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EVE Online: The Ground War Begins on January 10th

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,609MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

According to a new developer blog on the official EVE Online site, the migration of current DUST 514 players into the EVE universe will begin "after a slightly longer than usual scheduled downtime" on Thursday, January 10th. DUST players can be recruited into corporations and will appear in General chat as well.

Besides just chatting about the weather or sharing battle stories, we are also introducing the first component of higher level gameplay as part of Faction Warfare. DUST mercenaries can accept contracts offered by the NPC Faction Warfare miltias and fight to attack or defend them in the form of corporation battles. These come with the risk of losing a collateral payment of ISK, but a victory will secure a district on one of the many temperate planets in Faction Warfare space. The more districts a militia has control over the fewer victory points will be required for EVE Faction Warfare pilots to take ownership of the system.

Read more about the interaction between the two games on the EVE Online site.

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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLPosts: 867Member Uncommon
    Pretty epic concept. Nice to see the game coming along.

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  • LadyEupheiLadyEuphei Indianapolis, INPosts: 223Member
    Wish it was for PC :(

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  • TwiggLeTwiggLe Lakemore, OHPosts: 80Member
    I've played Dust514 off/on here and there. It's pretty nice once you get in game. But the area before is some what confusing and really laggy still.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Whoa, wait a minute. Players will be doing FPS stuff instead of space combat? For some reason, that sounds far more interesting that flying a fighter ship.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • LadyEupheiLadyEuphei Indianapolis, INPosts: 223Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Whoa, wait a minute. Players will be doing FPS stuff instead of space combat? For some reason, that sounds far more interesting that flying a fighter ship.

    It's a separate world. Players from eve can contract the players, but you can't really interact much. Supposedly there will be a system so that eve players can drop in with their ships and blow the crap out of people in Dust, but as of yet there is not information on if dust players can get out into the stars. As it stands it is pretty much a stand alone FTP FPS that totes, "limited" connectivity to the world of EVE.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,666Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by LadyEuphei
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Whoa, wait a minute. Players will be doing FPS stuff instead of space combat? For some reason, that sounds far more interesting that flying a fighter ship.

    It's a separate world. Players from eve can contract the players, but you can't really interact much. Supposedly there will be a system so that eve players can drop in with their ships and blow the crap out of people in Dust, but as of yet there is not information on if dust players can get out into the stars. As it stands it is pretty much a stand alone FTP FPS that totes, "limited" connectivity to the world of EVE.

    It's limited compared to where CCP is headed with the link, but what is arriving is far more than just chat.

    The DUST 514 mercenaries are fighting on the temperate planets in the Factional Warfare (FW) zones of EVE Online. More importantly, they can take contracts to fight for control of a district on a planet, which directly affects the balance of power in EVE Online when it comes to FW ownership of a system.

    The interaction is even more up close and personal with the Tactical Strikes, where DUST 514 players coordinate with EVE Online players to "rain fire from the skies" in the form of a Tactical Strike. Beyond just communicating between two games, you now have actual combat interaction between the two games on two separate platforms.

    Again, this is limited connectivity compared to where CCP is heading with the integration of the two games within the EVE Universe, but as a feature set, it's a really great technological step forward for cross-platform online gaming.

     

     

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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,035Member Uncommon
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    As long as this is PS3 exclusive, it will be an afterthought.  
  • SlothnChunkSlothnChunk Kansas City, MOPosts: 460Member Uncommon
    Dust 514 is a sub-par shooter with an incredible amount of grinding. Dust 514 sounded awesome on paper but the reality is disappointing.
  • JorlJorl SunderlandPosts: 257Member
    They've should have made this for PC. Though marketing wise, I can see why they did so.
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Jorl
    They've should have made this for PC. Though marketing wise, I can see why they did so.

    And why is that?  Because I can see no upside to making it a PS3 exclusive, especially this late in the console lifecycle.

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  • EricDanieEricDanie Rio de JaneiroPosts: 2,238Member
    This is a remarkable technological achievement. Two different games in two different platforms interacting with each other and making effective impact, it's especially interesting to see the effect on the EVE economy.
  • LonzoLonzo GoettingenPosts: 235Member Uncommon
    They should concentrate on EVE or EVE-Next

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lonzo
    They should concentrate on EVE or EVE-Next

    is eve-next something you came up with ?

