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EVE-Monument in Reykjavik in a bad state

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Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#61 - 2017-06-13 16:39:46 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
Something like that. I could hang around it all day long. There is life in it. Its organic and metal at the same time. Its friggin' capsule that saves your life when somebody blows up your ship. It have meaning for every capsuleer and the rest can see it as an egg. That is symbolic egg for a capsuleer. Hard shell, delicate inside.
It would be cool and all, but it's not art. It's copying a game asset into a statue.

In the lobby of CCP it would be great. In a public setting, not so much.

Mr Epeen Cool
Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#62 - 2017-06-13 16:46:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
I dont know how the place is managed and all, but I would do everything to get it like I want, as capsuleer. And I would do everything to let Icelandic public be aware about this game.

Art or not, its pretty enough. Only it looks low res on this picture I made.

Monument to our nerdism. Wher accountants put more effort into game than they put into real work. \o/
Cristl
#63 - 2017-06-13 17:50:56 UTC
Caldari Phantom wrote:
You would need stainless steel 316 grade then.. Regular wont do. Anyway lots of hate in here :) Let the monument age in style! It needs some battlescars, no biggie.

I think 316L is the ideal choice.

If we could convert pissing and whinging on the forums to dc current maybe we could use cathodic protection.

If we include Reddit too, we could probably power Iceland with the excess juice!
Crash 888
TRINTEX
#64 - 2017-06-13 19:39:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Crash 888
They should carve Hilmar's visage into the side of the volcano.
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#65 - 2017-06-13 19:40:27 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
Something like that. I could hang around it all day long. There is life in it. Its organic and metal at the same time. Its friggin' capsule that saves your life when somebody blows up your ship. It have meaning for every capsuleer and the rest can see it as an egg. That is symbolic egg for a capsuleer. Hard shell, delicate inside.


Not knowing what object it is, someone would say "what, is that a monument to acorns?" Lol
Othran
Route One
#66 - 2017-06-13 21:31:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Othran
I think the gradual deterioration of the "monument" is a good thing.

People come, people go so it seems appropriate.

Let it weather - it'll look more interesting.
mkint
#67 - 2017-06-14 03:39:46 UTC
Othran wrote:
I think the gradual deterioration of the "monument" is a good thing.

People come, people go so it seems appropriate.

Let it weather - it'll look more interesting.

in 50 years not a single person alive will care about the monument or that EVE ever even existed. So the plates rot away into nothingness leaving a couple chunks of stone. No longer a monument, not sure it even counts as art. In 20 years anybody who still remembers will look back with embarrassment. "I played a video game" is not an accomplishment to be memorialized. It was ridiculous in both concept and execution. I agree, let it rot.

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Mr Mieyli
Doomheim
#68 - 2017-06-14 03:58:23 UTC
My annoyance at being unsubbed at the time names were chosen for the monument is now somewhat lessened by the fact you wouldn't see my name anyway.

Should have hired a corrosion engineer CCP, but it's still a cool gesture. Not many other games can claim to have a monument to their players, I imagine it's quite expensive for what it is.

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Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#69 - 2017-06-14 06:48:35 UTC
mkint wrote:
Othran wrote:
I think the gradual deterioration of the "monument" is a good thing.

People come, people go so it seems appropriate.

Let it weather - it'll look more interesting.

in 50 years not a single person alive will care about the monument or that EVE ever even existed. So the plates rot away into nothingness leaving a couple chunks of stone. No longer a monument, not sure it even counts as art. In 20 years anybody who still remembers will look back with embarrassment. "I played a video game" is not an accomplishment to be memorialized. It was ridiculous in both concept and execution. I agree, let it rot.



I'm even going to bet the land the monument is on is leased.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Frostys Virpio
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#70 - 2017-06-14 17:10:13 UTC
mkint wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
What would preserve the name plates? Stainless steel? Acrylic that can be buffed periodically?

Ideally a monument is zero maintenance. That's why bronze plaques are made of bronze, for the corrosion resistance. Any kind of plastic or paint would need regular maintenance, even the best are vulnerable to UV and oxidation. In any setting I can think of, if there's a chance of corrosion you either galvanize, paint, or use stainless or bronze, but never aluminum. I suppose titanium also would have been a successful option.

