Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Blog Banter 46: The Main Event




Welcome to the 46th EVE Blog Banter, the community tradition that shares a single discussion topic across the blogosphere and beyond. For further information, check out the Blog Banter section above. For this edition's topic, read on...

The Main Event

"EVE Online is a unique piece of science fiction that is ‘participatory’." - CCP Seagull, December 2012

EVE Online is heading into its Second Decade with renewed vigour and a new development strategy. At the CSM Summit in December, Executive Producer CCP Unifex and Development Director CCP Seagull explained how future development and expansions will be broader in scope than recent "collections of features" stating that CCP "want to create something more inspirational, that players aspire to play." 

With the return of Live Events such as the Battle for Caldari Prime, clearly the prime fiction of EVE is back in favour as part of this new thematic approach to expansions. However, EVE's story is very much a tale of two playstyles, with an entirely player-driven narrative unfolding daily in parallel to the reinvigorated backstory. Often, they do not mix well. How can these two disparate elements be united or at least comfortably co-exist in a single sandbox universe?

Banter On.

Thoughts From the Bantersphere:



17 comments:

  1. OK, my take on blending Lore & Emergent gameplay...

    BB46: The New Frontier…
    or~ Blog Banter 46: Wagon Train to the Stars…

    Tur

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  2. Sandbox Purists vs Eve Lore sci-fi nerds :o)

    http://sandciderandspaceships.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/two-types-of-eve-playstyle-bb46-main.html

    p.s. I place myself in the latter category!

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  3. Here's mine:

    http://stabbedup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/eve-bb46-player-driven-story.html

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  4. PS: you going to this Matt?

    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=222821&find=unread

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  5. Sorry I was a tad late this time:

    http://eveoganda.blogspot.com/2013/04/bb46-my-god-what-is-that-thing.html

    lol enjoy!

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  6. Here's my entry:

    http://sered-sl.blogspot.nl/2013/04/blog-banter-46-eves-many-choices.html

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  7. I'm thinking I could have come up with a better title.

    http://eve-brightideas.blogspot.ca/2013/04/meaningful-impact.html

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  8. Here's mine:
    "Consequence"
    http://interstellarprivateer.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/consequence/

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  9. Here is Part I of my contribution: http://spindensity.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/the-immortal-politician/

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  10. An here is Part II:
    http://spindensity.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/the-rule-of-law/

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  11. A good exercise, Mat. Thanks for stoking the coals once more.

    http://flyingsilently.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-midsummers-eve-bb46.html

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  12. http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2013/04/no-dichotomy.html

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  13. Got smacked by inspiration.

    http://lowseclifestyle.blogspot.com/2013/05/blong-banter-46-ties-that-bind.html

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  14. http://azaleanladder.blogspot.com/2013/05/bb46-post-it-notes-from-my-computer.html

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  15. http://razielwalker.blogspot.nl/2013/05/bb46-emergent-narrative.html

    A little over a month ago someone said...
    Sorry I was a tad late this time.

    Guess I just have to insert a video of Rick Perry going Oops.

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Lay it on me.