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What is currently happening on Earth?

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Osi Shannara
Perkone
Caldari State
#1 - 2014-05-06 00:03:22 UTC
So ... we haven't heard about earth for almost a decade .... what has happened, what is happening on Earth?

It would be interesting if CCP brought Earth back into the picture as another playable faction ....
Rainbow Dash
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2014-05-06 00:08:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Rainbow Dash
Except Earth (if it survived) had tech that was far beyond our tech levels, and that was thousands of in game years ago.

And bringing Earth as a playable faction is quite possibly the least interesting option of any of the current races they could add.
Nariya Kentaya
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2014-05-06 00:13:32 UTC
Rainbow Dash wrote:
Except Earth (if it survived) had tech that was far beyond our tech levels, and that was thousands of in game years ago.

And bringing Earth as a playable faction is quite possibly the least interesting option of any of the current races they could add.

Exactly, people always talk about "terrans" and "aliens" being "good to bring back/in", fact is, because of the flavor difference amd obvious lore/story implications of those factions, it woudl turn the game from a difference of human conflict, into a "us vs them" paradigm, which is overdone and detracts from the overall story of the game.
Cyoban
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2014-05-06 00:13:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Cyoban
Osi Shannara wrote:
So ... we haven't heard about earth for almost a decade .... what has happened, what is happening on Earth?

It would be interesting if CCP brought Earth back into the picture as another playable faction ....



Well, there are hints to it in the lore. For example, Jamyl I is speaking to someone or speaks to a 'voice' rather, which told her, to find lost terran technology, such as the Terran Shield Inverter utilized at the Battle of Mekhios.

Use of this weapon is dramatized in this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKdTJjDnYzE

Her Abaddon is able to annihilate the entire elder fleet, using a shield inverter to cause their own shields to reverse-energize, collapsing into their hulls, then cascading across the entire fleet.

Mind you this is technology that the Earth-people/terrans LEFT here, before the gate closed.

Their technology, by now, would be so far ahead of us.

At any rate, at some point they will come through again, or perhaps in the latest trailer "Prophecy", we are opening a gate back home.
Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#5 - 2014-05-06 00:14:42 UTC
Rainbow Dash wrote:
Except Earth (if it survived) had tech that was far beyond our tech levels, and that was thousands of in game years ago.

And bringing Earth as a playable faction is quite possibly the least interesting option of any of the current races they could add.



I have it on good authority those guys are mostly harmless.

There's a million angry citizens looking down their tubes..at me.

KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#6 - 2014-05-06 00:17:29 UTC
They might have had their own exodus and are currently behind or on equal footing with New Eden.

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Cyoban
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2014-05-06 00:20:06 UTC
KuroVolt wrote:
They might have had their own exodus and are currently behind or on equal footing with New Eden.



That's impossible.
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#8 - 2014-05-06 00:20:26 UTC
When we blew up their expedition fleet by collapsing the wormhole, we made sure Earth got fried by a gamma ray blast. They're not doing anything anymore, they got it worse than we did. At least we're alive and free.
vexille Solette
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-05-06 00:23:13 UTC
the terrans are sleepers.
Brooks Puuntai
Solar Nexus.
#10 - 2014-05-06 00:26:43 UTC
Its hard to say, it could have gone both ways. While we are behind based off of time, we also got help from Jovian and other ancient tech that could have expedited our advancement moreso then Earth. Not to mention it is unknown the repercussions the Eve Gate collapsing had on Earth, it could have devastated them more so. Not to mention the exodus plus the internal fighting that was going on could have caused them to slow their advancement down, or annihilated themselves.

CCP's Motto: If it isn't broken, break it. If it is broken, ignore it. Improving NPE / Dynamic New Eden

Webvan
All Kill No Skill
#11 - 2014-05-06 00:30:55 UTC
A tragic event transpired, society deteriorated, earth lost all knowledge, and today they are experiencing the Renaissance in the 14th century.

I'm in it for the money

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F12

Cyoban
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2014-05-06 00:33:13 UTC
Brooks Puuntai wrote:
Its hard to say, it could have gone both ways. While we are behind based off of time, we also got help from Jovian and other ancient tech that could have expedited our advancement moreso then Earth. Not to mention it is unknown the repercussions the Eve Gate collapsing had on Earth, it could have devastated them more so. Not to mention the exodus plus the internal fighting that was going on could have caused them to slow their advancement down, or annihilated themselves.



Doubtful. Reason: Voice speaking to Jamyl I, Terran Shield Inverters, etc.

We don't have anything like a shield inverter that could wipe out a capital fleet in one shot.
Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#13 - 2014-05-06 00:38:45 UTC
I imagine they're waiting for another wormhole so they can come back and exterminate us.

As to their power, imagine this.

The Jove's power makes us look like children. But the Jove are nothing before the sheer, unstoppable might of the Terrans.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Cassandra Aurilien
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2014-05-06 00:39:44 UTC
Brooks Puuntai wrote:
Its hard to say, it could have gone both ways. While we are behind based off of time, we also got help from Jovian and other ancient tech that could have expedited our advancement moreso then Earth. Not to mention it is unknown the repercussions the Eve Gate collapsing had on Earth, it could have devastated them more so. Not to mention the exodus plus the internal fighting that was going on could have caused them to slow their advancement down, or annihilated themselves.



