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Any way to play earlier versions of eve?

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Scalding Holland
Doomheim
#1 - 2015-08-19 14:29:16 UTC
I was looking back at old expansions for eve and watched youtube videos of eve circa 2004.

Is there anyway we can play these expansions offline? For example EVE after the Caster (2003) expansion. Just to see what eve was like?
Jenshae Chiroptera
#2 - 2015-08-19 14:33:00 UTC
No.
Besides, EVE is not much of a game without all the people.

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.

Kestrix
Shackled Vault
#3 - 2015-08-19 14:39:11 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
No.
Besides, EVE is not much of a game without all the people.


Oh I don't know about that, you could do missions and mine uninterrupted to your hearts content :)
Suneai
Fredegar Hohenstaufen Corporation
Holy Arumbian Empire
#4 - 2015-08-19 14:51:47 UTC
Kestrix wrote:
Oh I don't know about that, you could do missions and mine uninterrupted to your hearts content :)
True, but it would take an insanely longer amount of time to get anything worthwhile done because there would be no economy, ships or fittings on the market without the other players around to produce goods.
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#5 - 2015-08-19 14:58:05 UTC
I hear the Vatican has a time machine hidden in its catacombs (It's on the internet so it must be true).

So maybe you could ingratiate yourself with the Pope and get sent back to a better time. When men were men and Tranquility had 5k players logged in on a good day.

Mr Epeen Cool
Cathays
Doomheim
#6 - 2015-08-19 16:27:02 UTC
With CCPs track record if they ever released the Castor version on EVE they would some how make it live on Serenity by mistake.
Tau Cabalander
Retirement Retreat
Working Stiffs
#7 - 2015-08-19 16:55:16 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
I hear the Vatican has a time machine hidden in its catacombs (It's on the internet so it must be true).

Does it look like a police box or a phone booth?
Jenshae Chiroptera
#8 - 2015-08-19 17:36:21 UTC
Tau Cabalander wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
I hear the Vatican has a time machine hidden in its catacombs (It's on the internet so it must be true).
Does it look like a police box or a phone booth?
Well it has a security system in place.
You have to get past this insane cartoon family and their dog. Watch out for the baby, he is the most devious. It is in his room. P

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.

Kitten Ripper
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#9 - 2015-08-19 17:53:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Kitten Ripper
Mr Epeen wrote:
I hear the Vatican has a time machine hidden in its catacombs (It's on the internet so it must be true).

So maybe you could ingratiate yourself with the Pope and get sent back to a better time. When men were men and Tranquility had 5k players logged in on a good day.

Mr Epeen Cool

I did google it, and it is true. It was invented by a Benedictine monk in 1950 and they used it to film Christ's crucifixion.

This makes me wonder. They did not use it to save Jesus, but they made a snuff film instead!
Matin Echerie
#10 - 2015-08-19 21:50:49 UTC
Kitten Ripper wrote:

I did google it, and it is true. It was invented by a Benedictine monk in 1950 and they used it to film Christ's crucifixion.

This makes me wonder. They did not use it to save Jesus, but they made a snuff film instead!


It's not a time machine. It's a time-viewer. It doesn't transport you through time, it only lets you view events through time... like the movie "Paycheck"
Daniela Doran
Doomheim
#11 - 2015-08-20 00:22:10 UTC
Scalding Holland wrote:
I was looking back at old expansions for eve and watched youtube videos of eve circa 2004.

Is there anyway we can play these expansions offline? For example EVE after the Caster (2003) expansion. Just to see what eve was like?


Meh, Why you wonna play 2004 Eve? Eve was at it's best in 2012.
Divine Entervention
Doomheim
#12 - 2015-08-20 00:26:53 UTC
No, sorry.

but if it's any consolation, know there's a version of existence where whatever changes you disapprove of never took place, and there's a you right now logged in enjoying the version of EvE you wish this version of you could be enjoying right now!
Chainsaw Plankton
FaDoyToy
#13 - 2015-08-20 01:40:17 UTC
I really want a single player ship spinner with the old graphics and stuff.

some of that old stuff was just pretty. then again some of it just looks better due to nostalgia.

@ChainsawPlankto on twitter

admiral root
Red Galaxy
#14 - 2015-08-20 09:46:26 UTC
Scalding Holland wrote:
Is there anyway we can play these expansions offline? For example EVE after the Caster (2003) expansion. Just to see what eve was like?


I think your best bet is to get a job at CCP - I remember reading a dev post once saying they have all the old expansions available for reference.

No, your rights end in optimal+2*falloff

Gimme Sake
State War Academy
Caldari State
#15 - 2015-08-20 11:11:27 UTC
Daniela Doran wrote:
Scalding Holland wrote:
I was looking back at old expansions for eve and watched youtube videos of eve circa 2004.

Is there anyway we can play these expansions offline? For example EVE after the Caster (2003) expansion. Just to see what eve was like?


Meh, Why you wonna play 2004 Eve? Eve was at it's best in 2012.



To see how it grew to be the best in 2012 of course. Then I'll win at eve and be satisfied.

"Never not blob!" ~ Plato

Dominique Vasilkovsky
#16 - 2015-08-20 11:31:00 UTC
OP, ask about the private server over at FHC.
Neodell
Caldari Advanced War Technologies
#17 - 2015-08-20 11:46:32 UTC
Every now and again I install EVE from the 2003 CD, just to watch the login screen. The music and logo takes me back.
Sadly you can't log on, but if you click connect you hear the old voice. Oh the nostalgia!!

You can see the log in screens on Youtube, starts with Eve the second genesis.

Youtube Link
Owen Levanth
Sagittarius Unlimited Exploration
#18 - 2015-08-20 12:01:41 UTC
Scalding Holland wrote:
I was looking back at old expansions for eve and watched youtube videos of eve circa 2004.

Is there anyway we can play these expansions offline? For example EVE after the Caster (2003) expansion. Just to see what eve was like?


Yes. If you google it, you'll find a sourceforge-version of EVE Online for private servers. It's an older version of EVE since the last update was somewhere between 2013 and 2014. So exactly what you want. Only drawback: EVE Online without players can be a lonely, forboding place.
Celise Katelo
State War Academy
Caldari State
#19 - 2015-08-20 12:15:38 UTC
Shocked .../facepalm

EVEBoard ...Just over 60million skill points, each skill was chosen for a reason. I closed my eyes & clicked another skill to train... "BINGO...!!!" ... "This time i got something usefull"

Shallanna Yassavi
qwertz corp
#20 - 2015-08-21 03:49:23 UTC
That's one of the things about computer games and historians of the future.

If they want to replicate what a single-player game did, emulator. Problem solved.
With multiplayer online games, it gets much messier. Eventually EVE will die, maybe this year, maybe in 50-and someone in the future will be curious about why it kept showing up in the news.

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