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[Focus Group] Capital Ships Signup

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Ivory Kantenu
Apotheosis.
#81 - 2015-11-04 01:30:45 UTC
Hello CCP,

I'm Ivory, and I'm currently in charge of Spacemonkey's Alliances Capital Group. I've been playing the game since 2009, and always made Capitals my end goal in EVE. As it currently stands, I own 1 of every type of Combat Capital ship type in EVE, and am always looking to help my Alliance mates get into the ships that I love to fly every chance I get.

As it stands, most of the new changes are outright exciting. The thought of being able to bring out an actual capital fleet, with actual composition is something I've always dreamed of being able to do, instead of todays slowcat balls of death, and I would love any chance to give some input into such changes before they come live.

Being a Capital FC is one of the most fun and challenging things I've ever done in EVE, and every chance I get to bring the hammer is nothing shy of a day-making event. I've had my loses, bloody noses, victories, and stalemates. I've had my hands on the keys from fleets as small as the low teens to as big as the hundreds. I'm no stranger to doctrines and theorycrafting.

All in all, I like to advocate fun. And nothing in this game is more fun to me than Capital Warfare. I will be pretty blunt about any asked for feedback (usually how I am, feel free to ask anyone in SMA), but my words often mean well. I hope you give me the chance to be a part of something huge and life changing in the end game of EVE.

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bigbillthaboss3
Amok.
Goonswarm Federation
#82 - 2015-11-04 01:32:07 UTC
Capital user, would like to take part. Have experience with using carriers and fighting multitudes of stealth bomber fleets with said carriers. I promise I won't **** post.
HarlyQ
harlyq syrokos investment station
Goonswarm Federation
#83 - 2015-11-04 01:33:30 UTC
I am tossing my hat into the ring to help make the rorqual useful again.
Zungen
Thunderwaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#84 - 2015-11-04 01:34:27 UTC
I'll like to be apart of this group, sounds neat :P

As a owner of 15 carrier alts, 2 erebus and 2 aeons, I have experience from losing solo nyxs to losing an erebus in B-R, hero capital fc of JU- ess battle :P

I love dropping titans and capitals on everything that moves, so don't ruin my game play by nerfing reps :P
Zack1023
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#85 - 2015-11-04 01:39:20 UTC
o/ CCP

Ive been a capital pilot for many years now and thoroughly enjoy flying and FCing capitals in my alliance and with allies. I am a hardcore carrier pilot but since the new possible dread changes were announced i am open to training to that now and want to help develop further the new growth around capital and super-capitals.

Ignore everyone else, upvote me!!!!
Kyle Aparthos
Apotheosis.
#86 - 2015-11-04 03:37:53 UTC
Ivory Kantenu wrote:
Hello CCP,

I'm Ivory, and I'm currently in charge of Spacemonkey's Alliances Capital Group. I've been playing the game since 2009, and always made Capitals my end goal in EVE. As it currently stands, I own 1 of every type of Combat Capital ship type in EVE, and am always looking to help my Alliance mates get into the ships that I love to fly every chance I get.

As it stands, most of the new changes are outright exciting. The thought of being able to bring out an actual capital fleet, with actual composition is something I've always dreamed of being able to do, instead of todays slowcat balls of death, and I would love any chance to give some input into such changes before they come live.

Being a Capital FC is one of the most fun and challenging things I've ever done in EVE, and every chance I get to bring the hammer is nothing shy of a day-making event. I've had my loses, bloody noses, victories, and stalemates. I've had my hands on the keys from fleets as small as the low teens to as big as the hundreds. I'm no stranger to doctrines and theorycrafting.

All in all, I like to advocate fun. And nothing in this game is more fun to me than Capital Warfare. I will be pretty blunt about any asked for feedback (usually how I am, feel free to ask anyone in SMA), but my words often mean well. I hope you give me the chance to be a part of something huge and life changing in the end game of EVE.


While normally I would advocate to join such a group myself, I am forced to admit that my specialty lies in Sov analysis and game mechanics, and I have a more limited understanding of capitals.

