Wednesday, September 30, 2009

EVE Blog Banter #12: Is that EVE in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

From CrazyKinux's newest Blog Banter
Welcome to the twelfth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by CrazyKinux. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This month's banter comes to us from none other than CrazyKinux, and I ask the following: First there was the MMO on the PC, and now with the recent announcement of DUST 514, EVE will soon be moving onto consoles. But what about mobile? Allow your imagination to run wild for a second and describe how you would see EVE being ported to mobile devices, whether the iPhone/iPod touch, Blackberrys or Android-based devices. Dream the impossible for us!

I just realized that I am a casual EVE player.

Oh, I would've described myself as much if anyone would've asked. But to tell the truth, I spend far more time involved with EVE than even when I was hardcore raiding in WoW.

If my friends who don't play EVE knew how much time I use fiddling around with the game in one manner or another, they'd probably classify me as a "hardcore" EVE player. But this is definitely not true.

The interesting thing about EVE is that you can spend a lot of time offline messing with stuff. Using EFT to look at ship fits. Either for your current ships or ships you dream about flying. Or use EVEMon or EVEHQ to develop training plans.

There there's the ability to utilize the API to develop applications. The ability to develop applications from downloading your wallet journal to developing more extensive applications to look at inventory, market orders, etc. are available to each and every person in the EVE Universe. Not just to developers that are required to sign agreements with CCP.

Because of the API there already is at least one mobile app. for EVE. Capsuleer for the iPhone. I don't have an iPhone so I've not used Capsuleer, however everything I've read about it has been good.

Do I want the ability to do more of EVE on a mobile platform? Yes! And no. LOL Imagine if I could update my training skill queue, or start and deliver manufacturing jobs? If I could watch the markets and contracts and maybe snap up Ferrogel at the cheapest .1 isk that I could find?

Oh, I don't believe that flying ships (much less combat) would be feasible, mainly due to the screen size restrictions.

But I'd dearly love to do some stationkeeping chores when I'm in a boring meeting. ;)

  1. CrazyKinux's Musing - Tying the dots and locking me in!
  2. A Merry Life and a Short One - I Don’t Own a Working Phone
  3. Yarrbear Tales - EVE on Mobile Devices? Eh.
  4. Hands Off, My Loots! - EVE Mobile…Possibility?
  5. Achernar - Trapped on Planet Horror
  6. Rettic’s Log - The Cronofile – Blog Banter: EVE Mobile
  7. A Mule in EVE - EVE Mobility
  8. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah - EVE Mobile
  9. My Life in EVE - 12th Blog Banter
  10. My God, it’s Full of Stars! - 12th EVE Blog Banter
  11. The Wandering Druid of Tranquility - WOW, look at that ‘micro-Dust’
  12. Adventures in Mission Running - 12th EVE Blog Banter
  13. Ecliptic Rift - EVE Everywhere
  14. Roc’s Ramblings - EVE Mobile
  15. EVE Monkey - EVE on a Mobile Device?
  16. Nashh Kadavr’s EVE Blog - I-pod Capsuleer
  17. Escoce – EVE Trade - Dynamic System Security
  18. Break Vol - EVE Blog Banter 12
  19. Mikeazariah - EVE Mobility
  20. Pods and Pills - The 12th EVE Blog Banter: EVE on the MOVE!
  21. Eve Monkey - Eve on a mobile Device?
  22. Lords of Space - EVE on my Iphone?
  23. Many more to come...

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree, I think the basic station-keeping functions should be at the core of any mobile iteration of EVE. Even if it was just reorganizing all my station cans.