Daily Archives: December 3, 2011

PLEX – Available in Bulk Lots

I got a pop-up from CCP that they were having a sale on PLEX, the 30 Day Pilot License Extensions that are essentially 30 day units of game time you can buy or sell with the in-game currency ISK.

PLEX - On Sale Now!

I was interested to see what constituted a “sale” price.  PLEX is generally prices at a point that you would never buy it for yourself to keep your subscription… unless you were paying in ISK.  So I went to the account management page where these things are bought and sold.

The PLEX Store

As I suspected, the PLEX prices were not all that special.  $17.49 for 30 days of a game that is $14.99 a month when you pay directly.  Not a deal, even if you can get it down to $16.50 a month by buying a batch of six.

PLEX Special Pricing

The surprising bit for me was the ability to buy PLEX in lots of 28 (or 30 with the special offer).

That must be the empire builder’s package.  30 PLEX can be turned into more than 12 billion ISK, with patience, which seems like a lot of in game currency for me.

But then a titan runs a lot more than that.

Still, you don’t put that option on the “Buy Now” list unless somebody is using it, so somebody out there is buying a lot of PLEX.

Victini Available for Download Again Through Dec. 31

In celebration of the release of the Pokemon movie… erm… movies… you see there is Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White—Victini and Zekrom… because that is the sort of forward thinking that got Nintendo where it is today… now where was I?

Oh, yes.

Because of… the movie thing… Nintendo is making Victini available for download via Nintendo WiFi again.

Victini - Fire and Psychic Pokemon

This Victini download is different from the previous one.  This Victini is higher level, has a special ability, and is the star of the 14th Pokemon movie (and only the second or third not to go straight to video).  This Victini also goes straight into your party.  There is no need to get the Liberty pass and go catch him.

The instructions on how to download Victini are available at the Pokemon Black & White web site.

Remember that this is NOT an in-store event, but a download you can do from any WiFi internet access point.

Meanwhile, there is still no official work from Nintedo on the next Pokemon game.