Eve Online Plex Guide

PLEX in Eve Online is an item you can purchase with real money which gives you several benefits which are listed in this Eve Online PLEX guide. To use PLEX you need to access the PLEX vault. To access the PLEX vault you can either go through your ship or station cargo or use the Neocon buy selecting [inventory–> PLEX vault].

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As you can see from the image above, you can sell PLEX for ISK, add omega game time, buy extra skill queues or shop in the New Eden Store for cosmetic items and skill extractors.

Exchanging PLEX for ISK.

To combat RMT, CCP decided to allow players to buy PLEX with real cash and sell it back on the in-game market for ISK. This also means that you and any other player can buy PLEX by using the in-game currency ISK. Generally, this has been regarded as a good move as it has reduced the RMT problems of the game, while allowing everyone to enjoy the benefits of PLEX.

After you have bought PLEX you can register it to the marketplace and sell it like any other item. The conversion rate of USD to ISK fluctuates depending on supply and demand, where PLEX prices tend to be an indicator of in-game inflation. Alternatively, you can use the PLEX you bought for the following benefits.

Using PLEX to Buy Omega Game Time.

This is the most used feature of PLEX. Players can use their PLEX, regardless of it being bought with real cash or ISK to upgrade their account to Omega status. As you know, Omega status gives you double training speed, opens up access to all the skills and so forth. This means that players which are able to earn ISK at a high rate are able to keep their Omega status clones by purchasing PLEX with ISK.

Note that if you only want to get Omega game time on your characters you don’t need to buy PLEX to do so. You can buy Omega game time from your account page for less than the price of the PLEX needed.

Using PLEX to Gain Multiple Character Training.

You can use your PLEX to buy extra skill queues which allows you to train two or three characters on the same account at the same time. Note that you cannot use this feature to train the same character two or three times faster. Keeping that in mind it might be more useful just to have a second account paid with PLEX since the difference is only 15 PLEX.

Using PLEX to Buy Skill Extractors.

Another use for PLEX is to buy skill extractors. These items allow you to extract skill points from your character and sell them on the in-game market. You can also just sell the extractors directly on the market. Now, if you are new to Eve Online you might find it odd that players are selling their skill points. However, at a certain point, the need to train becomes nearly redundant as it only allows you more flexibility instead of increasing your abilities. Thus, some players that are happy with their characters chose to sell their skill points to either fund their in-game activities or to buy PLEX for game time.

Using PLEX to Purchase Cosmetic Items.

Finally, you can use your PLEX to buy a wide range of cosmetic items, from ship skins to re-sculpting your avatars. While being entertaining, this is probably the least used aspect of PLEX. But if you are rolling in cash then why not splurge on a shiny sleek looking ship or a new haircut.

How to Buy PLEX.

The main way to buy PLEX is to buy it from the EVE Online store. You can access the store from in-game or on the Eve Online webpage.

Or if you prefer you can also buy PLEX from Amazon by following this link. Note that I am an Amazon Affiliate and will receive a small commission from the sale.

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