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Khalish Mo'Tashi
Posted - 2009.02.12 23:18:00 - [151]
 

That would actually be a really neat idea! That way the less populated stations wouldn't have that sort of empty, sterile and otherwise unreal feel to them. It would essentially make things feel more like you'd assume space stations of this type would: bustling with activity.

The Vixen
Stone Rosary
Posted - 2009.02.14 16:27:00 - [152]
 

When is WIS supposed to go live? I thought it was coming in March?

Gemberkoekje
Gallente
Foundation
Posted - 2009.02.14 19:33:00 - [153]
 

Originally by: The Vixen
When is WIS supposed to go live? I thought it was coming in March?


It's the carrot to keep us longing.

I also thought it was gonna be in the March expansion, but considering there's nothing, tough luck to us.

Deviana Sevidon
Gallente
Panta-Rhei
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2009.02.14 23:11:00 - [154]
 

When the Demo was showed on Fanfest last November, we got the info that WiS would not be part of the next (March) expansion.

The latest info we received is that the WiS on an an independent schedule from all other expansions and that they aim to complete it sometime in 2009.

Perhaps a few month after Apocrypha was released we will get more info, but not now.

Naibasak
Posted - 2009.02.15 02:34:00 - [155]
 

Edited by: Naibasak on 15/02/2009 02:35:07
I donít know Kronossan, I kind of like the idea of roaming the dilapidated decks of a long abandoned station out in low-sec

*edit(having NPCs all over the place when your the only one their would get right up my nose)

Kronossan
Bellum Esca
Posted - 2009.02.17 12:19:00 - [156]
 

Originally by: Naibasak
Edited by: Naibasak on 15/02/2009 02:35:07
I donít know Kronossan, I kind of like the idea of roaming the dilapidated decks of a long abandoned station out in low-sec

*edit(having NPCs all over the place when your the only one their would get right up my nose)



Hehe, though it would give you something to look at.

As most of you have probably noticed, on the demo video the character didn't run but just walked on a normal relaxed pace.
I think it'd be awful being forced to stare at the doorway or band conveyor you'll be walking towards for the comming 5 minutes with nothing at all around me.

Kusum Fawn
Posted - 2009.02.20 05:35:00 - [157]
 

Missions in station?
-Agent : I need some coffee from level 129, you know that new place, Can you get me some? Ill pay your 600456 isk if you get it for me before 06/12/09.
-You : A) Yawn sounds like a plan
B) WTF, we are on level 889! you want me to go where?
C) Can I have more information about this Coffee?

-Agent : I hate rats don't you? One of my Secretaries (you know the one with the Big ...) Well, She says she saw a rat in the hall, can you go kill it? Heres a broom.
-You : A) I too hate Rats, I just hope they don't have lasers on their heads or something,
B) Do I look like a Janitor? really, I got like 120 of them in my other hanger, just being lazy....
C) Tell me more about the rats with Lasers on their heads.

-Agent : I like dolls....
-You : Walking in stations does what exactly? I mean can i bring a frigate in here? Or like a power chair or something? (Upgradeable walkers? T3 pants? how about a named wheelchair? Wardrobes? Hairstyles?)
A use for those advanced small arms thingys? and how about a tekken or double dragon fighting style mini game?
-Agent : Please take these dolls to the 0.0 section of this station?

Corpse Female
Posted - 2009.02.24 01:54:00 - [158]
 

To ccp devs csm ceo or whom it may concern ....

Will WIS be here next expansion or not Question

btw Good work CCP, love the evolution. I look at a games minimum specs before I buy it, and if it doesnt push my machine to the limits, fof, I find a "better" oneExclamation

But, What I really want to know is... will I be able to WIS in the next couple of weeksQuestion

Che Biko
Humanitarian Communists
Posted - 2009.02.24 13:31:00 - [159]
 

Originally by: CCP Eris Discordia
I'm interested to hear what people look forward to most...
Mostly being able to kill time in bars or being able to buy drinks for corpmates after a nice operation, and using the board room.
Wait, actually, what I look forward to the most is the day it's online.Very Happy

big fluf
Posted - 2009.02.24 18:09:00 - [160]
 

I think CCP is whole overestimating the depand and desire to walk in station, I for one would be happy never to do this.

