30 Day Pilot's License Extension
What is a PLEX?
A Pilot License Extension (PLEX) is an item that adds 30 days of game time to your EVE Online account. It can be converted from any game time code and, like any other item, it can be traded on the EVE market.
Why use PLEX?
The PLEX system improves on the current method of secure time code trading since it uses the EVE market to nerf price fixing. And since you can only sell time codes to people who want to play for that time, the system is capped.
PLEX is for everyone.
PLEX can be used by players regardless of the type of account they have. When you activate a PLEX, the extra time is added to your account immediately. In this respect, PLEX works exactly like a prepaid game time code.
What else can PLEX be used for?
Obtaining PLEX through Account Management
The following instructions are for players that wish to purchase PLEX directly from CCP using the Account Management page.
Useful information on PLEX:
Reactivate the account with a Plex through Account Management
If you have an account that is disabled but you have a Plex that hasn't yet been redeemed, you can use it to reactivate the account.
On the next page you will be given the option to subscribe on a one, three, six or twelve month basis. Choose the single month option by clicking the "Next" option in that window.
On the next page you will be presented with payment methods available to you. Choose PLEX and click on "Next".
The next page is a confirmation page. If everything is in order click on "Pay Now".
If everyhing is in order, you will be taken to the next page where your receipt will be shown.
Move a Plex back to redeemable items (reverse redeeming)
If you have a PLEX that is currently in game you can move it to redeemable items by right clicking the PLEX and select 'Return to redeem items'. This way the account can be reactivated at a later date by following the steps described above.
Reverse redeemed works anywhere in the universe. Search your assets for PLEX, then and right click reverse redeem it.
Redeem a Plex while ingame
A step-by-step guide with screenshots can be found here.
How To Create Them from an ETC
Pilot licenses can be created by characters that are docked in any type of station. Having acquired a GTC or ETC, you can create 2 x 30 day Concord PIlots Licence Extensions (PLEX).
To create a PLEX, open the "ESC" game menu once logged in with your character and press the "Convert ETC" button which is located in the bottom left corner of the game menu window.
There appears a notification about the action you are about to perform and you asked to confirm the conversion by clicking on the "Yes" button.
You then type in the time code and press "OK.
Using a 60 day code gives you two 30 day PLEXes and the items appear on your hangar floor ingame.
How To Use Them
In order to use the PLEX to add subscription to your account, right click on the PLEX item while it is located in your personal hangar and select Apply 30 day pilots license. Please note that PLEXes cannot be activated while located in corporate hangars or in a container.
The item will disappear from the hangar floor and a notification about the 30 days being added will be shown to you.
PLEX can be activated anywhere in the universe. Search for PLEX in the assets window, then right click Apply 30 day pilot license.
PLEXes can be placed in private hangars, corporate hangars, in contracts, on the market and into direct trade windows.
PLEXes can be placed inside ships and containers, however if a PLEX is inside a ship when that ship is lost in combat then the PLEX may be looted or destroyed.
Be sure to check actual item in contracts and the actual price of the PLEX on offer. Also make sure to check prices for PLEXes in market buy and sell orders before accepting the transaction.
As with any policy, this is subject to change if deemed necessary.
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