Guys, you are so uncreative… Especially Salt Foambreaker ! Yeah you…
I didnt read all, because TLDR;
but, i love the Vision of a Walking in Stations. I do not talking about that running in station like it was in Star Trek Online, where i dock with my huge enterprise, and the station, who contains it, has only a space like a villa. Ridiculus.
I think the Approach of Captian Quarters, was to guess, what the desing should look like, and i think they succeeded at that point. I loved the Designs, and really hope, that the door is opening soon.
Anyway. you say Walking in Stations is Uncreative ?
Let us imagine following Situation.
There you are, with your Badger Mark II, arrived in Jita. Docking Procedere is like always, and you entered the Capitain Quarters. While you reached the Door, and entering your Pin Code (that unlocks the door from inside), because, its posible that bad guys, waiting outside (maybe some Dust guys ?) .
So after all is clear, and you was leaving the pod, you are vulnerable. You may wear some weapons (where is a lot on the market right now, have some high tech arm bunkered), but in Jita no Weapons are allowed (as always in highsec) to wear inside the station.
After you arrived the first floor, you decide to check the market. You openend your Mobile or tablet, or whatever you wished. In that case, The User Interface of Eve zooms in, and you can use eve as usual, for that case, you standing around.
you decide, to take a look at the market itself. I will say something to this later. You see some nice stuff there, but the Marines left and right from the door, looks suspicous on you. You decide to watch further, you see the first time, how a Excavator Drone is look like. He has 2 here. (For explanations. These Markethalls has to be rented. And this guy is offering this on that floor for example. He has completely (Like Housing in Dark Age of Camelot) organized that room. The desks (10.500 ISK) and the stuff, you can see in that room, had to been applied by players, bought by players, and maybe also get stolen by players.
After you decided, not to buy from that ugly guy (maybe he is looking like Innominate) - you go further and go to other places…
You will realize that this kind of connections you can gain over personal contact to other players, will increase the possiblites of your reputation.
The station is huge (not as huge as a keepstar). And the inside design of the station can be created procedural. Like the leveldesign in diablo 2 (which every games looks different, but you are able to follow the story).
Can you realize, what happens, if you entered the station, that huge (if you want) - you can lost hours, to explore it completly.
Maybe there are possibilities to hack into a corp office, which is atm closed. Or other stuff… Like Dust 514 ■■■■ or so.
Depends on you. If you have no Imagination. You deny all the other guys, who needs this imagination to keep this in video, for further usements. There are so many possiblities here, but it has to be created correctly.
If the user itself, can define, what the station is look like. maybe throw away an empty Can of Quafe… There is waste too.
This waste you will see… What to do with that waste ? reprocess ? How to get that organized ? Thats the question you should ask, and not saying, no … this is not possible, or not used.
If i give you a single stone of lego, you cant do nothing. You maybe can suck it. Thats all. Or jump on it.
But if you create a whole set of lego pieces of different kind, your imaginations starts.
And dont tell me, thats not immersive or something like that. Minecraft wouldnt Work without that. Or other games too.
Thrust me, if ccp is want to do this right, this will come in time
And then, its done.