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Where are our PermaDeath 20mill SP toons? Any updates/info?

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Carrie-Anne Moss
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2015-07-21 00:42:18 UTC
Been like a year.
Any info/updates on getting our PermaDeath 20mill SP alt toons?
Avaelica Kuershin
Paper Cats
#2 - 2015-07-21 00:50:42 UTC
Carrie-Anne Moss wrote:
Been like a year.
Any info/updates on getting our PermaDeath 20mill SP alt toons?


Be very careful what you wish for. Evil

(What would you use such an alt for anyway?)
Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#3 - 2015-07-21 00:51:10 UTC
For science!

There are no definite plans, just talk.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#4 - 2015-07-21 01:17:23 UTC
Probably they decided it was a bad idea after seeing all the abuses.
Given it's you know..... legalised permission for recycling -10 gank alts at that point. Who start able to fly a nice T2 Tornado & Talos as well as Catalysts.
Fanfest announcements are also not 'Upcoming patches' but ideas.
Phoenix Jones
Small-Arms Fire
#5 - 2015-07-21 01:54:38 UTC
Eh just do it.

Start the noob character. Drop its pvp book at the priest of discord, go for it.

Complete disclaimer. If you get podded, you die.

Even make it a real race.

And make it a 1 way choice (you get attached to the person and don't want it dead, tough)

Yaay!!!!

Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#6 - 2015-07-21 02:09:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Webvan
Phoenix Jones wrote:
Eh just do it.

Start the noob character. Drop its pvp book at the priest of discord, go for it.

Complete disclaimer. If you get podded, you die.

Even make it a real race.

And make it a 1 way choice (you get attached to the person and don't want it dead, tough)
If he's around, I'm usually kiting PoD Pirate

Hmmm... 12m SP and cant trade or drop anything.

But really, if it's just SP handout, it's not much of a permadeath. If you can just grab 20m sp at will, or even 10m, farm with it and dump everything onto your main, well... it's nothing about permadeath really. Er a better edit.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Scipio Artelius
Weaponised Vegemite
Flying Dangerous
#7 - 2015-07-21 02:29:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Scipio Artelius
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Probably they decided it was a bad idea after seeing all the abuses.
Given it's you know..... legalised permission for recycling -10 gank alts at that point. Who start able to fly a nice T2 Tornado & Talos as well as Catalysts.
Fanfest announcements are also not 'Upcoming patches' but ideas.

It is not an official part of the development plan for Eve as far as I'm aware.

Often talked about and most recently picked up by CCP Rise as a side project.

So I'd say more likely, based on Rise's comments about it not being something coming right away or anytime soon, that he has been busy with the NPE and the rest of the dev team is busy with their existing work, combined with tough things to manage that are outlined here (start 25:39)

https://youtu.be/ppcJ-Bt_KAY?t=25m39s

Seems given the ideas outlined by Rise in that presentation that abuse just by nasty gankers wouldn't really be a huge issue because it's something they are actively considering as part of the discussion (eg. permanent suspect) and there are many other issues.
Joia Crenca
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#8 - 2015-07-21 03:35:23 UTC
As long as we aren't talking about PLAYER perma-death. I don't want a CCP squad showing up at my house because I was ganked... even if they bring Pizza!PPP
Rain6637
Simulacra and Simulation
Dracarys.
#9 - 2015-07-21 05:15:45 UTC
It was hype and filler, a lie with zero consequence to close out EVE Vegas.
Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#10 - 2015-07-21 05:19:51 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
It was hype and filler, a lie with zero consequence to close out EVE Vegas.

shhhhh 'what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas'.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Falken Falcon
#11 - 2015-07-21 05:43:01 UTC
Carrie-Anne Moss wrote:
Been like a year.
Any info/updates on getting our PermaDeath 20mill SP alt toons?

Prepare for unforeseen consequences

Aye, Sea Turtles

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#12 - 2015-07-21 06:56:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Malcanis
Carrie-Anne Moss wrote:
Been like a year.
Any info/updates on getting our PermaDeath 20mill SP alt toons?



Well the thing is that when an especially stupid idea is somebody's special pet, then it takes a while for the pet owner to progress from privately admitting to oneself that it's a thundering bucket of laughably ******** whalepoop to publically admitting that it's a thundering bucket of laughably ******** whalepoop.

