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I promise to never drink the koolaid...or buy the clothes...

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joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-02-11 03:56:21 UTC  |  Edited by: joelinux
Like many of you, I have flown through the width and breadth of Eve asking myself questions:

"Why did CCP make missiles and active shield tanking so useless in PvP?"

"What is the point of T2 ECM Modules?"

"Who in their right mind would pay ungodly sums of money for fake clothes?"

"Will there be a way to punish potential DUST 514 griefers?" (Targeting friendlies with planetary bombardment?)

I wish to be your voice in Eve. I have tried a little bit of everything Eve has to offer, have heard the endless griping on Teamspeak. I know that my contributions will be valid, and, due to my engineering background, I can help the developers with implementation concepts.

My only personal platform would be to find a way for the faction narrative to affect the Eve world. To date, whether or not the Caldari or Gallente are winning and losing has been immaterial to the day to day existence of pod pilots.

I think there should be a mechanism wherein the factions themselves can go to war IN AN ORGANIZED FASHION, take systems, rally, and make heroic stands.

I think organizations such as GoonSwarm, AAA and DRF should have valid reasons to ally or not with the various factions. I think the race of each pilot should hold bearing on the narrative of the game. I think there should be a story that is developed inside the game that players themselves can be a part of, rather than simply reading about it in the chronicles, or in the published books. I would love for game-changing GM participation (Massive Guristas raid on Jita?)

I also think that the tradeoff for this is to leave 0.0 as the wastelands, where big corporations with bad guns are allowed to run each other through.

Simply put, a vote for me is a vote for less clothing, and more pewpew, both in highsec and low.
Ahrieman
Codex Praedonum
#2 - 2012-02-11 04:07:27 UTC
joelinux wrote:

"Why did CCP make missiles and active shield tanking so useless in PvP?"


Um...drake, vengeance, malediction, stealth bombers, hawk, hookbill, kestral, merlin, huginn, tengu? Need more examples? Active hawk, harpy, jag, merlin. Those are just frig sized hulls that active tank well.

joelinux wrote:

I think the race of each pilot should hold bearing on the narrative of the game.


Goodbye sandbox.

joelinux wrote:

I think there should be a story that is developed inside the game that players themselves can be a part of, rather than simply reading about it in the chronicles, or in the published books. I would love for game-changing GM participation (Massive Guristas raid on Jita?)


After all the other stuff, this idea is surprisingly good. Better luck next year.

Solo Rifter since 2009

joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-02-11 04:27:36 UTC  |  Edited by: joelinux
Every ship you mentioned is Cruiser or below, with one BC. For most of those kinds of combat, it is the non-DPS modules that make the most difference. When it comes to large ships, Missiles don't hold up to their weapon counterparts.

Active shield tanking requires the use of precious mid-slots, making them that much more hampered against armour tankers that can afford to fit, say, reps and tacklers.

I think you missed the whole message of the race having bearing on the narrative of the game. If you start out as a Gallente, there should be advantages and disadvantages. You are still free to go where you want, but you might, say, pay a much higher tax at a Caldari station, or even not be able to dock. Nothing you can't overcome with enough effort, but it should affect things. The idea that only initial standings are affected by your choice in race is silly. Really, it dovetails with the idea of the in-game narrative.
Nyla Siyanmei
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2012-02-11 07:12:53 UTC
joelinux wrote:
Simply put, a vote for me is a vote for less clothing, and more pewpew, both in highsec and low.


Way cool, we're getting nudist beaches? ShockedBig smile
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#5 - 2012-02-11 08:08:29 UTC
Hey...I don't keep my hangar stocked with "exotic dancers" for nothing.
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#6 - 2012-02-14 17:44:45 UTC
Thanks for all the likes guys! I think I can make it!
knobber Jobbler
State War Academy
Caldari State
#7 - 2012-02-14 17:55:24 UTC
A vote for this guy is a vote for an empty sandbox by the sounds of it.
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-02-14 18:48:38 UTC  |  Edited by: joelinux
Right...

I think that highsec should have both peace and wartime, with extended fighting (no single-day wardecs) and 0.0 should be the wild west. Less carebear coddling, more fighting.

As for faction warfare, Civilian protection and concerns should play a role (needing them for manned production?)

