This stupid idea just crossed my mind, is there a dealership site on Eve Online?
For example, if a fraud is committed, it takes ISK out of a fraudster’s account
Or compensate the victim with a deposit that they have to put in before they make a deal
I was wondering if I could secure a deal with Eve online.
They said there is no mechanic built into the game client to do this.
Years ago there were several well known and trusted people that would serve as a broker for deals on super capitals and titans. They would facilitate the transfer of ship and ISK for a fee.
I think that the introduction of a method to dock up supers and titans, the ability to get out of those coffins and trade the ship via market or contract removed the need for trusted third parties for those trades.
But yea, I’m sure someone can set up another trustworthy 3rd party broker service if there was a demand for it.
But the way current trades in EVE happen and that people could know exactly what trade they are getting in to when they press accept on a contract means that there isn’t really a demand for such services.
Capital alts are still a thing, because it means you can escalate an ongoing fight you’re already in in your subcap by logging in alts in capitals. And when the capital ships are somehow stuck for a while (moving, or in some bubble camp, or because your alliance doesn’t have a big enough structure to dock up in for the time being) you can still use your main character while your cap alt is stuck.
You won’t be able to “pull” ISK from players accounts, the only way you could get that to happen reliably and safely is via escrow and some form of enforcing contract (like a smart contract in blockchain). ISK is “push” based in Eve (as it should be).
Also dispute resolution in eBay and the likes is leaned heavily towards the buyer and very aggressive against the seller to the point they shut them down via a freeze until disuptes resolved.