World Cup and EvE-Betting

As most of you know, the World cup started last week. Those of you who have no idea what it is and are blissfully unaware because their country doesn’t really participate in the whole soccer thing: Good for you!

I live in a country that was able to qualify itself, which is a good thing because we’ve been waiting on this for for a few years. Or so I’ve been told since I don’t really follow it myself. But it’s easy to get sucked into the whole atmosphere concerning the World Cup.

Which is why I’ve been actually following it quite closely the last couple of days. Saw a few awesome matches and a few that were disappointing.

What does this have to do with EvE you ask? Well, due to a friend of mine betting on soccer, I figured I could try this too, but not with my hard earned euros, but with ISK.
The fun thing about EvE is the fact that almost everything is permitted, even using your ISK to bet on out of game sports. Some people even make a nice amount of ISK on this, so I figured, why not try this out and see what happens.

I haven’t been using my ISK for anything other than the whole Prospect building “fiasco” so it’s time to make a few dumb arrangments and use it on something silly like gambling.

I’ve put 60m ISK on a few matches and nearly tripled that, so I’m kind of giddy with excitement that I actually made the correct bets. But we all know that I’ll lose it all in a while. But that’s no big deal, 60m isk is easily made in an hour or less.

Next to the betting I’ve been browsing the forum and talking to friends to see what I want to do in the game. I made an alt that I’m currently training into stealth bombers only, since I like flying them. And I’m training my main in the use of interdictors.

I’m not sure yet where I want to go with him but hopefully I’ll figure this out one of these days. Low sec is waiting for me and a friend is trying to get me to come into the wormhole.

Might just take him up on that, although I really, really need to practice my scanning if I do..

Oh happy day

Today is a good day. Why? Well, that’s the story for today isn’t it?

As most, if not all, of you know, Somer Blink will no longer be able to use their affiliation program as an extra incentive for people to buy GTC’s through them. CCP gave them a few more days before this has to stop. So they’re offering a nice little bonus, instead of 250m you’ll get 1b per GTC bought. Which is a nice little incentive and it made me buy a GTC through them.

It’s been a year since I bought a GTC to add to my game time since I usually just have CCP credit my card directly. But I couldn’t let this go, not now.

After buying two GTC’s I had 2B credit on my blink account, I’m an avid gambler, so I wasn’t planning on doing what some other people do and just buy all the tickets in a blink in order to get a nice1.6b out of the 2b.
Not only did I receive 1 bill on blink credits, I also received 2000 tokens. Which can be used in promo blink, bonks etc. 

When I browsed to the blink site, I noticed a 30 day PLEX promo running, which you could buy into with a token, but in order to buy into it, you needed to have played a blink in the last 30 days.

So I just bought the first blink that allowed me to, because a lot of people were playing on the site and every time I clicked to buy a ticket on a random cheap one it was already finished. 

When I finally was able to buy a ticket, I saw my name flash in the yellow marker. Meaning that I won it.
My first thoughts were “Hey that’s nice, I just did a random one to join the promo and I won, now what did I win?”
Thank you Google Search
Turns out I bought a 200m ticket on 2 Moros dreadnaughts. Meaning that with this random ticket, I just made 6b (the ISK buyout for this certain blink)

Not only did I actually win something with the money I was thinking of spending on random tickets and hope that I might win something of 30m, I actually made a ton of ISK on this.

ISK that will be spent on furthering my goals of getting myself blown up a bit more.

I love Blink, I do, I probably already spent more than 6b in getting myself more credit, but I like the fact that I won something. If I had won the Promo too, I’d have an even bigger smile.

After reading my post I did notice that this sounds a lot like bragging. But that’s not what I mean to do. This is just me, being happy that for once, a gamble I took actually paid of. Despite it being an accidental one.

If only I had luck like this when I go out and gamble away real money instead of in game currency 🙂

EDIT: I spent another 1.4b on random blinks, including a Rorq, Daredevil, SNI,.. Not luck, but it’s not like I can complain today 

Stay tuned o7