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 91 
 on: 07 Sep 2017, 01:00  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Lasairiona
I miss these more formal RP events, surrounding the lore, etc.

 92 
 on: 07 Sep 2017, 00:58  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Utari Onzo
Most fun part was everyone staring Utari down for his obvious drinking problem, shame I couldn't stay late

 93 
 on: 06 Sep 2017, 10:30  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Alex Hinkelmann
I-RED held a Gala between Caldari & Empire allies several months ago.

http://ishukoneraata.wixsite.com/ishukone-raata/yc119-06-17

That's the only Cal/Amarr RP activity I've seen really. Sadly a follow up story has never been released, though I might push to have one done even if its months late. The three main groups exchanged gifts that totaled somewhere around 6 billion isk.

 94 
 on: 06 Sep 2017, 08:06  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Stutzer
Did anyone put together any activities or fiction for this? I'd be interested in reading about it, if so. Given the softening dynamic between the State and Empire, I thought it might be ripe for capsuleer influence.

 95 
 on: 05 Sep 2017, 09:23  
Started by Nmaro Makari - Last post by Lasairiona
I response to the OP. You're not alone in finding it hard to participate in RP since most of the old channels have become inactive. During a recent account lapse I made an Alpha account and joined several IC and OOC channels that I remembered being associated with Gallente RP as well as both summit channels. It was very difficult to find anyone to talk to, or engage in the summit idle banter. Eventually I gave up and resubscribed my main account when friends started contacting me out of game. Even with my main character, I probably wouldn't be able to find meaningful RP without lurking in dozens of channels or being invited by people like Lunarisse and Lasairiona who go out of their way to make social content for other RPers.

 :cube: :cube:

 96 
 on: 05 Sep 2017, 07:40  
Started by Nmaro Makari - Last post by Karmilla Strife
I response to the OP. You're not alone in finding it hard to participate in RP since most of the old channels have become inactive. During a recent account lapse I made an Alpha account and joined several IC and OOC channels that I remembered being associated with Gallente RP as well as both summit channels. It was very difficult to find anyone to talk to, or engage in the summit idle banter. Eventually I gave up and resubscribed my main account when friends started contacting me out of game. Even with my main character, I probably wouldn't be able to find meaningful RP without lurking in dozens of channels or being invited by people like Lunarisse and Lasairiona who go out of their way to make social content for other RPers.


 97 
 on: 04 Sep 2017, 17:00  
Started by Nmaro Makari - Last post by Ashley
Meanwhile, people are still arguing, using the existence of 10+ year old missions as evidence.
"but what about the amarr navy slave raids"
What's so bad in that or what you would like to see people argue about instead?

The same arguments, used by largely the same characters, across three iterations of the intergalactic summit, over ten years.
It never changes. There's never anything new or different. No new perspectives. No new opinions.
The same thread, made a thousand times.

what would I like to see ? something fresh maybe ? is that so much to ask ?
New blood comes in so my guess it is always interesting for them, old guard did that a million times new blood didn't. Also just imo but most of those arguments are conflict content same as having one more frig fight out of those million and one you had before, nothing new but it's kinda fun.

What exactly?

Asking for it - no , expecting  it from others is probably - wishful thinking.

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so why are those handful of missions the only ones people consider it acceptable to bring up as 1000% IC occurrences ?

People don't mention having done The Blockade 10 times a day. Or the Damsel in Distress. But suddenly, there's 2 missions involving a strike force that's going to drop virus bombs on a planet, and ooooo, it's proof of government-backed official policy.

Argument runs:
1. The NPCs appear as Navy ships, therefore they are Navy ships.
2. Shooting them, they have Navy tags in loot, which reinforces point 1.
3. They might be rogue units, in which case enemy Government has no control over rogue elements. Shame on enemy Government, proof that enemy Government are incompetent and/or evil.
4. But then, having shot them incurs a standing penalty. Which means they are there officially after all. Which is therefore proof that enemy Government is violating interstellar treaties and all that, and is conclusive proof that enemy Government are evil.


Except.... you can go take a mission from the L4 Republic Security Services agent in Madirmilire system in Domain region, and he'll send you to attack some Amarr Navy ships that are abducting Minmatar people from.... Amarr planets, in Amarr space.  :ugh:

Or, the L4 agent for Joint Harvesting (an Amarr corporation) in Stirht system in Metropolis region, who'll give you missions to stop the Republic Fleet from virus-bombing inhabited planets.... Minmatar inhabited planets, in Minmatar space.  :ugh:


Taking these missions at 100% face value, isn't ridiculous ? isn't character-breakingly ridiculous ?
Taking those missions literally to the T does make them look ridiculous. They are colorful depictions of opposing factions to the player and that's it. So exact details of what system, exact numbers etc. aren't really relevant, only thing that is - explanation to the player such things happen in New Eden. Why they occur and who is responsible is up to player's RP and interpretation.

I personally don't see anything bad or lore breaking in those missions and hope CCP will not remove them.

 98 
 on: 04 Sep 2017, 14:55  
Started by Nmaro Makari - Last post by Mizhara
I really don't see why people keep assuming weird extremes. This isn't a new thing, or something we haven't dealt with for a decade and a half now. The missions have clearly happened, this isn't in question. Of course we don't go save the Damsel five times a day. Just use some reason and remain a bit vague. Pilot X has fought some Serpentis and some Angels today, on behalf of NPC corp Y. He took on an Amarr fleet operating in Minmatar space. Oh gosh deary me CCP hurfblurfed detailing where some missions can pop up. Clearly this invalidates their existence and it doesn't happen. Faction Z is clearly innocent of everything.

Just be reasonable and smooth the jagged edges of a crap system a bit and it fits just fine.

 99 
 on: 04 Sep 2017, 13:06  
Started by Nmaro Makari - Last post by Louella Dougans
so why are those handful of missions the only ones people consider it acceptable to bring up as 1000% IC occurrences ?

People don't mention having done The Blockade 10 times a day. Or the Damsel in Distress. But suddenly, there's 2 missions involving a strike force that's going to drop virus bombs on a planet, and ooooo, it's proof of government-backed official policy.

Argument runs:
1. The NPCs appear as Navy ships, therefore they are Navy ships.
2. Shooting them, they have Navy tags in loot, which reinforces point 1.
3. They might be rogue units, in which case enemy Government has no control over rogue elements. Shame on enemy Government, proof that enemy Government are incompetent and/or evil.
4. But then, having shot them incurs a standing penalty. Which means they are there officially after all. Which is therefore proof that enemy Government is violating interstellar treaties and all that, and is conclusive proof that enemy Government are evil.


Except.... you can go take a mission from the L4 Republic Security Services agent in Madirmilire system in Domain region, and he'll send you to attack some Amarr Navy ships that are abducting Minmatar people from.... Amarr planets, in Amarr space.  :ugh:

Or, the L4 agent for Joint Harvesting (an Amarr corporation) in Stirht system in Metropolis region, who'll give you missions to stop the Republic Fleet from virus-bombing inhabited planets.... Minmatar inhabited planets, in Minmatar space.  :ugh:


Taking these missions at 100% face value, isn't ridiculous ? isn't character-breakingly ridiculous ?

 100 
 on: 04 Sep 2017, 07:40  
Started by Stutzer - Last post by Jev North
The tabletop group I rolled into two decades ago is still lurching along, even though we're all getting long in the tooth and sprouting husbands, wives, children and mortgages. I've been eyeing SWTOR for a change of pace in what seems to be a long tail to the classic EVE summer slump; but, like Samira mentioned, the rot appears to be everywhere. At least the class storylines are pretty polished?

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