EQ2 Icon Real Money Trading in the Everquest Games

Station Cash

The headline says “FUND…SHOP…ADVENTURE!” The latest twist in Everquest and Everquest II is the ability to purchase Station Cash which can be used to buy “premium in-game items”. The marketplace offers bonus experience potions, equipment, and house pets.

Real Money Trading has come to the Everquest games.

For Sale

Items can be purchased on the market place now. Bonus potions for all three types of experience (AA, Adventure and Tradeskill), pets and outfits for the appearance slots are the initial offerings. The station cash and the items purchased with it are all NO-TRADE.

Patch Notes


Hotfix December / 9 / 2008
STATION CASH

Station Cash is a new virtual currency from SOE that has been created to allow for the purchase of premium in-game items within EverQuest II.

To get started, access the "Marketplace" from the EQII Window within the game. Click on the "Add Funds" button to purchase Station Cash to fund your wallet and then select items to purchase.

Official Information

Station Cash Overview

For beginners getting started, veterans leveling up, players starting alts, or anyone trying to get more out of the game, using SC to purchase in-game items is for everyone. The items available offer new and experienced players alike convenience, customization and fun while providing a unique gameplay experience. Convenience items include potions of various types, from health to experience boosts. Several appearance packs in various armor types make up the customization category. Then for fun, we offer a selection of pets for your house or as travel companions.

Station Cash FAQ

What is Station Cash?
Station Cash is Sony Online Entertainment’s new virtual currency that players can buy to fund a virtual wallet. Once a wallet has been funded, Station Cash can be used to purchase premium in-game items through the in-game Marketplace in EverQuest® and EverQuest® II.

Consumer Protection?

This line in the terms and conditions is a bit of a handful:

You agree that SOE retains the unfettered right to modify its games and all aspects of characters, items, points and coin, including Station Cash (collectively, “Virtual Goods”) therein. You acknowledge that SOE has been, is, and will be constantly making changes to its games. You further acknowledge that SOE can and will, in its discretion, modify features, functions or abilities of any element of any of its games or any Virtual Goods (which may, among other things, make the Virtual Goods substantially more valuable, effective or functional, or less valuable, effective or functional, more common or less common, or eliminated entirely). You acknowledge and agree that all Virtual Goods represent a limited license right governed by the terms of this Agreement, and are not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from SOE at any time.

But once you simplify it, you are left with the following statement:

“You … acknowledge that SOE can … modify … any Virtual Goods … which may, among other things, make the Virtual Goods … less valuable … or eliminated entirely.”

That means SOE can change them or even delete them out of your inventory and you have no right to a refund. Do they mean that? They sure do:

YOU PROMISE, THEREFORE, THAT YOU WILL NEVER … BRING ANY CLAIM OR SUIT AGAINST SOE … WHICH IS RELATED TO … A CLAIM THAT YOU “OWN” ANY VIRTUAL GOODS IN ANY GAME [or] A CLAIM FOR THE “VALUE” OF VIRTUAL GOODS IF SOE DELETES THEM AND/OR TERMINATES YOUR STATION ACCOUNT

Veteran’s Reward

Sixes received this little bonus in his email:

As a faithful subscriber we want you to be among the first to enjoy this amazing new game enhancement. With that in mind, we are funding your in-game wallet with 150SC so that you can jump right in and experience item sales now.

That’s a dollar fifty right there, enough for a basic potion and a half … or an electrically charged slimy ooze for your house with change left over.

Of course, there’s nothing you can buy for 50SC so if you want to spend all of your free gift, you’ll have to buy some more – at a minimum of five dollars per purchase. Which … leaves you with 50SC left over again. Taunting you. Forever.

On the other hand, they haven’t mailed me. The whole thing is probably a gnome conspiracy. *sigh*

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

1 comment

  • Sixes wrote:

    It’s worth noting that the house pets cannot be placed in a guild hall.

    Also the level III flasks offer a 50% bonus for 2 hours for 1,000 SC whereas the level II flasks offer a 4 hours, 25% bonus for 300 SC and are thus far better value.