Rolling Mutaplasmids is a so-called “chance”-based activity which is highly addictive. It has all the typical properties of gambling.
- the incentive is to profit (in ISK or use-value) from great rolls
- in order to play, you need to pay (in online-labor to create ISK or in real money to buy PLEX for ISK)
- the statistic chance for you to not lose in combined value of the input vs. the output is low
- the more you are willing to pay per roll (Unstable > Gravid > Decayed || DED-item > Faction > T2 > T1) the higher your chance to lose a lot of value, with the incentive to gain more if you pay high
- the rolls are not entirely RNG, they are rigged. (you can test this cheapish with Decayed Mutaplasmids on Meta T1 items)
- it’s not so much that a good roll brings you to roll again, it’s rather the great number of bad rolls that might encourage you to go all-in, in order to re-gain your previous losses
- thus, it can be highly addictive
It’s not a question if, but how many people are already spending real money or real time to gamble with Mutaplasmids.
Is that legal? Do we need to protect fellow players from selling their cars for the chance to gamble on Mutaplasmids?
What are your opinions?