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Dev Blog: The ETC is Dead, Long Live the PLEX Activation Code!

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CCP Eterne
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-05-20 14:52:13 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
For the longest time, our 3rd party partners have sold EVE Time Codes to allow you to subscribe to EVE. Over time, however, they have become increasingly supplanted by PLEX. In order to adapt to this change, we are moving away from ETC to new PLEX Activation Codes. CCP Spitfire describes what this change means in his new dev blog.

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LCdr Shepard
Doomheim
#2 - 2014-05-20 15:08:26 UTC
I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite way to buy PLEX in EVE.
Robyn Aurilen
Sanctuary of Shadows
Dock Workers
#3 - 2014-05-20 15:25:16 UTC
The T&C for the buddy program say that PLEX wont be awarded for buddy accounts that're upgraded using PLEX, but can be for accounts upgraded with ETC. Is this going to be changed to allow PLEX as a reward for accounts upgraded with PLEX redeemed using the activation code?
Mashie Saldana
I'm Sorry Shoot What?
WE FORM V0LTA
#4 - 2014-05-20 15:26:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Mashie Saldana
Interesting, so when will you kill off the Timecode Bazaar?
Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#5 - 2014-05-20 15:26:44 UTC
so you renamed it but its still the same thing?

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Mashie Saldana
I'm Sorry Shoot What?
WE FORM V0LTA
#6 - 2014-05-20 15:30:17 UTC
Bienator II wrote:
so you renamed it but its still the same thing?

No it isn't as you can't trade it on the forums.
Dav Varan
State Protectorate
Caldari State
#7 - 2014-05-20 15:37:03 UTC
Simple and Elegant.
JP Nakamura
Union of Intergalactic Miners and Nano Assemblers
#8 - 2014-05-20 15:39:47 UTC  |  Edited by: JP Nakamura
Great. Got a blog on CCPs "fix" for removing ETCs ... now how about a dev blog about the Industrial hauler rebalance coming 2 weeks from today?

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CCP Pericolo
C C P
C C P Alliance
#9 - 2014-05-20 15:41:38 UTC
Robyn Aurilen wrote:
The T&C for the buddy program say that PLEX wont be awarded for buddy accounts that're upgraded using PLEX, but can be for accounts upgraded with ETC. Is this going to be changed to allow PLEX as a reward for accounts upgraded with PLEX redeemed using the activation code?


There are no plans at this time to change the current Terms and Conditions of the Buddy Program. PLEX Activation Codes will be considered PLEX and treated as such with regards to the Buddy Program.
Sir Constantin
#10 - 2014-05-20 15:55:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Sir Constantin
gascanu
Bearing Srl.
#11 - 2014-05-20 16:08:31 UTC
hmm it's just me or plex is more expensive than GTC?
Grarr Dexx
The Congregation
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#12 - 2014-05-20 16:26:03 UTC
So EVE is getting hiked to €20 a month?
Prince Kobol
#13 - 2014-05-20 16:34:20 UTC
Got to admit, if this move increases the price then all that is going to do is make me cancel a couple of my accounts.

Congrats CCP
Shalia Ripper
#14 - 2014-05-20 16:52:30 UTC
Thank you for making it slightly more annoying.

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CCP Pericolo
C C P
C C P Alliance
#15 - 2014-05-20 17:00:59 UTC
The price for the new PLEX Activation Codes is the same as the ETC. For example the 30 day ETC is the same price as the 1 x 30 day PLEX Activation code and the 60 day ETC is the same price as the 2 x 30 day PLEX Activation code. These scale accordingly depending on the number of PLEX contained within the PLEX Activation Code.

As for the price of PLEX it has remained the same outside of a promotional offer where the price would be lower. There has been no increase to PLEX prices purchased from us or our partners.
Zifrian
The Pannion Domin
Ghostbirds
#16 - 2014-05-20 17:13:13 UTC

I want to know this as well. Is game time going away?

I want to buy a year of game time from amazon, will I still be able to do this? Reason being, I want game time - NOT plex. I have no desire to use plex for anything other than game time.

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Freelancer117
So you want to be a Hero
#17 - 2014-05-20 17:21:16 UTC
When you open your in-game browser and directly type in

time.codes

You get the same price for 2 PLEX as before with 1 GTC Cool

1 PLEX $19.99
2 PLEX $34.99
6 PLEX $104.99
12 PLEX $209.99
28 PLEX $489.99

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CCP Pericolo
C C P
C C P Alliance
#18 - 2014-05-20 17:27:33 UTC
Zifrian wrote:

I want to know this as well. Is game time going away?

I want to buy a year of game time from amazon, will I still be able to do this? Reason being, I want game time - NOT plex. I have no desire to use plex for anything other than game time.


You will still be able to purchase subscription game time from Amazon from a full account of any activity status. This new PLEX Activation Code will have no impact on this.
Arronicus
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2014-05-20 17:53:45 UTC
Godzilla was sweet. Also, this seems a little less confusing.
James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2014-05-20 18:38:33 UTC
Prince Kobol wrote:
Got to admit, if this move increases the price then all that is going to do is make me cancel a couple of my accounts.

Congrats CCP

Maybe you should wait for confirmation instead of assuming the absolute worst.

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

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