30 Day Pilot's License Extension

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Overview

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 or purchased with real money. Once a PLEX is redeemed, it appears as an in-game item that pilots can trade on the EVE market. Because redeemed PLEX are treated like any other in-game item, they can be lost, stolen, or even destroyed.

Uses

Gametime

PLEX

PLEX offers an alternative way for people to pay for their subscription without the use of more conventional payment methods. Pilots can purchase game time simply by playing EVE and purchasing PLEX with in-game resources from other pilots. The PLEX system improves on the previous method of secure time code trading. This system utilizes the EVE market to fight price fixing and increase transaction opportunities.

PLEX is for everyone. Players can use the system 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.

  • When applied to a Trial account, the account is converted to a paying account and the 30 days are added onto the remaining days left in your trial period.
  • When applied to an account with a recurring subscription, the 30 days are added onto the prepaid time and billing resumes as normal after that time expires.
  • When applied to an account without a recurring subscription, the system adds days to an accounts game time in exactly the same way as time codes.

Account Services

The PLEX system can also be used to pay for other account services.

  • Players can perform Character Transfer with PLEX
  • Players can perform Character Resculpt with PLEX
  • Players can convert PLEX to Aurum and use the Aurum to make purchases in the Noble Exchange, currently offering apparel and cosmetic accessories for character avatars.
  • Players can enable Dual Character Training for 30 days with PLEX.


Obtaining PLEX

Account Management

Pilots can purchase PLEX directly from CCP using the Account Management page on the official EVE Online website.

  1. Log into Account Management
  2. Click on "PLEX SERVICES"
  3. Select the PLEX package of your choice from the drop-down list
  4. Enter in your credit card details

Useful information on PLEX:

  • You can purchase bundles of 1, 2, 6, 12 or 28 PLEX every 24 hours
  • We allow up to 4 purchases per day
  • Each PLEX is worth 30 days of game time.
  • All supported payment methods are accepted, except for Direct Debit.

For security reasons there may be up to one hour delay in PLEX delivery after purchase. After an hour, if you are not sure if your PLEX has been created, please file a petition and a game master will look into the matter swiftly.

Convert ETC Into PLEX

Pilots can convert electronic time codes (ETC) into PLEX using from the Options Menu (ESC).

  1. Dock at any station
  2. Open the Options Menu (ESC)
  3. Click the "Convert ETC" button at the bottom of the menu.
  4. Confirm that you would like to convert an ETC into a PLEX. Click YES.
  5. Enter the ETC and click OK

Using a 60 day code creates two 30 day PLEX. They appear in a pilot's personal hangar in the station where they converted the ETC. If you are not sure if your PLEX has been created successfully, please file a petition and a game master will look into the matter swiftly.

In-game Marketplace

PLEX can be purchased within the EVE online market like any other item. 30-day Pilot License Extensions are available on the marketplace listed under the trade goods top-level category.


Redemption

PLEX can be redeemed into a in-game item using the redemption system available from the character select screen or from the in-game options window (ESC). Redeeming a PLEX into an in-game item will not add additional game time to an account. Only applying a PLEX to an account will exchange the PLEX for 30 days of game time (see Applying PLEX).

From Login

  1. Launch EVE Online.
  2. Log into the account with the PLEX
  3. Select the character you would like recieve the PLEX in-game.
  4. Click the Redeem Items button.
  5. Select the PLEX from the redemption window.
  6. Confirm the location where the PLEX will appear.
  7. Click the OK button.

From In-game

  1. Open the Options WIndow (ESC)
  2. Click the Redeem Items button.
  3. Select the PLEX from the redemption window.
  4. Confirm the location where the PLEX will appear.
  5. Click the OK button.

A step-by-step guide with screenshots can be found here. If you are not sure if your PLEX has been added to your account, please file a petition and a game master will look into the matter swiftly.

Applying PLEX

PLEX can be applied to a pilot's account to add 30 days of additional game time. This process is separate and different from creating an in-game item (see redemption). Redeeming a PLEX into an in-game item will not add additional game time to an account. Only applying a PLEX to an account will exchange the PLEX for 30 days of game time.

In-game

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Right-click Menu

In-game PLEX can be applied to an account through the right click menu.

  1. Locate the PLEX using the inventory window or asset window
  2. Right-click the PLEX
  3. Select "ADD GAME TIME TO ACCOUNT"

The PLEX should disappear and a notification about 30 days of game time being added to the account will be shown. Pilots cannot apply PLEX located in a corporation hangar or a container.

Account Management

Select 1 Month
Select Renew Duration
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Confirmation

Using the account management website, pilots can apply PLEX to reactivate a disabled account.

  1. Log into Account management
  2. Select "Add Game Time" from the "Game Time" menu.
  3. Select the next button under the one month option when prompted for the duration of the renewal.
  4. Select PLEX when prompted for a payment method.
  5. Double check the confirmation and select "Pay Now"

Reverse Redemption

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Right-click Menu

Pilots can move in-game PLEX back to their account's list of redeemable items. This way the PLEX can be used to pay for account services or reactivate an account at a later date.

  1. Locate the PLEX using the inventory window or assets window.
  2. Right-click the PLEX.
  3. Select 'Return to redeem items'.

A reverse-redeemed PLEX can only be redeemed to its previous station. Because of this, once a PLEX is redeemed it can only be moved through in-game means.

Also, reverse redemption can only be completed on an active account. Therefore, it is highly recommended that pilots who pay for game time with PLEX or ETC maintain at least one PLEX in their redemption list.

In-game PLEX

PLEX can be placed in private hangars, corporate hangars, added to contracts, placed into direct trade windows and listed on the market. PLEX can also 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.

'Warning: 'CCP has not made any special exceptions for in-game PLEX items. They are treated as regular in-game items with regards to market orders and contracts. Scams are easily avoidable through careful scrutiny of market orders and contracts and we urge anyone to be alert when dealing in PLEX.

When dealing with in-game PLEX, it is wise to double-check the contents and prices of contracts. It is also wise to compare prices for PLEX in the market buy and sell orders before accepting the transactions.

As with any policy, this is subject to change if deemed necessary.


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