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Posted: May 31st 2008 7:11PM Graill440 said

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sad really, ccp has no clue what galactica fans want. certainly not the kind of on the rails spaceflight and on the rails combat eve has to offer. and deep storyline? EVE? nope, can one pilot in EVE make a difference? no.

battlestar galactica is all about pilot skill, maneuvering to get that shot etc. capital ship combat means something in BSG. it does not in EVE, blob combat is the norm as is lord of the flies team combat/gate blockades.

BSG fans go for deep storylines, complicated ones in which one person, as seen in the show can change the outlook of many, to include the main story. can EVE do this, not in a million years.

grasping at straws, trying to bring in a set demographic, eve fails.

maybe if they redo the combat system, the flight system, the capital ship combat, the....................list goes on, right now EVE is a niche game trying to garner fans with to few enticements to real space fans.

Posted: May 31st 2008 7:32PM (Unverified) said

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BSG fans may not be perfect, but it sure is better to target them than someone watching Home Improvement. Even though what you say is mostly true, SciFi people are attracted to SciFi games and CCP chose one of the best places to advertise.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2008 1:54AM Electrofreak said

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Now, I'm not looking to get into an arguement here, as EVE obviously is not the game for you, but as a 4-year player of EVE Online I think you're actually woefully naive in several of your statements.

A single player in EVE can actually accomplish MUCH more than the vast majority of other MMOs due to the huge political opportunities in game. Since everything takes place on a single massive server containing all of the game's players, a player with political motivation can lead alliances to war, changing everything in the game from economics to combat, whereas in other MMOs I've played, the pinnacle of achievement is a high position on a PVP ranking board somewhere.

As for storyline, it's woefully ignorant to say that EVE doesn't have a deep storyline. Go to www.eve-online.com and head to the backstory section. They go read the hundreds of chronicles and short stories or even the novel that's currently in stores right now. You could literally spend days reading through EVE's deep stories written by players and CCP's paid writing staff.

BSG has a lot of fans in EVE; myself is one of them. Are BSG and EVE the same thing? No. They do share many similarities within the Sci-Fi genre and as stated above, a BSG fan is more likely to be drawn to the solid Sci-Fi gameplay that drives EVE than someone watching, say, NASCAR racing.

EVE combat can be very fast paced, or slower and strategic, depending on how a character plays. Get into an Interceptor dogfight and tell me that your heart isn't racing as you try to tear another pilot apart at 5 km/s. If that doesn't excite you, perhaps watching your battleship get rocked by massive explosions as torpedoes slam into your hull as you struggle to get your heavy cannons to bear.

And for those BSG fans who find that EVE truly isn't for them (the game does require a good deal of patience, and is one of the most complex MMO's in existence), I would definitely recommend downloading one of my other all-time favorite games, Freespace 2. Now a free game (developer turned over all the source code a few years ago), a project named Freespace Open has allowed mod developers to make some absolutely incredible twitch experiences. Check out http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Beyond_the_Red_Line to see a very impressive BSG mod for twitch space combat gamers.
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Posted: Jun 1st 2008 12:57AM Electrofreak said

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Here's a link to the actual advertisement as posted by CCP on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QImCw7WHOc

Posted: Jun 7th 2008 12:01PM (Unverified) said

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Thanks for the link.

Also, they've now got the second video up on their actual YouTube page:

http://www.youtube.com/user/CCPGAMES


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