EVE has many great features that are easy to take for granted. Being able to view ships from an incredible range of angles and distances is one. The easy-to-access existence of Singularity is another. These and others are features that may seem relatively unimportant in the day-to-day life of a typical star-surfing buccaneer, but together they make producing a magazine like EON a lot easier that it might be if EVE was some other game. Unfortunately, one of those oh-so-useful features has recently –
and very inexplicably – disappeared.
Ironically, before the recent Incursion 1.1 release, when we had those ugly old circa 2003 character portraits, it was possible to go in-game, search for and read up on a character (another great EON-friendly feature) and save their character portrait at a decent enough size (1024×1024) to be featured in the magazine. However, now that we have the ability to create stunningly detailed and life-like new avatars, each one a potential magazine centerfold (shirt or no shirt), there’s now no way to get their likeness from the game to the page at any size larger than 512×512. Yes maths fans! That’s half the size they were before! (Edit: No, wait, half of half!)
Unless the right-click “save as” feature is re-instated quickly, character images are going to be less prominent in the magazine than they were before, which would be a little sad for EVE’s official magazine when we want to be shouting about all the beautiful people who will soon be walking about. Here’s hoping the patchnotes for 1.1.3 are already being drafted.