Goodbye friends. Hello wealth.
Posted by noise on Saturday, 16 July 2011
The family is shrinking
A few months back Talyn and Emily left the Phoenix family in search of pastures new. Of course, as is customary, the new family transferred some ISK which was gladly received to renew pilots licenses.
The latest departure though, weighed in heavily on the old heart. We said goodbye to Commander Phoenix who, with noise, had been with the family since 2003. Commander Phoenix had been considering looking for a new home for a while but wasn't actively looking, there was a notice placed on EVE Board though. It was through this notice that a new family contacted her with regards to relocating.
Goodbye Commander Phoenix, our time together will be remembered fondly.
Spare a talent for an old ex-leper?
Currently sitting in corporate wallets, there is 16 billion ISK. Nearly 2 billion in personal wallets. Excluding blueprints, there is an estimated 9 billion in assets spread out over New Eden in 149 different stations.
27 billion ISK. That's not bad!
What shall I buy?
The above picture is a joke!
In fact. I'm going to ask you, dear readers, a question. Shall I buy an in-game monocle?
Leave me a comment here, Twitter, in-game or any other way. Tell me why I should or shouldn't buy a monocle.
In a hopefull attempt to get people to actually let me know their opinions, I'll do whatever the most popular answer is. I don't actually WANT to buy a monocle, I have no reason what-so-ever to buy a monocle (except to perhaps troll other EVE players) but if the mojority of people getting back to me thinks it's a good idea then I'll buy one. If on the other hand the majority of people think it's a bad idea, then I'll not buy one. Either way I want to know what YOU think about buying monocles or not. I want reasons people!
I was asked by a friend what the wealth converted into GBP so I got some figures together for fun.
1 GTC costs $34.99 which is £21.69 and 1 GTC equals 2 PLEX.
1 PLEX costs 370,000,000 ISK so with 2 PLEX that means £21.69 is equal to 740,000,000 ISK.
We can work that to mean £1 equals 34,117,104.66 ISK or 100,000,000 ISK equals £2.93.
27,000,000,000 ISK equals £791.39.
Not bad! There isn't a way to convert ISK to GBP but if there were, I'd be able to buy a new computer that could play EVE Online using something other than minimal settings. Of course, I'd have no ISK to be able to play the game...
So far 3 people have said that I should buy a monocle. Possible motivations are to troll fellow EVE Online players, to do what I want to do with my ISK or as Shiggles above says, so he can borrow it!
However, a clear majority (10 so far) have stated that I should NOT buy a monocle with various reasons given:
Showing CCP's experiment that we will not buy their items at those prices.
It's a waste of money.
There is no point to it.
Buying it would justify it's price.
It'll be on sale soon enough.
It's not a smart use of ISK.
So, it looks like I won't be buying one unless a stampede of pro-monocle commenters appear out of the woodwork.