Posts Tagged ‘CCP Games’

No Party Like A Spaceship Party: EVE Fanfest 2014 Details

By Graham Smith on November 26th, 2013.

Iceland is actually colder than deep space.

Tickets are now on sale for EVE Fanfest 2014. Fanfest happens every year in Iceland, and it’s perhaps the only opportunity you’ll ever have to to hang out amidst frigid volcanic wastes with a gang of spaceship fanciers. I went a couple of years ago – the year Quinns went, not the year Brendan went – and I’d totally recommend it.
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EVE Online’s Comic Book Will Tell Player-Created Stories

By Graham Smith on October 14th, 2013.

Someone's mum, in playfully insulting way.

I’ve never heard of a “comic book” before, but I can only assume they’re a degenerate art form produced by adolescents. Which makes them pretty exciting, actually. Unfortunately the people who normally come up with the stories for comic books are too rubbish, and so now Dark Horse Comics are making them about things that happened inside a videogame. EVE: True Stories is a new four-part series based on the player-created events inside EVE Online, the vast space-faring MMO about transferring small icons into floating space boxes, but also occasionally piracy and betrayal and enormous space wars.
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So… The Biggest Battle In EVE History Just Happened

By Nathan Grayson on July 30th, 2013.

I wonder if they ever even conceived this as a possibility when they were creating Spacewar.

War. War never changes. It just gets bigger and more convoluted and adds space ships and looks kind of like a giant, twinkling star map spreadsheet. And so, in a year that’s already seen some truly colossal EVE Online battles, the biggest ever just sort of… happened. Admittedly, it was the result of months of conniving and cunning space mischief – as almost everything in the EVE universe is – but it still came as quite a surprise to dirty, non-playing Earth peasants like myself. Numbers so big you can see them from space after the break.

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The $6000 Eve Online Kill

By Jim Rossignol on October 24th, 2012.

Providing more evidence for my “best” thesis, Massively has a fantastic story of loss and heartache in Eve Online. It’s this kind of thing that made the game so thrilling to play, although never before on this scale. Player “stewie Zanjoahir” lost 213,000,000,000 ISK as he piloted an unfitted frigate through dangerous space, making it the biggest recorded loss in the game so far. The cash equivalent calculation can be made by reasoning that 213,000,000,000 ISK could be used to buy 367 PLEX codes with a real-world cash value of $6,422.50. What I would have given to read that chat log.

Here‘s the killboard link. Bizarrely CCP are unable to verify its authenticity for “privacy reasons”. UPDATE: A couple of people have now pointed out that the other reason this might be awry is the blueprint costs, which might actually be a fraction of the killboard estimate. This could mean the real cost would be more like $200. A bit less exciting, but there we have it.

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