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Dev blog: An Update On Drifters - The Wandering Death

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stoicfaux
#21 - 2015-06-18 20:29:04 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:

When the Drifters gank the Veldnaught.. there will be all out war.

No, at that point people will (finally!) accept (or realize) that CCP Seagull is slowly boiling the high-sec frog, i.e. Empire space will crumble and *everyone*, except those in the rookie systems, will only be safe(-er-ish) in null-sec.

The Former Empire Space will be a PvE theme park ravaged by Drifters (or the NPC of the Month) for carebears to play in, but they'll need to keep their loot in a null-sec station which requires joining a null-sec alliance. (And there will be a need for recruits, e.g. the Fleet Warp Change.)


After the tears, people will finally realize the shift in gameplay was worth the concurrent reduction in "let's make high-sec 0.0 for a day!" threads.


/I'm_here_to_chew_bubblegum_and_wear_tinfoil.__And_I'm_all_out_of_bubblegum...

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Leeluvv
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#22 - 2015-06-18 20:35:47 UTC
My money is on something catastrophic happening to stargates, but I don't know how, what or when.
Freelancer117
So you want to be a Hero
#23 - 2015-06-18 20:54:38 UTC
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


Drop your spent old clones near Site One in the Eram system Cool

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9B30FF Labs
#24 - 2015-06-18 22:13:04 UTC
CCPls Drifter Invasions in Hisec with security status dropping to <0.4 in the systems they are active.

Pls
Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#25 - 2015-06-19 01:41:59 UTC
GankYou wrote:
CCPls Drifter Invasions in Hisec with security status dropping to <0.4 in the systems they are active.

Pls


I would literally eat a kitten on webcam to see that

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Riffasalo Heleneto
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#26 - 2015-06-19 06:44:22 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
Leeluvv wrote:
CCP Affinity wrote:
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!


Ooh, unfriendly to Chribba? That's about the only thing that could unite the Eve players against them, so probably a bad move on their part. :-)


When the Drifters gank the Veldnaught.. there will be all out war.


What Chribba didn't tell you is his extensive research concluded that Drifters are vulnerable to fireworks.

It's the reason he mind controlled teh Roleplayers to create a fireworks BPO!

I for one wait for our mighty warlord to lead us into colourful battle...
tasman devil
Puritans
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#27 - 2015-06-19 07:44:57 UTC
CCP Phantom wrote:
Drifters ... mysterious, highly powerful and dangerous beings. Their presence in New Eden is starting to become a considerable threat to both NPC Empires and Capsuleers, but where do they come from? What do they want? What is their connection to the Jove? And what lurks behind those Unidentified Wormoles? Death and destruction? Fantastic riches? Unimaginable power?

Check out the latest dev blog An Update On Drifters - The Wandering Death by CCP Affinity and CCP RedDawn for more details and images!


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Aeon Veritas
Xynodyne
The Initiative.
#28 - 2015-06-19 09:32:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Aeon Veritas
Hell yeah, *grabs a tinfoil hat* lets do this Cool

Maybe the Drifters attacked the Amarr because of the research in to the Antikythera Element and the development and relase of the Entosis Link.
But, my question is what responsibility have the Minmatar for those actions?

The Minmatar, you ask? Yes, the Minmatar!
These are my (tinfoil thick) evidence that the Minmatar cooperate withe the Joves.

If you look at the Naglfar class Dreadnought of the Minmatar you'll see that its structure is quite the same as the structure of the Jove Observatorys.
This and the ship discription
Quote:
The Naglfar is based on a Matari design believed to date back to the earliest annals of antiquity. While the exact evolution of memes informing its figure is unclear, the same distinctive vertical monolith form has shown up time and time again in the wind-scattered remnants of Matari legend.
have convinced me that it was the Minmatar who send the Drifters to the Amarr in revenge for the centuries of slavery.

*tinfoil off*
CCP Affinity
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#29 - 2015-06-19 10:45:21 UTC
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
How will the Drifter Incursion be "diffrent" from the Nation Incursions ? Roll


well for one... the sansha ships don't have a superweapon :P


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#30 - 2015-06-19 14:09:24 UTC
CCP Affinity wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
How will the Drifter Incursion be "diffrent" from the Nation Incursions ? Roll


well for one... the sansha ships don't have a superweapon :P



So harder but still the same ?

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Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#31 - 2015-06-19 20:37:08 UTC
Well, that Drifter storyline was cool while it happened in highsec. Now that the focus has moved to wormholes, I don't care about them any more.

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9B30FF Labs
#32 - 2015-06-19 20:39:38 UTC
A new type of resource(s) for a new tech (level), obtainable only in Hisec & in part in WHs would be interesting.

