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New dev blog: NVIDIA Video Card for PLEX Offer

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Shinzann
Beast Cat Industries
#41 - 2012-04-11 17:22:53 UTC
Neat offer... except that it's cheaper for me to go to the local parts store and buy the card than to buy the PLEX to get the card. And I would have to buy the PLEX because I'm not that rich in game.
Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#42 - 2012-04-11 17:23:18 UTC
I just checked the e-bay price on these cards: $140. Thats $14 per billion ISK, for all those who want dollars instead of ISK.

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J3ssica Alba
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#43 - 2012-04-11 17:26:34 UTC
gfldex wrote:
Well done. PLEX went up by 25M in 1 hours. Driving bitter vets out of the game is the way forward!


There was a mass rush on plex during the fanfest live broadcast. So now there's a 2nd rush because of the dev blog? I think a lot of people are going to have too many extra plex on their hands.
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TorTorden
Tors shibari party
No Holes Barred
#44 - 2012-04-11 17:30:10 UTC  |  Edited by: TorTorden

  1. This card although a great card, is mere weeks from being replaced by the gtx 660.
  2. The higher end 680 card has been in the wild for a month already and the midrange series won't be far behind.

  3. Even if you have the ISK in your wallet the math still doesn't favor this deal, you are better off just paying your sub and saving your real money, honestly the only crowd where this deal makes sense are for RMT botters. (CCP\nvidia facepalm moment)

  4. Finally some deuche bag politician is going to see the PR for this and start some new push about the various governments should tax our ingame currency since we can convert into a real-word item.
gfldex
#45 - 2012-04-11 17:30:47 UTC
J3ssica Alba wrote:
There was a mass rush on plex during the fanfest live broadcast. So now there's a 2nd rush because of the dev blog? I think a lot of people are going to have too many extra plex on their hands.


They could sell them for 50M more ... after 1 1/2 h after dev blogging. The whining will be ENDLESS!

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ITSaSPY
Doomheim
#46 - 2012-04-11 17:31:54 UTC
Bienator II wrote:
ITSaSPY wrote:
Let me just look at these numbers.

Currently the average price for these kinds of graphics cards (average GTX 560, EVGA version: 10 euro more than average) is about 150 euro at the closest store to my house.

20 plex is about (15x20) 300 euro.

So basicly if I use plex I would pay twice the money I would need when I'd pay using ... well, money.

I don't like the deal.


the problem with this calculation is that nobody will buy 20 plex to purchase a graphics card. They have them already and you can' make them to money anyway... so this is a quite good offer actually.


That's not a problem with the calculation. The calculation just shows the difference between the value of the thing you trade in vs. the thing you get. Basicly its a horrible deal. No matter if you have 2.000 plex laying around, that doesn't change the value of either the card or your plex. It's still a bad deal, no matter if you can afford it or not.

You could spend the plex on extending your EVE account for a long time, or multiple accounts even.
Fiapo
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#47 - 2012-04-11 17:34:45 UTC
So all the customs and other taxes are paid by CCP or do we need to pay for those as well?
Spc One
The Chodak
Void Alliance
#48 - 2012-04-11 17:40:28 UTC
Fiapo wrote:
So all the customs and other taxes are paid by CCP or do we need to pay for those as well?

Interesting question.
Mashie Saldana
French Drop-O-Panache
Snuffed Out
#49 - 2012-04-11 17:49:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Mashie Saldana
Shinzann wrote:
Neat offer... except that it's cheaper for me to go to the local parts store and buy the card than to buy the PLEX to get the card. And I would have to buy the PLEX because I'm not that rich in game.

This offer isn't aimed at you but those with massive amounts of in game money but not much of a real income out of game.

CCP, does this mean I can start selling old nVidia cards on the forums for PLEX? Was thinking 40 PLEX for a GTX 580.Blink
EvilweaselFinance
GoonCorp
Goonswarm Federation
#50 - 2012-04-11 17:59:40 UTC
Mashie Saldana wrote:
Shinzann wrote:
Neat offer... except that it's cheaper for me to go to the local parts store and buy the card than to buy the PLEX to get the card. And I would have to buy the PLEX because I'm not that rich in game.

This offer isn't aimed at you but those with massive amounts of in game money but not much of a real income out of game.

CCP, does this mean I can start selling old nVidia cards on the forums for PLEX? Was thinking 40 PLEX for a GTX 580.Blink

i have massive amounts of ingame money, and plenty of out of game money, but i like out of game money more than i like my ingame money
Ticarus Hellbrandt
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#51 - 2012-04-11 18:01:16 UTC
Shop - £130

Plex x 20 - £330
leviticus ander
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#52 - 2012-04-11 18:05:42 UTC
to those of you that are saying "oh, CCP is ripping you off, there's a new model coming out in a month" yes, there's a new model coming out in a month. but the 560 is still quite a nice card, and I doubt there are many if any other games where you can buy upgrade hardware for your computer with the in-game currency.
and people are saying "oh, I could go buy the card twice for the same price", well if you could, then why don't you and leave this offer to those that the offer is directed at, the people with lots of isk, but little spare money. also, it's unlikely that CCP got these cards for free, so they need to cover the cost of the cards, cover shipping+handling, taxes, import fees, and still if possible make a profit. I mean sure, they could have probably made it selling them for 13-15 plex, but they decided higher. I'd say, take the offer and be appreciative that it's been made.
Zowie Powers
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#53 - 2012-04-11 18:07:26 UTC
If the price of plex ever falls low, consider bulk buying gas and electricity and selling it to us for plex.
How about a deal with Dominos while you're at it?

