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The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.11 11:26:00 - [1]

We can fly space-ships.
We have enough wealth to buy entire planets.
But we can't hire someone to deal with the paperwork?

Looking at the recent blog on null-sec got me thinking about EVE in general - surely if one area of focus is to reduce the clickerty-click of managing the basic day to day operations to allow for more play-time, shouldn't there be an option to hire NPC's to deal with all of the 'stuff' that we need to do?

If tasks like POS management could be completed by NPC's, would capsuleers be happy to hand over nominal fees for this?

Wouldn't this reduce lag, increase isk sinks and increase playtime/multiplayer interaction?

I use POS management as an example, but there has got to be hundreds of administrative tasks that can be assigned to an NPC as an option?

What would you want to see as an option for an NPC to handle for you? And how much ISK would you pay for it?


Sorry McSorrington
Posted - 2011.08.11 11:36:00 - [2]

Could I please hire an NPC to suicide gank all of the ships coming through Uedama so I can just scoop loot please?

The Real OC
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2011.08.11 11:41:00 - [3]

I want an NPC to forget to refuel the POS and then go on holiday for 2 weeks.

Valei Khurelem
Posted - 2011.08.11 11:50:00 - [4]

No, that's impossible, it would mean that CCP would be making an innovative and interesting feature that would make EVE less tedious and annoying.

SellStuff Hunny
Posted - 2011.08.11 12:07:00 - [5]

if NPC's are gankable just like those undocking hauler ****whits (and player pays for their cargo) sure why not ;D
something new to gank and new way to make players hurt .... also a way to "watch over the slaves" not be one ... and a dynamic objective by itself...

Posted - 2011.08.11 13:58:00 - [6]

Edited by: Uuali on 11/08/2011 14:02:18
Edited by: Uuali on 11/08/2011 14:00:40

Lol, regular people. I like what you did there.

I hire regular people all the time to do the crap work. They're called Mexicans and Chinese. Who do you think plays this game for me? Who do you think bots for me? Who do you think is going to clean my CQ? Who will fight my DUST battles for me?

Nobody else wants those jobs.

"Rememeber this. The people you're trying to step on, we're everyone you depend on. We're the people who do your laundry and cook your food and serve your dinner. We make your bed. We guard you while you're asleep. We drive the ambulances. We direct your call. We are cooks and taxi drivers and we know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life. DO NOT **** WITH US!"

The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.11 14:25:00 - [7]

Originally by: Uuali
Lol, regular people. I like what you did there.

Well, we are supposed to be demi-gods, so yeah - couldn't think of another way of putting it. My view on the New Eden Populace goes something like this:

Jovians = Gods
Capsuleers = Demi-Gods
everyone else = [insert politically correct definition here]

Serene Repose
Posted - 2011.08.11 16:46:00 - [8]

Originally by: AlleyKat
We can fly space-ships.

Umm...spaceships don't fly. Flying involves airfoils and aerodynamics. There's no air in space. You can pilot a spaceship. You cannot FLY a spaceship.

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