EvE Online: Heroes
Posted by Corelin
I’m gonna talk about some things I want to see in the Winter Expansion. Something to celebrate the people who have made EvE a better place to play. People who simply do not get the credit or recognition they should for what they have brought to the game.
Chribba class frigate – The Amarr Tech 3 frigate. The most famous denizen of the Amarr system is actually a Sebiestor. The things you learn. Evocing the powerful lines of the revelation on a more diminutive scale, the Chribba is known for toughness, as well as being the only frigate in the game to easily fit 4 mining lasers.
Mynxee class frigate – The Minmatar Tech 3 frigate. A balanced design, that goes from near the potency of a Freki to a stealth design that carries the pop of a rifter and twice the toughness. The more graceful tech 3 Minmitar lines give this ship a potent look.
Wollori class frigate – The Caldari Tech 3 design. A graceful ship, reminiscent of a Heron perched on the surface of a lake this (vertical) design fits EvE’s famous cartographer by comfortably being able to fit nearly every probe and analyzer module simultaneously.
Kinux class frigate – The Gallente Tech 3 Named after the founder of the EvE Blog pack, and one of the key figures in bringing credibility to blogging long before the ascendancy of the modern generation of bloggers this Gallente boat bring all the drone and blaster goodness one would expect, along with the smooth organic lines of advanced Gallente ships.
Of the 4 players I’ve picked 2 no longer play the game. There are other names I was thinking of. Kirith Kodachi and Ombey for example, and there are certainly dozens I overlooked while I wrote this blog.
This expansion would focus on the people who make EvE interesting without breaking hearts and spines. In my dream-world I’d see 4 trailers. Each one with a dramatic reveal of the tech 3 ships in various configurations with a voiceover done by the person memorialized by the ship. They read the in-game description of the ship, then fade to an interview where they talk about their contribution, and what drove them to make their contributions.
From what I’ve gathered neither Mynxee nor Kinux has any real intention of playing again. Mynxee has godawful internet issues as well as a fair bit of well-earned burnout, Kinux might come back, although the only toon I remember seeing seems to have been biomassed; and of course his job with another developer might present a conflict of interests in promoting EvE with him.
If CCP wants to put a good face on EvE, let them put good FACES up for EvE. Commemorate those whose contributions outweigh the rest of us.