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PLEX Rework - Follow up
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 12:40 pm

Hi again!

Last week we announced plans to update PLEX, which you can ready about here. Since then, we’ve been listening to community discussion and now we want to give an update to add clarity and address concerns.

30 Days at A Time

First, we want to emphasize that there are currently no plans to sell game time in portions smaller than 30 days. We noticed that some of you made the fair assumption that because PLEX was becoming granular, it would mean subscription time would be granular as well. This is not the case. Our current plan is that PLEX will only be redeemed for game time in 30 day chunks, just like now. If you were worried about seeing cyno alts subbed for 3 hours at a time, don’t worry.

Aurum Balances Under 1000

Next up: Aurum conversion for players with Aurum balances of 1000 or less. The goal behind the initial plan was to minimize devaluation of PLEX at launch due to Aurum stockpiles entering the market, which is still a big priority, but, we hear you loud and clear that leaving some balances to not be converted is not a good enough solution.

After several days of looking at alternatives, we now intend to delay conversion for small balances rather than not converting at all. On feature release, we will convert Aurum balances greater than 1000 to PLEX immediately, and then, 3 months later, convert balances under 1000 Aurum. This should mitigate impact on the PLEX market and give us a good window to look at activity and adjust if needed.

Along with the change to conversion, we want to reiterate that we are going to be running offers in the in-game New Eden Store up until a few days before release so that spending those leftover balances is easy and rewarding. Specifics on those deals are still in the works but we want to make sure you have good options leading up to the day we convert.

Aurum Tokens

One more tiny detail for Aurum which has not been mentioned so far: we will be removing Aurum tokens from the game. Many of you might not even know they exist, as you haven’t been able to create them for years, but, there’s still a few around so if you have some get them converted back to Aurum currency before we make the switch to PLEX.

Brokers Fees for PLEX Orders

Last week we mentioned that active market orders for old PLEX would have their brokers fees refunded during the conversion. The CSM was kind of enough to remind us that in Citadels, brokers fees are paid to the Citadel owner, meaning that if we refund fees in Citadels we create a nice ISK printing machine for wealthy players. While following up on this, our team discovered that we don’t actually have the ability to refund fees at all. In EVE, fees are paid as a transaction when an order is placed and not tied to the order itself. This is one of our team’s first “type” conversions and we were simply confused. Sorry for that. Hopefully, with adequate warning, orders can be set up with release date in mind to minimize wasted fees.

Feature Timeline

Speaking of the release date, there was a lot of interest in hearing when we expect to go live. While we still can’t give a specific day, we know it’s important for you to have a ballpark so you can get your ducks in a row. Our current target is for shortly after Fanfest, in late Spring or early Summer. Delays are always possible but for those of you worried it would be Q4 or later, rest assured.

Thanks very much for all the input, we hope these updates find you well.

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Today is the official release of Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was preceded by the frankly baffling decision to allow people access to an early build of the game ahead of time. Or perhaps the final build without everything enabled? The point is that you could play a bit of it if you were willing to drop some money. That seems [...]


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World of Warcraft is going to make you work hard for your pretty artifact skin
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 12:30 pm
Are you chasing those bright and pretty artifact weapon skins in World of Warcraft? Even if you have assembled the whole set and can lord it over the neighborhood, your collection isn't quite complete. In Patch 7.2, World of Warcraft is introducing a special "challenge appearance" for artifacts that should prove to be one of the most difficult skins to [...]


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Moonlight Blade offers you the freedom of flight
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 1:00 pm
Who needs wings or a fancy mount to experience the fun of flight in an MMORPG? Upcoming Moonlight Blade will give every player clearance for take-off, granted that they've reached level 50 and have a supply of flight potions. As Steparu investigated, flying in Moonlight Blade looks pretty neat, with each class sporting their own unique animations while zipping through [...]


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Snag an AQ3D 'GDC blade' from Artix and Massively OP
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 1:30 pm
Back at GDC, AdventureQuest 3D whipped up a special in-game sword for folks who stopped by the booth: the GDC Blade. But as Artix's reps told me, the studio felt bad that regular players -- who couldn't attend GDC -- weren't able to pick up the blade. That all changes today, as the studio has granted Massively OP 1000 codes [...]


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Hacknet Labyrinths expansion jacking in next week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 11:02 am
The Labyrinths expansion for command line hacking sim Hacknet will finally launch next Friday, a few months later than initially planned. RPS resident l33t d00d Brendan has declared Hacknet to be the second-best computerating game so more of that sounds grand. Labyrinths will add a big new chunk of campaign, with such fun as collaborating […]


Your Xbox One feedback is changing the system and up first is custom gamerpics(!)
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 10:07 am
Why should you care about the latest Xbox One update coming to the early-access Insider program? Two words, my friends: custom gamerpics


Warning: Spoilers ahead for the plot of the Assassin's Creed movie


Meet the Asian-American actor Marvel seriously considered for Iron Fist
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 11:06 am
One of the most contentious subjects to come up during production of Marvel and Netflix's Iron Fist was the nationality of hero Danny Rand


How to get capsuleers to vote
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 10:27 am
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The Daily Grind: What one thing should MMORPGs do to increase player retention?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 8:00 am
Zubon at Kill Ten Rats recently spied a lovely tidbit over on Dr Richard Bartle's blog. Bartle, I shouldn't need to type, is considered one of the founding fathers of the MMORPG genre, having inspired through his research the infamous Bartle test. So it should be no surprise at all that he sees online worlds in everything: As his piece [...]


