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How did you enjoy the recent live event?

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Ken 1138
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2013-03-24 05:57:45 UTC
http://i.imgur.com/cbDMbqi.jpg

This image sums up my interaction of the live event.

With that said i have to say: WHAT THE HELL CCP?!? That had to be the most poorly executed live event I have ever seen. First off the 1000 people cap in local was just plain absurd. This allowed nearly all the people who actually wanted to participate to stay stuck on gate to do **** all. Hell freighters on AP runs were still warping to the gate. Even when the cap was raised was access near impossible.

The other problem was the stream. Now i assume that the player cap was so that the stream didn't grind to a halt. I'm damn sure i'm right on this since big pre planned and non pre planned titan oops fleet fights have more than triple the numbers involved in this thing. It had the worst commentary in anything I've ever seen online or off. The guys didn't even know some of the ship types and it was filled with silent dead air moments and endless mispronunciations or even knew what was going on. The word "ehh" was spoken more than words.

The stream allowed me to see that less than 40% of local population was actually even involved in the event at any time. And of course NPC/Player interaction wasn't great seeing as people rather shoot each other.

How about spreading this over a constellation and not only one player cap limited system? Like some sort of... what's the word i could use? "incursion" into gallente space, yeah that sounds about right. The RP player in me truly regrets not being part of this, let alone not even being in the sidelines or a witness. Tibus Heth is going to war? Where do i sign up? And none of this FW bullshit i mean a real game shattering war! I know live events are a kick to the lore sac but how come they are so infrequent in any form?

Other than the location, my DUST 514 character did nothing in this little mix up. Here was a prime opportunity for full on EVE/ DUST interaction. The part that still baffles me is I keep hearing different stories on how the two were supposed to actually interact. All i had was just normal boring DUST matches.

Hell if this event was a prerequisite of the game that i'm forced to miss out on i'd ask for my money back.





Grayson Cole
Doomheim
#2 - 2013-03-24 06:06:36 UTC
Live event sucked thread #27.

Because 26 just wasn't enough.

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Falin Whalen
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2013-03-24 06:30:39 UTC
I can hear the capsuleers honking their horns in frustration in that pic. Kind of like THIS.

"it's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves." The Trial - Franz Kafka 

Pr1ncess Alia
Doomheim
#4 - 2013-03-24 06:40:00 UTC
Because we should only have live events when CCP figures out how to pile the entire active playerbase into one solar system Roll

That's as silly as the goons crying that live events suck if they can't ruin them.
Nyla Skin
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2013-03-24 07:42:06 UTC
Pr1ncess Alia wrote:
Because we should only have live events when CCP figures out how to pile the entire active playerbase into one solar system Roll


Maybe live events shouldn't be restricted to one solar system then.

In after the lock :P   - CCP Falcon www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies

FluffyDice
Kronos Research
#6 - 2013-03-24 08:18:02 UTC
Anyone who didn't expect there to be traffic on the way to a heavily advertised high sec event is stupid. Showing up early isn't hard.
Cyprus Black
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2013-03-24 08:51:36 UTC
There was a live event?

Summary of EvEs last four expansions: http://imgur.com/ZL5SM33

Prince Kobol
#8 - 2013-03-24 09:12:49 UTC
Loved it.

Yeah sure some thing might of been done better, I would of loved some kind of Promo Video but on the whole was really good fun.

My personal highlight was when concord came back online and local raged with tears and everybody became suspect.

Cant wait for more Big smile

Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#9 - 2013-03-24 09:18:31 UTC
During the event I was logged off and watching comedy specials on NetFlix with friends, so I probably had more fun than at least half the people who were in there and definitely had more fun than all the people who spent hours locked out at the gates.

Sorry, but a thousand people in one spot doing anything just isn't fun.

http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Prince Kobol
#10 - 2013-03-24 09:26:40 UTC
Katran Luftschreck wrote:
During the event I was logged off and watching comedy specials on NetFlix with friends, so I probably had more fun than at least half the people who were in there and definitely had more fun than all the people who spent hours locked out at the gates.

Sorry, but a thousand people in one spot doing anything just isn't fun.



Funny that because where I was there was a lot more then going on then nothing :)

At one point my screen was just full of ships exploding.. was actually quite pretty, like a firework show :)
Dave Stark
#11 - 2013-03-24 09:28:07 UTC
"i decided to get there last min and wonder why all the tickets were sold out"

k.
Pr1ncess Alia
Doomheim
#12 - 2013-03-24 09:36:31 UTC
Katran Luftschreck wrote:
During the event I was logged off and watching comedy specials on NetFlix with friends, so I probably had more fun than at least half the people who were in there and definitely had more fun than all the people who spent hours locked out at the gates.

