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Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:07:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Gogela on 01/08/2011 21:14:34
Looks like CCP wasn't kidding about golden scorpions...

Was this for the NeX launch? Edit: Looks like there are advantages to this baby...

I can't link to the model here... but I've listed it on this ships page. If you look at it in game and scroll down to battleships under "not in game yet" you will see the Scorpion Ishukone Watch, a golden-colored electronic attack scorp.
The links on this list only work in-game!:

ArrowScorpion Ishukone Watch
showInfo(4005)

Quote:
With its focus on electronic warfare, few ships can resist the direct onslaught of the Ishukone Watch Scorpion-class battleship's jamming capabilities.

Traits
15% bonus to ECM Target Jammer strength per level
20% bonus to ECM Target Jammer optimal and falloff range per level
20% Bonus to ECM Burst range per level

Details
This variant of the Scorpion represents the pinnacle of the Ishukone paramilitary force's electronic warfare capabilities.

Development
When Ishukone Watch was commissioned to produce a run of Scorpion-class battleships for its parent company, it was decided that a number of extra units would be offered to the capsuleer community to help fund the effort. Interestingly, the entire project took less than one year from start to finish, suggesting at some degree of urgency in the fleet's production.

Technology
Though the typical Scorpion-class battleship includes a highly advanced sensor package, Ishukone Watch modifies their ships for policing duty around their worlds. Custom multispectral radiation scanners designed to catch all forms of planetary and extra-planetary communications replace the standard comms suite. Special LADAR and thermal imaging equipment allow Ishukone Watch ships to serve as a distant eye-in-the-sky for planetary security forces. Although these features are stripped out before decommissioned hulls are placed on the open market, the infamy of the Ishukone Watch still makes ships popular with independent ship buyers.

Notes
Many wonder why Ishukone Watch would produce a massive run of electronic warfare battleships, especially with sensor suites fine-tuned to detect planetside signals. Some have speculated that these ships were intended to support a larger, multinational fleet. Regarding the mass production of these ships, Ishukone Watch CEO Eborimi Shiskala praised her parent corporation with an "incredible dedication to the Ishukone doctrine of technological superiority."


Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:09:00 - [2]
 

Yawn.

Wake me up when the golden Rattlesnake arrives.

Mr Epeen Cool

Kirkland Langue
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:12:00 - [3]
 

Quote:
Scorpion
Scorpion The first Scorpion-class battleship was launched only a couple of years ago, and those that have been built are considered to be prototypes. Little is known of its capabilities, but what has been garnered suggests that the Scorpion is crammed to the brink with sophisticated hi-tech equipment that few can match.

Caldari Battleship Skill Bonus:
15% bonus to ECM Target Jammer strength per level
20% bonus to ECM Target Jammer optimal and falloff range per level
20% Bonus to ECM Burst Range per level


That's what Evelopedia has to say about Scorpion. Not sure what it says in game as it's been a while since I boarded a scorpion (or even logged in) - but could you identify what "Looks like there are advantages to this baby..." means?

Lady Spank
Amarr
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:12:00 - [4]
 


Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:16:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Kirkland Langue
That's what Evelopedia has to say about Scorpion. Not sure what it says in game as it's been a while since I boarded a scorpion (or even logged in) - but could you identify what "Looks like there are advantages to this baby..." means?


It means I don't know what the scorpion stats are /facepalm

Meh, so it's a skin? When is this going in?

Xercodo
Amarr
Xovoni Directorate
Posted - 2011.08.01 21:25:00 - [6]
 

welcome to 2-3 months ago

and ya it's just a skin

last I heard a dev mention it they said maybe mid to late August...iirc

malaire
Posted - 2011.08.02 08:11:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Gogela
Originally by: Kirkland Langue
That's what Evelopedia has to say about Scorpion. Not sure what it says in game as it's been a while since I boarded a scorpion (or even logged in) - but could you identify what "Looks like there are advantages to this baby..." means?


It means I don't know what the scorpion stats are /facepalm

Meh, so it's a skin? When is this going in?

Since game doesn't yet support selling ship skins for AUR, CCP was initially going to sell this differently painted ship for AUR. But that didn't go well with players so that plan was scrapped.

Abdiel Kavash
Caldari
Paladin Order
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2011.08.02 10:58:00 - [8]
 

I personally wish for the return of the Golden Retriever.

Page Starcaster
Gallente
Society of lost Souls
Posted - 2011.08.02 11:30:00 - [9]
 

So if its the equivalent to 110 mil isk for the cheapest pair of boots in the NEX, what will a new ship skin cost? I'm guessing at least double the price of the monocle, maybe 4-5 times as much.

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.08.02 17:45:00 - [10]
 

Are you living under the rock?
Picture from dev blog about ship remodelling (more than 1.5 years ago):
http://cdn1.eveonline.com/community/devblog/2010/Scorpion_2010_02.jpg
Ishukone Watch Scorpion - fourth ship on the lowest row. Model was always there since Tyrannis. CCP only added description after AT9 interviews about NeX.

