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Dev Blog: Executive Producer for the second decade of EVE Online

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Indahmawar Fazmarai
#21 - 2013-04-13 15:13:47 UTC
CCP Navigator wrote:
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
First to actually read it.

And I'm worried.

PS: after seeing that they're actually making a public job offer for that post, I'm not worried. I'm in panic. Ugh


I am sorry to hear that you are worried but I think you may be worrying unnecessarily.

Please feel free to tune in to our next CCP Videocast on Tuesday, April 16 which will feature CCP Unifex, CCP Seagull, CCP Ripley and CCP t0rfifrans who will be on hand to answer questions and, hopefully, put your mind at ease Smile


Well, I am a passionate guy by nature, and I have a nasty habit of being right when I fear that a story being told before my eyes it's gonna end bad.

Changing the EP is yet another delay in a development schedule that already was delayed. You needed someone to rethink nullsec sov last year, not next year. And "next year" suddenly has become an optimistic time schedule for the new EP to get up to speed and lead the work in remaking the only endgame you got. Question
SkyMeetFire
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#22 - 2013-04-13 15:19:56 UTC
CCP Unifex wrote:
Terrorfrodo wrote:
Thank you Mr. Lander for a job well done.

Executive producer -> mobile strategy something does not exactly sound like a promotion. That he remains with CCP however suggests that he hasn't fallen out with the CEO or is disgruntled with CCP. Pretty confusing.



And thank you!

Who cares about promotions, it's all about doing amazing things with great people and pushing the boundaries. Big smile We will still do that with EVE, we are doing it with DUST 514 and all of our projects will break new ground.




Be honest - after 10 years of having to deal with a rediculously complex game with thousands of ranting lunitics on the forums, you want to do something a little more relaxed for a while. Big smile

And you deserve it. Thanks for doing a great job for us over the years. The new EP has some serious shoes to fill.
Stegas Tyrano
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#23 - 2013-04-13 15:34:25 UTC
Looking forward to CCP Unifex' work on this 'emerging mobile strategy'.

Herping your derp since 19Potato - [url=https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=2403364][Proposal] - Ingame Visual Adverts[/url]

CCP Unifex
C C P
C C P Alliance
#24 - 2013-04-13 15:34:45 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Unifex
SkyMeetFire wrote:


Be honest - after 10 years of having to deal with a rediculously complex game with thousands of ranting lunitics on the forums, you want to do something a little more relaxed for a while. Big smile

And you deserve it. Thanks for doing a great job for us over the years. The new EP has some serious shoes to fill.


Credit where credit is due, a lot of people have worked really hard on EVE for much longer than me. That Hilmar guy for one Big smile It has been a huge privilege for me to do the EP role and I am glad I have been able to help move EVE forwards in good ways for all of us (remember, I love playing this game too Big smile)

And I don't think there is any chance my future will be more relaxed. Lots to do and deliver on and all of it by yesterday Blink Still, laser focus for me on EVE until the second decade even though the development team doesn't really need much from me anymore. Those guys know what they are doing and what EVE needs to continue to be the most amazing world for us all to live in.

Executive Producer

Shellac Brookdale
Cutting Edge Incorporated
RAZOR Alliance
#25 - 2013-04-13 15:41:33 UTC
I'm looking forward for mobile content. Theres no reason you shouldn't be able to do corp management on your tablet or deal with production jobs on your smartphone while at your way to work. At least thats features I have in mind when talking about mobile. I'm also curious to see what part the EVE API and 3rd party developers will have here or if mobile means just proprietary clients exclusively controlled by CCP.

Heres an interesting read on how Camelot Unchained, a MMO recently starting its funding phase on kickstarter, is planing to create ways for 3rd party developers to create UI components using web technologies. As a small company they don't have the resources to put very much effort into the UI so they plan to create tools so players can create their own interface fitting their needs. This is something I'd like to see for EVE as well, be it ingame or for mobile platforms. Hope you guys can push some new radical ideas and make new interesting things happen!
Mike deVoid
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#26 - 2013-04-13 15:52:45 UTC
So Unifex, when can we expect a devblog coming with CCP's Eve and Dust mobile strategies?
Gilbaron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#27 - 2013-04-13 16:01:18 UTC
Two step wrote:
Gilbaron wrote:
Farmville, PI edition

what could possibly go wrong ?


Are you implying that there could be a worse "game" than what PI already is?


Gift requests on Facebook ;)
MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#28 - 2013-04-13 16:02:43 UTC
CCP Unifex wrote:
Terrorfrodo wrote:
Thank you Mr. Lander for a job well done.

Executive producer -> mobile strategy something does not exactly sound like a promotion. That he remains with CCP however suggests that he hasn't fallen out with the CEO or is disgruntled with CCP. Pretty confusing.



And thank you!

Who cares about promotions, it's all about doing amazing things with great people and pushing the boundaries. Big smile We will still do that with EVE, we are doing it with DUST 514 and all of our projects will break new ground.




so we are getting an eve-gate app with limited api access to change skills and do market stuff?