Each faction should have strengths and weaknesses due to societal configuration (Caldari would have heavier taxes on due to their extensive population retraining in their meritocracy, but high output if sufficient money is invested is provided, Amarr would have high levels of basic production, provided a sufficient slave population is in-station/on-planet, but not really efficient for more complex configurations due to unquestioning religious devotions to existing procedures not leading to innovations in production, etc.).

That way, when a wardec is declared between factions, it will be over real financial concerns, with real objectives, etc.

As war is just an extension of politics through other means, so a wardec between factions would be over diplomatic issues linked to financial motives.

Similarly, if the wardec isn't financially sound, the factions might be willing to capitulate or sue for peace if things got too unprofitable.

I recognize that 0.0 relies on highsec trading and highsec relies on 0.0 moon mining. So they are financially linked. Supply lines have grown organically, and there should be ramifications in 0.0 and highsec if the factions go to war.

Imagine if you were one of the few corporations allied with the faction that could mine freely inside a given faction's space. There would be financial lulz to be had as a result of this linkage.

Remember what happened when Goonswarm shocked the market. How much more if a major disruption between factions is introduced?
Alavaria Fera
GoonWaffe
#9 - 2012-02-14 19:35:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Alavaria Fera
joelinux wrote:
"Will there be a way to punish potential DUST 514 griefers?" (Targeting friendlies with planetary bombardment?)

I don't even know if they would let people grief them. Certainly if it was out in Null, would CONCORD come out?



Consider the ~ELITE FPS~ squad of blue team, having just beaten the "dishonoureable" red team.

"Orbital strike incoming."

A barrage of massive kinetic citadel torpedos entered the atmosphere. In an instant, an area five times the size of the battlefield was turned into a massive smoking pit in the ground.

Far above in space, a pilot grins smugly as his weapon modules cycle off. Mission accomplished.

"The Mittani sends his regards."

"Cap ships prepare for cyno into E3-4. Align to Planet IV when you arrive."

Far away in the system E3-5YT, a battle was raging on planet IV. The ~ELITE FPS~ squad of green team was about to defeat the "dishonoureable" yellow team....

Triggered by: Wars of Sovless Agression, Bending the Knee, Twisting the Knife, Eating Sov Wheaties, Bombless Bombers, Fizzlesov, Interceptor Fleets, Running Away, GhostTime Vuln, Renters, Bombs, Bubbles ?

joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-02-14 19:41:06 UTC  |  Edited by: joelinux
Alavaria Fera wrote:
I don't even know if they would let people grief them. Certainly if it was out in Null, would CONCORD come out?

I hope not...if some 13-year old screws up sovereignty because his mommy didn't hug him enough, I wanna be able to smite his clone out of existence from on-high.

With Planetary Bombardments.

In a Dreadnaught.

Even better if they use the same Voice system so you can hear twitch gamer tears (the best tears of all).
Ntrails
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
#11 - 2012-02-15 00:27:35 UTC
joelinux wrote:

Simply put, a vote for me is a vote for less clothing, and more pewpew, both in highsec and low.


deal
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2012-02-15 00:30:38 UTC
thank you for the Like!! I am so committed to the "no clothes" rule, that if I win a seat on the CSM, I promise to play naked every time I log into Eve.
Grumpy Owly
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2012-02-15 20:38:57 UTC
Mu'ad Diib
Nul-Bridge Industrial Technologies
#14 - 2012-02-16 03:13:56 UTC
At the moment There's several candidates in the pool that have less than the 100 likes.

Here's an idea.

To encourage a wide and representative shortlist and help ourselves a little into the bargain, why don't we like each other publicly with a post in each other's election post thread, and encourage others via our own posts to like the members of the sub-100 group.

This way we might all make the shortlist.

Let me know what you think about this.

Mu'ad Diib
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. When I die, all those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-02-16 03:16:42 UTC
I also promise to never buy clothes, nudism 2012 all the way

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-02-16 05:30:24 UTC  |  Edited by: joelinux
I was just disappointed when I couldn't make a 500 pound pod-pilot. I was gonna call him cheeto-eater and everything. The first pod pilot that required butter to squeeze into his pod.
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#17 - 2012-02-18 01:31:07 UTC
Thanks all...I was away, so I didn't have a chance to get on here. Naked, or otherwise.
joelinux
Perkone
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-02-21 19:59:23 UTC
Doesn't look like I'm going to make it...Thanks anyway to those that liked me. Guess I get to play Eve fully clothed! :)