Tag Archives: Rubicon

Repo Man

UPDATE: Based on comments here and further Twitter discussion, I modified some of my positions and posted the idea in the Features & Ideas Forum for discussion and consideration. Here is that post, your support would be appreciated! ====================================== I … Continue reading

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Deployables Part 3: Duty Now for the Future

Thanks to those of you who have stuck with this very long analysis of a very long thread. As promised, this post will be shorter! You can check out the full thread of responses to CCP Fozzie calling for deployable … Continue reading

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EVE’s Future: Through A Dev Darkly

Just a quick, but I think appropriate, interlude in my review of CCP Fozzie’s deployable ideas thread. An interview Fozzie did with US Gamer just surfaced over the last day or so, and it’s full of interesting tidbits, and much … Continue reading

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Deployables Part 2: Deps For Good

OK, so now that I’ve dispensed with the criticism, how about what I found that was good in CCP Fozzie’s deployable ideas thread? Again, there are degrees of “good”. I’ll start with the ones I like as-is and touch on a … Continue reading

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Release Preview: Crossing the Rubicon

With Rubicon dropping Tuesday, I wanted to do a quick preview of features and items in the patch notes. First off I’d like to compliment CCP – generally I have done these posts because what was first promised versus what … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam on the Rubicon

I plan to write more on my thoughts on the broader Rubicon feature set, but the two devblogs CCP Fozzie published in the last two days deserve special attention and a post of their own. The first is about the deployable … Continue reading

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Smashing the Villard Wheel

[UPDATE 14:00] CCP Eterne just published something that confirms Option 1 below. Specifically, it highlights that FD-MLJ and Utopia will be the sites for pirate response. Tactically, this reveals that the Meves group is headed to Syndicate and the Sarum group … Continue reading

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SOE Ship Names: It May Not Make Sense At First

Think about that. It may not make sense at first. -CCP Dropbear So today CCP Rise casually dropped the names of the new SOE ships in his stats thread on the forums: the Astero frigate and the Stratios cruiser. I’ll … Continue reading

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Misdirection

“Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis.” (“I fear the Greeks, even bearing gifts.”) – Laocoon, The Aeneid As part of EVE:Rubicon, the Sisters of EVE will now be producing ships; both of these ships will be well-armed and stealthy, equipped for … Continue reading

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Banks of the Rubicon

“The die is cast.” – Julius Caesar at the Rubicon Rubicon Defined So CCP has announced the winter expansion. They’ve chosen a very singular and non-New-Eden name: Rubicon. This name has no meaning whatsoever in the lore. If you don’t know … Continue reading

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