25
Jan
16

Game Genres and Eve

I found a web site that categorises games by their characteristics in order to create a recommendation engine.

I think it’s fairly clear that Eve lies around the ‘X-Com’ area in the Cognitive Threshold graph:

strategy-games-map

but, I think the more interesting thing would be to discover what personality traits Eve players exhibit:

Games are often stereotyped as escapist fantasies—where people get to pretend to be something they’re not. But what the data shows is that gamers play games that align with their personalities. In the same way that people select the news and media that reinforce their worldviews, gamers select the games that reinforce their identities. […]

The games we play are a reflection, not an escape, from our own identities. In this sense, people play games not to pretend to be someone they’re not, but to become more of who they really are.

I’m not yet sold on some of their conclusions but I’m impressed that they’re tackling this kind of research.

21
Dec
15

I think we accidentally some sov

hold me, I’m scared

20
Dec
15

TIL Eve players are Gamers Mk1

The Lead Dev for Ultima Online and Creative Director for Star Wars: Galaxies talks about gaming demographics over the years. Interesting stuff.

07
Nov
15

Amarr Championships YC118

The best CCP video I’ve seen for months. I had forgotten how good they are at these things.

24
Oct
15

Valkyrie @ Eve Vegas

Details here. Nothing momentous though.

https://www.reddit.com/r/valkyrie/comments/3pznq9/eve_vegas_valkyrie_presentation_notes/

24
Oct
15

Eve: Citadels @ Eve Vegas

So, Eve Vegas keynote teased a lot of momentous changes (read more here)

It’s a lot to take in, but let’s just say that I’ll need to put some stuff into research…

28
Jun
15

The Roleplaying Business just got seriouser

A while back, Hilen Tukoss, the famous NPC Wormhole researcher, went missing and was found dead by some plucky Capsuleers, who refuse to hand over the body.

So far, cool, no problem.

Then it gets interesting. CONCORD Directive Enforcement Department puts a 40+ PLEX bounty on their heads and threatens to trash their standings with all highsec factions (including setting their sec status -10.0) if they don’t cough up the corpse.

I’m not au fait with the state of in-game roleplaying events in other MMOs but this seems pretty out there.