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Just saying hello and a quick question

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Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2016-10-30 19:16:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Bansidhe Grey
Got a new pc,so finally got to try Eve out...wow!,bought the explorer content pack after playing .

Atm my net is dodgy,new fibrebb being fitted 15th nov.,so I thought I would swat up till then.for instance "how to flipping dock" is a must :)

Main Question: I love the iian m banks "the culture" series,is there a culture like allience/corp. I can join,really hoping so!

Enough for now,hope to be cruising past you soon :)
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#2 - 2016-10-30 19:43:28 UTC
o7 fellow Bank's fan.
To make eve analogous you're going to want to think of capsuliers as "Minds" with NPC's being normal mortals.
Once you've done that you'll have an easy time giggling away RP ing without anyone else getting onboard.
The forum, local and messaging systems fit onto this extremely well and it's one of my great love's of the game.

You're going to need this for naming convention

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series

Be forewarned, some of the best name's hit the character limit for ship names which is sad.

As for Alliances, there is one called "The Culture" out in null sec though my knowledge of them begins and ends there.
Feel free to hit me up ingame if you fancy ,
Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2016-10-30 19:48:12 UTC
Thanks :),glad it's not just me,got my ship name chosen,just have to find out how to name it.

watching some beginners vids and working through the q and a section atm :)
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#4 - 2016-10-30 20:36:31 UTC
Right click it in your hangar inventory and choose "set name", you can do this in space by clicking either the ship or the capacitor.

FYI, ships are tools, they're supposed to be thought of as disposable and regularly replaced so don't get too attached to whatever you're flying.

They're also much like classes from other MMOs,
you want to be tank, fit up a brawling combat ship.
You want to be healer, fit up a logistics ship ext

However unlike other MMOs there's no linear progression in ships, only specialisation,
In short, bigger isn't necessarily better, unless bigger is explicitly what's called for.

ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
Infinite Pew
#5 - 2016-10-30 21:30:23 UTC
[deep jazzy voice]

Mmmmmmmm... how you doin youngin? Furst time 'ere? Don worry. Uncle Fluffahs will take REAUL gud care of yah.

Now come ovah 'ere and sit on Uncle's lap... dats it... nice an slow... ooooooo
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#6 - 2016-10-31 01:37:43 UTC
Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2016-10-31 11:35:04 UTC
Thanks all,just discovered I can have drones,my GSV or VFP Will be culture ready :D
Memphis Baas
#8 - 2016-10-31 12:36:45 UTC
Keep in mind that roleplay isn't a focus in this game (it exists, it's not a focus though), and for those who are interested in roleplay, CCP has provided enough lore that trying to roleplay as if you're in a different sci-fi universe is extremely rare.
Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2016-10-31 12:39:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Bansidhe Grey
thanks for the link,i like lore in games :)

and don't worry ,i'll be using culture ref's just as flavour :)

the gallente seem to be early culture based as it is.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#10 - 2016-10-31 12:45:38 UTC
Memphis Baas wrote:
Keep in mind that roleplay isn't a focus in this game (it exists, it's not a focus though), and for those who are interested in roleplay, CCP has provided enough lore that trying to roleplay as if you're in a different sci-fi universe is extremely rare.

I agree 100% but the culture novels, particularly any with a focus on the characters of the ships,
actually lend themselves really well to Eve.
There are entire chapters that read like threads from GD , others like local (in parts and with less illiterate ship toasting)
it's actually a large part of why I stuck around in eve and started frequenting the forums.
Persephone Alleile
Tartarus Covert Operations
#11 - 2016-10-31 19:30:55 UTC
Bansidhe Grey wrote:
thanks for the link,i like lore in games :)

and don't worry ,i'll be using culture ref's just as flavour :)

the gallente seem to be early culture based as it is.


Yeah, I would say Gallente are closest to The Culture.

Some notable differences:
-While the Gallente focus on drones true AI are banned (see Rogue Drones)
-Gallente have a centralized government
Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#12 - 2016-11-01 01:07:53 UTC
huh...This "the culture" series seems like it might be interesting...
To google!





Vimsy Vortis
Shoulda Checked Local
Break-A-Wish Foundation
#13 - 2016-11-01 08:40:37 UTC
What the hell would a culture-like corp even consist of?

A mass of borderline useless players who do nothing but sit around engaging in erotic roleplay while a few hyper experienced, ultra high SP characters take care of literally everything for them? I don't really understand how it would work.

Now The Affront, a lot of corps are like The Affront.
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#14 - 2016-11-01 12:01:20 UTC
ShahFluffers wrote:
[deep jazzy voice]

Mmmmmmmm... how you doin youngin? Furst time 'ere? Don worry. Uncle Fluffahs will take REAUL gud care of yah.

Now come ovah 'ere and sit on Uncle's lap... dats it... nice an slow... ooooooo


RP, ShahFluffers, not ERP. And not on the forums :P
Mara Rinn
Cosmic Goo Convertor
#15 - 2016-11-01 12:04:36 UTC
Vortexo VonBrenner wrote:
huh...This "the culture" series seems like it might be interesting...
To google!


Iain M Banks.

Classic ship names that should ring a bell if you've paid any attention to SpaceX at all:

  • Of Course I Still Love You
  • Just Read The Instructions

Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2016-11-01 14:43:18 UTC
Vimsy Vortis wrote:
What the hell would a culture-like corp even consist of?

A mass of borderline useless players who do nothing but sit around engaging in erotic roleplay while a few hyper experienced, ultra high SP characters take care of literally everything for them? I don't really understand how it would work.

Now The Affront, a lot of corps are like The Affront.



Contact and Special Circumstances of course ,my first frigate is secretly going to be a GCU :)
voetius
Grundrisse
#17 - 2016-11-01 18:32:18 UTC

Another Banks fan checking in :)

You'll probably find a few old threads in Out of Pod Experience that refer to Banks and the Culture novels.

Hard to pick a favourite but maybe Excession.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#18 - 2016-11-01 18:35:27 UTC
voetius wrote:
Excession.

grey area FTW
Bansidhe Grey
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2016-11-01 18:52:52 UTC
I want to do exploring/relic/data hunting in a Gallante ship,looking at 3,the Imicus,Arazu and Lachesis,which of these would be most suited,if any to this sort of role ?

Don't forget i'm still a shiny newb :P
Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#20 - 2016-11-01 19:53:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Bansidhe Grey wrote:
I want to do exploring/relic/data hunting in a Gallante ship,looking at 3,the Imicus,Arazu and Lachesis,which of these would be most suited,if any to this sort of role ?

Don't forget i'm still a shiny newb :P

Start with the Imicus.
When, not if, it explodes it's cheap to replace. Get the hang of exploration, see if it's something you like; if it's not, the scanning skills you picked up aren't wasted by any means, they're always handy no matter what you do.

Don't be fooled by the word recon in the Lachesis and Arazu descriptions, neither has a scanning bonus. Logically you'd go from the Imicus to the Helios, to get the Astero or Stratios you'd need to cross train into Amarr ships.

Edit ~ I have a ship named after a GSV, Zero Gravitas.

In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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