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Do the planets orbit?

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Marzuk Mhreki
Mhreicorp
#1 - 2014-01-02 20:12:34 UTC
Just noted after checking a planet info that the orbit time was listed. Is this just there for RP or what is the info there for?
Artimis Scout
Wormhole Cartography
#2 - 2014-01-02 20:15:21 UTC
They do not orbit in the game. Too much work to program, no real reason to anyway.
Carmen Electra
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2014-01-02 20:15:59 UTC
That would be pretty cool! However, my guess is that the planets actually have static positions in space.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#4 - 2014-01-02 20:16:08 UTC
No.

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

Vaju Enki
Secular Wisdom
#5 - 2014-01-02 20:17:07 UTC
There is no spoon.

The Tears Must Flow

stoicfaux
#6 - 2014-01-02 20:18:19 UTC
Yes, and no.

EVE planets are in EVE, EVE is in servers, servers are on surface of Earth, Earth rotates, Earth orbits Sun, Sun orbits Milkway Galaxy, ..., it's orbits all the way down until you hit turtles.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#7 - 2014-01-02 20:20:43 UTC
No. It would be very cool if they DID orbit, but that would add a lot of complexity to each system, and I can see how it would add quite a bit of load for every capsuleer logged into each system.

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Beekeeper Bob
Beekeepers Anonymous
#8 - 2014-01-02 20:26:07 UTC
Marzuk Mhreki wrote:
Just noted after checking a planet info that the orbit time was listed. Is this just there for RP or what is the info there for?


Eve is a static universe, which is too bad because a dynamic one would be so much more fun.

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stoicfaux
#9 - 2014-01-02 20:27:15 UTC
Gogela wrote:
No. It would be very cool if they DID orbit, but that would add a lot of complexity to each system, and I can see how it would add quite a bit of load for every capsuleer logged into each system.

It would also provide an advantage to the older players who would have the opportunity to create zillions of safespots along the planet's orbit over the years.

On the plus side, it would give people a reason to create spreadsheets/3rd party apps calculating when one of those safespot bookmarks is now at the center of a planet.

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

Jara Blackwind
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2014-01-02 21:43:21 UTC
The orbit time, star age etc. is meaningless RP fluff. You can't even collide with the planets and stars, they are empty inside and you can fly through them. Everything in EVE except player content is more or less static.

For a non-static procedurally generated universe, where planets do orbit, space is not liquid and ships have crew, please check Elite II: Frontier, released in 1993.

Unfortunately, you can't scam for PLEX there.
Muestereate
Minions LLC
#11 - 2014-01-02 22:03:59 UTC
Would be nice in a lot of systems to spread safes
Vyktor Abyss
The Abyss Corporation
#12 - 2014-01-02 22:11:30 UTC
Pretty sure I've read in a blog/post from CCP before that the space objects originally did orbit in the physics engine code, but this was later disabled or removed for lack of any real gameplay function.

You would not be the first to challenge/suggest a change to that staus quo - give them a good reason and just maybe. Blink
Hasikan Miallok
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2014-01-02 22:17:10 UTC
Kinda suck with your bookmarks though.


" Right I have a nice bookmark at exactly 2400m from the POCO so I can be all ninja and cloaky until I want to grab "ma stuff" and scarper ... OK warping in .... oh crap where is the POCO ?? Someone has moved the d@mn planet again ... "
Jove Death
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2014-01-02 22:19:08 UTC
Of course planets orbit

There rotation is based on how fast you spin your ship in space.

"Your the centre of the universe ddduuuddeee"

Quoting "you will die" in EvE is fail Chars dont die in EvE. Unless you have a heart attack eek.

Rhatar Khurin
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2014-01-02 22:29:17 UTC
Also where are the binary systems?!

(i know there was a bit thread about this a while back)
ISD LackOfFaith
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#16 - 2014-01-02 22:30:15 UTC
No, they do not. The original envisioning of Eve included orbiting planets, stars, and other objects, but there are mechanics problems along with computational problems of simulating simultaneous gravitational interaction between tens (hundreds?) of thousands of separate objects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N-body_problem

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Jara Blackwind
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2014-01-02 22:32:07 UTC
Rhatar Khurin wrote:
Also where are the binary systems?!
In wormhole space.
Regnag Leppod
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#18 - 2014-01-02 22:35:12 UTC
The planets, or at least their rings, *do* rotate though.

There is an asteroid belt inside the boundary of the planets rings in Jerma (IV belt 1 if I recall). If you sit in the belt for an hour or so, you'll see the rings go from being above the asteroid belt, to below it, and then eventually back. this is because the rings are not aligned flat with the axis they rotate on.
ISD LackOfFaith
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#19 - 2014-01-02 22:36:35 UTC
Jara Blackwind wrote:
Rhatar Khurin wrote:
Also where are the binary systems?!
In wormhole space.

Yep. According to lore, systems with more than one star do not support jump gates. Or... something.

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Bagrat Skalski
Koinuun Kotei
#20 - 2014-01-02 22:57:05 UTC
They didn't have David Braben unfortunately.
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