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What happened to Fanfest? Its getting so dull

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Flamespar
WarRavens
Imperium Eden
#1 - 2017-04-06 23:17:59 UTC
What's going on?

Fanfest used to be a really exciting event where you'd go learn more about where EVE is heading, discover exciting things to look forward to, and basically reaffirm your reasons why you love this game and are hear for the long term.

I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!, followed by Devs more or less telling us what we already know about whats coming for EVE.

I got bored and stopped watching.
Milla Goodpussy
Garoun Investment Bank
#2 - 2017-04-06 23:21:32 UTC
it was exactly as expected..

same ole chit
different year
same + more fanboys went up there to grab hold of some trinket ship.. just to come back in game to brag and show it off and say oh looky I went to fanfest hahaha you scrubs/poors/ twats...

honestly at this point..

Eve Vegas > Eve Fanfest..

USA!!
USA!!
USA!!

now what!
TigerXtrm
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2017-04-06 23:50:49 UTC
The reason it seemed 'boring' is because most of the really exciting stuff was already announced in dev blogs weeks ago. Refineries, already discussed to death. PLEX changes, been there. Blood Raider capitals, yup. And the few things we didn't know yet, like the Faction Citadels, were still pretty vague in their announcement.

I agree the keynote missed the 'wow' factor of previous years. If they're only releasing refineries in the winter I'd argue they could have saved that for the keynote tbh. The PLEX changes had to be announced early to do it right and the Blood Raider stuff was leaked early (among many other smaller stuff).

So yeah... you win some you lose some.

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Sweet Adamas
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2017-04-07 02:08:33 UTC
Sausage fest is always boring because of sausage.

Best to make it part of an extended holiday where you attend the bits you want and then go sight seeing. Northern lights are always worth a watch, but then so is Hilmars silky beard
oiukhp Muvila
Doomheim
#5 - 2017-04-07 02:23:42 UTC
At least they are holding off on player built Stargates.

That could have been a huge can of worms to open.

Orin Solette
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2017-04-07 04:11:09 UTC
Flamespar wrote:
What's going on?

Fanfest used to be a really exciting event where you'd go learn more about where EVE is heading, discover exciting things to look forward to, and basically reaffirm your reasons why you love this game and are hear for the long term.

I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!, followed by Devs more or less telling us what we already know about whats coming for EVE.

I got bored and stopped watching.

Yeah. I sure hope VR doesn't overshadow EVE Online development.
Mr Mieyli
Doomheim
#7 - 2017-04-07 04:21:43 UTC
Orin Solette wrote:
Yeah. I sure hope VR doesn't overshadow EVE Online development.


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Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#8 - 2017-04-07 04:33:03 UTC
Fanfest is not a spectator sport, in my opinion. Much like fleet battles in game, it looks pretty dull from the outside looking in. The fun is when you are participating.

Having said that, I've seen better and I've seen worse as far as introducing new stuff to the game is concerned. But here's the thing. The game is what we, the players, make it. CCP just supplies the tools. And while the tools shown today might not have been "sexy" enough for the armchair content reviewers, they were certainly enough to make the upcoming months quite interesting from the view of what kind of content we can create with them.

I was pretty satisfied with the presentation.

Mr Epeen Cool
oiukhp Muvila
Doomheim
#9 - 2017-04-07 04:39:18 UTC
I think it needed moar "Cowbell".

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#10 - 2017-04-07 06:48:17 UTC
Ima Wreckyou
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#11 - 2017-04-07 06:59:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Ima Wreckyou
Flamespar wrote:
I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!

Still? Holy ****, not idea how you can be so blinded by an obviously hyped technology which has a very very limited potential and even a smaller market. I mean if you have only ONE product after 20!!! years, maybe produce for a market which has actual customers and not some high risk investment...
xxxTRUSTxxx
Galactic Rangers
Already Replaced.
#12 - 2017-04-07 07:03:30 UTC
Flamespar wrote:
What's going on?

Fanfest used to be a really exciting event where you'd go learn more about where EVE is heading, discover exciting things to look forward to, and basically reaffirm your reasons why you love this game and are hear for the long term.

I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!, followed by Devs more or less telling us what we already know about whats coming for EVE.

