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Bid to win: EVE Survival Pack

All this week we’re running a daily auction to celebrate the release of the EVE Survival Pack. What this pack contains is a copy of the 400-page Industrial-Sized Knowledgebase [ISK] Vol. 1, the latest edition of EVE Strategic Maps, the Low-Sec Paths poster and a poster map of New Eden (both rolled rather than folded). The idea is that with a combination of guide and maps, owners will forever be safe from harm when travelling in New Eden.

[For legal reasons we should point out that only advice and information is contained within and that should you be in a real survival situation (i.e bitten by a poisonous snake, seeking shelter during nuclear attack or needing medical attention after a paper cut), the EVE Survival Pack will not help you. You could perhaps use the poster tube as a basic rocket launcher against a wave of zombies, but don’t ask for a refund if after pulling the cardboard trigger the explosive rolls out the end and blows your foot off.]

So how can you win one of these sought after packs? Easy, all you have to do is log in to EVE, go to People & Places, search out ‘Zapatero’ (me), give an amount of ISK and hope that no-one else has bid more than you. This is an all-pay auction, which means there will be no refunds. The highest single bid registered in Zapatero’s wallet by a single character before 0000 UTC (EVE time) each night this week will be declared the winner and a Survival Pack will be sent in the mail the next day (or on Monday for Friday’s winner).

As for the unsuccessful bids, these will be totalled, rounded up/down and given away as a (hopefully huge) prize next week. I’ll let you know how big the prize pot is as we go along.

Some rules: Bids will not stack. If you mistakenly give ISK to another character assuming it to be Zapatero, or if it is not the amount you intended to give, I can’t help you, sorry.

This is all a bit of an experiment so bear with me if it all goes horribly wrong. If you have any questions, ask away below. Good luck and, er… survive safe!

UPDATE:

Monday’s winning bid was from Adrielle Firewalker.

Tuesday’s winning bid was from Master Raban.

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Discussion

6 thoughts on “Bid to win: EVE Survival Pack

  1. thats not an auction, thats a gamble.

    Posted by Foobaer | July 18, 2011, 2:43 pm
  2. So, give all your isk to Zapatero for the chance at real-world goods? It’s like a horrible cross between RMT and gambling. And Zapatero wins.

    Posted by Chris Beesley | July 19, 2011, 10:20 am
  3. Horrible cross it may be, but “Zapatero” only administers, never wins.

    Posted by Zapatero | July 19, 2011, 10:39 am
  4. I don’t know how much ISK you’re making out of this, but a better way to do it might be a real “silent auction”. People send you their bids (via eve mail or whatever), and the highest bid gets to buy it for that price. Then you can have a reserve price too. That way no-one feels ripped off. I have a fairly big sum of ISK in my head that I would be willing to pay for items like this, but I certainly would never just throw away that ISK without the certainty that I would be getting something from it.
    Just an idea… you could find yourself making a lot more ISK this way.

    Posted by Laedy | July 20, 2011, 11:45 am
  5. It’s not about the ISK. It’s simply about promoting the Survival Pack. If it was about ISK we would simply sell the packs for multiples of PLEX. As i said above, the ISK will be pooled and given away in some form. If the number of bids in the week are relatively few (which they have been so far), I may just redistribute it to all the unsuccessful bidders – all of whom currently would make a profit. If the bids reach 100 or more, it’ll be some form of lottery.

    Posted by Zapatero | July 20, 2011, 12:04 pm
  6. For The Gods’ sake , there are always moaners,wingers and a bog snorkling bed wetter !
    The guy has already said that is what is happening and its all in the aid of the pack and promotion etc..
    Writing this has probably jeopardised my bid now , but hey !

    Great work and idea Zapatero…. Fly safe ,mine loads !
    Mineralez

    Posted by Jon | February 10, 2012, 4:50 pm

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