Wednesday, 8 December 2010

If Only


When I saw the first of these screenshots on the EVE-O forums, I got very excited by the possibility of customisable ships. It seemed like a logical progression from character customisation given the advanced nature of the new technology. A comment in the latest Devblog seemed to support this;

"Then I needed a picking mechanism, something to allow me to click the face, and have it react. It turns out that Eve ships can tell me where they've been clicked, with UV coordinates. That's very handy, since they're in the same rendering framework and the method could easily be "borrowed"." - CCP Ph00ze


The forum scuttlebutt seemed to suggest that this would be part of the promised 'surprise' that would be included in the Incursion expansion. There were cries of controversy when 'Plex Credit' was spotted in the lower left of the following image, but this seemed to add to the credibility of the images being leaked from an official source.


However an official response from a CCP representative was soon forthcoming as CCP Atropos broke ranks to point out apparent technical errors in the first image;

"I'll give it a 4/10. Things that jump out at me are: font, bevelling, fourth image weirdness, engine trail (it would be a point light not a 128x128 texture). Also, because I know what the surprise is!" - CCP Atropos

Alas, if there was any doubt that this was anything more than a hoax by a very talented artist, it was put to bed in hilarious fashion by this last image.


Now that would definitely have attracted a new demographic to EVE.

5 comments:

  1. You said it though, natural progression. If not now, then someday. A limited customization engine is probable, perhaps just the Corp or Alliance logo somewhere on yur ship.

    And hopefully, not furry Megas.

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  2. LOL
    That is indeed an very good hoax. The furry megas look awesome!

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  3. Fuzzy Mega. JUst mkaes you wanna pet it while being face-melted. Lol.

    Seriously, some kind of ship customization would be an awesome addition to the game. It's a real pity it has not been implemented yet.

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  4. Want one :( Make me a furry munnin and i will love you for ever lol

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  5. Ohhh! I want to stroke that furry Megathron, and take it home and call it George.

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Lay it on me.