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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 6:39PM (Unverified) said

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too bad about age requirements, I have my own debit from credit union that i can use to buy plex's, so I wonder why I am such a sad 17yr old (who can't enter the contest with his great idea.)

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 7:29PM (Unverified) said

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"Only U.S. and Canadian (excluding Quebec) residents may enter, and you must be 18 years of age or older."

Oh, go to he-- er..

Nice for you happy Americans and/or Canadians. Less nice for us unhappy Europeans. I truly hate America.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 7:44PM (Unverified) said

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Well, my corp is a wormhole corp so I think I will take a different spin on the question: why are none of these changes coming to w-space?

There is the argument that w-space is "owned by the sleepers". Well, then if you want to do infrastructure, you get actually attacked by sleepers at your POS. Make it risky so that w-space residents need to make a choice between having guns online-ed and having refineries, labs etc. It should be scaled so small POSs attract much less sleepers than a large and depend on the class of WH.

CCP could get quite creative with the upgrades. How about a sensor array that scans all the signatures in the WH? A way to create a permanent bridge to another w-space system so that people in C3's, C4's, etc can have an easier way into empire? But invaders could use the bridge.

Summary: I love wormholes. I think they might be the best addition to the game since tech2. But I have not seen CCP give love to us explorers in the new expansion. And isn't exploration supposed to be the core mechanic of science fiction in general and Eve in particular?

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 7:51PM DaBruuzer said

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He sighed with relief. The sonic concussions of his particle cannons finally fell silent. It had been a costly and lengthy battle; yet another with a seemingly endless stream of aggressor corporations.

His was a small corp of around 20 employees, yet they had come so very far since their humble beginnings as highsec miners and manufacturers. They had never wished to become combat pilots. Fate, however, had other plans for them.

They would control this nullsec system. The very idea that this would soon be possible still amazed him. They had never even considered it until they learned of the changes to come. This was a system of rich moons and gas clouds, with untold opportunities for an efficient industrial corporation like theirs. But this was also a lawless system of pirates, outlaws and huge conglomerates, all of whom were intent on his corp being pushed out for good.

Dab smiled. Paradigms were soon going to shift. Plans were being made; upgrades were being performed; software patches were in the final testing phases before implementation. Then, with these changes in place, they would proclaim their sovereignty. And claim their rightful Dominion over this system, once and for all.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 8:02PM (Unverified) said

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This new idea of being able to take a space and mold it to your liking is ingenious, while at the same time lowering the entrance barrier to becoming a holder by forcing the older sovereign empires to consolidate space to accommodate the new upkeep system or risk overspreading their wallets. This will be the time those driven, but small alliances have been waiting for. While a large fleet and larger wallet is still a requisite to play with the big boys of course, the withdrawal of the larger alliances from space that they claimed only to claim will be an inlet for the smaller players to get a foot through the door, lock down a single system, upgrade it and populate it to support their players, build a hub for their alliance to base out of, to live out of. This consolidation will hopefully make finding no player in a system claimed by someone a thing of the past and allow the smaller players to at least have a tiny piece of the pie.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 8:05PM (Unverified) said

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Some good entries already and it's only the first day. Keep 'em coming!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 9:43PM (Unverified) said

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US and Canada? Couldn't be more lame. Huge fail!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:40PM waffle911 said

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I’m more of a lone wolf with a few friends who show up from time to time. Traveling through null-sec means ducking and dodging from system to system through just one corporation’s territory to get where I need to go. Well, that or some other route through another corporation’s territory, where I would be just as unwelcome to show up for tea and biscuits. I’m not a pirate, nor am I particularly hostile to anybody; I’m just not one of ‘The Corp’. And as far as they’re concerned, if you’re not with ‘em, you’re against ‘em.
Dominion can change all that for my mates and I. By incentivizing the corporate and allied diversification of null-sec, strangers just passing through would no longer be so strange (or such great targets). And besides that, more small start-ups would be able to grab a piece of the null-sec pie. More money for everyone, and a healthier economy because of it. We will see alliances rise and fall with list of names as diverse as the stars they inhabit, rather than just the handful of big-name players that now hold nearly all of null-sec. Then everyone can have a domain to call his own.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:44PM (Unverified) said

