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Dev blog: Happy Holidays! - Launchers & Snowballs & Trinkets... Oh My!

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2015-12-17 15:13:14 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
Happy Holidays from CCP!

Team Murder Services brings you wonderful seasonal greetings and exciting news. Active EVE accounts will receive nice goodies over the holidays such as snowballs, fireworks and trinkets! Keep an eye on your redeeming system and watch out for further news.

Read more about the Holidays 2015 and gifts in the latest dev blog Happy Holidays! - Launchers & Snowballs & Trinkets... Oh My!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Lord's Prophet
Totally Abstract
O X I D E
#2 - 2015-12-17 15:30:01 UTC
One PLEX (1.2b) gives 3500 AUR, so each AUR is worth 342k ISK - you get 2 fireworks/snowballs per AUR, pricing them at about 170k ISK each.

Or you can buy them ingame for 1000-6000 ISK each on the market.

I really hope you guys adjust the AUR pricing, 100 units for 50 AUR is not a good ratio as demonstrated by the numbers above.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#3 - 2015-12-17 16:04:14 UTC
Whooo balls!

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Circumstantial Evidence
#4 - 2015-12-17 17:22:22 UTC
Lord's Prophet wrote:
One PLEX (1.2b) gives 3500 AUR, so each AUR is worth 342k ISK - you get 2 fireworks/snowballs per AUR, pricing them at about 170k ISK each.

Or you can buy them ingame for 1000-6000 ISK each on the market.

I really hope you guys adjust the AUR pricing, 100 units for 50 AUR is not a good ratio as demonstrated by the numbers above.
If I needed extra, I'd buy on the in-game market... but buying AUR is also a completely optional way to support CCP. I think it's a nice response to the concern over potential P2W "gold ammo" during the Incarna debacle, a few years back.

I encourage CCP's art department to take their new dirt and damage system, and apply it to festival ammo: let's see those snowballs plastered on ship hulls - give us "cosmetic PvP." :)
Max Fubarticus
K Diamond Holding LTD.
Bullets Bombs and Blondes
#5 - 2015-12-17 19:27:57 UTC
Happy Holidays and thank you for the fire balls and trinkets Big smile

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Catherine Laartii
Doomheim
#6 - 2015-12-17 20:27:44 UTC
Does anyone know if guidance enhancers and computers extend the range of ammunition in the festival launchers?
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#7 - 2015-12-17 20:49:12 UTC
Circumstantial Evidence wrote:
I encourage CCP's art department to take their new dirt and damage system, and apply it to festival ammo: let's see those snowballs plastered on ship hulls - give us "cosmetic PvP." :)

This.

Anyways, thank you CCP. I, for one, thought that the Frostline goodies were plenty for Christmas. It gave us PvP, (highsec) Tears, puckered sphincters, clothing, SKINs and that tasty Quafe Zero, not to mention the BPCs and other goodies that drop now in those sites! You didnt have to (and shouldnt have IMHO due to the 'gimmies'), and we appreciate it.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Memphis Baas
#8 - 2015-12-17 22:34:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Memphis Baas
Happy holidays and thank you.

I wonder if you can (maybe for next year) let us orbital strike snowballs, and maybe do something with the PI launch pads, POCOs, citadel weapons, and other structures to also launch snowballs (of bigger sizes). Make it snow inside all warp bubbles. And let capitals and supercaps have some fun too, with non-damaging holiday-themed doomsdays. Maybe let Chribba's Veldnaught shoot big snowballs out of its guns.

Also, cover the stargates, and the docking tunnels of the various stations in snow, visible for ships that are docking and taking off, and also while ship spinning in stations. Change station and ship blinky lights to alternate red, green, white. Add some holiday jingly bell sounds to the in-station ambients.

Put a bounty on the Santa from a few years ago and let him appear on the billboards. Change the model of all the lootable containers in space to look like Christmas stockings or Santa's bag of toys.

Put some holiday-themed clothing in the NEX, hats especially.
JonnyPew
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2015-12-17 23:42:38 UTC
Can I just have a lump of coal please, CCP?

