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EvE Online: Odyssey!!!

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Dave Stark
#281 - 2013-03-24 20:03:31 UTC
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
On a more important note, did anyone else have a wtf moment when a medieval armoured knight walked past as CCP were giving the Oddysy presentation. :)


i didn't even notice it :/
Rebecha Pucontis
Doomheim
#282 - 2013-03-24 20:04:59 UTC
Made me chuckle. :)
Captain Megadeath
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#283 - 2013-03-24 20:24:56 UTC
Arduemont wrote:

Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:

I know I've never seen that monolithic stone formation anywhere before.


I'm afraid it is in-game at the moment. I am pretty sure I have seen it in a mission or two.


It's in the Okkelen Constellation, The Forge . Sakkikainen IIRC. Part of the caldari COSMOS missions.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#284 - 2013-03-24 20:29:02 UTC
Captain Megadeath wrote:
Arduemont wrote:

Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:

I know I've never seen that monolithic stone formation anywhere before.


I'm afraid it is in-game at the moment. I am pretty sure I have seen it in a mission or two.


It's in the Okkelen Constellation, The Forge . Sakkikainen IIRC. Part of the caldari COSMOS missions.



Ah thanks.

Have not done those out that way. Been in Ammatar almost 2 years now.

"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

Pelea Ming
Fliegenbub Industries
Federation of Respect Honor Passion Alliance.
#285 - 2013-03-24 20:49:27 UTC
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
On a more important note, did anyone else have a wtf moment when a medieval armoured knight walked past as CCP were giving the Oddysy presentation. :)


Oh, I missed that, I did watch the youtube though, and it made me laugh when you mentioned it :)
Arronicus
Caldari Navy Reconnaissance
#286 - 2013-03-24 21:12:48 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
On my Birthday ! Big smileBig smile






Based on past experience, your only birthday present is going to be a "Due to unforseen issues, we are pushing back deployment of the patch one week to June 11th."

ENJOY!
Dave Stark
#287 - 2013-03-24 21:19:18 UTC
Arronicus wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
On my Birthday ! Big smileBig smile






Based on past experience, your only birthday present is going to be a "Due to unforseen issues, we are pushing back deployment of the patch one week to June 11th."

ENJOY!


at least he won't have to endure patch day bugs with a hangover.
Zeko Rena
ENCOM Industries
#288 - 2013-03-24 21:20:36 UTC
Well this is kind of good news, after the last expansion I found myself doing some exploration and thinking it would be nice if in a future expansion exploration got an overhaul, not because it is hard, but because it is a little tedious and gets boring quite fast because in the end you just seem to find the same couple of things over and over.

Not going to get my hopes up too much yet though because the details are still so vague, hopefully they don't make it worse.
Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#289 - 2013-03-24 22:26:41 UTC
Here's hoping for exploration sites that are worth fighting for.

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Kethry Avenger
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#290 - 2013-03-24 22:43:52 UTC
Cautiously Optimistic.

Looking forward to a Navy Harbinger, and hopefully navy dessies.
Pelea Ming
Fliegenbub Industries
Federation of Respect Honor Passion Alliance.
#291 - 2013-03-24 22:53:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Pelea Ming
Kethry Avenger wrote:
Cautiously Optimistic.

Looking forward to a Navy Harbinger, and hopefully navy dessies.


I thought CCP at one point had said they weren't ever going to do faction versions of tier 3 hulls?

And, duh, I just realized that the harb is a tier 2 hull *facepallms*

In which case, I hope that they give it another mid slot :P
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#292 - 2013-03-24 23:54:50 UTC
Dave Stark wrote:
Arronicus wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
On my Birthday ! Big smileBig smile






Based on past experience, your only birthday present is going to be a "Due to unforseen issues, we are pushing back deployment of the patch one week to June 11th."

ENJOY!


at least he won't have to endure patch day bugs with a hangover.



Just for the record, I'm one of those who had to stop drinking. Smile

"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

Totalrx
NA No Assholes
#293 - 2013-03-25 00:26:53 UTC
Pelea Ming
Fliegenbub Industries
Federation of Respect Honor Passion Alliance.
#294 - 2013-03-25 00:35:12 UTC
Totalrx wrote:


No, in all likely hood, CCP was using the name in it's classic reference, ala Greek mythology one of Homer's works, and if I recall correctly, it's part of his great work (one of history's greatest works of all time) the Illyiad (btw, if I'm wrong it's cause I was too lazy to google about it to confirm before posting this :P)
Aidan Patrick
Aldebaran Foundation
#295 - 2013-03-25 01:32:50 UTC
Pelea Ming wrote:
Totalrx wrote:


No, in all likely hood, CCP was using the name in it's classic reference, ala Greek mythology one of Homer's works, and if I recall correctly, it's part of his great work (one of history's greatest works of all time) the Illyiad (btw, if I'm wrong it's cause I was too lazy to google about it to confirm before posting this :P)


I'd have to say you've got to be pretty close. Not sure about the specific details on the creators names but I do recall the Odyssey to be a fantastic writing. Hopefully CCP lives up to his example.

