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Higher PLEX = death of certain gaming styles?

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Kaivar Lancer
Doomheim
#1 - 2014-09-16 15:44:11 UTC
A year ago PLEX was "only" 500-600M. Today it's about 800m. However, isk/hr from most activities remain the same. I thought about re-subbing my dormant alt account, but if PLEX rises 30%+ each year, I don't see much point.

Multi-boxing and alt accounts will become prohibitively expensive later on. I'm wondering if higher PLEX prices are forcing people out of the game, and perhaps might explain why Eve's online population is back at 2008 levels?
Eugene Kerner
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2014-09-16 15:46:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Eugene Kerner
First!!!
I like plex threads when they are young and full of commitment.
Edit:
Roll

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Paranoid Loyd
#3 - 2014-09-16 15:49:20 UTC
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Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-09-16 15:50:20 UTC
Second

Edit: Ganked by Loyd (and not surprised)

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Grog Aftermath
Doomheim
#5 - 2014-09-16 15:50:41 UTC
Kaivar Lancer wrote:
A year ago PLEX was "only" 500-600M. Today it's about 800m. However, isk/hr from most activities remain the same. I thought about re-subbing my dormant alt account, but if PLEX rises 30%+ each year, I don't see much point.

Multi-boxing and alt accounts will become prohibitively expensive later on. I'm wondering if higher PLEX prices are forcing people out of the game, and perhaps might explain why Eve's online population is back at 2008 levels?



I doubt it's forced people out of the game, it's certainly had an effect on alt accounts though.
Crumplecorn
Eve Cluster Explorations
#6 - 2014-09-16 15:52:46 UTC
Uh, fifth?

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Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#7 - 2014-09-16 15:56:21 UTC
Crumplecorn wrote:
Uh, fifth?

Subscription paying master race reporting in.

Likewise, actually I think I'll sell a plex, thanks op for reminding me Big smile
Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#8 - 2014-09-16 15:57:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Bagrat Skalski
Pay subscription fee or grind ISK like a wild monkey grinds bananas.
J'Poll
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2014-09-16 15:58:50 UTC
Posting in:

Grrrr PLEX prices
AND
Grrr Goons (as its their fault one way or another).
AND
Grrr AFK cloakers (as now I cant farm ISK for PLEX)




P.s. If the game loses mindless drones who only grind ISK to grind more ISK the next month, please let the price rise more.

I have multiple accounts and NEVER used PLEX to keep them running, I rahter work a couple of hours at work and sub an account for a year.

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Remiel Pollard
Shock Treatment Ministries
#10 - 2014-09-16 16:01:20 UTC
If you're playing for isk/hour, you're not playing for fun/hour.

EVE's a game, man. Enjoy it, don't work it.

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Christopher AET
Lethal Injection Inc.
Pandemic Legion
#11 - 2014-09-16 16:19:22 UTC
PLEX is a privilege not a right.

I drain ducks of their moisture for sustenance.

Jarod Garamonde
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2014-09-16 16:24:03 UTC
Some would say we're better off without 20-character/single-player isboxer stripmining and gank cata fleets.
Some would say that more accounts is better for CCP.

However, because most of those multiple-alt account players are just buying PLEX off the market... which has already been purchased by someone else, so CCP already got paid, with or without the roving single-man gangs of belt-cleaning/Orca-boosted barges.

I'm not an economist, though. But I don't understand how anyone can do nothing but mine, and never interact with the community. At least Chribba heavily participates in the social aspect of the game.

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leich
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#13 - 2014-09-16 16:37:44 UTC  |  Edited by: leich
If you want plex prices to go down.

Spend all of your hard on cash on plex.

Sell on the market.

if you invest enough real life isk the plex price will go down.

problem solved.
KnowUsByTheDead
Sunlight...Through The Blight.
#14 - 2014-09-16 16:41:25 UTC
Roll

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Derath Ellecon
Washburne Holdings
#15 - 2014-09-16 16:54:55 UTC
Bagrat Skalski wrote:
Pay subscription fee or grind ISK like a wild monkey grinds bananas.


Or find better ways of making isk. No subscription fee or monkey grinds. win/win
Remissus Rinah
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2014-09-16 16:56:44 UTC
Chiming in as a single account holder.

The way I see it, higher PLEX costs only /really/ hurt the people who still think having heaptons of alt accounts is the way to go. With just my one account to worry about, and instead of alts relying on my corpmates (who in turn rely on me) to help make ISK, it becomes a heck of a lot simpler to keep myself in-game and PLEX'd up.

~ Remissus

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#17 - 2014-09-16 17:24:47 UTC
8 hours of level 4 missions in highsec pays for a plex.
Crumplecorn
Eve Cluster Explorations
#18 - 2014-09-16 17:28:45 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
8 hours of level 4 missions in highsec pays for a plex.
If it was a choice between eight hours of missions or quitting the game, I'd quit the game.

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Sariyah
HUN Corp.
#19 - 2014-09-16 17:33:09 UTC
I used to pay for 3 accs and cover expenses with isk making activities. Since I'm not actively playing, perhaps skilling 1 account is cheap enough to do it with rl money. No need to replace dreads carriers t3s and whatnot monthly...
Nat Silverguard
Aideron Robotics
#20 - 2014-09-16 17:37:02 UTC
these threads grow/show/sprout fast i can't keep up. :)

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