Thursday, February 15, 2018

CCP, the Time for Greatness Is Now

Last week, CCP released a dev blog about the CSM. Judging by the community reaction, it was a doozy. I'm referring more particularly to the newly released meeting minutes of the CSM Winter Summit. Here's a direct link if you don't want to give CCP's blog any traffic.

According to the general consensus, the meeting minutes painted a bleak picture of EVE and CCP. The words "dark" and "depressing" got thrown around a lot. I decided to read the minutes myself. As someone who has all but been on the CSM myself, I think I can speak with some authority on these matters.

I have to say that initially, the minutes didn't strike me as anything out of the ordinary. There was a lot of the typical fluff: CSM members agreeing that the sov system and Citadels are broken, but having absolutely no idea how to fix them. And, of course, there was the standard begging for nerfs to highsec PvP, because highsec isn't safe enough.
Sort Dragon points out that the wardec system needs to be addressed to help retain players and avoid the harassment which is occurring from war dec corps targeting rookie corps.
You know, the usual.

But then I got to the final section, the "Summit Close". And yes, things got dark in a hurry. Here's a little taste of that section:

Yukiko Kami feels that there is only one team in development which addresses features which interests them and could address the concerns brought up.

Innominate is tired of the NPE stuff, working on it is cool and all, but short session gameplay is always being worked on with the same results.

Sort Dragon expresses worries that the Strategy Team will pick the wrong route and make the whole summit worthless... CCP Guard urges patience and good faith. Sort Dragon clarifies it's just a gut feeling he has. The want is there, but the allotted time to address problems at hand feels lacking.

Innominate has a feeling that very few of the developers are working on what they want to be working on, and that he and Sort Dragon feel that the producers are unable to get the time to work on the pain points brought up in the summit.

NoobMan feels there are more and more content creators leaving with fewer of them emerging.

NoobMan points out that the remaining players are more the smug survivors who still play the game despite the brutal state and stagnant nature.

Sort Dragon comments that some devs look defeated to him.

CCP Falcon and CCP Guard both agree that if they didn't see a solid and bright future for EVE, they wouldn't be here.
In a word, yikes. If this section went on any longer, we might be reading the first Broadcast 4 Reps post to make it into the meeting minutes. And if this sounds bad, remember that this is something CCP reviewed, edited, and chose to release to the EVE-playing public.

All that having been said, keep in mind that the Winter Summit took place in January, before we announced that CODE. had inflicted a record-breaking 2 trillion isk in damage for a single month. That news might've lifted some spirits.

Even so, the general atmosphere reflected by the minutes definitely carried an "EVE is dying" vibe. We know, in fact, that EVE is dying--for more Code.

Speaking of which, let's talk about saving this game. A few months ago, I wrote in explicit detail about precisely how CCP can save itself and EVE Online. As of this writing, CCP has not yet implemented my directives. It seems like they're going to need to, though.

Sort Dragon says the devs look "defeated"? We in the New Order can recognize that look, as we've seen it on the faces of so many highsec carebears and Anti-Gankers. The solution, as ever, is the Code. The CODE always wins. Always!

If CCP simply reads my MinerBumping post and acts on the wisdom they gain from it--I'd suggest they do it immediately and surprise us with a weekend patch--then they can start winning, too. Just think of what the next CSM meeting minutes would look like!

21 comments:

  1. I want a James 315 t-shirt.

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  2. Praise James for the content creators we have with the Code and the CODE. alliance! We bring the fun and danger to High Sec! \o/

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  3. serious question - Everyone talks about content etc, why do antigankers complain so much and hate gankers so much when gankers are literally providing them with the reason they login?

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    1. It's because ag sucks so bad at anti-ganking. Can you imagine failing non-stop daily? I've been there my friend, and I can tell you, it's no picnic. The horror! THE HORROR!

      Xan

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    2. Perhaps they are only roleplaying their opposition to The Code.

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    3. Lol! Roleplaying as shitters? I don't think it's really rp if they act like that IRL.

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    4. No way that kind of roleplaying would take immense talent. I don't know anyone with those kind of mad skills. ;)

      Xan

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  4. Nerf CONCORD (or get rid of them completely) and watch the game spring back to life.

    Anybody that plays this game to 'mine' electronic asteroids NEEDS to be shot. Repeatedly.

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    1. It seems like such a simple an obvious solution, but CCP just keeps pandering to the shitters.

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    2. removing concord would make it a PvP game god heavens NO! oohw wait its a pixel space shooting game ...

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  5. Walking in ships, or stations? Landing on planets? It's sci-fi, surely they could come up with something genuinely different for a change?

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    1. Too much work, CCP a shit.

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  6. We need James on the CSM. Ideally in a lifetime position.

    He's our only hope.

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  7. A pile of self serving dog shit that has zero to do with the EVE community as a whole. I wish to see EVE improve and change but never to favour any one segment over another, try again.

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    1. Why don't you try again shitter. Seriously, try to communicate your butthurt with less tears and more refrence material. Where did the catalyst touch you?

      Guess what, ganking is not only allowed by CCP, there's also nothing you can do about it with your tears. Get a permit or get rekt fool.

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  8. We don't need CCP! We can bring greatness to Eve through the Code! Every system in High Sec is ours! Praise James! \o/

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  9. I am proud that i voted for our Saviour in 2012

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  10. "we might have been reading the first broadcast 4 reps post in the meeting minutes" I lol'd, or would have, if it weren't so sad
    -Sun-Tzu

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  11. This post clearly was not written by james315 or who every writes minerbumping normally.
    wtf is going on?

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