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NPC Corporations to be Taxed

Posted by Michael Bitton on Sep 23, 2009  | Comments

NPC Corporations to be Taxed -

While much of EVE Online's allure is the emergent gameplay the game allows for, many players are content to experience EVE at its more basic levels. One such example is the fact that many players stick to NPC corporations as opposed to joining player ones. After all, NPC corporations do offer some cushy benefits, such as the fact no one can declare war on an NPC corporation, and NPC corporations also do not tax their members. That latter bit? Well, that will be changing soon.

In a dev blog entry entitled "I Bring Gifts! (By Gifts, I Mean Taxes, Sorry)" by CCP Soundwave, the developer explains that NPC corporations will be taxed at 11%. This was done for a number of reasons, one of these reasons being the removal of the aforementioned inherent advantage vs. player corporations that NPC corporations currently enjoy, while the other motive behind the changes is to encourage the players comfortable in these corps to join player corporations.

It should also be noted that these new taxes will only be applied to mission rewards, bounties, etc, and that they wont be simply pulled out of your pocket. Also, if you are participating in a faction warfare militia, you will not be taxed.

To close out the blog CCP Soundwave reminds us of that ol' bit about death 'n' taxes by saying,"while you may escape death in EVE, taxes will still get you."

Read the full blog entry here.

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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