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Selling a Character

by on January 14, 2013

As you know, I safari very frequently. This results in characters with filthy corp histories and killboards full of delicious corp murder. While you can often still get into corps despite these things, it’s a huge help to be able to point to an upstanding looking corp history when telling pubbies that you will join their happy little collective and pay corp taxes, or whatever it is pubbies do.

 

So I was browsing through the Character Bazaar looking for spacedudes to enslave when I spotted a thread that asked to buy a character somewhere in the 5m sp range. It just so happens that a couple of my safari alts have about that much now and I’m not terribly attached to them. So I contacted the interested dude and showed him what I had.

 

[ 2013.01.09 07:29:34 ] Psychotic Monk > Hey dude.

[ 2013.01.09 07:29:48 ] Psychotic Monk > What’s up?

[ 2013.01.09 07:29:55 ] brugone Dallocort > i hope you better than last man

[ 2013.01.09 07:30:12 ] Psychotic Monk > Hmm?

[ 2013.01.09 07:30:24 ] brugone Dallocort > i thoght this toon stuff would be easy its not

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:01 ] brugone Dallocort > i could not see the toon you had up link was bad

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:08 ] Psychotic Monk > It can be somewhat intimidating to someone new to it.

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:18 ] Psychotic Monk > Okay, lemme get you those links again.

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:27 ] Psychotic Monk > (Eveboard link redacted)

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:37 ] brugone Dallocort > it is i only been play 21 days

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:40 ] Psychotic Monk > (Eveboard link redacted)

[ 2013.01.09 07:31:59 ] Psychotic Monk > No worries. I can help you through it.

[ 2013.01.09 07:32:00 ] brugone Dallocort > hahahaha old wight bitch

[ 2013.01.09 07:33:00 ] Psychotic Monk > Hmm?

[ 2013.01.09 07:33:02 ] Psychotic Monk > Sorry?

[ 2013.01.09 07:33:47 ] brugone Dallocort > no made me smile lad

[ 2013.01.09 07:33:57 ] Psychotic Monk > Cool.

[ 2013.01.09 07:34:06 ] Psychotic Monk > Is english your first language?

[ 2013.01.09 07:34:25 ] brugone Dallocort > no shields

[ 2013.01.09 07:34:48 ] brugone Dallocort > kinda lad

[ 2013.01.09 07:34:51 ] Psychotic Monk > If you want no shield I recommend the amarr dude.

[ 2013.01.09 07:35:40 ] brugone Dallocort > no its all i usei play heavy shields

[ 2013.01.09 07:36:24 ] Psychotic Monk > Then you’d probably enjoy the Caldari dude.

[ 2013.01.09 07:36:44 ] brugone Dallocort > but its so slow

[ 2013.01.09 07:38:13 ] Psychotic Monk > That can be trained easily enough.

[ 2013.01.09 07:38:21 ] Psychotic Monk > He’s a very solid starter character, imo.

[ 2013.01.09 07:38:50 ] brugone Dallocort > for how much mate

[ 2013.01.09 07:39:37 ] Psychotic Monk > For the Caldari dude? How about 3.5b?

[ 2013.01.09 07:40:02 ] brugone Dallocort > i see amarr

[ 2013.01.09 07:40:06 ] brugone Dallocort > ?

[ 2013.01.09 07:41:06 ] Psychotic Monk > http://eveboard.com/pilot/Miktetic <– That’s the Caldari guy. Which is it you’re interested in?

[ 2013.01.09 07:42:33 ] brugone Dallocort > well i need to buy more plexs witch would suck how much is the amarr

[ 2013.01.09 07:42:48 ] Psychotic Monk > 2.6b

[ 2013.01.09 07:45:52 ] brugone Dallocort > if i payed for plex 20min ago how much longer will it take them to get to me

[ 2013.01.09 07:48:15 ] Psychotic Monk > You should be able to log out, log into the character select screen, and redeem them pretty much immediatly. It used to take 1 hour, but I don’t think it does anymore.

[ 2013.01.09 07:48:52 ] brugone Dallocort > im a contact you ok and see if thair in

[ 2013.01.09 07:49:13 ] Psychotic Monk > Okay.

 

The dude he ended up buying was an Amarr character with 4.5m skillpoints for 2.6b. The spacedudette in question also has an angry mob of pitchfork wielding villagers that follows her around and 1.3b isk bounty on her head. But our man brugone seemed pretty stoked about her skills and didn’t bother to check those things. The sale was totally legit by all of CCPs standard rules, so I’m in the clear.