Video from 2 month ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlt5VhTCN4Q

Borun Tal
Minmatar
Space Pods Inc
Posted - 2011.08.02 17:49:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Borun Tal on 02/08/2011 17:49:13
Fail thread.

ps: those goggles look stupid.

Moe Cizlak
Posted - 2011.08.02 18:17:00 - [12]
 

really cracked the case on this one


good work gumshoe!




hit it rock-a-pella!

Jiao Governator
Posted - 2011.08.02 18:42:00 - [13]
 

A super-expensive personalized version of a PVP ship that is already primaried would be the perfect solution to the whole MT/NEX debate.

Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.02 19:58:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: malaire
Originally by: Gogela
Originally by: Kirkland Langue
That's what Evelopedia has to say about Scorpion. Not sure what it says in game as it's been a while since I boarded a scorpion (or even logged in) - but could you identify what "Looks like there are advantages to this baby..." means?


It means I don't know what the scorpion stats are /facepalm

Meh, so it's a skin? When is this going in?

Since game doesn't yet support selling ship skins for AUR, CCP was initially going to sell this differently painted ship for AUR. But that didn't go well with players so that plan was scrapped.



Oh... they scrapped the idea? Well I didn't see this new "paint-job" scorp as having a unique item ID until the incarna patch. Yah, there are a TON of ships with models in the game, but adding it with a unique item ID and giving it the stats it needs for that is another matter... that's when a ship becomes real. Now it's a real ship. It's there. You can fly it. I just wonder if they are going to let us or if it's just going to be like the Infested Dominix... pretty to look at but not in-game.

Originally by: Sarmatiko
Are you living under the rock?
Picture from dev blog about ship remodelling (more than 1.5 years ago):
http://cdn1.eveonline.com/community/devblog/2010/Scorpion_2010_02.jpg
Ishukone Watch Scorpion - fourth ship on the lowest row. Model was always there since Tyrannis. CCP only added description after AT9 interviews about NeX.

Video from 2 month ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlt5VhTCN4Q



So... yah I guess I have been living under a rock. ...but I have seen all the models for all the ships... and yes I had seen the model for the new Ishkone variant... but the model didn't have a unique item ID at the time. I maintain a list of every ship in the game with a unique ID (pilotable ships, not necessarily in-game [many are not]) and the new scorp just showed up Edit: (along with a pilotable drone based frigate called the "Cockroach") as having one in the Incarna expansion. So Mr. super-informed-hand-on-the-pulse-of-all-things-eve... answer me this... when do pod pilots get them in game? Do you know?

I wonder if I'll be able to get an Infested Dominix at some point...

Trolling removed. Zymurgist

malaire
Posted - 2011.08.02 20:35:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Gogela
Oh... they scrapped the idea? Well I didn't see this new "paint-job" scorp as having a unique item ID until the incarna patch. Yah, there are a TON of ships with models in the game, but adding it with a unique item ID and giving it the stats it needs for that is another matter... that's when a ship becomes real. Now it's a real ship. It's there. You can fly it. I just wonder if they are going to let us or if it's just going to be like the Infested Dominix... pretty to look at but not in-game.


Well, they scrapped the idea of selling ship for AUR.

Other idea which I've heard is to sell differently painted ship for AUR + basic version of ship. i.e. you give normal Scorpion and some AUR to get Ishkukone Scorpion which has same stats but different painting - but game doesnt support this yet.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.08.02 20:41:00 - [16]
 

The "Golden Scorpian" as it is called will be introduced later into the NEX store once trade-ins (similar to the LP store) are up and running in the NEX.

Also, thread cleaned of Trolling, please try to remain on topic.

Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.02 20:59:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
The "Golden Scorpian" as it is called will be introduced later into the NEX store once trade-ins (similar to the LP store) are up and running in the NEX.

Also, thread cleaned of Trolling, please try to remain on topic.


Well that answers that...

...I wonder if this will put downward pressure on the prices of alliance tournament prize ships or other unique ships, as collectors may find their collections a little lackluster with all the "new" ships that will likely come into the game. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I wonder how much it will be... *sigh* I hope CCP Zulu was kidding about it costing $10,000.00 (2,341,137 AUR or ~ 669 PLEX).

mkint
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:04:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Gogela
Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
The "Golden Scorpian" as it is called will be introduced later into the NEX store once trade-ins (similar to the LP store) are up and running in the NEX.

Also, thread cleaned of Trolling, please try to remain on topic.


Well that answers that...

...I wonder if this will put downward pressure on the prices of alliance tournament prize ships or other unique ships, as collectors may find their collections a little lackluster with all the "new" ships that will likely come into the game. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I wonder how much it will be... *sigh* I hope CCP Zulu was kidding about it costing $10,000.00 (2,341,137 AUR or ~ 669 PLEX).

