You get paid for the resources you earn - you're being paid to develop a crazy-smart AI. To be paid, you need to go to the Nexus (special map sector) and connect the market to your user account. This is a test that proves you have a level of skill and can contribute toward building a good AI.
Compensation may be obtained in 3 forms:
- Convert resources into Credits, and then Cash Out from time to time
- Win Challenges that pay in Cash. Note that some Challenges pay in Credits (but you can Cash that out anyways)
- Participate in the Bug Bounty where you detect and tell us about possible bugs in our system. Each bug found can earn you between $10 - $50 USD!
The top players will certainly make good money every month; in fact most players can make something every month from playing this game. But only the most awesome AI cluster will be able to TAKE OVER THE WORLDMAP AND WIN THE AI-CHALLENGES! Some AI challenges even give the top player $100 in hard cash.
Note: E99 does not condone betting, gambling or other non-skill based earning methods. Our entire game is focused on a very high level of skill and our players are expected explicitly to adhere to the standard.