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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 9:09AM Viiral said

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US & Canada only? T.T buhu

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:02AM (Unverified) said

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While not being in a position of director makes me unable to speak for the Corporation I'm in as a whole, a lot of us are hoping that the Sovereignty changes will bring in new experiences for those of us in EVE University to have. Hopefully, the changes to Sovereignty and more developed sections of space means that we'll be able to cut out our own little patch of territory and reinforce it with newer capital ship pilots. With 0.0 space able to be experienced to its full extent, the University may be able to hold onto pilots for longer amounts of time and keep fresh faces with us for longer. While some of these new experiences for pilots would no doubt be rather painful life lessons (like running into a Heavy Interdictor at a gate), it would definitely provide a better bridge between high security with low sec romps to the rest of EVE Online. Now if we could just get around the issue of finding a fairly neutral patch of 0.0 space...

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:06AM ChromeBallz said

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Why only US and Canadian? The entire contest, including the prize handout, is handled online....

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:15AM (Unverified) said

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As it was stated many times in the original post, it's a silly U.S. law on holding contests, Massively is based in the U.S., so they are bound by it.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:15AM Darkdust said

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(a) It's online, but laws and regulations still apply...

(b) So, I'm guessing text only? Heh.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:32AM (Unverified) said

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Our corporation may be small, but we dream big. Very big.

We dream of a solar system where the station bears our name, M3 Corp Headquarters.

We dream of battles waged and won in our space. Victories that we count as the greatest in our memories, tales we tell new recruits of battles fought over system hubs and unsuccessful attempts tobreak our hold or camp us to our doom.

And we even dream of sad defeats at the hands of overwhelming odds, defeats we take to our hearts and later on in the quiet we commiserate and toast our fallen comrades. There is glory in fighting the unwinnable fight.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. For in the end, we are all dust despite the endless supply of clones. All things must end.

We dream of flaring brightly in the depths of space and having people look to our beacon and say "there is M3" before the inevitable fall of darkness that comes to us all.

We dream of Dominion.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 11:04AM Berzerk said

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I am a part of a very small, highsec corporation. Dominion set a clear goal in our minds that we will dig out our own space in the galaxy. We are just taking our first steps, spending the last 3 months collecting the gear, fuel, and money to set up our own starbase.

As we take on more members, we will stake a claim in more and more systems. However, there are several veterans in the corporation, jaded and wary of everything, but the core of the team is driving forward.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:04PM (Unverified) said

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As a corperation CEO and Alliance founder I for one am welcoming the change's, The chance for the alliance I so foundly work for will benefit in many way's, one being that the power houses are no more, they need us as much as we need them now, long time coming for sure, I have played for way to long ;) and have found many of my older members becoming stagnant, I entrust the new dominion will bring evolution to a whole new level and know that many old schoolies wait for such changes, from what we have seen in the test server, my alliance has one thing to say BRING IT ON!!!!!! we live to play and play to live.
Its all about who you knew in this game, not any more its now what u know and what u own, we are most certainly hitting that map! NICE ONE ccp!!!! for xmas can I have nice new minnie ship please :)

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 3:10PM (Unverified) said

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Since the corporation I am a part of is small and just starting I don't imagine we would have much to gain as of yet.

My hopes in general is to see a shift in the balance of powers and maybe see some alliances rise and fall. It has been far too long since we have seen a shift in powers or attempts to destabilize the current corporations.

Eve needs a purge of the companies who have seen their days but refuse to let go. I hope people see this new expansion as a way to rise up and take what is theirs...as long as they can survive to keep it.

I only hope my own efforts can contribute in the beginning of a new era in Eve and possibly one we all could have a chance at.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 12:58PM (Unverified) said

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As a director of a small (less than 10 people) corp this offers new hope for getting into the null-sec aspects of the game. While access and deployment would be difficult it wouldn't be an insurmountable challenge. The real problem will be maintaining our space. As a small corp we simply don't have the resources to withstand the might of even a minor alliance if they decide they want our system. Even with me and my partner's resources and contacts from our years of combined play, it would still be a difficult proposition. It's more likely we'll be forced to join an alliance and rent the space, which, while less fulfilling, may just be what we have to do. Of course if the dev-blogs are any indication the rewards may well be worth it... (King Arkonor and his friends are great!) As with all things in null-sec we'll need to decide if it's worth the risk instead of our cozy caves in empire... -.-

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:00PM (Unverified) said

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Although the corporation of which I am a member is based in high-sec, the new patch will give us a chance to go Delve into 0.0 and potentially have our own system. Even if we decide against doing so, the new sovereignty system will bring rise to more conflict and a higher demand for resources, which we are more than happy to provide at a proper cost.

Honestly, we're a bit bored right now with our war targets either running and hiding or just paying us a ransom, so the changes that will soon be made to 0.0 space will give us many opportunities to inflate both our kill mails and our wallets.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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The changes in the sovereignty system will no doubt Massively affect a lot of people. My corporation is very small but we have a solid group of very dedicated players. The new system will allow us to hold systems with limited connections. For example, a system in a pipe only has two gates. As a small corporation, it is possible to defend those against odds you would not normally want to face in the current system because you can prepare the battlefield around the gates. While this may not Massively change the sovereignty map, it will make a difference. Again, coming to my corporation, we have the capital to invest in this new system while others may not. On the other hand, from an offensive standpoint I think it would be Massively harder for corporations like mine to take a system from someone else. Overall, my corporation will fare Massively better if we try to take and hold an out of the way system in a pipe, rather than a system with lots of connections and so that is where we will be. In the end, the changes won’t Massively change the landscape, but my corporation will be better off.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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As a director of a relatively dead high sec industry corp, I'm looking to see if we can get friendly with some space-holding alliance, and possibly live in their space while doing all the stuff (ratting, mining). This way, alliance's level gets boosted, and we get to do stuff! win-win, really :p

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:46PM (Unverified) said

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The effects of Dominion will be tremendous. Today, we're able to roll through 0.0 systems without too much of a problem, enjoying the best ratting in the game in empty systems. It's like driving through Nebraska, there's not too many people around and like Nebraska, if you don't touch their magical moon-goo machines, usually few people pop up too often. You didn't know Nebraskans have moon-goo machines, did you?

