Not sure about talking avatars but one of the features I liked about the old tutorial back in 2016 was that you got spoken to by the avatar of the NPC talking you through the tutorial. I think they have since removed that just like 99% of all the tutorial content they spaced so that people could pump out alts quicker/easier…because it is too difficult for some long time Eve players to learn how to click end tutorial, eject from ship and warp away on their own.
I know it would probably cost a lot but it would be cool if every agent had their own voice acting talking out the details of the missions with some other added commentary (like jokes, who doesn’t like jokes or snide comments about their evil opponent empires). Of course this might not be so great either to players who don’t own 10,000$+ computers to have something else added to the game they probably won’t think of adding an option to turn off/on that ultimately causes you serious lag and performance issues. (I miss Eve in 2018 when I could actually still multibox effectively) RIP my cpu, it was good while it lasted but not necessary, just convenient.
I don’t think you will get much traction on DUST 514. They probably weighed the pro/con of it’s existence and realized that having a separate game for people to play other than just Eve Online and based solely on the circumstance of activity in game and not continuously available content was probably just not going to work out long term but I like the ambition behind the idea and how it correlated to walking in stations idea but all that is past now it is too different and exceptional from the core game play of Eve Online and we are lucky to just have well detailed player avatars and cosmetics for players who like that stuff.
If they were going to look back at any kind of graphic addition to the game for more realism but aligned to Eve as is. I would be more interested in expanding the hangars of stations to show multiple players ships on display with their skins (public hangars for smaller ships with the appearance of docking platforms and bar signs and other passive informational display features) and yes please an option to further turn down or off more graphics in the game for those of us not living on the mt. Olympus of gaming PCs. Also for player owned stations or even private hangars customization by players with the options to include a certain arrangement of different ships numbers and sizes so it appears as your own hangar and you can see all your cool stuff as a physical collection other than in an inventory window.
Who wouldn’t love more independent looking NPC stations’ hangars or customize-able personal hangars, I think this is a cosmetic feature to the game that a lot of people would be willing to fork out ISK or $$ to have added. Even just a unique looking hangar on special stations like major or minor trade hubs to add a little more character to these locations as a place of interest for players to gather and do their business/socialize.
Asking for walking in stations again might be too much for this game at this point and popularity and isn’t necessary function to add to the game but unique looking anti-copy pasta station hangar of different shades with options to add some color instead would be low effort and enjoyable by most if not all.
As much as we would all like to have walking around stations hording around the doorways holding guns to people heads as they walk in with one hand and a body scanner in the other while concord eyeballs us the whole time also pointing guns at our heads waiting to shoot after we shoot and having DUST 514 back and FPS game play in Eve online I just don’t think this is worth the investment or addition to how the game operates as is.
What about FPS in cockpits of ships…now hear me out I am not talking about specifically making it viable to operate ships from first person in a cockpit as an effective way of playing a 3 dimensional battlefield, but…
What if you could play in the cockpit as an option with controls as is but functionally you have a holographic tactical view on a display in front of you. Just as if your playing in the third person anyways but instead of nebulas and crap in the background it is just the first person view of the cockpit with a faded view of the background of space in the holographic display giving you an idea of where your clicking off into the distance in third person view, the only thing that changes is the far background is your cockpit and your staring at a 2d or 3d display of your third person game play but from within a cockpit and seeing what your ship points at through the window/screen of the ship.
Maybe too much for PCs too handle, but if it is just optional like choosing to use one view or another as is and still being able to play regularly as is without using this at all it can be something cool to add a little more immersion to the experience for those with enough CPU to handle it and who enjoy that experience.
again probably not going to ever be implemented because it isn’t something we would all have to use and may only be seen as a bit of added content for selective players and also a drain on resources and cost to add to the game.
It would be a more realistic scenery update to have unique/custom station hangars and cockpit view with third person display(overview/brackets) combat than bringing back walking in stations or DUST 514.
It is a space game after all and we already got enough content to play it as is. This isn’t star citizen where the game is still only being partially worked on a decade later where everyone has a wishlist for what they want to add and CIG adds a price tag and a continuously growing development queue for every idea they dream about adding to a game that will likely never finish or release in full before these dudes ■■■■ -ing die as millionaires.
Anyways, sorry for the long read but I know some of you adults will appreciate the ideas, thoughts and sentiment it all comes from.