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Crazy metagaming idea: Hack the clone vats.

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Gil Warden
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-05-20 13:16:40 UTC
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P
E-2C Hawkeye
State War Academy
Caldari State
#2 - 2014-05-20 13:19:00 UTC
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P

Wow you goons really are boarded huh? So how is your part of blue-sec?
Ramona McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#3 - 2014-05-20 13:19:55 UTC
Why do that when you can just enjoy their body before killing it?

"Yea, some dude came in and was normal for first couple months, so I gave him director." - Sean Dunaway

"A singular character could be hired to penetrate another corps space... using gorilla like tactics..." - Chane Morgann

Gil Warden
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-05-20 13:20:41 UTC
E-2C Hawkeye wrote:
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P

Wow you goons really are boarded huh? So how is your part of blue-sec?


Naah, it's just me that had too much coffee.
My statements are mine alone, and does not reflect the opinion of the mighty goons.
WASPY69
Xerum.
#5 - 2014-05-20 13:22:04 UTC
Bad idea is bad.

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E-2C Hawkeye
State War Academy
Caldari State
#6 - 2014-05-20 13:28:22 UTC
Gil Warden wrote:
E-2C Hawkeye wrote:
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P

Wow you goons really are boarded huh? So how is your part of blue-sec?


Naah, it's just me that had too much coffee.
My statements are mine alone, and does not reflect the opinion of the mighty goons.

Negative....you are part of the collective and resistance is futile. Some one from goon security please find this one who has gone astray and ensure he gets back on his daily dose of KOOL-AIDE....he thinks his statements are his own...pfffft ppppppplllleeeeeaaaaasssseeeee. Roll
Gil Warden
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-05-20 13:32:11 UTC
E-2C Hawkeye wrote:
Negative....you are part of the collective and resistance is futile. Some one from goon security please find this one who has gone astray and ensure he gets back on his daily dose of KOOL-AIDE....he thinks his statements are his own...pfffft ppppppplllleeeeeaaaaasssseeeee. Roll


They never gave me any Kool-Aide. They tap it from my veins... Twisted
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#8 - 2014-05-20 13:32:14 UTC
How about you can cancel someone's clone contract before you pod them so they lose all the SPs? Now that would be crazy!
Gil Warden
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-05-20 13:37:47 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
How about you can cancel someone's clone contract before you pod them so they lose all the SPs? Now that would be crazy!


In that case, the damage should be limited to the damage done if you forget to upgrade your new clone. I don't remember the specifics, but it is only a few percent of your SP that is lost. Still, a few percent can add up fast for old toons.
Ned Thomas
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#10 - 2014-05-20 13:43:03 UTC
Ramona McCandless wrote:
Why do that when you can just enjoy their body before killing it?


Vat molestation, best molestation
Xavier Higdon
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2014-05-20 13:52:35 UTC
Gil Warden wrote:
E-2C Hawkeye wrote:
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P

Wow you goons really are boarded huh? So how is your part of blue-sec?


Naah, it's just me that had too much coffee.
My statements are mine alone, and does not reflect the opinion of the mighty goons.


LIAR! Dinsdale told me about you all being alts of The Mittani and how you guys are evil!
Alexei Stryker
Council of Stellar Erections
#12 - 2014-05-20 15:54:04 UTC
They should include raping and torturing in station too.
Job Valador
Professional Amateurs
#13 - 2014-05-20 16:02:54 UTC
Only when WIS comes out....

"The stone exhibited a profound lack of movement."

Josef Djugashvilis
#14 - 2014-05-20 16:10:27 UTC
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P


If a regular forum goon sees your post you may well end up being an ex-goon.

They do have standards you know.

This is not a signature.

Sibyyl
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2014-05-20 16:19:33 UTC
I think you are using "meta-gaming" incorrectly. This sounds like a mini game, and the rules for it seem arbitrary. Where is the actual risk of attempting the clone hack?

Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSM. Fix links and OGB. Ban stabs from plexes. Fulfill karmic justice.

Domanique Altares
Rifterlings
#16 - 2014-05-20 16:57:43 UTC
Sibyyl wrote:
I think you are using "meta-gaming" incorrectly. This sounds like a mini game, and the rules for it seem arbitrary. Where is the actual risk of attempting the clone hack?


Getting caught by the clone police and mulched into biomass after they remove your capsuleer implants with a pair of locking pliers.
SurrenderMonkey
The Exchange Collective
Solyaris Chtonium
#17 - 2014-05-20 17:05:03 UTC
Sibyyl wrote:
I think you are using "meta-gaming" incorrectly. This sounds like a mini game


This.

"Help, I'm bored with missions!"

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James Amril-Kesh
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2014-05-20 18:32:05 UTC
Is this where I'm supposed to say "kick ENL-I"?

Enjoying the rain today? ;)

Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#19 - 2014-05-20 18:38:55 UTC
Gil Warden wrote:
Would CCP want to create an in-game meta gaming mechanic, where, if you find where a characters clone vat is, you can hack it, and secretly moved it elsewhere, have them revive in a new clone, far from their belongings, and support :P



I always felt it would be good to say, take a whizz in an enemy clone vat so everybody gets p!ssed off. Lol


Think about that.

One thing that's been "breaking" about clones for me is that a clone vat is like some endless spigot of biomass. It would be better if they ran on a "mass in mass out" balance whereby the more cloning it does, the more corpses you have to feed it, and let one's skills (or rigs or whatever is in the mechanics around it) determine the "efficiency" of this process such that say someone not up to skill on clone vat management would lose a percentage of biomass going in.

It would certainly lend importance to the frozen corpse and perhaps even change some doctrines regarding AOE weapons since the corpses will be "needed".

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#20 - 2014-05-20 19:29:46 UTC
This idea is right up there with having DUST players board your ship and eject your pod without any way to defend against it.





So this pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

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