PAX_EVE

Adhocracy had a few guys on the ground at PAX East, and Johnnykefka was kind enough to do a little AAR of the CCP meetup. Just a little scuttlebutt, there’s a few juicy little tidbits on the upcoming expansion. Hope you enjoy! ~ Mouse.
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Johnnykefka:

Fucking. Amazing.

First of all, they had a competition to name all of the expansions, counting backwards. I didn’t know all of them, but I knew back to Quantum Rise, and that was more than anyone else. They also had a scavenger hunt for 50-day timecards which was delightfullly predictable if you could figure out how CCP Dolan thinks. Long story short:

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So in that image you may notice a signature at the top that says CCP Dropbear. That is no typo. CCP Dropbear himself, GM Bunyip, was in attendance. We chatted him and CCP Eterne up hardcore. TL;DR we begged and pleaded for more WH storyline, and by the end of the night CCP Eterne said, “I will try to get you guys something”. Operation: Success!

We told CCP Dropbear that we had tried every module on every doodad in every sleeper site we could reach, and he apologized profusely saying that if it was in his power he would have left us things to find. We told CCP Eterne the same thing and he got this really thoughtful look so…keep your eyes open. Not immediately, but if you see an inexplicable patch in a month or so…we should go poke some stuff.

Also got to chat up CCP Unifex about DUST and the new expansion, and CCP Dolan about stuff. CCP Dolan told us how the POS code was constructed, in very loose terms. CCP is somewhat forgiven for their lack of progress on it, it sounds like staring into the unblinking eye of an Elder God, fueled by drunken Icelandic programmers. He discussed it as an inverted pyramid and the top of it was rat AI, better known to us as Skynet. Yes, the POS runs on the same NPC AI as pirates and faction police. I shit you fucking not.

Mouse, here’s the summary of everything I can remember from the Q&A and the meetup:

– Almost everything they are doing will be announced at Fanfest. There was a lot of stuff to which CCP Unifex responded “watch this space”, including:

  • New systems.
  • DUST in nullsec.
  • Rumors about the Gnosis making its way to TQ.
  • Corp interface rework. (definitely being worked on, may not be done for the summer)
  • POSes POSes POSes, and more POSes.
  • POS industry retooling.
  • Something on the 10th anniversary. (May 6th)
  • Moving moon goo and every other kind of industrial resource (i.e., non-static resources, missions, rats, everything).
  • Nullsec being advantageous to the production of anything other than supercapitals.
  • Tweaks to how you can gain your own sec status.

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What has been Confirmed:

  • Navy tier 2 BCs; Harbinger, Hurricane, Brutix, and Drake.
  • New Exploration stuff, content TBA.
  • V3 stations, V3 capitals, working on V3 supercaps. (timeline still “To Be Announced” on some of it, but it’s on the list!)
  • More, better, and bigger live events.

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What has not been Confirmed: (“We’ve talked about it, but all we’ve done is talked about it”. Read; not anytime soon)

    • Pirate FW (neutral FW captures, like people have asked for in OMS)
    • Incarna.
    • Players being able to affect the sec status of a system. (!!)
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    Interesting weeks ahead for us all EVE Junkies. 😀

    Again thanks to Adhocracy and Johnnykefka for bringing us this amazing scoop.

    ~ Mouse

    36 Comments

    1. asdf

      "So in that image you may notice a signature at the top that says CCP Dropbear." I would, if you didn't cover it up using that shitty motion blur effect. That shit is like what bloom is to games.

      March 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm Reply
      1. Click it, it was too small to show at 640px

        March 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm Reply
        1. Sov Map

          Com'on mate, do something about that Daily Sov Map, PLEASE!!

          Oh, regarding this topic, they should implement something like, if u see an enemy POS in null sec sys, why not try to board it with mercs from DUST and try to re-take it for urself? That would also be awsome, or, give that oportunity to the EVE game players, something like covert ops ships boarding the POSs, and the player take the new view as FPS and try to re-take the enemies POS. Or something like that, that's just my idea.

          March 25, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply
          1. Nyv

            Yeah, I'd like to take a few dusters in my covert ops and drop them in the pos 😀
            But with the current design, it's not really logical with the force field. Should be doable for stations, though! Maybe as a way to introduce the destructible stations we have been talking about for a while?

            March 25, 2013 at 10:22 am Reply
      2. Incindir Mauser

        I'll get it fixed.

        March 25, 2013 at 12:09 am Reply
    2. I 3> Structures

      Moon goo changes… Fuck yeah

      March 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm Reply
      1. Tarikan

        while it's not clear the change i'm fairly confident that it'll be to spread it out to the grunts via "belts" that were talked about in the CSM minutes or a varied form of that.

        so…yes FUCK YEAH

        March 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm Reply
      2. Random CFC Grunt

        yup, all neo will be moved to deklein.

