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Rooks And Kings

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Ultim8Evil
War Eagle Fleet
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2015-07-08 07:13:32 UTC
Are RnK still a thing?

Nothing new on their YouTube channel for 7 months.

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Carmen Electra
AlcoDOTTE
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2015-07-08 07:41:47 UTC
They are not what they used to be from what I understand, but I still find their Clarion Call video about the negative tracking weapon one of the best EVE videos ever made.

They're still around, they just don't really recruit too much new blood and most of them are off playing other games.
Tiddle Jr
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-07-08 07:51:39 UTC
There were couple of good articles about RnK including Lord M interview. Confirmed more to come in a view of changes in game mechanics. Didn't check myself but they might be on sisi testing those cuase you know they come up only when it's polished to the perfectness.

Big respect to RnK.

"The message is that there are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know" - CCP

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#4 - 2015-07-08 08:24:42 UTC
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Jack Hayson
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2015-07-08 09:30:02 UTC
RnK are in w-space at the moment and occasionally gank some stuff there with their Vindicator fleet.
Not sure if they plan to make a video of that - pretty much every w-space PvP corp does essentially the same thing.
They don't give fights however. Sad

Clarion Call 3 is what motivated me to start playing Eve, become a logibro and go into w-space - would have been totally awesome to eventually fight them there (I even named my triage Archon after Agent Xer0Lol), but when they rolled into us they just logged off.
Well, I guess you should never meet your heroes...
Anthar Thebess
#6 - 2015-07-08 10:15:52 UTC
Legend is dying Cry
Black Pedro
Mine.
#7 - 2015-07-08 10:35:08 UTC
Ashlar Maidstone
MoonFyre BattleGroup Holdings
#8 - 2015-07-08 15:08:21 UTC
Rooks and Kings are still around. I do chat with Lord at times and he told me they been doing ok and are in the process of making another video but it takes time and resources as we know.

Ever since I watched Clarion Call 4, I been a fan of their videos and really amazed at what they do to create content.
Lord Maldoror
Fairlight Corp
Rooks and Kings
#9 - 2015-07-08 15:49:37 UTC
We're still around, although it remains to be seen whether we'll ever go back to hunting every day with a cyno on every gate.

It's worth keeping in mind that most of the entities we once fought are either gone or changed beyond recognition in their personnel. The core of our group, however, is almost unchanged. One consequence of this is the difference in the time available in one's thirties as opposed to one's twenties. All we can try and ensure is that when people die, they still die well.

And there will be new things this summer.

Tiddle Jr wrote:
Confirmed more to come in a view of changes in game mechanics.


Indeed, I hopefully still have a campaign left in me. But as regards mechanics: I think stories drive people, more than gameplay mechanics, killboards or anything like that. Whether a specific gameplay style is empowered by patch changes isn't really important to us and makes us no more or less likely to use it. We rarely follow preordained paths. In fact, the 'coalition era' was all the more fun for its extremity, since n+1 is a challenge as old as warfare. And the future will hold new solutions to old problems.

Whether the next era of Eve will need weapons like pipebombing remains to be seen. We do still have a few toys in the testing facilities. Although, as mentioned elsewhere, I realised I probably took the pipebombing a little far when our key Serenity player, Fulcrum, went to Australia to study. On the first day there was the usual "Hello, this is me!" session, which appears to be a mainstay for addicts and students the world over. Our fellow made the mistake of saying he was in RnK and the lecturer (Test Teacher Best Teacher) flatly proclaimed that he'd been "pipebombed twice". With no further explanation offered, the rest of the students now think he's a terrorist from a paramilitary group.
Feyd Rautha Harkonnen
Doomheim
#10 - 2015-07-08 16:13:45 UTC
Lord Maldoror wrote:

..Our fellow made the mistake of saying he was in RnK and the lecturer (Test Teacher Best Teacher) flatly proclaimed that he'd been "pipebombed twice". With no further explanation offered, the rest of the students now think he's a terrorist from a paramilitary group.

Imagine my hesitation at saying I'm in "Black Legion" in public... Doesn't help being a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Harley-riding dude.

F
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#11 - 2015-07-08 17:08:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Ralph King-Griffin
Feyd Rautha Harkonnen wrote:
Lord Maldoror wrote:

..Our fellow made the mistake of saying he was in RnK and the lecturer (Test Teacher Best Teacher) flatly proclaimed that he'd been "pipebombed twice". With no further explanation offered, the rest of the students now think he's a terrorist from a paramilitary group.