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Xindi Kraid
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#33 - 2015-06-20 04:41:03 UTC
CCP Affinity wrote:
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!

But plenty of interest in being your enemy.

and they hold a grudge. IKAME ran all the sites, and everyone's standings are terrible. We'd have to blow up hundreds to thousands of pirates to get them to hate us as much.
Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#34 - 2015-06-20 06:54:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
Xindi Kraid wrote:
CCP Affinity wrote:
Chribba wrote:
How do I gain good standings with them? Lol


you don't ;) they have no interest in being your friend!

But plenty of interest in being your enemy.

and they hold a grudge. IKAME ran all the sites, and everyone's standings are terrible. We'd have to blow up hundreds to thousands of pirates to get them to hate us as much.


I wonder what are you supposed to do once Drifters put you in their "shoot on sight" list. Spend the whole rest of your EVE tenure running away from Drifters? Play with an alt? I mean, what is Drifter standing? Is it like being in Red vs Blue, just without a way out?

In one hand, I think that no sensible game developer would come to such stupid "endgame" and so there must be a way to align with Drifters and earn back their favor -or at least negotiate a truce.

In the other hand, this is CCP, and stupid is their trademark so... caveat emptor.

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Memphis Baas
#35 - 2015-06-22 03:16:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Memphis Baas
Not enough interest?

Not enough people going into the new wormholes?

I mean, you're explaining the in-progress storyline. That's, like, explaining a joke.

EDIT: Good explanation... So, what does the loot table contain, and is it worth the headache?
Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#36 - 2015-06-22 06:45:47 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
Not enough interest?

Not enough people going into the new wormholes?

I mean, you're explaining the in-progress storyline. That's, like, explaining a joke.

EDIT: Good explanation... So, what does the loot table contain, and is it worth the headache?


Probably there's Something Big (TM) coming Soon (TM) and they want to provide a headsup to anyone meeting it for the first time.

Of course, Incursions 2.0 (Drifter storyline) is about as original as Apochrypha 2.0 (Rubicon plan) and both them mean nothing to the 62%... we aren't here to be carrot-and-sticked out of highsec.

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Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#37 - 2015-06-22 20:05:16 UTC
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
CCP Affinity wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
How will the Drifter Incursion be "diffrent" from the Nation Incursions ? Roll


well for one... the sansha ships don't have a superweapon :P



So harder but still the same ?


Sansha don't follow you in warp, even if you're cloaked. They don't camp you in station. They don't blow up your POS. They have a next-level AI.

Unless CCP nerfs them silly, they're not going to behave like Sansha rats.

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Vol Arm'OOO
Central Co-Prosperity Union
#38 - 2015-06-22 20:31:37 UTC
Dersen Lowery wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
CCP Affinity wrote:
Akrasjel Lanate wrote:
How will the Drifter Incursion be "diffrent" from the Nation Incursions ? Roll


well for one... the sansha ships don't have a superweapon :P



So harder but still the same ?


Sansha don't follow you in warp, even if you're cloaked. They don't camp you in station. They don't blow up your POS. They have a next-level AI.

Unless CCP nerfs them silly, they're not going to behave like Sansha rats.


yea but they are still just rats. CCP had a chance to make incursions really shake up HS, and they kinda cop'ed out on it. Instead of something revolutionary it turned into little more then an isk faucet for high end missioners. With drifters is it going to be just more rats (albeit smarter one) or is it going to shake up the status quo? For instance, it would be very cool if they temporarily forced a change to the sec status of a system or disabled a systems' star gates requiring players to skip through wh's to get out.

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Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#39 - 2015-06-22 20:32:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
Drifter Incursions incoming.

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Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#40 - 2015-06-22 21:16:55 UTC
Vol Arm'OOO wrote:
yea but they are still just rats.


Any one of which can alpha a carrier off grid. And they pod you, too.

Vol Arm'OOO wrote:
CCP had a chance to make incursions really shake up HS, and they kinda cop'ed out on it. Instead of something revolutionary it turned into little more then an isk faucet for high end missioners. With drifters is it going to be just more rats (albeit smarter one) or is it going to shake up the status quo? For instance, it would be very cool if they temporarily forced a change to the sec status of a system or disabled a systems' star gates requiring players to skip through wh's to get out.


You don't think it's impressive that they remember that you attacked them long enough to reinforce the POS you ran and hid in, then return for the timer so that they can blow it up?

I think it would be more awesome if they could take gates and WHs, especially given that they have no trouble finding you when you're cloaked. They won't politely wait for you while you rep up and get more drones and more ammo. You're done with them when they're done with you. Twisted

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