Saturday, April 14, 2012

Eve is Easy... lame

Well Eve is Easy of my earlier post (that is now completely wrong), has just gone to a subscription model. Incidentally it's more expensive than a single month of Eve, coming in at $19.99 a month, or a cool $199 for a lifetime membership.

Garmon and friends must be joking me. If you sign up for that and willing pay THAT? For that kind of money you could do so much in Eve that you wouldn't need their "tips" if you can call overpaying for basic guidelines that. Save that money over two months and you could buy two plexes and sell them for close to 1bn isk, and then use that money to get into fights and learn this stuff yourself. OR you could go find a training corp or go and join a corp that gets into these kinds of fights and learn these techniques directly.

Free to $20 a month is extreme. I recommend against EiE no matter how useful their site.

Hey, isn't this also a breach of the EULA? (It's not, or at least hasn't been in the past.)

B. Selling Items and Objects 
You may not transfer, sell or auction, or buy or accept any offer to transfer, sell or auction (or offer to do any of the foregoing), any content appearing within the Game environment, including without limitation characters, character attributes, items, currency, and objects, other than via a permitted Character Transfer as described in section 3 above. You may not encourage or induce any other person to participate in such a prohibited transaction. The buying, selling or auctioning (or any attempt at doing so) of characters, character attributes, items, currency, or objects, whether through online auctions (such as ebay), newsgroups, postings on message boards or any other means is prohibited by the EULA and a violation of CCP's proprietary rights in the Game.

Okay maybe a bit of a stretch, but let's look at that a bit. "You may not... sell or auction ... any content appearing within the Game environment." And that's without the nice little catchall of "including without limitation."

I guess there are all kinds of guides out there for other games, Eve included, that teach you how to play better, so it's not likely to be a EULA breach as far as I can tell.

Either way

Month - $19.99???
Lifetime - $199????



  1. I think that's a bit harsh to be honest.

    1. Yeah, was a quick post, and those tend to get me saying things like I would over comms and not really for a public audience. Edited the bits that bothered me. Still feel the same way though.

  2. i fully agree with you

  3. I've seen people pay pro SC2 gamers $40 to hundreds of dollars an hour to get coached in how to properly play the game.

    I've nothing really against it, but I do have to say anyone paying for the service is likely more looking to buy their way into the GENOS court rather than learn the game.

  4. Eve is easy is interesting, and i *might* have suscribed for 5$/month. 20 is absolutely crazy. There's no doubt i would buy PLEX instead. Especially with Kil2 and Kovorix doing an even better job than Eveiseasy with commented videos and a podcast, all free.

  5. Yeah its a joke that they want 20$ a mo for this, i think its more of a scam than anything, i would rather buy plex's what they shoulda done is maybe 20$ one time fee or 10$ or something or even go on donation, donate something get access, and people will probably pay a good price for it....
    But charging more than what the game even costs a month is a joke

  6. Check out the front page of the site now. It's closed because Garmon was "stealing". I don't know if that's true or not but 20 dollars a month would feel like theft. :)

  7. these are sharp guys, they'll get it worked out. In the mean time, they've done their homework and the knowlege they are passing along is invaluable in EVE. In my opinion at least. Well Done.

  8. Obviously, the whole thing appears to be a RL scam.