Hi, new player here. After some mild research for playing EO, I’d like to bring up something clearly never before discussed: the pros and cons of some kind of, um, sort of functional “walk-in” application you could do with your PC toon, perhaps on a station of some kind.
It’s unfortunate that the character creator for EO is awesome, the finished toon looks great, yet so little is done subsequently with the toon.
Also that from what I see, the main appeal in EO besides spreadsheets and emostrangulation is the sheer epic scope of the content, playing a space billionaire with vast astro-geo-political power, operating in a microcosmic economy where your actions have real significance… Doing everything that other mmos precisely FAIL to do. Egotism, vanity and narcissism are effectively fuel for playing this game, it seems, they are great motivators and are richly rewarded.
So, there surely must be something that can be implemented for using your actual PC avatar?
I too don’t see much value in JUST a social hub use, you don’t need 3rd person avatars to chat, but some elements of the actual gameplay could be enhanced by using a 3rd person toon. And I don’t mean turning the game into a shooter, necessarily, but some kind of conference or diplomatic content, something which could benefit from a PC making a personal appearance.
Allowing your toon to appear in in-game advertising for your corp, on holographic displays and 3d billboards. Allowing you to represent your toon in-game in some function like that?