If I recall my lore, the Jove never reached pre-wormhole collapse Terran Tech. Jove Tech is considered Tech level 5, Terran Tech was Tech level 10.

Even if the wormhole devastated earth, as long as they survived, they'd likely still have the knowledge to rebuild. On this side of the wormhole, most of the colonies weren't even fully terraformed, and had no industrial/manufacturing base or knowledge to build off.
KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#15 - 2014-05-06 00:40:57 UTC
Brooks Puuntai wrote:
Its hard to say, it could have gone both ways. While we are behind based off of time, we also got help from Jovian and other ancient tech that could have expedited our advancement moreso then Earth. Not to mention it is unknown the repercussions the Eve Gate collapsing had on Earth, it could have devastated them more so. Not to mention the exodus plus the internal fighting that was going on could have caused them to slow their advancement down, or annihilated themselves.


You know Jovians are primitive even compared to the post collapse terrans right?

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Octoven
Noir Holdings
#16 - 2014-05-06 00:41:31 UTC
Wasnt the wormhole to New Eden discovered pretty close to Earth? Look how the eve gate collapse affected New Eden and it was what....4 ly away? Destroying life on Earth would certainly not have destroyed the entire civilization since at that point they had a higher amount of colonies and infrastructure than New Eden did.

I wouldn't mind seeing them become an enemy later on, but we have so much to explore still in our cluster...Jovians are still somewhat of a mystery and interacting with them, even as they are dying off, would be much more desirable at this point.
Brooks Puuntai
Solar Nexus.
#17 - 2014-05-06 00:41:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Brooks Puuntai
Cyoban wrote:
Brooks Puuntai wrote:
Its hard to say, it could have gone both ways. While we are behind based off of time, we also got help from Jovian and other ancient tech that could have expedited our advancement moreso then Earth. Not to mention it is unknown the repercussions the Eve Gate collapsing had on Earth, it could have devastated them more so. Not to mention the exodus plus the internal fighting that was going on could have caused them to slow their advancement down, or annihilated themselves.



Doubtful. Reason: Voice speaking to Jamyl I, Terran Shield Inverters, etc.

We don't have anything like a shield inverter that could wipe out a capital fleet in one shot.


I haven't payed much attention to recent lore or novels. So I have no idea what you are talking about. Last I remember from a lore standpoint was that there was no contact post collapse.

If you could link that would most helpful.

Now that I think about it, I should really get the novels.

E: Question to those that have read the novels. Is it vital to read Empyrean Age prior to reading Templar One?

CCP's Motto: If it isn't broken, break it. If it is broken, ignore it. Improving NPE / Dynamic New Eden

KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#18 - 2014-05-06 00:46:20 UTC
Octoven wrote:
Wasnt the wormhole to New Eden discovered pretty close to Earth? Look how the eve gate collapse affected New Eden and it was what....4 ly away? Destroying life on Earth would certainly not have destroyed the entire civilization since at that point they had a higher amount of colonies and infrastructure than New Eden did.

I wouldn't mind seeing them become an enemy later on, but we have so much to explore still in our cluster...Jovians are still somewhat of a mystery and interacting with them, even as they are dying off, would be much more desirable at this point.


It might have been several solar systems, even regions away.

The collapse of the EVE gate only affected nearby solar systems, the thing that killed off alot of the civilisations was the fact that their suplies were cut off, they were not self sufficient enough yet to survive without help from across the EVE gate.

BoBwins Law: As a discussion/war between two large nullsec entities grows longer, the probability of one comparing the other to BoB aproaches near certainty.

Octoven
Noir Holdings
#19 - 2014-05-06 00:52:38 UTC
KuroVolt wrote:
Octoven wrote:
Wasnt the wormhole to New Eden discovered pretty close to Earth? Look how the eve gate collapse affected New Eden and it was what....4 ly away? Destroying life on Earth would certainly not have destroyed the entire civilization since at that point they had a higher amount of colonies and infrastructure than New Eden did.

I wouldn't mind seeing them become an enemy later on, but we have so much to explore still in our cluster...Jovians are still somewhat of a mystery and interacting with them, even as they are dying off, would be much more desirable at this point.


It might have been several solar systems, even regions away.

The collapse of the EVE gate only affected nearby solar systems, the thing that killed off alot of the civilisations was the fact that their suplies were cut off, they were not self sufficient enough yet to survive without help from across the EVE gate.


Ahh yes, it was supposedly discovered in the Canopus system which is approx 313 light years from Earth :P
Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#20 - 2014-05-06 00:54:12 UTC
Haven't heard for a decade? More like a millennia

In any case, if you watch the introductory animation to the game, it explains that Earth was pretty much forgotten about.

Most people in New Eden have no clue about the existence if Earth at all I would suspect.
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