EVE player uses $28,000 of skill injectors to create max character

We recently brought you the story of EVE Online player Stromgren who had bought almost $7,000 worth of skill injectors to become the highest-skilled character in the game overnight. A bizarre twist on that story has since emerged when another player named IronBank created a brand-new character and used around $28,000 worth of injectors to max out every possible skill he could acquire to level 5. A total of around 2,846 injectors were used to boost the new character up to 473,344,000 skill points that would normally take over 20 years of skill training time to acquire. Those injectors are currently worth over 1.7 trillion ISK or about 1,423 PLEX, which would currently cost between $21,161 and $28,446 to buy with cash.

The response from the EVE Online community has been understandably mixed. While some point out that having a max-skill character doesn’t provide any real benefit over a well-planned 30-50 million skill point character, others players feel that being able to create a three-day-old max character cheapens their own time investment in EVE. Players have also highlighted the fact that the player behind IronBank used the immense ISK profits from running a lucrative gambling website to fund the skill injectors, and he did it all live on stream to drum up further interest in his online gambling services.

Stromgren now sits at number 2 in the skill point rankings and has injected another 60 million skill points since our previous story, bringing his character up to 400 million skill points.

Source: EVE Forum, EVE Subreddit, (thanks to Cista Cista for the tip!)
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JarmoSits
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Denice J Cook Im not currently playing but will return when i get more time… and ur flame is inproper.. Eve playerbase is literally the same as it has been for years.. i started playing in Apocrypha.. im not even sure wich year that was… 2007 or 2008 … ccp dealt with multiboxing and got riddof shit tons of bots.. despite that people online has relatively remained close to same… wich means the playerbase is slowly growing…   the current popularity of sci-fi genre is rising plays in the hands of CCP… i’m confident that Eve will outlive the World of Warcraft franchise… most booring and most epic game of all time (at the same time) …  : )

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LordSolarMacharius i highly doubt that this can be considered pay to win. it’s not like you can go past beyond lvl 5 in skills. and you only use just a few of them when you PVP.
you can have the best ships and max skills, you are still a nobody in eve when you play solo.

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KaiserPhoenix Denice J Cook it’s not true. he’s just a troll. he most likely lost a ship or something in the game and now he just likes to post stupid hate comments. the game is also getting quite a bit of new players lately. everybody knows that the game is growing again.

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Denice J Cook

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Zennie DugFromTheEarth No, eve has had plenty of expansions and such.

But when companies see that they can make as much money, if not more, for less work/cost, its only a matter of time before we see this trend catch on and become the norm.

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kgptzac CistaCista last time I heard about them there was about 10 of them… I think.

Zennie
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Zennie

karmark678 CarlosRojas6 Armsman Someone with the experience can win over you even if he’s a week old newbie.

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Serrenity Last time I played (which is now) our corp was packed with newbies who have fun killing stuff, including veterans. If you bring WoW mentality of “I need purplez and level 100 before I can have fun”, you will realise that this game is worse than WoW. If you instead try having fun with friends or find a corp that would plug you to the world of lowsec/nullsec/wormholes and fleets, you will quite probably have much more fun. EVE is a sandbox. The choice is always yours.

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DugFromTheEarth You mean EVE should have some expansion with raiding bosses and quests?

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Sythalin It’s not like EVE players are forcing journalists to add that $$$ sparkle into their posts. Real-life money to ISK conversion is very easy because of PLEX, so unlike in other games , a real life price of a module or a ship can be easily derived from the ingame currency.

This system may or may not be P2W. Character Bazaar is already up and running for several years, so if you really wanted to buy that titan pilot because you though you would be pwnz0ring n00bs in pvp, you could’ve done it already (and became just another killmail).