Amidst this week's other excitements comes a quiet announcement from CCP that some of the limitations on PLEX, Eve's in game time cards, will be lifted.
"• We will remove the restriction on undocking from a station with a PLEX in your cargo hold
• We will remove the restriction that PLEX cannot be put into courier contracts
• We will remove the restriction that items (including PLEX) can only be redeemed into NPC stations
• We will remove the restriction that items (including PLEX) can only be reverse-redeemed from NPC stations
• We will remove the restriction that ETC can only be converted into PLEX while inside an NPC station"
I expect to see quite a lot of trading of PLEXes. If they're light enough to fit into a small fast ship then there will be a lot of money to be made moving them from areas where PLEX are cheap to areas where PLEX are expensive.
Right now you can buy a PLEX for 292m instantly and sell it instantly in Jita for 306m. That's 14m for a shuttle run per PLEX you carry.
Expect some people to buy PLEX next week to test out trading and a lot of people to start running PLEX trade routes.
Now this is also rather interesting for pirates of various stripes. You see if PLEXes are moved around then people moving them may get ganked and looted.
"If you blow up a ship that happens to be carrying PLEX, it may drop the PLEX as loot or it may be destroyed in the conflagration (much like any other item in a ship's cargo hold). The refund policies for PLEX will not be any different from any other item."
Time to train for a Catalyst!