Generally it's far, far easier to just quietly pretend that it never existed at all. With maybe a light sprinkling of trying to blame some external circumstance or agency for cancelling it,

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#13 - 2015-07-21 07:05:14 UTC
Malcanis wrote:
Carrie-Anne Moss wrote:
Been like a year.
Any info/updates on getting our PermaDeath 20mill SP alt toons?



Well the thing is that when an especially stupid idea is somebody's special pet, then it takes a while for the pet owner to progress from privately admitting to oneself that it's a thundering bucket of laughably ******** whalepoop to publically admitting that it's a thundering bucket of laughably ******** whalepoop.

Generally it's far, far easier to just quietly pretend that it never existed at all. With maybe a light sprinkling of trying to blame some external circumstance or agency for cancelling it,


there is always the risk of that, but ccp does have a troll side too.... kinda hoping it was a troll, I think they said something about a start over server too sooo....

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

Rawketsled
Generic Corp Name
#14 - 2015-07-21 10:55:23 UTC
I hope PermaDeath applies to CAM's forum alts as well. For now, I'm content with ISD locking the horrible threads.
Alec Enderas
Space Wolves ind.
Solyaris Chtonium
#15 - 2015-07-21 11:18:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Alec Enderas
After giving it a thought i found out where they are - right next to the 'start out in npc a nullsec as a pirate faction char' - you might still remember the powerful noob ships the devs gave out - also during a Las Vegas event. Those ships and the permadeath chars might or might not be holding their hands and being accused of incest.

I am not old, just bitter.

Wacktopia
State War Academy
Caldari State
#16 - 2015-07-21 11:37:35 UTC  |  Edited by: Wacktopia
I want to dislike this idea but part of me likes the thought of new players rolling some toons to practice things and throw away.

People say "you can fly tackle and be effective in week 1" - and it's true - but I'm not sure new players always see it that way. Perhaps if they could yolo into the action with some serious skillpoints, even if the result is to die in a fire they would care less about dying and more about playing.

I can see the obvious abuse cases of rolling toons to gank with, throw away, rinse repeat - that would need to be handled in some way.

Perhaps.... perhaps this is The Thing New Player Experience Needs.

Kitchen sink? Seriousy, get your ship together -  Fleet-Up.com

Jenshae Chiroptera
#17 - 2015-07-21 11:53:58 UTC
"Hey Code buddy, pod me."
"Why?"
"Need a new name and character those carebears don't know."

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Anthar Thebess
#18 - 2015-07-21 12:32:07 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
"Hey Code buddy, pod me."
"Why?"
"Need a new name and character those carebears don't know."

I think this was bad idea after read your post.
Fully support now!
McChicken Combo HalfMayo
The Happy Meal
#19 - 2015-07-21 14:17:08 UTC
You can tell which devs have never played the game based on the frequency in which they propose ideas such as this.

There are all our dominion

Gate camps: "Its like the lowsec watercooler, just with explosions and boose" - Ralph King-Griffin

stoicfaux
#20 - 2015-07-21 14:31:42 UTC  |  Edited by: stoicfaux
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
"Hey Code buddy, pod me."
"Why?"
"Need a new name and character those carebears don't know."

Meh, just ban these characters from hi-sec. Lore reason being that CONCORD and the Empires consider these experimental fast-growth clones cloned in very unlicensed (pirate) cloning labs to be an aberration and thus have banned them. The unstable nature of their "manufacturing" would explain their permadeath feature.


It could also be spun into a story plot as an attempt by the pirate factions to get a leg up on the Empires by "fast-growing" "disposable" capsuleers to counter the Empire Navies (given how much more effective capsuleer ships are over normally crewed ships.)

Or maybe they could become disposable elite soldiers to fight the Drifters. Especially given the lore on how Dust soldiers were created.


tl;dr - Make the permadeath clones only available from pirate factions and thus insta-killed in high-sec by CONCORD. Which would eliminate the disposable ganking alt problem.


Editor's Note: Listing the other problems this would cause is left as an exercise for the reader.


edit: It could also be a sneaky way to encourage hesitant players into null-sec...

Pon Farr Memorial: once every 7 years, all the carebears in high-sec must PvP or they will be temp-banned.

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