EVE Online sells a bundle of ‘Venture’ skins for 120 Plex, poking fun at Star Citizen

Someone at CCP Games is obviously having quite a lot of fun with the latest EVE Online skin bundle. The bundle of skins for the Venture ship might not seem like it’s anything special until you notice that the price tag is 120 Plex, not $120. And that the bundle is specifically dubbed the “Venture Capitalist” bundle. And the cheeky reference to the fact that you can support EVE Online‘s future development with $120 through a long-term subscription, if you so desire… or by purchasing over 36,000 Ventures.

Yes, the whole thing is a very snarky jab at Star Citizen’s $120 Vulture. So for those of you who have been staring agape at the whole thing, well, here’s a chance to pick up a bundle of ship skins for much less than $120. If you’ve just been chuckling at the whole process, here’s your latest thing to giggle about. And if you’ve been insisting that there’s no similarity whatsoever and lots of spaceships designs have prongs… well, we can’t help you there.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Davlos, PlasmaJohn, and Quavers for the tip!
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Sylkesh

I wrote a thing: my grocery list. You should totally not lose your time reading it, because, reasons.

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dsmart

For the record, I had nothing to do with this. That is all.

ps. I wrote a thing about this. You should totally read it. Because, reasons.

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Rolan Storm

You again with your self-promotion. Really? So jealous? Revolting.

Go ahead and follow Greedmonger example, return money to everyone who ever bought your Battlecruiser 3000 AD. Game was completely broken. And it could have been a great game, but that’s not for Derek Smart to finish his games or make something worthwhile.

He is taking cheap shots, starting flame wars flaunting his ego around. Are you even game developer? Have you ever made any complete game? You are the last person to talk on this, yet you have absolutely no dignity to stop.

And I am not even carrying torch for Star Citizen. I regularly stumbled at your attempts to throw dirt at Cloud Imperium Games and I have not even remembered that it was you who made BC300AD back then. But you kept wailing like a banshee and I got curious who the hell leading this ‘crusade’. Turned out it was the same guy who released a broken game giving promises of heaven and earth beforehand (the same thing you accuse Roberts of, but with the difference no one cared about your game much).

You, sir, have no integrity, honesty or… common sense. How do you think people view you with your little comments here and on other internet resources? With you trying to undermine others? No, do not answer me. Answer these questions to yourself.

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Joe Blobers

You wrote, did, said some much thing… and gamers after 20 years, know you only through the prism of your inextinguishable jealousy and false prophecies… meanwhile 3.2 in a week, then 3.3, Citizencon, 3.4… :)

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Bruno Brito

No, we shouldn’t. Because reasons.

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Geoffrey Tillman

And bought. lol

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Alakmoo

I’m totally confused why this is still a thing. The ship looks almost like the spitting image of one from the Homeworld series. The differences between both Eve’s and Star Citizen (has the name changed?) is about as equal as it does from that old series. Didn’t hear anyone cry about that? Its a tin-can in space, they’re going to look *similar* surprised this is the first time its popped up even.

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cmdr_cotic

Just because you might not have heard any noise over that does not mean we can’t have any noise over CIG’s tracings. The Vulture looks rather too similar to the Venture and that’s all that matters.

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Joe Blobers

Quote: “The Vulture looks rather too similar to the Venture and that’s all that matters.”

… and Because CIG is evil so they must have copy/paste… and Backers follow a Cult :)
Anyway, Gamers at large don’t care. Beside some remotely entertaining thread, the single useful question will be about gameplay.
Is mining fun enough at first iteration of basics mining? yes, no, mitigated…

That will bring more pledges, and similarity with another asset may as well a few more :)

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cmdr_cotic

Another deflective, irrelevant post brought to you by the overworked shill Joe Blowjob

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Joe Blobers

At the end: More pledges… Swallow it :)

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TheDonDude

Got a pic?

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BNBL Posts

I hope it’s as good as this one

View post on imgur.com

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TheDonDude

CCP_Falcon wrote a rather nice note on the Star Citizen reddit.

Some snippets:

It’s great to see that the vast majority of the comments in this thread are light hearted and fun.

Anyone who’s been around EVE and CCP for the crazy ride that we’ve had over the last decade and a half knows that we love to have a bit of fun with our community and aren’t afraid to get a little trolly at the same time.

I’m super glad that on both sides of the fence, most people are having a bit of fun with the whole thing and taking it for what it is – a laugh at the fact that art inspires art and in the end, the interests of both communities and inspiration for both development studios are very similar.

I’m super interested to see what’s next for both Star Citizen and EVE, and contrary to what some of the more vocal fans on both sides of the fence might think, over here in Reykjavík we’ve got nothing but love for our fellow sci-fi developers, and continue to wish Cloud Imperium Games and the Star Citizen community nothing but fair skies and smooth sailing.