 

Sensing easy money to be had, I asked what the buyer intended to do with the character and his eve career after that.

 

[ 2013.01.09 08:01:30 ] Psychotic Monk > I have to take a minute to get all of the assets I have on that character off and clear out any sensitive mails.

[ 2013.01.09 08:01:54 ] Psychotic Monk > May I ask what you want to do with your career from here onwards?

[ 2013.01.09 08:02:30 ] brugone Dallocort > i like pvp and incersions

[ 2013.01.09 08:02:39 ] Psychotic Monk > Have you considered nullsec?

[ 2013.01.09 08:03:15 ] brugone Dallocort > iv been thair many times

[ 2013.01.09 08:03:41 ] Psychotic Monk > I mean joining a nullsec alliance. I assume you’re fairly new to the game?

[ 2013.01.09 08:22:07 ] Psychotic Monk > Bru, this is a recruiter for goonswarm. They’re possibly the most successful alliance in game and very newbie friendly.

 

So, from there I let Ronni Zigman, confidence man extraordinaire get to work and just sat back, enjoyed the show, and took a 20% cut.

 

We were fairly certain he had no concept of the value of isk and we knew he had just plexed up, so Ronni asked for a fairly hefty security deposit.

 

[ 2013.01.09 08:47:27 ] Ronni Zigman > its standard procedure to ask for a securty deposit for your application

[ 2013.01.09 08:47:31 ] Ronni Zigman > to make sure you’re not a sply

[ 2013.01.09 08:48:31 ] Ronni Zigman > we have to ask you to give us ISK to hold on to for 30 days

[ 2013.01.09 08:48:35 ] Ronni Zigman > to make sure you arent a spy

[ 2013.01.09 08:48:44 ] brugone Dallocort > ok

[ 2013.01.09 08:48:52 ] brugone Dallocort > odd face

[ 2013.01.09 08:48:57 ] Ronni Zigman > odd?

[ 2013.01.09 08:49:00 ] Ronni Zigman > how so

[ 2013.01.09 08:49:40 ] brugone Dallocort > how much iv been scammed a lot y good man but ill follow you

[ 2013.01.09 08:49:53 ] Ronni Zigman > 2b

[ 2013.01.09 08:51:16 ] brugone Dallocort > what if i dont have it

[ 2013.01.09 08:51:26 ] Ronni Zigman > then you’re out of luck im afraid

[ 2013.01.09 08:52:15 ] Psychotic Monk > I like the guy. I’ll put up 500m and he can cover the rest. I trust him.

[ 2013.01.09 08:52:43 ] Ronni Zigman > If thats what you want to do, monk. thats fine with me, as long as theres 2b coming from somewhere

[ 2013.01.09 08:53:02 ] brugone Dallocort > i have 889m

[ 2013.01.09 08:53:33 ] Psychotic Monk > Yeah, fuck it. I’ll cover the rest of that.

[ 2013.01.09 08:53:40 ] Ronni Zigman > You sure?

[ 2013.01.09 08:53:51 ] Psychotic Monk > It’s not like I won’t get it back. I mean, check that he’s not a spy.

[ 2013.01.09 08:54:01 ] Psychotic Monk > But he seems on the level.

 

So we soaked him for his last 889m. Ronni, the eternal professional, never admitted to the scam.

 

[ 2013.01.09 08:55:27 ] brugone Dallocort > i just pry this is not trick

[ 2013.01.09 08:55:40 ] Ronni Zigman > dont worry, its standard

[ 2013.01.09 08:55:42 ] Ronni Zigman > everyone does it

 

So we went to bed satisfied and I had a good laugh at him when the next day when he convoed me about not getting into goonswarm. Rather than be mad, though, he decided that he wanted to be us and that I should teach him how to do it.

 

[ 2013.01.10 06:08:14 ] brugone Dallocort > IMless mad now but now im corp less

[ 2013.01.10 06:08:22 ] brugone Dallocort > AND isk less

[ 2013.01.10 06:09:02 ] brugone Dallocort > and no were to got and i have no one left to turn to but you the vary man that left me this way

 

I did eventually cave and show him how to wander into missions and turn suspect and hope to murder someone, but that’s about it so far. I think I may have fed the wrong stray cat, though. He seems very persistent in convoing me now, sharing the trials and tribulations of a pubbie and hoping I’ll pull out my magic wand and make it better for him.

 

No, brugone Dallocourt, I will not make it all better for you. Welcome to EvE.

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