I’ll admit that when CPP released this video, I had no idea what to make of it. I certainly didn’t connect it with what it was actually about. Ship skins! As everyone else is by now reporting, there is a dev blog out called Ship Painting Pilot Program. I will go out on a limb and state this will be a success. It may even be a huge success. The cost (a few tens of cents to a couple dollars) seems to be just right, even for a single copy BPC necessary to put the skin on a ship.
Regardless, I feel this project must be pursued by CCP. I understand the technological hurdle they must overcome. Really I do. But I want ship skins badly, as do many, many other EVE Online players. I’m tired of being just another Orca/Proteus/Kronos in the crowd. We all desire to be seen as unique individuals and ship skins are a natural extension of that desire. Hell, just take a look at what some League of Legend players spend to change how the standard champions look. This changes their stats in no way, but it allows people to be individuals within the community. It is one thing no one has ever objected to – unless it’s too costly and I think CCP gets that now.
So good job CCP! You are right on the money with this one (hopefully literally!) I know I will be going out of my way to help you obtain the data you need to proceed further with this endeavor. I’ve got ISK to burn and over 11,000 CONCORD loyalty points to spend with more on the way shortly. Now It looks like I’m going to have to trade up my Incursion Raven for an Incursion Rohk soon, and I’m not unhappy about it at all. LOL