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Where does the ISK come from?

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Liliana Rahl
Remote Soviet Industries
Insidious Empire
#41 - 2012-06-13 13:21:41 UTC
I wish there was a fee for using Empire gates.

And a configurable fee for using sov gates.
Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#42 - 2012-06-13 13:27:18 UTC
In an RP sense, where does ISK come from? Where do the NPCs get it from?

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Lin-Young Borovskova
Doomheim
#43 - 2012-06-13 13:38:52 UTC
When you mine minerals and build some ships, these are not free.

Well those are not free for someone else that will not have those minerals or sell that ship, for you it's all benefit, all isk Lol

brb

Ana Vyr
Vyral Technologies
#44 - 2012-06-13 13:48:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Ana Vyr
Liliana Rahl wrote:
I wish there was a fee for using Empire gates.

And a configurable fee for using sov gates.


That's a cool idea. Would introduce some planning into route conservation for some folks.

Though I guess for a player who had no cash, this would be an issue. You'd have to cap the upper limit somewhere too to prevent alliances from locking their systems down by having a huge fee on entry gates.
TheGunslinger42
All Web Investigations
#45 - 2012-06-13 14:44:22 UTC
DarthNefarius wrote:
Headerman1 wrote:
Cpt Zapp Braannigan wrote:
Oh and a more specifc question what does NPCs buy?


On the market there isn't a lot, usually a system scanner, a POS module. There are also overseers personal effects i believe.



NPC's buy WormHole 'blue loot' which comes to around 9 trillion ISK per month


om nom nom delicious wormhole profits.

filthy incursion peasants dont know the glory, the riches, and fun that come with risk
Ris Dnalor
Tribal Liberation Force
Minmatar Republic
#46 - 2012-06-13 21:55:47 UTC
Zoe Athame wrote:
1st. Ship-loss does not take ISK out of the system.
2nd. Rich players take money from other players.
3rd. If you're looking for a get rich quick plan, nobody will give you one.

As for where money comes from. Akita T posted this in another thread recently.

Quote:

Only dev-provided ISK faucet breakdown (daily totals snapshot from 2010.10.17-18, Sun-Mon) :
http://community.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1401431&page=3#67
78% NPC bounties
12% mission rewards + time bonuses
~7% insurance balance (10% faucet of payouts - 3% sink of premiums)



Also, I really hope you're not an old character because CCP doesn't do name-changes.



could you be more off topic? or rude? Shocked

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Viktor Fyretracker
Emminent Terraforming
#47 - 2012-06-13 22:02:55 UTC
Ana Vyr wrote:
Liliana Rahl wrote:
I wish there was a fee for using Empire gates.

And a configurable fee for using sov gates.


That's a cool idea. Would introduce some planning into route conservation for some folks.

Though I guess for a player who had no cash, this would be an issue. You'd have to cap the upper limit somewhere too to prevent alliances from locking their systems down by having a huge fee on entry gates.



turning the space lanes into New Jersey.....

where do we mount the EZ-Pass on our ships? =)


Back on thread... It is an interesting topic to think about where does ISK come from... seems EVE is like most other MMOs in that it comes from actions involving NPCs.


Someone above asked in an RP sense where it comes from.. Guessing it comes from some form of treasury run by CONCORD.

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Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#48 - 2012-06-13 22:08:02 UTC
Viktor Fyretracker wrote:


Someone above asked in an RP sense where it comes from.. Guessing it comes from some form of treasury run by CONCORD.


That was me. But how does the ISK get into the CONCORD treasury?

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Armed And Angry
#49 - 2012-06-13 23:27:35 UTC
In an RP sense? It is printed ( created out of thin air ) by the 4 government factions: Amarr, Caldari, Gallente, and Minmatar. Just like any governments currency in RL if I am not mistaken.

Of course if I am mistaken about the RL reference I am sure someone will come along and d-bag me.... I mean enlighten me with their polite response.

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Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#50 - 2012-06-14 02:14:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Morganta
really the only thing worth selling to NPCs is the sleeper loot from wormholes and of that the best is the nanoribbons (or at least was)

however only Class 3 holes and up are worth the trouble, and then its not something you will be able to handle solo unless you have a really well fit Tengu or some buddies

sleepers are not like regular rats, but they pretty much behave like mission rats, only much stronger and lots more webs & points.

so the short of it is to access this isk fountain you need to join a WH corp and learn to live with no local and a front door that moves every 24 hrs and requires you scan it down everyday, and several random back doors for other people to come in and despawn your anoms.

if you want to do it I strongly recommend probing skills and covops skills just to keep a WH corp from podding you outright when you try and join.
DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#51 - 2012-06-14 02:22:34 UTC
Zoe Athame wrote:
1st. Ship-loss does not take ISK out of the system.
2nd. Rich players take money from other players.
3rd. If you're looking for a get rich quick plan, nobody will give you one.

As for where money comes from. Akita T posted this in another thread recently.

Quote:

Only dev-provided ISK faucet breakdown (daily totals snapshot from 2010.10.17-18, Sun-Mon) :
http://community.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1401431&page=3#67
78% NPC bounties
12% mission rewards + time bonuses
~7% insurance balance (10% faucet of payouts - 3% sink of premiums)



Also, I really hope you're not an old character because CCP doesn't do name-changes.


Here's a breakdown for last February:
http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-econmony-stupid.html
An' then Chicken@little.com, he come scramblin outta the    Terminal room screaming "The system's crashing! The system's    crashing!" -Uncle RAMus, 'Tales for Cyberpsychotic Children'
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