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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:34pm 27/11/09 | 14 Comments
Space nuts who dabble in the online world of EVE should prepare for a massive free update applying to the game come December 1. EVE Online: Dominion expands the game in numerous ways, including the addition of sovereignty changes, more planets and starfields (for expanded exploration) , ships (with improved fleet tools), doomsday device changes, much welcome PvP tutorials and even an in-game web browser, among much, much more.

On top of all this is the sweet three minute plus trailer which not only shows off the game's gorgeous graphics, but also lets you see the magnitude of the new update.

Click here for the trailer and here for even more official info.



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eXemplar
Posted 02:56pm 27/11/09
Voice acting in a trailer does not make a boring game any less boring.
locomorto
Posted 05:51pm 27/11/09
EVE has an ingame web browser for a while, this just improves it by basing it on gecko/webkit (I can't remember which off the top of my head).

If you think the game is boring, thats your perogative, but that's hardly the consensus. If you must however, at least give reasons for your assertion. For instance I'll counter your argument by relating how much I enjoyed the PvP aspect of EVE. No other MMO compares to the thrill of trying to stake out your claim in nul sec with your corp mates. Losing your ship is permanet (of course you will normally have more then one ship so its not like you have to start from square one), yes it's harsh and not for every body, but it makes every second exciting.
Khel
Posted 06:08pm 27/11/09
Yeah, I found it pretty boring too, but each to their own. I think it has a few hundred thousand subscribers, its like the little engine that could.
Twisted
Posted 06:12pm 27/11/09
Looking forward to the new in game mail system improvements and the new in game browser. The old ones are just terrible. Hopefully 0.0 is a bit more open to newer and smaller alliances to join in the carnage.
Voice acting in a trailer does not make a boring game any less boring.
I suppose an environment where you can do next to whatever you want and then have to deal with the far reaching consequences can be seen as boring. I mean I much prefer the linear repetitive nature of CS, MW....WOW.......being kicked in the balls
eXemplar
Posted 07:45pm 27/11/09
If you must however, at least give reasons for your assertion.


Sure, why not. Four main reasons I found this game boring:

1. Levelling. Basically, you click a button, close the game, set an alarm later on to come back and click the next button. You could say that this is a good thing as you don't have to 'grind', but you're basically paying to not play the game. At least in other MMOs you play it somehow to better your character, and you can reach the cap in realistic timeframes. Not to mention any new people are years behind entrenched players.
In short, you hand over your money to not play the game in terms of levelling.

2. Combat. I don't need to tl;dr this, all you do is click enemy, click fire missiles. Sometimes, you can be rebellious and click fire different missiles (*after* you've already played long enough time to have started a small family irl) and then, just to mix it up even more if you're a daring kinda person, you can click orbit.

3. Mining. Pretty sure they're only put a web browser component in because most people play eve online by pressing alt-tab and using an actual browser.

4. Travelling. See #3. Alt-tab, use a timer and/or listen to monotonous computerised voices.

I suppose an environment where you can do next to whatever you want and then have to deal with the far reaching consequences can be seen as boring.


I laughed at your sarcasm, but it was a bit ironic considering you can't actually do much at all, and the only things you can actually do with any consequences boils down to two fairly primitive things. Piss a corporation off, or don't piss them off. If that's "far reaching" then brb, I have a wasp nest to "far reach" outside my side window.

I like the idea of a player run game, corporations and environment etc and can definately see the attraction with eve online in terms of the whole roleplaying element. But really, it's the sims: spaceship community expansion. Instead of clicking little sims around and watching how they interact with other little sims, you click little spaceships around watch they interact with other little spaceships and then listen to people whining on teamspeak.
Twisted
Posted 08:51pm 27/11/09
But really, it's the sims: spaceship community expansion. Instead of clicking little sims around and watching how they interact with other little sims, you click little spaceships around watch they interact with other little spaceships and then listen to people whining on teamspeak.
You might as well compare every game to the sims then. Quake, sims in first person. Starcraft, control more than 1 sim at a time. WOW of warcraft, talk with other people's sims. Leisure suit larry, control a deviant sim.

I definitely say Eve has a niche market, no doubt about it. I still play plenty of other games and I have to say I'd rather deal with a bit of whining on TS/Vent than a torrent of "F*****G F** NOOB GAY F*****!" or annoying MP3's being spammed insanely...or in the case of xbox live going into a game that supports the web cam and seeing some fat c*** jerking his c***...
but it was a bit ironic considering you can't actually do much at all, and the only things you can actually do with any consequences boils down to two fairly primitive things. Piss a corporation off, or don't piss them off
I think that is a very simplified view of the game.

But we probably agree on 1 thing, a player driven economy and game is awesome :) I'd like to see more titles do something similar. Dust 514 being integrated into Eve will be awesome too hopefully. Don't feel like clicking your ship Sim, hop on XBox Live and shoot a few people.
Carson
Posted 10:17pm 27/11/09
I like Eve. It has everything I want in an mmorpg. Incredible economy and pretty much everything in game is a result of player actions. It's just that I find it to be the most time consuming mmo there is.

I think the most boring bit of the game is the first month or so, as while you're getting the essential skills, you've basically got a very limited amount of options.

Otherwise I can see it's appeal, hell if if I had more time I would probably still play it. Plus each content patch adds so much more to the game!

I've heard that CCP/White Wolf are making a mmo based on the Vampires universe. Hopefully it has the depth of eve.
greazy
Posted 12:06am 28/11/09
what like sparkly vampires?
Twisted
Posted 10:36am 28/11/09
Dev blog about the new mail client in dominion for anyone who is remotely interested :)

Tosser
Posted 11:29pm 28/11/09
I honestly hate people that have to camp games with hate. If you don't like the game, the GTFO and piss off. Exemplar, sitting here b****ing about a game you failed at is a fail yourself. If you can't get into the game, then f*** off and leave room for us to enjoy it.

You honestly have no idea on how to immerse yourself in the game, given your 4 points of boredom. If you were to actually try, perhaps you wouldn't be such a crybaby whinger pissing your pathetic hate onto this boring ass review.

Go cry to your mommy and GTFO the interweb.
Twisted
Posted 01:40am 29/11/09
Well, everyone's entitled to their opinion :) Eve is just a game where it gives back as much as you give. The game doesn't baby you through or give you a linear path to stumble along. That isn't for everyone.
Keato
Posted 09:50am 29/11/09
I can't wait for Tosser's 2nd post.
eXemplar
Posted 10:53am 29/11/09
I get the feeling that Tosser posts a lot of youtube comments.
Taipan
Posted 02:37pm 29/11/09
There really isn't a single thing you mentioned here that couldn't be applied to every single MMO ever made. There are aspects of that crap in all of them the only thing that changes is the packaging they are wrapped up in. However there are some that do certain things well like wow and it's ability to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

In my short experience with Eve it quite clearly appealed to a more hardcore bunch of gamers.
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