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Worlds Within a World - The EVE Universe Monument

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Ronny Hugo
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#41 - 2014-02-05 15:24:50 UTC
I have a slight lump in my throat, know of a few fallen comrades, many that i have never even spoken to but that were known to many. Ten years of getting to know epic people, and I have only been here just under 3 years, I can't imagine how much it means to some veterans.
I just hope the names will be randomly placed, not so that it goes A to Z either from top to bottom, or bottom to top. And that the fallen have their own location.
Not disappointed!
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#42 - 2014-02-05 15:25:57 UTC
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh

CEO of Lanate Industries

Citizen of Solitude

Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#43 - 2014-02-05 15:26:12 UTC
It's nicer than you'd expect from a statue about a video game. Instead of a giant space marine or something.

The 'quote from the EVE universe' isn't going to be 'can I have your stuff', I hope?
Altrue
Exploration Frontier inc
Tactical-Retreat
#44 - 2014-02-05 15:26:53 UTC
TedStriker wrote:

I'm eager to see you swinging the whip and doing something great again, not resting on your past accomplishments.

So, the monument is nice for looking back, but when will you start locking ahead again, and letting us know about it?


So much this.

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Mynutor
Black Box Technologies
#45 - 2014-02-05 15:27:07 UTC
I am disappointed.

Although I must admit, this is way better than a World of Darkness announcement.

Objective sighted. Target locked. Lasers activated. Pew-pew-pew. Die roid..., DIE!

ChromeStriker
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#46 - 2014-02-05 15:27:55 UTC
damn cool i say

No Worries

Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#47 - 2014-02-05 15:27:58 UTC
Dinsdale Pirannha wrote:
How many precious CCP resources are being thrown at this statue?
How many coding-months dedicated to fixing / overhauling legacy code could have been purchased for the cost of this monument to the hubris of some people?

Eve is a virtual world.
What is the point of a statue that the vast vast majority of the player base will never see, and most will never even hear about?
CCP would have been better off coding this monument into the game and placing it in Jita.

It would have more value to more of the player base.

can you engrave my name above his plz
Stitcher
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#48 - 2014-02-05 15:28:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Stitcher
here's the thing about using a timer - no matter what the end result is, people are almost without exception going to wind up feeling disappointed because the goodies they imagine lurking beyond 00:00:00 will always be better than the actual unveil. They will ALWAYS imagine that the countdown is leading up to the announcement that everything they have ever expressed a desire for in every forum post will be implemented. Were people seriously expecting this to be a countdown to "EVE: the Make Everything Magically Perfect For Everyone Expansion"?

So go ahead and use timers, if you want to! It doesn't matter what you put at the end, somebody will be underwhelmed, but that's life.

For my part, I'm whelmed. I remember thinking the monument was a great idea when it was discussed at Fanfest last year. "Worlds Within a World" will definitely be on my itinerary next time I'm in Reykjavik.

Here's to the next ten years. Maybe in 2024 we can launch a tribute to EVE into orbit around the moon!

AKA Hambone

Author of The Deathworlders

Freelancer117
So you want to be a Hero
#49 - 2014-02-05 15:28:09 UTC
Dear CCP,

When you have a 1 week timer for big news I, as a small part of the Community, expect you to focus on itterating on the GAME.

Regards,

A Freelancer


PS: the eve monument was announced at fanfest 2013, why rehash it when you got nothing new to say about the game.

Eve online is :

A) mining simulator B) glorified chatroom C) spreadsheets online

D) CCP Games Pay to Win at skill leveling, with instant gratification

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Hevymetal
POT Corp
#50 - 2014-02-05 15:29:18 UTC
Not a bad idea, I think it's a nice tribute to the EVE playerbase.

Will this statue be replicated ingame as say a floating monument around Jita 4-4?
Rudgier Thorrin
Noob Constructions LTD
#51 - 2014-02-05 15:29:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Rudgier Thorrin
Dinsdale Pirannha wrote:
How many precious CCP resources are being thrown at this statue?
How many coding-months dedicated to fixing / overhauling legacy code could have been purchased for the cost of this monument to the hubris of some people?


In b4 people having no idea what a marketing budget is.


