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This EVE Online Trailer Will Make You Want to Play EVE Online

It's not exactly representative of what it's like to actually play the game, but it definitely evokes the spirit of players' insane adventures.

Apr. 30 2013

Posted by: Patrick

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Sexy voice is sexy.

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i finally got it!

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I don't have the time to play MMORPGs but if I did, I'd definitely want to try this one. I'm really happy that this game exists and that there's a market for an MMO that takes place in space. The actual game itself also looks really damn pretty (Not this video obviously). I hope that the FPS integration stuff works out for them. The concept is super interesting.

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that sure is some heavy sci-fi stuff.

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I wish we could get like a quick look of EVE Online. I honestly have zero knowledge of what playing it even looks like, and yeah, I could just YouTube some stuff, but I'd be more curious as to GB's outlook on it.

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@shownun: Finally got what?

@fobwashed: I dip a toe into EVE every once in a while just to soak in the ambience. I really like the music from the game, and the visuals are excellent. I've never really been part of a corp though, which I think is what's kept me from fully getting sucked in for good.

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I would have been more interested in Dust had it been available on PC.

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Too bad real EVE isn't like this all the time.

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I have absolutely no idea how that video has anything to do with what I've heard about this game.

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@shownun: no, and quests don't exist anymore.

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EVE trailers don't make me want to play again, but I'm a big enough scifi geek that I want to see them make a movie or something. I suppose that's the whole idea with the show they've been talking about doing recently.

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This game gets me every time. "Man I should go back and play some EVE!" "Oh wait, it's just mining and spreadsheets and still not free-to-play."

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I feel like this would make a better Syfy show than Defiance has so far.

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"Welcome to the second decade"

FUCK that was badass!

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This makes EVE look like the coolest thing ever.

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Gah where is all the Fanfest content!

@dberg said:

EVE trailers don't make me want to play again, but I'm a big enough scifi geek that I want to see them make a movie or something. I suppose that's the whole idea with the show they've been talking about doing recently.

Show and comic!

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This makes me more excited for that EVE television show that was announced recently.

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I kinda just want the TV-show to be pre-rendered like this.
I'm guessing it will be live-action, right?

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I really wanted to get into EVE but its tough, its way more interesting world then Star Trek online was but I couldn't really get passed the training missions when I had my free trial....

All I want to do is have spaceship dog fights and be a kick ass space cowboy living by his own code in the space frontier with a dread lock electric mohawk, videogame why are you crushing my dreams!!!

When's the FireFly F2P MMO coming out, there has to be a game out there for a guy like me...

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Damn it I miss this game so much.

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@dberg said:

EVE trailers don't make me want to play again, but I'm a big enough scifi geek that I want to see them make a movie or something. I suppose that's the whole idea with the show they've been talking about doing recently.

It's F2P if you're good enough--you can buy subscriptions in-game with in-game currency.

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It makes you want to play until you realize how god damn boring and meticulous it can be. I'm really glad that EVE exists, because there is a want and need for it in the gaming world, but it's more fun in theory than it is in practice. Makes for great trailers, though.

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If the game looked like this more in the gameplay but ran similar to star trek online or other sci-fi mmo with ship combat then that'd be great. I keep wanting to get into eve but keep thinking more about the gameplay & getting turned off.

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I was at EVE Fanfest and when this clip was showed it sent shivers down my spine! Fanfest this year was excellent, great meeting drew and patrick too!

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I wish we could get like a quick look of EVE Online. I honestly have zero knowledge of what playing it even looks like, and yeah, I could just YouTube some stuff, but I'd be more curious as to GB's outlook on it.

Patrick did a few hours of EVE on Twitch the other week, shame you missed it

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@dberg said:

EVE trailers don't make me want to play again, but I'm a big enough scifi geek that I want to see them make a movie or something. I suppose that's the whole idea with the show they've been talking about doing recently.

It's F2P if you're good enough--you can buy subscriptions in-game with in-game currency.

While this is indeed a true thing, don't sell the effort required to do so short. New players certainly won't just slip into making 500mil isk a month immediately.

I am admittedly somewhat out of touch with the current state of things, having not played in a few months plus I never went deep into corp or 0.0 stuff, but by my chosen method of money grinding I'd guess it would take 30 solid hours a month maybe. Though even in my chosen method I may have been less than totally efficient, so maybe I dunno.

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@jonny_anonymous said:

@heatdrive88 said:

I wish we could get like a quick look of EVE Online. I honestly have zero knowledge of what playing it even looks like, and yeah, I could just YouTube some stuff, but I'd be more curious as to GB's outlook on it.

