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Yule Lads did good!

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Amhra Rho
Accujac Elimination
#1 - 2013-12-24 10:55:24 UTC
Three thumbs up out of two - Yule Lads are a happening thang. Play-acting CCP minions re-invented as goofy hapless scafes really worked for me. Beyond hilarious! I found myself looking forward to revealing what nightly trinkets were to be had at zero hour - that added to the seasonal entertainment value for the entire week and a half. The trinkets were great - varied, creative, interesting, and something for everybody. Who wasn't wondering what the denouement would bring, and what's there about the Leopard not to like? The movie was play-it-more-than-once genuinely clever, fun, and even memorable.

The whole schtick got me interested enough to find out that the whole Yule Lads thing is very much an actual, very real Icelandic holiday ritual. Fantasy firmly rooted in actual age-old tradition - a decided plus which added even more to the enjoyment factor.

Bravo. Well done. Do it again in 2014.

There's real reasons why your Eve character doesn't do /dance.

ISquishWorms
#2 - 2013-12-24 11:13:47 UTC
Amhra Rho wrote:
Three thumbs up out of two - Yule Lads are a happening thang. Play-acting CCP minions re-invented as goofy hapless scafes really worked for me. Beyond hilarious! I found myself looking forward to revealing what nightly trinkets were to be had at zero hour - that added to the seasonal entertainment value for the entire week and a half. The trinkets were great - varied, creative, interesting, and something for everybody. Who wasn't wondering what the denouement would bring, and what's there about the Leopard not to like? The movie was play-it-more-than-once genuinely clever, fun, and even memorable.

The whole schtick got me interested enough to find out that the whole Yule Lads thing is very much an actual, very real Icelandic holiday ritual. Fantasy firmly rooted in actual age-old tradition - a decided plus which added even more to the enjoyment factor.

Bravo. Well done. Do it again in 2014.



^ This.

Oh and I really enjoyed the advent calander. Thanks CCP.

‘No, this isn't it at all. Make it more... psssshhhh’.

Amhra Rho
Accujac Elimination
#3 - 2013-12-24 11:17:54 UTC
Pardon me, but is that a stick up . . . nevermind. We all know you couldn't have hated this holiday celebration more, but fear not - April Fools will be here soon enough.

There's real reasons why your Eve character doesn't do /dance.

TedStriker
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-12-24 11:59:22 UTC  |  Edited by: TedStriker
i kinda feel left out though. if you only login and play without checking a website or youtube you never new anything was happening.

no presents either i guess, oh no thats wrong, i redeemed 2 certificates (if they are related at all to this).

p.s. i like the idea behind the lads, but the implementation was...well. i found out you can still get the presents, but its not the same, the presents are not that important, its the process of beeing involved, and thats missing if you are not "in the know".
Wander Prian
Nosferatu Security Foundation
#5 - 2013-12-24 12:39:47 UTC
Not being "in the know" is your own fault, not CCP's. There's plenty of outlets where you could have found out about this, including a youtube-video

Wormholer for life.

marVLs
#6 - 2013-12-24 14:11:52 UTC
It was awesome, thanks CCP
Jarod Garamonde
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-12-24 14:13:19 UTC
Amhra Rho wrote:
Three thumbs up out of two - Yule Lads are a happening thang. Play-acting CCP minions re-invented as goofy hapless scafes really worked for me. Beyond hilarious! I found myself looking forward to revealing what nightly trinkets were to be had at zero hour - that added to the seasonal entertainment value for the entire week and a half. The trinkets were great - varied, creative, interesting, and something for everybody. Who wasn't wondering what the denouement would bring, and what's there about the Leopard not to like? The movie was play-it-more-than-once genuinely clever, fun, and even memorable.

The whole schtick got me interested enough to find out that the whole Yule Lads thing is very much an actual, very real Icelandic holiday ritual. Fantasy firmly rooted in actual age-old tradition - a decided plus which added even more to the enjoyment factor.

Bravo. Well done. Do it again in 2014.


Giving everyone a shuttle that warps at 20 au/second was a bold move.
It was especially interesting to watch the contract prices increase, rather than fall. I honestly wonder how many will be left at the end of the month.

That moment when you realize the crazy lady with all the cats was right...

