Well, to make a long story short due to various issues stretching from personal to corporate and government bureaucracy, to international differences, my single method of paying for Omega is by buying PLEX through Steam. I have no credit card and cannot get one. Same with debit cards.
Looking at past topics, I may be the only person in 2020 still getting Plex through Steam. But now I find its not working. I bought the PLEX at Steam and it never arrived in my PLEX vault in EVE.
The whole thing already had a very strict procedure or it would fail. And the first time I did it, it did fail, and no refund. So I researched and thought and did this and that and got it to work, risking more money in the process. Been doing that ever since.
Well this time, I knew I messed up the procedure. And POOF, my money vanishes into someone’s pocket. So I tried again doing it “correctly” but POOF, money gone again. I won’t be trying a third time.
I already know that Steam is going to give me the run around same as they did the first time I asked for service. I have a support ticket with CCP and we will see what happens. But I have NEVER in my life had a positive experience with customer support so, uh, no hope riding on this whatsoever.
It also seems that Steam has a new and direct method of getting Omega which is getting HUGE complaints over on Steam. They don’t Omega your old account, not even your Steam generated Alpha. What they do is make you a completely fresh Omega account starting from zero. Utterly crazy. Further this new method might explain why the old method of buying PLEX is not working. For all I know, CCP cancelled Plex from Steam, but Steam is still selling it anyway. I don’t know.
But my advice is don’t buy anything from Steam related to EVE unless you come back here and I say its all good. And if that happens I will explain the proper procedure as best I can because the Steam pages on it are worse than useless.
But I won’t be playing EVE without Omega. I did not just lay down my ISK fortune to watch my new T3 ship collect dust in the damn hangar.