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Player Features and Ideas Discussion

 
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A way forward for player created content.

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Hir Miriel
Elves In Space
#1 - 2013-12-03 21:40:48 UTC
We make ships in EVE Online, but we don't create them.

The CCP devs get all the fun of creating them.

We stand on the factory floor and follow the recipes they dictate.

Wouldn't it be fun to design your own ship?

There are however many hurdles. Balance, keeping the EVE theme and being able to ID enemy ship types quickly are three such issues. But maybe if we are given a range of parameters then we can create our own ships. And maybe having new ship looks would be good to keep PVP players guessing.

In recognition of the hard road to create player created content, let's start small. Very small.

Captain Quarters size.

Let's have a hologram that is designable and players can create their own holographic statue in their Quarters.

Then CCP can work out all the problems of doing that, and allowing players to trade them and wondering if people will buy that many penis shaped holograms. It's an intentional small start to get design difficulties out of the way.

Then we can move up to designing our own pods.

Pods are a cosmetic item outside the Captain's Quarters and will bring new problems. But in a bite sized way.

Doing it this way we can see if it's possible to have various things like fancy ship graphics for old designs, but only viewable by the owner, or viewable to all. And whether there would be a good market. Trade is a game of its own, and gobbles up huge amount of player time, any addition to that part of the game can only help.

From pods we could go to ships, or even items for Dust 514.

At any one time there are about 20,000 players of EVE Online. If only 1% become active in design and creation, that's 200 new content designers that CCP has. All of them experienced in the game.



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Abdiel Kavash
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#2 - 2013-12-03 21:41:58 UTC
The forum desperately needs a "Features and ideas is that way ----->" icon.
Hir Miriel
Elves In Space
#3 - 2013-12-03 21:49:20 UTC
This is what I saw when looking for a Suggestions forum... No suggestions at all, so General was the best fit.

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C C P Alliance
#4 - 2013-12-03 21:49:46 UTC
Moved to Features & Ideas Discussion.

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