Friday, 5 June 2009

Eve Blog Banter #8 - legalised Gambling

Welcome to the eighth 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 otherEVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!
This month's topic comes to us from me, Ga'len at The Wandering Druid of Tranquility. He asks: "What new game mechanic or mechanics would you like to see created and brought into the EVE Online universe and how would this be incorporated into the current game universe? Be specific and give details, this is not meant to be a 'nerf this, boost my game play' post like we see on the EVE forums."

My views on this are simply - Gambling. The real world has it, and with the 4 factions in EVE, isn't it crazy to think that there isn't gambling going on between the citizens of the world - if so, why can't pod-pilots see part of the action. It would also introduce another career path to the game - bookmaker.

How I think it should be implemented:
  1. A betfair like market approach - basically with CCP not investing any ISK in the market, but instead taking a 5% cut off winning bets, with none off losing. Allow users to both bet and lay on in-game events. Maybe a skill to reduce the CCP take, or similar to betfair, high volume traders getting automatic discount.
  2. Basically similar to the market in-game - bets placed should be taken out of current funds or a corporate wallet.
  3. Skills would limit amount of bets you can have in play at any one time similar to trade.
What would we bet on:

  1. Factional Warfare - who will own System X at date X. Should encorage both sides to place bets, and fight more strongly over single systems. Could be great fun.
  2. Individual PvP bets/matches. A match announced systemwide, both players move to a locked down deadspace - and fight to the death/one leaving arena. Possibility of match fixing, but what doesn't have.
  3. 0.0 Sovereignty - who will own region X at downtime on date X. Could destabilise 0.0 a little, but PvP is fun right?
  4. Real world terran sporting events perhaps. After all the non pod-pilots in the EVE universe must bet on sporting events, and these may be a universe wide market.
  5. In WiS - could have casinos, fruit machines, poker etc.
Anyone else got any further ideas?

List of Participants:
  1. CrazyKinux's Musing, EVE Blog Banter #8: Care for a little game of SecWars?
  2. The Wandering Druid of Tranquility, Wow, that new thing is so shiny!!!
  3. I am Keith Nielson, EVE Blog Banter #8 - Return of the Top Gun
  4. Once More from the Beginning, 8th EVE Blog Banter May 2009 Edition
  5. A merry life and a short one, EVE Blog Banter #8: In the Year of Our Awesome
  6. Inner Sanctum of the Ninveah, Planets
  7. Helicity Boson, Bantering the blog
  8. Achernar, Unique adventures
  9. Ecliptic Rift, OOC: EVE Blog Banter 8: Standings and secondary factions
  10. The New Edener, EVE Blog Banter #8
  11. Journey to New Eden, Eve Blog Banter #8: What new mechanic should be added to Eve?
  12. One Man And His Spaceship, Blog Banter 8 - Something new to ponder about
  13. Life, The Universe and Everything, Blog banter 8: mentorship
  14. EVE Guru, EBB 8: Yarr! Prepare to be boarded!
  15. The Ralpha Dogs, Greed Is Good, Greed Works
  16. Rifter Drifter, Blog Banter 8: Strategic Gunnery
  17. A Mule in EVE, Expanding EVE
  18. Letrange's EvE Blog, 8th Blog Banter
  19. Roc's Ramblings, Blog Banter #8
  20. The Nude Nerd, Blog Banter #8
  21. Scop's Log, Blog Banter #8: "We're caught in a tractor beam! It's pulling us in!"
  22. Speed Fairy, EVE Blog Banter #8: Charisma Tanking
  23. Industrialist with Teeth, EVE Blog Banter #8: It’s Like Tetris for OCD People
  24. Diary of a Pod Pilot, EVE blog banter #8: Killing in the name of
  25. Talk Unfraid, Physical Communications
  26. Sceadugenca, EVE Blog Banter #8: Fighter-Class Ships and Sqadrons
  27. Kyle Langdon's Journeys in EVE, 8th Blog Banter
  28. Into the Unknown, Eve Blog Banter #8: Player Bases
  29. EVE's Weekend Warrior, EVE Blog Banter #8
  30. Life in Low Sec, Blog Banter #8: The Exasperation Factor
  31. Symptom of a Greater Cure, EVE Blog Banter: #8 - Tug Me Away
  32. EVE Journey, OOC - EVE Blog Banter #8: Marine Leader : “We have secured the ship, Sir!”
  33. Thoughts from an Accidental Minmatar Revolutionary, All Hands on Deck! We are at War!
  34. Ripe Lacunae, Into the Great Unknown (Eve Blog Banter 8)
  35. Mdhi Lihu's EVE Online Blog, 009 - Blog Banter #8
  36. Break Vol, EVE Blog Banter #8
  37. Inanity and Doom, EVE Blog Banter #8 - If I Ran The Universe
  38. Once More from the Beginning, EVE Blog Banter #8: Devil's in the details
  39. The Flightless Geek, EVE Blog Banter #8
  40. Still more to come!!!...


Matthew Park said...

want to buy more posts, 10 isk. :P

Anonymous said...

But there is already gamble in eve, albo bookies. I have lost of isk playing eve poker =)

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