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Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.26 15:03:00 - [1]
 

Fresh from the smooth roll out of Incarna and the promise that the door will open to exciting new multiplayer environments I would like to take this opportunity to predict what will possibly become an alternative form of griefing in the future.

Ladies, Gentlemen, Orks & Necros I give you the concepts of "Station Stalking" and "Group Hugging".

It is highly likely that a proportion of the player base will have stalking tendencies IRL and future Incarna expansions will likely allow them to further transfer this unique skill set into the game.

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The idea of following a player where ever they go in the multiplayer station environment may be crude but it will happen.

Some of the neckbeard fanbois are probably going to have a field day.

Trying to block / obstruct a toon from getting where they want to go will also likely happen.

I also foresee a scenario where a character in the main social section of a station can be huddled around by other characters and thus unable to move freely or return to CQ.

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This image helps to clarify what I mean.

I am assuming if you leave your CQ and enter social sections you will not be able click undock, as well, Harry Houdini toons just disappearing into thin air would be ridiculous.

I would assume this could maybe be circumvented by logging which might default you back to your CQ but again toons vanishing into thin air in front of others again, would be ridiculous.

Overall no doubt in some capacity, if not as suggested above, walking in stations should allow for new forms of getting lawls.

In the mean time however,

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This is me and I am watching you now.

Grot Bags
Posted - 2011.07.26 15:51:00 - [2]
 

It is always hard to tell if you are being serious or not. Very Happy

Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.26 16:07:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Grot Bags
It is always hard to tell if you are being serious or not. Very Happy

It's only 5pm and I have not consumed any cheap plonk yet so I am being serious.

I am currently watching you hang your panties out on the washing line. Very Happy

Thomas Turnpoint
Posted - 2011.07.26 16:15:00 - [4]
 

Has it been determined if avatars will actually have collision physics? A number of MMO's avoid extra calculations by allowing the toons to walk right through each other.

This would put a bit of a damper on the "group hug" idea.

Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.26 16:30:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Singeabooty Raj on 26/07/2011 16:31:59
Originally by: Thomas Turnpoint
Has it been determined if avatars will actually have collision physics? A number of MMO's avoid extra calculations by allowing the toons to walk right through each other.

This would put a bit of a damper on the "group hug" idea.

Yeah, I am just speculating ideas. If they don't give the avatars collision physics it's hard to say Eve is Real. From a griefing viewpoint I think the group hug would be hilarious. There will likely have to be restrictions. Some PC's would probably go up in smoke if you entered the Jita 4-4 station environment and it was packed full of other avatars.


WatsonMayte
Caldari
The Condemned and Convicted
Posted - 2011.07.26 16:39:00 - [6]
 

You could have an afk timer so to speak so that when a group of a set size stands still for so long an NPC asks them to disperse or something along those lines so players are not stuck there all day

Dracoliche
Stiff Pickle Collection Agency
Posted - 2011.07.26 17:03:00 - [7]
 

I just hope they have all of this on separate servers.

And hopefully non-collision is the way they go.

As far as EVE is REAL:
- We can go through other solid objects in space
- We have loading screens even while being popped on undocking
- Blueprint copies have limited runs
- Infinitely powerful police force hasn't been infiltrated and had the tech sold to capsuleers
- EVE isn't real, so no reason to follow real life


However, SNIPING MERCS seem nice.
I'd like to hear about assassins and bodyguards.
"Oh man, I really wanted to get my boosters in that dark alley! Now I have to purchase another clone."

Maybe this is a dust appropriate feature?

Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.26 17:20:00 - [8]
 

I am also hoping that CCP put doorbells on the external door of each CQ so you can ring it and ask if the person inside wants to come out and play.

Dracoliche
Stiff Pickle Collection Agency
Posted - 2011.07.26 18:50:00 - [9]
 

Rufies at the bar.

