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Buddy invite rewards and plex

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Mattias Uta
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2014-09-22 15:54:36 UTC
Hey, i'd like to know if this would work within the confines of UELA and also trial restrictions. I want to get my friend 30 more days added to his trial as i'll be getting a plex back anyway. It's a good time for us both to play essentially, but we aren't on frequently enough.

1. Buy a plex via account payment
2. Sell on market
3. Gift money to trial buddy
4. Trial buddy purchases plex in game market
5. Trial buddy activates plex
6. I receive a reward plex
Tyrendian Biohazard
Ubiquitous Hurt
The WeHurt Initiative
#2 - 2014-09-22 16:15:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Tyrendian Biohazard
No, primarily because you don't receive PLEX when a trail account is upgraded via PLEX.

(EDIT: Whether or not is violates EULA I'm not sure, I just wanted to specify you don't receive PLEX as a reward)

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Mattias Uta
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#3 - 2014-09-22 16:19:24 UTC
thanks, that was the crux in my opinion. since isk gifting TO a trial character is perfectly ok i am sure there are no UELA violations anyway.
Adrie Atticus
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2014-09-22 16:25:20 UTC
You can trade the PLEX to the trial in a station, you'll receive 30 days of game time from a PLEX activation, you just need to go and redeem it via account management -> past buddy invites.
Mattias Uta
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2014-09-22 16:28:01 UTC
Adrie Atticus wrote:
You can trade the PLEX to the trial in a station, you'll receive 30 days of game time from a PLEX activation, you just need to go and redeem it via account management -> past buddy invites.


So this method would not require me to buy and sell, meaning i would keep 100% of the value of the plex.

Is this correct? because it would certainly save me some ache and i'm eager to do it.
Thomas Builder
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-09-22 16:40:48 UTC
Yes, it'll work, be within the EULA and you'll keep 100% of the value of the PLEX.

As already stated, when your friend uses a PLEX to activate his account, you will not get a PLEX back, but you can still chose one of the other rewards (30 days game time or Catalyst package).

Note: there are a couple of ways to cheat on station trading (mostly with last-minute changes), so you should only do that with people whom you trust absolutely. If you do trust them absolutely, it's a fine (and free) way to trade. And it works with trials.
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#7 - 2014-09-22 16:52:50 UTC
The main problem is that you cannot use an PLEX and get a PLEX, regardless of how you transfer it. Either you get 30 days gametime added directly, or he has to pay with real money. The buddy program does not allow PLEX for PLEX. Also it's EULA.

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J'Poll
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#8 - 2014-09-22 16:54:43 UTC
Mattias Uta wrote:
Hey, i'd like to know if this would work within the confines of UELA and also trial restrictions. I want to get my friend 30 more days added to his trial as i'll be getting a plex back anyway. It's a good time for us both to play essentially, but we aren't on frequently enough.

1. Buy a plex via account payment
2. Sell on market
3. Gift money to trial buddy
4. Trial buddy purchases plex in game market
5. Trial buddy activates plex
6. I receive a reward plex


5 to 6 is impossible.

When a invitee uses a PLEX to subscribe you can NOT claim a PLEX as reward, only the destroyer pack or 30 added days automatically to your account.


Also, why lose out on money (by selling a PLEX and then buying it back, which will always mean a net loss), when you can just meet up in Station X and do a direct trade.

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Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#9 - 2014-09-22 21:22:55 UTC
Note that you don't have to do market gymnastics to gift PLEX:

New in Hyperion - "Donate Game Time" explained

CCP Phantom wrote:
“Donate Game Time” to inactive and trial accounts

If the receiving character resides on an inactive account, the “Donate Game Time” feature will activate that account and 30 days of game time will be added.

If the receiving character is a trial account, the “Donate Game Time” feature will convert that account to a full subscribing account and adds 30 days of game time to that account. All trial account restrictions will be lifted.


“Donate Game Time” and the Buddy Program

If trial accounts invited via the Buddy Program are converted to fully subscribed accounts via the “Donate Game Time” feature, then the Buddy inviter will receive a reward just as if the trial account owner would have used a PLEX to upgrade the account (More information about the Buddy Program can be found on the EVE Online Account Management).
J'Poll
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#10 - 2014-09-22 21:43:53 UTC
Tau Cabalander wrote:
Note that you don't have to do market gymnastics to gift PLEX:

New in Hyperion - "Donate Game Time" explained

CCP Phantom wrote:
“Donate Game Time” to inactive and trial accounts

If the receiving character resides on an inactive account, the “Donate Game Time” feature will activate that account and 30 days of game time will be added.

If the receiving character is a trial account, the “Donate Game Time” feature will convert that account to a full subscribing account and adds 30 days of game time to that account. All trial account restrictions will be lifted.


“Donate Game Time” and the Buddy Program

If trial accounts invited via the Buddy Program are converted to fully subscribed accounts via the “Donate Game Time” feature, then the Buddy inviter will receive a reward just as if the trial account owner would have used a PLEX to upgrade the account (More information about the Buddy Program can be found on the EVE Online Account Management).


That too of course.

Still waiting on all those donations by peopleP

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Mattias Uta
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2014-09-22 22:32:14 UTC
I had no idea of station trading. I'm assuming this is a direct 1 to 1 trade and not using the market. My backup idea was to anchor a passcoded box in a safe spot, but that would be cool.

Unfortunate though that i get 30 days time rather than plex, the money was more my intention.
Trisha Landers
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#12 - 2014-09-23 01:22:11 UTC
Yeah, if you are interested in the game time reward then the new donate PLEX option is the best bet since you can make sure the PLEX is used and you get your reward (rather than trading where you're at the mercy of the other person actually using the PLEX you give them.)

And I can confirm that using a PLEX directly on a buddy trial with the new donate PLEX option will still give you a game time reward or the catalyst pack.