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So? Ask anybody, other than yourself of course, is the X3 (or X series in general) a 4X game and I'll bet that easily over 95% says it is not. By your logic Freelancer, EVE online, Elites and Space Rangers could all be considered 4Xs, which they clearly are not.
Anyway, I'll read only one more of your posts, and if that doesn't make any damn sense I'll just green-button you moi friend.
EvE Online IS a 4X ! A real time 4X, at that.
It's just that most of the people are grunts instead of leaders.
eXploration ? Wormholes, resources that change times to times on planets, need for recon...
eXpand ? Boy, aren't alliances/corporations spanning over dozens/hundreds systems enough for this ? (and fighting for it)
eXploit ? Well... Moons, planets, asteroid belts, Sleepers, missions, other people... Guess there is stuff to exploit, hehe. And since I can still get any ship or module I want, seems like they're exploited alright.
eXterminate ? Well, hundreds ships are destroyed on a daily basis and there are constantly inter-alliances wars, to the point some disappear and lose their territory...
So, yeah, EvE Online is a 4X.
< Message edited by Tree Dog -- 5/4/2011 1:21:30 AM >