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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:08PM ultimateq said

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I found myself laughing at this picture. Gate camping like that seems so evil, but totally something I'd do.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:38PM (Unverified) said

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Actually gatecamping is a very noobish way of doing PvP in Eve.

You'll sit on a gate for an hours, kill a hauler, get raped by some competent PvP'ers that have analyzed your gang composition and brought exactly what it takes to kill you.

Sitting static on a gate is not the way to go.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:17PM runzwithsizzorz said

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Looks more like a swarm to me.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:20PM MrGutts said

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That is Eve in a nut-shell and any new person coming into low sec space will experience.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:20PM DrewIW said

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Let me guess, you got ganked once on a lowsec gate, and now you tell people that this kind of blob is waiting for them wherever they go.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:33PM Thac0 said

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That picture pretty much sums up EvE. That represents my general EvE experience.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:39PM (Unverified) said

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Oh my...


Now I finally understand why everyone says it's so hard to escape from a gatecamp.

Just look at all that firepower... *shrudders*

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 2:57PM (Unverified) said

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All the love I have towards EVE, this is something that needs correcting ASAP. And I was so happy to hear CCP are going to work on fleet formations. That is what a realistic game like EVE should have, not ugly blobs.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:00PM SgtBaker said

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Not to rain on your parade, but fleet formations have been something they've been working on for the past 6-7 years. It's one of their vaporware-features.

Don't believe it until I see it....
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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:48PM cchance said

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working on planned ... lots of things are planned they only recently started working toward it....

its not vapor ware, they just havent found the reason for it, they already said they can do it they just havent gotten a game mechanic that would make it worthwhile to implement, pretty formations are only useful if they actually make sense to use, whats the sense of 50 ships in formation if direction of attack or line of site means 0 currently.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:03PM (Unverified) said

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Yes but they did officially announce it at Fanfest 2009. They have been working on Incarna for about 4 years too, but we know it will be done don't we.
Knowing CCP's love for realism and style, I am absolutely sure they will create formations.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 8:34PM Graill440 said

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Your kidding, right? You type the word realism in the same sentence as CCP? There is nothing realistic about anything in EVE, this includes the economy or lack of, combat, ship movement or friendly fire. Keep looking, your not there yet.
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Posted: Apr 14th 2010 3:56PM (Unverified) said

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Realism is why they should want to do it. With "game mechanics making it worthwhile" they just want to create a reason why players actually start doing formations, IMO.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 6:23PM Ace Noble said

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—it goes on forever—and—oh my God—it's full of ships!

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 8:30PM Graill440 said

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I miss my machs, though you can only miss something from a shit game so much. this title had a chance to do well, now it is simply floundering while other more important projects are worked on.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 8:45PM (Unverified) said

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Realism in EVE is not the realism you expect from simulations, but that is understandable as it is a science fiction game. Although, realism is still all around you in EVE - scientific basis of how modules use energy and electronics for working, modules improving one aspect of ship but decreasing another, player-manipulated market, factor of angular and transversal velocities in turret tracking, factor of missile explosion velocities compared to target velocities, photorealistic graphics, etc. - this is all that makes EVE realistic, life-like. And that is where formations go into the topic.

Hope this made you realize that EVE is a game that thrives for realism, as CCP themselves like to point out often.

Posted: Apr 14th 2010 11:06PM (Unverified) said

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Not to rain on your parade, but realism and Eve Online's gameplay don't talk much :( Stuff like fast ships outrunning missile explosion damage, big missile damage not hurting small ships very much, big ships not able to lock small ships anywhere near as fast as a small ship can lock them... there's a long list of stuff that just makes no sense. They did try to do some realistic things with gunnery, but that still misses the mark by a long shot, if you'll pardon the double-puntendre :)

Then there's the "must warp from point to point" instead of being able to freewarp around. That's why virtually all PvP is camping in Eve :( I just couldn't take the artificial limitations after awhile. So much potential fun going to waste....

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Posted: Apr 15th 2010 12:44AM Myria said

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Realism? In Eve? Seriously?

Newtonian physics called, it'd like word with you.

For once I don't even mean that as a cut on Eve. A game doesn't need to be realistic to be fun, and fun should certainly take precedence over realism. But, seriously, if you think the physics of space flight (hint: in space, unlike Eve, your ship doesn't decelerate when you turn off your engines, and that's just for starters), gunnery (forget anything not ZFT for space battles, if there ever are any), or the economy (if only manipulating a real economy was as easy, and as consequence free, as Eve's), or much of anything else in that game is at all realistic you really need to take some refresher courses in physics, economics, and sociology.
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Posted: Apr 15th 2010 7:18PM (Unverified) said

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BOB was not, and is not a CORP. It is an Alliance.

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