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Posted: Oct 21st 2010 9:47PM DrewIW said

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All awful except for the Tornado.

And the Tornado was only added after the outcry on EVE-O.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 12:04AM ScottishViking said

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Really? You think they're *all* awful? Sheesh.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 2:44AM Wensbane said

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"Whiners gonna whine..."

To be honest, the only one I didn't like was the BES. If I had to pick a favourite, though, it would probably be the Okhos - because it reminds me so much of the Anatoray Battleships from Last Exile - or the Ascendacy.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2010 9:48PM ultimateq said

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Looked at them all. While all of them were cool, A few really stuck with me.

Favorite: Naru-Kami - It's so huge. Very creative over all. The type of spaceship design I would use in any sci fi project of mine.

Other notable mentions are BES, Cyruk-Velam, and the Minmatar Advertising Transport.

BES is so... Odd. It's very interesting to me. Cyruk-Velam has a lot of minor details, and the Minmatar Advertising Transport is just an entirely different idea that I sort of fell in love with.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 2:39AM GaaaaaH said

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Look at the advertising transport and the ship in the pic for the article, do you notice a resemblance?
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Posted: Oct 21st 2010 9:58PM Joshua Przygocki said

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I'm guessing 10 of those artists had never even heard of EVE until this contest was posted; and I bet 2 of them have actually played EVE.

Posted: Oct 21st 2010 11:10PM Mode7James said

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I want all of them to be in the game. I think those that are complaining aren't quite getting the idea of the contest. The reason for the contest is to broaden Eve's look, to include some ships that aren't only from the very iconic looks of each race, but rather new directions.

Think if Mass Effect were melted with Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. Epic.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 12:07AM ScottishViking said

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Really interesting. I like how some of the designs propose new "classes" of ships. If I had to choose a top 3, they would be:

-- Arq Racing Yacht -- simple but elegant design.
-- Tornado -- classic Minmatar, love the vertical form.
-- Yuh-Type Advertising Cargo Ship -- this is a great idea, actually. Player-made ads? Could be a great addition to the game.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 1:18AM SgtBaker said

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Meh, how often do you read the news screens at gates? Never? Me neither.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 1:20AM ScottishViking said

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Sure, as it stands, it's not well-implemented. But by linking certain ads to the in-game browser, you could definitely expand the role of player-generated ads in game.

Think outside -- err, inside? depending on where the ad is? -- the box, dude.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 1:54AM Mode7James said

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I completely agree. The ads at the stargates don't mean anything because they are all for Quafe. If they were dynamically and player-generated, like the ads in E-ON, and you can interact with them and open them in the IGB. That would be sweet.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 1:47AM (Unverified) said

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I hope that Massively will cover the unfolding of this in more depth. The entire post-announcement ordeal has been rather tumultuous. There is more to all this than "some people are unhappy with the chosen semi-finalists"

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 2:24AM Graill440 said

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All well done, very well done. Though many of those do not fit the EVE universe as others have pointed out.

Is it me or do some of these ships resemble movie/game ships? The BES looking like an ORI Warship with the mumps as an example.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 11:02AM ScottishViking said

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A few of them are a little too "anime-spaceship" for my liking to be honest...
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 2:34AM (Unverified) said

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Massively doing indepth articles? Like testing Blink Lottery by doing just one bet with 12 of 16 chances.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 2:46AM Brendan Drain said

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In writing that article, I actually did 33 bets, with most at 1/8 chance and two or three at 1/16. My public profile can be seen here: http://somer.idiofx.com/blink/?act=profile&id=870162765
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 3:54AM Psychotic Storm said

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I believe most of the "designers" in the contest failed to do the very basic, that is understand the world they are designing for, true EVE needs some new breath, but it must fit.

I am not sure if the chosen entries were the best, most do not really fit in EVEs universe, or are copies of existing designs.

As it is, most of those that entered should not put their entry in their portfolio as a designer because they failed to grasp what they should have designed, don't get me wrong some entries were good in other situation, just not what they should be.

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 4:47AM eNTi said

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most of them _look_ quite good and fit the eve universe. also most of them are badly designed and not original in any way. why make a contest, if you pick ships your own artists would have come up with eventually? i think this might be besides the point of "thinking outside the (eve sand)box".

Posted: Oct 22nd 2010 6:11AM Psychotic Storm said

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I would say that the tornado is horrible though, why, because it is one of the same, this contest at its best would provide a fresh design that would fit in EVEs universe, unfortunately it so far fails to do so.

Designs are either alien to EVE or too similar to existing ship designs.
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