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CCP Fozzie requested players to give ideas about more mobile structures. The forum already has lot of good ideas. And zillions of stupid ones, half-screen quotes and other nonsense. I wish they could afford more moderators.

So hereby I introduce a genius idea, the Mobile Vending Machine. Wait, Fozzie mentioned it in his opening post? Well, I’m not sure he was serious, because it’s actually great. But it should be able to do much more than simply sell mining crystals in a belt.

Like, buying ore. The structure is player owned and only he can make orders in it, according to some new trading skill. Others can complete the orders. Not too many orders of course, like 20 buy, 20 sell with maxed skill, and only one structure per player to avoid overloading the market interface. It has a beacon on the overview as it’s openly broadcasting its orders, everyone can find it.

By accessing it, you can buy items it sells and sell to its buy orders from your cargohold. Now let’s see its own cargohold. To be any useful, it must have huge cargohold that makes scooping impossible. I mean if you use it to buy ore in a belt, even a million m3 is filled in 11 Hulk-hours, so a mining fleet quickly renders it unusable. Also if you’d try to sell ship hulls, it wouldn’t work. So scooping is out of question, if you deploy it, it stays until you either abandon it or someone destroys it. The same reinforcement method applies as the depot and it stops trading while reinforced, but the contents can be removed. It has a fuel bay where it takes cap booster 800 charges, one per hour, housing only 100. If it’s out of fuel, it loses its reinforcement ability and also disappears next downtime. I think 10M m3 cargohold is enough.

To buy something, it must fit in your cargohold, with one exception: if you are in a pod, you can buy a ship hull and you get it assembled and you boarding it.

While the Mobile Vending Machine can be deployed in a belt to sell mining crystals and buy Ore, its most important feature is that it can be deployed under a POS shield, acting as a trading module for WH players. It would be revolutionary in W-space, allowing players to use formal methods of exchanging goods instead of using commonly available hangars and hope no one steals it. You could set up an ammo, fitting and small-ship store for your corp or buy their salvage, PI and ore and when you log in, just empty the cargo into your freighter and off you go down the chain to Jita.

Wouldn’t this be a great structure?

- Gevlon Goblin

57 Comments

  1. Kweetniet

    There’s stations for selling stuff. You buy it and sell it there. Otherwise you use couriers.
    Just another WOW nerd wanting instant gratification. Just buy 10000 GTC and sell it and you’re done, EVE won and go back to Wow.

    November 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm Reply
  2. Lawl

    Pretty sure this dude is just trolling with this article.

    November 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm Reply
    1. lawl

      Goblin can’t be THAT dumb, right?

      November 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm Reply
    2. It Takes One to Know One

      I’ve told you guys before, all of Goblins articles are a troll. You just miss it cos he writes an article rather then a comment. I’m the biggest troll in the history of EvE News, in the comments section, I should know.

      November 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm Reply
  3. Provi Miner

    I gotta agree this is not a serious post, some of GG stuff is serious. But this one was a laugher/filler and why en 24 picked it up idk but it makes both look bad.

    November 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm Reply
  4. Roe

    I like it however I think it’s a bit more grandiose than ccp had envisioned for this structure type

    November 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm Reply
  5. Sal Travins

    Well, yeah theres all those stations out in Wspace. for buying, selling, and creating contracts….this might be GGs first almoat conceptually sound idea. Almost… but just in case i call the name: Contract Origination & Interchange Nexus

    November 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm Reply
  6. Doge

    such troll. very vending. much goblin. so filler.

    November 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm Reply
  7. alx

    The Best Move CCP coud do is to Turn this mobile structures into the Revamped POS (Modular) system…. So you could atach modules to it to increase space, and/ or add functions.

    Also there are many options… Refinery, Industry, Reprocess, Planetary resource gathering, moon mining, automatic mining, salvage, Clonning facility, Ship Hangar, Orbital bombardment, Logistics ( repair ), Research, market, WIS structures, Cloacking field, Ice production (using the sparse ice particles in space), Micro Jump bridge, Acceleration gate, War station (Can fit weapons and modules in it), sentry (have 1 turret), drone controller (can control drones ), communication tower (Enables local in WH Space), Stargate Jammer…

    November 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm Reply
    1. Jacob Young

      Enables local in WH Space?
      Null Sec already exists bro

      November 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm Reply
      1. alx

        Whatever… make it a ship detector…(like a permanent probe)…

        November 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm Reply
  8. banned username

    Only here for the comments on yet another shithole article… Why are you allowed online?

