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EvE in the Washington Post

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Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#1 - 2014-01-29 05:28:54 UTC
Old news to many here, but... it made the news. Like, the real news.

Washington Post article on the recent big blob battle.

http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#2 - 2014-01-29 05:40:21 UTC
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool
Brian Ragle
Ragle Enterprises
#3 - 2014-01-29 05:46:35 UTC
Cracked.com usually features Eve in some manner on any list involving "X weird/amazing/dickish things to happen in a videogame/MMORPG".
Remiel Pollard
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-01-29 05:51:09 UTC
"The megaships, which are akin to the Death Star from “Star Wars,”"

lolwut? Let me know when a Titan can kill a planet.

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Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#5 - 2014-01-29 06:07:19 UTC
I'm guessing you missed that whole "Battle for Caldari Prime" thing a while ago?

http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Cat Casidy
Percussive Diplomacy
#6 - 2014-01-29 07:14:57 UTC
Brian Ragle wrote:
Cracked.com usually features Eve in some manner on any list involving "X weird/amazing/dickish things to happen in a videogame/MMORPG".


yes and every one of them is written by the same guy who puts eve in the number one spot of every list while at the same time making sure everyone knows what a horrible terrible game eve is and they should never ever play it. As much as I enjoy those he slips spreadsheets online in at least twice per article.

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Erotica 1
Krypteia Operations
#7 - 2014-01-29 08:20:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Erotica 1
Mothers everywhere are deleting Eve Online from their children's computers.

*edit* same as yahoo article, but the last paragraph reminds me of that one alliance who lost Fountain saying something like "we have goons right where we want them." what was their name again? I think it started with a T.

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Serene Repose
#8 - 2014-01-29 09:05:55 UTC
Never trust the liberal press...especially in digital form.

We must accommodate the idiocracy.

Tuttomenui II
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-01-29 09:08:03 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


They seemed to be preoccupied with some imagined exchange rate for real money to isk, and didn't even hit upon time codes and plex. Welcome to modern journalism, its all flash and drama and very little content or fact.
Kagura Nikon
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2014-01-29 09:14:20 UTC
Tuttomenui II wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


They seemed to be preoccupied with some imagined exchange rate for real money to isk, and didn't even hit upon time codes and plex. Welcome to modern journalism, its all flash and drama and very little content or fact.



Without that coversion rate, immaginary or not, outsiders cannot correlate with the game and anythign you write or speak about the game has zero value or meaning for those persons. If you want to make news you need to connect the readers to the news.


If I write for example, that here a bank was stolen in 1992 and 5 million cruseiros (our coin back then) were stolen.. what woudl you think?

You have no idea if that is relevant or not.. well just for the sake of completing the example, 5 million cruseiros could buy an ice cream.. a small one...

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Icylce
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2014-01-29 09:20:38 UTC
Kagura Nikon wrote:
Tuttomenui II wrote:
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


They seemed to be preoccupied with some imagined exchange rate for real money to isk, and didn't even hit upon time codes and plex. Welcome to modern journalism, its all flash and drama and very little content or fact.



Without that coversion rate, immaginary or not, outsiders cannot correlate with the game and anythign you write or speak about the game has zero value or meaning for those persons. If you want to make news you need to connect the readers to the news.


If I write for example, that here a bank was stolen in 1992 and 5 million cruseiros (our coin back then) were stolen.. what woudl you think?

You have no idea if that is relevant or not.. well just for the sake of completing the example, 5 million cruseiros could buy an ice cream.. a small one...

I so want to pay in "cruseiros". Sounds sexy.
Pix Severus
Empty You
#12 - 2014-01-29 09:49:15 UTC
Is there a picture of Tom Cruise on the cruseiros notes/coins? If so, sign me up for 2 million.

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James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2014-01-29 11:23:12 UTC
I guess nobody saw Fox News's headline:

"Unpaid bill costs gamers more than $300,000 in EVE Online"

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Zifrian
The Pannion Domin
Ghostbirds
#14 - 2014-01-29 11:27:12 UTC
You guys all realize this is the same AP article reposted with different headlines right? Did any of you even read it?

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TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2014-01-29 11:32:16 UTC
Remiel Pollard wrote:
"The megaships, which are akin to the Death Star from “Star Wars,”"

lolwut? Let me know when a Titan can kill a planet.


Pretty sure a planet wouldn't survive if you fired a doomsday at it. Blame CCP for not being able to actually target planets.

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Esha Ditrix
#16 - 2014-01-29 11:36:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Esha Ditrix
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
Fox News's

you should just turn your TV, OFF !

EDIT:
or close your browser or what ever :)

Its not an exploit, if the game lets you do it...

Ruff McThickridge
Doomheim
#17 - 2014-01-29 13:21:42 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
And like most filler pieces by non-gamers, they got most everything wrong.

Nonetheless, I do like seeing EVE hit the mainstream media every once in a while.

Mr Epeen Cool


uhh...and how is that different from ANYTHING seen or written in the press/media?
Pinky Hops
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#18 - 2014-01-29 13:35:35 UTC
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
I guess nobody saw Fox News's headline:

"Unpaid bill costs gamers more than $300,000 in EVE Online"


The only reason it's reaching national news is because some journalists know they can get a lot of hits by misrepresenting what that number actually means.

There was a guy from NPR on Reddit asking for an explanation, and once he heard the *actual* news - that most of those Titans etc probably were not bought by PLEX (money)...he seemed incredibly unwilling to run a story on it.
Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#19 - 2014-01-29 14:17:28 UTC
Brian Ragle wrote:
Cracked.com usually features Eve in some manner on any list involving "X weird/amazing/dickish things to happen in a videogame/MMORPG".


Cracked is not exactly the Washington Post. Roll

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#20 - 2014-01-29 14:18:27 UTC
Remiel Pollard wrote:
"The megaships, which are akin to the Death Star from “Star Wars,”"

lolwut? Let me know when a Titan can kill a planet.



Has anyone of the Titan pilots given that a go ??? It just may work.

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