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Worlds Within a World - The EVE Universe Monument

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Pinky Hops
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#141 - 2014-02-05 16:47:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Pinky Hops
Malcanis wrote:
Although I had expected it, because I know from long experience that the EVE-O forums are a cesspool of people who would find a way to be mad

if they were teleported to the land of free money and blowjobs, I still find it discouraging that people are unironically getting angry because CCP are proud enough of their creation of the canvas of EVE, and grateful enough to us as the artists, that they're putting up a real, solid monument to commemorate it.

Something that no game company has ever done for the community of their customers (as far as I am aware). Something that CCP clearly think that the EVE community uniquely deserves.

And you're complaining like petulant adolescents having a meltdown because daddy didn't buy them a porsche for their sweet sixteen.

Take a step back and look at yourselves and what you're doing here, angry people. Because that's what you look like to me.


You are actually the one who sounds pretty angry. I see a lot of hyperbole, random insults, and general ranting with no substance - a pattern with your posting.

Yes, some of us are going to chuckle that CCP is undertaking a vanity project as a sad publicity stunt.

It reminds me of trying to cure the economy through advertising that the economy is good - and then justifying it by talking about all those jobs you created by making the advertisement in the first place.

Yes, it's silly.

Some of us just watch CCP and scratch our heads. Just recently they laid off a bunch of people working on another game. Now they are making a monument.

This whole thing reminds me more of the kind of thing you'd see on a failed kickstarter.
Ila Dace
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#142 - 2014-02-05 16:49:19 UTC
"Monuments are cool" -- Dr. Who

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#143 - 2014-02-05 16:51:31 UTC
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh


The "timer" feedback was anticipated by some of us and has already been passed around internally to the appropriate people, so you can all mark that down as noted.

Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."

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Chaotica Donma
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#144 - 2014-02-05 16:52:22 UTC
Phoenix Jones wrote:
I don't know of many things that have had monuments erected in its name.

Warcraft? There's no Great Orc statue.


Well, actually, there is: http://www.popehat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/orc-statue-in-front-of-blizzard-hq-irvine-california.jpg

It sits outside Blizzard's HQ in California.

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#145 - 2014-02-05 16:55:08 UTC
CCP Manifest wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh


The "timer" feedback was anticipated by some of us and has already been passed around internally to the appropriate people, so you can all mark that down as noted.

Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."


To be honest, that's all I wanted to hear.

And the "timer feature test" would have been pretty funny.
Pinky Hops
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#146 - 2014-02-05 16:57:02 UTC
Chaotica Donma wrote:
Phoenix Jones wrote:
I don't know of many things that have had monuments erected in its name.

Warcraft? There's no Great Orc statue.


Well, actually, there is: http://www.popehat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/orc-statue-in-front-of-blizzard-hq-irvine-california.jpg

It sits outside Blizzard's HQ in California.


http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17no3lpyy0yhwjpg/original.jpg

Kerrigan is pretty cool as well.

The cool thing about Blizzard is that they were at least honest about admitting that it was a gift for themselves, not the players.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#147 - 2014-02-05 17:03:24 UTC
I thought you guys had already built this... I remember you all announcing you were going to do this back in 2007 during that fan fest? Well good to see it got finished. Now.. finish WiS? ;)

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Taranogas 3rd
Doomheim
#148 - 2014-02-05 17:04:28 UTC
Pinky Hops wrote:
Chaotica Donma wrote:
Phoenix Jones wrote:
I don't know of many things that have had monuments erected in its name.

Warcraft? There's no Great Orc statue.


Well, actually, there is: http://www.popehat.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/orc-statue-in-front-of-blizzard-hq-irvine-california.jpg

It sits outside Blizzard's HQ in California.


http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17no3lpyy0yhwjpg/original.jpg

Kerrigan is pretty cool as well.

The cool thing about Blizzard is that they were at least honest about admitting that it was a gift for themselves, not the players.


you know there's a difference between a statue and a monument, and what connection do those statues have with their players? they are for show, if CCP wanted a statue for show and JUST publicizing it they would have made it, instead they made this for the community the players.

stop over-analyzing things too much, it's a just a cool thing CCP did, don't like it ? Then I suggest you make a thread/petition and ask CCP to remove your name from it if it would be enlisted then you will truly earn the title of bitter vet.

Some people, seriously..
Akrasjel Lanate
Lanate Industries
#149 - 2014-02-05 17:06:48 UTC
CCP Manifest wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh


The "timer" feedback was anticipated by some of us and has already been passed around internally to the appropriate people, so you can all mark that down as noted.

Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."

The timer it self isn't bad just the thing at the end. Like this for me some normal/standard anouncement would be beter

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Grayland Aubaris
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#150 - 2014-02-05 17:07:33 UTC
For those of us that can't get to Iceland can we have a in-game version made and deposited in New Eden somewhere?
Pinky Hops
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#151 - 2014-02-05 17:07:38 UTC
Taranogas 3rd wrote:
Some people, seriously..


