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Gaelan Lionhardt
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2009.08.24 16:05:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Gaelan Lionhardt on 07/09/2009 09:49:04
Recently a few "topics" have popped up in General Discussion regarding the recent removal of NPC Corporation descriptions.
The majority of the posters in said "topics" are against the change, so it seemed logical to post here.

As a question:
"Should NPC Corporation descriptions be put back into the game?"

Update:
Fixed with Apocrypha 1.5.1 (Wed 9th Sep 09)
Quote:
The description tab of all NPC corporations will display the correct corporation information.


On behalf of everyone who supported this thread, thanks CCP and good job

Stratigic
Initium Malum
Posted - 2009.08.24 16:10:00 - [2]
 

whats the use of a NPC corp description?
seems to me like just another text file or something to be loaded up after downtime is done,

ild say, leave them tbh, i dont know anyone that realy pays them any attention tbh

Carcosa Hali
True Slave Foundations
Posted - 2009.08.24 16:24:00 - [3]
 

I feel they should replace it, if only to help a player make sense of why some LP stores just give out Navy bpc's; and others give out both Navy bpc's and ships. Those sorts of content reference points go alot farther to helping you remember than you might think.

Besides, I've heard there are some people who really like that RP fluff. Rolling Eyes

Lego Maniac
Posted - 2009.08.24 16:48:00 - [4]
 

it's simply ridiculous that they should flesh out the universe with novels and eve chronicles and then axe the flavor text from the within the actual game; wtf?

Saxon Hawke
Intaki Liberation Front
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
Posted - 2009.08.24 16:49:00 - [5]
 

Let us not forget that Eve is an MMORPG that means role playing game. As in you have created a universe in which my character exists. Removing the flavor text and other NPC info from the game removes pieces of that universe.

With all the work that goes into developing story lines and writing news releases about the happenings of New Eden, why would anyone consider removing NPC reference points? It undermines the entire effort of the content development team.

Gaelan Lionhardt
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge

Posted - 2009.08.24 16:53:00 - [6]
 

Thanks for your replies people

Quote:
whats the use of a NPC corp description?


The same as that of the majority of items in EVE they add depth to the game.

Please be sure to check the "Support this topic" checkbox if you agree/support this topic

Thanks again

Ban Doga
Posted - 2009.08.24 17:15:00 - [7]
 

Yes, they should be restored.

I don't understand why they were removed in the first place.

Need another 10 MB to cache all NPC corp descriptions on my HDD? Fine, please go ahead!
Need another 1 MB per patch for changes in those cached descriptions? Fine, please do that!

After all it's a slippery slope.
No one really needs those incredibly long descriptions of the T3 ships (or any other item for that matter) either.
If this continues we will really end up with online 3D spreadsheets.

Venkul Mul
Gallente
Posted - 2009.08.24 17:55:00 - [8]
 

supported.

Dalrithian
Caldari Provisions

Posted - 2009.08.24 18:18:00 - [9]
 

Supported

De'Veldrin
Minmatar
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2009.08.24 18:46:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Carcosa Hali


Besides, I've heard there are some people who really like that RP fluff. Rolling Eyes


I know, scandolous isn't it.

Put them back.

Uronksur Suth
Posted - 2009.08.24 19:39:00 - [11]
 

Supported. I feel like it added to the immersion in the game, and helped understand the background between corps.

Now no new player knows the difference between Suukuvestaa and Hyasoda. The function behind the Ministry of Internal Order, the Theology Council.

It used to be that a new player could get some understanding of New Eden's lore by reading the description of NPC corps. Now no one has any idea what makes one corp different from another, and what role they are supposed to play in the universe. Crying or Very sad

Please put back in. Reading the descriptions of every corp in whose stations I docked was always interesting to me, I'd like to be able to do that again. Was there really ever ANY reason for removing them? Crying or Very sad

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2009.08.24 19:49:00 - [12]
 

I'm not a huge believer in fluff, but this removal goes a bit too far, I'd say. Put them back.

Hoo Is
Posted - 2009.08.24 20:52:00 - [13]
 

Reading fail FTL

Thought Thread title was "Removal of NPC Corporations"

didn't see Descriptions



Ankhesentapemkah
Gallente
Posted - 2009.08.24 23:00:00 - [14]
 

I reported this as a bug a while ago, and they said it was already fixed and closed the bug report.

Its not fixed, grr!!!

Halunoto Vankaalen
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.08.25 04:20:00 - [15]
 

+1

Kaito Haakkainen
Posted - 2009.08.25 09:04:00 - [16]
 

Was under the impression this was temporary while they revised them due to recent changes but if not then most definitely supported.

Gaelan Lionhardt
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2009.08.25 10:42:00 - [17]
 

Quote:
Was under the impression this was temporary while they revised them


This could be possible, I looked over the patch notes and could not find an entry for removing/changing NPC Corporation descriptions.

Quote:
I reported this as a bug a while ago, and they said it was already fixed and closed the bug report.


Its also possible that it was a mistake to remove this information in the first place in which case it would be nice if not a little over optimistic to have CCP comment over changes to this

Thanks for the feedback/support everyone

Quote:
Reading fail FTL Thought Thread title was "Removal of NPC Corporations" didn't see Descriptions


Out of curiosity would you be for, or against removal of NPC Corporations? hehe

Heroldyn
Posted - 2009.08.25 12:13:00 - [18]
 

they should implement video-descriptions, with animated portraits of the npc corporation leaders and the complete history of the corporation.

Grek Forto
Crosshair Corp

Posted - 2009.08.26 05:43:00 - [19]
 

VERY supported!

Nur AlHuda
Amarr
Callide Vulpis
Posted - 2009.08.26 11:38:00 - [20]
 

support

Gaelan Lionhardt
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2009.08.26 16:51:00 - [21]
 

Quote:
they should implement video-descriptions, with animated portraits of the npc corporation leaders and the complete history of the corporation.


Similar to the videos played at race selection? would be good if not difficult/awkward to implement for each corporation.

While its true that the corporation descriptions are limited in usefulness to veteran players, I recall when I first started playing way back when, I enjoyed reading about the different corporations, and the descriptions were the sole piece of information I used to pick my first ever agent (Before I understood quality and levels).

It seems odd that given CCPs improvements and implementations to the "New player experience" that they would remove something like this.


 

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