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Posts tagged “Eve”

Feature: Peeping Tom

Some Games I’d Rather Read About Than Play

There are lots of games I see people thoroughly enjoying that interested me very little - mobas, online match-based multiplayer, rural management cuteness - and I'm really pleased they exist and provide such entertainment. But it's not for me. However, there are other games that I have absolutely no intention of ever playing that absolutely fascinate me, and I love to read about the adventures…

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EVE Online Roadmap Details Updates Through Spring

When you set off on an inter-stellar road trip, packing the right supplies is important. "Did you pack the crisps, lieutenant?" "Yes." "Sandwiches?" "Yes!" "Roadmap?" "Oh, bollocks, I've left it on top of the piano in the mess hall." Luckily, EVE Online [official site] developers CCP are better-prepared and have published a roadmap detailing a number of new features that will come to fruition between…

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Feature: Spaceship storytime

EVE Online’s Historian Talks Battlefleets And Betrayals

"Death to Taggart, Death to Ragnar, Death to the memory of this treacherous night." Thus it was that a character named Jade Constantine signed off an EVE Online forum post in 2003. Ragnar was the leader of the rival Taggart Transdimensional corporation and Taggart had declared war on Jade Constantine's corp. Her overwrought posting - as role-played by an Englishman - commemorated the occasion. "I…

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Feature: Space Race

Forging Frontiers: EVE’s Future

If there was a subtext to the announcement that development on CCP's World of Darkness was being stopped, it is surely that CCP has learned what it is good at – and that may not include vampires. “That was a big part of the keynote this year,” says CCP's Torfil Oloffson. “And [CEO] Hilmar [Petursson] has said this a few times: CCP is now an…

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Feature: The Big Bang

EVE Diary Part Three: Oui Together

Rich Stanton has been playing player-driven space MMO Eve Online - read parts one and two here. In this third and final part, Rich joins a corporation and goes to war. In Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma an idealistic young Italian called Fabrice del Dongo runs off to join Napoleon's army, and ends up at the Battle of Waterloo. He gets bonked on the head,…

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Feature: Fleeting Sensations

EVE Online Diary Part Two: Pew Pew Pew!

“OK guys I wantcha to align to Vard annnd... warp. That gate is green on land.” Our FC – Fleet Commander – takes EVE very seriously indeed. This is great because I have no idea what I'm doing. The soothing computerised voice of the ship fills my ears: “Warp drive active.” I arrive out of warp and, per the FC's instructions, jump through the waiting…

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Feature: Warped Drive

EVE Online Diary Part One: Spaceships And Supermarkets

Rich Stanton has been playing EVE Online. In the first of a three-part diary series, he explains the tools and apps he uses to make sure he never wastes a minute of valuable space time. It is often said, and not without justification, that EVE Online is more of a spreadsheet simulator than a space game. At the very core of this magnificent creation are…

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Eve: Trinity

The graphics update for Eve is very nearly upon us. While the first few images were distinctly unimpressive shiny reskins of old ships (as you'll see at the start of this trailer) the actual rebuilding of larger structure such as spacestations, motherships, and jumpgates is pretty jaw-dropping. As others have noted, Trinity finally gives something of a sense of scale to Eve, with its shadows…

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Mid-Atlantic Jamboree

Hello you. It's been a while. That's because my early November has been as rudely busy as ever, and this year I had to juggle numerous game-related activities, and still find time to go to The North America for a holiday. And by holiday I mean a week-long shopping spree. Man, that weak dollar is ace. Except when you get paid in dollars. Mmm. Anyway,…

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World Of EveCraft

Following on from this thread, some MMO theory gibber. So here's the thing: Eve Online is a better model for making an MMO than World Of Warcraft. If someone, right now, was looking for a way to create an interesting MMO they should take Eve as their mechanical gameplay model, and not WoW. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that Eve Online is a better MMO…

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Sporadic Links Round-Up

We at RPS have but eight eyes between us, no matter what magical powers Kieron claims his rectum has. This means we miss a lot of stuff, and thus are very grateful to readers who tip us off to great stories. Eventually, we'll get really damned good at throwing them up as soon as they arrive, but for now, here's a quick-fire summary of what's…

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