I have a bit of a gambling addiction. Luckily it’s not one that is using my real life money, but I am addicted to the EvE Online Hypernet.
For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a raffle lottery. You buy a few tickets and you have a chance that your ticket gets the win. Usually it’s for certain ships or modules and such. The owner of the ship/module puts it up for x amount of tickets, 8/16/32/../512. Each ticket costing the amount that the owner puts the total price up for. And then you just wait until every ticket gets sold and see if you won.
With the hypernet, the owner usually buys 50% of their own tickets and then sells off the rest. The reason behind this is math. Or at least so I’ve been told. Supposedly if you buy half of your own tickets, 80% of the time you will win your own prize back and you’re making a bit of money on top of it.
I’ve actually tried it a couple of times and sure enough I won my prize back a few times, but I’ve not done it often enough to get to that 80% mark.
The reason why I’m so addicted to the Hypernet is because I’ve been EXTREMELY lucky.
I was able to have my wealth go up by about 20bn just doing raffles. I’ve won myself a few marshals, a dread and some small stuff I just put back on the market.
I lose a bunch, but I am all the way up there in ISK positivity that I just can’t stop myself from being “Just one more”
It’s bad, I know, but at least it’s not with actual real-life money.
As I’ve said before though, I’m having a good time in EVE again, all thanks to the C4 corporation I joined. Wormhole life is good.
I’ve also joined a few Thera operations but I still feel more like an F1 monkey when I join them. Which again, isn’t a bad thing. It’s just not what I like about EVE. It’s good if you want to just relax a bit and not pay too much attention though, perfect for those times.
Eve is still as pretty as ever, so here’s a few screenshots I’ve made over the past couple of weeks
Anyhow, it’s New Year’s Eve! Tomorrow it will be 2023. Time is truly flying.
I hope you all have a good one, and make yourselves some resolutions that you won’t stick by, and a couple you will.
Stay tuned o7