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Author Topic: reddit - post what you think of the latest seasonal "events"  (Read 2883 times)

Nicoletta Mithra

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I, personally, find them immersion breaking. I mean, really: Annual return of evil enemies, each at his own season. This is as surprising as the unpredictable Russian winter. And just as much fun, imho. It als serves to reduce the pirate factions to an event tool, in my book. Thus, making them less authentic.
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Alain Colcer

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part of the idea is that they are asking how to make them more inmersive or better.....your comments could help, if you are willing
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Nicoletta Mithra

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If CCP wants feedback on this, why do they ask for opinions on reddit, not their own forums?

I doubt whether it depends on my willingness, if my comments can help. I'm certainly not the bottleneck in the equasion. CCP dcided that seasonal events are a thing. I'm quite generally against them and so are the arguments I make against them. So, uh, don't get me wrong, but I won't sign up on reddit to make comments there that are quite probably ignored.

P.S.: I think it's great you made people here - who're less pessimistic or see things differently - aware, so they can post there. :)
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Lunarisse Aspenstar

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I love them!
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Persephone Alleile

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I think they're fun from a gameplay perspective, though I can see how they can be immersion disrupting.
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I think the immersion thing is more a case of "fourth wall" or the ooc/ic divide. If you keep mentally reminding yourself it's an easter event, it's an easter event. But if you're happy to just let go and see the lore for what it is, then it's perfectly possible to have fun with it as people are doing right now with the Valkrie stuff. This event has been a lot lot better lore wise then the last two, far more interesting and engaging beyond "blooders appear, kill them!"
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Morwen Lagann

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The Gauntlets were pretty meh lorewise all-around. The news items were pretty bland, and the Scope video just made it worse.

The only thing I didn't like lorewise about the Frostline event was the cringeworthy dialogue they gave Tsuni Aina in the relevant Scope video. The rest of it was fine.

Can't think of any issues I've got with this Valkyrie event.
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The Gauntlets were pretty meh lorewise all-around. The news items were pretty bland, and the Scope video just made it worse.

You didn't like nude Omir?
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Morwen Lagann

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Instead of it being 10 seconds of "what the literal fuck" like the Frostline one was with Tsuni Aina's "Kill them, kill them all" line, the "what the literal fuck" lasted for the entire scope video.

It wasn't grimdark, it wasn't eerie, it wasn't even creepy, it was just dumb. It lacked the proper gravitas that is due the boogeyman that Omir is supposed to be.
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1) The number of capsuleer women who are bisexual is greater than the number who are lesbian.
2) Most of the former group appear lesbian due to a lack of suitable male partners to go around.
3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

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Instead of it being 10 seconds of "what the literal fuck" like the Frostline one was with Tsuni Aina's "Kill them, kill them all" line, the "what the literal fuck" lasted for the entire scope video.

It wasn't grimdark, it wasn't eerie, it wasn't even creepy, it was just dumb. It lacked the proper gravitas that is due the boogeyman that Omir is supposed to be.
Emphasis mine, of course.  Responding mainly to the gravitas comment, but I think a part of why that scope video was so weak is that we're just desensitized at this point.  Someone who hasn't been into this game's lore/RP for x number of years, someone new to the whole setting, probably sees that and goes 'oh shit, this dude is pretty bad/crazy/evil/etc.!'

Whereas most of us are just like 'meh...  we're never going to get WiS if that's all they have to work with' 
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Morwen Lagann

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When I say it lacked the proper gravitas, I mean it came across as so cheesy that it was almost Looney Tunes levels of cartoon violence.

We should've gotten Silent Hill, or the Ring, or something along those lines. What we got was, well. A cartoon villain spattered in blood laughing his ass off. Whoop de fucking do.

At least the drops from the sites made up for that. Those accelerators were awesome.
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Morwen's Law:
1) The number of capsuleer women who are bisexual is greater than the number who are lesbian.
2) Most of the former group appear lesbian due to a lack of suitable male partners to go around.
3) The lack of suitable male partners can be summed up in most cases thusly: interested, worth the air they breathe, available; pick two.

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Gameplaywise a very interesting thing. Lorewise next to nothing on this scale ("Everywhere") makes sense, which makes them neither better nor worse as all other gameplay elements. Looking at this like some kind of background radiation it feels okay. Overall the combination of News Articles, News Video and some gameplay stuff feels like a good way of doing things.
The fact that it makes people looking for a more strict level of immersion unhappy is not surprising and entirely unavoidable, regardless what CCP would do.

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Expected little fluff, got little fluff, gameplay is interesting.
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Ashley

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Trailers for those events were top-notch quality, especially blood raider/mordu's legion ones. Who would have thought that the most famous mercenary group sounds like this or blood raiders are just a fan club of the Count.

In terms of gameplay events were extremely boring imo.
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Shal Novastorm

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Yea I really loved the production values and all around them.

The actual, ya know, gameplay...eeeeeeeh.

I wish they'd learn from this to put as much effort into the actual meat of the event as they do on the hype because heck then we'd have some good stuff.
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