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CCP reintroducing the Gold Magate and adding in new Guardian-Vexors through Somer Blink

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Zibru Povens
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#101 - 2013-09-26 12:41:30 UTC
this idea is incarna-level stupid. guess it does have an impact if good designers leave and some EA F2P guys are hired.
Shux Legion
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#102 - 2013-09-26 12:42:38 UTC
Frostys Virpio wrote:
Remember guys, there will be cheap PLEX on amazon to cash out and buy more tickets!!!!!

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Cheap Amazon PLEX is for US customers only.
Niec Mogul
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#103 - 2013-09-26 12:44:45 UTC
This is probably just grooming of the playerbase for the coming F2P-P2W days. Get everyone used to the idea of approaching some external site to plonk down currency and get something special. Today it's ISK...

They'll have another drawing after this one, with some other items.

Then they'll just make it a regular thing (CCP-sponsored "Blinks").

Next thing you know you'll be able to buy into CCP Blinks using Aurum instead of ISK.

Then they'll eliminate that bothersome middle step of converting PLEX to Aurum and just let you buy in using straight-up cash.

After that it's a hop skip and a jump to a CCP cash shop.

Finally they'll start posting "Caldari Navy High-Power Missiles - Special Edition," with 10% extra damage and flight time, and there we are.

Good times!
Buju79
Ghaken Enterprises
#104 - 2013-09-26 12:44:59 UTC
Don't you thnk CCP is just complementing the fact Blink is doing extreemly well.....
Why is everybody crying about it..
Think off something that will make you triljons and see what they will do for you
Asayanami Dei
Adhocracy Incorporated
Adhocracy
#105 - 2013-09-26 12:46:22 UTC
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Julius Priscus
#106 - 2013-09-26 12:46:54 UTC
PotatoOverdose wrote:
I couldn't give a rats ass that they're adding more guardian vexors.

However, the fact that they are giving them exclusively to a single player group to distribute as they see fit bothers the hell out of me now that I think about it.

Very reminiscent of T20 tbh. Either have CCP stage an event "in honor of blink" where all accounts randomly have a chance to win one, or don't have the event at all.



why not make it a Xmas gift.. everyone gets ONE ship to pick from all give away ships. be it tourney ships or event ships, how ever accounts must be a certain age to get certain ships.. the older the account the better the list to choose from.

IE your account must be the same age as when the ship was given out originally .

this will help stop people trying to farm certain ships with trial or new accounts.
Rhivre
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#107 - 2013-09-26 12:47:11 UTC
Buju79 wrote:
Don't you thnk CCP is just complementing the fact Blink is doing extreemly well.....
Why is everybody crying about it..
Think off something that will make you triljons and see what they will do for you



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Andski
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#108 - 2013-09-26 12:47:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Andski
In exchange for Blink getting substantially increased traffic, massive amounts of ISK as a result, plus more $$ from GTC referrals which their players are awarded credits for, Blink is sponsoring a few billion in prizes in blink credits (lmao) and PLEX for PvP tournament participants.

This deal is clearly not skewed entirely in Blink's favor!

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Sol Kal'orr
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#109 - 2013-09-26 12:47:34 UTC
Adding new (historic) ships is one thing, but adding them via a player-run-website smacks of favoritism.
Rumtin
Imperium Technologies
Dracarys.
#110 - 2013-09-26 12:49:11 UTC
PotatoOverdose wrote:
I couldn't give a rats ass that they're adding more guardian vexors.

However, the fact that they are giving them exclusively to a single player group to distribute as they see fit bothers the hell out of me now that I think about it.

Very reminiscent of T20 tbh. Either have CCP stage an event "in honor of blink" where all accounts randomly have a chance to win one, or don't have the event at all.



Couldn't agree more. The fact these ships are being given out to a select few players to do as they please with is what generates an issue with me. That is complete and utter Bull S***. IF rare ships are going to come back into the game, CCP should be the ONLY ones doing it, not other players.
Red Templar
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#111 - 2013-09-26 12:49:19 UTC
Andski wrote:
"Here's how it works: Any time you play any Blink, you receive 1 ticket to the drawing (even if you buy more than one ticket). Plus, if you win the Blink, you receive bonus tickets based on the size of the Blink."

