EVE Introduces a New Currency – Aurum May 27, 2011Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in entertainment, EVE Online.
Tags: Microtransactions, PLEX
I wondered why the clothing selections seemed so sparse when I was creating my avatar with the new EVE Online character creator.
There will soon be a lot more clothing choices, and they will be for sale.
CCP will be introducing a new currency into the game, Aurum, which will be used to buy things from a new in-game store.
The current plan is for this store to sell vanity items only. From the dev blog post:
There will be a store, and it will have all kinds of stuff for sale: clothes and accessories for your character, custom paint jobs or logo placement on your ships or a fishtank/stripper pole for your Captain’s Quarters. You’ll browse through the list of items available and, when you’re ready to make a purchase, you’ll use a new currency called Aurum (AUR).
You will use PLEX to buy this new currency.
But in the grand EVE tradition, anything purchased from the new store can be re-sold again on the open market for ISK, so you may be able to get your customizations that way, if you want them. Or you can just buy PLEX on the market. Either way, if you have the ISK, you won’t need to spend extra cash on this sort of thing.
But somebody will. Somebody has to buy the PLEX first, though judging from the supply on the market last I checked, there seems to be ample volunteers.
The store will be showing up in a few months, and CCP promises to move slowly on adding items to judge what the impact on the economy will be.
What would you like to see in the EVE Online vanity store?