EVE Online player buys nearly $7,000 worth of skill injectors

    
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EVE Online‘s passive skill training system lets players slowly accumulate skill points over time, and until recently there was no way to actively skip ahead of that the curve. With the recent introduction of Skill Extractors, players can now remove skill points from their characters’ heads and trade them on the open market as Skill Injectors. Other players can then buy the injectors and shove them into their own heads for a boost in skill points that can then be assigned to any skill. Tens of thousands of injectors have been bought and sold since they were introduced just a few days ago, and a few injector addicts have already come out of the woodwork.

Player Stromgren of DARKNESS. alliance used injectors to become EVE‘s highest-skilled character literally overnight, adding over 100 million skill points that would normally take 4.3 years to train passively. Stromgren gets only 150,000 skill points per injector due to diminishing returns for high-skill characters, so he needed to use 677 injectors to get to the point he is at now. At current market value, those injectors are worth around 437 billion ISK or 350 PLEX, putting the real-world value of his escapade at between $5204.75 and $6982.5 depending on the cash value used for PLEX. There’s no way to tell whether Stromgren purchased the injectors with ISK from the sale of PLEX or ISK he already had, but it nevertheless represents a huge cost.

Source: EVE Subreddit

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NikolausWilliamHowe
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NikolausWilliamHowe

amkosh You can buy PLEX that is like $20 or so and then once you are in the character selection screen, retrieve the PLEX and you can put it up on the market for 1 billion. :D

amkosh
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amkosh

Correct me if I’m wrong here, but you can only *buy* PLEX for money.  You can’t *sell* it, can you?  If that’s true, then the value is essentially worthless.  

a buy price is not the same as a sell price, and you need both for something to be fungible…

Darkblad
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Darkblad

Maxing out all skills is the new goal to achieve for some in that part of the game.
You won’t be there first, though: http://eveboard.com/pilot/IronBank

Easy and Cheap https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=6341164#post6341164

Nyphur
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Nyphur

He’s injected more, he’s now at 382 million skillpoints. O_O

Estranged
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Estranged

BryanCo  Moby Dick?

Estranged
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Estranged

Thornz Estranged True, two male ducks having sex doesn’t result in skill.  LOL

Thornz
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Thornz

Estranged 
Pair of ducks? wut wut?

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Enikuo theeknighthood  Space accountants?  Maybe it is time for me to give EVE a try after all with my mad accounting skillz.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Craywulf Sythalin  It’s not an internet thing exactly, but the internet does allow people who would be afraid to go full asshole irl (since there can be consequences) to let their inner asshole shine.

BryanCo
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BryanCo