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Bane Glorious
Ministry of War
Posted - 2008.07.23 16:52:00 - [1]

Edited by: Bane Glorious on 23/07/2008 20:23:46
In Iceland, ToRfI fRaNz (or whatever his name was) gave a short presentation on CCP's progress with ambulation, and I think mentioned that they were thinking of things that people would be able to do while in stations.

What I propose is an idea for this, and it involves basically stealing a feature from Lord of the Rings Online wholesale. LOTRO allows player avatars to buy musical instruments and use number keys to play tunes and things. For most people, you can pump out a song about as intricate as you could using the Ocarina in TLOZ:OOT, but there are ways to upload song midis into it so you can get it to play pretty much any song automatically.

In LOTRO, you can use a 3rd party javascript program to turn a midi file into a .abc file, and then you put that in the My Games/LOTRO/music folder. In game, you whip out your guitar, clarinet, bagpipes, whatever, then you type "/music" and then "/play [song]". Then the game will start playing whatever you converted from a midi.

So if CCP is looking for something cool to put into ambulation, do this. LOTRO isn't the kind of game I like (and for the record, I uninstalled it before the trial was over) but when I heard about the music playing bit it was enough to get me to try it out. Think about how many people would be willing to give EVE a try if they were enticed by the promise of being able to play Hava Nagila on electric guitar or Scatman on a Sousaphone, IN EVE?

Think about it

Herschel Yamamoto
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2008.07.23 17:13:00 - [2] a far better idea than I would have expected. You'd get a bit of a different demographic, and you'd get a lot of people doing odd things with it. I want to see this happen just for the people busking in Jita 4/4, and to see what griefers would do with it. The intersection of those two cases sounds fun as well.

Now, the real question is, who's in for making Guitar Hero a minigame? Razz

Posted - 2008.07.23 18:05:00 - [3]

holy **** that is gay

hell no

Kelron Queldine
Beyond Divinity Inc
Posted - 2008.07.23 18:08:00 - [4]

Give us this feature. I shall busk in the hallways of Jita 4-4, and be the richest man in Eve.

Aeo IV
Xomic OmniCorporation
Posted - 2008.07.23 18:27:00 - [5]


Sharks With Frickin' Laser Beams

Posted - 2008.07.23 18:28:00 - [6]



Look at this shameful *****, thinkin' ****, talkin' ****, without walkin' ****. He ain' gonna get away with that **** if he keeps on startin' ****.

A Blue Goat

Posted - 2008.07.23 18:34:00 - [7]

Y'all *****z keep ****in' around an' get stuck in the ground.

Hesh Ballantine
Caldari Provisions

Posted - 2008.07.23 18:39:00 - [8]

I'm entirely into this idea.

Marcus Gideon
Federal Defense Operations
Posted - 2008.07.23 18:41:00 - [9]

Never have I seen an idea... that has bellowed from the rooftops louder...


Aprudena Gist
Posted - 2008.07.23 19:08:00 - [10]

Edited by: Aprudena Gist on 23/07/2008 19:08:34
as long as there are bag pipes and dragonforce i'm down

Hitachi Morimoto
Synthetic Light Mining Corps.

Posted - 2008.07.23 19:20:00 - [11]

BAH! bagpipes? i want to create an orchestra from the bones and organs of a spacewhale and play the 1812 overture with them!

maybe blowing up a few serpentis while i'm at it.

Ladadradadadada da da! BOOM!!!
Ladadradadadada da da! BOOM!!!

Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.07.23 20:06:00 - [12]

I was incredibly confused as to why this thread had 9 supporting votes, but upon reading it...

Shocked Hell yeah!

Tress Macneille
Eight year old girls
Posted - 2008.07.23 20:20:00 - [13]

this idea rules

Posted - 2008.07.23 20:41:00 - [14]

This idea is the worst idea in the history of ideas.

Pat Sharp's Potato Rodeo
Posted - 2008.07.23 20:56:00 - [15]

Sure why not

Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.07.23 20:56:00 - [16]

Originally by: NerftheSmurf
holy **** that is gay

hell no

Moon Kitten
Posted - 2008.07.23 21:36:00 - [17]

Originally by: NerftheSmurf
holy **** that is gay

hell no

If by gay you mean totally fracking awesome bro

Evil Edna
Jian Products Engineering Group
Posted - 2008.07.23 21:36:00 - [18]

ill play the skin flute

Tasuric Orka
Antares Fleet Yards
Molotov Coalition
Posted - 2008.07.23 22:12:00 - [19]


The eve elite do not bring their own instruments from their ships and play in public like a bunch of hippies.

(i have nothing against hippies!)

Posted - 2008.07.23 22:27:00 - [20]


Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2008.07.23 22:48:00 - [21]

I'm only going along with this if some kind of synchronized hip-thrusting can also be incorporated.

Lia Gaeren
Pole Dancing Vixens

Posted - 2008.07.23 23:47:00 - [22]

Originally by: Tasuric Orka
The eve elite do not bring their own instruments from their ships and play in public like a bunch of hippies.
Those of us who are far happier NOT to be associated with the backstabbing, cynical and ruthless folks who generally consider themselves to be the EVE elite might do though.

Since I have an honours degree in Performing Arts, I feel obliged to give this my support Cool Although for the record I still think ambulation should be about #200 on the list of things devs should spenmd their time fixing/implementing.

Mister Xerox
Posted - 2008.07.24 01:22:00 - [23]

How many different games out there allow you to walk around? To dance, play music/instruments, make rude gestures at each other?


Let's not shoehorn Eve into that stupid niche. Ambulation has no place in Eve beyond just the basics (walking around). None of this poseball fixation, please!

Let's vote not to have secondlife/wow/SWG in Eve, TYVM.

Z Shakespeare
Posted - 2008.07.24 01:23:00 - [24]

Had a blast in the lotro trial. This would be hell of fun.

Posted - 2008.07.24 01:25:00 - [25]

Edited by: Woobins on 24/07/2008 01:28:17
Edited by: Woobins on 24/07/2008 01:25:39
this is one of the gayest things I've ever seen

I support it 100%

Ancorehraq sis
North Eastern Swat
Posted - 2008.07.24 07:28:00 - [26]

Edited by: Ancorehraq sis on 24/07/2008 16:27:49
Originally by: schneirder
This idea is the worst idea in the history of ideas.

STFU, awox alt.

**** yeah, supported. I want to pewpew people with my AWESOME TUNES.

Did I just do that
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2008.07.24 07:35:00 - [27]

Only if my character can look like Eddie!

Molpadia Devaux
Excessive Intoxication

Posted - 2008.07.24 13:25:00 - [28]

Of course yes, anything besides looking at the outside of my ship and a poorlittle chat box.

Lets have some fun.

Bane Glorious
Ministry of War

Posted - 2008.07.24 15:09:00 - [29]

Here is a video of this in action as a demonstration. Pay no mind that it's a bunch of elves and hobbits and ****.

Big Al
The Aftermath

Posted - 2008.07.24 16:26:00 - [30]

I'll support anything that improves my station dwelling experience.

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