For now though? It's doomed. imo, it was a dumb idea from the beginning. Probably not worth fixing. They got their marketing out of it, and I wouldn't be surprised if icelandic tax dollars helped pay for it. So... sucks to be icelandic?


Titanium would cost too much.

It's also right by the sea IIRC so that also did not help the whole thing

I really don't get the aluminum material choice either. The real + of Aluminium is usually the good strength to weight ratio. Having some family who work in a smelter, I also learned that it's not exactly rare for batches to contain iron among other things which limit the resistance to rust.
DeMichael Crimson
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#71 - 2017-06-14 18:16:02 UTC  |  Edited by: DeMichael Crimson
The Eve Monument name plates are corroding ?

Shocked

https://www.eveonline.com/monument/

Well, that's definitely sad news indeed.

To make it worse I located my name on the right side edge of a plate facing the Ocean, Row 2, Column 7, Line 14
(I actually counted 15 lines).

I guess in true Minmatar tradition my name has now turned into rust.

Sad



DMC
Don Pera Saissore
#72 - 2017-06-14 22:35:22 UTC
o7
Rain6637
NulzSec
#73 - 2017-06-15 02:20:35 UTC
Cristl wrote:
Caldari Phantom wrote:
You would need stainless steel 316 grade then.. Regular wont do. Anyway lots of hate in here :) Let the monument age in style! It needs some battlescars, no biggie.


If we include Reddit too, we could probably power Iceland with the excess juice!

Speaking of powering Iceland I heard every house is built over its own hot spring or something I could be mistaken
Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#74 - 2017-06-15 20:07:29 UTC
ToBaD wrote:
ocean coast Monuments just don't last long enough reallyUgh.

That's why the Egyptians built their stuff in Egypt.
Frostys Virpio
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#75 - 2017-06-16 00:26:20 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:
ToBaD wrote:
ocean coast Monuments just don't last long enough reallyUgh.

That's why the Egyptians built their stuff in Egypt.


I'm pretty sure those 2 things are completely unrelated. I mean, I'm pretty sure the Pyramids are built in in Egypt because that's where the Egyptians lived, not some awesome foresight about monuments better withstanding the test of time...
Rexxar Santaro
Forex Corp
#76 - 2017-06-16 06:32:41 UTC
It’s a Minmatar technology?
Salvos Rhoska
#77 - 2017-06-16 06:50:45 UTC
>mfw the monument wont last even a fraction of how long EVE has/will.
Elmund Egivand
Sebestacny Circle
#78 - 2017-06-16 06:56:58 UTC
Frostys Virpio wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
ToBaD wrote:
ocean coast Monuments just don't last long enough reallyUgh.

That's why the Egyptians built their stuff in Egypt.


I'm pretty sure those 2 things are completely unrelated. I mean, I'm pretty sure the Pyramids are built in in Egypt because that's where the Egyptians lived, not some awesome foresight about monuments better withstanding the test of time...


Just so happens that desert environments are amazing at preserving giant monuments.

A Minmatar warship is like a rusting Beetle with 500 horsepower Cardillac engines in the rear, armour plating bolted to chassis and a M2 Browning stuck on top.

Mr Mieyli
Doomheim
#79 - 2017-06-16 07:05:10 UTC
Elmund Egivand wrote:
Frostys Virpio wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
ToBaD wrote:
ocean coast Monuments just don't last long enough reallyUgh.

That's why the Egyptians built their stuff in Egypt.


I'm pretty sure those 2 things are completely unrelated. I mean, I'm pretty sure the Pyramids are built in in Egypt because that's where the Egyptians lived, not some awesome foresight about monuments better withstanding the test of time...


Just so happens that desert environments are amazing at preserving giant monuments.


Or that giant chunks of stone stand the test of time fairly well, who would have thought.

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Rain6637
NulzSec
#80 - 2017-06-16 07:12:48 UTC
It's sad. The EVE monument won't live to see the release of Star Citizen.