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Henry Haphorn
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.11 02:57:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Henry Haphorn on 11/07/2011 02:59:18
This is a follow up of a topic brought up in the general discussions forum:

http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1547448

Please vote if you people like to see these mods and ammo brought back into the general market.

As for producing the snowballs, I would recommend using some of the ice harvested from the belts to produce just those snowballs while also being required to produce a cooling container to keep the snowballs nice a fresh. Also, allow players to manufacture the launchers needed for them.

Let's all face it. Those things were just downright fun and enjoyable. Bots were self-concordokened at one point with these things. It teaches newbies how to better understand the mechanics of the game*, and we all loved shooting at each other without ****ing off Concord.

In addition, this could help create a new mineral sink for ice in the market since there is no way to reprocess the snowballs themselves (melted or not) when they are no longer used by a given pilot. Just to help simplify things, there should be an option in the drop-down menu (when you right-click the ice ore) to simply "pack" bits of the ice together to create the snowballs (who the **** needs a blueprint for making snowballs anyways?).

EDIT:

In reference to teaching newbies: People reported that newbies were tricked into shooting back and thus resulted in Concord shooting at the unsuspecting noob.

Xercodo
Amarr
Xovoni Directorate
Posted - 2011.07.11 03:47:00 - [2]
 

why thank you...ugh

Aus Mote
Gallente
Project Sinkhole Command

Posted - 2011.07.11 04:29:00 - [3]
 

What can I say? Snowballs are fun! Very Happy

DeMichael Crimson
Minmatar
Republic University

Posted - 2011.07.11 11:16:00 - [4]
 

I remember shooting Concord with them and not getting attacked.

Also the explosion effects looked cool.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.07.11 15:23:00 - [5]
 

I remember shooting noobs with them so the noob shoots back and gets zapped by concord. Many lolz.

EdwardNardella
Capital Construction Research
Posted - 2011.07.11 19:55:00 - [6]
 

IMO snowballs should be available in limited quantities for limited time. That said I would like the have them be available more frequently.

Henry Haphorn
Gallente

Posted - 2011.07.13 00:17:00 - [7]
 

Come on guys, don't tell me that the thread in the general discussion was just talk. I know a lot of you want snowballs. Laughing

XIRUSPHERE
Gallente
Deadly Intent.

Posted - 2011.07.13 01:39:00 - [8]
 

Here's an actual Micro transaction that's not going to screw up plexes if that's what you are honestly worried about.

Barakkus
Posted - 2011.07.18 21:32:00 - [9]
 

Exclamation

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.07.18 21:44:00 - [10]
 

They should be special items for Christmas only but idiots ruined that.

CCP have already removed them because they were getting too many complaints from clueless carebears who didn't understand aggression mechanics and got themselves Concordokken for firing back at people shooting them.

Not supported.

Not going to happen.

Gerald Sphinx
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.07.18 23:31:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Lady Spank
They should be special items for Christmas only but idiots ruined that.

CCP have already removed them because they were getting too many complaints from clueless carebears who didn't understand aggression mechanics and got themselves Concordokken for firing back at people shooting them.

Not supported.

Not going to happen.


Hi, Henry's alt here (Henry is in suspense/limbo at the moment).

Carebears are complaining to CCP anyways when people gank them in highsec when they mine or mission. Also, why are you against my proposal (just curious) if you sounded like you are against the carebears who were too dumb to learn the mechanics?

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.07.18 23:51:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Gerald Sphinx
Originally by: Lady Spank
They should be special items for Christmas only but idiots ruined that.

CCP have already removed them because they were getting too many complaints from clueless carebears who didn't understand aggression mechanics and got themselves Concordokken for firing back at people shooting them.

Not supported.

Not going to happen.


Hi, Henry's alt here (Henry is in suspense/limbo at the moment).

Carebears are complaining to CCP anyways when people gank them in highsec when they mine or mission. Also, why are you against my proposal (just curious) if you sounded like you are against the carebears who were too dumb to learn the mechanics?