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Legends of Aria begins focused testing, delays Steam launch
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 9:00 am
Legends of Aria is shaking things up from the old Shards Online paradigm. In addition to the name change and broader focus, the fantasy title announced that it is going to adopt a "more conventional MMO testing platform" going forward. "Future play-tests will now be conducted in phases of focused testing, geared towards specific areas of gameplay in preparation for [...]


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Master x Master announces closed beta, adds City of Heroes' Statesman
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 9:30 am
Today's good news for Master x Master fans is that the game has a closed beta coming up. The next test will be between April 6th and April 27th, ahead of the game's full launch in the summer. All of that is good news, but it kind of gets overshadowed by the game's other simultaneous announcement of a new hero [...]


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Blade & Soul switches to larger, slower updates with brand-new Secrets of the Stratus
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 10:00 am
Blade & Soul is rolling out a massive expansion next month, one NCsoft says "marks a shift in pace for the game." Dubbed Secrets of the Stratus, it goes live on April 12th with the seventh act of the storyline, an overhauled skill system, a new solo/casual open-world area called Celestial Basin, floors 16 through 20 of Mushin's Tower, and [...]


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Overwatch's Orisa is live today, Blizzard considers map editor
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 10:30 am
Tankbot Orisa is live in Overwatch today for those of you not too busy jacking into Andromeda. While she'll be accessible on all three platforms from the get-go, she won't be live in competitive play for a bit longer while players get used to her. The PTR has also been testing victory condition tweaks and buffs for Lucio. Enjoying the early March feature [...]


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Elder Scrolls Online plans in-game jester-themed festival events for April Fools' Day
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 11:00 am
It's time to be sorry you whined and moaned for holidays in The Elder Scrolls Online. Or not sorry. It depends on whether you enjoy April Fools' Day, I suppose, but I suspect the upcoming Jester's Festival has the potential to annoy everyone who begins each new life in TESIII: Morrowind by murdering Fargoth. "The Jester's Festival kicks off on March [...]


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Lord of the Rings Online sends players to the Black Gate with today's Update 20
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 11:30 am
The path of Lord of the Rings Online has always pointed, inevitably, toward Mordor. Update 20, live today in the epic MMORPG, brings players within striking distance by adding three new zones (Dagorlad, the Slag-hills, and the Noman-lands) with quests and storytelling bringing players to the Battle of the Black Gate. It's about leading the charge to Sauron's very doorstep, [...]


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There's now a GameBoy emulator for the Apple Watch
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 9:41 am

The last place you'd probably want to play a video game is on an Apple Watch. The wearable has a tiny screen, almost no buttons and can only be operated with one hand. It's a completely impractical gaming device, but developer Gabriel O'Flaherty-Chan made a Game Boy emulator for it anyway.

Via: Ars Technica

Source: GitHub




Steam Charts: NieR hit
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 7:56 am
Alec is away this week. I fear that if he can’t find a wifi signal on his travels he might resort to haruspicy to try and find the truths contained within the weekly Steam charts. These round-ups of the ten games with the most cumulative sales over the past week are his obsession and his […]


Overwatch map editor is a long-term goal for Blizzard
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 9:06 am
Blizzard do hope to one day add a map editor to Overwatch, but you shouldn’t expect it any time soon. That’s the word from game director Jeff Kaplan, who says there’s a lot of technical work between now and this future dreamtime. Overwatch has started dabbling in kinda-sorta mods, with the confusingly-named Server Browser letting […]


New Eden Store: Amazing IGC SKINs available for the first time
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 7:19 am


For the first time ever, the incredible IGC SKINs are available in the New Eden Store for a limited amount of time. 

The Independent Gaming Commission (IGC) SKINs feature a fantastic color scheme. It has sharp, yet elegant contrasts between tin grey, orange, lapis blue, and gunmetal black. 

The new IGC SKINs are available in the New Eden Store only for two weeks from March 21st to April 4th. After that, they will be unlisted from the NES, but they will still be available in game and can be traded on the player market. The new IGC SKINs are available for three ships now:

  • Cormorant
  • Caracal
  • Drake

These amazing IGC SKINs cost 800 AUR.

Several other IGC SKINs are only available via tournaments (such as EVE_NT Championship). Those tournament prize SKINs will stay exclusive, and will not be sold in the New Eden Store.


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient AUR
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT-4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Select the SKINs and purchase them
  • The SKINs are ready in your redeeming system



YNAB, Zelda, Horizon and More
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 9:09 am
I don’t use a lot of programs on steam, most of my “stuff” is games (pretty understandable). One I do use though is called You Need a Budget (YNAB) and it is absolutely amazing....


Mass Effect: Andromeda released, in some countries
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 March 2017, 6:39 am
Given that hot takes, early access impressions, reviews, and (not very positive) Wot I Thinks have been flying for a week, it feels like Mass Effect: Andromeda [official site] has been out for days. Nope! Today is the official launch day of BioWare Montreal’s sci-fi RPG, rolling out through Origin across… certain corners of the […]


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