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EvE in the Washington Post

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#21 - 2014-01-29 14:26:07 UTC
Tuttomenui II wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


They seemed to be preoccupied with some imagined exchange rate for real money to isk, and didn't even hit upon time codes and plex. Welcome to modern journalism, its all flash and drama and very little content or fact.



So, my cost of $20 for a PLEX is imaginary ?? As is it's ingame Market listings ? Ok. Got it. I now understand there is no correlation there at all.

It's stunning that a troll group of game players are not just happy at actually getting respectful acknowledgement in the press.

I guess it's not the "right kind" of press, since it didn't outline the entire history of EVE's economic system and how it ties in to PLEX, GTC's, and RMT, how ships are made exactly, and a HUNDRED OTHER NIT-PICKY DETAILS that are interesting and accurate but would turn this story into a 10 PAGE LONG BORE-FEST OF BOILERPLATE TEXT that nobody but nobody will EVER READ.

But that is clearly what is being asked for here.

Idiocy, loud and complete.

"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

Pinky Hops
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#22 - 2014-01-29 14:48:02 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
So, my cost of $20 for a PLEX is imaginary ??


The deception is that it works both ways.

Eg, you can take your 630m ISK and refund it for $20 back in your wallet. You can't do this obviously (well, you can but it is against the rules and you almost certainly wouldn't get the full $20 back).

This leads the general public to think things like "why didn't they just buy a house with all that spacebux or donate to charity?"

Just to drive this point home - the PLEX For Good campaign didn't make international news (as far as I know). But this event did.
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#23 - 2014-01-29 15:03:06 UTC
Erotica 1 wrote:

*edit* same as yahoo article.

That was my first thought too, but it turns out it's an Associated Press article that Yahoo. Which explains why it's coherent and addresses the basic Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of an informative journalistic article. Original Yahoo articles never really manage to hit all of those.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#24 - 2014-01-29 15:04:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Krixtal Icefluxor
Pinky Hops wrote:


This leads the general public to think things like "why didn't they just buy a house with all that spacebux or donate to charity?"



No. Not from a general public that gladly handed over $65,000,000 to Justin Beiber last year.

No, they are not thinking that at all.

"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

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#25 - 2014-01-29 15:22:33 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Pinky Hops wrote:


This leads the general public to think things like "why didn't they just buy a house with all that spacebux or donate to charity?"



No. Not from a general public that gladly handed over $65,000,000 to Justin Beiber last year.

No, they are not thinking that at all.

By the way, here's link to the "deport Bieber" petition on the White House website. 102,000 signatures so far. Smile
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#26 - 2014-01-29 15:33:07 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Pinky Hops wrote:


This leads the general public to think things like "why didn't they just buy a house with all that spacebux or donate to charity?"



No. Not from a general public that gladly handed over $65,000,000 to Justin Beiber last year.

No, they are not thinking that at all.

By the way, here's link to the "deport Bieber" petition on the White House website. 102,000 signatures so far. Smile


"According to federal law, only violent crimes and sentences longer than 1 year result in a re-evaluation of visa status."

Besides, it would change nothing. Whether he lives in the USA or back in Canada, that will not stop him from inflicting his dreck and nonsense on the younger members of the public. He'll just be doing it from another location.

When I interjected on Twitter, to all the Beliebers who can only type "We love you Justin, we are with u 4-ever, no matters wut !", the question of "What if he were up on a r*p* charge ?" The only responses were "It doesn's matter. We R with him always no matter what !" Every single one.

The best you can hope for is a Probationary sentence. Armed with only a work visa, he would not be able to leave the country to tour...and there goes his main source of income down the drain.

"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

Thead Enco
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#27 - 2014-01-29 15:45:11 UTC
this still beats faux news......
Jenn aSide
Shinigami Miners
Already Replaced.
#28 - 2014-01-29 15:46:10 UTC
Remiel Pollard wrote:
"The megaships, which are akin to the Death Star from “Star Wars,”"

lolwut? Let me know when a Titan can kill a planet.



Titans can kill WHOLE SOLAR SYSTEMS (NODES) lol. In fariness, so can the same number of ibises :)
La Nariz
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#29 - 2014-01-29 15:54:58 UTC
Once again nullsec provides something highsec has never been able to provide, community exposure and content.

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silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#30 - 2014-01-29 16:02:11 UTC
La Nariz wrote:
Once again nullsec provides something highsec has never been able to provide, community exposure and content.

Well, almost. Burn Jita, and the Incarna Riots made the news, too.
(Yes, I know - Burn Jita was brought to us courtesy of Nul)

Tell someone you love them today, because life is short. But scream it at them in Esperanto, because life is also terrifying and confusing.