With Dominion, Ol' Nebraska will likely turn into a version of the California Gold Rush. Every toothless hi-sec hillbilly will stream in with warp core stabilized Ravens, hoping to get their own acre of land and two bits. The effect it will have on them is the same effect it will have on my corp. The big alliances will still own all the land, they'll just have to let in some of the more yokels to protect it. The days of free-wandering through randomly named systems with only one eye on the screen will be over. No more emptiness, no more safe solo ratting without sovereignty.

Goodbye Nebraska, hello California.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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One of the coolest experiences I've ever had in EVE was erecting a station. Here, for all time, would be a marker that my corporation and alliance did exist, and we did leave a legacy. However, despite this feeling, I could never say that we owned the system, or that my own hand had anything but an indirect role in building and developing the system. With Dominion, my corporation and myself will directly develop the systems which we colonize. By living there, mining there, ratting there, and by fighting to keep those systems safe, we can develop those systems into our home, and not just a place where we live.

Of course, EVE is first and foremost, a PvP game. As such, I relish the opportunity to invade, disrupt, and conquer those places where the enemy has lay down their roots. I wish to watch our systems grow and flourish, and have our neighbors look upon them with envy. After all, to fight (and win!) in a battle or even a war pales in comparison to that mighty call of constructing an empire.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:08PM (Unverified) said

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You said Erect
huh huh huh huh
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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I am co-founder of a small and studious corp known as Immortal Horizons. Our name is a reflection of our goals, practices, and members. We are currently a strong member of the Motivated and Determined alliance, based primarily out of the Derelik region; our sister alliance residing in nullsec and Worm Hole Space.

We welcome the changes that Dominion brings to all of us in New Eden, be it the advances in nullsec management that will allow us to further increase all aspects of our practices in regards to our POS industrial activity or the awesome faction ship changes that will allow our fleets to strive to be more than they currently are crossing boundaries not previously challenge-able.

Dominion is in a sense not just welcoming the enemy at the gate, but also punching a hole in their space with new fit capabilities and tactics, as well as punching a hole through the markets with all that will be mass produce able in just a few cycles from now.

Forget "going where no one has gone before"; if you think "that" universe looks pretty, just wait for the Dominion upgrades to the LOOK of New Eden. We've all seen it, there's nothing to boast, hands down this is the best we could hope for... that is until they blow us away next time. So stay in New Eden, fly safe, never fly what you can't afford to loose, and if you're loosing it wasn't a fair fight to begin with.

On the bright side: all that unused SOV around the map opening up might suck for the "big boys", but it's good news for us. I speak on behalf of all of New Eden when I say that we're waiting for you to try and take it from us :p

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:01PM Thorium88 said

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As the 'New Sovereignty Experience' has yet to encounter the legion of veteran players waiting to exploit, if not totally bugger, the new rules, it is impossible to predict exactly what will happen.
"I have to get up WHEN because the war can only happen in WHAT timezone?!"
However, the impact it is having on my own alliance may be precisely what the developers were hoping for. The leadership is eagerly plotting to carve out a piece of unknown space, scrutinizing dev-blogs and spreadsheeting the materials and costs.
"According to this, we might afford it if we raise taxes to 87%."
Certainly it could be an exciting time, but I can't shake the feeling that it is we who are about to become the feces that hits the fan.
"I forget what we're supposed to shoot at first... heck, just send in everything, pod everyone, and we'll see what happens then."
Still, if I preferred to play games that were predictable, I wouldn't be playing Eve.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:19PM (Unverified) said

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I am part of a corporation that, until recently, had no hope of surviving in null-sec space as its own entity. Major null-sec alliances would shun us, never once taking into account our PVP capabilities, simply because our tight knit 50 member base came nowhere near the 150 or 200 member populous that most large null-sec alliances require. Our only hope of gaining a foothold in null-sec space would be merging with another corporation already established in a null-sec alliance, a choice that would destroy the bonds our corporation members share with each other.

But with Dominion comes hope. Finally our corporation will have its chance to rule over null-sec space in an alliance only a fraction of the size of today’s null-sec holders. There will be neither more need nor desire for alliances to horde countless null-sec systems just to simply claim them as their own, leaving lots of space up for grabs for the smaller entities, entities like my corporation. Now we finally get the chance to show Eve what the smaller corporations are made of. I look forward to Dominion, and my opportunity to fight alongside my corporation for control of our own territory among the stars.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 2:20PM (Unverified) said

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Eve's Focus on developing infrastructure in 0.0 space could not have come at a better time. The time when a few large corporations/Alliance owning 0.0 space continues to take new or lose space and its redundant cycle of greedy powers fighting for the current path that has been given to them. You see with the developing and upgrading of ONE 0.0 space, the larger corporation/Alliance will become stronger and still be able to grow in just this One controlled space or maybe a few. With this allowing other Corporations/alliance to prepare themselves for the along awaited move into 0.0, making a home and a name. This is an exciting time, and will more then likely be another race to the top. This sovereignty system is a perfect balance of allowing large corporations and alliances to move forward and grow, but at the same time allow a small group of corporations in an alliance to grab and make a foundation for themselves, finally a step forward.The potential and room for growth within just one space will hopefully keep those Alliances with many 0.0 space see they no longer need any more but a few. Lets keep moving forward.

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