because money? /o\
Contract stuff to Seraphina Amaranth.
"You give me the awful impression - I hate to have to say - of someone who hasn't read any of the arguments against your position. Ever."
But why do CCP want to make additional revenue with harmless MT sales? Rabblerabble
Untill the day I can dress up my Avatar as Le capitaine inspector Jacques Clouseau (and an Ichuria Cato sidekick alt, boosting him on his travels wherever he go) they won't see a penny from me
YOU HEAR THAT CCP, NOT A PENNY
Last edited by helgur; June 18 2012 at 03:06:11 PM.
Yes, because it makes so much sense to buy more clothes from CCP when only you can see them.
You can actually view someones body, when you click the characters portrait and theres a view entire body button underneath the large portrait.
Shame the characters look better in the creator screen [portrait too] than they actually do in station atm though.
I think the point is that other than "previewing" their body, you don't do anything with other spacedolls so it's still pointless until they add gameplay.
Or do you view the full body preview of everyone you meet, all the time? Didn't think so.
Last edited by orcane; June 18 2012 at 04:41:10 PM.
Well if they already have the assets lying around and it's cheap on dev time to add them, sure why not? It's not like they have to dig each instance of space clothing out of the fell clothing mines of Iceland and hand-craft it into digital finery over an open fire. If the assets are just gathering dust it makes more sense to spend the relatively small amount of extra effort to deploy them.
Also the 'no one but me can see my space clothes' argument falls a bit flat in the face of everyone wanting custom paint jobs. Viewing someone's paint job takes basically the same amount of effort as viewing their clothes.
Realistically 99% of the time, the only things we see of other players in this game are either the floating heads in chat, or a tiny block of pixels with a targeting bracket wrapped around it and a name beside it.
I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those Thukkers, that way I wouldn't have to have any goddamn stupid useless conversations with anybody.
Originally Posted by Nu11u5
I support aesthetic items (clothes, paint schemes, etc.) via an RMT system in EVE. CCP makes more money off people who actually pay attention to the gfx in EVE while the carebears and richfags in EVE get a way to flaunt their wealth; whether in game or out. The residents of FHC underestimate how excited the general EVE population is for custom paint skins and Barbie clothes. Wade through your sea of bitterness to the shores of practicality and it will all become clear my son.
OR you can threaten a CCP employee with physical violence. Whatever is more sane to you.
That analogy is flawed. Custom paint jobs would do two things which 100 bucks space clothes don't: They affect the core of EVE (space submarines) and you'd at least see your own paintjob pretty regularly even if you spend your time in space constantly busy so you never use the "look at" command to see other players' paintjobs.
Those things seem more useful to the average EVE player than some clothes you only see if you have station view on (many don't because the usability just isn't that great and performance takes quite a hit) or if you often keep your full-body preview window open (again, why would you do that).
^^ What he said
The allure of MT stuff is in showing off. Team Fortress 2 had hats (it's got much more aesthetic fluff now) and Valve didn't give anyone the option to disable seeing them, therefore your $25 hat has a captive audience. In Eve noone can see your full body avatar unless they make a point of clicking a button, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've done that, and a couple of those times it was my own avatar.
MT-based ship skins is such a no-brainer I'm staggered it hasn't been done already. Plus, if a ship gets destroyed they would have to buy it again, or CCP could be a little more generous and sell BPCs for paint jobs (or the whole ship already painted). It's a perfect self-sustaining market, they only need to provide the facility to upload and approve logos, and define the location on each ship that they would appear.
Well, the custom-scorpion almost made it in, but CCP was unable at the time to make it so that buying one would also require a regular scorpion in addition to the aurum and then there was plenty of rage for being able to buy minerals with RL cash from CCP.
Originally Posted by indi