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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 7:22PM spamero said

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I was never into RP in EvE but this stuff is amazing!

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 7:43PM (Unverified) said

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Pretty cool stuff. One of the things I wish EVE did more of was try to work into the game more of the cool stories and histories that some obviously very talented people take the time to create.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 8:38PM (Unverified) said

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Here come the Jove, here come the Jove. Everybody know 'dat here come the Jove

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 10:01PM (Unverified) said

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If the game were as exciting as this write up makes it sound, it would have 10 million subscribers. Including me. Give me EVE themepark edition please.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 7:53AM anduz said

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I think it's actually a lot more exciting to stumble upon something like this than reading the write up about it. I think the people who've chosen to dedicate their time to wormhole exploration intending to either unravel the sleeper mystery or finding the pesky sansha's (or the ones who've joined the sansha) are having more fun with MMO pve than anyone else in any other MMO.

The very reason these events are as exciting as they are is because they're not for everyone, like real world event wouldn't be. A themepark would kind of ruin that because the event would be created for everyone to ride, ruining the whole purpose of them.

Which is why there almost have been no themepark MMOs with interesting storyline events, AO had a few but other than that the most excitement MMOs see is when they release a new expansion and everything goes bonkers for few days. But really, if you look at MMO history things like asteroids crashing into the planet reconfiguring the map, having Gods rise up to put the world into chaos until they get slain and never respawn - asherons call. Having huge invasions of terrible beasts to fend off if you're lucky enough to be there - shadowbane; and now these things in eve-online is frankly awesome.

The downside is that you have to invest time and be lucky to experience it, but that's also what makes it work. And even if you're not lucky enough it does make for a really interesting persistent world to live in when you can read about the events in scope news. ;)
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 11:00AM (Unverified) said

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Eve is such a bore, it makes me feel like Im at work more than I am gaming. I really like a lot about the game, but the game isnt really fun for me.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 10:05PM Stormwaltz said

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*makes popcorn*

This should be awesome.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 10:19PM Dblade said

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Sad thing is this has little to nothing to do with what people actually do in the game, and no one on the forums probably outside of the rp section seems to care. There was more hubbub about the autopilot feature getting busted and sending many haulers to lowsec than this, and more real activity.

Posted: Jun 29th 2010 10:54PM (Unverified) said

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Well all haulers in the game getting sent to low sec in the game on autopilot is more important as it effects every single person in the game.

That doesnt make this any less interesting or epic as a happening or mean that players arent enjoying playing against a diffucult computer opponent.

This will help CCP learn how to run events better as well making all future ones better.
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Posted: Jun 29th 2010 10:55PM Brendan Drain said

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I don't know about that, Dblade. For around two solid weeks, I did nothing but follow the Sansha event in-game. I tried to attend as many incursions as possible and get actively involved in the story as it unfolded. Members of my corp gave evidence against Sutola Endoma and helped fend off a number of attacks on populated worlds. And we're not even roleplayers, we're just a small wormhole alliance.

The important thing is that this event is here for people to become totally engrossed in, whether they're taking part in an active part of the event or roleplaying on the forum or in-game chat channels. Although most people don't involve themselves in it, the choice is there. Very few games can say they do proper live events like this, one of the most recent being The Matrix Online before it was shut down.
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Posted: Jun 30th 2010 12:42AM Controlled Chaos said

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Have to admit, if it wasn't for the cash per month, I'd totally be in on this. Damn my lack of proper income.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 5:37AM (Unverified) said

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Actually, this is one of the few games where you can pay your monthly fee if you have just a little ingame skill, with in game currency. No need to pay any RL cash :)

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 6:50AM Ace Noble said

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"Sansha incursions into high security space proved without a doubt that they had somehow mastered the ability to manipulate wormholes."

Scorpius warned us about this.

Posted: Jun 30th 2010 9:03AM Damn Dirty Ape said

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This is awesome.

If only my experience with Eve wasn't so incredibly tedious and boring. Unfortunately, I just don't think I have enough free time to really play Eve the 'right' way.

Posted: Jul 6th 2010 4:47AM (Unverified) said

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15 dollars a month is to much? The investment / time return on eve is well worth the money. 1 trip to burgerking cost more then a month of eve.

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