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Dev blog: Ship Painting Pilot Program

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Benny Ohu
Chaotic Tranquility
#141 - 2014-03-06 17:57:03 UTC
the test changes because the ships are named differently. players will prefer to shoot 'shiny merlin' than 'vanilla merlin' given the choice and i think that's going to effect the decision to undock more than the additional cost of shiny merlin

i hope that when ship colours came around, a player could change the colours of their merlin without having the merlin's name changed
Edward Olmops
Gunboat Commando
#142 - 2014-03-06 17:58:01 UTC
Thumbs up, CCP!



Just make everyone waste their Aurum on paint jobs so the REAL shiny stuff becomes rare again. Pirate

All glory to the monocleers!
Teinyhr
Ourumur
#143 - 2014-03-06 17:58:41 UTC
Almost f***ng called it.

But in other news, YAY! I want my Vherokior/Sebiestor paint schemes!
Tasha Saisima
Doomheim
#144 - 2014-03-06 17:58:45 UTC
The abadon looks sick. Also, wtb Amarr gold
The Antiquarian
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#145 - 2014-03-06 17:59:07 UTC
My faith in AURUM has gone unnoticed.

Thank you very much CCP.
Georgiy Giggle
REFORD Division
REFORD
#146 - 2014-03-06 18:00:19 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Georgiy Giggle wrote:
Loving the idea but hate you all devs so much for such ***** way of realization.

You are going to make a new vanity item.
Why not to place it directly to market? Or even LP shop?
Why to the ******* aurum shop?

As the blog stated, the developers would love to have a broad variety of methods how you can get the ship skins and not just AUR payments. For example, the blueprint to convert the Federation Navy Comet into the Police Pursuit Comet is available in the CONCORD LP Store.


All I see:
Here some paints you can buy in LP (about 10% of all options) and 90% of other paints please buy for real money.
When did even became a 'you have to pay real money even for items'? Oh, I know, sience you add AURUM.

All I offer: make it both in market (or LP) and in AURUM shop.
So if pilot is too lazy to earn some isk, then he can use credit card to buy a useless item.

Looks like: All devs are staring at screens and yelling GIVE ME YOUR REAL MONEY!!!!

Come on guys. Remove donations from game.
I'm quite sure you have enought subscribers. And will have more if you stup doing such donatable features as this one.

Not mastering proprieties, won't become firmly established. - Confucius

Harvey James
The Sengoku Legacy
#147 - 2014-03-06 18:00:21 UTC
i so want that Rokh .....

T3's need to be versatile so no rigs are necessary ... they should not have OP dps and tank

ABC's should be T2, remove drone assist, separate HAM's and Torps range, -3 HS for droneboats

Nerf web strength, Make the blaster Eagle worth using

MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#148 - 2014-03-06 18:01:39 UTC
I would not mind getting corp skins too that we can submit for approval by concord and cost a bunch of Plex isk.

There are no stupid Questions... just stupid people... CCP Goliath wrote:

Ugh ti-di pooping makes me sad.

voetius
Grundrisse
#149 - 2014-03-06 18:01:42 UTC
Strata Maslav wrote:
Skins based on Standing would be fantastic!

I am 9.8 standing with the Angel Cartel and yet the Angel rats still shoot me, I wish someone would send them the memo that I am one of them. Apart from the free Macharials that I received there is no way of knowing that I am held in such high esteem by said faction.

I understand that in its current implementation it is not feasible but if I was able to fly a special ship because of my high standings to a specific faction and able to show my allegiance them that would be amazing!

In this iteration a skin would probably have to be closer to a module. In the same vein that if you don't have a certain skill you can fit a module, if you havent got +8.0 to Angel Cartel you won't be able to fit the "paint job" module.

A coloured Cynabal because of my work for the Angel Cartel and encouraging me to work so I can colour my Mach.

When entering faction warfare you would only be able to colour simple frigates but once you had shown your loyalty to the said faction you would be able to colour cruisers and battleships.

A great way of encouraging progression and loyalty to a faction and being able to show it off to your friends.


Having some ship paint jobs that are only available through the pirate corporation LP stores would be good. After all the purpose of the pirate arcs etc was to reward people for the increased risks they take and / or give people incentives to do stuff in null sec.

Also, love the look of that Abaddon Smile
Teinyhr
Ourumur
#150 - 2014-03-06 18:02:43 UTC
Georgiy Giggle wrote:
All I see:
Here some paints you can buy in LP (about 10% of all options) and 90% of other paints please buy for real money.
When did even became a 'you have to pay real money even for items'? Oh, I know, sience you add AURUM.

All I offer: make it both in market (or LP) and in AURUM shop.
So if pilot is too lazy to earn some isk, then he can use credit card to buy a useless item.

Looks like: All devs are staring at screens and yelling GIVE ME YOUR REAL MONEY!!!!

Come on guys. Remove donations from game.
I'm quite sure you have enought subscribers. And will have more if you stup doing such donatable features as this one.


All I see is some waah waah waah.

As long as it is just vanity stuff, I don't care two ***ts if it's bought with real or toy money.
SpaceSaft
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#151 - 2014-03-06 18:02:52 UTC
That's nice.

For the complete feature we need player created and faction based skins.



If your goal is only to sell CCP created skins with camouflage and or stripes in CCP selected colors for reasons of "preservation of the game's vision", scrap it.



Except the police skin for the Comet, these aren't worth the investment imo. Only to show my support for the idea I still might buy one of these skins.