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My corporation, and many others its size, could be drastically affected by the sovereignty changes. Not only could this open up tracts of space for smaller corporations to claim, but changing the mechanics of Eve 0.0 completely may change the nature of corporate relations. “Renting” space is not unheard of now, but with upgradable & highly valuable systems as CCP envisions with Dominion could usher in a new era of 0.0 existence. Envision large alliances owning a cluster of well fortified systems, acting as police and overseers for numerous other small groups. A true corporate “high sec” where the owning alliance maintains the peace and the renting corporations reap as much profit as they can to offset the rent paid per head in system. This sort of scenario could open 0.0 space to everyone from small mining groups to enterprising individuals. It also could be a very nice chunk of supplemental income to the controlling alliance. Overall, Dominion has the potential to completely revolutionize not just the obvious mechanics of how to conquer, control and profit off space, but in how 0.0 territory is viewed and utilized by the entire Eve community. When Dominion comes- Eve will change forever.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:43PM (Unverified) said

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Well, The corporation that I am in operates in 0.5-0.0 space only. Never above.
In some ways, i think it will improve our mining operations, and in other ways not.
The posotive ways it could improve is, not having to fly back into high-sec to sell the ore for maximum profits, we could just sell the ore there in 0.0. and in a negative way, it would make the rare oars more accessible for the common player, thus lowering the value of the ore over time. That would put a huge negative impact in our operations.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 10:55PM (Unverified) said

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Dominion is all about opportunity.

We're young, we're ambitious, we're waiting in the wings. We're done mining, fighting and running missions in someone else's space, someone else's home. We want our own place to grow, to expand, to explore and conquer. I won't eat your scraps again.

For the last few months we've been sending out scouts, searching for the weaknesses in the powerful alliances, probing for chinks in the armor of an ancient, sleeping dragon. When the time comes, they won't know what hit them. Our ferocity will be overwhelming, our numbers limitless, our thirst for destruction unquenchable.

The Enemy's starbases will fall one after the other as our line of battle moves to claim our new birthright. Their rich but apathetic pilots will scream in impotence as the white-hot power of our forces incinerates the Old Order and makes way for the New. We will build on your ruins with new empires, new stories, new glories.

We're the new players of Eve Online. We're the rising tide of a new era, forged in hard-fought battle and tempered with passion for conquest.

Be ready; we're coming.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 7:23AM (Unverified) said

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Can't wait! Should be some gf's then.
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Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 11:03PM (Unverified) said

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As a whole, the Bi-Polar Organization [BPO] is populated with a tight-nit group of old and experienced pod-pilots. With the Dominion expansion, BPO will move diligently to take advantage of the new NAP treaty system. We will take soveriegnty of a neighboring system, and become a "pet" to a much larger alliance of corporations.

We see ourselves striving to increase our industrial might within the system by mining and plexing to pay our new overlords fees, to build capital ships for our new overlords to use to defend their systems, and to eventually drop a station in our system so that we can finally dock and perhaps one day have a drink of Quafe. This station will also be a great staging base for our overlords to dock and fix their ships for free and sell their items for inflated prices.

Dominion is the end-game that we have been waiting for, as without it, alliances just wouldn't need us to come and buffer their areas. The expansion of our corp will be unlimited, to the extent that our overlords grant us, and the possibilities endless!

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 11:25PM (Unverified) said

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We travel quickly and quietly. The will of The Empress guides us. We bands of few numbers, not beholden to the great powers out in the Black, can now venture forth into uncharted regions, and do Her bidding there.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 11:36PM (Unverified) said

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As the CEO of a new HiSec can-flipping and general antics Corporation I am going to enjoy the destabilization of the first months of Dominion. All the carebears will be flooding back into Empire, cans and whole corps of miners will fill the belts giving me and mine a truly target-rich environment.

While the social and economic implications of this change are intriguing my mind is fixed on a dozen retrievers huddling around an orca with cans aplenty alongside just waiting for my greedy little fingers. Accusations will fly in local, tears will flow and someone will get clever and throw out their drones. Mayhem, carnage, more tears and killmails to post. Possibly mine, mostly theirs. My pilots gathered in the Ops channel like hunters around a fire, trading tactics, exchanging stories, linking killmails. Months of joy in the pure glorious carnage even as tougher opposition returns in the form of combat wings from the 0.0 corps with wardecs in their train.

My Corp may survive and thrive, it may fold under the pressure of the more seasoned 0.0 pilots coming back to empire; but we will have fun doing it.

