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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:12AM (Unverified) said

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"The sandbox is a lie....."

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 7:27PM Doran7 said

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@(Unverified) how does this make the "sandbox" a lie?

if anything it shows that the sandbox extends to every part of eve. not that that I like tournament shananigans, but the fact taht they are possible in eve proves the sandbox is alive. Organizers are going to have to be more careful in the future.
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:18AM (Unverified) said

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i hope CCP starts taking EVE seriously again. gallente ships need major overhauls.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:19AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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That writeup is a very excellent description of how hardcore EVE can be,
Well played guys

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:23AM Nef said

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That much meta actually seems pretty appropriate for an EVE tournament.

Though, it would be nice to have a contest a couple times a year or so that breaks the mold of EVE politics and doesn't include any meta, heh.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:26AM (Unverified) said

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Beautiful!!

Meta *IS* the Game, and those who do not understand that are not playing EVE.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:29AM Fire Walk With Me said

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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:39AM Skyydragonn said

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Crazy stuff. I dont play EVE much anymore but it astounds me the level of dedication many of its players ahve to amnipulate the system in new ways every day.

also your "comment" button is busted, i have to tabx3 and hit enter on blank space to submit comments (IE9)

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:53AM fallwind said

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makes you wonder how much ISK Outbreak made.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 1:07PM (Unverified) said

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@fallwind

I think the prize money is 100billion, and then theres also the ships, that sell for untold amounts.
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 11:54AM (Unverified) said

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What a bunch of dirty scumbags!

Just the way it should be.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 12:20PM wfseg said

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Read the in-depth summary, and I am amazed. That is Dedication. True sandbox.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 1:50PM (Unverified) said

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You know what, I don't play EVE, but this just wreaks of awesome for a game built to be essentially Sci-Fi Sim City :) Make money at all costs lol.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 2:09PM runzwithsizzorz said

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Buff Mages!!!!! Oh...wait.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 2:46PM Sorithal said

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News like this really isn't that surprising anymore. Seems like every time some big community news comes from EVE, it's due to someone/some group being a dick and working the system to their advantage.

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 3:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Sorithal we create the system. you are not powerful enough to live within what the gods create.

back to your wizards
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 6:17PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Damn you are so hardcore! I envy you with all my being!
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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 3:26PM (Unverified) said

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Oh god. The most hilarious (or saddest?) part of this is that link to the EVE forums, where people are hand-wringing and *bawling* that these two teams should be banned. I don't play EVE (didn't make it past the trial), but I enjoy reading accounts about its metagame. Isn't this what EVE is about?

In other games like WoW, if you throw matches/win trade/spy/what have you, you would get banned. It's all about pressing a better combination of buttons than your team. What makes EVE interesting is that you can use multiple skills to get to the top; political savvy can be just as useful as piloting skill, and it seams Hydra and Outbreak used a winning combination of both...

So that's the sandbox aspect these people defend in one breath while bashing games like WoWin the next, but as soon as the sandbox works against them (e.g., a lost bet)? Baaaww! The tournament's supposed to be about piloting skill! Baaawww! They were playing EVE in a way that sets it apart from other games! Baaawww! Ban them and hold my wittle hand to make me feel better!

Posted: Jun 20th 2011 3:59PM Fire Walk With Me said

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@(Unverified) the people who post in Eve Official forums are pathetic crybabies. They are there for the comedy of their gods and never to be taken seriously.

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Posted: Jun 20th 2011 4:23PM ScottishViking said

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I think this is hilarious and awesome. Sorry, whiners: this one FTW.

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