I’m not sure what to think about this one:
It is in the early days, but CCP is considering allowing people to extract and sell their Skill Points.
The skill points – possibly in blocks of 500K, are collected by a Transneural Skill Extractor and placed into a Transneural Skill Packet.
Both these Transneural items can be traded on the market.
The Extractor will be purchased with AUR.
If a player consumes a Transneural Skill Packet they will get unallocated skill points. This will be scaled to reduce the benefits for older players. The initial suggestion was:
. 0 – 5 million skillpoints = 500,000 unallocated skillpoints added
. 5 – 50 million skillpoints = 400,000 unallocated skillpoints added
. 50 – 80 million skillpoints = 200,000 unallocated skillpoints added
. > 80 million skillpoints = 50,000 unallocated skillpoints added
In some / many ways it cheapens the time you spend developing your characters, and seems to be a further step towards pay to win. Having said that, we already have ISK for PLEX and the Character Bazaar trading, so this just formalises it a little more and makes it more flexible. It also acts as a SP and ISK sink for higher SP toons.