    November 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply
  9. Mr FixIT

    Just came to say remove this pubie goblins shit posting from EN24

    November 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm Reply
  10. Because removing player interaction and handing it all over to fucking modules is a great plan. No longer do you need a noob in a badger to haul your ore from the belt, oh no no, you just dump it all in a fucking isk machine and keep on botting.

    November 19, 2013 at 5:08 pm Reply
  11. Brett Carpenter

    Umm CCP Fozzie recomended that idea in the post you linked. Nice original Idea. lulz

    November 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm Reply
  12. Red Orchestra

    Goblin, I have better idea for you: When your character warps to the belt all asteroids are automatically mined within 2 seconds, automatically delivered to trade hub, sold and isk transferred to your wallet. Dude, wake the fuck up. This is not WOW PVE server, this game is more about misery, suffering, tears and butthurt rather then pink ponies and carebears in empire. Once again this game is about destruction. If you are lazy anough to initiate warp from belt to station then it’s your problem.

    As for your “While the Mobile Vending Machine can be deployed in a belt to sell mining crystals and buy Ore, its most important feature is that it can be deployed under a POS shield, acting as a trading module for WH players.” – I don’t really know what game do YOU play, but in EVE that we play WH corps do not trade goods between each other, we prefer to blow each other up. Every time an exit in WH pops up please take combat ships and search for something to kill next door.

    Basically idea you call “great” is utter shit. Please do us all a favor and stop posting!! Or do favor to humanity and go drink some poison.

    November 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm Reply
    1. EasyKill

      Counterpoint: This game is pretty much all about pink ponies. And party cannons.

      November 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm Reply
      1. Red Orchestra

        Mine is blue!

        November 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm Reply
  13. Budnacho

    The last several Glevon Articles have had my reply/response at the top (and thanks for all the votes guys…really)…but today I’m just not feeling it. A night of Taco Bell and Bronchitis has taken it out of me…

    So I’m down for requests….what kind of “reply” should I toss his way?…Song?…Poem?…haiku?…

    November 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm Reply
    1. Kill the Goblin

      Poem please

      November 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply
      1. Budnacho

        I Docked into a station Dreary..
        With talk of “Mobile Vending Machines” quite Sincere-y..
        A Goblin idea based upon nobody’s query..
        Took about 0000.4 Second to blow holes in this fucktard theory….

        November 20, 2013 at 4:07 am Reply
  14. BS

    Does anyone acually read Gevlon articles before posting them ok eve24 ???
    Because this… No words

    November 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm Reply
    1. Kena

      I was intending to try this time, but when he trumped his idea as genius in the first sentence I gave up.

      November 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply
  15. Meh

    Wow, stupid idea proposed by CCP guy, propably trolling. And ofc Gevlon write article about it… Please come to FW already. We want to play with you man.

    November 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm Reply
  16. CCPLeSimple

    Lol. Can’t believe i keep reading what this guy says. But such imbeciles made this game like it is now. Stupid frecking nerds. Why don’t you buy phones for the love of click?

    November 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply
  17. Jack

    They call those stations dumbass. Please fire him.

    November 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm Reply
  18. CfCkIdiot

    FOR FUCKS SAKE!!! SOMEONE MAKE THIS IDIOT STOP!!! PLEASE!!!

    November 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply
    1. i beg of eve

      EVE unite. Lets troll/suicide gank/scam this parasite out of our world.

      November 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm Reply
  19. sister_uta

    Also consider the giant waste of space commonly known as The Great Wildlands. It’s NPC null so you can’t build stations, but the all of 3 stations that exist in the region are all in one place, leaving massive areas of ridiculous nothing that may see zero jumps for days. Even though the space is bad null, a station-like trading module would at least allow scrubs to move in and claim a plot of land for themselves.

