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I'm your host, Jester. I've been an EVE Online player for about six years. One of my four mains is Ripard Teg, pictured at left. Sadly, I've succumbed to "bittervet" disease, but I'm wandering the New Eden landscape (and from time to time, the MMO landscape) in search of a cure.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Font of wisdom

And now an important message from Jester's evil twin, Garth.  The opinions of Garth are not the opinions of Jester (unless they are).

It's been tempting today to write a book about this, but I'm just going to cover it briefly, then move on.  I'll just go with the opinion of Aypse, who writes:
Jesus...all the problems with Eve and this is what they spend their time on. Why use the wheel when you can just reinvent it in the shape of an octagon? I facepalmed so hard I broke by nose. 
For Heaven's sake, CCP, will you please... please... please... get over your case of Not Invented Here disease?  Please?  For me?  Pretty please?  With sugar on top?

Computer font design and presentation has literally been around since the days of the Xerox PARC.  We know how to do this.  I'm not an expert on it, to be sure, but this most recent devblog is about a change that most of us are used to doing with two mouse clicks in Microsoft Word.  Most sane game developers just license a good-looking font, then get on with their core business of game design.

Yes, the font is very nice looking.  But it doesn't require the spasms of religious ecstasy that CCP seems to be looking for from us.

I'll spasm later, OK CCP?  How would that be?

Garth out!

The preceding has been an important message from Jester's evil twin, Garth.  The management apologizes to any and all whom Garth may have offended.  Jester really thinks the last two CCP devblogs have been very positive changes in the development of EVE Online.  He really does.


  1. Yeah, I'm hoping this devblog about fonts wasn't the one CCP really meant for us that you mentioned in your Triumph of Will post..

  2. @Orakkus
    It would be funny if it was in a kinda messed up and bitter way and I am not even a vet yet,lol.

  3. Jester, I was kinda curious how you feel about the vanity store. Do you think players will eventually be able to create these items and they will buy blue prints? I mean what is going on. Back in 2008 at the very end of the WiS presentation (with Torifan) he said that all the clothing would be player made. Thoughts?

    (reminded by this blog)

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  5. I will be extremely, extremely disappointed if at some point players aren't allowed to somehow create designs for their own items, whether with dyes in the GA style or direct contribution of items in an EVE-compatible format.

  6. Orakkus - the "big" item is a yet-to-be-released blog that may or may not have been drafted a couple of months ago by Arnar Hrafn.

    And of course there's Project X. Project X in "Atlas Shrugged" was a stationary sonic weapon that would disintegrate most materials within a few dozen km. Who knows what it is in CCP/EVE Online land.

  7. Garth appears to be mellowing in his age.

  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibb1M0Ty7es&feature=player_profilepage#t=1170s

    Maybe the 18 months was all for the font?


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