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Name relevance?

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Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2011-09-28 13:29:43 UTC
I just noticed this and thought I'd get it out there before I forget-
Could there be a connection between Eystur, Metropolis, and Eysturoy, an island in the Faroes?

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Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2011-09-28 16:17:13 UTC
Interesting! I'd guess there is a connection. The Faroes aren't far at all from the devs home in Iceland.
CCP Wrangler
#3 - 2011-09-29 16:50:21 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Wrangler
Eystur is a municipality on Eysturoy in the Faroese Islands so it's very likely there's a connection. If you look at a lot of the names in EVE, be it ships or system names, you'll discover a lot more have some form of connection to Iceland. Smile

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Kyoko Sakoda
Achura-Waschi Exchange
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#4 - 2011-09-29 23:15:07 UTC
Many or most of the system names were randomized but some where specifically chosen, so that isn't surprising. The book Art of EVE clearly states that Old Norse cultures -- Iceland in particular -- were a major artistic influence on the Minmatar race.
CCP Wrangler
#5 - 2011-09-30 13:36:40 UTC
Kyoko Sakoda wrote:
Many or most of the system names were randomized but some where specifically chosen, so that isn't surprising. The book Art of EVE clearly states that Old Norse cultures -- Iceland in particular -- were a major artistic influence on the Minmatar race.
There are words in that book? I always just look at the pretty pictures. Oops

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Crasniya
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2011-09-30 14:21:52 UTC
My question is, if systems like 0SHT-A were intentional.

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Andrea Griffin
#7 - 2011-09-30 14:35:38 UTC
I am offended that there is a CAT but no DOG. : <
Crasniya
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2011-09-30 15:18:01 UTC
Um... I8-DOG?

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CCP Dropbear
C C P
C C P Alliance
#9 - 2011-09-30 17:05:57 UTC
...and it was tasty.
Myxx
The Scope
#10 - 2011-09-30 22:32:19 UTC
jb-007
ccp-us

some nice easter eggs if you look around.
Caiden Baxter
You're a Pirate
#11 - 2011-10-01 00:57:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Caiden Baxter
CCP Wrangler wrote:
Eystur is a municipality on Eysturoy in the Faroese Islands so it's very likely there's a connection. If you look at a lot of the names in EVE, be it ships or system names, you'll discover a lot more have some form of connection to Iceland. Smile


Watch out we are taking over New Eden Big smileCool . Plus Icelandic and Faroese are pretty close. So since Eystur means East in Icelandic and Faroese the connection is Eystur in space = East and Eysturoy = East Island. Smile. Or the devs where very drunk and could no come up with more crazy system names.

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Bloodpetal
Tir Capital Management Group
#12 - 2011-10-06 04:13:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Bloodpetal
My favorite system is : JLO-Z3

Lots of booty in that system.

Auvergne and other Gallente systems have french historical backgrounds too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auvergne_(region)

Ardishapur - Shapur is a famous Iranian king

Where I am.

Hamish Grayson
#13 - 2011-10-06 13:45:17 UTC
Arno Gunnarr
FC Rakete
#14 - 2011-10-09 07:25:53 UTC
My personal favorite?

Hedgiviter



Nooblet

Caiden Baxter
You're a Pirate
#15 - 2011-10-09 16:32:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Caiden Baxter
The Nonni system in Lonetrek is probably a nod to that Nonni's fastfood place in Reykjavík.

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Caldari Citizen 20111101
Doomheim
#16 - 2011-11-09 07:41:18 UTC
Arno Gunnarr wrote:
My personal favorite?

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Roosterton
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2011-11-25 06:10:40 UTC
There's this system called "Hilmar."

Why was nobody rioting there back in monoclegate?
Kyoko Sakoda
Achura-Waschi Exchange
Monyusaiya Industry Trade Group
#18 - 2011-11-26 19:10:05 UTC
Caiden Baxter wrote:
The Nonni system in Lonetrek is probably a nod to that Nonni's fastfood place in Reykjavík.


Confirming this is true. Heard it at FF or something.
Shaera Taam
Khanid Prime Free Irregulars
#19 - 2011-12-02 00:42:52 UTC
and then there's todifrauan in metropolis...
shameless plug if ive ever seen one, haha
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Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#20 - 2011-12-13 17:46:42 UTC
I'm told Juuni is Japanese for 12, and Gaishi is Japanese for injure/harm. Got me wondering if Juunigaishi is just a coincidence...

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