Here is the thing. EVE is big, so big that there is a version of it saved in a museum as a culturally significant artifact. It has had pretty prominent news articles and even if you haven’t played it chances are your as likely to know what EVE is as you are WoW.
When something gets that big it will start to bleed into other games in the form of references. These aren’t so much theft as they are homage. When final fantasy games put a biggs and a wedge in every game it isn’t because they are stealing from Lucas arts. It’s an Easter egg.
Youi are playing the game that is so well established in the history of space sims that other space sims have EVE easter eggs.
Hey Sasha. I don’t think all the ships are ugly, I like most of them in fact. I wouldn’t mention colors because we have skins but a design can always be improved upon.
I wouldn’t know what it’s like to fly a ship in SC but I like the way X4 makes us land and take off, that’s true immersion. I hope CCP can do that in the future.