I got bored and stopped watching.


you at fanfest?
Flamespar
WarRavens
Imperium Eden
#13 - 2017-04-07 07:07:10 UTC
xxxTRUSTxxx wrote:
Flamespar wrote:
What's going on?

Fanfest used to be a really exciting event where you'd go learn more about where EVE is heading, discover exciting things to look forward to, and basically reaffirm your reasons why you love this game and are hear for the long term.

I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!, followed by Devs more or less telling us what we already know about whats coming for EVE.

I got bored and stopped watching.


you at fanfest?


No.

But I was thinking about going this year. But didn't have the spare cash.
marVLs
#14 - 2017-04-07 07:11:19 UTC
Yup, almost no new content, no new PVE, incursions, mining, ring mining, WiS, only some long long promises (yeaaaah like structures that all supposed to be released in 2 years and we got 1 per year...)
Sadly this may be the last fanfest for me.
Drago Shouna
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2017-04-07 07:15:15 UTC
I have to admit that there was nothing in there that "grabbed" me.

Mostly stuff that we already knew about and self congratulatory waffle.

As for the new trailer, I'm not convinced it'll attract any players.

Don't get me going about the permaband song either ;/

Solecist Project...." They refuse to play by the rules and laws of the game and use it as excuse ..." " They don't care about how you play as long as they get to play how they want."

Welcome to EVE.

xxxTRUSTxxx
Galactic Rangers
Already Replaced.
#16 - 2017-04-07 07:16:31 UTC
Flamespar wrote:
xxxTRUSTxxx wrote:
Flamespar wrote:
What's going on?

Fanfest used to be a really exciting event where you'd go learn more about where EVE is heading, discover exciting things to look forward to, and basically reaffirm your reasons why you love this game and are hear for the long term.

I just watched the "EVE" Keynote, which was basically Hilmar going VR! VR! VR!, followed by Devs more or less telling us what we already know about whats coming for EVE.

I got bored and stopped watching.


you at fanfest?


No.

But I was thinking about going this year. But didn't have the spare cash.


that's a shame, pity they don't stream the 95% of fanfest you'll never get to see and experience unless you 've been there.

boring,,, far from it.

it's all about the people you'll meet while there, the friendships you create with your enemies in game.
the insight of listening to players giving their first hand account of many many many battles that have been fought.
they funny moments, the laughs, the tears (EVE monument remembering the fallen) truly feeling part of something much bigger than just a game, it's very different when you're there.


xxxTRUSTxxx
Galactic Rangers
Already Replaced.
#17 - 2017-04-07 07:18:35 UTC
Drago Shouna wrote:
I have to admit that there was nothing in there that "grabbed" me.

Mostly stuff that we already knew about and self congratulatory waffle.

As for the new trailer, I'm not convinced it'll attract any players.

Don't get me going about the permaband song either ;/


so the new NPC content they spoke about but didn't go into detail on yet, isn't new or something you didnt't know about? Roll
Drago Shouna
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2017-04-07 07:22:24 UTC
xxxTRUSTxxx wrote:
Drago Shouna wrote:
I have to admit that there was nothing in there that "grabbed" me.

Mostly stuff that we already knew about and self congratulatory waffle.

As for the new trailer, I'm not convinced it'll attract any players.

Don't get me going about the permaband song either ;/


so the new NPC content they spoke about but didn't go into detail on yet, isn't new or something you didnt't know about? Roll



Try reading.."mostly"

Solecist Project...." They refuse to play by the rules and laws of the game and use it as excuse ..." " They don't care about how you play as long as they get to play how they want."

Welcome to EVE.

Exaido
Fire Over Light
#19 - 2017-04-07 07:27:29 UTC
I've never watched an Eve Fanfest Keynote before and I actually found it interesting. I was also impressed by how committed the developers are to building on an and improving the game. There are few games that have lasted this long and have continuous investment into the game development. Most other MMOs are expansion packs of more of the same.
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#20 - 2017-04-07 07:41:15 UTC
Dead space "planet cracker" eve style looks ok.

Was hoping blood raiders would get their own models ...there is better Bhaalgorn out there there just is.

All in all this is 1st fanfest since streaming start that i did not watch opening and cut after new pod pilot video(i liked it) and not finishing keynotes.

will probably get around to it at some point.

You choke behind a smile a fake behind the fear

Because >>I is too hard

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