    Oh, sorry, Goblin said something so I’m only supposed to shit post right guys?

    November 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm Reply
    1. bob

      you can claim plots of land already, they’re called POS’s

      November 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply
  20. Loot Fairy

    Glevon Globin: Making EN24 “articles” about the bottom half of a crappy CCP post

    November 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm Reply
  21. Fuck Goblin

    Terrible idea as usual. Go back to WoW Goblin.

    November 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm Reply
  22. [email protected]

    That post title was like a road traffic fatality… You know it’s going to be terrible. Impossible to unread but still I made it through a paragraph before coming to say : Bobmon, Riv, pls cancel this fool.

    November 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm Reply
  23. 2.4

    This isn’t WoW….Fuck off already!

    November 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm Reply
  24. Dirk MacGirk

    Hold on, let’s give this one test: is the best Goblin article ever? Taking into account everything else he has written, is that the redeeming factor? Or does the unit have merit?

    A Mobile Roadside Farmers Market? Hmmm… If only we had Space Amish

    November 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm Reply
  25. Daniel Grist

    sigh

    November 20, 2013 at 12:34 am Reply
  26. war anyone?

    Pirates/tear farmers of eve, hound Gevlon out of the game and ransom him for his isk, or biomass. This is supposed to be your god damn raison d’ĂȘtre.

    November 20, 2013 at 1:08 am Reply
  27. swag

    because docking is hard

    November 20, 2013 at 1:25 am Reply
    1. the follow up

      because undocking is hard, too…

      November 20, 2013 at 5:45 am Reply
  28. No

    no

    November 20, 2013 at 1:48 am Reply
  29. Dennis the Dreamer

    For BoB’s sake people stop gobplaining.

    November 20, 2013 at 2:43 am Reply
  30. WTF Man

    No

    November 20, 2013 at 7:27 am Reply
  31. WatermelonChickenJesus

    no

    November 20, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply
  32. Florian

    one additional idea found its way to the zillions of stupid ones

    November 20, 2013 at 10:59 am Reply
  33. The Obvious

    Yeah, I’m sure people wouldn’t use them as large temporary storage units.

    November 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply
  34. Newt

    As long as the isk is *physically in the machine* and thus lootable,I have no problem with this…aside from it adding so little to the game as to not really be worth coding.

    Can’t see the point, really. I’d much, MUCH rather depots acquire repair abilities. It would really liven up the dead-end, no repairshop backwater systems.

    November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm Reply
  35. Gaylon Goblin

    We should introduce a small sentry in every belt, shooting and podding every alt of Gevlon ever entering it.

    I bet a fucking billion isk, i get this passed by CCP Fozzie in a blink of an eye.

    November 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm Reply
    1. Ozamis

      I’ll take that bet.

      November 23, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply
  36. The Muttani

    You mean it’s like a thing that you can deploy in a system, and has a market?

    Like a station?

    Stop being poor.

    November 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply
    1. whatever

      I can not deploy a station in hisec, nor in low-sec, nor in WH, not even in NPC nulls. You are narrow-minded, sorry.

      November 21, 2013 at 11:22 am Reply
  37. just want to know

    GG I’ve always wanted to hear you answer the following question, How does it feel to be considered by the player base as the most ignorant, unskilled, fuck to ever play Eve?

    November 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm Reply
    1. DIAF

      Wow, that was really unkind.

      But then it’s easy to be cruel when it’s anonymous right.

      November 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply
      1. TROLLOLOLOLOL

        Telling someone to die in a fire for being cruel to goblin is like getting mad at people for hating Hitler.

        November 21, 2013 at 2:19 am Reply
  38. lolster

    “The forum already has lot of good ideas. And zillions of stupid ones”

    urs is in the latter group…

    November 21, 2013 at 9:04 am Reply
  39. Soldarius

    They have these things called stations. You should check one out.

    November 21, 2013 at 9:48 pm Reply
  40. Cold as ice

    There is a god damn station in every system in eve ..

    November 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm Reply
    1. Jordan Geldart

      Not for us living in WHs

      November 24, 2013 at 1:02 am Reply

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