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Angela Toren
Amarr
Toren Shipyards
Posted - 2011.03.15 18:05:00 - [1]
 

Prodical player returning after a three year torrid affair with <that other game with gnomes and elves>. I have to admit I would not have come back to Eve if it weren't for this plex thing. Cheers ccp, keep to innovation coming.

Excuse my ignorance as im horribly out of touch but a few questions if i may:

1. Is 100 v 100 ship fights with no lag working again?
2. Was Ambulation and planet landing ditched, or is it still soon™ ? Laughing
3. What's shiny new for industrialists?
4. I heard about Dust, will Eve players get a discount or have an advanatage getting the game for their consoles?
5. I liked my old portrait is there anyway to get it back?
6. Jovians?

Thanks

Nadine Le'Slut
Posted - 2011.03.15 18:24:00 - [2]
 

hi
1) shouldnt be any problem, TQ saw tenfolds in numbers in a system already. though that lagged as hell. jita has up to 2k players on sunday eves, whith only little congestion.
2) ambulation this summer, planetary stuff is soon™
3) too much to count. t2 invention, t3 cruisers, planetary interaction to name a few
4) i heard dust is not coming
5) not ingame. crawl the forum, there are some image-dbs around having your old character picture.
6) continued to extinct, haven't seen a jove avatar in forums for years. no new storylines either

Lost Greybeard
Gallente
Posted - 2011.03.15 18:24:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Angela Toren
Prodical player returning after a three year torrid affair with <that other game with gnomes and elves>. I have to admit I would not have come back to Eve if it weren't for this plex thing. Cheers ccp, keep to innovation coming.


Which game with gnomes and elves? That's about as specific as "that MMO in space", it's like half the market.

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Excuse my ignorance as im horribly out of touch but a few questions if i may:

1. Is 100 v 100 ship fights with no lag working again?


I'm sure it is, but if you're doing fleet battles out in null add another 0 to each side and add the lag back in.
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2. Was Ambulation and planet landing ditched, or is it still soon™ ? Laughing


Walking in stations is now called "incarna", and it's being added over the next couple content patches, uh, I mean 'expansions'. They're using it to bug-check the graphics engine for their WoD game (which will also have gnomes and elves, btw, unless they're neglecting changeling adversaries) so they're relatively serious about it this time.

Planet landing is "planetary interaction", it's basically a version of sim-city condensed to sticky-note size that rewards you with a few million isk a day for wasting half an hour of your time. Not terribly hard to figure out, but kind of tedious. You don't actually land, you interact from orbit through the customs offices.

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3. What's shiny new for industrialists?


Since three years ago? No idea. I don't remember offhand if that means you missed the introduction of WHs and t3 cruisers. If you did, they're production chains not based on moon mining, but more on exploration. I'm pretty sure you were here when t2 changed from BPOs to a research/science system (now also tied to exploration).

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4. I heard about Dust, will Eve players get a discount or have an advanatage getting the game for their consoles?


It's being intentionally kept separate from Eve as much as possible for some reason-- there's not even going to be a PC client for it. There has been some discussion of nominal ties between the universes, though, having the battleground layouts pulled from PI setups and so on.

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5. I liked my old portrait is there anyway to get it back?


Too bad, and no.

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6. Jovians?


Sweet transvestites from transsexual transylvania.


Alotta Baggage
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2011.03.15 18:39:00 - [4]
 

evefaces.com has the old portraits on it

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2011.03.15 18:42:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Akita T on 15/03/2011 18:51:40

Originally by: Angela Toren
1. Is 100 v 100 ship fights with no lag working again?

Depends.
If it's planned and announced one day early to the "world shaping" team at CCP, then they can move the system to a reinforced node on next DT, and you could probably have even 500 vs 500 with very little or no lag... heck, even 1000 vs 1000 might be possible without crashing (but heavy lag).
If it's spontaneous on a non-reinforced node, even 50 vs 50 could start showing signs of lag... or you could have 200 vs 200 and be mostly ok.
So, yeah, really depends.

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2. Was Ambulation and planet landing ditched, or is it still soon™ ? Laughing

Ambulation is now "Incarna" and it's VERY_Soon™ (this year, early next year, who knows if they delay it or not).
Planetary stuff, err, depends on the definition. Ships no, ubersimplified simcity sort of yes.

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3. What's shiny new for industrialists?

Did I mention ubersimplified simcity stuff on planets ? I suppose that's the most recent thingy. It's called "PI" ("Planetary Interaction") and yields stuff you use in T2 construction and in POS stuff construction. Yeah, you can now build all POS stuff and most former NPC stuff, nowadays NPCs only sell skillbooks and blueprints and not much more.
There's also T3 ships, invention (alternative means to obtain T2 stuff other than just BPOs) and a host of new ships, modules and whatnot.
Oh, ship wrecks, salvaging, rig construction (extra ship mods).

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4. I heard about Dust, will Eve players get a discount or have an advanatage getting the game for their consoles?

Doubt it, but you never know.

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5. I liked my old portrait is there anyway to get it back?

Only as a "this used to be Angela Toren's old portrait" link.
Otherwise, no.

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6. Jovians?

Not yet.
Probably never.

Cutter Isaacson
Minmatar
Spycotics
Posted - 2011.03.15 19:01:00 - [6]
 

Welcome back Angela, always good to see a somewhat familiar face returning after a long break.


Originally by: Angela Toren

1. Is 100 v 100 ship fights with no lag working again?



There is now a form that can be filled out online giving CCP advanced warning if two alliances intend on having massive (300vs300) fleet fights and at that point CCP will reinforce the node for that area to prevent crashing.

Originally by: Angela Toren

2. Was Ambulation and planet landing ditched, or is it still soon™ ? Laughing



Ambulation is now called Incarna and the first small part of it which gives us out very own captains quarters comes out this summer followed by an update every 3 months or so. This is CCP's new way of delivering us new content rather than the old method of 1 or 2 massive updates a year, and it works well. As for planet landing, that is what DUST514 is all about.

Originally by: Angela Toren

3. What's shiny new for industrialists?



Planetary Interaction is the biggest change here. All the materials that used to be made by NPC's for things like POS fuel are now made by the players instead. Mining installations are dropped onto planetary surfaces and extractors set-up to mine for resources is the simplest description but i'll find you some links. There was also some new shiny in the form of the Orca and the Rorqual. Massive mobile refinerys that look pretty damn awesome.


Originally by: Angela Toren

4. I heard about Dust, will Eve players get a discount or have an advanatage getting the game for their consoles?



No idea on that one im afraid.

Originally by: Angela Toren

5. I liked my old portrait is there anyway to get it back?



Yes, there are various websites where you can get your old portrait back, but as for using it in game thats a no no. The new character creator is all a part of the upcoming Incarna expansion.

Originally by: Angela Toren

6. Jovians?



Come on now ang, you know better than that. The Jovians never have been or will be playable and as for seeing them in an NPC sense, the only place they have shown up is in the EVE novel "The Empyrean Age" or in the chronicles. Hope that is of some help, I'll find some links after dinner. Oh and once again, welcome back to the family.




 

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