I was saddened to learn today that Jon Hallur, AKA CCP RealX has left CCP some time ago. He is the man who created the wonderful music of New Eden. The music is part of why I love this game.
I was thinking… EVE has a talented playerbase. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a competition to make a track for the login screen music for a new patch? They could even make it a regular thing. I dunno, thought it would be a cool idea. Anyone else?
That’s an excellent idea, Tamazaki. Are you a musician? Perhaps you could do something and upload it to SoundCloud or one of the other sites, so we can hear it!
Strangely enough, I’m the opposite to you. I play with the music turned completely off, for I never liked any of it. That’s just personal taste and is not meant as a slight on the composer, who did a very good job.
Thing is, touching the sacred cows of EVE Online has proven to be a scary exercise; look at the furore when they changed the voice of Aura…
I think EVE does need new music, something to match the ambitious sweep of its promotional material. I’m all for it; as long as it’s not written and performed by Permaband.
Yeah I get that. It would only be for the login screen tho. Hell, they don’t even have to use it if it’s not up to scratch. Maybe they could even get their own composer to judge entries and give us a prize in plex or something, I dunno. just an idea I had while bored this evening
Sounds like a good idea, but since it would require the involvement of the Community team, I don’t know if CCP Falcon and CCP Guard would have the time to add yet another piece to their pile of workload.
Anyway it’s sad to see Jon Hallur gone, his music is such a great part of what makes EVE the game it is.