Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 48th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are visit the Blog Banter page.
This month’s topic is a request from CCP Sisyphus who wants to know how important is Lore in EVE Online?
“How important is ‘fluff’ in Eve online? Would eve online be the same if it were purely numbers and mechanics, or are the fictional elements important to the enjoyment of the game? Would a pure text, no reference to sci-fi or fancy names, still be an engaging game? Should CCP put more or less emphasis on immersion?”
Ah Sisyphus, my beloved friend! The hours spent together lost on this very topic of which we are very much in alignment on! My dear and faithful readers who have read this far already know the rant I could conceivably engage in towards this topic. Instead, I am poised to disappoint by simply providing a link to a recent post I made on this very subject.
In a nutshell, EVE Online is one of two things:
- a PVP game
- an MMO RPG
While the first can negate the need for the second, the second does not negate the need for the first, hence the division lines on this topic are ignorant and short-sighted. CCP needs to determine as a company what they want the game to be and focus their efforts accordingly.
Dynamic content comes not only from that which is player driven. Intelligent design can create a true and self-sustaining ecosystem that will only serve to enhance the player driven narrative.
I will stop now as this is one of the most serious and passionate topics to my heart. Engage in the Sandbox comment thread, or here. Either way, I will be vocal to responses and pray to the gods of our ancestors that CCP listens and takes action.