For those who accuse CCP of Making Eve Online 'Pay to Win'

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Niby jakie? Juz widac ze dyskusji zadnej nie bedzie bo znalazl sie polaczek co chce udowodnic sobie i innym jaki to on nie jest wazny i “polacy nie gesi i swoj jezyk maja”. Szkoda tylko ze przez pryzmat takich ludzi jak Ty, beda postrzegani inni przedstawiciele tego narodu w tym ja.

Ale Ty pisz po angielsku. nie jestes u siebie.

Time to call ISD in…

I am ashamed for my countrymen

Druga sprawa: Wyłącz sobie automatycznego tłumacza bo strona w linku jest po angielsku a przez twoje ego, ośmieszasz wszystkich polaków w społeczności EVE.


That article was about gambling. Not P2W.

Loot boxes are not necessarily P2W. They are most definitely a gambling mechanic, though.

EVE will be there soon enough once they release “SkinS Kraytz”. A random chance to get a rare paint job for your ship. They already have the mechanic in place, so it won’t be long before it moves from giveaways to pay for a chance at skins.

Lock up your passwords and don’t let your kids watch you buy that first skin pack.

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That would have been fairly (not always) accurate until about 6-8 years ago. There aren’t many games left that have pay-only, absolute-best items or purchases. Most games have mixed F2P and cash shop together now in various ways. In many games, currently, people call them ‘P2W’ but what is actually on sale is ‘pay for convenience’ and ‘pay to progress faster’.

EVE has actually trended away from more P2W (training/SP time limited to sub time-gate) and has moved towards the ‘pay to go faster’ side with skill injectors and various training accelerators available for ISK via Plex.

Regardless, as I said, the issue isn’t that EVE is P2W (it’s always been); it’s that the current model is holding the game back. A more modern version of player progression is needed to encourage people who can do math to actually participate in the game.

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You’re missing the fact that you can pay for injectors by playing the game.

And that the max skilled idiot noob with 100m SP or whatever and a 200B isk BS.

Is still going to pop to a 10m SP gate camp

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6. Please use the correct language when posting.

The default language for posting on the EVE Online forums is English. Please use English when posting as a courtesy to other forum users, unless the forum channel is specifically created for discussion in another language as part of our localized language specific sub-forums.

Coughs in Tea.




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On a sidenote all of @Billy_McCandless’ posts are technically English.


Fortunately, he was reading the Blackout Reaction thread and it rendered him comatose.


I’d love to know what English to Billy translator you’re using, or if you come up with the atrocious abuse of it off the top of your head

Its written as he speaks it, afaik

Every time Billy posts I’m reminded of a really bad film from the 90’s

Revenge of Billy the Kid

That looks way more messed up than…

Actually, no, thats about right.

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This shows a direct lack of understanding of game mechanics. Skills cap out at level 5, the power difference between 4 and 5 is minimal except in cases where you are then training spec skills which is a “tier” bump. However, a very long time ago they reduced this requirement on hulls which used to require the previous hull 5 down to the current 3. That was a huge boon to new players trying to play catch up in actual power scaling.

You did this before and a corpmate of mine ripped you on it. A subscription fee is not “pay to win” never in a million years can you make an actual arguement of this in the EVE universe. Not as long as skills remain capped. Once a vet or new player alike reach level 5 in a skill they will never get any more powerful than where they are in that moment outside. If EVE had infinitely scaling skill levels you’d be correct, but we don’t which makes your entire arguement invalid since built directly into the game itself is an arbitrary cap which allows players to catch up to even the most hardened vet. The only thing the new player will lack is variety and knowledge which come with time - just like in every mmo in existance.

For the record, I can see where you’re coming with on some aspects. But you’re confusing P2W with just vet players, something that simply occurs in a long running game. That’s why CCP setting skill caps at 5 was such genius even now.

You didn’t read my entire post did you? Just because you can obtain something through other means doesn’t make it not a pay-to-win mechanic as it is openly available to those who wish to make use of the shortcuts put in specifically to take advantage of these mechanics. A new player can spend a week or more grinding and get that 1 injector (I can’t imagine new players make more than a bill in a month starting) or they can buy plex, sell it, then buy all the injectors they need to quickly obtain the skill boosts and unlock new systems which places them significantly ahead of the person who didn’t have that option open to them financially. Thereby making it a quite thinly veiled pay-to-win mechanic.

I mean, unless you’re going to say FIFA and games like it aren’t pay-to-win because players can always just play games and use the packs they obtain through playing to get their stronger teams I suggest you sit yourself down and take a closer look at how these mechanics are intertwined. PLEX has always been the accepted pay-to-win mechanic of eve because getting a ship never made you better at flying or fitting it. However, skill injectors did just that and put players months and years ahead of their counterparts who should have been experiencing the game together lock-step helping each other along forming bonds that keep them around.

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I did it. Instarted up this character after 11 year dormancy. With next to nothing…after about a month I just passed 1b

My point though is I learned of a fit for a Tristan that can solo lvl 4 missions.

No buying Plex will teach me that.

And the whole game is like that.

Pay to win is EVERY ingame advantage you can pay for,irrelevant if you can get it also playing(a very long time in most cases)

The MOMENT you can buy this with real money a game is pay to win…

And yes this means injectors are pay to win in eve…even if you can’t “win” eve that’s irrelevant…you buy plex for real money,sell them and buy injectors…pay to win…

Bottom line…