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natanmir
natanmir

it's like Dead space where humans fly to other planets to gather resources for earth.

Wensea10
Wensea10

Whenever it is about EVE Online it is an episode worth watching.

deviant74
deviant74

If we made it a law that every person has to be buried on the moon.  In million years what would the moon look like.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

I've said before, the $300,000 price tag in real terms is a massive overestimate because it's based on PLEx prices. Buying PLEx for ISK is kind of a quick start feature, it's not really a good basis to convert value. In fact there isn't really a good basis to convert value. If you want further evidence it's wrong it featured in fox news headline (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/01/28/unpaid-bill-costs-gamer-200000-in-eve-online/?intcmp=trending)!

As for the man hours to build ship, it's really character hours. The actual man hours are a tiny, tiny fraction of that.

cantante80
cantante80

Fantastic episode. Really tickles my imagination. One question about the mining is after discussing the value of water as radiation shield and for sustaining life/food is whether this would be more helpful for ships/stations that may be in the works, or if it would make more sense for colonies, like on the moon for instance. Are either of these things developing to the point where a mining undertaking could be needed in the near future? I'm wondering how this company is staying solvent when it seems that their service may be ahead of its time.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

I don't know why, but I feel completely content in my life when I hear Cam's voice.

gohanrage
gohanrage

I know this has nothing to do with this reality check but I never would of imagined that Cameron Had Curly Hair. I wonder why he keeps his hair so short now. Maybe his hair started going really thin and decided to cut it all off. I thought I would of had hair all my life. My Grandfather on my dads side lived into his late 80s and still had thick hair. I am the First in my Extended family on my Dads side to have such thin Hair. Its thick on the sides and thin in the middle its been that way since 2008 at age 28. I actually went out and bought a baseball Hat. I've never wore hats in my life I thought I looked goofy now I have Many baseball hats.

eulercosta
eulercosta

Read nice tales from EVE Online in THE EVE LIFE. Nice videos, posters and stories about brave pilots and war.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

EVE is always exciting to read about, but a pain in the arse to play.

johnd13
johnd13

One day asteroid mining, interstellar travel and space colonization will be common for humankind and none of us will be there to witness any of those amazing events. That we're going to lose so much from our race's progress makes me really sad. :(

RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

I'm not familiar with EVE but I want to understand this. Was this battle triggered entirely by some players making a mistake and others vying for their resources/territory? It wasn't like a scripted event that players were invited to take part in? It just happened like genuine human events?


I mean, I'm not into MMOs but that sounds AMAZING!

Apastron
Apastron

Reading about these EVE battles is so fascinating...and then you watch the video and think, 'Is that it?'


I echo calls for an episode about the realities of space battle, like the fact that space is a vacuum therefore there's no sound, and how vehicles would actually maneuver. I imagine it would be quite different to those shooty things in Star Wars. 

Falzonn
Falzonn

Speaking of combat about Eve Online, it would hae been neat if you went into the logic behind what an actual space battle would be like.  Most space dramas have us fighting it out at relatively short ranges.  You'd think that with faster than light travel, warp gates & the like, we'd have developed a means of killing each other from farther away.  I suppose that would depend on whether we had FTL capabilities or not, and just how much sensor lag (how long it takes for a radar ping to find its target and ping back to you) we'd have.  I'd imagine we'd probably be firing smart missiles at each other from many millions of KM away.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Yeah, somebody really needs to build a mag cannon to launch space craft and supplies. Rocket technology is so inefficient it's laughable.

Torvar72
Torvar72

I tried to play EVE on line and the games sucks. If you haven't played before the instructions on what to do or how to do anything are next to none and the cult that is EVE online won't help you

lostn
lostn

This game generates some amazing news stories. I'll never play it but its hardcore-ness is just awesome to keep up on.

thatguy_b
thatguy_b

EVE is so engrossing... until you play it for an extended period of time. I'm hoping Star Citizen can deliver a big player driven world but with ACTION. Also, I hope Aubrey DeGray and other scientist can get this life extension stuff figured out so I can tell my great great great great great grand kids what it was like on Earth.

meedokicky
meedokicky

I don't play EVE but I found the episode interesting nonetheless :)

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

I salute anyone who can tolerate Spreadsheet Battles Online, aka EVE. It would exhaust the hell out of me, and frustrate me to no end when I would inevitably be pirated by numerous other players.


I wish I had an idea for an episode, but the only ones that come to mind are about comics, covered by Rusty in Science Friction. Love his channel on YouTube xD

vegard1985
vegard1985

Anything space-related is interesting. Good job on this one.

SpLiTMaN
SpLiTMaN

I Salute all those I Blew and poded....o7...and those that blew me...o7

Unfallen_Satan
Unfallen_Satan

Neat bit of info about transporting water to and using it in space. I like.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Sounds like a power vacuum will result.  I wonder who makes out in the end.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Interesting note of EVE lore: The first two titans stripped an entire populated planet bare of their natural mineral resources, and their nearly incalculable mass caused tidal problems when they came too close to that planet.  Look online for videos of titan scales compared to other ships; they truly are awesome in every sense of the word.

bigruss51
bigruss51

How about those sexy Canadian female athletes at sochi eh

bigruss51
bigruss51

I was day dreaming while watching this and didn't tune in to anything cam said.

animesuki12
animesuki12

@ejlaipjeathh  What happened in EVE was a battle; a single encounter which resulted in conflict. 


A war is made up of several battles over an extended period of time.


The Russians may have lost 21 million to fighting, but it did not happen in a single battle. 

arqe
arqe

@RuthlessRich  everything in Eve Online is "Player Made". Its like real world but in space. Everyone trying to gain more territories , more resources and everything.

animesuki12
animesuki12

@Falzonn  We don't know what an actual space battle is like, nor does that technology exist yet, or maybe it will never exist outside of fiction.


But to explain what the concepts of battle within the realm of fiction you turn to the source.


But to explain a theory based on EVE online combat would be boring as hell as its a load of number crunching with armor repair modules, shield boosters and min-maxing capacitor drain, lock on-ranges, ECM modules, and of course, the 10 minute delay to warp jumping with a titan class ship.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@thatguy_b What medical research companies really need to do is stop their current research and pool money into nanotechnology. It's like the grand unification theory of medicine.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@amdreallyfast  

Really? Players did that?

I suppose that I underestimate how cavalier EVE Online players can be towards anything in EVE Online's fictional universe.

hairdie
hairdie

@cameronrobinson @TehUndeadHorror  maybe you should do a reality check episode on spore you know the one published by EA .is evolution really scientific ?.

TonnFool23
TonnFool23

@animesuki12 are you seriously comparing HUMAN lives to an ONLINE game battle? Get real please, thats nothing to brag about...Russians lost 21 million during the war, who cares if it didn't happen over a single battle, the point is 21 million lost their life.

Spyre1984
Spyre1984

@normanislost @Torvar72 It's pretty logical for casual gamers. If a game is difficult to get into, it won't appeal to a casual gamer...duh!

jesot
jesot

@normanislost @Torvar72  Right? lol.


Eve takes a long time to get into and you really have to get invested in it to bear the fruits.  I can't play Eve, but it is a great game.  The best MMO (and one of the very few TRUE MMOs) running at the moment.  I just can't get invested in it.

skittzo_s
skittzo_s

@TonnFool23 @animesuki12  then why mention it? Its completely out off context. Unless he was trying to compare EVE with WWII then animesuki12 has a valid point. Don't comment about something then claim immunity from counter arguments because of an absurd point of view.