Since as far as I can see both BPCs and the ships can be traded in game I don't care for the whole Aurum store part. It's still a bad idea since you already have a realmoney -> anygameitem conversion with PLEX and wouldn't need expansion or "iteration" on a useless feature (the aurum store).
Robert Parr
Iron Tiger T3 Industries
#152 - 2014-03-06 18:04:39 UTC
TheButcherPete
NaCl For Sale
Brotherhood of Spacers
#153 - 2014-03-06 18:04:58 UTC
There are lots of "OHGOD MICROTRANSACTIONS" idiots in this thread. Relax, it's just a ship skin. Don't like it? don't buy it! It's rather simple. I knew from the moment I seen a USD sign in the devblog you'd all be sperging here instead of in General Discussion.

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GM Nythanos
Game Master Retirement Home
#154 - 2014-03-06 18:06:58 UTC
That Merlin Nugoeihuvi Edition, gonna have to pick up a few. Cool

GM Nythanos | Senior Game Master

Gregor Parud
Imperial Academy
#155 - 2014-03-06 18:07:37 UTC
CCP Loktofeit wrote:
Gregor Parud wrote:
CCP Phantom wrote:
Please note that this is a pilot project. If demand shows that you really like the ship paint, we will go ahead and implement a proper ship paint system. Your feedback is extremely valuable here!


If you find any sort of excuse to not pursue this I will grab a plane to Iceland, go to your offices and **** on your door mat.



and that's a promise.



Take a number.


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Crasniya
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#156 - 2014-03-06 18:07:47 UTC
TheButcherPete wrote:
There are lots of "OHGOD MICROTRANSACTIONS" idiots in this thread. Relax, it's just a ship skin. Don't like it? don't buy it! It's rather simple. I knew from the moment I seen a USD sign in the devblog you'd all be sperging here instead of in General Discussion.


Not only this, but plenty of players will buy these with the free AUR CCP gave them. (Most of the people crying about it have enough free AUR CCP gave them for several ship skins already.) And plenty of people will buy these with that AUR, and then list it in contracts for ISK.

This is really not much different than CCP selling PLEX. Players need to get over it. Technically, PLEX is about as pay-to-win as you can get, so selling some vanity items isn't an issue anyone should whine about.

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Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#157 - 2014-03-06 18:09:22 UTC
Crasniya wrote:
Paukinra wrote:
This looks amazing, can't wait until we can paint more ships and I really hope it's possible to overcome that code to allow custom ships...

Please tell me you can overcome the old code? <3


It's not really a code problem. It's a data problem. You allow the skin, everyone who sees the ship has to download it's texture it to their computer. It's also a immersion problem, because they want ships to look like they fit the universe. Giving EVE players complete control of texturing would be a nightmare. So it has to be done in a way that won't allow you to abuse the design too much.

There are ways. For example, divide a ship into 4 different customization areas, like primary color, secondary color, highlight color, and running lights. Then give 16 options for each. The client would already have all options stored in it. Then 2 bytes would tell the client what scheme each ship actually has. Yes, downloading 2 additional bytes per ship when trying to load grid is extra load, but not that much.

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TheButcherPete
NaCl For Sale
Brotherhood of Spacers
#158 - 2014-03-06 18:09:50 UTC
Crasniya wrote:
TheButcherPete wrote:
There are lots of "OHGOD MICROTRANSACTIONS" idiots in this thread. Relax, it's just a ship skin. Don't like it? don't buy it! It's rather simple. I knew from the moment I seen a USD sign in the devblog you'd all be sperging here instead of in General Discussion.


Not only this, but plenty of players will buy these with the free AUR CCP gave them. (Most of the people crying about it have enough free AUR CCP gave them for several ship skins already.) And plenty of people will buy these with that AUR, and then list it in contracts for ISK.

This is really not much different than CCP selling PLEX. Players need to get over it. Technically, PLEX is about as pay-to-win as you can get, so selling some vanity items isn't an issue anyone should whine about.


People need something to ***** about. A more appropriate topic would be how bad RUS)) are at this game.

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If EVE is real, does that mean all of us are RMTrs?[/b]

Arkon Olacar
black.listed
#159 - 2014-03-06 18:10:30 UTC
Georgiy Giggle wrote:
All I see:
Here some paints you can buy in LP (about 10% of all options) and 90% of other paints please buy for real money.
When did even became a 'you have to pay real money even for items'? Oh, I know, sience you add AURUM.

All I offer: make it both in market (or LP) and in AURUM shop.
So if pilot is too lazy to earn some isk, then he can use credit card to buy a useless item.

Looks like: All devs are staring at screens and yelling GIVE ME YOUR REAL MONEY!!!!

Come on guys. Remove donations from game.
I'm quite sure you have enought subscribers. And will have more if you stup doing such donatable features as this one.

You are an idiot and should stop posting immediatly

I'll even give you a hint:

There's this thing called the market, don't tell anyone
Little Dragon Khamez
Guardians of the Underworld
#160 - 2014-03-06 18:10:52 UTC
As someone who rioted over the whole greed is good fiasco, I can only say that I love this idea!

That's one sexy looking punisher and I want one.

Plus it's obvious from the blog that CCP are not interested in introducing game changing advantages for aur/plex this is only an iteration of the type of customisations that Eve players have been clamouring for, for years! Plus initial costs are so cheap that no one can possibly begrudge CCP the cash. I've also noted that CCP are also looking at having LP as a possible source for customisations too, which is also a good thing.

I think it's wonderful. I hope the pilot is hugely successful and we get more of this type of thing.

Well done CCP!


P.S. can we now have some more clothes for our avatars on the same basis.

Dumbing down of Eve Online will result in it's destruction...