HOWEVER, it is a steping stone to colinizing planats and stuff like that.

My sugest is IF you want to try it out, then how about haveing ... 5-10 stations you can walk in (heck you can even have 0.0 sections in the stations).

Jita, and 2 stations in each starting "area". that would give a good feel as to if people will want/ use them.

I would do once, to see it, and that is about it.

Kev.

Aura Clinica
Posted - 2009.02.26 04:04:00 - [161]
 

So there is no mention of this being released in the next update.... I dont understand why it wouldnt be. I saw the fanfest video saying it would be out in march. Almost everyone (except the vocal minority) are sooo keen for this to get implemented so is it too much to ask what is happening with it? or a timeline please??

Has something happened that means it wont be getting released for a long time again?

T3 ships didnt have to wait this long.

Please CCP tell us what is going on.......

Eisbrecker
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.02.26 19:19:00 - [162]
 

Walking in stations sounds like a great idea for role-players and people wanting to "pretend" they are smugglers or whatever but in my humble opinion this is a feature that does not add needed improvements on the client.

I would much rather you address the many issues already talked about before adding more fluff. I love the improvement to the ship models but how about making them even more animated? How about more unique sound effects for each ship. How about more ship models for Tech 2 ships not recycled Teir 1 ships?

Many other things to do than add a 3D chat feature.

I want to play in space (as others have commented as well).

Corpse Female
Posted - 2009.02.26 22:22:00 - [163]
 

Soo.... CCP... pray tell, when are we going to get Ambulation??
Alternatively, CCP, what is happening with ambulation at the moment? Can we be privy to this information please??

We all know it was promised, but when will it be delivered. Im guessing that alot of people wont bother asking anymore because the proverbial carrot has rotted. Time for a Fresh Carrot PLEASE!

In my brazen opinion people against EvE expanding and WIS are those with old equipment. Ie, the people that have major or consistent problems with EvE at the moment and want "existing problems fixed" probably have old computers/ drivers/ video cards/ very low speed internet, etc.

I know there are some probs with faction warfare but I have no problems with EVE spaceflight atm, even when 400+ Goons have put up 100+ bubbles I can still get around, engage/disenage them with relative ease.

So what major problems do you have in spaceflight I wonder? (that are not attributed to the client side)

Draco Argen
Posted - 2009.02.27 22:05:00 - [164]
 

March, lol. I think there a bit busy with remaking Eve as it stands, let alone WIS in 3 months they have been working flat out on Apocrypha.

The suggestion that has been dropped in various places (Fanfest, interviews, etc) is WIS is A) As affore mentioned not on the same release cycle, when it's ready they will sync it up with Eve-Online. B) at absolute earliest coming Winter 2009, and very unlikely given CCP's estimates in the past. Probably see public demo's coming out live within 6 months to a year and a real version will follow in sensible development time.
Although this is an "addon" in terms of integrating with eve, it's a completely new Development field, and there doing their damdest to get it right first time. Which is impractical given CCP's code as you go mechanism, which I've always liked, despite the bugs. Still gota love the luminosity concept, and the fact CCP are running with something so new it's unused, because they want it right :P

Also, they won't tell you anything until their ready. Notoriously closed lipped even with the smallest of hints or tips. I think CCP PR and legal team must be made of BM&SM types for the general closed lippedness of CCP at times. Or there just so dam busy, or maybe there are gremlins, ive no idea. But they arent very talkative.

Corpse Female
Posted - 2009.02.28 06:57:00 - [165]
 

Well Apocrypha will have to keep me busy (easily) til i can ambulate.

Dammit I was just so sure it was coming out this patch lol.
Eon mag says "coming soon" (TM) so hopefully next patch.

Helgur
Red Federation
Posted - 2009.02.28 21:12:00 - [166]
 

The way I see WIS as a viable addition to the game is where you have different security levels in a station, just like you have in space, where you actually can PvP other people. That would be fun.