I so very very badly hope it is $10k. Even better if it's $100k. That way NeX will become an even bigger joke, make this whole w***e st0re crap completely abandoned by the players and ridiculed industry-wide, and allow it to completely fail never to rise again.

malaire
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:08:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Gogela
Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
The "Golden Scorpian" as it is called will be introduced later into the NEX store once trade-ins (similar to the LP store) are up and running in the NEX.

Also, thread cleaned of Trolling, please try to remain on topic.


Well that answers that...

...I wonder if this will put downward pressure on the prices of alliance tournament prize ships or other unique ships, as collectors may find their collections a little lackluster with all the "new" ships that will likely come into the game. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I wonder how much it will be... *sigh* I hope CCP Zulu was kidding about it costing $10,000.00 (2,341,137 AUR or ~ 669 PLEX).

That would be about 230 bil ISK, about same what someone was trying to sell Raven State Issue for earlier this year. If those new ships are not limited edition, then that price would be a bit high.

Also I don't think these ships could lessen the value of any limited edition ship. Limited edition is still different from any special non-limited edition ships.

DJ Obsidian
RONA Legion
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:08:00 - [20]
 

The idea for custom skins is a good one. I would love to have a roden shipyards thron, but here is what was going on with ccp. How do you pay for such a thing? That is where teh debate come from.

They can't charge a ton of aurum for it otherwise no one would buy it. and you cant flat out sell this ship cause that makes things come out of thin air which is bad.

So what i am thnking is, it woudl prolly cost a few hundred aurum, plus you need to trade in a scorpion to get the new one.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:19:00 - [21]
 

People have been whining for custom skins for years and now they're whining because they are getting them.

CCP just can't win. No wonder you all are ignored by them.

Mr Epeen Cool

Tethys Atreides
The Audacity of Huge
Posted - 2011.08.02 21:32:00 - [22]
 

Hell, even 500B isk is a good idea. There are people out there who have a ton of money just sitting around. Let 'em get a shiney new ship with it. Can you imagine the taste of the tears when you vape one of those things? Almost as delicious as Gold Magnate tears....

Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.02 22:02:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Mr Epeen
People have been whining for custom skins for years and now they're whining because they are getting them.

CCP just can't win. No wonder you all are ignored by them.

Mr Epeen Cool


So true...

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.08.03 01:07:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Gogela
and the new scorp just showed up Edit: (along with a pilotable drone based frigate called the "Cockroach") as having one in the Incarna expansion.

Please stop failing so bad with your exciting "new discoveries" (obviously new only for you).
New scorp "showed up" with unique ID two months ago. Period.
Cockroach was added as special ship for bughunters since 9 march 2011. It was available in the client as mesh long before that.
Every player that participated in mass test after that date have seen this ship on Singularity on every single test event.

Gogela
Freeport Exploration
Posted - 2011.08.03 01:12:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Sarmatiko
Originally by: Gogela
and the new scorp just showed up Edit: (along with a pilotable drone based frigate called the "Cockroach") as having one in the Incarna expansion.

Please stop failing so bad with your exciting "new discoveries" (obviously new only for you).
New scorp "showed up" with unique ID two months ago. Period.
Cockroach was added as special ship for bughunters since 9 march 2011. It was available in the client as mesh long before that.
Every player that participated in mass test after that date have seen this ship on Singularity on every single test event.


hmmm.. you got some douche on your breath there, guy... I'll fail as I see fit.

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.08.03 02:00:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Gogela
hmmm.. you got some douche on your breath there, guy... I'll fail as I see fit.

Mass test on Singularity (10 March 2011):
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2964/20110310203432.png

Now go make another breaking news thread about new Maller or Incarna update Smile

Headerman
Minmatar
Quovis
Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2011.08.03 03:26:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Sarmatiko
Originally by: Gogela
hmmm.. you got some douche on your breath there, guy... I'll fail as I see fit.

Mass test on Singularity (10 March 2011):
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2964/20110310203432.png

Now go make another breaking news thread about new Maller or Incarna update Smile


Ok, i quit at life.

Cockroaches are now in space :S

Syn Fatelyng
Dathmora
Redanni
Posted - 2011.08.03 15:52:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Syn Fatelyng on 03/08/2011 16:05:13
Originally by: Sarmatiko
Originally by: Gogela
hmmm.. you got some douche on your breath there, guy... I'll fail as I see fit.

Mass test on Singularity (10 March 2011):
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2964/20110310203432.png

Now go make another breaking news thread about new Maller or Incarna update Smile
How did you customize your overview ship-class icons like that?

Edit: Solved my own question with the help of my girlfriend. Looks like this feature is on Sisi: http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1481670&page=1#1


 

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