Monday, July 2, 2012

Eve Vegas

While a large chunk of the game is buzzing about the Alliance Tournament and the war in Delve I'm buzzed about the real question:

Who is going to Eve Vegas?

October 5-7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

So far, about 10 members of my alliance have promised and almost all of them have already made arrangements.

Eve Vegas is a player run game convention. CCP is not donating any money to it so tickets are being sold to pay for the convention hall and the CCP Employees as well as refreshments gifts, prizes and more.

Information can be found here:

Eve Vegas Website

Eve Vegas Eve Forum Thread

Eve Vegas Facebook Event Page

Eve Vegas Twitter Stuffs

Again, this is player run. It is about Eve peeps meeting Eve peeps and geeking out on Eve stuff.

From the website:

Highlights

A two day event made for fans, by fans
Officially sanctioned by CCP but without control over content
Eve player personalities and CCP Devs presenting together on one stage
An open bar reception to meet your alliance mates and other random eve players
Free swag
at least 4 different development teams will be represented talking about the state of the game

Current Speakers
CCP Arrow - Eve - UI Design
CCP Bettik - Eve - In game events/Missions/Story
CCP Guard - Eve - Community
CCP Soundwave - Eve - Eve Online Lead Designer
CCP Stillman - Eve - Security
CCP Vertias - Eve - Time Diliation
CCP Nothing - Dust 514 - Game designer and economist

Buy your tickets and support the Event: Ticket Sales for Eve Vegas

I'm looking forward to meeting my alliance in person. We've already been brainstorming all sorts of various plans for where to eat and what to do. We're setting up roommates figuring out who needs what and doing what needs to be done to organize this for maximum fun in Vegas. I'm personally staying from the 4th to the 9th so that I have some actual Vegas time as well.

The convention itself has six speakers from CCP. Four are four Eve and 2 for Dust. Supposedly, we are supposed to get some news on the winter expansion.

There are discount convention rates at Paris and Ballys.

Paris $129 + free internet

Bally’s $89 + free internet

As for myself, I've won a suite upgrade and a limo ride from the airport. I'm not complaining at all. Unexpected and completely exciting. My leave has been approved for work, all I have to do is buy my plane tickets. I signed up as soon as tickets went on sale a few months ago. The only reason I have not purchased my flight is becuase flight prices are so damn silly in how they are set up.

I live on the east coast of the US, so its a 7ish hour flight for me. Therefor, I have told my Alliance hands down that if they are on the continent, I expect them to be there.

We had a discussion a few months ago about how important the people you game with become to you. We spend countless hours together, we talk, we share, we have relationships without the sitting on each others IRL couch part. Meeting these people just adds another layer of awesome.

After all, pirates gotta represent.

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