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Allarian Drex
Posted - 2011.02.09 21:51:00 - [1]
 

Whenever I go into it, I get a sort of "RTS" feel about the game lol.

I only go on there to spam create bookmarks between warps, but I got to thinking;


What if the solar system map had some RTS elements to it, I'm sure some ppl could find it handy, especially fleet commanders.

Now I am a new player, so enlighten me if something like this has already been proposed/tried/failed, or if I am missing something that would ruin the game. lol

A simple RTS example that I think would work perfectly with eve; You have a scout somewhere in the system, whatever they see on their overview/grid, the fleet/wing/squad commanders could also see in the system map.

Think of the Homeworld series expanded strategic view if you need a visual cue.

Just an idea.

o7

Belfelmalak
Posted - 2011.02.10 02:13:00 - [2]
 


Sorry for the troll but you have stepped on a pet peeve....

There are NO solar systems in Eve. The Solar System is named that after its host star, Sol. There is only one.

In the case of Eve, systems may be named after a major planet, but that isn't the common case in astronomy today.

As Sol doesn't reside in the Eve Star Custer, the Solar System doesn't either.

(I know the term is commonly used on TV even by astronomers but it is still incorrect and it drives me nuts. I also object to the media changing the pronunciation of Uranus to ‘Urinus’ but that is a discussion for another time.)

You may now return to your desired discussion…

Woodman57
Posted - 2011.02.10 02:53:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Belfelmalak

Sorry for the troll but you have stepped on a pet peeve....

There are NO solar systems in Eve. The Solar System is named that after its host star, Sol. There is only one.

In the case of Eve, systems may be named after a major planet, but that isn't the common case in astronomy today.

As Sol doesn't reside in the Eve Star Custer, the Solar System doesn't either.

(I know the term is commonly used on TV even by astronomers but it is still incorrect and it drives me nuts. I also object to the media changing the pronunciation of Uranus to ‘Urinus’ but that is a discussion for another time.)

You may now return to your desired discussion…



I don't follow you, there are stars (suns) in the systems in eve, the systems are named for them I assume, the planets orbit those stars...sounds like a solar system to me.

RuairiEVE
Posted - 2011.02.10 03:09:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Woodman57
Originally by: Belfelmalak

Sorry for the troll but you have stepped on a pet peeve....

There are NO solar systems in Eve. The Solar System is named that after its host star, Sol. There is only one.

In the case of Eve, systems may be named after a major planet, but that isn't the common case in astronomy today.

As Sol doesn't reside in the Eve Star Custer, the Solar System doesn't either.

(I know the term is commonly used on TV even by astronomers but it is still incorrect and it drives me nuts. I also object to the media changing the pronunciation of Uranus to ‘Urinus’ but that is a discussion for another time.)

You may now return to your desired discussion…



I don't follow you, there are stars (suns) in the systems in eve, the systems are named for them I assume, the planets orbit those stars...sounds like a solar system to me.

His point (I assume) is that our system is called the ‘Solar System’ because our sun is called Sol. I didn’t know that either, like you, my understanding was that any system orbiting a star was called a solar system.

Woodman57
Posted - 2011.02.10 03:19:00 - [5]
 

And in my dictionary, sol is the star in the center of the solar system.

Belfelmalak
Posted - 2011.02.10 03:26:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Woodman57
And in my dictionary, sol is the star in the center of the solar system.


That is correct. Our sun is named Sol. We therefore live in the Solar System. If we orbited Alpha Centauri we would be in the Centauri system.

Again, sorry to troll. Most people don't give a rats behind. It just irks me.

Woodman57
Posted - 2011.02.10 03:38:00 - [7]
 

Sorry, but sol can be a proper name, or a noun, and used as a noun it means the star in the center of a solar system, any solar system.

Belfelmalak
Posted - 2011.02.10 03:49:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Woodman57
Sorry, but sol can be a proper name, or a noun, and used as a noun it means the star in the center of a solar system, any solar system.


Sol   
–noun
1. an ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
2. the sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
3. a male given name, form of Solomon.

You must take it in context to understand. All the major bodies in our system are named after Roman gods. Mars, god of war, Venus, god of love, Jupitor, King of the gods etc.

In that context Sol refers to the Roman god of the sun or light. In Greek, Apollo

Now, due to common misusage, it has come to mean any steller system but that doesn't make it right. Like I said, 'Urinus' isn't correct either no matter if that is the way the media likes to say it.

Kassian Dre
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.02.10 06:15:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Belfelmalak

Now, due to common misusage, it has come to mean any steller system but that doesn't make it right.


Just like Xerox isn't a verb, except when it is used as one and accepted as such. That's the thing about living languages. Being living, they change.

So, use of solar (lower case) system as meaning any system similar to our own that has a central star around which planets revolve is actually correct--since that is what it means. After all, if it's good enough for NASA to use it, it's good enough for me.

Belfelmalak
Posted - 2011.02.10 06:23:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Kassian Dre
Originally by: Belfelmalak

Now, due to common misusage, it has come to mean any steller system but that doesn't make it right.


Just like Xerox isn't a verb, except when it is used as one and accepted as such. That's the thing about living languages. Being living, they change.

So, use of solar (lower case) system as meaning any system similar to our own that has a central star around which planets revolve is actually correct--since that is what it means. After all, if it's good enough for NASA to use it, it's good enough for me.



I can actually accept that argument. Names Like Coke and Q-tip have moved from being just a single product to representing all products of thier type.

I still don't like it but I can accept what you are saying.


 

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