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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 3:46PM (Unverified) said

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Very cool :) Can't wait for my free ship.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 4:04PM DaBruuzer said

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Nice one, and thanks! It's little things like this that make me love CCP more and more.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 4:08PM AlamoeJones said

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I don't even play Eve and that sounds awesome.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 4:14PM foofad said

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If I resub before the 18th, can I grab this?

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 4:39PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Wow I was planning on subbing this weekend anyway... thanks CCP I think I love you...

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 4:59PM (Unverified) said

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Well that's cool... my question is, what happens if you DO get shot flying your Zephyr (say, unfriendly player DOES get you) and it is destoyed. If this is a one-time offer ship, it's gone forever?

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 5:20PM DFuzzy1 said

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I searched through the EVE forums, and it can't be targeted by NPCs while in a wormhole system.

http://www.eveonline.com/iNgameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1233514&page=3#82

But I assumed you were talking about PvP... that would make me very sad if it went away, but that's probably what will happen.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:01PM LaughingTarget said

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There have been tournament unique ships that have blown up without replacement. It'll definitely be the same with this one. New Eden is too brutal a world to guarantee you not lose this ship.
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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:23PM (Unverified) said

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An NPC won't attack that ship but there is no restriction on another player from destroying it PVP. You'd loose the ship and maybe, just maybe, be able to find one on contract to purchase another.

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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:28PM DFuzzy1 said

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Yes, I remember hearing something about special event ships and people trying to track down what happened to them. If only there were Zephyr blueprints...
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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 5:05PM DFuzzy1 said

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I always wanted to try out Exploration :D

This is why CCP is love. In a world where games MIGHT offer some sort of consolation prize only after a massive screwup, CCP throws out a free goodie for the holidays... and not just a piece of equipment either!

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 5:48PM (Unverified) said

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That does sound like a very useful free gift. The only problem is that although it may be immune to sleepers it won't be immune to other players. I would be afraid to use it because once you lose it you can never replace it.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:23PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah... I'll pick up my free ship, but I doubt I'll fly it anywhere due to the risk of loss since I basically suck at PvP. ;)
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Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:46PM Kalex716 said

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I want to read the ships details, to understand the lore reason why sleepers don't kill em!

I live in a wormhole, and think this is awesome... Though if theirs no covert op cloak integration option for this vessel, i would be hard pressed to use it very often. Theirs worse things that can kill you in wormholes than sleepers these days (i'm talking to you, heavy interdictor + tech 3 cruiser + battleship roving gang)!

a regular prototype one could probably give it some use though.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 6:50PM MrGutts said

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So you exploration freaks. Just skip to 1:15 to see what is going to happen when you go into low sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCtrj_x1wcQ

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 8:54PM EdmundDante said

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This is a brilliant move by CCP - and i bet one of the coolest holiday ideas of most any MMO out there.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 9:37PM Dblade said

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Not as good of a move as people think it is. "Don't fly what you can't afford to lose"-and this may be irreplaceable. It reminds me of the yellow interbus shuttle given with the EVE boxed set. Seems like a cool idea, but the threat of loss makes using it stupid versus a t1 frigate with exploration gear on anyways.

Posted: Dec 15th 2009 11:10PM Dirame said

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The only time I actually lost my cov ops was when I warped to a POS, I think if ppl are smart this will be relatively safe, but i'll definitely lock mine up somewhere live i've done to the 10s upon 10s of faction stuff i've aquired ha.
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Posted: Dec 16th 2009 5:28AM xgamer99 said

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These ships are not irreplaceable -- just limited in supply.

You'll be able to buy these via contracts for years. However, as the supply thins out, their price will go up (just as with any other RL vehicle).

So you'll always be able to buy one if you really want it at least

Posted: Dec 16th 2009 7:09AM cchance said

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like the apotheous or whatever shuttle now its like i thinkg 10-30m each cause their so limited after they used to be free, cause so many have died and so few are left.
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