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Alexis Nightwish
#10 - 2015-12-18 02:39:03 UTC
What is the last date you can redeem them by? Some of us are going to be out of town for the holidays.

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Pestilen Ratte
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2015-12-18 02:59:34 UTC
Not to complain, but I remember back in the good old days when CCP would give us Geckos.

Now we get snowballs and in jokes.

Not to complain, mind you.

Just saying.

Life is hard for the fighting man.

And Geckos are great.

Whoever gave us those Geckos, they are probably the best person at CCP. But I suppose we can't be great.

Merry Christmas season all, and thanks for the snowballs.
Pestilen Ratte
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2015-12-18 03:00:37 UTC  |  Edited by: Pestilen Ratte
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Aaril
Interstellar Consulting Group
#13 - 2015-12-18 15:02:44 UTC
Hopefully we do get something more than just fun...last year we got 20 days alt training time. I was kind of hoping for the same thing again!
Lors Dornick
Kallisti Industries
#14 - 2015-12-18 15:16:49 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
orbital strike snowballs

Make it so! (please)

CCP Greyscale: As to starbases, we agree it's pretty terrible, but we don't want to delay the entire release just for this one factor.

Max Singularity
House Singularity
Sixth Empire
#15 - 2015-12-18 15:40:08 UTC
The word will finally see the true light of day as Max Amarria rises from the shadows of truth.
/s/ Max Singularity

(Thanks CCP and 'The Community' for making this old mans year in EVE Online the greatest online gaming experience a 55 year old player could ever have. I'm looking forward to 2016 and I hope to spread more of my love*. See you at Fanfest, come up to me and say hello!) - Charles White

* And by love I mean lasers.

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Milla Goodpussy
Garoun Investment Bank
#16 - 2015-12-18 16:35:06 UTC
this is honestly an insult.. you give us geckos one year and now you give us petty snowflake trinkets?? we kept playing with you and for the life of this game thru one of the most fiercest test of loyalties to this game ever this year. Don't act like your true fans sat back and ignored all the accounts/players leaving the game this year.. what is your highest amount of active players online?? 25K?? ---35K??? i honestly think it was around 40k online one day.. so you need to give us better gifts for sticking around.. continuously!!

some of us paid for this will real money and spent real money for the funky skins every patch.

c'mon community manager you have got to call them on this one.. this sucks

Drabbin Mishi
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#17 - 2015-12-18 16:45:59 UTC
No Leopards?
Memphis Baas
#18 - 2015-12-18 19:08:01 UTC
Milla Goodpussy wrote:
this is honestly an insult.. you give us geckos one year and now you give us petty snowflake trinkets?


Actually, if you want to argue naughty or nice, it's not about paying the subscription - that's the baseline. It's also about:

- shitting up the forums with flame posts
- calling CCP all sorts of names when they didn't give us them skins, or ships, or geckos as we wanted
- excessively shooting the Jita monuments
- and finally, (info we don't have access to) how much we broke the EULA and TOS (and got banned) this year vs. last year

So, if you feel you should get more presents, then maybe you should be "nicer" next year.
Aliath Sunstrike
#19 - 2015-12-18 19:29:30 UTC
Thanks for the trinkets.

Any chance of a holiday themed Ship SKIN???

The collectibles are nice as are the clothes...but a ship SKIN would be bad A$$.

(That and snow sticking to our ships like someone else said.) :)

HoHoHo

Merry Xmas all!

Continuous player since 2007.

Esrevid Nekkeg
Justified and Ancient
#20 - 2015-12-18 21:08:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Esrevid Nekkeg
After having provided a firework and snowball show nearly continuously for nine hours straight at the fourth annual Christmas giveaway event from 15 launchers on two ships, I welcome a small refill to my stockpiles. *)
So thanks in advance for the gifts CCP.



*)I launced just short of 110.000 pieces of firework and snowballs...Cool

Here I used to have a sig of our old Camper in space. Now it is disregarded as being the wrong format. Looking out the window I see one thing: Nothing wrong with the format of our Camper! Silly CCP......

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