I agree.

I mean, look at these responses. If you give even minor criticism, people basically vomit insults into their keyboards as a response.

It's almost as if they can't handle criticism at all, and expect every single thing CCP does to be met with universal acclaim.
MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#152 - 2014-02-05 17:07:39 UTC
CCP Manifest wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh


The "timer" feedback was anticipated by some of us and has already been passed around internally to the appropriate people, so you can all mark that down as noted.

Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."


just to be clear the monument thing is really cool...

its just with the timer we all got pretty excited about what it would be for.

and unfortuantly when there is rampant speculation no one will ever be happy.

this is one of the reasons we cant do "rumor" threads anymore.

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Mug Costanza
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#153 - 2014-02-05 17:08:43 UTC
Can you please allow us to OPT OUT of this monument? I have 0 plans or desires to visit this monument and would much rather my accounts be left off of it. Thanks in advance!
Billy Hix
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#154 - 2014-02-05 17:09:47 UTC
CCP Manifest wrote:
[quote=Akrasjel Lanate]Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."


thats th sort of thing players might actually find funny.

This was just a vanity project for Hilmar. If it was just released as a Devblog t would have got a meh from most people and that would have been it. But putting the timer there made people believe that there was something to get excited about, and it wasn't.

It is worrying how pathetic CCP marketing is. Sure the recent player fights got a lot of publicity, but pretty much all the recent CCP initiatives have received nothing but negative attention. Somergate? The last dev run event/massacre? The monument? How is it possible that the eve marketing people haven't had a positive "event" in the last year and a whole string of negative events? These guys are paid a lot of money and seem incapable of getting any positive press/player reactions.


Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#155 - 2014-02-05 17:10:06 UTC
Pinky Hops wrote:


Yes, some of us are going to chuckle that CCP is undertaking a vanity project as a sad publicity stunt.

It reminds me of trying to cure the economy through advertising that the economy is good - and then justifying it by talking about all those jobs you created by making the advertisement in the first place.



How is this Vanity ? What does CCP have to gain ? This is costing them a lot of ISK, literally ISK.

Just what is CCP trying to white-wash as you imply by inference to "distracting from the truth" advertising methods.

Just what, really ?

This whole thing has done nothing but show how unimaginative and lame most of this playerbase actually is.

I seriously hope CCP is doing the high school teacher thing and "taking names". Those who are vehemently opposed to this should be left off the monument without question.

And that is very easily done. Or, how about a mechanic on the Account management page so that people can opt out if they are so insulted about being celebrated for supporting the game for so long ?

I like the "taking the names from the Forums" idea much better though.

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Ralph King-Griffin
Lords.Of.Midnight
The Devil's Warrior Alliance
#156 - 2014-02-05 17:11:10 UTC
Pinky Hops wrote:
Taranogas 3rd wrote:
Some people, seriously..


I agree.

I mean, look at these responses. If you give even minor criticism, people basically vomit insults into their keyboards as a response.

It's almost as if they can't handle criticism at all, and expect every single thing CCP does to be met with universal acclaim.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#157 - 2014-02-05 17:11:36 UTC
A vanity Project from Hilmar would be a statue of Hilmar in front of both CCP and Harpa Hall.

Geez get a grip, and stop throwing around words like vanity that you clearly do not really understand. Just rote repetition of other's postings, at best.

"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

Mug Costanza
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#158 - 2014-02-05 17:11:42 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Pinky Hops wrote:


Yes, some of us are going to chuckle that CCP is undertaking a vanity project as a sad publicity stunt.

It reminds me of trying to cure the economy through advertising that the economy is good - and then justifying it by talking about all those jobs you created by making the advertisement in the first place.



How is this Vanity ? What does CCP have to gain ? This is costing them a lot of ISK, literally ISK.

Just what is CCP trying to white-wash as you imply by inference to "distracting from the truth" advertising methods.

Just what, really ?

This whole thing has done nothing but show how unimaginative and lame most of this playerbase actually is.

I seriously hope CCP is doing the high school teacher thing and "taking names". Those who are vehemently opposed to this should be left off the monument without question.

And that is very easily done. Or, how about a mechanic on the Account management page so that people can opt out if they are so insulted about being celebrated for supporting the game for so long ?

I like the "taking the names from the Forums" idea much better though.



Another one for the opt-out feature! Maybe CCP will listen.
Ila Dace
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#159 - 2014-02-05 17:12:01 UTC
For the paranoid:

This is really just a way for CCP players to learn who everyone's main is.

/tinfoil

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#160 - 2014-02-05 17:12:19 UTC
CCP Manifest wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
This would go beter of without a timer. Ugh


The "timer" feedback was anticipated by some of us and has already been passed around internally to the appropriate people, so you can all mark that down as noted.

Although one person did have a brilliant idea on Twitter that would make for an awesome April Fools joke. i bet the timer will end and it will be all like "timer feature test complete..."

When the timer hit zero what did I see?

Service unavailable
HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

My wife and I just sat there and laughed.

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