Archive for February, 2015

Blog Banter #62

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 4, 2015 by shaleelianne

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 62nd edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.
Niden (@niden_GMVA) tweeted this: “It’s not cool to want walking in stations, right?”

That tweet got a few positive agreements, but on the other side of the coin we have Xander Phoena of Crossing Zebras being mentioned in the current minutes:

“Xander said that he would officially like to be documented as protesting any art time going to avatars instead of spaceships.”

What is and/or should be the future for walking in stations?
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I don’t see the point of walking in stations to be honest. In other games I’ve played (granted, there’s only been a couple), you experience the game through your avatar. You need that visual because that is the essence of the game. But in EVE, 95% of the game is carried out via spaceships.

So I need to see what my ship is doing, but I really don’t need to see what my avatar is doing while not in space. I have the captain’s quarters turned off, because it is laggy and pointless.

Sure, I do love the space clothes, and would love if they introduced new clothes every other day, but I don’t need to actually prance my avatar around in her quarters to enjoy them.

The only way I think walking in stations could be fun (for me) is if there was something meaningful you could do with your avatar out of ship. IE:

*see the station undock through a view port

*land on planets and walk around

*visit stations to buy/collect from specific vendors that I could see in station

*carry guns and kill players and/or npcs in the station

I’m mostly ambivalent about it. If it happens, great. If it never does, oh well. But if it should happen, I hope they introduce something to go along with it, because I really don’t see the point of being able to just sit on a space sofa with someone else.

 

Participants:
Sand, Cider and Spaceships –  The Incarna Hot Potato
Evoganda – Walking In Station
Evehermit – Incarcerated Wishes
Warp Drive Active – Reincarnated?
The Ancient Gaming Noob – Like Walking in L.A.
Thera or Bust… – Walking In Stations
A Missioner in Eve – Going for a Walk
Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah – Attitude

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