The Man Who Sold the World
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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Lowsec 34 sites Agency Tank Booster I: Want to add to the discussion? How do i get 10x the damage!!! Agency Tank Booster I: I chalk it up to shit luck However, if it's just single plex and shitty ass boosters, I'm probably not going to go out of my way. P only did one site, and i have no idea what I'm doing.. You just put on an afterburner and biggest weapons system you can on the frigate. Only one so far though.
Each one you don't bid in feels like a wasted opportunity, made all the more potent when a number you pass on wins. The site even has achievements that give you bonus credit for entering a certain number of Blinks, winning a Blink or winning certain ships.
I can't deny that the compulsion to keep playing is strong. With many prizes available for ticket prices as low as 2 million ISK, there's a strong temptation to just play a few more games, and before long I notice all my credit is gone. That's when I usually look at the deposit button and have a moment of weakness. Depositing ISK is a frightfully efficient affair in which players need only click a button to wire the ISK over to a special corporate account.
The website takes advantage of this periodic update to get a list of recent deposits and which player made them. For those who can't wait the one hour or less the depositing process takes, a special channel is periodically staffed with players who are able to verify and process payments early.
Although the player's current account balance is listed as ISK, he isn't allowed to withdraw deposited funds. Only winnings can be cashed out, with your bank balance being used exclusively for entering lotteries. When a Blink is concluded, the winner is given the opportunity to collect his prize.
The site's owners will then buy the prize from the open market and contract it to him within 24 hours. Alternatively, the winner can decide to sell the prize back to the lottery, cashing it in directly for ISK. The ISK is then sent in-game within 24 hours, and my personal experience with cashing out saw turnaround in less than one hour. The nefarious part of the scheme is a third option to sell the item back in exchange for credit in your account balance.
As account balance credit can't be cashed out on its own, it must be spent on further Blinks. Over time, players who continually re-invest their winnings in credit will eventually lose it to the house edge. It's a clever scheme for re-capturing a significant percentage of players' winnings and presumably drastically reducing the number of items and ISK transfers staff need to make per day.
The whole website gives off a very casino-like feel, with an almost addictive quality to it. Perhaps more importantly, every effort has been made to lower the barrier to entry.
Visiting the website with the EVE in-game browser gives the site access to your character name, reducing the sign-up process to the single step of choosing a password. As to where all my ISK went this week, I had to win at least one blink to make sure this article was factually accurate, and luck was certainly not on my side. That was the most expensive Enyo I have ever bought. The column covers anything and everything relating to EVE Online , from in-depth guides to speculative opinion pieces.