Patrick did a few hours of EVE on Twitch the other week, shame you missed it

Oh, was it on the site or like on his private Twitch.tv account or something? I didn't know Patrick had his own Twitch.tv channel if that's the case.

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I hope there's some more EVE Online coverage here soon! I started playing it last week, and yes, it is very deep, but I am surprised EVE online hasn't had more talk over the years here in the states. Coming from a guy who has played a lot of MMOs, and someone who used to like WoW, it really is a GREAT game. Problem is, nobody is there to hold your hand, so you might have to actually spend some time reading. Barely any Youtube videos on it, either, which is rather surprising to me, in this day and age.

I'd right a huge essay here, explaining why everyone should at least activate the free trial and play it, but would anyone even read it? haha

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I respect any sci-fi or fantasy that don't invent (or reuse) a bunch of weird looking humanoid races and just stick with humans.

No disrespect to Star Trek intended, you're still alright in my book.

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I hope there's some more EVE Online coverage here soon! I started playing it last week, and yes, it is very deep, but I am surprised EVE online hasn't had more talk over the years here in the states. Coming from a guy who has played a lot of MMOs, and someone who used to like WoW, it really is a GREAT game. Problem is, nobody is there to hold your hand, so you might have to actually spend some time reading. Barely any Youtube videos on it, either, which is rather surprising to me, in this day and age.

I'd right a huge essay here, explaining why everyone should at least activate the free trial and play it, but would anyone even read it? haha

When I tried the trial 3 years ago or so, I just asked in the general chat and there was a dude there who arranged interactive tutorials and tours for new players. That was pretty damn awesome.

I should get back to that game some time.

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I respect any sci-fi or fantasy that don't invent (or reuse) a bunch of weird looking humanoid races and just stick with humans.

No disrespect to Star Trek intended, you're still alright in my book.

In general I agree. Star Trek, Doctor Who and to some extent Babylon 5 (though that is about 30 years younger than the other two) originally launched long ago, at a time when making aliens actually look alien wasn't technically or economically feasible for a TV show. But I was really disappointed with how Avatar, Defiance, Prometheus and a bunch of other recent sci-fi goes the same humanoid-aliens route. Especially in the case of Avatar and Prometheus there isn't even the budget excuse, since the aliens are all CGI anyway, I don't see it being that more expensive to render something entirely alien instead of creating 3D models of something that looks like humans with poor prosthetics and make-up applied. Firefly and the Battlestar Galactica reboot took a pretty interesting route in not featuring any aliens at all, and I'd kinda like to see a show trying to depict a relatively science based universe where we don't have warp drives, and if there are aliens - they're way beyond both ours and their capabilities for space travel. A show entirely taking place in and our the close vicinity of our solar system after we've truly started building permanent space habitats and colonizing the planets and moons in our system.

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@heatdrive88: Patrick has a video of him playing the starting areas on his twitch channel. However, as someone who just started playing it's such a deep game, it's hard to really get a sense of the freedom and scale.

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Yeah, no. Trailers like this don't make me want to play EVE, it makes me wish that there was a good space tv show, animated or live action I don't care.

Strangely enough, the thing that made me really want to just grab a trial account of EVE was when I saw the first trailer for the current character creator. Incredible thing, that. It's also somewhat humorous that arguably the best character creator tool is in a game like EVE. Do you even see your or anyone elses character anywhere, other than some portrait?

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I played EVE when it was in beta. Spent a month with mining. It was fun, in a social kind of way, chatting while looking at coloured beams sweep over asteroids and watch each others backs for pirates, player and otherwise. The BETA ended, and as a reward for participating everybody got infinite stuff for a day. Believe it or not but that actually spoiled my entire interest in playing EVE further after that, love the fiction and the concept, but otherwise i just observe it from a safe distance :)

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I wish we could get like a quick look of EVE Online. I honestly have zero knowledge of what playing it even looks like, and yeah, I could just YouTube some stuff, but I'd be more curious as to GB's outlook on it.

A Quick Look would either not be quick, like I'm talking 2~ hours to even scratch the surface, or it would be terrible. That would preclude the dozens of hours that one of the guys would need to play to be able to talk about it too. Heck even then it would probably still be terrible. The only way to learn what Eve is like is to play Eve. You can get 3 week trails off people on the Eve forums on Giantbomb, and we have a corp and public chat channel, so anyone that's interested just get a trail and join the giantbombing channel in game, lots of helpful people in there.

