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Enough Quality of Life! Give Us Sandbox Exploration

[tl;dr The campaign for quality of life improvements to EVE has to step into the background. To make the bold visions of colonisation come true there needs to be new game mechanics. Exploration in Odyssey could have been the first step. Now make it more sandboxy. Give us player built hideouts. Have a look at … Continue reading

Wormhole Ninja Sniffer

Yesterday evening I finally managed to do something I wanted to do for a long time. I had almost forgotten about the plan until that evening when I log in, see a neutral in local and decide to scan the system. Not long before I find a wormhole leading into unexplored space. Then I remember: … Continue reading

No Guns

Tomorrow my support alt will reach a significant milestone in her training with finishing Logistics V. She will then be a perfect Scimitar and Oneiros pilot. Time to reflect a bit on her recent adventures and the development that is planned for her future. Andrea is pretty specialized in the support role. She started off … Continue reading

Scouting in a Rokh and Heroclones

Yesterday evening I logged in to do some relaxed ratting and finally put my alt’s Noctis to good use (yes I should have done this much earlier, I know). For a long time I refused to rat or even to salvage properly. Partly because I don’t like shooting red crosses, partly because I suck at … Continue reading

Explore to Colonise

Odyssey Setting the Scene and Delivering the Tools [tl;dr Where will Odyssey lead us? There already are player built stargates! How the┬ácolonisation┬ávision could be developed to favour small scale corporations using new exploration technologies and space scapes that are already available in EVE: Let players build acceleration gates and colonise deadspace pockets.] The Odyssey expansion … Continue reading

The Sand, the Nanny and the Box

Today Mary C. Titor put out some thoughts about the nature of sandbox games in her post on The Sand, the Witch and the Box. Check it out, since the following will be a reply to those ideas. Mary starts her post with advising us to “pay the Witch in the title no attention” and … Continue reading

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