I think it's actually a good way to get some publicity in the media and maby attract new players. Doubful the extra income from selling PLEX/GTCs will cover the price of the monuments, so it's probably not a short-term cash grab.

That said, Hilmar in viking garb would be more awesome Bear

EDIT: also I think that the whole timer-hype was pretty hilarous.

Implying I need a signature

Roux Michon
#52 - 2014-02-05 15:29:41 UTC
I have no problem with an 'artistic' sculpture, if CCP wants to build one, go for it. Personally, I think its ugly and in no way represents the game, or Icelandic culture.

But did we need REALLY a countdown for it?

The counter seems like total vanity and narcissism to me.
S1euth
Last Rites.
Villore Accords
#53 - 2014-02-05 15:29:55 UTC
They said they were building a monument and within a year, they built a monument. It will look good in the harbor and be a place for people to remember the beginnings of MMOs for hundreds of years; or until the next Volcano.

Seven Koskanaiken
Fancypants Inc
Pandemic Horde
#54 - 2014-02-05 15:30:28 UTC
Nice try trying to slip this by, shame I thought CCP was somewhat independent but seems it's controlled by the same people as the big corporations and following the same agenda.

http://i.imgur.com/iwFtZP3.jpg
Erin Crawford
#55 - 2014-02-05 15:31:13 UTC
DeadRow wrote:
Zanzibar Heroshima wrote:
It's two people banging their heads against a wall. It's perfect!

You git! Stealing my description of it!


I had to lol when i saw that too!
Question is who do the who heads represent? The player base? CCP? Both? Blink

"Those who talk don’t know. Those who know don’t talk. "

Mammoth Akachi
What Could Go Right
#56 - 2014-02-05 15:31:39 UTC
I personally think It's fairly cool.
Debora Tsung
Perkone
Caldari State
#57 - 2014-02-05 15:31:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Debora Tsung
Some day, I'll have snotty little grandchildren and I'll drag them along on my pilgrimage to that monument and I'll insist on walking there all the way from the airport around the whole island (just to annoy them) to the monument and I'll constantly bicker on about how things used to be better in my days and that game companies used to value their customers until they can recite everything I said in their sleep.

And when we're at the monument, I'll point at my name and say "That was me!" and then they'll ask "But grandpa, why is that a womans name?" and I'll turn beet red and walk away, silently muttering on about the ungratefull little brats asking such stpuid questiuons after all I've done for them.

In short, it'll be absolutely hilarious and my family will talk about how I trolled them even two generations after I am dead. Lol

Stupidity should be a bannable offense.

Fighting back is more fun than not.

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Silent Rambo
Orion Positronics
#58 - 2014-02-05 15:31:54 UTC
Ilunes Lailara wrote:
Underwhelming. Please do not use timers for this kind of stuff, would have thought it was cooler if I wasn't disappointed.


Basically this. Its cool, but the countdown built up mystery that couldn't be satisfied with something I will probably never see. This is a "nice to have" thing, nothing we wanted or needed, and the countdown kinda made the impact of the announcement more disappointing even though it is cool. Changes to the game are cooler Blink

You really think someone would do that? Just log into EvE and tell lies?

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#59 - 2014-02-05 15:33:30 UTC
Dinsdale Pirannha wrote:
How many precious CCP resources are being thrown at this statue?
How many coding-months dedicated to fixing / overhauling legacy code could have been purchased for the cost of this monument to the hubris of some people?

Eve is a virtual world.
What is the point of a statue that the vast vast majority of the player base will never see, and most will never even hear about?
CCP would have been better off coding this monument into the game and placing it in Jita.

It would have more value to more of the player base.



How many old players will resub to get their name on the monument?
How many will stick around for a while when they see how much has changed in EVE since they played?
How many extra devs will CCP be able to afford with all this extra sub money?

And most importantly of all, how will all this nerf hi-sec?

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#60 - 2014-02-05 15:33:53 UTC
Seven Koskanaiken wrote:
Nice try trying to slip this by, shame I thought CCP was somewhat independent but seems it's controlled by the same people as the big corporations and following the same agenda.

http://i.imgur.com/iwFtZP3.jpg

thankfully there are people who are not unwilling to uncover THE TRUTH

o7