Posted Fri, Oct 28, 2011 by Space Junkie
Earning Enough ISK To Buy PLEX
First off, let me say that if you are a new player in a first-world country and are not yet wise to the ways of earning ISK in EVE Online, then you are better off paying for your subscription. Even getting paid minimum wage, you are better off working for a few hours and using the resulting money to subscribe, compared to grinding for a much longer period of time to afford PLEX.
On the other hand, if you live in a country with a relatively weak economy, are unemployed, or are able to earn a lot of ISK without spending too much time on it, PLEX are a much better idea.
Some activities that are good for helping earn enough ISK to pay for PLEX:
It is important to remember that the goal of playing EVE Online is to have fun and either relax or get excited, depending on your current activity of choice. If you are constantly sweating the cost of the next PLEX to the point where you cannot actually enjoy yourself doing the things that you enjoy, then you would probably be better off just shelling out money. But if you find making ISK reasonably easy, there is no reason you should not be playing a free EVE Online.