<3

And a reply from a CIG guy:

Quality message, props to CCP.

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Joe Blobers

… I copied the CCP link in one of the 3 MOP articles provided during past days a few minutes before this new one… :)

Predictable and totally okay based not only on the none ambiguous note from CCP_Falcon right in Reddit/SC thread but also the reply from Barkzy-CIG himself: “Quality message, props to CCP.

This is both refreshing and fun. Now let’s roll another “drama” for the few that will see CCP move as a stab at SC… or SC Bakers with zero PR skills and EVE ones so good.. This also is predictable :)

Props to Devs from both companies. Keep having fun to deliver to Space Game lovers different gameplay experience for coming decades!

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April-Rain

Enjoying this, EvE Online has good PR that are really good at there job and it’s a great game to boot, on the other side is con citizen with zero PR skills who in all deserve the bad press for ripping ships off eve.

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Alakmoo

Tin-can in space, they’re going to be similar. There are a few similar ships in Eve to bygone era games like the Homeworld series to Eve’s product line, same probably for other Star Citizen stuff.

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Roger Melly

You have to hand it to Star Citizen for being priceless entertainment . Sadly its for all the wrong reasons surrounding its controversial development mess ups and not for the game itself .

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A Dad Supreme

Yep, but I feel kinda bad.

I’m getting all this entertainment from Star Citizen and I didn’t fund the Kickstarter, pre-order the game or buy one ship yet.

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Denice J. Cook

…Yet? ;)

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Ashfyn Ninegold

It’s one way to keep their name continually appearing during their long development period. As some wag said at some point in human history, “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”

For those of us with no money in the game, it continues to be the best bang for our buck.

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BNBL Posts

CCP loads Scorch.

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Tobasco da Gama

This was a top notch troll job by the CCP community team. My hat’s off to them.

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A Dad Supreme

This reminds me of the Rift PR campaign vs WoW seven years ago when Trion came out with the “You’re not in Azeroth anymore” and “Join OUR Horde” advertisement campaigns. They had T-shirts, hats and the whole nine.

The purpose back then was Rift was trying to steal disgruntled WoW players by trolling they had a better game.

Here it seems CCP is primarily in it just for the lulz and a bitchslap which makes it all the better.

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Roger Melly

To be fair at that point Rift was the better game .

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Siphaed

Better field dynamic gameplay for combat. …….the world was far smaller and the end-game at the time was ….completely lacking.

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A Dad Supreme

Not really, it was just as much a laggy mess then as it is right now.

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Bruno Brito

Debatable. But the idea was good.

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Bryan Turner

It was actually, the Rifts them selves made Open World engaging, the Expert Dungeons were hard in a fun way, I never raided but I did do some Raid Rifts.

in 2012 they also one best expansion from Massively, unfortunately the article no long exists but you can still find references to it.
http://forums.riftgame.com/general-discussions/general-discussion/345294-rift-storm-legion-voted-best-expansion-2012-a.html

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A Dad Supreme

in 2012 they also one best expansion from Massively,

Storm Legion was over a full year and a half in November after the “Not in Azeroth” stuff which was around in at least Feb 2011 (check the video date above)

That really had no bearing on the ad campaign I was speaking of or why it was launched in the first place.

I think we’re going off the rails a bit. It’s more about the PR trolling, not who’s game is better in someone’s opinion because that’s subjective.

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Bryan Turner

I dig what your saying I was just pointing out that Rift was indeed a contender and and a power house to be reckoned with for roughly 2 years, my comment was a reply to Bruno’s not yours.

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Bruno Brito

Not saying Vanilla RIFT wasn’t fun, it was, a lot. The soul tree was great and felt like WoW never felt before, but BETTER? that’s more of a subjective feel. Specially since RIFT got out full of imbalanced issues if i well recall.

It WAS a powerhouse. Don’t get me wrong. I saw RIFT as WoW done right, since i’ve never been a fan of Blizzard shredding options, and even Vanilla WoW is to blame for this ( Really, a game that rolls on Warcraft nostalgia, and you can’t be a Troll Axe Thrower or a Spear Thrower? What the hell? ).

But god, graphically? RIFT races were a blight in my eyes.

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Bryan Turner

Yeah they all looked like middle aged drug users.

What are you playing these days in GW2, I’m still fooling around with my stable of Reapers but once I get used to the combat again I’ll give Fire Brand a shot with that exotic Condi gear that has toughness and Viper everything else.

Yes A Dad Supreme I know I’m derailing your thread, I apologize this is how I socialize in real life flitting from topic to topic I mean no disrespect.