Posted: Nov 23rd 2009 11:52PM (Unverified) said

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Hi, I am a member of Arcana Imperii Ltd., a part of the Atlas Alliance. Our Alliance, one of the grandest and wealthiest alliances in EvE Online, holds 3 regions of space, and parts of 5 more. I can say with absolute conviction that Dominion will bring forth great changes in our alliance.

Even now, our alliance prepares for the near conflicts that will arise from the coming changes to war in EvE, the wars sure to be born from those of Guile minds, intent on capitalising on the momentary weakness as all spaceholding alliances learn the new system of war. We shift our Assets, gather our strength, and wait for the coming tide.

In the end, I believe our Corporation and Alliance shall learn quickly, adapt, and conquer those that mistakenly think us ignorant of their weakness!

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 12:29AM (Unverified) said

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The benefits Null-Sec space provide are great, but sadly the majority of null-sec space is brutally defended by Alliances seeking mostly to protect their expansions in that space, their stations, their miners, their booty and their women. This, coupled with the difficulty in taking sovereignty of even one tiny little sector before being pummeled by the big kids on the playground and forever ostracized from the greater Alliance community for your lack of tact, creates a situation that does not feed the growth of new 0.0 empires.

Luckily here comes Dominion, streamlining sovereignty, making it less disastrous to have one sector taken, will likely cause the severe retaliation to diminish, and then with time the great Alliance-Empires of 0.0 will begin to stagnate akin to the Roman Empire of old, at which moment we shall swoop in like vultures on a decaying battlefield, ready to reap the spoils of war! Mwahahahaha!

Or something like that. Whatever the outcome, we look forward to the advancements in 0.0, and patiently bide our time, waiting quietly in the shadows until we can seek that sector once more...

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 12:30AM (Unverified) said

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Cattle.

Thats what you are. A simplistic term and yet simultaneously a broad brush stroke of stereotypical wit.

For years I have traveled the warp routes of Jita and her outlying systems.

Systemically purging the weak from the strong. Social Darwinism at its finest and my ship is the instrument of the creator himself.

I am judge, jury and executioner. My rules, my laws, my way.

For too long have I been reigned in by the laws of the lawless regions. entities larger than myself espousing their rules and regulations in a vain attempt to stem the tide.

Yet now, the dam is ready to burst. I have silently watched new Corporations and Alliances, readying their ships for the great trek into the lawless regions.

The promises of great wealth and industry blinding them to the truth. They will simply become someones else's cattle to herd.

Those like myself gather quietly in the shadows. Waiting for the opportunity to strike.

Your jump freighters, haulers and barges will never be safe from me, or my brothers in arms.

I will dine in luxury with the fruits of your labor.

I am the butcher of cattle.

But you can call me Pirate.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 1:10AM (Unverified) said

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Since I started playing Eve two month's ago, our Alliance has been strictly Hi-sec. Little did I know that all the time I have been spending in the asteroid belt's gathering the precious materials to sell to my corp-mates was for ulterior motives.

The claim has been made, as have the declarations of war. The news spread like wildfire, everyone in the PvP corporations of our Alliance have headed to low-sec in preparations to stake our claims. All corporation's are working together like never before. The activity in the alliance channel is unbelievable,

Before today I had never been to space with a security rating lower than 0.5 - But now that has all changed. I have made 3 run's to low-sec hauling ship's and modules in preparation for war.

The teamwork that our Alliance is showing is the most amazing thing I have ever seen in a MMORPG. Everyone throughout the alliance is making every effort to make this move permanent. This is very exciting and we all look forward to the release of Dominion.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 1:35AM (Unverified) said

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We are members of the Black Knight Squadron. Some love us, some hate us, but thats all part of the massive universe of EvE. We have lived and seen the operations and mind set of many large and small alliances for over 2 years. Currently we reside with Hellstrome Alliance.

Although corporations and alliances can have different ideas of how their path in EvE is supposed to be, our corp has always been the same. To explore and exploit every facet this universe has to offer with awe and excitement. Dominian's presence will make null sec not only a space for pilots to profit and explore, but now to hold closer their vast property of space. The blood and sweat poured into their sovereignty held systems will reap rewards and growth as never before. Massive battles will ensue but the fleets will be small and therefore more glorious. Every pilot from miner to explorer to fighter will have a lasting impact, no matter how small of a footprint they leave.

When Dominian comes to EvE we will be there. To give a "gf" in local and a "o7" to our allies. Goodluck pilots and have fun!!!

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