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Dev blog: Dirt & Killmarks - Dirt and Destruction in New Eden

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FT Diomedes
The Graduates
#81 - 2016-01-07 16:28:48 UTC  |  Edited by: FT Diomedes
I just want to say that I absolutely love kill marks. A fun and glorious addition to New Eden.

Particularly on the Onyx, they look fabulous.

The only issue I have with them is that they do not seem to scale very well. I got to use my Avatar on New Years Eve (hurray for drunken Carrier roams), but for the life of me I cannot find the kill mark from the Nidhoggur I dispatched.

CCP should add more NPC 0.0 space to open it up and liven things up: the Stepping Stones project.

Cearain
Plus 10 NV
#82 - 2016-01-07 17:35:24 UTC
Aineko Macx wrote:
Steve Ronuken wrote:
Aineko Macx wrote:
Do the killmarks accumulate per ship, ship type or character? I.e. my ship gets blown up and I buy a new one, will it have the same amount of marks?

Per ship.
repackage a ship, or have it blown up, and the killmarks are gone.

Then sadly the feature will be of little value, as it won't be a proper epeen measure.


Yes I have to agree. If they did it for the number of kills the pilot had using that hull it would be great. Good pilots would have lots of killmarks. Instead it is more of a badge of cowardice.

Make faction war occupancy pvp instead of pve https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=53815&#post53815

Cherri Minoa
IronPig
Sev3rance
#83 - 2016-01-07 22:12:12 UTC
Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else, but have they changed the way kill marks are awarded? I thought it was only for final blows? I am getting more kill marks than I would expect from just final blows and wondered if top damage has been added as well.

"If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service" - Horatio Nelson

Soolin S'an
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#84 - 2016-01-08 10:30:42 UTC
Cearain wrote:
If they did it for the number of kills the pilot had using that hull it would be great. Good pilots would have lots of killmarks.

And so would really bad pilots who lose dozens of ships for each killmark they gain.
Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#85 - 2016-01-08 19:40:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Sgt Ocker
Cherri Minoa wrote:
Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else, but have they changed the way kill marks are awarded? I thought it was only for final blows? I am getting more kill marks than I would expect from just final blows and wondered if top damage has been added as well.

Funny you mention that, my neut Legion has and never will get a final blow but has a lovely little row of kill marks.

Of course, when your the one with top damage on a carrier kill and a ceptor gets final blow (and the killmark) with his 46 damage, it is just so, , , , reality, kill marks don't really mean much - You got the lucky last hit, so what.. Little egos get a boost and no-one else really cares.
Especially when it doesn't matter who actually "earned" (for want of a more descriptively accurate word) the kill marks - You can trade the ship to whoever you like and the kill marks stay. This would indicate, the ship, not the pilot got the kills.

Kill marks don't relate to anything for anyone other than solo pvp'rs (a rare breed), if there is more than one pilot involved in the destruction of a ship, no kill mark should be awarded (in the case of capitals - highest damage should get a kill mark, not the lucky final blow) - Kill marks would then be a badge of honor, instead of the meaningless gimmick they are.

Devs and their gimmick animations. Roll

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.

Cherri Minoa
IronPig
Sev3rance
#86 - 2016-01-08 20:02:39 UTC
Sgt Ocker wrote:
Cherri Minoa wrote:
Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else, but have they changed the way kill marks are awarded? I thought it was only for final blows? I am getting more kill marks than I would expect from just final blows and wondered if top damage has been added as well.

Funny you mention that, my neut Legion has and never will get a final blow but has a lovely little row of kill marks.


The ones I have checked so far are a Ferox, Heretic and Rapier. I've got one final blow (against valid targets) on each ship. The number of killmarks on them is 3, 2 and 1 respectively.

"If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service" - Horatio Nelson

Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#87 - 2016-01-08 21:10:19 UTC
Cherri Minoa wrote:
Sgt Ocker wrote:
Cherri Minoa wrote:
Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else, but have they changed the way kill marks are awarded? I thought it was only for final blows? I am getting more kill marks than I would expect from just final blows and wondered if top damage has been added as well.

Funny you mention that, my neut Legion has and never will get a final blow but has a lovely little row of kill marks.


The ones I have checked so far are a Ferox, Heretic and Rapier. I've got one final blow (against valid targets) on each ship. The number of killmarks on them is 3, 2 and 1 respectively.

I have 5 on my Legion (just counted them) that has no DPS capability.

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.