Imagine my hesitation at saying I'm in "Black Legion" in public... Doesn't help being a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, Harley-riding dude.

F

I'm Irish....Yeah

This alliance name in a devoutly Roman Catholic county isnt exactly fun
Maldiro Selkurk
Radiation Sickness
#12 - 2015-07-08 17:27:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Maldiro Selkurk
Lord Maldoror wrote:
We're still around, although it remains to be seen whether we'll ever go back to hunting every day with a cyno on every gate.

It's worth keeping in mind that most of the entities we once fought are either gone or changed beyond recognition in their personnel. The core of our group, however, is almost unchanged. One consequence of this is the difference in the time available in one's thirties as opposed to one's twenties. All we can try and ensure is that when people die, they still die well.

And there will be new things this summer.

Tiddle Jr wrote:
Confirmed more to come in a view of changes in game mechanics.


Indeed, I hopefully still have a campaign left in me. But as regards mechanics: I think stories drive people, more than gameplay mechanics, killboards or anything like that. Whether a specific gameplay style is empowered by patch changes isn't really important to us and makes us no more or less likely to use it. We rarely follow preordained paths. In fact, the 'coalition era' was all the more fun for its extremity, since n+1 is a challenge as old as warfare. And the future will hold new solutions to old problems.

Whether the next era of Eve will need weapons like pipebombing remains to be seen. We do still have a few toys in the testing facilities. Although, as mentioned elsewhere, I realised I probably took the pipebombing a little far when our key Serenity player, Fulcrum, went to Australia to study. On the first day there was the usual "Hello, this is me!" session, which appears to be a mainstay for addicts and students the world over. Our fellow made the mistake of saying he was in RnK and the lecturer (Test Teacher Best Teacher) flatly proclaimed that he'd been "pipebombed twice". With no further explanation offered, the rest of the students now think he's a terrorist from a paramilitary group.


You and RvB are the only two groups worth a **** in this game, we need you; find a way to make R&K live on.

P.S. i sent you a PLEX as a thank you for all that you have already done, cheers.

Maldiro

Yawn,  I'm right as usual. The predictability kinda gets boring really.

Tollen Gallen
Glory of Reprisal Enterprise
#13 - 2015-07-08 18:20:58 UTC
I like RnK.

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Eldwinn
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#14 - 2015-07-08 18:57:52 UTC
RnK is currently figuring out how can they put together another 3 hour long pipe bombing video without actually playing the game.
Ralph King-Griffin
New Eden Tech Support
#15 - 2015-07-08 19:04:29 UTC
Eldwinn wrote:
RnK is currently figuring out how can they put together another 3 hour long pipe bombing video without actually playing the game.

I would watch that just to hear Lord Maldoro's voice and you know you would too.
pushdogg
relocation LLC.
#16 - 2015-07-08 20:29:22 UTC
just watched clarion call 4.

how awesome it must feel to be a part of that.

they win eve right?
Ultim8Evil
War Eagle Fleet
Goonswarm Federation
#17 - 2015-07-08 21:00:59 UTC
Thanks for replying LordM. Big smile

I must admit, I've used the RnK videos (along with Big Miker's) to try to convince my RL friends to play EVE because they are so well put together, graphically stunning (1080p FTW) and the commentary helps explain away what is otherwise just clicking buttons in space... online.

I posted this thread off the back of returning to EVE and seeing the "This Is EVE 2014" video from CCP. Pipe-bombing got a fair bit of air time, and it made me wonder if any more videos had been made by yourselves.

Here's to Clarion Call 5... right?

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Jenshae Chiroptera
#18 - 2015-07-08 21:09:33 UTC
My favourite R&K video was how they showed triage fitting off each other.

Have they been in the alliance tournaments? I would really like to see them in that.

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Moac Tor
Cyber Core
Immediate Destruction
#19 - 2015-07-08 21:15:21 UTC
Lord Maldoror wrote:
Indeed, I hopefully still have a campaign left in me. But as regards mechanics: I think stories drive people, more than gameplay mechanics, killboards or anything like that.

Very true words spoken there. And I hope that you may find inspiration for more campaigns in the future.
Ultim8Evil
War Eagle Fleet
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2015-07-08 21:16:58 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
My favourite R&K video was how they showed triage fitting off each other.

Have they been in the alliance tournaments? I would really like to see them in that.


Think that one was called "Anatomy of a Fight"

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