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Dev blog: Ship Painting Pilot Program

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Crasniya
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#21 - 2014-03-06 16:34:31 UTC
All I can say is OHMYGODIT'SHAPPENING!!!!!!!!!1111one

Thank you so much, CCP!

Soraya Xel - Council of Planetary Management 1 - [email protected]

Omnathious Deninard
Ministry of Silly Walks.
#22 - 2014-03-06 16:35:59 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
woop woop!

Big smile


Do I hear the space police?

If you don't follow the rules, neither will I.

Crasniya
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#23 - 2014-03-06 16:36:17 UTC
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Hrm. The battleship costs are possibly a little high. Other than that, I'd say it looks pretty good Smile



$2 ship paint is pretty reasonable. Particularly since it offers no combat benefit. Or if you compare it to a $70 monocle. ;)

Soraya Xel - Council of Planetary Management 1 - [email protected]

Batolemaeus
Mahlstrom
Northern Associates.
#24 - 2014-03-06 16:36:20 UTC
Microtransactions in a subscription mmo. Just what we needed.

Also, you are polluting both market categories and the typeid pool with those vanity items.

It's not that I wouldn't like a pink archon, but I'm not going to participate in a terrible microtransaction scheme for you to nickle and dime me while I'm still paying you monthly. I am unimpressed.
Turelus
Utassi Security
#25 - 2014-03-06 16:37:04 UTC
Hmm interesting. I guess it's finally going to bring some use to the failure that was Aurum/Nex Store but personally I would still like to see these BPC's come from the NPC corporations LP stores entirely.

Currently there is very little difference in the LP stores and corporations don't offer anything unique to their corp LP store, this is something which could be fixed by having each store offer these items as LP purchases.

I understand that CCP wants to make use of the Nex store and get into the microtransaction market for EVE but remember every item that goes into a cash shop is an item taken out of the game for new features, updated or revised features or general reasons for gameplay.
I say this because as someone who has played SWTOR once the cash shop there opened and all the new content for customization moved there I found myself have very little reason to play anything in the game past grinding money to buy store items off the auction house.

It would be my dream to see the Nex store abolished and CCP move all items from it over to gameplay giving players new things to hunt for or work for, making content and features in the game the way to earn things rather than a credit card (yes I know we can get them for ISK but it's still not a gameplay drop).

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

TheSpacePolice
Doomheim
#26 - 2014-03-06 16:39:52 UTC
Omnathious Deninard wrote:
CCP Falcon wrote:
woop woop!

Big smile


Do I hear the space police?


Who?
orange offspring
Hostile.
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#27 - 2014-03-06 16:40:36 UTC
Still annoyed that you havn't fixed TiDi yet (Its not a permanent solution its a temporary problem to avoid black screen, we shouldn't have to compromise between hardly playable to unplayable. After all you made it a numbers game) but yeah I've been waiting on ship skins for years.
Darkblad
Doomheim
#28 - 2014-03-06 16:41:36 UTC
Promising things await \o/
Oh, and (r)evolutionary comet

NPEISDRIP

Silivar Karkun
Doomheim
#29 - 2014-03-06 16:41:41 UTC
the LP concept would be interesting if you can implement it for the minor factions and corporations inside the empires.....i would totally grind the hell out of Khanid/Ammatar corporations.....also....Suukuvesta colors <3
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#30 - 2014-03-06 16:41:55 UTC
One thing I'd suggest:

Modify the market, so that you can filter out all the non-stock ships.

Mostly because they're be quite a bit more expensive than the stock version for isk.

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

David Kir
Dominionist Commonwealth of Confederated States
Violent Harmony
#31 - 2014-03-06 16:42:38 UTC
Batolemaeus wrote:
Microtransactions in a subscription mmo. Just what we needed.

Also, you are polluting both market categories and the typeid pool with those vanity items.

It's not that I wouldn't like a pink archon, but I'm not going to participate in a terrible microtransaction scheme for you to nickle and dime me while I'm still paying you monthly. I am unimpressed.


Maaaaan, and I almost thought these were optional and obtainable trough ingame currency!

Friends are like cows: if you eat them, they die.

Turelus
Utassi Security
#32 - 2014-03-06 16:43:04 UTC
Additionally why are you having one (the most popular it seems) as a gameplay reward and charging for all others?

This seems a strange choice and somewhat of a "if it's awesome and we want you to have it we don't charge, but everything else you pay for."

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

J3ssica Alba
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#33 - 2014-03-06 16:43:05 UTC
I will only make use of this if the below is implemented :

http://dogfacedesign.com/var/albums/Wallpapers/wallpaper-hello-kitty-apoc.png?m=1378875491
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Tarsas Phage
Freight Club
#34 - 2014-03-06 16:43:48 UTC
orange offspring wrote:
Still annoyed that you havn't fixed TiDi yet (Its not a permanent solution its a temporary problem to avoid black screen, we shouldn't have to compromise between hardly playable to unplayable. After all you made it a numbers game) but yeah I've been waiting on ship skins for years.


I'm sure the graphic designers who worked on these skins will now turn their expertise in Maya 3D towards fixing TiDi.
Vera Algaert
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#35 - 2014-03-06 16:43:55 UTC
Guess you're lucky that none of these ships is considered super powerful in the NEO II right now. Dominix, Logistics or Marauder paintjobs could have made the entire concept of bans useless Twisted

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Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#36 - 2014-03-06 16:43:57 UTC
OMG OMG OMG OMG

how strongly have you considered a steam workshop-ish approach to the whole thing ?

with space-penis protection from some art person of course
Strata Maslav
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#37 - 2014-03-06 16:45:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Strata Maslav
Based on the current high price of plex we have:
1 plex = 654,000,000 isk = 3500 Aurum

T1 Frigate skin = 45 Aurum = 8,400,000 isk
T1 Battleship skin = 350 Aurum = 65,400,000 isk

In my opinion expensive but not so much that I wouldn't want to fly it in space.
Rees Noturana
Red Rock Mining Company
#38 - 2014-03-06 16:46:15 UTC
Price seems right but I don't see a ship I want to paint. Guess I could throw a few bucks at CCP just to show interest.

_ _

MiliasColds
Strategic Incompetence
Blue Sun Interstellar Technologies
#39 - 2014-03-06 16:46:15 UTC
what i want is this, i want to be able to put my corp logo or something on a ship that i build so you can do brand type things, i think it adds depth and awesome :)
CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#40 - 2014-03-06 16:46:21 UTC
Turelus wrote:
Personally I would still like to see these BPC's come from the NPC corporations LP stores entirely.

Please note that this current pilot project is just a test and an experiment to see if there is enough demand to justify further development.

IF there is enough demand, then there will be further dev time spent on the mechanics how to get ship paints. If there is enough demand, then the current version will be much improved.

If there is no demand, then it would be quite difficult to justify dev time spent on such a project though. This is one of the reasons why we have this pilot project in place. Smile


CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer