Big interview on RPS with Eve Online’s senior technical producer, Torfi Frans Olafsson, about the upcoming avatar update to the space MMO.
"There’s some stuff we have already developed for in stations, such as changing how your character appears," said Olafsson. "You can eat and drink and get fat, and then you can go to Gallente plastic surgeon and have your appearance changed, or an Amarr cleansing room and lose weight. I like this because it’s kind of a pure role-playing aspect. It means you’re no longer stuck with simply a player portrait."
The update will be a huge change for EVE, in which your character at the moment is essentially your ship. The player's avatar is nothing more than a small portrait and a list of skills to upgrade. The "walking on stations" project will allow characters to exist in a more traditional MMO sense.
Tons more through the link.