As a result, I will instead strongly advocate for Ivory to have a voice in this focus group. I have worked with him on many occasions as we discuss EVE mechanics as a whole and trade information. He has been one of my best sources of first-hand information on large and small-scale capital gameplay that I would otherwise have a much weaker understanding of. His rationalistic point of view and immense experience with caps would serve any focus group well.

Opinionated analyst, CSM XI candidate

Get in touch with me via tweetfleet slack (Kyle Aparthos), reddit (u/KyleAparthos), in-game, or via email ([email protected]) for all of your Analysis needs :)

davet517
Raata Invicti
#87 - 2015-11-04 03:45:21 UTC
Happy to participate, if you are still looking for people, though you have a lot of able applicants already from my alliance.

I've played since the beginning, flown just about everything, in every kind of alliance. I've posted quite a few things in the ideas forum that somehow made it into the game over the years, though that may be a coincidence. I'm an old dude, and I'd like to think fairly calm and reasoned when it comes to bouncing ideas around.
Sarah Nahrnid
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#88 - 2015-11-04 05:55:00 UTC
I too would like to put my name in the hat for this, as someone who has flown capitals in the form of Carriers (slowcats), Dreads (blap) and my Aeon (pre and post Skynet nerf) in a multitude of combat scenarios.

Sgt Ocker
What Corp is it
#89 - 2015-11-04 07:29:36 UTC
If you have room for someone who flies caps but is not part of a blob group, I'd be happy to contribute my thoughts.

My opinions are mine.

  If you don't like them or disagree with me that's OK.- - - - - - Just don't bother Hating - I don't care

It really is getting harder and harder to justify $23 a month for each sub.

Lord Vyper
Eternity INC.
Goonswarm Federation
#90 - 2015-11-04 10:23:55 UTC
Sign me up please. I've been itching to make capitals live up to the awesome that their names inspire.

I love the campfire glow around a capital ship wreck
Ev4
Reboot Required
#91 - 2015-11-04 12:49:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Ev4
I'd like to sign up for this.

I've been using carriers and dreadnoughts for a few years now. I've become very experienced in w-space triage and also use carriers and dreadnoughts in lowsec and for nullsec ganks on occasion. I like pushing carriers to their limit both in fitting and use in combat (combat refitting and reshipping, mass considerations, ...).

Because triage carriers are my favorite thing to fly in EVE I'd like to see capital logistics stay interesting and the issues specific to w-space and smaller scale (compared to kspace) engagements - particularly with the limited number of capitals that can usually be brought to w-space fights - taken into account for the upcoming changes while also not making them overpowered for k-space use.
Danny John-Peter
The Congregation
420 MLG TWINTURBO 3000 EMPIRE ALLIANCE RELOADED
#92 - 2015-11-04 14:53:50 UTC
I'd like to register my interest for this.

As a former member of Snuffbox (until very recently) I have had a good amount of experience with Capitals in a PVP context.

I have made extensive use of both Carriers and Dreadnaughts in PVP and WH PVE environments, normally in medium scale (<500 Normally) engagements.

I also have some experience with Super Carriers having owned both a Hel and Nyx in the past.

Triage and Blap Dreads are my two favourite fleet roles and I have plenty of killmails, lossmails and stories to show for that on my various characters. I also have decent IRL experience working and providing feedback in focus groups and similar in a working environment.

**** I just feel like I wrote a spaceship CV.
Darren Fox
V0LTA
WE FORM V0LTA
#93 - 2015-11-04 18:18:57 UTC
I'd like to be part of this group.

My main experience with capitals is solo and in small/medium groups, often supported by subcaps. Most of the fights I have flown capitals in have occured in wormhole space. The fights have been similar to what I think the situation in a post-citadel world will be; applied dps, local tank, buffer and triage will determine which caps die, but without subcap support a group of capitals may well be sitting ducks.

