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Gartanus
Caldari
Gartanus Corp
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:44:00 - [1]
 

The news just broke here in the states by the BBC and the New York Times that Icelands Government has collapsed. I am just wondering what affect, If any, This will have on Eve now and in the future? Here is the link to the BBC's report http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7851415.stm

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:45:00 - [2]
 

Less Vikings in africa?

Malephar
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:48:00 - [3]
 

Eve is dieing!



[gets coat].

Cat o'Ninetails
Caldari
Rancer Defence League
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:49:00 - [4]
 

CCP have the gall to say they are immune from the effects of the Iceland collapse. I can't find the post atm, but they've said they're fine.

BiggestT
Caldari
Amarrian Retribution
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:49:00 - [5]
 

A world Ice shortage Question

Squably
Minmatar
Invenio Inceptum
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:51:00 - [6]
 

CCP is no taking over iceland and is gonna turn it into a big programming centre

luminous russula
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:53:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: luminous russula on 26/01/2009 13:52:57
quick CCP! now is the time to infiltrate the new government, and add/remove some of the laws Laughing

Elder Pyke
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:54:00 - [8]
 

Iceland loses soverignty! OH NOES!

Element 22
Gallente
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:54:00 - [9]
 

I fine you 10 isk for lack of reading comprehension.

The government has not 'collapsed', they've call emergency elections. A collapse would be if all of the government officials were beheaded in the street with Axes wielded by large red and blond haired people in fur.


...which would be awesome.

The Vikings are coming! The Vikings are coming!

Grimveous
Minmatar
Dashavatara
Clownz'R'Us
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:56:00 - [10]
 

sorry to hear, hope things gets better ccp.

John Obama
Posted - 2009.01.26 13:58:00 - [11]
 

CCP is fine until the beer taps stop dripping, then the world as we know it will be a sobering nightmare.

KingsGambit
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:01:00 - [12]
 


Gartanus
Caldari
Gartanus Corp
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:02:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Gartanus on 26/01/2009 14:05:49
The email alert sent out by BBC clearly said Icelands Government has COLLAPSED Gallente 22. Why they are not saying that in there story is beyond me. So you see my reading skills are just fine. Cool Also, why was this thread moved to Out of Pod Exp. when it was clearly a question on what affect this would have on EVE?

thelung187
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:10:00 - [14]
 

Working as intended

Kyoko Sakoda
Caldari
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:18:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Cat o'Ninetails
CCP have the gall to say they are immune from the effects of the Iceland collapse. I can't find the post atm, but they've said they're fine.


I don't believe any business at the top of the world is immune and I don't think that word was used (I could be wrong). However, since the company operates all over the world and acquires profit from diverse sources, they're in a much better position than any company that deals in a single currency.

The real "threat" would be the possibility of the headquarters moving away from Iceland. To paraphrase from what I remember, Dr. Gudmundsson had said the company did not want to move its HQ but that if it was unable to get the loans it required for daily operation, it may be forced to.

Joss Sparq
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:29:00 - [16]
 

The government of Iceland collapsed?

"Shoddy workers, those humans!"

(You can't yell at me if you know what I'm quoting!)

Merindan
Posted - 2009.01.26 14:51:00 - [17]
 

governments collapse all the time in europe...we've had 3 collapses in 18 months in Belgium :)
it's less dramatic than it sounds.

at least i hope it is, cause i just booked tickets for a 3wk trekking holiday in iceland in the summer

Haradgrim
Systematic Mercantilism
Posted - 2009.01.26 15:21:00 - [18]
 

Didn't show up on the Sov map, proof or stfu!

Reikazenzero
Minmatar
The Sylph
Care Factor
Posted - 2009.01.26 15:24:00 - [19]
 

as long as the supermarket is okay i dont care tbh

losing woolies was just so upsetting to loose iceland would be even worse.

i mean i dont want to go to lydel to buy my dinners when i go to uni

Mother Clanger
Viziam
Posted - 2009.01.26 15:50:00 - [20]
 

It's all part of the master plan.

