Wednesday, September 30, 2009

EVE Blog Banter #12: Tying the dots and locking me in!

Welcome to the twelfth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This month's banter comes to us from none other than me, myself and I, and I ask the following: First there was the MMO on the PC, and now with the recent announcement of DUST 514, EVE will soon be moving onto consoles. But what about mobile? Allow your imagination to run wild for a second and describe how you would see EVE being ported to mobile devices, whether the iPhone/iPod touch, Blackberrys or Android-based devices. Dream the impossible for us!
I've been dreaming of EVE Online on a mobile device since reading about it in the very first issue of EON. I've even made a few posts on this several times in the past, even going as far as teasing you about EVE actually running on an iPhone. That got a few folks excited as well as some others pissed! Oh well!

But realistically speaking, the day when the full fledged EVE client will be running on an iPhone, Blackberry or other smart phones will never come to pass, and that's a good thing.

When I came up with the idea of this banter, I wanted to come up with an EVE-based game and tell you all about it. Then I started thinking about ALL the mobile games I'd like to see, and the list was too long to even consider writing a single post on it.

Then I thought about DUST 514, and how the game will impact EVE the MMO. And that got me thinking. Why not create mobile games that are all connected to each other. Where you've got one single login for all of them and an achievement in one game, opens up a new level in an other, or a new feature, or new gear.

Say for example you complete a mission in EVE the MMO, and when you get back to the agent, she gives you a piece of "secret code" that you input in one of these EVE Mobile games. This in turns opens up a level in that game, one you wouldn't normally have access to by just playing the game.

Take this to the next level and you can see how all these games including the MMO, the console FPS could all be inter-connected. This way, when I'm commuting to work, I could still achieve things in my favorite Internet Spaceship Universe.

Have I lost it? Let me know your thoughts.

List of Participants:
  1. CrazyKinux's Musing - Tying the dots and locking me in!
  2. A Merry Life and a Short One - I Don’t Own a Working Phone
  3. Yarrbear Tales - EVE on Mobile Devices? Eh.
  4. Hands Off, My Loots! - EVE Mobile…Possibility?
  5. Achernar - Trapped on Planet Horror
  6. Rettic’s Log - The Cronofile – Blog Banter: EVE Mobile
  7. A Mule in EVE - EVE Mobility
  8. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - EVE Mobile
  9. My Life in EVE - 12th Blog Banter
  10. My God, it’s Full of Stars! - 12th EVE Blog Banter
  11. The Wandering Druid of Tranquility - WOW, look at that ‘micro-Dust’
  12. Adventures in Mission Running - 12th EVE Blog Banter
  13. Ecliptic Rift - EVE Everywhere
  14. Roc’s Ramblings - EVE Mobile
  15. EVE Monkey - EVE on a Mobile Device?
  16. Nashh Kadavr’s EVE Blog - I-pod Capsuleer
  17. Escoce – EVE Trade - Dynamic System Security
  18. Break Vol - EVE Blog Banter 12
  19. Mikeazariah - EVE Mobility
  20. Pods and Pills - The 12th EVE Blog Banter: EVE on the MOVE!
  21. Lords of Space - EVE on my Iphone?
  22. Cle Demaari - Is that EVE in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
  23. Life in Low Sec - Wormholes On the Go
  24. The Elitist - EVE On Mobile Devices
  25. Into the unknown with gun and camera - Blog Banter 12: Glue
  26. Zero Kelvin - A year of banting!
  27. Corrupted Datacore - Blog Banter #12: MyEVE
  28. Inanity and Doom - EVE Blog Banter #12 - We're halfway there
  29. Aether - A little something for everyone
  30. Many more to come...
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Kirith Kodachi said...

Interesting idea... many games for one universe, interconnected. Cool.

Mike Azariah said...

makes me think that you could play 'block games' for a temporary mining bonus

or a side scrolling shooter that might give you a projectile weapon boost for a short period. Not to a game breaking level but a crossover benefit to the multiplayverse

mike azariah

Unknown said...

I think that's a pretty decent idea, being able to get little achievements in mobile games related to EVE would make it fun even while you weren't at your computer.

Possibly earn a little Isk, get a free frigate or two, etc.