Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Purse Strings

The problem with ISK in the wallet is that it does start to itch sometimes. I was looking at Eve Hermit's picture of his Astero and I could taste it a bit. Jealousy. Jealousy for his blue ship. I don't even like the Astero but turn a ship blue and my interest immediately changes. "Maybe the Astero isn't so bad," I found myself thinking. "Look how cute it is in blue. How can it be bad?"

It can be bad by half a billion ISK is how.  Well, three hundred and eighty million at the lowest. It is the Stratios skin that hovers just under half a billion ISK. A few years ago that would have been a PLEX. With PLEX hovering just under a billion ISK, I can't use that excuse anymore.

Still! My goodness. Cold water to my lust was that price check. I'm pretty sure my price is sub a hundred million and probably sub fifty million at that. I'm still a bit of an ISK miser.

No blue Sleipnirs as of yet. I don't think that I'll be tempted into the valley of 500 million ISK skins, but I can't say that for sure. I mean, blue makes a ship better. It makes a ship worth flying. I'm absolutely, 100% shallow and the look and name a of a ship can make me decide it is all that I want to fly.

I've probably never said that what drew me to Jaguar's was the name. The same for the Wolf. By then, I was well into a deep and passionate love for shield ships. The Wolf and its amazingly cool name fell by the wayside.

Looking at skins on the market also made me stop and ponder my set of Quafe skins. I have the Tristan, the Domi, the Mega, and the Vexor. I vaguely wish I had sold my Quafe Mega back when they were worth almost ten billion. I could have purchased another with the price down to two and made a profit. But, I always see that later. As for now, I'm still debating sell or keep on these four so the skin tokens sit in my hangar for now.

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  1. That pretty much sums up my own attitude. In theory, I'm interested in ship skins. But in practice, I see those ship skins as months of game time, and I just can't justify it.

    I'm still firmly of the opinion that CCP would have one more NEX customer if they'd let me save avatar appearances for reloading months down the road, though. But if I can't "go back" to an old look, I'm not changing.

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  2. no Quafe Catalyst ? for shame :)

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    1. What can I say? No one uses my buddy link when they had the program.

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  3. We've come along way since the $70 monocles.

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    1. Paid a billion ISK for tem in the day. Both of 'm (and one was paid by the goons essentially in HG5 it's my blood monocle :P). Looking at what they sell for now that was a good investment!

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