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Rekindle
Norse'Storm Battle Group
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2011.05.02 16:47:00 - [1]
 

How come in all of Eve's glorious timespan have we not been able to be cab drivers? How about special pod ships that players can attach to and be transported through the universe?

Think of the social intricracies that could go along with ambulation.

Also think of the crazy new ways people could pod one another.

I think it might offer the potential to cut down on client IO as well.

A pod ship could be given bonsues to help its mass through wormholes for example.
A pod ship could also be given special jump drive or even a new type of transportation with the idea of low volumne hi distance.



Mass transit for the Eve Universe: think about it.

Mintala Arana
Amarr
Posted - 2011.05.02 16:52:00 - [2]
 

*eyes light up*

One smart bombing battleship could take out dozens!

No thanks, I prefer the speed and safety of a jump clone.

Hardened Heart
Percussive Diplomacy
Posted - 2011.05.02 19:00:00 - [3]
 

Interesting idea and if it's not new, I haven't heard anyone comment on it.

Perhaps they could use jump drives like a capital ship, making them faster than shuttles and such?

Glyken Touchon
Gallente
Independent Alchemists
Posted - 2011.05.02 19:48:00 - [4]
 

Cabbie collects passengers then:

  • heads to wormhole & leaves passengers without probes.
  • heads to Rancer
  • self destructs
  • Concordokken

Opportunities are endless Twisted Evil

Alex Cortex
Posted - 2011.05.02 22:33:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Alex Cortex on 02/05/2011 22:33:37
Dude, if I could be a cab driver in EVE I'd jump at the chance. The idea of leaving passengers stranded in low-sec... ugh (after collecting fees, of course)

Privateeralliance Sucks
Posted - 2011.05.02 22:36:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Mintala Arana
*eyes light up*

One smart bombing battleship could take out dozens!

No thanks, I prefer the speed and safety of a jump clone.


I almost had to report that... brilliant idea... more of this please!

**** rails... **** incursions.. eve taxi is where its at, cos eve taxi is the only cat which knows where it's at!

San Severina
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.02 22:39:00 - [7]
 

...I don't like it! No Sir, don't like it at all! Shocked

Caretaking Sunofabitcch Quigglywobbl
Posted - 2011.05.02 22:45:00 - [8]
 

want real motherships, ships + pilots and all on board something the size of a titan, jumping around

Malak Alraheem
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.02 22:52:00 - [9]
 

I applied to be an EVE Taxi driver but I was rejected because I spoke English.

Captain Megadeath
Posted - 2011.05.02 23:01:00 - [10]
 

Never mind capsule taxis.

During the Dev Q&A the devs said that after CQ and stations they want you to be able to walk on your POS or your ship. All you would have to do if this was implemented is walk your avatar onto someone elses ship.

Voilą a taxi. Very Happy

Imagine it. A badger full of avatars jumping into Tama........ Twisted Evil Laughing

Sir Oliver Midwestshire
Amarr
Posted - 2011.05.03 00:43:00 - [11]
 

The Goons will have a field day with this. Imagine the griefing potential! Hell no!

If anything taxi's should be high sec only and impossible to destroy and cannot attack anything. Of course this can be easily abused as well.

Basically, no. This is bad.

Christopher AET
Segmentum Solar
Posted - 2011.05.03 01:01:00 - [12]
 

iirc the server goes a bit funny when one player tries to dock in another player. Not to mention all the god botherers! Razz

Luke S
Zeta Corp.
Posted - 2011.05.03 01:33:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Luke S on 03/05/2011 01:33:59
Um... I don't want to see this in eve to be honest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZukj1-A_go

Tullaris Iceblade
Posted - 2011.05.03 18:29:00 - [14]
 

I'm not going to trust my implants to some player I don't know. Also isn't this what autopilot is for? At least then if you get attacked you might have some guns to fire back with.

Ranger 1
Amarr
Ranger Corp
Posted - 2011.05.03 18:40:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Hermann Fegelein
The Goons will have a field day with this. Imagine the griefing potential! Hell no!

If anything taxi's should be high sec only and impossible to destroy and cannot attack anything. Of course this can be easily abused as well.

Basically, no. This is bad.


I'd go for this if the only way a Taxi could be damaged is by being rammed by another Taxi. Would make the ride much more eventful for everyone involved. Laughing

Gavjack Bunk
Gallente
Genos Occidere
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.05.03 20:17:00 - [16]
 

Too many cabbies, not enough passengers.

Raydn James
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2011.05.03 21:53:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Luke S
Edited by: Luke S on 03/05/2011 01:33:59
Um... I don't want to see this in eve to be honest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZukj1-A_go


Are you kidding? That'd be awesome! I was a champ with that old school Cadillac drop top.

shady trader
Posted - 2011.05.03 22:05:00 - [18]
 

The basic idea has been suggested before. CCP tried to this with Titans but found that the code was not compatible with the database.


Have a look in the features and idea's forum, there is a old thread were a Dev explains the problem.

Frida Skyler
Posted - 2011.05.04 11:51:00 - [19]
 

Why do you need taxis when we allready have Interbus. Think of the environment, use public transportation!

Simetraz
Posted - 2011.05.04 14:39:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: Simetraz on 04/05/2011 14:48:25
Sadly the ultimate taxi would be if we could pull up to a carrier, dock up and let it jump to system xxxx and then undock.
No clone games, just hitch a ride on a carrier.


The ability to do this would, well be incredible.
PvP in 0.0 would never be the same, and I mean that in a good way.

How about walking in Carriers ?
The only catch is how to deal the issue of what if the carrier logs out.
The rest straight forward.


Shianno
Posted - 2011.05.04 15:50:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Shianno on 04/05/2011 15:51:10
Edited by: Shianno on 04/05/2011 15:49:59
The ultimate 'taxi' would be the ability to dock within large ships.
If the ship has ship bay, where full equipped ships can be stored, why not just make it able to store the ship with the pilot in it? aka dock

Joe Phoenix
The Commonwealth Federation
Posted - 2011.05.04 15:52:00 - [22]
 

I could see that going HORRIBLY wrong...

Simetraz
Posted - 2011.05.04 16:44:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Joe Phoenix
I could see that going HORRIBLY wrong...


You mean you could get podded if someone blows up the ship you are on.
YUP, feature, no different then jumping into a system and getting podded before your screen loads.

The logging out issue is definitely a problem though.


 

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