    [#savethelance]
Amhra Rho
Accujac Elimination
#8 - 2013-12-24 14:17:48 UTC
Jarod Garamonde wrote:
Giving everyone a shuttle that warps at 20 au/second was a bold move.
It was especially interesting to watch the contract prices increase, rather than fall. I honestly wonder how many will be left at the end of the month.

I like them well enough that I'm going to play the market and reserve a few. Not for resale - I want to have a few in my stables. It's a very nice item.

There's real reasons why your Eve character doesn't do /dance.

Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#9 - 2013-12-24 14:30:49 UTC
pretty cool CCP.

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.

CCP Falcon
#10 - 2013-12-24 14:32:51 UTC
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile

CCP Falcon || EVE Universe Community Manager || @CCP_Falcon

Happy Birthday To FAWLTY7! <3

baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#11 - 2013-12-24 14:40:42 UTC
Well you could have given me a BPO for a jump capable Megathron, that would have been nice.

Aside from that, mayby more pictures of the Lads licking other CCP employees pots and porridge bowlsTwisted
Larg Kellein
Bacon Appreciation Society
#12 - 2013-12-24 14:48:25 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile



Well, one minor suggestion would be to have the news item be permanently on the launcher, rather than cycle with stuff like the sale on the collector's edition (rage about having gotten it at full price aside, it's not doing much to catch the eye of those who only have the launcher up long enough to enter their password).
Bel Tika
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2013-12-24 14:55:00 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile




you didnt need to do anything m8, so on that note everything you did do was above an beyond the call of duty
Vincent Athena
Photosynth
#14 - 2013-12-24 15:02:02 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile


Eliminate the need to go to the account management page. For example, on Dec 25th, have any unclaimed gifts just show up.

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Amhra Rho
Accujac Elimination
#15 - 2013-12-24 15:05:16 UTC
Although fashion items certainly looked "holiday" enough, perhaps specialty "holiday only" fashion items instead of ones that already exist. I learned things from the synth booster - didn't know that it was permissible in hisec. Now I'm researching boosters and taking them more seriously.

Holiday gift-giving is tailor made for collectibles, so fedo was a hit, not to mention the Leopard. Some people apparently missed the entire event, and I just learned that it was rolled out last year as well. I wasn't aware that it was, but some of that may have been "on me" - I was overseas a lot last year. Still, it pays to advertise.

There's real reasons why your Eve character doesn't do /dance.

Notorious Fellon
#16 - 2013-12-24 15:05:58 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile




Lots of effort went into this (that part is obvious). It is just a shame that such a sexy model is wasted on a shuttle. I would love to mount some lasers on it and fly it into null looking for a place to set up my "Deathstar POS"

Crime, it is not a "career", it is a lifestyle.

xKOMODOx
#17 - 2013-12-24 15:21:42 UTC
I truly enjoyed all the gifts, Devs yule photos were awesome and the thought behind it priceless... well executed and Happy Holidays to all. CCP rocks!
Ambassador Crane
Hellhound Productions
#18 - 2013-12-24 15:26:51 UTC
Was an awesome way of celebrating the season. I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. If I had to pick anything that could have been done better would be some way (and I'll be honest in saying I don't have any ideas) of making it less a chore to get to the point of being able to claim the gift.

Felt a little like getting that really big gift under the tree and then finding out your pop quadruple wrapped the box with duct tape every other layer, that contained another wrapped box, that contained yet another wrapped box, etc etc, just for his own amusement. (Made worse by becoming like a regular, yearly tradition growing up... X )
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#19 - 2013-12-24 15:27:13 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
Well you could have given me a BPO for a jump capable Megathron, that would have been nice.

Aside from that, mayby more pictures of the Lads licking other CCP employees pots and porridge bowlsTwisted



I wonder how long a Megathron Baltec Issue would last in a fleet?

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

Sir Jack Falstaff
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2013-12-24 15:48:22 UTC
xKOMODOx wrote:
I truly enjoyed all the gifts, Devs yule photos were awesome and the thought behind it priceless... well executed and Happy Holidays to all. CCP rocks!

Cosign, +1, endorse wholeheartedly, etc.

Someone mentioned that redeeming presents is a bit of a hassle, but I think that's necessary: you don't want to end up with your presents appearing in station the next time you log in in a jump clone or alt in some godforsaken corner of the universe. It's better you can control where the stuff is showing up and which of your characters are getting them.

CCP: Great job all around and a lot of fun! Gleðileg jól!

Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.

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