It wont let me have an empty signature...

Mr Kidd
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#296 - 2013-03-25 03:12:28 UTC
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
[quote=Ranger 1]

So saying scanning is boring in a blanket statement, is similar to saying mission running is boring based on running only a level 1 mission.


No, it's pretty spot on. Come on, high skills, expensive equipment and implants aside, once you do it a couple of dozen times the mystic is gone. After the umpteenth thousandth time you're ready to give your right testicle if only you didn't have to press f1 x number of times to launch your probes and then have to configure their arrangement by hand. Sure, there are techniques you develop over time of say a couple of months with higher level skills. Beyond that, there's nothing except tedium.

Don't ban me, bro!

Nitko Koraka
Flashover Freight
#297 - 2013-03-25 04:42:28 UTC
Dear CCP,

I wanted to say that despite all the bitching and moaning that will come with the announcement of this new expansion I, for one, am extremely excited to see the positive changes that are upcoming.
Ranger 1
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#298 - 2013-03-25 05:32:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Ranger 1
Mr Kidd wrote:
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
[quote=Ranger 1]

So saying scanning is boring in a blanket statement, is similar to saying mission running is boring based on running only a level 1 mission.


No, it's pretty spot on. Come on, high skills, expensive equipment and implants aside, once you do it a couple of dozen times the mystic is gone. After the umpteenth thousandth time you're ready to give your right testicle if only you didn't have to press f1 x number of times to launch your probes and then have to configure their arrangement by hand. Sure, there are techniques you develop over time of say a couple of months with higher level skills. Beyond that, there's nothing except tedium.

As an add on to this, and with all due respect given to those that are highly skilled with the current system, I'll reiterate that a lot of that tedium would be relieved if you didn't have to go through the same steps for every little thing you want to scan down. Some things should be either automatic (ships approaching within a certain range), or at least fairly extensively automated, allowing you to do other things while the scanning is going on. In the case of Dscan clicking it repeatedly is somewhat pointless.

Now for the more difficult targets, hard to detect anomalies or ships actively trying to hide their signatures in various ways, that could easily take existing mechanics a bit further and become a true game of cat and mouse (particularly in the later case). The trick of course to make the process challenging and rewarding, without making it frustrating... and keeping the element of actual personal skill involved instead of just full skills and best equipment... as was pointed out still has a valid place in any modification of the current system. I suppose the emphasis should be on more strategic thinking and less on tweaking and fiddling, if you take my meaning.

We are all familiar with SciFi that involves both automatic sensor sweeps (usually proximity sensors) and also the capability for detailed searching and analysis of a given area... often looking for a specific thing but sometimes just searching for anything out of the ordinary. I think that should be the ultimate goal, it would make sense, be familiar to us, and would be very entertaining. ESPECIALLY if a wide variety of new anomalies, belts, and other stellar phenomena is introduced to keep things varied and interesting. It could also solve several game mechanic issues (sniper fleets being pointless) and perhaps add a deeper strategic level to many fleet engagement.

It might, just might, also enable the ability to warp to specific points in a system without needing to use celestial objects to do so. Other than close tactical bookmarks, all points we warp to (safe spots) are made by creating bookmarks mid way between various celestial objects (often scanned anomalies as well). I'm not sure why, but for some reason I think that we may soon see the ability to pick a set of coordinates within a solar system and simply warp there. Probably wishful thinking, but I suppose we'll see when more info is released.

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Rebecha Pucontis
Doomheim
#299 - 2013-03-25 05:40:45 UTC
Mr Kidd wrote:
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
[quote=Ranger 1]

So saying scanning is boring in a blanket statement, is similar to saying mission running is boring based on running only a level 1 mission.


No, it's pretty spot on. Come on, high skills, expensive equipment and implants aside, once you do it a couple of dozen times the mystic is gone. After the umpteenth thousandth time you're ready to give your right testicle if only you didn't have to press f1 x number of times to launch your probes and then have to configure their arrangement by hand. Sure, there are techniques you develop over time of say a couple of months with higher level skills. Beyond that, there's nothing except tedium.


I'm not arguing against some automation in the system, I can just imagine CCP's idea of simplification would be something akin to only needing one probe and simply hitting scan to get a cookie.

Not having to press F1 to launch each individual probe would be great. Also a preset selection of probe formations would be even better. What would be even greater would be if you could customise your own formation and then save and recall them at will. So I'm certainly not disagreeing on those fronts.
Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#300 - 2013-03-25 05:47:05 UTC
Odyssey theme music.

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.