24 September 2012
| | Mike
One of the things that makes Eve Online unique is that it’s one of the few MMORPGs where players can actually destroy other players items, in this case ships.
According to Eve-Kill.net the most notorious killer in the Eve universe has caused more than 2 trillion ISK in damages to other players. To put that into perspective, you can buy 20 billion ISK for about $370, according to one of the many Eve ISK sites I found. Which means that this one player has caused about $37,000 in damages and loses to other players. Mind you this doesn’t include items obtained or stolen during these attacks, only the actual value of the ships destroyed.
If you count the top five killers, they’ve caused more than $127,000 in damage to other players. That is no small sum of money.
24 March 2012
| | Mike
Today at Eve Fanfest, CCP announced that it would allow players to start purchasing real-world items with ISK earned in Eve Online.
CCP will make available 100 Nvidia GeForce GTX560 graphics cards for the price of 20 PLEX or about $299, if you bought the PLEX with real money. Eve accounts are limited to one graphics card, so if you happen to be an EvE billionare, you won’t be able to buy a bunch if you planned on reselling them.
This is quite a step for CCP to take, by allowing people to use an in-game currency to buy real-world items. Currently there’s a limited supply and only one item, but it’ll be interesting to see if CCP expands this in the future to including more items or even open up a full store if this proves to be a success.