In fact, why don't you just buy them off us for cash?

ATX: The best of the rest.

Hans Momaki
State War Academy
Caldari State
#54 - 2012-04-11 18:07:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Hans Momaki
Camios wrote:

Moreover it's clear that CCP cannot sell an unlimited number of cards through this offer, otherwise it would turn this into a way to "cash out" to its customers, like sort of a poker website.


No, it's not. CCP Can buy GTX 560 at (I assume) something arround 100€, selling for 270 via plex is awesome deal for CCP too.
They could do even more out of it, Buying all kinds of stuff blablabla.. hell yeah, why not do something like a plex for Real Life store...? Oh wait...

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Zowie Powers
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#55 - 2012-04-11 18:08:22 UTC
Ticarus Hellbrandt wrote:
Shop - £130

Plex x 20 - £330


Plex RL value depends on the number of bots you're running.

ATX: The best of the rest.

Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#56 - 2012-04-11 18:12:00 UTC
ITSaSPY wrote:
Bienator II wrote:
ITSaSPY wrote:
Let me just look at these numbers.

Currently the average price for these kinds of graphics cards (average GTX 560, EVGA version: 10 euro more than average) is about 150 euro at the closest store to my house.

20 plex is about (15x20) 300 euro.

So basicly if I use plex I would pay twice the money I would need when I'd pay using ... well, money.

I don't like the deal.


the problem with this calculation is that nobody will buy 20 plex to purchase a graphics card. They have them already and you can' make them to money anyway... so this is a quite good offer actually.


That's not a problem with the calculation. The calculation just shows the difference between the value of the thing you trade in vs. the thing you get. Basicly its a horrible deal. No matter if you have 2.000 plex laying around, that doesn't change the value of either the card or your plex. It's still a bad deal, no matter if you can afford it or not.

You could spend the plex on extending your EVE account for a long time, or multiple accounts even.


sure you could. If you have that already you can now request a graphics card.

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TorTorden
Tors shibari party
No Holes Barred
#57 - 2012-04-11 18:17:17 UTC
Bienator II wrote:
ITSaSPY wrote:
Bienator II wrote:
ITSaSPY wrote:
Let me just look at these numbers.

Currently the average price for these kinds of graphics cards (average GTX 560, EVGA version: 10 euro more than average) is about 150 euro at the closest store to my house.

20 plex is about (15x20) 300 euro.

So basicly if I use plex I would pay twice the money I would need when I'd pay using ... well, money.

I don't like the deal.


the problem with this calculation is that nobody will buy 20 plex to purchase a graphics card. They have them already and you can' make them to money anyway... so this is a quite good offer actually.


That's not a problem with the calculation. The calculation just shows the difference between the value of the thing you trade in vs. the thing you get. Basicly its a horrible deal. No matter if you have 2.000 plex laying around, that doesn't change the value of either the card or your plex. It's still a bad deal, no matter if you can afford it or not.

You could spend the plex on extending your EVE account for a long time, or multiple accounts even.


sure you could. If you have that already you can now request a graphics card.


Im sure this deal makes perfect sense to all the small time manufacturers who's convinced trit and pyerite is free since they mine it themselves.
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PIE Inc.
Khimi Harar
#58 - 2012-04-11 18:29:05 UTC
Quote:
CCP´s decision on any sale is final, except when said decision is voided by applicable law

Fixed it for you.

By the way, have you run this through your bartender/lawyer?

It is beyond easy to argue that PLEX are in fact money, given that the only way that a PLEX can be introduced is by redeeming a 'voucher', aka. GTC --> Which makes this a straight purchase .. over the internet .. I'll have my European 14 day right of withdrawal please.

Non-refundable my ass Big smile

Just sayin'
Skye Aurorae
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#59 - 2012-04-11 18:35:40 UTC
I approve of this offer, indeed, if I didn't already have a modern card I'd be participating. I hope to see more of these offers in the future.

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EvilweaselFinance
GoonCorp
Goonswarm Federation
#60 - 2012-04-11 18:39:35 UTC
TorTorden wrote:

Im sure this deal makes perfect sense to all the small time manufacturers who's convinced trit and pyerite is free since they mine it themselves.

my assets are worth enough isk to plex my four accounts for approximately 8.3 years, at a conservative estimate