Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You too can be Jason Statham or David Carradine!

RJ over at EVEOGANDA has launched a new idea, a change in the concept of internetz spaceship racing as we know it.

Death Race 2010 is pretty simple from the looks of things; but it will be tough to win.  The following is a snippet of the rule set coming from Rixx.

"On Sunday, August 22nd, hundreds of Eve pilots will embark on a dangerous, crazy and highly competitive race from their low-sec launch system, through the murky gate-camped systems of zero space and emerge once more into Empire!"

Looks pretty crazy, I must say, and seemingly a very good idea.  I will be one of those crazy pilots, probably more killing minded than others there, just waiting for the right time to kill some peeps!  I expect small fast ships, bigger fast ships and slower but more powerful bruisers to show up in numbers, it will be interesting to see who even makes it to the starting lines let alone the finish!

So how does it all work?

"To enter just pay your entrance fee indicating the name of the in-game character who will be participating in the race.  The entrance fee is non-refundable and will be used solely for the Race prizes.  If you don't show up on Race day you don't play, simple as that."
"• Entrance fee is 5 million isk per racer
• Enrollment begins on August 1st, 2010
• Shuttles and Cloaky Ships are not allowed
• Ships that can fit a Cyno are also not allowed and using a Cyno is forbidden
• Aggression is permitted after the race starts
• Gangs, Teams and Corps are permitted (But each racer pays the entrance fee)
• Fleet up will occur in a low-sec system to be announced
• The Death Race is Sunday, August 22nd and will start at 18:00 Eve time

> Other details will be announced as race day approaches.  Details regarding entrance fees and enrollment will be posted shortly."
This should be a great event, I look forward to seeing the prizes and more importantly, the carnage.  There should be a Death Race 2010 dedicated Kill Board so people can watch the fights as they progress, and the losses.  I'll make sure to suggest that to Mr. Javix.

As for some clarifications, he hopes fitting swaps, changes to ships in flight will cost the people who do such dastardly things, a bunch of time, the one valuable commodity in a race such as this.  T3's are allowed so it should be interesting seeing who shows up in those gilded ships, ready to avoid the bubbles of nullsec but drawing every greater numbers of gankers and interest with every system they fly through.  Possible ship idea's are flowing now, so good luck to all!

Until then, tune those engines, pay your fee, and I'll see you on the track.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post m8! The more interest the better in my opinion. Everyone seems to have taken to the idea at least and we've already gotten some interest from EON Magazine and others.

    We've also set up an in-game channel: DEATH RACE 2010

    And final details will be posted on both Eve Forum and BattleClinic as well. And Eveoganda of course.