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Dev blog: Ship Painting Pilot Program

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CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2014-03-06 16:16:38 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Phantom
With EVE Online: Rubicon 1.3, to be published on March 11, we introduce an exciting pilot project: ship skins for you!

With this pilot project we would like to see if you are interested in ship skin paint, figure out the demand and if we should go ahead and spend more time in developing a full ship paint project.

Read all about this pilot project in CCP Xhagen's dev blog Ship Painting Pilot Program.

Also welcome the return of the Police Comet!

Please note that this is a pilot project. If demand shows that you really like the ship paint, we will go ahead and implement a proper ship paint system. Your feedback is extremely valuable here!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

CCP Fozzie
C C P Alliance
#2 - 2014-03-06 16:17:29 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Fozzie
Woop Woop!

This is a feature that I have wanted to see in EVE since long before I started at CCP and I'm very excited to see us start down this road with you all next Tuesday.

I want to reiterate that this is just an initial pilot program and that if we see evidence that ship customization is desired by our players we will continue to expand and improve it.

I'm also unironically stoked to have the Police Comet back Big smile

Game Designer | Team Five-0

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CCP FoxFour
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2014-03-06 16:21:29 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP FoxFour
Woop! Woop!

This is going to be awesome! Next dev fleet is Navy Comets? Sorry, Police Pursuit Comet.

@CCP_FoxFour // Technical Designer // Team Tech Co

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CCP Xhagen
C C P Alliance
#4 - 2014-03-06 16:22:09 UTC
CCP Fozzie wrote:
I want to reiterate that this is just an initial pilot program and that if we see evidence that ship customization is desired by our players we will continue to expand and improve it.

Quoting for emphasis.

CCP Xhagen | Associate Producer | @strangelocation

CCP Logibro
C C P Alliance
#5 - 2014-03-06 16:22:16 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Logibro

Also confirming next dev fleet is police comets.

CCP Logibro // EVE Universe Community Team // Distributor of Nanites // Patron Saint of Logistics


CCP Falcon
#6 - 2014-03-06 16:24:46 UTC
woop woop!

Big smile

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

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#7 - 2014-03-06 16:26:28 UTC
These are actually very well priced

I'm down for this
CCP Paradox
#8 - 2014-03-06 16:26:47 UTC
So much blue

CCP Paradox | EVE QA | Team Phenomenon

Space Magician

CCP Phantom
C C P Alliance
#9 - 2014-03-06 16:29:06 UTC
BadAssMcKill wrote:
These are actually very well priced

I'm down for this

And you need to wait only a few more days until Rubicon 1.3 is published!

CCP Phantom - Senior Community Developer

Daenna Chrysi
Omega Foundry Unit
Southern Legion Alliance
#10 - 2014-03-06 16:29:28 UTC
Sweet but not a total surprise or as big of a secret as you guys might have thought. When CCP started the V3 conversion of the ship models, possibility of this was mentioned as one of the reasons for it.
Mangala Solaris
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#11 - 2014-03-06 16:29:56 UTC
Ive been itching to spill the beans on these, so happy this blog is out.
Morwen Lagann
Tyrathlion Interstellar
#12 - 2014-03-06 16:30:34 UTC

Morwen Lagann

CEO, Tyrathlion Interstellar

Coordinator, Arataka Research Consortium

Owner, The Golden Masque

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#13 - 2014-03-06 16:31:10 UTC
Awesome. So glad to see this finally coming out, and glad to see CCP learning from past microtransaction "experiences"

CSM 7 Secretary CSM 6 Alternate Delegate @two_step_eve on Twitter My Blog

CCP Legion
#14 - 2014-03-06 16:31:18 UTC
Looking forward to hearing thoughts on this pilot program.


@CCP_Legion | Producer

Charlie Firpol
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#15 - 2014-03-06 16:31:53 UTC
Buying aurum tokens RIGHT NOW. Not because I want the paintjobs (they┬┤re fine mind you) but because I will get a ton of ISK for that later on harharhar

The Butcher of Black Rise -

Ali Aras
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#16 - 2014-03-06 16:31:55 UTC
YESSS I no longer have to pretend I don't know why there are new ships on Singularity. *ahem*.

I'm sad I'm like the only CSM without free AUR though. Happy with the prices, and the ships are pretty. -- my blog

Peter Powers
Terrorists of Dimensions
#17 - 2014-03-06 16:32:27 UTC
can you make a skin so i can get the absolution with its (prophecy based) old look and the coloring before it got dirty?
i'd pay a lot of aurums for that.

other than that: about time! looking forward to see more ships and more interesting skins... - your catalogue for 3rd party applications

Uncle Shrimpa
Lap Dancers
Brothers of Tangra
#18 - 2014-03-06 16:32:34 UTC
NOW, you have a f&%king clue about micro-transactions and how to make money.

$50 monocles - YUCK
$2 for a pink ass Erebus - sign me up scotty

Now, how do we get it past the "Think about it stage" and can we dock an Erebus to paint it pink :) LOL

CCP Greyscale -Yup, we have data on what happens currently, but we're expecting those use patterns to change substantially when this release. There's a degree of "suck it and see" happening here :)

Deep Hole Explorers of New Eden
#19 - 2014-03-06 16:32:47 UTC
I like the general idea, but a BS paint job costing ~8x as much as a frig is a bit much.
Steve Ronuken
Fuzzwork Enterprises
Vote Steve Ronuken for CSM
#20 - 2014-03-06 16:33:04 UTC
Hrm. The battleship costs are possibly a little high. Other than that, I'd say it looks pretty good Smile

Woo! CSM XI!

Fuzzwork Enterprises

Twitter: @fuzzysteve on Twitter

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