Since the first, awkward implementation of the SKIN system, I've been a supporter. There is the fact that it has been a long requested feature in EVE Online. Many a player has fallen in love with a ship simply for its design. I've been one of them. I also fall in love with ships for their abilities and the joy of flying them. But sometimes, it is their design.
With the approach of the skill packets, I decided to get more familiar with Aurum. It means gold. I walked by a jewelry store in Reykjavik named Arurum. I went, "Ah." That was for the most part my interaction with the word and the item.
Shopping is not my strong point. At Vegas, I dithered over buying a mug because shopping. I've been the one screaming 'mugs' in the background constantly. Yet, no mug came home with me because I'm not an impulse buyer. I have to not only like it and want it, I need to like it and want it a few days later too. But, this isn't about my mug. Not really. It is about my sometimes shopping for items in the NeX store.
I'm not against cosmetic monotization. City of Heroes got me for a few sets of wings. They did nothing but flap when I flew and jumped. Amazing. I'd fly around just to watch my wings flap. I am that person that will look at my ship just because it is pretty.
But, dither. Do, I really want it? Do I want it today? Tomorrow? Do I fly it enough to get it? God its blue. But should I? What if I don't want it anymore? And so forth and so on until I do or do not buy something. I was gifted the Kador Omen skin, which I often sit and admire.
So, there I was flipping through the stuff in the store and I stumbled across the Kador Providence skin.
It was love. So blue and silver and shiny. So blue.. mmm.... and Arum costs 5 dollars for 900. That's not so bad right?
Yeah. Until I looked at it and saw that my skin would cost twenty five dollars if purchased from the NeX store. Ugh. Or, I could buy it for 1.7 billion in game. Sigh. I don't know if I want it that much. I don't think I do for I have not pressed ether button.
But gosh, its blue.
But twenty five dollars worth of blue?
It would be easier if I were richer in game. Maybe. I think I'd still dither but I could justify it better. I fly my Providence a good bit. I switched it to from the Charon after freighters gained low slots for the tank. I love its pretty shell that gracefully flares out from the body. Its somewhat insecticide and blimp like.
There is also a blue and white cybernetic arm that I'm longing for that hasn't been released yet. You can find its picture surfing the market. I'd probably go for one of those.