EVE Online Devs Announce Real World Monument to "Honor" Players

EVE Online Devs Announce Real World Monument to "Honor" Players

EVE Monument

CCP will unveil a monument dedicated to EVE Online's player base the day before its Fanfest 2014 event.

EVE Online has been around for a decade and we feel safe in saying that there's pretty much no other game quite like it. Between its free-for-all experience and devoted player base, it's developed into an online experience that has, on numerous occasions, given birth to spontaneous moments and events that are wholly unique in the world of gaming. Just last month, for instance, the game played host to a battle that the developers are now toting as "gaming's most destructive battle ever."

It's moments like those that have inspired CCP to announce plans to build a real-world monument commemorating the game's first ten years and "honor those who have participated in establishing [its] massive virtual universe." The monument, which will be built in the downtown harbor of Reykjavik, Iceland will be built on top of a half-meter metal-plated concrete platform. The platform will be inscribed with the names of all active EVE Online members prior "as captured on March 1st, 2014." It will also include the names of EVE players who have passed away over the past ten years. A web-based application will be developed to help find specific names on the platform's surface. A laptop buried underneath the monument's structure will also "serve as a time capsule with videos, messages wishes and more from the players and the development staff."

"Our intention is to immortalize the contributions of the millions of people of the EVE universe in a way that extends beyond their immortality in our games", said CCP's CEO, Hilmar Veigar Petursson. "We are humbled by all those that have joined us on the journey so far, and it's our hope that this physical piece will continue to gather energy and relevance into decades to come, becoming like EVE Online and outliving us all." CCP currently plans to unveil the monument on April 30th, a day before its Fanfest 2014 event. The monument itself will be a sculpture by artist Sigurour Guomundsson, who will be working with "help and input" from EVE Online's art directors.

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This kinda news gives me the warm and fuzzies inside, like dang. Too bad I don't play Eve, never have, never will and I'll probably never go to Reykjavik.

This is awesome.

This game continues to fascinate me every day.

I'm genuinely impressed. I thought it was going to be one of those "company statues" that they keep in like the main lobby. But the fact that it's going to be in what I imagine is a pretty prime spot...well done.

Yeah nothing like giving future generations a moment that celebrates absolutely nothing of any significance or worth. The best that can come of this is that it actually looks half decent.

I feel I should point out this isn't the first real world monument CCP has announced. A 10 year commemorative statue was planned with the names of all 400,000 toons inscribed on it.
http://grapevine.is/News/ReadArticle/CCP-Propose-Controversial-Public-Art-Piece
Looks like this is just a scaled down version.

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https://secure.eveonline.com/trial/?invc=2bcd1a3f-ec9e-4a03-b04b-886ba6206d0f&action=buddy

I like to imagine that after civilization is gone, alien races will visit the planet and see all these monuments. Then they will detect something held beneath this one in particular, dig it up and find a laptop filled with video simulations of what must surely be our most epic of space battles and conquests. From that moment forward humanity will be a thing of legend throughout the cosmos.

Hah, I knew I would always get myself on a statue some day. Bow before me you statueless peasants!

J Tyran:
Hah, I knew I would always get myself on a statue some day. Bow before me you statueless peasants!

Yes! We shall stand above the statueless!

As an EVE player, I suddenly feel an urge to travel to Reykjavik, blow up the statue with missiles, loot the laptop, and sell it.

I just think doing this just because of a massive PvP battle in a video game is just going too far and ridiculous waste of time, resources and materials.

Now I'm half tempted to reactivate my account just to get my chars name on there.

Glaice:
I just think doing this just because of a massive PvP battle in a video game is just going too far and ridiculous waste of time, resources and materials.

This is not because of that battle. This is a monument celebrating the game's 10 year anniversary. And you know what? I think it's great.

Glaice:
I just think doing this just because of a massive PvP battle in a video game is just going too far and ridiculous waste of time, resources and materials.

GCHQ, NSA, CIA. . . and every other secret agency. they swallow billions. And the only thing they do is try to justify themselves. . . and gather intel on everyone so everyone is open to be pressured.

You do not complain about that atrocius thing but ramble against a company spending the money it earned by selling a good game to build a little monument to itself and its customers?

 

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