Episode 37, With EVE now five years (and 2 weeks) old we decided to
put out a special show to celebrate the event and too look back to the
dark days in 2003 when the game first launched.
EVE Files Mirror praise be to Chribba!
First up we have an interview with Valerie "Pann" Massey. (she's the one on the right). Blinky should really turn his phone off in interviews though.
Check this out Goonies! Pann really liked the Little Bee's movie
Back in the early days of the game, the game was published by Simon & Schuster Interactive who had some weird ideas about marketing the game
They though making the box look like this was a good idea. They then filled it with garishly colored crap like the manual and finally put out some horrible movies like this one.
We also got Pann to admit that SSI did force the game to release too early!
Even though SSI has now shut down, we manage to snag Mike "Campion"
Wallace to hear his side of things. He was the man who brought EVE to
SSI and he also was EVE's first producer. He is now the boss of Colony Studio.
After SSI shut down, CCP bought back the rights to publish the game
and put it up online to download for free. This was a radical move in
We then move onto talking to some of the important players in the early days of the game. First up we talked to Trey Ratcliff from John Galt Games. Oldskool players may remember him as Ragnar, the first boss of Taggart Transdimensional Inc.
Just to remind you that Trey is the man in over-all charge of the Web Wars EVE Project.
Sadly we can't get him to talk about Ragnar's Magic Hat, but its OK, Urban remembers!
No look back to 2003 would be the same without a bunch of evil Bastads called m0o, in this history of MMO's nobody has managed to rule an entire game quite like those guys.
we then welcome two of the m0o veterans Stavros for about the 9 millionth time on the show and Vegeta.
Incidentally, the background music we have used for the interview segments is "the shadow of the sun" by Alienhand. Thanks very much for letting us use the tune sir!
Anyway we hope you've enjoyed this mammoth look back at the early
days of EVE, we will (with luck) be doing some more shows based on the
events of other years. No promises and no time frames, but we would
really like to do this.
Lead out tune, "Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Show.
Beyond that, just the usual random sidetrackage, gibbering and tinfoil hattery.
P.S. Congratz to Lavista Vista and all the other successful candiates.