Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Quote of the Day – Flavors of Orbital Bombardment

…I hope one of those flavors is Random EVE Asshole Messing With DUST Players.

Winterblink on DUST 514 finally merging with EVE Online


CCP is finally going to bite the bullet and put EVE Online and DUST 514 players on the same grid.

Sort of.

It will be limited at first.

But even in that limited scope, Winterblink captures my own immediate hopes and dreams on the subject quite well.

I am not really interested in DUST 514 itself.  It is a shooter.  I am good for maybe one of those at a time, and at this time it is World of Tanks.  Plus, being on the PS3 makes it difficult, and I own a PS3.  It is just hooked up to a TV that people in our house primarily use for watching… well… TV.

But I wouldn’t mind dropping some crap on DUST 514 players from orbit, just for fun.  All I suspect is needed is something to drop and a bit of feedback indicating you’re making somebody miserable and that will become popular sport.  That is all it takes in EVE most days.  It is sort of like that early Simpsons episode where they are all hooked up to give each other electric shocks and they simply cannot stop zapping each other.

We can see targets from here!

In fact, I think CCP could fake up an interface in EVE that charged you ISK to drop rocks on surface dwellers and people would flock to it so long as they thought they were actually hitting DUST 514 players.  It might be a way to drain ISK out of the economy, if they could just convince us somebody was actually getting an electrical shock… or a rock dropped on them.

Anyway, I am waiting for the inevitable guide on how to make DUST 514 players miserable from orbit.

Maybe I can get my daughter to play DUST 514.  She has shown an affinity for Team Fortress 2 lately.  And then I can drop stuff on her.  If I could get her to complain from the other room, it might be worth it.

Addendum: CCP has a FAQ up about Dust/EVE interactions at planets.  It turns out you cannot just start chucking rocks at ground pounders.