Arhant
Posted - 2009.02.28 22:39:00 - [167]
 

Just as long WIS stays as a social thing to do, and not a necessary thing to visit agents n stuff and most defenetly not any 0.0 zones on stations *shrug*
Anyone remember Earth and beyond by any chance? they had that feat, and u HAD to run between vendors and missiongivers... the disco was cool tho:)

Helgur
Red Federation
Posted - 2009.03.01 18:23:00 - [168]
 

Originally by: Arhant
Just as long WIS stays as a social thing to do, and not a necessary thing to visit agents n stuff and most defenetly not any 0.0 zones on stations *shrug*
Anyone remember Earth and beyond by any chance? they had that feat, and u HAD to run between vendors and missiongivers... the disco was cool tho:)


Why not? Imagine two corporations at war with eachother tired of playing station games, they all dock up and meet up in the station for a big bar brawl Laughing

Corpse Female
Posted - 2009.03.02 11:43:00 - [169]
 

At first i thought PVP in station would be a bad idea... but...

If there was a special arena/room, that Pilots could only enter after signing a Death Waiver, well that would be cool.

Especially if other pilots could gamble to look on to the arena from the stands. Could be an automated fight based on skills or attributes.

Then at the end of the fight, the winner could hack through the losers corpse/head to find/salvage implants for bragging and iskies.

Zuk Hades
Posted - 2009.03.03 06:22:00 - [170]
 

Originally by: Corpse Female
At first i thought PVP in station would be a bad idea... but...

If there was a special arena/room, that Pilots could only enter after signing a Death Waiver, well that would be cool.

Especially if other pilots could gamble to look on to the arena from the stands. Could be an automated fight based on skills or attributes.

Then at the end of the fight, the winner could hack through the losers corpse/head to find/salvage implants for bragging and iskies.



Yes and why not create Warlocks and Mages and Hunters and.... wait there is game like that out there i think

Terminus Vindictus
Caldari
Posted - 2009.03.03 18:26:00 - [171]
 

Edited by: Terminus Vindictus on 03/03/2009 18:46:41
Edited by: Terminus Vindictus on 03/03/2009 18:30:11


Personally I still don't see what this would add to the game other than some eye-candy. In fact, if implemented poorly (i.e. by replacing the current station interface completely) it could be pretty horrible. I really don't want to spend more than 2 seconds in the station to turn in a mission and grab the next one, or to change fittings, refine ore, etc., etc. just because I have to wait for some obligatory walking-in/walking-out station animation to happen. One of the most boring and stupid aspects of WoW (yes, I did play that a long time ago) was all the walking around to talk to agents, all the waiting time spent just to fly places, etc. That's nice and all for the RP community, but not for a player-based game where most of the stuff happens in space. At the very least it should be something that can be turned on/off by players in the settings. Unless it's an integral part of the story, I don't want it.

I'd like to hear more about what the intended purpose of this implementation would be other than "just because it's cool and we can..."

EDIT: This blog has answered some of my concerns, but I still think the strategic rationale for implementing this needs to be embellished more thoroughly.

Kronossan
Bellum Esca
Posted - 2009.03.04 11:00:00 - [172]
 

Edited by: Kronossan on 04/03/2009 11:01:04
I certainly don't hope there will be missions that are partly situated in space and partly in the stations themselves since I do agree with you on the WoW part which I used to play for a very long time as well.

Though missions that play entirely inside a station would be nice, if there's an option to run as well.
Also, I think there isn't much more to it then the "just because it's cool and we can..." you just mentioned aside from the fact many players having been asking for this feature for a while and it intrigued CCP.

Draco Argen
Posted - 2009.03.04 15:08:00 - [173]
 

They have made it quite clear in fanfest that there will still be all the same old style quick UI ways of doing things. Just WIS will add a social gameplay version of a lot of things that can be a bit more fun.
It would be dumb if, for example;

Pvp op leaves in 3 mins guys...oh **** i've got to insure my ship and that's on level two on the other dam side of the station *run run run*

So it won't happen, Torfi has already said that.
WIS is going to appeal most to Roleplay and faffing about when not in space. Will be kinda fun.

