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Posted - 2010.10.21 00:32:00 - [31]

and so it is

Posted - 2010.10.23 02:00:00 - [32]

Originally by: Ifly Uwalk
Alright I've had it now.

Why is the only person ever credited with a chron the one who writes it? Why do the guys/gals in the art department never get any credit?

What's the first thing you see when you click the link to a chron? Art! And god knows I haven't read every chron there is, but in the ones that I did read the art was always at least as good as the text that followed.

Props to the art team!


Sorry, but I gotta be negative.

The art greatly surpasses the text. The text was dull and boring, as it usually is. Y'know, I expect some excitement from a story involving a video game but it's always the same generic references to in-game things and some additional poorly thought out references to technology that is made in a desperate attempt to keep it 'sci-fi' - but it treats 'sci-fi' as a label, not an element.

All the plot devises are the same - it may as well be written in any setting at all. Sci-fi is interesting because it presents a unique outlook on things. It explains the remarkability of technology by challenging the reader's perspective regarding how a character's attitude is modified with the assistance of that technology - how technology influences a society, etc.

None of this is unvealed. I expect the chronicles to be the official canon - to unveal what exactly the game involves and what it's about. The girth of the actual story element of the game beyond the cheesey agent dialogue and the game play itself.

The text doesn't flow all that well. It isn't engaging. There's very little plot unvealed in sentences, even if their is a plot. This all combined probably explains why these stories are free for anyone to read and could invariably be fanfiction just as much as anything else.

I actually remember others making similar complaints regarding some of what I said already.

Lucia Warbler
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2010.10.23 06:27:00 - [33]

Originally by: Gaiofguys
Sorry, but I gotta be negative.

The art greatly surpasses the text. The text was dull and boring, as it usually is...

No need to be shamed. Some people just like comic books better than novels.

While the picture was indeed well drawn it wouldn't be anything without the story, meanwhile the story would still be masterfully written without the picture. Together they make a better whole, especially in setting characters more alive in our minds, but credit should go to the writer if it is given to someone in the first place.

Thermoss Devlin
StarFleet Enterprises
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.10.24 00:41:00 - [34]

Originally by: Grady Eltoren

Great stuff!


For years I have been playing EVE and this game is so deep and complex. Only until recently did I realize there were all these other sides to EVE like dev blogs, forums!, and back stories/chronicles. How very cool! It is just really neat to see a truly immersive game. I was really weary about signing up for ANY MMORPG...but I am glad I did with EVE and stuff like this Chronicle make it all very worthwhile.

Can't wait until Dust comes out and ambulation - talk about taking it to the next level. Very well written story Abraxas - I felt like I was right there and wishing it was even longer.

I agree completely. I hope there is more stories like this one to come!

Brutus John
Dihydrogen Monoxide Industries
Posted - 2010.10.25 06:26:00 - [35]

Hat of to the author, that was high quality stuff.

Tryst Sabaro
Posted - 2010.10.28 22:34:00 - [36]

And all this time I thought Hona got vaporized. It's good to get some clarification on that, I liked her character.

Blue Moon Ventures
Posted - 2010.10.30 01:14:00 - [37]

First one I have read and have to say it was good. There are references to Hona on some of the other replies, is she from another story? Good read.

commander hagen
Posted - 2010.11.13 03:14:00 - [38]


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