No it fucking doesn't work in EVE Online. I also control the character 'masternerdguy' who is an EVE veteran and let me tell you that PLEX (an in-game item that represents 30 days of game time) seriously damaged that game. First of all PLEX exists to try and reduce RMT (and by reduce I mean move the profits to CCP). For those who don't understand the system, a PLEX is bought for about $20 a unit (or less if you buy in bulk) and is traded for in-game currency, ISK, on the free market. So if I wanted to sell a PLEX I'd pay my money, get a PLEX, and sell it in Jita for about 500 million ISK, assuming that another player wants to buy it from me. While it is true that PLEX is a zero sum game (no ISK is created, it only changes hands to a willing buyer. The buyer wants a PLEX because they can pay their subscription with it using ISK) the system results in bizzare wealth distribution. You get 30 day old players flying 10b ISK officer bit Vindicators ( which die hilariously and are made fun of on themittani.com ) because they have a big credit card. PLEX isn't pay to win, but it does allow you to buy things you shouldn't be able to afford yet. You shouldn't even consider stepping into a Vindicator for 6 months after you start a character.