I recently had a vacation in exotic Iowa visiting family and partaking of the fine cuisine (like the deep fried pork tenderloin sandwich in this photo…). Very enjoyable all around.
When I returned to Eve after being being away I discovered that one of my two subscriptions had lapsed (I usually pay for my subs with a couple PLEX each month purchased with isk that my station trader and PI alts earn). I also discovered that my default method of payment apparently was a year-long subscription (probably a leftover from when I first signed up for Eve). CCP had dutifully charged my credit card the $131.40 for a year’s subscription with an email saying, “Subscription Renewal Success”.
My first reaction was one of distress. How could I not notice that my sub was about to expire? Maybe I could ask that the payment be reversed and use one of the PLEX that I have sitting in a station somewhere to reactivate the account? Would they do that?
But then, after considering it a bit, I decided to let CCP have the money.
My first Jack Dancer post was way back in 2011 (May 11th to be exact). That meant that I’d been playing two (and for a while three) accounts for the past 4 years and previously had only sent a one year subscription ($131.40). So this recent subscription made the total about $263 that I had paid for four years of fun. About 18 cents a day… A bargain.
And, now that one account is paid up until next summer, I’m a bit less tied to grinding for isk. My station trader might not update the orders in the morning or the evening and I don’t worry about it anymore. My two PI alts are moving to a 3-day schedule (instead of the previous daily updates). I can do what I like to do and not worry about isk making as much. And I’ll probably still be earning about the same amount of isk – so I’ll have an extra 900 million (that previously bought the second PLEX) each month for replacing ships and other projects.