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6VDT Battle article on Discovery Channel's news site

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Erok Careynah
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2013-07-29 22:07:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Erok Careynah
tiberiusric
Comply Or Die
Fraternity.
#2 - 2013-07-29 22:23:35 UTC
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

All my views are my own - never be afraid to post with your main, unless you're going to post some dumb shit

C DeLeon
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-07-29 22:34:22 UTC
Quote:
What do you think? Are MMORPGs like EVE Online good models for human nature in an imagined universe? Or is it, for all intents and purposes, just a game?


An outsider who wasn't stuck on "omg nerds" and actually had interesting thoughts?! It was a good article Cool
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#4 - 2013-07-29 22:37:29 UTC
Yay! Another free advertising article for Eve online!

I forsee many more targets incoming....

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

Tallian Saotome
Nuclear Arms Exchange Inc.
#5 - 2013-07-29 22:56:24 UTC
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

I love it when dumb pubbies who never experienced a pre-TiDi fleet fight ***** about TiDi.

TiDi saved this fight, and is the only reason we could have a fight that epic. The 20+ minutes it was taking me to lock with my oneiros is an acceptable price to pay to be able to do something that great.

Inappropriate signature removed, CCP Phantom.

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#6 - 2013-07-29 22:56:37 UTC
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it


TiDi made it possible.
Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#7 - 2013-07-29 23:11:05 UTC
At the end of the article he said he had a trial account! Somebody freaking find this guy! Twisted

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Kijo Rikki
Killboard Padding Services
#8 - 2013-07-30 00:11:14 UTC
There's actually a few guys named Discovery Channel, i bet the guy is mad. Lol

You make a valid point, good Sir or Madam. 

KuroVolt
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2013-07-30 00:16:24 UTC
Watch as Discovery Channel does an actual documentary on EVE Online and pitch it as a psychological study.

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Alavaria Fera
GoonWaffe
#10 - 2013-07-30 00:18:48 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

TiDi made it possible.

I was there.

Triggered by: Wars of Sovless Agression, Bending the Knee, Twisting the Knife, Eating Sov Wheaties, Bombless Bombers, Fizzlesov, Interceptor Fleets, Running Away, GhostTime Vuln, Renters, Bombs, Bubbles ?

Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2013-07-30 02:30:43 UTC
KuroVolt wrote:
Watch as Discovery Channel does an actual documentary on EVE Online and pitch it as a psychological study.

and watch as some poor group of mothers somewhere in america demand the game be banned in the US for "corrupting the innocent souls of our children and encouraging sociopathy in developing minds".

personally i think an EVE account should be required as supplementary schooling material for all children age 12 and older (ya know, to teach them how the world REALLY works, instead fo this "oh everyone who tries wins" BS).

it would be like oregon trail, only instead of losing everyone to dysentry, its goons ganking more ice belts.
Felicity Love
Doomheim
#12 - 2013-07-30 02:44:49 UTC
KuroVolt wrote:
Watch as Discovery Channel does an actual documentary on EVE Online and pitch it as a psychological study.


... waits for some fringe evangelical to use the word "cult"...

"EVE is dying." -- The Four Forum Trolls of the Apocalypse.   ( Pick four, any four. They all smell.  )

Caviar Liberta
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-07-30 03:20:43 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it


TiDi made it possible.


Yep, lets use an example.

Sansha live event in Yulai: All I could do was look at the screen and wait for my right click options to come up and warp around wait for the client to crash.

Battle of Asakai: Got into the system with a covert, warped 100km off someone in fleet and landed 15km off the group of [CONDI] logi.

TiDi can be a pain if you aren't use to it, but if you get use to it I'm sure its better than staring at a frozen client.
Schalac
Apocalypse Reign
#14 - 2013-07-30 10:15:53 UTC
Tallian Saotome wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

I love it when dumb pubbies who never experienced a pre-TiDi fleet fight ***** about TiDi.

TiDi saved this fight, and is the only reason we could have a fight that epic. The 20+ minutes it was taking me to lock with my oneiros is an acceptable price to pay to be able to do something that great.

Sits at computer waiting for a process that should take 1-2 seconds for 20 minutes, calls fight 'epic'. Then is proud about being there. Goons are silly people.

SCHALAC HAS SPOKEN!! http://eveboard.com/pilot/Schalac

Chopper Rollins
hahahlolspycorp
Brave Collective
#15 - 2013-07-30 10:45:01 UTC
Tallian Saotome wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

I love it when dumb pubbies who never experienced a pre-TiDi fleet fight ***** about TiDi.