There are no stupid Questions... just stupid people... CCP Goliath wrote:

Ugh ti-di pooping makes me sad.

Lyron-Baktos
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#29 - 2013-04-13 16:03:42 UTC
smart move by Jon to gain mobile experience, def. where the future is heading. Congrats!!

Besides, if the new Executive Producer screws up, we can have fun burning him/her at the stake!!
MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#30 - 2013-04-13 16:11:03 UTC
moreover... i wonder who the community thinks would make a good EP for eve?

There are no stupid Questions... just stupid people... CCP Goliath wrote:

Ugh ti-di pooping makes me sad.

Sven Viko VIkolander
Allemannsrett
#31 - 2013-04-13 16:28:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Sven Viko VIkolander
The past year of EVE has been, I think, the best year for the game by far. But I have serious doubts about the ability of an outside candidate being able to do any good for EVE, unless that outside candidate has massive experience in the game. For one, there is a a huge learning curve in EVE not just for players but for devs, and that's why hires like CCP Fozzie have worked out so well--because he brought many years of experience in the game already. It seems like what EVE lacks is not plans or ideas or goals...What it lacks are more programming geniuses to put all those goals into reality.

Who would make a good EP for EVE? Actually, the people I voted for for CSM8.
Tanaka Aiko
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#32 - 2013-04-13 16:46:13 UTC
I'm a bit worried about this situation honestly ; I don't give much importance to a mobile section, and am surprised you're recruiting someone who was not part of the family for a position this high.

Given Unifex did a god job he deserves to go where he want to, but on the other hand I would have preferred him to stay here, given he know well how to do his job.

Well, if the new guy doesn't please us we can always blob him, fire all doomsdays on him, and hope for Unifex to take back the fleet's command :P
Olf Barrenbur
Guardians of Asceticism
#33 - 2013-04-13 16:48:21 UTC
I'm pretty sure the CCP dev team has some measure of integrity and can function without Unifex for a while. Even if this wasn't the case, he won't be far.
CCP Unifex
C C P
C C P Alliance
#34 - 2013-04-13 16:51:42 UTC
Olf Barrenbur wrote:
I'm pretty sure the CCP dev team has some measure of integrity and can function without Unifex for a while.


Very much this except that the CCP dev team has a huge amount of integrity and talent Big smile

Executive Producer

Ifly Uwalk
Perkone
Caldari State
#35 - 2013-04-13 17:01:33 UTC
CCP Unifex wrote:
I'm not worried.

What worries me is that you're leaving shoes the size of bath tubs to fill. Not to be misunderstood, I appreciate everything you've done for EvE. This past year-plus has been one of the best in the development of the game since I joined several years ago. You've kept me from unsubbing; thanks for that.

That said, how can anyone from the outside possibly fill those shoes? Especially if that person has either a) no MMO experience at all; or, worse, b) starts the interview with "yeah I've been playing MMOs for years; I'm a Level 9001 Paladin."

At the risk of sounding like a fanboi - when EvE was about to run aground, you navigated her about the shoals like a baws. You should stay baws.
Katrina Bekers
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#36 - 2013-04-13 17:02:53 UTC
Thanks Jon for everything you did as EP.

You fixed what was horribly broken. You and your teams built the foundation on which to create for years to come.

Still, I'm very worried about the search for a new EP: why from outside? If something good came from you - and it did! - it's also because you play and love this game.

We don't need a top manager that yesterday was the VP of WalMart.

We need a great manager who loves and "gets" this game.

You were.

Next one will be?

<< THE RABBLE BRIGADE >>

Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#37 - 2013-04-13 17:07:25 UTC
CCP Unifex pretty much saved EvE imho, so ofc I appreciate that. Doesn't look like he's going anywhere though... rather they are sending him on a new mission to broaden the platforms CCP runs on. Definately a good thing for us and the company. It's also interesting they are looking outside of CCP for a new executive producer. I've read on rate-your-employer type sites CCP can be a bit of an Icelandic boys club. If they are striking out for some new blood, it probably means they are gearing up for some bold changes and additions to the game, and that there have already been some bold changes within CCP as a RL corp. I like bold. EvE is overdue for bold. Looking forward to the next 10 years anyway...

Signatures should be used responsibly...

MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#38 - 2013-04-13 17:08:53 UTC
oh cool so chuck noris will be the new ep?

There are no stupid Questions... just stupid people... CCP Goliath wrote:

Ugh ti-di pooping makes me sad.

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#39 - 2013-04-13 17:22:39 UTC
Put your tinfoil hats on, dudes: the CSM is not listed as a part of the new EP's tasks, and CSM7 members refused to run again. Lol
Daionnis
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#40 - 2013-04-13 17:35:35 UTC
I already sent the email.

Here, for your amusement.

http://pastebin.com/fKGiTw2G