Reckoning Star Alliance
|Posted - 2017.03.16 16:18:25 -
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Sullen Decimus wrote: Manic Velocity wrote:
I like the idea of unifying PLEX and Aurum, and the concept of making PLEX more granular in how it is bought and sold. These two things really simplify the mental gymnastics of how PLEX can be used. Good stuff there.
But I absolutely DO NOT like the concept of the PLEX Vault. This completely eliminates the risk/reward aspect of moving PLEX throughout the cluster, which will cause all PLEX prices to be completely stable across New Eden.
The PLEX Vault treats PLEX as a unique item which is always safe unless the player is exceptionally stupid. And that's not how EVE works. Destruction is vital to the sandbox, and the PLEX Vault reduces the chance of PLEX being destroyed to nearly zero.
The PLEX Vault feels like a hand-holding feature created specifically for newbros and Alphas who couldn't be bothered to do the bare minimum of research before purchasing PLEX. I get that CCP wants to invite and retain new players, but don't do it by babying them. It's insulting to their intelligence, and it will only serve to give them the wrong impression. EVE is not a place where you or your assets should feel 100% safe, EVE is not 100% fair, and that's exactly what makes the game worth playing.
I would imagine it's more to do with having a cross character bay which all characters on an account can access (something btw players have been asking for years to have). If it removes the plex tanking of ships, I'm ok with it. It's a hilarious aspect of the game which we all like to point at laugh at, but really doesn't make or break anything in the game. Is plex safer now? sure. Does it impact anyone's gameplay though? not really.
The reaction is entire visceral because it's PLEX
If they had decided to remove PLEX and convert everything to AUR, create an AUR vault/wallet, and make it a valid in game item just like PLEX, I'd actually have less of a reaction to the vault than I do because it's PLEX. That just tells me that I'm just reacting to it out of existing bias that PLEX should never be protected because it's PLEX. It is a good thing to combine the two currency. I can live with the vault (though the UI is a bit in your face) and hope that it does indeed improve customer retention.