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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:15PM nimzy said

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Cheeky.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:27PM Kamokazi said

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This is a great gesture to the community, and it's really symbolic of how the game is defined by the players, on so many different levels.

The changes in Crucible are much needed and very welcome, and I hope CCP continues this trend. I think how they handle the DUST514 launch will be really telling of their sincerity and priorities, but for now, color me impressed.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:28PM Space Cobra said

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It's kinda nice they reflected the change via destroyed monument....

...however, if I were "Heinky and Shin Ra of Burn Eden", I'd be angry/sad/steamed that my monument was changed!

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:39PM Lucidus said

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@Space Cobra nah, instead of a forgettable chunk of polygons for people you never heard of or care about it, it's a much more "permanent" monument with greater significance.
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:37PM Daemodand said

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I don't see how logging into the game serves as much of a protest. Staying out of the game would send a much bigger message.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 2:35PM Letrange said

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@Daemodand
Um... that's the point, after the protest itself a lot of vets DID un-sub. This is CCP acknowledging "Message received - we had to fire 120 employees - but we're now paying attention"
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 2:39PM Calfis said

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@Daemodand

The monument was located in the most populated economic hub in the game, Jita. Thousands of players pass through hourly, hundreds of players shooting the monument with lasers taxed the server node close to the limit. Resulting in massive lag for anyone going about their daily businessin the market hub.

In short, piss off a larger number of players who maybe ignorant to or not care about the issue. Then blame it on CCP for forcing you to piss everyone off.
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 2:54PM Nenene said

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@Daemodand
You can cancel your sub and still keep playing for the remainder of your sub.

These people chose to cancel and then log in to make their displeasure known. And good for them, I say. CCP desperately needed that wakeup call.
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 4:34PM (Unverified) said

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I was there!

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 4:44PM Dirame said

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@(Unverified)

LOL
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 4:45PM runzwithsizzorz said

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I was there!

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 5:10PM Xilmar said

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Pretty cool if you ask me. Looking back, the riot did mean a lot and even though the shift within CCP was probably caused by declining subscription numbers, it's still awesome to have something there to remind capsuleers of an eventful day.


P.S. I was there!

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 5:59PM Feydakin said

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Pretty awesome... I sincerely hope that CCP stays true to their word and the game flourishes once again.

Posted: Nov 17th 2011 2:17AM Celtar said

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Plus Points awarded to CCP, I like that they did this. They need to continue their redeeming efforts. :)




Posted: Nov 17th 2011 10:40AM GrendelKhan said

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That's totally badass.

Would be nice to see more MMO environments changing based on player actions (whether meta-game actions such as this, or something like a given grinding area becoming a shattered ghost-town).

Posted: Nov 17th 2011 11:05AM nathanb said

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@GrendelKhan

I completely agree with this statement.
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Posted: Nov 20th 2011 7:31PM missingpiece said

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Such a heart-warming bow to the community this is ! Kudos. And thanks to all, who were there. This recent charm offensive of CCP certainly feels very, very good.

Posted: Nov 20th 2011 9:02PM Hardcover said

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The more I read about Crucible, the more excited and pleased I am. (New T3 battlecruiser, that actually fits the definition of battlecruiser? DO WANT.) Really makes me wish I could afford to restart my EVE subscription.

P.S. Jita riots? I was there.

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