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CONCORD Flight Academy

[tl;dr the central fucntion of a new player zone should be to give people the chance to learn basic game mechanics in systems of all security levels. The game mechanics to realize this inside the single shard of New Eden are already in place. No need for instancing.] The Poet has proposed to give EVE … Continue reading

The Apocalyptic Sandbox

[tl;dr where I elaborate on how I think a “Fall of Empires” expansion theme bears a lot of potential to develop the EVE sandbox.] I got some feedback on saturday’s thoughts about alternatives to the obivous “Gold Rush” expansion theme. Sugar pointed out that an apocalyptic theme might run the risk of forcing players into play … Continue reading

Shipping Up

Training is paying off….

Epic Plots

Unifex: We’re going into a new world, a new time, a second decade of EVE. So, how should we be delivering the MASSIVE amount of features that we’ve already got on our plate as well as the all of the things we’d really love to see added to our science fiction universe. And that, gentlemen, is the … Continue reading

Comets!

This is just a crazy idea that I had on the way from the train station back home. Reading the CSM minutes, pondering the future of new environments in EVE, thinking about POSes the whole day and then seeing this post in my google reader suddenly lead to a blinding flash of inspiration. Comets! Mystical wanderers of the heavens. Harbingers … Continue reading

A Noobs Attraction to POSes

[TL;DR Why I believe a new POS design with modules could make EVE more interesting for new players. If you don’t want to read my stream of consciousness at least go and post on this thread on the EVE forums.] Disclaimer: When it comes to player owned starbases (POSes) I am an innocent noob. I have never … Continue reading

In Business

It only took a few hours on the market and my first batch of completely self produced POS fuel sold for 60M isk. That pays for the infrastructure on my 5 planets and yields a nice profit for my wallet. More important is the satisfaction of having built something useful for the coalition. I am … Continue reading

One year in New Eden

It’s Chira’s birthday. I have been flying internet spaceships for one year now. Somehow this seems hard to believe. Last year went so fast in retrospective. When I recall how it was, looking for a computer game to play for the first time in many years and then stumbling upon EVE, I get a curious feeling. … Continue reading

Academy Classes

[tl; dr Proposal to automatically assign new characters to special player run corporations – academy classes – during the tutorials ] How to keep new players engaged in EVE Online is a widely discussed topic. Apart from providing them with clear tutorials and an intuitive user interface many people seem to agree that the most … Continue reading

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