YULAI — Capsuleers are to be permitted to trade so-called "Skill Extractors" and "Skill Injectors" according to a market activity notification issued by the Secure Commerce Commission today. Trade in the transneural skill extraction and injection products – devices said to be capable of "reading out synaptic patterns and laying them down in new combinations with skillbook data" – is to be authorized and controlled from 9th February YC118, under the capsuleer support provisions of the Yulai Convention.
Understood to be a development and refinement of neural interface and transneural scanning technologies used by capsuleers, the skill extraction and injection techniques have apparently been made available by the Society of Conscious Thought. In an appendix to the notification, the SCC confirmed that the technology has been extensively tested and used by the SoCT for some years as part of several special educational programs. As the SCC appendix notes: “One of the leading specialist education providers in New Eden, the Society of Conscious Thought has supplied ample data establishing the safety and reliability of this novel technique for learning pathway resolution and reassignment.”
The SCC notice makes clear that the transneural skill extraction and injection technology is not authorized for sale to non-capsuleers due to the "destructive reading" method of the extraction device. The primary source for Skill Extractors will be the commissaries, trading under the name 'New Eden Store', found in every space station's secured capsuleer zone. Since the demise of the Noble Exchange, following Noble Appliance's loss of the commissary contract after an SCC investigation into pricing manipulation, the 'New Eden Store' brand has been operated by a board believed to include representatives of Cromeaux Inc., Genolution, Modern Finances and Khanid Innovation.
In a development that may be related, the Scope has learned that representatives of Genolution, Impro and X-Sense were called to a meeting with the CONCORD Inner Circle this past week. There has been no official confirmation of this meeting by CONCORD despite repeated requests for comment.
With the upcoming February release launching the Skill Trading system, Skill Extractors are going to be available for purchase starting tomorrow. There are several different ways to acquire Skill Extractors, either from CCP or eventually from the in-game markets for ISK. Additionally, to celebrate the release of Skill Trading we are providing a range of offers on AUR, PLEX and subscription. Here's how you can get your hands on the latest in New Eden's Transneural technology:
You can acquire Skill Extractors from the New Eden Store using Aurum. Skill Extractors can be purchased in quantities of 1, 5, or 10 for 1000AUR, 4500AUR, and 8000AUR respectively.
Extractor prices have been adjusted to make assessing prices easier.
For the rest of February, all Aurum packages offer extra bonus Aurum amounts. If you’ve been eyeing some new SKINs for your ships, or just want to stock up on the brand new Skill Extractors, this is the perfect time to grab some Aurum.
With these bonus packages, you can get the following quantities of Skill Extractors:
You can alternatively purchase Skill Extractors directly from Account Management. Skill Extractors can be purchased in packs of 1, 5, or 10 for 5.49USD, 24.99USD, and 44.99USD respectively. All of our existing payment methods are supported and is available in all of our supported currencies.
If you are looking at renewing your subscription, our offers on 3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions now include free Skill Extractors for a limited time.
Our PLEX bundles are on sale starting tomorrow. This offer is only available until February 16, 2016 so if you need to stock up, make sure you get in quick!
If you wish to learn more about Skill Trading, you can find more information in these articles:
Dev Blog: Skill Trading in New Eden
Game World News: SCC Authorizes Trading in Transneural Skill Extraction and Injection Products
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