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Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 1:38PM (Unverified) said

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Wow, that is a pretty awesome video. I hope he makes more.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 1:52PM Crsh said

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Great job, that was amazingly well done!

Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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Well the overtones in the voice-over are a bit lamely political (as if only "right-wing" governments start wars). However, its a pretty amazing piece of work and I can see why people are impressed with it.

Posted: Apr 5th 2009 3:53PM (Unverified) said

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Are you insinuating that right-wing governments DON'T start wars? ;)

It's A FANTASY, alright? The lame thing here isn't any "political" bias (imagined or otherwise), but your whining over something that isn't even real in the first place.

Just take it for what it is - a really well-produced fan movie, and check your chip on your shoulder at the door, thank you...
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Posted: Apr 8th 2009 5:15AM (Unverified) said

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The meant ideologically right wing, as in hugely nationalistic, not the right wing you usually think about.
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Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 2:20PM Triskelion said

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It almost, and I repeat almost, made me want to try EVE.......again.

But yeah it did seem a little biased, which is why when the devs make those types of vids they make sure to make everyone look like a hero, its not hard to tell which faction this guys is pulling for.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 2:50PM archipelagos said

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Very nice indeed.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 3:24PM (Unverified) said

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To those calling bias on the video: it is merely a retelling of an existing writing.

Posted: Apr 3rd 2009 3:35PM Brendan Drain said

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Right. The videos creator tried to stick as closely as he could to the prime fiction. This film is a retelling of one of the existing EVE chronicles, so any bias toward one faction or another in the video is actually part of EVE's backstory. It's part of the history of the Caldari people, as told by the Caldari people.

This video has quickly become one of my favourites. It's managed to do what half a dozen official trailers haven't - present in-game roleplay-esque events in a way that identifies with the actual game. The official trailers tend to be lacking in virisimilitude in that they don't feel like EVE scenes as much as EVE-flavoured sci-fi scenes. This video proves that a video about in-character events can maintain that verisimilitude. It does a spectacular job of making this particular piece of EVE's storyline come alive and if he doesn't go on to convert other chronicles into film, it'll be a big loss to EVE.
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Posted: Apr 4th 2009 10:58PM cowthulhu said

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Great showcase for EVE; the narration was otherwise pretty much lost on me though. Hard to feel much for hulks of metal.

Posted: Apr 6th 2009 2:59AM (Unverified) said

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Trust me,when you put weeks,if not months of hard work into buying and outfitting your "hunk of metal" your feelings can get pretty high when bringing it into combat,and possibly losing it (permenantly) in action...
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Posted: Apr 6th 2009 11:19AM (Unverified) said

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I'm happy to see that Day of Darkness II made Slashdot this morning and is getting more of the attention it deserves.

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/06/0432231

It would be interesting if this film's positive reception paves the way for future cooperation between EVE Online's creators and the film-making players, with more of the game's lore and fiction re-enacted in video.

Posted: Apr 11th 2009 1:22AM Graill440 said

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First off, awesome job, fantasy like that is rarely seen to include the excellent technical aspects. (did the voiceover change a bit around midway?)


To bad EVE wont remake itself to match this guys vision of the lore and the action. Maybe he needs to be in charge of the devs.

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