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mazzilliu
Caldari
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.04.23 23:50:00 - [1]
 

Most of this post is copied from my jita park campaign thread. CSM issues are generally not supposed to be feature requests, and this is definitely a feature request, but if there's enough interest in the idea I think that CCP might pay it mind- especially when they have been openly seeking for feedback from the CSM on how to improve lowsec and npc missions.

I had the idea some time ago, and only casually mentioned it at fanfest to some devs but never thought to push it further: The subject of discussion was about making missions better, and I suggested that competitive or co-operative missions be introduced. It would have to be limited in certain ways to prevent people from beating their alts over and over, but the missions could be set up to include the unpredictability and variation that EVE's famous PVP offers. Both participants can get a mission reward if it was actually run through, but the winner gets a bigger reward(or if its co-operative, the reward could be based on how well both players worked together).

For example a mission could be created to match player A and B against each other, and they would be sent to a deadspace area that only allowed the mission runners and nobody else, and you had to kill your own NPCs while remote repping the enemy's NPCs so they can't kill them.

or maybe you could create an EVE-ified version of competitive games like capture the damsel, or football, or soccer, or chess. the possibilities for fun are endless. Some of these missions would definitely have to be in highsec, but they can also be in lowsec and 0.0. The security status of each area could interact differently with the mechanics of each mission in that the penalties for shooting your competitor differ greatly(in one you can do it no worries, or you can lose sec, or get blown up)and it affects your tactics. It allows for great variation in a mission system that is currently stagnant and well known for being repetitive, and it could be used to revitalize lowsec and give highsec carebears another avenue to have fun.

I think that if there's enough interest in the idea, it could maybe be presented to CCP and the CSM could convince them that this significant undertaking is worth it. But it would need to be really supported, this would require CCP to dedicate programmer time as well as content creation

Flinx Evenstar
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.04.24 02:19:00 - [2]
 

**** this mission crap it's far too easy already to make stupid amounts of isk in high sec and be completely immune to anything.

Now you are proposing risk free activities with even greater reward just because you have ganged up with your alt, this is not sparta, this is tellytubby land.


Oops you are running for CSM again, fully supported


Drake Draconis
Minmatar
Shadow Cadre
Shadow Confederation
Posted - 2010.04.24 05:16:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Drake Draconis on 24/04/2010 05:17:16
Originally by: Flinx Evenstar
**** this mission crap it's far too easy already to make stupid amounts of isk in high sec and be completely immune to anything.

Now you are proposing risk free activities with even greater reward just because you have ganged up with your alt, this is not sparta, this is tellytubby land.


Oops you are running for CSM again, fully supported




Translation - Obviously a big fat troll and obviously deserves to be shot... oh wait... my own alliance mate is running for CSM so I must support this and look like a total idiot.

Great job... *applauds*

Jeremey
Glittering Dust
Posted - 2010.04.24 06:15:00 - [4]
 

Full support
from russian macrofarmer community.

Herschel Yamamoto
Agent-Orange
Nabaal Syndicate
Posted - 2010.04.24 20:40:00 - [5]
 

As long as the competitive missions are lowsec-only, this seems like quite a reasonable idea. It needs fleshing out, but I'd love to see PvE shade closer to PvP, and it needs to be more interesting. Supported.

mazzilliu
Caldari
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.04.25 12:46:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Herschel Yamamoto
As long as the competitive missions are lowsec-only, this seems like quite a reasonable idea. It needs fleshing out, but I'd love to see PvE shade closer to PvP, and it needs to be more interesting. Supported.



Definitely, I think there would have to be some limits like "you can only engage a person once a day", and the matchings are based on the NPC randomly deciding who goes with who, so nobody gets to choose who they fight every time.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2010.04.25 15:00:00 - [7]
 

Competitive missioning doesn't sound all that bad but I fear it's gonna extremely difficult to balance and prone to abuse..


 

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