If they reintroduce them it should be for Christmas only, as I stated, therefore not supported.

Carebears whining about them got them removed in the first place so it's unlikely that CCP will reintroduce them only to end up with more inane petitions.

In short, they were originally a bit of fun for Christmas that ended up being more trouble than it was worth.

Despite what you may think, I am not automatically supportive of things used to 'grief', trick or whatever you want to call it. CCP have indeed made this a game for babies and nerf all kinds of mechanics that should remain. Market scamming is practically impossible now, remote rep agression, the lofty scam (despite a warning given on joining gangs etc). This is a bad trend and closes the sandbox but regardless, this is a waste of time for CCP when they have far more important things to fix.

ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Posted - 2011.07.19 01:23:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: ShahFluffers on 19/07/2011 01:25:15
Originally by: Lady Spank

If they reintroduce them it should be for Christmas only, as I stated, therefore not supported.

Carebears whining about them got them removed in the first place so it's unlikely that CCP will reintroduce them only to end up with more inane petitions.

In short, they were originally a bit of fun for Christmas that ended up being more trouble than it was worth.

Despite what you may think, I am not automatically supportive of things used to 'grief', trick or whatever you want to call it. CCP have indeed made this a game for babies and nerf all kinds of mechanics that should remain. Market scamming is practically impossible now, remote rep agression, the lofty scam (despite a warning given on joining gangs etc). This is a bad trend and closes the sandbox but regardless, this is a waste of time for CCP when they have far more important things to fix.


*chucks a snowball at Lady Spank*

Someone's become a cynic. Smile Stop yer bellyachin' and support that which you love (you know you want it back Spank)... even if it's a lost cause support it anyways and laugh about it.

As far as it being "Christmas only"... I say reintroduce it on the basis that somewhere on the planet it is winter and snowing.

*chucks another snowball at Lady Spank*

edit: forgot to support.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.07.19 02:01:00 - [14]
 

♥ I'd like them back for Christmas Wink

Gerald Sphinx
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.07.19 03:20:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Gerald Sphinx on 19/07/2011 03:21:37
Originally by: Lady Spank
♥ I'd like them back for Christmas Wink


Well, I guess it would be nice to keep it to Christmas only then. After all, snowballs are usually related to winter. But having them not supported simply because some stupid noob didn't understand the mechanics like he should have is not a very good excuse to begin with. Besides, I got ganked twice in my lifetime. Did I report the gankers to CCP for griefing? No. I just adapted (like everyone else does).

But I understand what you meant.

EDIT:

Every time I see your name, I'm reminded of S&M for some reason.

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.07.19 03:28:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Gerald Sphinx
Every time I see your name, I'm reminded of S&M for some reason.

Laughing

Caveman Dreadstalker
Posted - 2011.07.19 12:33:00 - [17]
 

X-mas only would be good. but let them not deteriorate. if you want to hang onto them and use them in july you should be able to.

As far as the problem with noobs and carebears not understanding WTF is happening when they get hit by one, simply having it explained on the log in screen at X-mas time when they are released should be all that is needed. I they are to dumb to read and understand it then they need to get used to losing ships anyway. In EVE there are many situations where ignorance will cost you your ship. I'm sure there are many more noobs that have died jumping into low sec before they understood what it meant than from shooting back at snow ball throwers.

Krystal Flores
Amarr
Missions Mining and Mayhem
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.09.04 23:05:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Krystal Flores on 05/09/2011 02:15:23
Edit: didn't notice the necro, still a good idea either way
Yes yes and yes, snowballs >> primea + zephyr + other terrible gifts I cant spell correctly.
Signed yes for more fun.

Krakaan Byzantia
Gallente
Bolt Action Drive by
The Imperial Senate
Posted - 2011.09.05 03:08:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Krakaan Byzantia on 05/09/2011 03:08:50
Ive hung onto them in the hopes i can use them once again.
*edit: supported


 

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