Sorry, but a thousand people in one spot doing anything just isn't fun.


I love your sig "LIVE EVENTS ARE NEITHER"

And by love I mean laugh at. You should cry more.

I'm sure it's such a terrible Eve development that people aren't allowed to ruin every live event for some meta nerd circle yank on their "online community" website that is so edgy and cool and hip.
Katran Luftschreck
Royal Ammatar Engineering Corps
#13 - 2013-03-24 10:12:02 UTC
Pr1ncess Alia wrote:
Pay attention to me! Please please please!


Great, I've got a trolling stalker now. Roll

http://youtu.be/t0q2F8NsYQ0

Winters Chill
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2013-03-24 10:18:05 UTC
It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed the recent event. Big smile

Nice to see stuff actually happening in the universe, you know, outside downtime.

Of course I'm referencing all the events that occured during downtime in the last few years.
Beekeeper Bob
Beekeepers Anonymous
#15 - 2013-03-24 10:30:47 UTC
Pr1ncess Alia wrote:
Because we should only have live events when CCP figures out how to pile the entire active playerbase into one solar system Roll

That's as silly as the goons crying that live events suck if they can't ruin them.


A few thousand players is not the "Entire active player base".
And perhaps they should have planned a little better for the turnout they had, rather than set an absurdly low cap of 1k, and then slowly let it go up, but never anywhere near the numbers that wanted to get in.

I certainly got a reminder of why I log in so rarely. Lol

Signature removed - CCP Eterne

Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#16 - 2013-03-24 11:16:30 UTC
Piling everything into a single grid and dropping a universal suspect flag on it made the event a unholy mess that drowned any bits of storyline or player influence that there may have possibly been.

It could have used a bit more coordination in the story events, more possibilities of influence, like a Caldari fleet forming up to nuke a cyno jammer so they can jump in a bit more support until another jammer goes online. More layers of involvement, instead of a pile. I know herding cats is near impossible, but placing strategically piles of catnip and valerian around for them to run to and go wild could go a long way.

I do not know how many resources CCP made available to the event team. So let's just call it a learning experience and a query for more resources so the next big event looks much better on the big screen of a convention.
Pr1ncess Alia
Doomheim
#17 - 2013-03-24 11:34:08 UTC
Abrazzar wrote:
Piling everything into a single grid and dropping a universal suspect flag on it made the event a unholy mess that drowned any bits of storyline or player influence that there may have possibly been.

It could have used a bit more coordination in the story events, more possibilities of influence, like a Caldari fleet forming up to nuke a cyno jammer so they can jump in a bit more support until another jammer goes online. More layers of involvement, instead of a pile. I know herding cats is near impossible, but placing strategically piles of catnip and valerian around for them to run to and go wild could go a long way.

I do not know how many resources CCP made available to the event team. So let's just call it a learning experience and a query for more resources so the next big event looks much better on the big screen of a convention.


I think Nyla nailed it, as many others have. Moar systems.

The best way to do these events is probably to have multiple simultaneously across the eve universe. Whether this is a bread crumb trail or herding cats or just many large events... split up interest and you'll split up node load.

Caldari/Gallente call on their Amarr/Minmatar allies to reciprocate their planned action with one of their own. Meanwhile pirate factions a, b and c are leaked word and take advantage by timing blah blah blah you get the idea.

I'm just glad we still have an events team despite the best efforts of others. They seem genuinely interested in improving these and I'm sure they will learn with every one.

Katran Luftschreck wrote:
Pr1ncess Alia wrote:
Pay attention to me! Please please please!


Great, I've got a trolling stalker now. Roll

More like you troll so much you were bound to run into the same person twice. amirite m8m8m8?
Kaivar Lancer
Doomheim
#18 - 2013-03-24 14:36:52 UTC
I kinda knew this would happen, and steared clear of Lum.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#19 - 2013-03-24 14:42:01 UTC
I was laughing uproariously at the amount of crying on the forums from people who couldn't get in.
Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#20 - 2013-03-24 14:47:07 UTC
Tippia wrote:
I was laughing uproariously at the amount of crying on the forums from people who couldn't get in.

Next you know they sell the data gleaned from such events to institutes for mass psychology and crowd control procedures. EVE will become more of a Petri dish than a MMO.
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