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Exioce
Gallente
Trisomy 21
Posted - 2006.08.07 18:31:00 - [1]
 

I've tried scouring through the Player News Centre archives and even Googling for information about this event that happened a few months ago, and who was on which side, but what I've come up with is brief and disjointed. Can anyone help please?

Jason Marshall
Gallente
Mad Bombers
Guns and Alcohol
Posted - 2006.08.07 18:39:00 - [2]
 

i think it was a caldari titan.

Price cheki
Posted - 2006.08.07 18:41:00 - [3]
 

It's a Gallente Titan. I believe someone who participated in it wrote a lenghty piece about it in the events forum. You can try there.

Suze'Rain
Caldari
Posted - 2006.08.07 18:59:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Suze''Rain on 07/08/2006 19:00:57
Longer version:

Aurora staff run an event of a Gallente Titan being stolen by Savador Sarpati of the Serpentis.
The titan was nicked from oursulaert/luminaire region, and (very) slowly made its way towards Fountain region.
it entered 0.0 as it started to get hectic, with Fountain Alliance (I think) moving to intercept and take out the force moving through their area. Not long afterward, in a twist of events, 5ive and Shinra (I think, correct me if wrong) arrived enmasse, and rather than helping defeat this 'evil menace', threw a metaphorical spanner in Aurora's plotline, by actually helping protect the titan.

With the "valiant destruction of the evil serpentis ships" no longer an option, the event carried on, lasting something like 8 hours, with several pauses while the poor staff tried to work out what to do next, with the titan eventually reaching it's destination, with accusations flying all over the place about the helping out.
eventually, the alliance forces who did help out got rewards off the Serpentis, the others got some rewards for trying to stop it too, I think

it was a superb example of players "taking the wrong side" (when neither side is right or wrong), in an event which did'nt forsee such an event taking place - sadly it has remained woefully under-exploited as a plot device since. Shame really, since somethig like that, with forces siding with "the bad guys" is really good for interesting storyline.


That's the best I can give from my memory, I'll admit I spent the time skulking around in a cloaked Buzzard, before running off when the traffic started getting too heavy, and deciding that watching the show was too risky.


the Short version:
NPCs nick a Titan. Players turn storyline event on its head.
Never trust players to do what they expected. Smile

Exioce
Gallente
Trisomy 21
Posted - 2006.08.07 20:46:00 - [5]
 

a thousand thanks Suze, exactly what i was looking for Very Happy

Maya Rkell
Third Grade Ergonomics
Posted - 2006.08.07 20:49:00 - [6]
 

BoB and FIX ceasefire, and wanter up to kill titan. FA fleet wanders arround then vanishes. MC and 5 protect the tital, muttering is heard from BoB on this. Eventually titan docks and the rest of the Serps suicide attack the BoB force.

The lag was terrible.

Suze'Rain
Caldari
Posted - 2006.08.07 20:52:00 - [7]
 

Ahh. the Bob and FiX elements had completely slipped my memory, Maya.

or, probably I was skuilking away in-system doing my utmost not to be noticed and never followed the events clearly Smile

I'm trying to remember when it was - must be at least 13-15 months ago now?

Tommy TenKreds
Animal Mercantile Executive
Posted - 2006.08.07 21:08:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Tommy TenKreds on 07/08/2006 21:09:30


Originally by: Suze'Rain
...rather than helping defeat this 'evil menace', threw a metaphorical spanner in Aurora's plotline, by actually helping protect the titan.

With the "valiant destruction of the evil serpentis ships" no longer an option, the event carried on, lasting something like 8 hours, with several pauses while the poor staff tried to work out what to do next...

lol Laughing

Linear plotlines ftl - Eve is a freeform roleplaying game, so why try to limit player actions?

DigitalCommunist
November Corporation
Posted - 2006.08.07 21:11:00 - [9]
 

Those anniversary events get progressively worse each year. The first one was more or less an excuse to use Jovians, but at least it had some nice competition that involved every player in EVE. The second one was an excuse to show newbies what a Titan looks like, end ended up being a boring alliance cluster-erm.

Third one I had trouble remembering, something about a known terrorist organization getting a statue in Jita.

At this rate I'm going to be using Complex Fullerene Shards as replacement teeth, for when I get old and they fall out. Bling bling :\

Ithildin
Gallente
The Corporation
Cruel Intentions
Posted - 2006.08.07 21:26:00 - [10]
 

How much are you purchasing those teeth grafts for, DC?

In either case, I think a reason the Aurora staff had to put a lid on it in the news was that the natural reaction for Gallente Federation would be to completely nuke all standings to the pilots involved. By "nuke" I mean faction standings, corporation standings - *EVERYTHING*. And I rather think it'd make for a serious repercusion effect towards Minmatar and Servant Sisters of EVE standings, too. After all, they did help in stealing one of the Federation's six phallos symbols, didn't they?
Imagine the corporation in Brittain that'd employ the guys who stole the Big Ben. Or the french company who'd hire the guys who dismantled the Eiffel Tower... you get the picture.

Matori Kar
Caldari
SlightlyAnnoyingGitCorp
Posted - 2006.08.07 22:50:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Ithildin
How much are you purchasing those teeth grafts for, DC?

In either case, I think a reason the Aurora staff had to put a lid on it in the news was that the natural reaction for Gallente Federation would be to completely nuke all standings to the pilots involved. By "nuke" I mean faction standings, corporation standings - *EVERYTHING*. And I rather think it'd make for a serious repercusion effect towards Minmatar and Servant Sisters of EVE standings, too. After all, they did help in stealing one of the Federation's six phallos symbols, didn't they?
Imagine the corporation in Brittain that'd employ the guys who stole the Big Ben. Or the french company who'd hire the guys who dismantled the Eiffel Tower... you get the picture.


The players should have got what they deserved, all those who helped Serpentis SHOULD have had their standings completely nuked to hell ..... afterall, this game is meant to be all about actions and consequences.....

Trooper B99
Caldari
Body Count Inc.
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2006.08.07 23:05:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Exioce
Can anyone help please?
sure. Very Happy


Maldon Perriera
Posted - 2006.08.09 00:08:00 - [13]
 

Man I really wish they would do more stuff like this that would truly make the game awesome...!

Aversin
Gallente
Alcatraz Inc.
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2006.08.09 01:56:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Maldon Perriera
Man I really wish they would do more stuff like this that would truly make the game awesome...!


Linky

Benglada
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2006.08.09 02:38:00 - [15]
 

aversin your bottom quote is ripped from a KMFDM song =)

Seleene
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2006.08.09 05:55:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Trooper B99
Originally by: Exioce
Can anyone help please?
sure. Very Happy





Wow, Troops.... that's one hell of a lot of info in one place! Kudos! Very Happy

Rak'val
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2006.08.09 12:20:00 - [17]
 

That's a great story! You're right, their factions standing should have taken a hit and there should be more events like this, it's a superb idea!

FireFoxx80
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2006.08.09 12:54:00 - [18]
 

It would be good if Aurora could spawn 'fleets' which are dynamic:

- Have particular standings to particular organisations. Eg, so they fire upon only certain groups.
- Can follow/escort routes between systems.
- Which are generally more intelligent than NPC spawns.


 

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