Shamistrudel
Posted - 2011.07.27 13:36:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Singeabooty Raj
Trying to block / obstruct a toon from getting where they want to go will also likely happen.


if people are desperate for that kind of action, they can put on an afro wig and hang around the swimming pool of Habbo Hotel.

--
When one is doing evil 'tis madness to stop half-way.
- Claude Frollo

Xearal
Minmatar
SOL Industries
Black Thorne Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.27 14:52:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Singeabooty Raj
I am also hoping that CCP put doorbells on the external door of each CQ so you can ring it and ask if the person inside wants to come out and play.


OR.. you can ring the bell, then run away laughing.. and ring the next bell, and the next, and again and again and again...
Reminds of of when I was a kid... ;)

Laechyd Eldgorn
Caldari
draketrain
Posted - 2011.07.27 14:55:00 - [12]
 

body block ftw. get out.

Daniel Brecht
Posted - 2011.07.28 09:13:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Singeabooty Raj

Yeah, I am just speculating ideas. If they don't give the avatars collision physics it's hard to say Eve is Real.



Everything has its limits. This Eve is Real thing is taken way too serious when it affects smooth gameplay.

There is another well known MMORPG that allows people to run around with their toons. The developers of this game have experience of what is okay and what is not when running around with other people's toons.
Watch and learn from them.

Darius III
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.07.28 09:35:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Singeabooty Raj
Fresh from the smooth roll out of Incarna



I love you Singeabooty.

Conrin
Gallente
Posted - 2011.07.28 11:02:00 - [15]
 

collision detection has never been a CCP speciality, what makes you think you couldnt just walk right though someone before the server realises it and bounces you back.

Not recomended after consumption of said cheap plonk by the way ugh could be quite... colourful.


Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.28 17:26:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Darius III
Originally by: Singeabooty Raj
Fresh from the smooth roll out of Incarna



I love you Singeabooty.

Thank you good Sir.

Keep up the good CSM work.

Feligast
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.07.28 18:38:00 - [17]
 

Hai gais, I'm here for group huggings?

Aeneus McKay
Pilots of Epic
Roughneck Regulators
Posted - 2011.07.28 19:13:00 - [18]
 

All kidding aside, I think there are some issues here that need to be thought about and Raj brings up some good points.

Personally, I envision somethin akin to the Jita 4-4 chronicle. Presumably, capsuleers are rare and I can see all sorts of bells and whistles going off in a station when one docks (I have to believe there are hundreds of non-capsuleer ships docking everyday in any station). Perhaps any sort of screwing around by a capsuleer in station would result in another version of being Concorded. Perhaps we'll all be given an unseen security escort or some sort of 'check your guns at the door' requirement.

On the other hand, if and when these things are finally implemented, perhaps the days of running away and docking will be over.
Interesting possibilities here... a group hug is always nice though! Razz

Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.28 20:43:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Feligast
Hai gais, I'm here for group huggings?

I thought that Goons do this already like in the scene from I am Legend when Will Smith follows his loyal alsatian into the building and sees the darkseekers all huddled together with his torch?

Singeabooty Raj
Marcabian 5th Invasion Fleet
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.07.28 20:46:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Aeneus McKay
All kidding aside, I think there are some issues here that need to be thought about and Raj brings up some good points.


You almost sound as if you are surprised at my ability to make relevant posts. Very Happy

Feligast
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.07.28 20:49:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Singeabooty Raj
Originally by: Feligast
Hai gais, I'm here for group huggings?

I thought that Goons do this already like in the scene from I am Legend when Will Smith follows his loyal alsatian into the building and sees the darkseekers all huddled together with his torch?


All true, but occasionally we come out in the light to move your mannequins to a different place to freak you out and snare you in our tarp.

That and we like hugs :(

Cantina Pinata
Posted - 2011.07.29 10:00:00 - [22]
 

You don't pay attention when you watch the 50th rerun of Star Tre******k do you?

Hand on badge and say...BEAM ME UP

grief that :)


 

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