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Somer Blink: Legit or Scam?

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Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-07-03 02:53:45 UTC
Hello,

I heard about this 250 celebration or whatever that Somer Blink is having, so I was interested. I have some extra ISK for "fun".

Anyway, I was asking around, and somebody sent me this link -

http://blinkexposed.blogspot.com/

That got me worried, so I asked about it in the Blink thread. Some dude Andrew Nox (with Blink I guess) told me to just "ask other Blink players about their experiences".

So that's what I am doing. Anybody want to share their experiences, good or bad?

Thanks! Smile
#2 - 2012-07-03 02:56:18 UTC
Ariel Armani wrote:
Hello,

I heard about this 250 celebration or whatever that Somer Blink is having, so I was interested. I have some extra ISK for "fun".

Anyway, I was asking around, and somebody sent me this link -

http://blinkexposed.blogspot.com/

That got me worried, so I asked about it in the Blink thread. Some dude Andrew Nox (with Blink I guess) told me to just "ask other Blink players about their experiences".

So that's what I am doing. Anybody want to share their experiences, good or bad?

Thanks! Smile


They make a profit (why else do it); however, there is no scam. Pay your isk and bid on what you want to try to win.

I repeat, it isn't a scam, but it is addicting.
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2012-07-03 02:57:54 UTC
It's a form of gambling? I've never heard of anyone being directly ripped off by Somer, but like all gambling, in the end only the house really wins.
Clockwork Pineapple
#4 - 2012-07-03 02:59:10 UTC  |  Edited by: ISD Tyrozan
-snip-

Off topic post.

ISD Tyrozan
Minmatar Republic
#5 - 2012-07-03 02:59:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Atra Solis
Hea, now think how much lotteries/casino's make IRL.. You play to risk money to gain profit, in the end your better served playing something you have a skill for.
#6 - 2012-07-03 03:06:57 UTC
It is only a scam as far as gambling itself is a scam.

It is not like EVE scams though, where you never win (rare exceptions aside).
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-07-03 03:11:23 UTC
Insurance is a scam. I especially love the FL requirement to have your personal belongings insured to at least half the value of your house. I'd like to see you collect on that when a hurricane wipes you out, they'll want a receipt for everything. Lol

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

Gallente Federation
#8 - 2012-07-03 03:42:30 UTC
Looks like someone /raged after losing money on blink, must've been a lot if they went to the trouble of making a site to /tinfoil about it :D

Like others have said, playing blink is just like playing in a casino, it's no more of a "scam" than a roulette wheel - basically, like everything else in EVE, don't fly/spend what you can't afford to lose.
Caldari State
#9 - 2012-07-03 03:48:43 UTC
That person simply has no idea how gambling works. Yes it's possible for someone to risk billions but not get anything back, yes it's possible for someone to risk little but get obscene amounts back and yes the house always wins in the end.
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2012-07-03 04:03:36 UTC
the one time i played blink i put in 500mil isk and walked away with 1 bil isk. it is essentially a raffle system and the house always makes 20-30% off each one. however if you are careful and work out the odds, etc you can turn a profit at it.

to be fair i did stick my neck out farther than i'd normally go in their system.. i was up the price of two tickets on an orca (16 slots) and i bought 4 slots on the orca and won it.. so that was a big + on my balance.

Tedium and difficulty are not the same thing, if you don't realize this then STFU about game design.

A Band Apart.
#11 - 2012-07-03 04:05:32 UTC
Since everyone else is going on about the finer points of gambling, I will simply say I have always been awarded my winnings in a prompt manner. It can be very addicting, frustrating and rewarding! Be smart with your ISk and you will be fine.
Paragons Of Virtue
#12 - 2012-07-03 04:53:07 UTC
Yeah it's a scam. It's the worst kind of scam ever. The kind of scam where you just can't stop yourself from coming back again, over and over again. Once you start, you just can't stop.
Sanctuary Pact
#13 - 2012-07-03 05:31:34 UTC
Ariel Armani wrote:
Hello,

I heard about this 250 celebration or whatever that Somer Blink is having, so I was interested. I have some extra ISK for "fun".

Anyway, I was asking around, and somebody sent me this link -

[freshly created blog which no-one gave me the link to but I posted here to draw attention]

That got me worried, so I asked about it in the Blink thread. Some dude Andrew Nox (with Blink I guess) told me to just "ask other Blink players about their experiences".

So that's what I am doing. Anybody want to share their experiences, good or bad?

Thanks! Smile


I call you out on total BS
You created that blog. It's brand-new and "someone sent me this link" ?? Total crap.
What did you lose ? 1 Billion, 2 Billion ?
Or did they turn down your recruitment application ?
It's gambling and totally legit whether you like it or not.
Your posting of that link here is proof that you invented it.

Harkonnen Federation
#14 - 2012-07-03 05:35:38 UTC
It's ccp allowed botting and RMT...
#15 - 2012-07-03 05:39:24 UTC
RMT clearing house...

Nyan

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#16 - 2012-07-03 05:39:36 UTC
Confirming Blink is legit, if played in moderation its good fun, but its VERY addicting. Have a plan for when to walk away.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

#17 - 2012-07-03 05:57:06 UTC
1) Never fly a ship you can't afford to loose !

2) Never bet ISK on Somerblink you can't afford to loose !
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-07-03 05:57:08 UTC
Aiwha wrote:
Confirming Blink is legit, if played in moderation its good fun, but its VERY addicting. Have a plan for when to walk away.


Bro, you make it sound like gambling!

Oh, wait... :p
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-07-03 06:05:41 UTC
I'm up 2B on Blink and not touching it again. Quitting ahead and all that.

Again, it's only a scam in-so-much that all gambling is designed to be profitable for the house. Many must lose so that some may win.

"To know the true path, but yet, to never follow it. That is possibly the gravest sin" - The Scriptures, Book of Missions 13:21

Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2012-07-03 06:12:17 UTC
While this does look extremely /tinfoil


I really do wonder how a player can be winning blinks in august 2011 while only existing in eve since may 2012

It's possible the blog and screenshot of the char's birthdate has been faked, I'm not in game to verify things atm, it's extremely suspicious if those screenshots are legit though.

There should be a rather awesome pic here

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