a GM refered me here after a brief email conversation about an idea i had. i wanted to know what yall think of it.
There is a game called “No Man’s Sky” that has 18 quintillion planets that is made possible with a process called procedural generation.
The very idea of this is mind boggling.
But what if the Eve universe had something of comparable scale? Maybe 1 million more solar systems? 10 million? A billion? What if Eve online, the best mmo sandbox space game evarrrr could offer near limitless conquerable space with progressively hazardous sleapers?
Sure 50 thousand systems is A LOT of stars with even more planets making them up, but what would happen to the game if the size of the sandbox suddenly multiplied? What if we thought outside of the sandbox and opened up a sand world?
null sec mega corps would “gobble up” either more sov than they could afford or the “correct” amount of sov, or do nothing, or move.
Care bares would try and find a system in the middle of nowhere and make it their secret base.
Jump freighter prices would go up.
Information espionage of things as simple as location would become a new sub-profession.
Or you could look at world history when the Americas were discovered.
I just think this is a cool concept and I think it would be fun to be able to fly around in eve knowing that you may be the first person to have ever been to that solar system.
Furthermore I dream that one day a corp can manufacture their own computer controlled police that protect corp mates in a system from rats, intruders in the system who do not have the proper clearance and other things. I feel like one of the first things that I would do if I were an immortal clone would be to make little robot servants to carry out some of the more tedious work for me.
Is there even the slightest chance that eve online may have a future expansion that adds several more solar systems to the universe?