Hey guys just give this player-run entity more ISK and you'll have a better chance of winning these things we're having them give away!


So wait... CCP gave them items for free, and they are earning ISK from that? That totally make sense. And not at all the same as just giving free isk to players.

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Gallente Federation
#112 - 2013-09-26 12:50:15 UTC
Buju79 wrote:
Don't you thnk CCP is just complementing the fact Blink is doing extreemly well.....
Why is everybody crying about it..
Think off something that will make you triljons and see what they will do for you
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Regat Kozovv
Alcothology
#113 - 2013-09-26 12:50:22 UTC
Reintroducing those specific ships is reaching back to a time long past. The Gold Magnate and the Guardian Vexor are not simply valuable in terms of rarity, ISK value, or their special abilities, but rather for what they represent. They're relics of a bygone time, a time capsule in a game where its players erase the monuments that came before. If they're reintroduced, then that property is gone, cheapened by this recent knockoff. Icons so revered for those nostalgic for times that will never come again will have this property erased.

EVE is special because of the fleeting nature of these moments in time. The knowledge that all will become dust: ships, empires, players, allegiances. Those few things that endure we worship because of this exception to the rule. Like museum pieces, valued not for their monetary value but because of their window into the past. Leave these relics alone.





(It's worth noting that the value of these ships will be greatly diminished, among all who possess one, new and old, the moment CCP reintroduces them. Since so much of its value is derived from its age, a winner receiving one will not be getting the ship spoken of throughout the years, but a different ship, instantly changed in the minds of everyone because of the knowledge that are now made in 2013, not 2003.)
Dmw882
Kinship
The Initiative.
#114 - 2013-09-26 12:51:58 UTC
NO, just no CCP.
Event ships are just that, the mark an EVENT, a signel point in time where something happened, to bring them back for a lottery is just silly, if your gonna do this whats your next step? selling Apotheosis bpos on the open market?
War Kitten
Panda McLegion
#115 - 2013-09-26 12:53:27 UTC
CCP gives prizes to support all sorts of player-run events. This is not ground-breaking.

3+2 new copies of rare ships is not going to ruin the game.

Personally I look forward to taking a shot at winning a Guardian Vexor.

Hell Eve-Vegas itself is a player-organized event. Why not ***** and moan about CCP sending devs out to support it and spending valuable money and time that could be used developing features!

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Thomas Hurt
Future Ventures
#116 - 2013-09-26 12:55:40 UTC
Bumping the threadnought
Bronco Platz
Doomheim
#117 - 2013-09-26 12:56:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Bronco Platz
Could I have please some Harvester Drones?

But for real now. This is only a joke, right? A terrible one for sure...

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Abdiel Kavash
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#118 - 2013-09-26 12:56:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Abdiel Kavash
Buju79 wrote:
Don't you thnk CCP is just complementing the fact Blink is doing extreemly well.....
Why is everybody crying about it..
Think off something that will make you triljons and see what they will do for you


Goonswarm is also doing extremely well. Should they get free unique ships for that too?
Ender Blue
Yosenju
#119 - 2013-09-26 12:59:46 UTC
Such a dumb thing to complain about.
Clue 3K
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#120 - 2013-09-26 13:00:39 UTC
War Kitten wrote:
CCP gives prizes to support all sorts of player-run events. This is not ground-breaking.

3+2 new copies of rare ships is not going to ruin the game.

Personally I look forward to taking a shot at winning a Guardian Vexor.

Hell Eve-Vegas itself is a player-organized event. Why not ***** and moan about CCP sending devs out to support it and spending valuable money and time that could be used developing features!

Roll


One having the devs at an event is helpful to keep their business going as it shows they care so there is no bitching about that stupid point.

Giving out prizes that are special ships that have been given out for past events is the problem not them giving out prizes that are new. Its not all that they are giving out the ships fully either. It does kill the lore, but the biggest problem is giving it to a group of people that already screw people over with that run a ISK making machine.
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