FOATR: Wrap-Up with Scott Manley & Marlona Sky

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Loved seeing this happen on Marlona's twitch and CCP's.
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awesome video
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The fact that he ruined the "fun" of the "No Fun Allowed" alliance (aka. PL) by self destructing is worth mad props! :-)
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Just curious to the TIDI. CCP knew that it was going to be heavily loaded so they took measures. But the system was still under heavy TIDI.Does this mean that there is no commercial technology that can handle this sort of events stress?
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no it means CCP doesn't give a shit
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Perhaps if they re-route the dilithium matrix and overload the power manifolds.
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They could always "intensify forward firepower !!!"
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Well, judging by local in the system people were plenty mad about us repping the Nyx.We were thoroughly entertained, haha
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wait... he self destructed?
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Had to or it wouldn't have died. PL was repping the Nyx to keep everyone on field and prolong the turkey shoot for them. Reps were holding pretty well, so they might have been able to save it altogether.
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I was wondering that too. With the Odyssey changes I was thinking about giving Sov null another try, but I'd forgotten what soul crushing lag/TiDi was like. 2300 players is a lot though.
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people should have went after you guys if they were mad about it.
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Honestly no one can get mad you guys. You simply were playing EVE and exploited a loophole.
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I guess when you'll go forever unloved you have to find entertainment wherever you can.
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The TiDI of today is NOTHING like the lag of old. with tidi you can actually still fight instead of playing a guessing game.
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no cry pls
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This is what EVE is all about and why I love it so much - players doing their own thing and engineering their own experience in an emergent sandbox. Every single aspect of this event reflects that principle, including PL "ruining" it bringing T3s with logi, all the people smartbombing, all the people camping the gates in/around the system, all the people whoring on a free Nyx killmail and particularly Marlona himself for creating the event environment and making it all possible (and "ruining" it by self destructing).Mad props.
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Alternatively, PL got involved in a way that added an interesting flavour to the event, and should have been anticipated by anybody who knows the nature of the emergent sandbox.
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I'd say it was a successful event, people still got on the killmail, people still got blown up, and almost everyone had a good time in the process.
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Well, definitely looks like fun event and props to Marlona for organizing it and to Scott for making watchable recordings.
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Uhmm actually, there are a couple other MMO's that have been around for over 10 years (yes, way before Eve was even a wet dream, and BOTH are single shard servers) that can handle that kind of load as well as dealing with millions of ballistics calculations per second, BUT they don't have anywhere near the awesome graphics that Eve has so vOv

Many of you are likely to have watched Scott Manley's videos before. He's one of the most popular and prolific Kerbal Space Program players out there, with a frequently updated YouTube channel.

He's also an experienced EVE player and all-around maven, and for the last few weeks he's been chatting, podcast-style, with Marlona Sky (of Flight of a Thousand Rifters fame). This is his latest video, with footage of the event (running at 4x speed to counteract 10% time dilation). Enjoy!

AKA Alikchi. Traitor, hater, ganker, idiot. Follow me at @alikchialeika.