Introducing the HyperNet Relay

Greetings,

We have just announced a new feature: HyperNet Relay that is available for testing on Singularity right now and will be deployed to live servers on December 10.

Please use this thread for any questions or feedback you might have.

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Hang on a second, people can buy tokens with Irl money and gamble on in game ships? Does CCP seriously not see anything wrong with this?

I have never in the 12 years playing this game been as disappointed with CCP as a developer as I have now. This has to be hands down the most irresponsible, greedy and downright disrespectful thing you have ever done as a company to your player base.

Rather than focusing developer time on actual game issues plaguing EVE such as the poor citadel and sov mechanics, oppressive capital umbrellas and balance. You have instead chosen to sponsor a gambling platform, which previously you banned players for doing on ethical reasons. The only difference is rather than gambling in game currency players will only be able to purchase this god awful new currency through the NES.

Shameful, absolutely shameful.

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So, basically Somer Blink but CCP ran?

EDIT: Here’s a quick video summarising the feature for everyone who wants to make sure they know what they’re talking about but don’t want to actually log in to SiSi

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Is there no way to turn those hypercores back into isk?

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WTF is this ? Gambling ?

Select item, make it available (hypernet offer),
every gambler needs to purchase an hypernode for selected price.

Winner is selected at random from gamblers having bought an hypernode.

Am I right ?

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So this is the real reason Somer Blink got removed.

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You know, I’m normally not one of those guys going ‘why are you wasting developer time on this?’ Art threads, audio threads, all through them, I’m the one saying ‘no, really, guys, it’s ok, this doesn’t actually distract the developers who need to be focused on important ■■■■’. And all I can say is:

WHAT THE FECK IS THIS BULLSHITE, CCP??

Seriously. ‘Casinos were bad, because we weren’t getting out cut’? Is that what this is? Really gonna go for that ‘Guy with the gambling problem’ dollar, are you?

Holy carp. Just… what the feck, guys, seriously.

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Just get on with the random locked loot box drops and New Eden store keys. We’re on that road anyway.

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Ferengi-Style trading?
Read the article twice - no idea what the meaning is.

Make EVE great again!

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CCP saw the 100s of trillions casino sites were bringing in and they did some maths with plex/USD exchange rate and started drooling.

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Bringing part of the flavor and experience of EVE Vegas to the comfort of your home; spend real money and gamble any time you want.

…this should get around all the new and proposed internet gambling laws, right? :wink:

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Loot Boxes essentially? This idea has worked so well in the past for space based games!

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Someone went to a Chinese auction at a senior citizen bingo hall and thought it was the most amazing thing ever.

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can we get eve poker aswell pls

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Hahaha! It was only a matter of time before Pearl Abyss got their ideas put in game. Abandon all hope ye who play eve in 2020.

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I want community WiS and jiggle-boob physics so I can use my HyperNode token for uh… diversions.

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Why the hell it is even legal?!

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This is very nice. No one can say anything against that, it’s a great idea!

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not even close.

How much will cost 1 HyperCore ?

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