        March 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm Reply
        1. swampdonkey

          That wouldn't surprise me at all. Goon-devs FTW!

          March 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm Reply
    3. I think I just jizzed.

      March 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm Reply
    4. former PL FC

      I want Walking in Stations and more Incarna stuff. Get your act together.

      inb4 senseless haters that hate without reason. Incarna is good for EVE, deal wit it.

      March 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm Reply
      1. to456

        iirc CCP said some time ago that they definitelly abandoned incarna idea. It was connected to some kind of troubles with 3d engine which thay want to use in incarna and WOD.

        March 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm Reply
      2. Internet Lawyer

        Incarna wasn't the problem – the complete and total lack of any gameplay whatsoever associated with Incarna was the problem.

        CCP completely wasted 18 months of development, core gameplay rotted away and we got a barbie doll in a box.

        March 24, 2013 at 11:19 pm Reply
      3. The_Oracle86

        i agree, WiS would open up huge new potentials for the game……….

        March 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm Reply
      4. grunt

        i only want walking in stations if is can make one of my alliance station to be a casino and earn isk for my alliance that way

        March 25, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply
      5. fuck walking in stations , tht has fuck all to do with eve

        March 25, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply
    5. qweq

      NAVY BCS GOD DAMMIT! Oh god they will be perdy.

      March 25, 2013 at 3:02 am Reply
    6. SephirothSeptim

      I swear… this game is the largest game ever! When I started playing Eve in '07, the game installation size was only about 3 GB's. Now it is a staggering 16.6 GB's. If anyone bitches about this game not being complete in some way…

      Shame on you!

      March 25, 2013 at 4:39 am Reply
      1. Retmas

        hi, i'm an indynerd, and my section of the game is still practically in beta

        also, a moderately large game these days is 15-17gb

        so, yeah

        March 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply
        1. Because...

          I think your mom said it's time for your bath

          March 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm Reply
      2. Dr. Obvious

        Clear your logs.

        March 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm Reply
    7. HCB

      Navy BCS ?? Wish we were getting new ships(new models) not just ships with a new skin..

      March 25, 2013 at 4:55 am Reply
    8. This EVE Guy

      omg omg omg omg omg Navy BC's!

      March 25, 2013 at 6:09 am Reply
    9. Aragorn

      MOUSE~!!!!! You Lovable sonovabitch! You have restored my faith in Evenews24.

      Thank you!

      March 25, 2013 at 6:32 am Reply
    10. This update has the potential to be a total gamechanger. Splendid.

      March 25, 2013 at 7:58 am Reply
    11. Guest

      SO Tier II BC's…. how'd the Brutix make it instead of the Myrm? Or is that a type-o? 😀

      March 25, 2013 at 9:51 am Reply
      1. jonnykefka

        Now that you mention it, the image that Unifex showed was of a faction Brutix, but the Myrm would be the more logical choice to go along with the Harbinger and Cane. So, not a typo, but you're right, it's weird.

        March 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply
        1. Fed Navy Cane fleet

          duh there are more tiers for bcs, they are balanced.

          March 26, 2013 at 6:10 am Reply
    12. Tia_85

      Moving moon goo and every other kind of industrial resource (i.e., non-static resources, missions, rats, everything).

      Fuck only knows what this will do to 0.0 politics and the SOV map.

      This could be interesting!

      March 25, 2013 at 11:18 am Reply
    13. MisterNick

      Brutix? Myrmidon surely?

      March 25, 2013 at 11:38 am Reply
    14. Should we take bets on the Navy Faction BC's being identical to the pre-nerf BC's – especially in the case of the Drake?

      March 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply
    15. Kash

      Better NPC space in 0.0. Make every region a cluserfuck like Curse !
      And put a npc space in the drone region to ! It so much easyer for invasion and harassing team /

      March 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm Reply
    16. guestine

      for once i hope CCP does its usuall over nerfing reaction and hit it with the bat so hard that mittens grandkids gets depressed! ratting income=you can now hurt their income=holding sov must now be defenable=eve is once again epic!

      March 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply
    17. Since '03

      "Moving moon goo"……….Hopefully with even distribution, shit, I may even resub if that happens.

      March 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm Reply
    18. slothen

      "Navy tier 2 BCs; Harbinger, Hurricane, Brutix, and Drake."

      Brutix???

      March 31, 2013 at 3:56 am Reply
    19. K.

      Si l’on ne retenait que les tables de conductivité thermique,

      on pourrait développer que tous les isolants se valent. Effectivement, à quelques exceptions atténuant, tous les isolants affichent un λ

      de 0, 04. Isolant par isolant, selon les règlement des lobbys locaux roadways, ce chiffre

      varie lestement d’un pays à l’autre.

      April 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm Reply

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