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EVE Monument – Plate Row 5 and Column 3 Line Number 107

Back in February CCP announced that they were going to put up a monument to EVE Online and its players in Reykjavik harbor.

Monument, pictured in a temperate marsh

Monument, pictured in the pleozoic era

Part of the plan was to engrave player names around the base of the monument.  They even put out a special deal that let you subscribe for just $10 during the time frame they were collecting the names. (Though CCP then slipped the “must be active” date out from March 1 to March 31, so I wonder is some people who paid their $10 didn’t get on the monument.)

Another part of the plan was to unveil the monument at EVE Fanfest this year.  And here we are; EVE Fan Fest is under way in Iceland.  There have been all sorts of announcements so far about EVE:Valkyrie, Katee Sackhoff, something that sounds suspiciously like DUST 514 on the PC, modules getting rebalanced in EVE Online, new ships coming to the game, and older ships getting some much needed attention.

Phoenix pilots arise from the ashes!

Will the Phoenix arise from the ashes? Nah

And there was also the monument reveal.  It is now available for viewing in Reykjavik harbor.

However, if you cannot get to Iceland, the monument page on the EVE Online web site has a name finder tool now, so you can find out where your character name is located.  I immediately went to check out where Wilhelm Arcturus.  The too, which is in “beta” found me at the location listed in the title, pulled up an image of the correct panel, and highlighted the name.

Wilhelm Arcturus?

Wilhelm Arcturus? William Amturus?

Unfortunately, the name isn’t exactly readable.  Part of the beta thing is that the name finder apparently does not yet successfully find all of the names engraved on the monument.  I hope that higher resolution pictures are also on the list of things to do.

My home plate

My home plate

It would be nice to be able to read not only my own name, but to see what sort of neighborhood I am in.  People who have their character names in all caps certainly have an advantage in this right now.  I cannot find me, but I can see FLUFFYPEANUTS FLUFFY in there.

$10 Gets Your Character’s Name on the EVE Online Monument

The cut-off date for character names to make it onto the EVE Online monument thing is fast approaching.  From the original announcement:

The monument will stand atop a half meter tall metal-plated concrete platform that will have the names of all the “main characters” of all active EVE Online players etched upon it. This list of active, paying players will be captured on March 1st, 2014—no exceptions. In addition, CCP will be honoring EVE Online players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument, as described in the following section.

Fortunately, if you are on the fence about coming back to have your semi-obscene or pop-culture based character name engraved in a tiny font on something which will be placed somewhere around Reykjavik harbor, CCP has a deal for you.  For just $10 (for those who pay in US currency) you can reactivate you account for 30 days.

For you, $9.99

For you, $9.99

Clicking on that screen shot will get you nowhere.  But if you go to the EVE Online site and go to the account management section (somewhere off the EVE Universe menu at the top right) you’ll see the offer.

While there is has been some controversy about CCP spending money on such a thing… shocking, I know… I have to wonder if there isn’t really some evil genius in this.  They haven’t said how they are paying for this monument, or even who is actually paying for it.   They are essentially putting it on public land, which I bet will get them a big tax break.  And I am sure that this will lead to at least some boost in subscriptions.  Are they essentially mixing crowd funding and tax breaks to cover any costs here?

Monument, pictured in a temperate marsh

Monument, pictured in a temperate marsh

Between this and the pop in new trial accounts after the battle at B-R5RB made the news, I suspect we’ll see a press release or some other announcement about subscriptions reaching a new peak.

If only CCP can hold on to them over the long term.

The EVE Online Monument – They’ve Seen Some of Those Names, Right?

The big… well, sort of big… okay, barely noticed by those outside of the game… count down on the EVE Online web site has finished, and the big reveal has been… um… revealed!

CCP is building another monument.  This time it is going to be in the real world rather than the virtual.  A quote from the web page devoted to the monument,

We would like to, as best as we can, reflect the same beauty that you have shown us. To make you into art. To honor you in the real world as much as you have earned in the virtual. To immortalize the already immortal pilots of EVE.

To that end we are creating a monument to all EVE players whether they are currently flying or who have long docked their ships. A monument to players who are living and with us or who have sadly passed on.

CCP will immortalize players by engraving the names of the primary character on each account on the monument.

The Planned Monument

The Planned Monument

The criteria for name inclusion is described as:

The monument will stand atop a half meter tall metal-plated concrete platform that will have the names of all the “main characters” of all active EVE Online players etched upon it. This list of active, paying players will be captured on March 1st, 2014—no exceptions. In addition, CCP will be honoring EVE Online players who have passed away by adding their names to the monument, as described in the following section.

I wonder if this will create a subscriber spike as past players consider activating their accounts to be included on the monument?

The monument itself will be placed in a public space at Reykjavik harbor, not far from the CCP offices.  There will be an online web app to allow people to examine the monument and find names.  The monument is expected to be in place by April 30, 2014, followed by at least three update patches.

As linked above, more information about this can be found at the EVE Monument site.