Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Racial Module

Often I have been asked, "Sugar, we want more PvP. Please fix this."

Now, at first my thoughts where simple and followed paths such as, "How can I force people to PvP?" and meandering trails of, "Players make choices and some of those choices are refusing to PvP." But that was narrow minded and small. After all, I was asked to make more PvP.

That is how I came up with a new module.


The milkshake module will come in four racial editions. Each one can be used on any sub-capital hull. Capital ships already come inbuilt with a milkshake drive. Try it out and drop a captial in a system. The chances are high that they will be visited, quickly, by a wave of spaceships to engage in PvP.

But, sub-capitals have a problem and I believe that this is a strong solution that will bring greater flexibility and depth to combat. A ship that uses the Milkshake module need but enter space before all the other spaceships flock to them. The activation cycle will create a smaller grid called a, "yard" that is visible from anywhere in system.

The Milkshake module will come with a skillbook. There are NPCs that can directly teach you but they will have to charge. The size of the yard will be directly proportionate with the level that Milkshake is trained too.

One of the better things about this module is that it has a significant scaling factor that will allow for competitions among the racial milkshakes. The activation of two milkshakes in one yard will automatically create a competitive environment where the milkshake winner will receive all of the systems PvP. I feel that this is a very strong ability and the duration and effect of competitions will have to be monitored closely. The dynamics are flexible and should scale well from solo to fleet PvP.

This is a demo of milkshake PvP at a high level.

What do you think?

18 comments:

  1. I request, nay, demand, a sprinkles lowslot module to improve it's effect.

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    1. That's actually a really good idea and maybe it can involve scripting?

      So you can have various scripts suck as sprinkles, cherries, oreos? I'm also thinking that an overheating penalty should melt the whipcream causing a rapid decrease in the size of the yard during the length of overheating.

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    2. Seems that Wex things it should be SUCH instead of SUCK for some unholy reason...

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    3. Wex P. Manchester. The 'P' is for Persnickety.

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  2. I tried milkshake pvp, but it didn't go so well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alxs0Eroo54

    This gives me an idea. What about lighting off a cyno or setting up up a mobile scan inhibitor as bait? They are the most milkshakey things we have that I can think off.

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  3. I think I just woke up and now I"m confused.

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  4. I think you must mean a Pithum A-Type Adaptive Invulnerability Field?

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    1. What flavor is Pithum? Raspberry?

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    2. Whatever it is, it bounces and it is sweet.

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  5. I so love that song. Completely unabashedly ludicrous. Can't tell if they're joking.

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  6. My wife asked why I was laughing so hard. There are not enough +1s. Now I hear the video playing from her laptop.

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  7. So a cyno that doesn't inhibit movement speed but creates a plex around the user (probably deactivates warp drive of user while active). It also has the ability to cause a 'system' warp to the user when activated.

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  8. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1 +1

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  9. Very clever title...

    But I'm not sure I got it... is this a "come at me bro" module?

    A lot of people in EVE are reluctant to engage unless they think they have the upper hand. When someone says "come at me" people will stay away until they can ascertain what force they have, and make sure they have *more*.

    This come at me bro dynamic exists already in RvB. But I think I haven't fully understood the racial aspect - or was that just par of the joke?

    (I'm assuming this is both a joke and serious)

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    1. There is not a single serious bit. :)

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  10. ...and now I can't undock without wishing this song was playing in local.

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  11. Brilliant. WTB immediately. Want to own the BPO. Want to mass-produce.

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