illicit RMT-ers less profitable. If PLEX prices would double, the real money reward of the RMT would be halved.”

    Are you retarded? If PLEX prices double in game, RMTs would make a fucking KILLING, they would still sell their ISK for cash, and since the demand is now higher they will get more customers. You seem to be assuming that if the cost of PLEX goes up in game people would stop buying from RMTs (who have better prices) and start buying from CCP. No one except for a moron like you would do that.

    December 18, 2013 at 04:17 Reply
    1. Andrew Metzger

      when 15USD = 1 plex = 300 M ISK, they can sell 20m ISK for anything less than a dollar and be more effective than PLEX. When PLEX is 3.5b ISK (like serenity) the bots have to grind over 200 million ISK and sell it for less than a dollar to compete with PLEX.

      December 18, 2013 at 05:32 Reply
      1. Ciaphas Cyne

        its tough getting that through to people andrew haha. thanks for trying

        December 18, 2013 at 06:14 Reply
  44. Sir-Spam-a-Lot

    Another shit fucking article from this loser…

    December 18, 2013 at 05:15 Reply
  45. Ciaphas Cyne

    ive never seen RMT items or isk for cheaper than what CCP already sells it for. maybe ive just never looked.

    December 18, 2013 at 06:15 Reply
    1. yea

      So you’ve obviously never looked. It’s definitely cheaper elsewhere. It’s also more dangerous.

      December 18, 2013 at 15:31 Reply
      1. Ciaphas Cyne

        so i just spent some time searching around. if ISK exists on the net for cheaper than legit plex….well its not easily found anyway.

        December 18, 2013 at 21:01 Reply
        1. NotAGoblinAlt

          Goblin, why do you post in the threads to your “articles” with alts?

          December 19, 2013 at 11:32 Reply
          1. Ciaphas Cyne

            omg thats the worst thing i think any one has ever said to me on the internet. like seriously. too far. im an active eve player. come to placid and find out how active. (shh dont look at my KB i suck)

            December 19, 2013 at 11:44
  46. Titshit

    NOBODY
    FUCKING
    CARES

    STOP
    POSTING

    December 18, 2013 at 07:07 Reply
  47. Jack

    Didn’t read. Fire Glevon.

    December 18, 2013 at 07:24 Reply
  48. John

    The moment you legalize RMT, the moment it becomes interesting for criminal organizations. Ideal place for money laundring, extortion or other practises you generally don’t want to have associated with a game. So suck it up princess, fuck RMT.

    December 18, 2013 at 08:42 Reply
    1. Titshit

      Oh good. I am afraid I will be shot by the mafia if I ever gank a botter.
      Fucking retard.

      December 18, 2013 at 10:39 Reply
      1. If CCP allowed RMT they would find themselves unable to do business with any financial institution that has even the slightest presence inside the United States.

        December 20, 2013 at 04:26 Reply
  49. Obllib

    WTF is the “-es” you’re adding to words?

    December 18, 2013 at 09:47 Reply
  50. Capstravaganza

    You’re economical skills stem from pure genius! You should work at the IMF!
    In all seriousness now – you’re retarded.
    If PLEX becomes widely used it’s ISK price will drop and thus create a discrepancy between the said ISK price and RL money. Which, in turn will mean that as the RL value of the PLEX will drop also, people will herd to buy it with ISK rather than RL cash.
    RMT problem solved you would acclaim proudly! But then PLEX will have no value to CCP and people will pay for one month of EVE by doing 3 mission for their agents. Also your charity donations will raise exactly zilch-nada-niente.

    Because you know – there’s a simple rule of economics says that the more readily available a good becomes the less value it will have.

    Also EVE is not a pay-to-win game – it’s shear complexity and uber learning curve prevents your usual 12y old with mom’s credit card from having any interest in it.
    The cases you are referring to address the mega-corporations and alliances. And in their case PLEX is actually a monitor and mediator of RMT. It functions as designed.

    Please stop posting your brilliant ideas before proofing them and please stop theory-crafting about things you obviously have no training in.

    December 18, 2013 at 11:47 Reply
    1. Newticle

      “Your.” As in “If YOU’RE going to talk trash, at least have someone with some basic grammar competence proof it first.”

      Also, it’s “sheer”,” and don’t start sentences with conjunctions. For fuck’s sakes, were you raised by wolves?

      December 18, 2013 at 19:04 Reply
    2. Ze Noob

      “Also EVE is not a pay-to-win game – it’s shear complexity and uber
      learning curve prevents your usual 12y old with mom’s credit card from
      having any interest in it.”

      Actually this isn’t entirely true the ability to buy PLEX and sell them to buy characters and or ships means this isn’t 100% correct EVE is a game where the person with the most RL money to spend on the game generally will prosper I’m not saying that a brand newbie will necessarily win out against a seasoned vet I’m saying that out of 2 seasoned vets with similar SP and PVP and or PVE skills the one who will win is the one with the most ISK and as we all know PLEX = ISK and RL money = PLEX there for in a way EVE is pay to win

      December 24, 2013 at 09:38 Reply

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