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EVE Online Plans Outlined

A new EVE Insider Dev Blog invokes Nietzsche to introduce a presumably nihilistic update on near-future plans for EVE Online. The update outlines the success of the Crucible update for CCP's MMORPG, and what will lead to the release of the upcoming EVE Online: Inferno expansion. They say more on Inferno will be unveiled in the coming months, including a showing at next month's EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland.

9. Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Feb 23, 2012, 15:32 Jonny
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 23, 2012, 12:46:
Wow. I didn't understand a word of that. Didn't sound good though.

Heh, Eve has three main blocks of space, high security, low security and null security. Players can't claim high or low security systems, but in return they're protected to an extent by NPC security forces, especially in high sec. In null sec, alliances of player corporations can claim and hold territory but there is no NPC protection whatsoever. It's a free PvP zone.

Naturally the majority of players stay in High sec where they're relatively safe. However because there's no need to band together for safety they're spread over thousands of small corporations and solo players. Whereas in null sec, despite having a much lower population, the dynamics of living out there consolidate the players into a much smaller number of massive alliances.

So, when voting happens to elect players onto the Council of Stellar Management (the liason body between the playerbase and the developers) the delegates from null sec nearly always win the votes, because while high sec denizens outnumber null sec three to one they're not a focused voting bloc while the null sec alliances are.

So with a CSM loaded with delegates from null sec alliances and CCP themselves viewing going to null sec as the ultimate Eve "endgame" it's often accused of being biased against other forms of playing Eve and in cahoots with CCP trying to force people into nullsec.

Eve politics are often more interesting than playing the game.
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  1. Feb 22, 20:17 Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Lorcin
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  3. Feb 22, 22:26 Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Techie714
  4. Feb 23, 03:17 Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Zanakar
  5. Feb 23, 08:28  Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Theo
  6. Feb 23, 09:11   Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Bard
  7. Feb 23, 11:32    Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Jonny
  8. Feb 23, 12:46     Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Wowbagger_TIP
>> 9. Feb 23, 15:32      Re: EVE Online Plans Outlined Jonny


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