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Tried to play the game a few days ago, the character creation is amazing probably the best ever made, then the game started and I gave up.

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@mr_skeleton: Same. The game seems like it would make for a great collection of stories to read, but I"m not interested in playing it at all.

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Eve is a terrible game for awful people.

The whole thing is the meta-game around it that makes it worth playing.

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@parsnip: They added the ability for you to walk around your ship with your avatar, and are still planning on adding full in-character stations. I think what's stopping that right now is DUST514, and how that might also end up getting into ship and station raids.

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Not gonna lie, every Eve trailer makes me want to play Eve. I did for a while, but I wasn't able to give it the time I needed to give it in order to get into it as deep as I wanted to.

I may not play it anymore, but I love the stories that come from it, and I love that it exists. I mean, any game in which players can form a corporation that espouses the ideas of Ayn Rand is pretty cool, right?

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I always wanted something like this, where you can play different genres meshed together in a big universe where everyone is doing a part to get to the main goal.

I always dreamed of having FPS combat on planets and then some drop ship pilots bringing those said players down to the planet from the mother ships in space, which are also piloted and manned by players.

We're a good step closer for such a big game, thanks to CCP, wish some other publishers and studios would realize a virtual battlefield where you could man almost anything would be in huge demand - also probably very hard to make it work.

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Too bad the whole "consiousness transferred upon body-death" thing wouldn't actually work. They'd be making copies and killing themselves; not living forever. And they'd be none the wiser. What a terrible existence.

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All EVE trailers are practically the same at this point. At least they're still incredibly slick and expertly produced.

Too bad the trailers always hype up the fiction and backstory of EVE when the 'game' itself spends fuck all time on expanding any of that fiction with any kind of narrative whatsoever.

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I tried to play eve casually but there isn't really a way to do that- it's all deep end.

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Too bad the whole "consiousness transferred upon body-death" thing wouldn't actually work. They'd be making copies and killing themselves; not living forever. And they'd be none the wiser. What a terrible existence.

I'm not sure about the none the wiser part. They wouldn't be the same continuous existence - the old clone could definitely die, but I don't see why the previous clones experiences couldn't be integrated into the next one's, making it "wiser", and possibly also think it is the same person as the previous entity - thus the latest clone in the chain would feel like it's been living forever, having the sum of all the knowledge and memories acquired by the clones before it. It would probably be achieved better by continuously storing that stuff in a machine, rather than trying to transfer it at the moment of death though, since there are bound to be numerous things, such as irreparable damage to the previous host's brain, that could cause problems if you haven't made preparations and backups beforehand.

Ultimately it would be the same issue as with teleporters - the previous entity could very well be terminated, and the new one may think it is the same continuous mind, but to an outside observer it would be a copy with the experiences of the old self, not the same entity. It's not even necessary to kill the previous host, since there isn't (and likely won't ever be) a way to transfer consciousness - just make a copy, after which you have two minds thinking they both are the same person.

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Man...it really does make me want to play EVE...but damn, I don't have time to throw in to that right now...

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@fisk0 said:

@development said:

Too bad the whole "consiousness transferred upon body-death" thing wouldn't actually work. They'd be making copies and killing themselves; not living forever. And they'd be none the wiser. What a terrible existence.

I'm not sure about the none the wiser part. They wouldn't be the same continuous existence - the old clone could definitely die, but I don't see why the previous clones experiences couldn't be integrated into the next one's, making it "wiser", and possibly also think it is the same person as the previous entity - thus the latest clone in the chain would feel like it's been living forever, having the sum of all the knowledge and memories acquired by the clones before it. It would probably be achieved better by continuously storing that stuff in a machine, rather than trying to transfer it at the moment of death though, since there are bound to be numerous things, such as irreparable damage to the previous host's brain, that could cause problems if you haven't made preparations and backups beforehand.

Ultimately it would be the same issue as with teleporters - the previous entity could very well be terminated, and the new one may think it is the same continuous mind, but to an outside observer it would be a copy with the experiences of the old self, not the same entity. It's not even necessary to kill the previous host, since there isn't (and likely won't ever be) a way to transfer consciousness - just make a copy, after which you have two minds thinking they both are the same person.

Yeah that's what I was saying. They'd be none the wiser. Anyone familiar with how data is transferred understands how it would never work. When you move your porn from your laptop to your external hard drive you're not actually "moving" it; you're copying then deleting it. The original is maintained until the "transfer" is complete, and then it's deleted. That's why it would be terrifying if this entire civilization was built upon this.