TiDi saved this fight, and is the only reason we could have a fight that epic. The 20+ minutes it was taking me to lock with my oneiros is an acceptable price to pay to be able to do something that great.


a fight that epic
20 minutes to lock a target
choose one.

The way derps get impressed by numbers and are prepared to toss quality for quantity is kinda tragic.
Now when a bunch of WH dwellers drop into null in faction cruisers, logi, ecm and a couple T3s, get stuck in a dead end pipe and decide to fight their way out, that makes a 40 v 40ish fight epic.
Blobs, meta, tidi and game crushing crowds? You HAVE to be some kind of masochist.


Goggles. Making me look good. Making you look good.

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#16 - 2013-07-30 10:48:42 UTC
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
KuroVolt wrote:
Watch as Discovery Channel does an actual documentary on EVE Online and pitch it as a psychological study.

and watch as some poor group of mothers somewhere in america demand the game be banned in the US for "corrupting the innocent souls of our children and encouraging sociopathy in developing minds".

I sure hope so. That would do wonders for the subscription numbers. P
Destination SkillQueue
Doomheim
#17 - 2013-07-30 10:54:46 UTC
Chopper Rollins wrote:
Tallian Saotome wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

I love it when dumb pubbies who never experienced a pre-TiDi fleet fight ***** about TiDi.

TiDi saved this fight, and is the only reason we could have a fight that epic. The 20+ minutes it was taking me to lock with my oneiros is an acceptable price to pay to be able to do something that great.


a fight that epic
20 minutes to lock a target
choose one.

The way derps get impressed by numbers and are prepared to toss quality for quantity is kinda tragic.
Now when a bunch of WH dwellers drop into null in faction cruisers, logi, ecm and a couple T3s, get stuck in a dead end pipe and decide to fight their way out, that makes a 40 v 40ish fight epic.
Blobs, meta, tidi and game crushing crowds? You HAVE to be some kind of masochist.



What you describe can certainly be an interesting and entertaining fight, but there is nothing epic about it. It falls in the standard multiplayer fight category, that pretty much every current online game can boast about, but doesn't actually boast, because there isn't anything noteworthy about such fights.
Alphea Abbra
Project Promethion
#18 - 2013-07-30 11:03:09 UTC
Chopper Rollins wrote:
Tallian Saotome wrote:
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it

I love it when dumb pubbies who never experienced a pre-TiDi fleet fight ***** about TiDi.

TiDi saved this fight, and is the only reason we could have a fight that epic. The 20+ minutes it was taking me to lock with my oneiros is an acceptable price to pay to be able to do something that great.


a fight that epic
20 minutes to lock a target
choose one.

The way derps get impressed by numbers and are prepared to toss quality for quantity is kinda tragic.
Now when a bunch of WH dwellers drop into null in faction cruisers, logi, ecm and a couple T3s, get stuck in a dead end pipe and decide to fight their way out, that makes a 40 v 40ish fight epic.
Blobs, meta, tidi and game crushing crowds? You HAVE to be some kind of masochist.


I'm guessing you weren't there.
Nicolai Serkanner
Incredible.
Brave Collective
#19 - 2013-07-30 11:07:01 UTC
tiberiusric wrote:
'twas on BBC news as well. Shame TIDI spoilt it


What?

Without tidi there wouldn't have been a battle this size at all.
Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#20 - 2013-07-30 12:20:13 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Nariya Kentaya wrote:
KuroVolt wrote:
Watch as Discovery Channel does an actual documentary on EVE Online and pitch it as a psychological study.

and watch as some poor group of mothers somewhere in america demand the game be banned in the US for "corrupting the innocent souls of our children and encouraging sociopathy in developing minds".

I sure hope so. That would do wonders for the subscription numbers. P


All kidding aside, I seriously hope not.

Maybe it's just me but I've made a few rounds around news and mmo news sites and the comments by people who play MMOs but have never played EVE and hate sandboxes are...interesting....

. I think people get spoiled at the actual quality of EVE players (General discussion forum notwithstanding lol). Seeing how....different other MMO players are reinforces my belief that EVE is an evolving game with steady/moderate growth is the best thing.

In other words, I just would hate it if to many of those dimwitted nimrods in other games (commenting on those sites asking "does EVE have good raiding content....) popped up in New Eden.
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