Didn't vote? Then you voted for NulBloc

Springe
Bastelrunde EV
#31 - 2014-01-29 16:04:59 UTC
Pinky Hops wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
So, my cost of $20 for a PLEX is imaginary ??


The deception is that it works both ways.

Eg, you can take your 630m ISK and refund it for $20 back in your wallet. You can't do this obviously (well, you can but it is against the rules and you almost certainly wouldn't get the full $20 back).

This leads the general public to think things like "why didn't they just buy a house with all that spacebux or donate to charity?"

Just to drive this point home - the PLEX For Good campaign didn't make international news (as far as I know). But this event did.


It doesn't work both ways, but it doesn't really matter. The number is just to give a rough estimate as to the amount of the destruction. And obviously nobody could run off and buy a house with that money, even if it were possible (and legal) to transfer ISK into $, since there were thousands of players involved.
Feyd Rautha Harkonnen
Doomheim
#32 - 2014-01-29 16:12:25 UTC
Katran Luftschreck wrote:
Old news to many here, but... it made the news. Like, the real news.

Washington Post article on the recent big blob battle.

I always love how crushing TiDi lag is always understated...

"Carl said it has made for a massive but slow battle."

Slow?

And with that many more flock to EvE, work their way into nullsec alliances, try to take part in one of these massive fights and OOOOPS.... WTF?

Sorry, but as long as CCP's only answer to crushing slow gameplay is TiDi converting regions of space from a realtime game into a turn-based one, the large fleet fight of EvE online remains a lie vs how it is marketed & reported on.

I keep waiting for ONE journalist to get the truth on this in their articles...should be called 'TidiGate' of course.

Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#33 - 2014-01-29 16:25:06 UTC
all this exposure is different sites posting the same AP article with a different headline

and WSJ = FOX who also posted it

so really only one reporter gave a crap and wrote about it, but the dollar sums made it newsworthy
it was just a few weeks ago that the NY Times did a big article on some poor bastard addicted to Castle Siege or whatever it is.
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#34 - 2014-01-29 16:25:23 UTC
Well I called it.

RL money - check.
A gamer from a "privileged class" (white, banker) - check.

I surprised they didn't say 'so, 100 ships at 3000 each... women and minorities were harmed the most".

Those of you who know the Washington Post would understand that.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Ezra Blade Blade
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#35 - 2014-01-29 16:28:36 UTC
Esha Ditrix wrote:
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
Fox News's

you should just turn your TV, OFF !

EDIT:
or close your browser or what ever :)


Better than CNN propagandashenanigans
Ezra Blade Blade
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#36 - 2014-01-29 16:29:31 UTC
regardless- all media got it wrong- soooooo, what does that say about everything else they report on.
'nuff said
Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#37 - 2014-01-29 16:30:31 UTC
muirka lrn2jurnalis

Daylee Mael sayed "hi sek immigrunts steel nullsek jobbs, cause fites"

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

Tuttomenui II
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#38 - 2014-01-29 17:58:37 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Tuttomenui II wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


They seemed to be preoccupied with some imagined exchange rate for real money to isk, and didn't even hit upon time codes and plex. Welcome to modern journalism, its all flash and drama and very little content or fact.



So, my cost of $20 for a PLEX is imaginary ?? As is it's ingame Market listings ? Ok. Got it. I now understand there is no correlation there at all.

It's stunning that a troll group of game players are not just happy at actually getting respectful acknowledgement in the press.

I guess it's not the "right kind" of press, since it didn't outline the entire history of EVE's economic system and how it ties in to PLEX, GTC's, and RMT, how ships are made exactly, and a HUNDRED OTHER NIT-PICKY DETAILS that are interesting and accurate but would turn this story into a 10 PAGE LONG BORE-FEST OF BOILERPLATE TEXT that nobody but nobody will EVER READ.

But that is clearly what is being asked for here.

Idiocy, loud and complete.


"Exchange Rate" makes it sound like CCP are selling isk for money. later in the article they say it only works one way, but an exchange rate cant work one way. It doesn't take a novel to say "Game time can be purchased converted to plex (an in game Item) and resold in game to other players for isk (Eve Online's game currency)."
Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#39 - 2014-01-29 18:29:21 UTC
Tuttomenui II wrote:
an exchange rate cant work one way.


u oviossly never wen on holladay

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

La Nariz
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#40 - 2014-01-29 18:41:36 UTC
Ezra Blade Blade wrote:
Esha Ditrix wrote:
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
Fox News's

you should just turn your TV, OFF !

EDIT:
or close your browser or what ever :)


Better than CNN propagandashenanigans


Both are scientifically proven to cause stupidity and brain cancer, don't watch either.

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