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RAIN Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-01-29 14:24:01 UTC
Cannibal Kane
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2014-01-29 14:25:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Cannibal Kane
Welcome to yesterday, or should I say, yesterday, 17 hours ago?

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Dace Onio
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2014-01-29 14:26:27 UTC
you'd a been better linking the BBC one that just went up
RAIN Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-01-29 14:27:08 UTC
Dace Onio wrote:
you'd a been better linking the BBC one that just went up

LINK IT HERE
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#5 - 2014-01-29 14:30:22 UTC
IB4L

Tons of other locked duplicates of this already OP, sorry. And it's now old news.

We've all moved on to the mysterious Countdown on the Community Page.

Do keep up, please.

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

RAIN Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2014-01-29 14:36:04 UTC
I wonder if the miners and industrialists really won that battle.
Kryptik Kai
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#7 - 2014-01-29 14:40:00 UTC
RAIN Arthie wrote:
I wonder if the miners and industrialists really won that battle.

Just Chribba

"Shiny.  Lets be bad guys." -Jayne Cobb

Mario Putzo
#8 - 2014-01-29 14:43:36 UTC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25944837

Quote:
"I keep thinking, I would love it," wrote LockeNCole on Reddit.

"I could build a little section of the universe for my own.

"Then I realise I have kids and would rather play with them."


So stick them in some mining barges and teach them that an honest days work in a blue collar job is just as important to the service of a nation than wearing its flag on your sleeve and marching off to war.
silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#9 - 2014-01-29 14:44:15 UTC  |  Edited by: silens vesica
IB4 Link.

Oh, damn. Beaten to the punch. P


Edit:
I do like the Beebs coverage, though:
Quote:
The value of the damage is based on the game's exchange rate, and does not necessarily mean players have lost money - as the in-game currency can be earned by carrying out tasks in game, as well as by handing over real cash.
How many news sources have managed to state this so clearly?

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RAIN Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2014-01-29 14:47:40 UTC
Sorry about the possible lock. I find it exciting when people hear about eve over the news. It brings new players and new players means more opportunities to make things better.
silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#11 - 2014-01-29 14:57:27 UTC
silens vesica wrote:

Edit:
I do like the Beebs coverage, though:
Quote:
The value of the damage is based on the game's exchange rate, and does not necessarily mean players have lost money - as the in-game currency can be earned by carrying out tasks in game, as well as by handing over real cash.
How many news sources have managed to state this so clearly?

Then again, some news sources just have go for the hyperbole:

"The Battle of B-R5RB: Eve Online Battle Over Missed Payment Costs Players $750,000"
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/battle-b-r5rb-eve-online-battle-over-missed-payment-costs-players-750000-1434195


"Huge online battle destroys $600k of ships"
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/games/30013172/huge-online-battle-destroys-600k-of-ships

Roll

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Ruskarn Andedare
Lion Investments
#12 - 2014-01-29 15:12:35 UTC
I like the way the BBC put the dollar amount in quotes to show it wasn't a real money loss, nice and subtle.


"Eve Online virtual war 'costs $300,000' in damage"
Serene Repose
#13 - 2014-01-29 15:19:05 UTC
The thing about the internet...this century...is you get the "news" THAT day...

We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Barrogh Habalu
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2014-01-29 15:54:03 UTC
Just another day in EVE. A screwup enabled by another screwup.
Ptraci
3 R Corporation
#15 - 2014-01-29 16:11:25 UTC
Barrogh Habalu wrote:
Just another day in EVE. A screwup enabled by another screwup.



Art imitates life.
Ptraci
3 R Corporation
#16 - 2014-01-29 16:15:12 UTC
RAIN Arthie wrote:
Sorry about the possible lock. I find it exciting when people hear about eve over the news. It brings new players and new players means more opportunities to make things better.


It's FREE PUBLICITY - and the good kind. CCP should be over the moon. Of course it's sad that only 5% (number pulled from my rectum) of any new players that sign up for EVE will ever stick around, due to the hostile (realistic) nature of this game. But hey such is the nature of the beast:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
RAIN Arthie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2014-01-29 16:59:34 UTC
Ptraci wrote:
RAIN Arthie wrote:
Sorry about the possible lock. I find it exciting when people hear about eve over the news. It brings new players and new players means more opportunities to make things better.


It's FREE PUBLICITY - and the good kind. CCP should be over the moon. Of course it's sad that only 5% (number pulled from my rectum) of any new players that sign up for EVE will ever stick around, due to the hostile (realistic) nature of this game. But hey such is the nature of the beast:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

Rovinia
Exotic Dancers Union
SONS of BANE
#18 - 2014-01-29 17:29:34 UTC
There is also a article on Spiegel Online, one of the biggest german speaking News Sites.
Angelica Dreamstar
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2014-01-29 18:29:28 UTC
Ptraci wrote:
RAIN Arthie wrote:
Sorry about the possible lock. I find it exciting when people hear about eve over the news. It brings new players and new players means more opportunities to make things better.


It's FREE PUBLICITY - and the good kind. CCP should be over the moon. Of course it's sad that only 5% (number pulled from my rectum) of any new players that sign up for EVE will ever stick around, due to the hostile (realistic) nature of this game. But hey such is the nature of the beast:

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."

I can tell you that it's the hostility doesn't seem to be a deciding factor. A huge bunch of people quit the game because they are bored (got told to mine and mission and never really introduced to the game) and crappy new player corps that don't really teach them the game and let them die when there's a war. Please note that 'war' doesn't mean 'hostility' ... the issue is that new players aren't properly educated about their capabilities and thus quit, because of wrongly perceived helplessness.

bingo, his pig not being a goat doesn't make the pig wrong, just him an idiot for shouting at his pig "WHY ARENT YOU A GOAT!" (Source)

-- Ralph King-Griffin, about deranged people playing EVE ONLINE