Bar brawl? Punching a commanding officer when he's being a prat? Kicking him so hard he dies and looses his implants? Or needs to recloan to get rid of the black eye you gave him?
I have to admit, while it would need balencing, a very simple fist fight like interface similar to GTA when your without a gun would be quite cool. Applying the same Concord level as we have now. So low and 0 space would be somewhat lawless, but in high a Concord officer comes and draggs you away. (perhaps private employable police NPC's for 0 anyone?)
But that is a complex dimension that CCP wont approach until WIS is at least beta, if not in live use. As cool as it would be, combat is complex addition. Start with the floor first, then put in the funky armchar Wink

Oh, and don't believe everything you read in EON, they get exited lol.

For all we know, CCP have fired half the WIS team and put the rest on Apoc. Or they have finished it and they are teasing us...you gits! lol JK

Buriko Kamakura
Khanid Provincial Vanguard
Vanguard Imperium
Posted - 2009.03.24 18:47:00 - [174]
 

So it's already been a year since this thread started; I understand the devs recent surge of efforts on Apocrypha and the patches needed to make it bug-free... but seeing as the next major release is scheduled for this Winter, and seeing as the word has gone around that WiS will be around by then--can we get some confirmation on these rumors? Is a more solid ETA available by now? I also think that after a year, another dev blog is in order.

I'm confident this feature will come around, especially if CCP can retool it for World of Darkness; but nevertheless I'd like a little more literature on the topic. I just love reading it, and it helps me in my chats with my friends, some of whom are waiting for this feature specifically before they begin playing Eve. Thanks....

Marcus JuniusBrutus
Posted - 2009.03.28 12:14:00 - [175]
 

Wake me up in 2010 if and when Ambulation finally arrives... Sad

p.s. Eon magazine LIES!

Glock Lock
Posted - 2009.03.28 17:31:00 - [176]
 

Edited by: Glock Lock on 28/03/2009 17:54:17
Edited by: Glock Lock on 28/03/2009 17:48:39
I love the idea of walking in stations, and all the nagging from you that don't... think about it

I don't think you realize how much this can help the players, it all starts with beeing able to walk in stations, wohoo, big deal, but if they work some more with this it can be great. all memebers of a corp meet to plan a war, the next step of the corporation future. it's all about making eve's univers as real as possible.

if you were in space for real, would you plan you next step through a chat on the computerif you had a huge space station you could dock on. did't think so...

I'm only considering the possibilitys.
if someone already have said something about the same as this, i don't care... i did't care to read every single post.

ohh, and for you that swear you never, never, ever was going around in a station. shut it, you know your going to any way.
And whats all about this, gotta insure my ship "hurry, its on the other side of the station"... do you need to walk to the insurence office to insure your car or house or what ever???
As i sayd, THINK ABOUT IT, this could be a great step to a very uniq way of gaming.


5ythyss
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2009.04.12 22:11:00 - [177]
 

This will be great for those time when you are waiting for the next op.
Gets rather boring sitting around the computer waiting for the POS timer and have nothing better to do.

Ottman
Amarr
LoneWolf Mining
Veni Vidi Vici Alliance
Posted - 2009.04.29 11:28:00 - [178]
 

well there is a problem about, first has ccp made a hype about ambulation, and then from one day to another no further word about it, so i would like to know what is now going on ? can it be that ambulation never will come because there is maybe the danger that ccp has a problem to run all activities in space and stations on one server ?
if yes then forget ambulation for now, maybe in a few years when servers have more power than today and affordable for ccp.
thats how i see it...

MfG ottman

Keizo Tezuka
Posted - 2009.05.10 03:49:00 - [179]
 

Originally by: Ottman
well there is a problem about, first has ccp made a hype about ambulation, and then from one day to another no further word about it, so i would like to know what is now going on ? can it be that ambulation never will come because there is maybe the danger that ccp has a problem to run all activities in space and stations on one server ?
if yes then forget ambulation for now, maybe in a few years when servers have more power than today and affordable for ccp.
thats how i see it...

MfG ottman


Indeed, CCP's silence on the issue is disconcerting. Many in the community who are interested in WiS believe that it's due in the next expansion. If they're wrong about that it'd be nice of CCP to correct them....

Tradamus
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2009.05.13 23:46:00 - [180]
 

Where is the update CCP?


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