I use Slack on and off work, so my availability is good.
Moac Tor
Cyber Core
Immediate Destruction
#94 - 2015-11-04 19:28:54 UTC
What about the T3 destroyer focus group? That seems to have just fizzled out.
OriginalName IV
Dropbears Anonymous
Brave Collective
#95 - 2015-11-04 22:21:33 UTC
Hello,

My Name is OriginalName IV, I have been an active capital pilot and Cap FC within my corp Dropbears Anonymous on and off for about a year and a half now. I have experience in both flying and fitting both Carriers and Dreadnaughts within a PvP and PvE setting within Wormhole space as well as K-Space.

I would very much like to be apart of this focus group as a chance to learn and discuss about many of the proposed changes that would effect the gameplay style of me and my corp.

Thank you for your consideration.
Calexis Atredies
Questionable Ethics.
Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
#96 - 2015-11-04 22:40:19 UTC
Hi,

I would like to volunteer for the Capital focus group.


  • Capital piloting experience since 2008, dread, carrier, super carrier.
  • Experience with usage of capitals in both PVP and PVE environment against structures, capitals and sub capitals.
  • Professional games industry QA background.
  • Experience with software internal & external focus group testing.
TinkerHell
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#97 - 2015-11-05 01:00:53 UTC  |  Edited by: TinkerHell
Hello, i would like to join this focus group.

I am a capital based pvper. Used capitals since 2007.
- CEO of a capital based corp and alliance. Nocturnal Romance/Cynosural Field Theory. This is basically the reason we exist.
- Flown every capital in Eve. Own many supers and titans.
- Small and medium scale capital pvp.
- Used capital ships in Pvp and pve.
- Capital FC
Bla5to Frigate
256th Shadow Wing
Phantom-Recon
#98 - 2015-11-05 01:24:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Bla5to Frigate
Good luck guys! Please help out the Rorqual, as I intend to get in sit in one!
Kenneth Feld
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
#99 - 2015-11-05 01:43:20 UTC
One more applying from PL, I think half the alliance applied, we all have extensive use of our caps, Supercaps and Titans

I currently have several titans and recent kills on all of them, several SC and recent kills on them, plus a plethora of cap pilots

I have had the pleasure of 8 boxing post phoebe move ops

I also maintain one of the largest cap and Supercap building wings in all of PL, this includes cradle to grave production (Except mining) and the logistics of 8 JF pilots just to move stuff around

Thanks for your consideration
Rockstara
Reaction Scientific
#100 - 2015-11-05 03:41:30 UTC
Hello Selector(s),

I am at your service to provide feedback on the new capital game design, I can comment on how players will view or make use of features or how fun I think they will be. It's clear from this thread that you have many qualified players to select from and I'm sure the design will be improved by good feedback from whomever you do select. I'm looking forward to playing with the final design.

I have extensive experience with capitals in their current iteration. I have made use of capitals as an FC of small and medium scale gangs for both combat and structure warfare. I've flown in large super capital and slowcat gangs as a pilot. I've died in my slowcat, repeatedly. I've tanked the brave hordes in a triage archon. My triage chimera has yet to see intense combat ... I guess I still have a few months.

I was at Eve Vegas and enjoyed the presentations. I appreciated the opportunity to ask questions - I put forward two. The first on capital SMA sizes and the second on tactical positioning in the new larger grids.


Some of my more memorable moments as an FC:

  • In 2008 having a carrier supported gang let me cloak a dictor 30 km from them and continue doing their thing for the 15 minutes it took to move a gang into position
  • In 2013 Coming within an inch of saving a poco sieging dread (not the best idea) from wormhole ahacs using suicide ecm (it died though)
  • In 2013 joining an operation to surprise drop a PL tower grind - we killed a nag before the unlimited archon reinforcements arrived.
  • In 2015 (now with PL) finding the edge of glory when my three dreads killed a small tower before being overrun by 90 ishtars (2 dreads escaped after 15 tense minutes of cycling safes)



Reflecting on these moments it is interesting that half of them I "lost." The isk loss certainly stung - yet these brief moments of sheer terror ended up being some of the most fun play sessions I've had. Having real options and real risk - knowing that the end result could go either way - is fun!

thank you for the consideration.