"The Eve cluster is brought in to take over operation of the collapsed Icelandic Government on January 27th. Eve-net begins learning at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 11.01 GMT, February 6th. It launches heavy missiles against Gordon Brown in the UK knowing it's enemy will counter-attack. The rest of the world mistakes it for normal DT..."

Lynkon Lawg
Caldari
Second Six Corporation
Posted - 2009.01.26 16:40:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Lynkon Lawg on 26/01/2009 16:40:09
Originally by: Mother Clanger
It's all part of the master plan.

"The Eve cluster is brought in to take over operation of the collapsed Icelandic Government on January 27th. Eve-net begins learning at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 11.01 GMT, February 6th. It launches heavy missiles against Gordon Brown in the UK knowing it's enemy will counter-attack. The rest of the world mistakes it for normal DT..."


This may be the finest forum post I have ever seen. The Terminator/EVE crossover is pure class. I love it! I don't know all the leet lingo but I'll give it a try here for you.

U WINZ DA INTERWEBS! DIS POST PWNZ! ummm...FIRST (I still have no idea why people reply with "first", can someone explain it to me?)

Viceroy Cole
Caldari
Posted - 2009.01.26 16:45:00 - [22]
 

An entire country going down and all your worried about your precious video game?

MrHalls
Posted - 2009.01.26 16:54:00 - [23]
 

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday under the pressures from CCP, a financial meltdown in EVE that caused turmoil and unrest across this small nation continues. Prime Minister Geir Haarde said he would hand in his ISK and resign from his post as CEO of Iceland.Razz

JordanParey
Suddenly Ninjas
Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Posted - 2009.01.26 17:14:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Joss Sparq
The government of Iceland collapsed?

"Shoddy workers, those humans!"

(You can't yell at me if you know what I'm quoting!)


Futurama? ugh

Nir Ice
Dirt Nap Squad
Dirt Nap Squad.
Posted - 2009.01.26 17:14:00 - [25]
 

My understanding is the all the banks in Iceland failed, then the value of there money droped like a rock. (while we were at fanfest noless)

My question is this, Iceland dosent "need" to much stuff from the world, a little bit of oil, some nice imports here and there. Its got all the power it needs and then some since the people there open windows instead of turning off the heat.

So question 1, since most of the population is loosing there homes on paper, but you cant kick people out on the street in the middle of winter (so in essence there waiting for an eviction notice that might not come). And noone whos not living in iceland wants to buy a house there. And the population is only 300,000 total.

Why cant Iceland tell the world **** you, we are keeping our houses, not paying you back, get off our land. Its not like the world would attack iceland over this.

Cmdr Sy
Appetite 4 Destruction
The Firm.
Posted - 2009.01.26 17:47:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Cmdr Sy on 26/01/2009 17:51:56
Originally by: Nir Ice
Why cant Iceland tell the world **** you, we are keeping our houses, not paying you back, get off our land. Its not like the world would attack iceland over this.

That is exactly what Iceland has done. But the cost of default is having your currency and bond market trashed. That is why the ISK halved and interest rates went to credit card levels.

Iceland's government is finished, but its system of government very likely is not. That is a distinction that needs to be made when it comes to "collapse of government" stories. The departure of a particular administration is no big deal compared to a change of system.

AlexAllgood
Caldari
Science and Trade Institute
Posted - 2009.01.26 18:00:00 - [27]
 

Does this mean I have to go outside? I keep f5ing iceland but no new news.

Avon
Caldari
Versatech Co.
Raiden.
Posted - 2009.01.26 18:12:00 - [28]
 

I can't imagine CCP will do anything because of this, unless the collapse appears in their logs.

Seems unlikely.

Not worth a petition imho.

Gartanus
Caldari
Gartanus Corp
Posted - 2009.01.26 18:13:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Gartanus on 26/01/2009 18:14:10
Originally by: Viceroy Cole
An entire country going down and all your worried about your precious video game?


As a matter of fact It is all I am worried about seeings how I cant do anything for iceland anyways. Not that I can do anymore for the game either. I was just wondering what affect it would have is all I asked. Wink

JafoPBCFR
One Stop Mining Shop
Posted - 2009.01.26 18:18:00 - [30]
 

DONT PANIC!!!! Obama has a plan to save you iceland!


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