     

    if yes, then YOU should concentrate on it since nobody else is working on such a thing.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Should have been for pc
    1 pc can handle this stuff better, there's reason Sony haven't released their own game planetside 2 on the ps3
    2 you could dual account eve and dust and if you fancied taking part in the ground war, just temporarily switch games.
    3 you could still use your mumble or whatever chat with your corp regardless of if you're in eve or dust.
    4 would have sold more with eve players picking it up. I'm not sure eve players typically also own ps3s.
  • AsboAsbo ManchesterPosts: 796Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lonzo
    They should concentrate on EVE or EVE-Next

     Could not agree more the fact that they using my subs to make this pile of crap is what annoyes me.

    Asbo

  • cosycosy ColentinaPosts: 3,304Member
    Originally posted by NightBandit
    Originally posted by Lonzo
    They should concentrate on EVE or EVE-Next

     Could not agree more the fact that they using my subs to make this pile of crap is what annoyes me.

    u can cancel your sub anytime

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  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,053Member Uncommon

    I don't know why there's so much hate towards Dust514. Just grab your PS3, connect a keyboard and a mouse via USB and happily start shooting stuff. You don't need to play it with an effing controller.

    Additionally, the PS3 makes Dust514 very resiliant to hacks and cheats, which I happily live with instead of playing any other FPS on the PC, where hacks and cheats are mandatory to even have the slightest chance.

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    I would play this on PC for sure. I own PS3 but I dont play games with it much, the pad is just... Gahh... Maybe when the game gets proper mouse+kb support I will buy a set fpr PS3 for this game.
  • MalcanisMalcanis LondonPosts: 3,191Member
    Originally posted by NightBandit
    Originally posted by Lonzo
    They should concentrate on EVE or EVE-Next

     Could not agree more the fact that they using my subs to make this pile of crap is what annoyes me.

     

    I hear that if just one more person whines about Dust being a console game, CCP will go back in time and rework it as a PC project.

     

    You know what you have to do, NightBandit. You can save us all.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,666Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    I would play this on PC for sure. I own PS3 but I dont play games with it much, the pad is just... Gahh... Maybe when the game gets proper mouse+kb support I will buy a set fpr PS3 for this game.

    I'm not a fan of the controller so I play DUST 514 with keyboard and mouse exclusively. What is it that you don't care for or feel is improper about the keyboard and mouse controls?

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
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  • YalexyYalexy BerlinPosts: 1,053Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Kuinn
    I would play this on PC for sure. I own PS3 but I dont play games with it much, the pad is just... Gahh... Maybe when the game gets proper mouse+kb support I will buy a set fpr PS3 for this game.

    The game has native keyboard and mouse support for month allready. Just plug in your USB-keyboard and mouse and shoot.

  • hfztthfztt GlostrupPosts: 839Member Uncommon

    Its kinda funny. A lot of times I was considering who would play this game. Then I saw my two sons of 7 and 10 years running around in Planetside 2 headshooting old farts like me...

    A free to play FPS on the PS3 might just be the crazy thing that gets the most unlikely crowd playing the hell out of it.

    But they sure as hell wont be your avarage EvE players, and I guess that was JUST what CCP was aiming for...

  • tv2zulutv2zulu CopenhagenPosts: 73Member
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Jorl
    They've should have made this for PC. Though marketing wise, I can see why they did so.

    And why is that?  Because I can see no upside to making it a PS3 exclusive, especially this late in the console lifecycle.

    Ask MS how fond they are of allowing F2P online games, with regular updates, on their P2P Xbox-Live platform.

  • JorlJorl SunderlandPosts: 257Member
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by Jorl
    They've should have made this for PC. Though marketing wise, I can see why they did so.

    And why is that?  Because I can see no upside to making it a PS3 exclusive, especially this late in the console lifecycle.

    That was my point, Consoles are a lot popular than PCs when it comes to gaming, unfortunetly so we're seeing a lot of good games which would be better played on a PC but cheaper to slap onto a console, and they get bigger profits for it.

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