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Eve loses Lead Game Designer ? CCP Scarpia

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Jenshae Chiroptera
#21 - 2016-02-17 01:22:29 UTC
DaReaper wrote:
... (if say the person who bailed was the one dragging it under) and ...
Hilmar
Fozzie
Rise

.. are some interesting names that might be relevant.

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Thorian Baalnorn
Vergnugen Industries
Evictus.
#22 - 2016-02-17 05:12:35 UTC
Whats with all the doomsayers? Its not uncommon for people to move on from one business to another for a variety of reasons. Its not uncommon for people to be let go from a company for variety of reasons. While everyone seems to think this is the beginning of the end, its actually really healthy in the corporate world. In fact, its unhealthy( business wise) to keep the same people doing the same high level jobs for long periods. There are actually many companies( doubt CCP is one of them) in which middle and upper level employees spend no more than 2-4 years in the same job because its considered bad for the company and bad for the employee.

I would be worried if CCPs dev team never changed, not if they had people leaving and new people joining.

Sometimes you are the squirrel and sometimes you are the nut. Today, you are the nut and the squirrel is hungry.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#23 - 2016-02-17 05:45:18 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
I'm not saying those people were not important, or didn't work hard, or their work was bad. Let's consider, though, there is room for improvement and other people could possibly perform their jobs better? The quote assumes this is not the case.

Don't forget this is the EVE for which we have just as many gripes as praise.
I am inclined to believe that people have been leaving CCP for a few years now because they want a few jobs between them and CCP before the company implodes.

I'm more inclined to believe that while working on a virtual harsh cold universe is one thing, living in harsh cold Iceland is something else entirely. Great place to visit, but not a place I'd want to settle down and work in for long.

People just don't realize what they're getting themselves into when they accept that CCP job offer and it takes its toll on them sooner than later. They jump at the first offer in a nice warm country.

Mr Epeen Cool
Sturmwolke
#24 - 2016-02-17 07:37:15 UTC
Solfar looks more like scion to develop other IPs that is outside of the EVE universe. Makes perfect sense and since they share the same founders, a zaibatsu or conglomerate relationship between Solfar and CCP isn't totally out of the question, unless of course they left with bad blood.
Jacques d'Orleans
#25 - 2016-02-17 08:09:02 UTC
Mr Epeen wrote:
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
I'm not saying those people were not important, or didn't work hard, or their work was bad. Let's consider, though, there is room for improvement and other people could possibly perform their jobs better? The quote assumes this is not the case.

Don't forget this is the EVE for which we have just as many gripes as praise.
I am inclined to believe that people have been leaving CCP for a few years now because they want a few jobs between them and CCP before the company implodes.

I'm more inclined to believe that while working on a virtual harsh cold universe is one thing, living in harsh cold Iceland is something else entirely. Great place to visit, but not a place I'd want to settle down and work in for long.

People just don't realize what they're getting themselves into when they accept that CCP job offer and it takes its toll on them sooner than later. They jump at the first offer in a nice warm country.

Mr Epeen Cool


Then he did it wrong, because Sólfar is also located in Reykjavik, its about 1 to 1.5 klicks away from CCP Headquarters.

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#26 - 2016-02-17 08:12:43 UTC
Jacques d'Orleans wrote:

Then he did it wrong, because Sólfar is also located in Reykjavik, its about 1 to 1.5 klicks away from CCP Headquarters.
Damn it!

I was feeling pretty good about that theory.

Mr Epeen Cool
Beta Maoye
#27 - 2016-02-17 09:42:53 UTC
I think Fozzie can take up the role.
helana Tsero
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#28 - 2016-02-17 09:58:22 UTC
Beta Maoye wrote:
I think Fozzie can take up the role.


1/10

"...ppl need to get out of caves and they will see something new.... thats where eve is placed... not in cave."  | zoonr-Korsairs |

Meanwhile Citadel release issues: "tried to bug report this and the bug report is bugged as well" | Rafeau |

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#29 - 2016-02-17 11:39:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Nana Skalski
Quote:
Before founding CCP in 1997, Reynir served as the Design Director for virtual reality company OZ.COM in Reykjavik.


Wow, he just went back to the roots.

In CCP he was probably only hibernating until virtual reality will surface again, this seems is his primary interest.

Quote:
OZ changed its name from Medizza last year. The companies’ MD Gudjon Mar Gudjonsson is a well known entrepreneur in Iceland after building up an earlier company called OZ in the years between 1990 and 2003. Spin offs from employees of the earlier OZ include computer games company CCP, airlines booking company DoHop and 3D animation studio Kaoz.


Quote:
As senior development director at Riot Games, Aðalsteinn "Alli" Óttarsson serves as a compass for the development efforts of League of Legends. Alli began his career in 1999 as a web developer at OZ.com and its spin-off virtual world company, Smart VR. In 2001, he joined CCP and built the internal and external Web infrastructure to support the launch of EVE Online


They seem a very busy people.
Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#30 - 2016-02-17 11:41:15 UTC
I heard he invented Icelandic internet, but I might have heard wrong.
Jarsoom Blade
Blade's Legion
#31 - 2016-02-17 11:54:18 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
I heard he invented Icelandic internet, but I might have heard wrong.

Icelandic internet, is that a couple of degrees colder than the 'other' internet?

"Two things I've learned lately. One: don't get jammed. And two: stationary ships don't react well to 1400's" - John Rourke, Clear Skies 2

Nana Skalski
Taisaanat Kotei
#32 - 2016-02-17 11:58:11 UTC
Bunnie Hop
Bunny Knights
#33 - 2016-02-17 12:41:39 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
These guys just go from one company to the other. CCP was just a waypoint on the greater course.


Yes, is an industry of temporary jobs leading to other temporary jobs. Not something I would want, but is the nature of the beast.
Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#34 - 2016-02-17 13:13:36 UTC
Jarsoom Blade wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
I heard he invented Icelandic internet, but I might have heard wrong.

Icelandic internet, is that a couple of degrees colder than the 'other' internet?

exactly the same but it's still better somehow.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#35 - 2016-02-17 13:39:27 UTC
Rain6637 wrote:
Jarsoom Blade wrote:
Rain6637 wrote:
I heard he invented Icelandic internet, but I might have heard wrong.

Icelandic internet, is that a couple of degrees colder than the 'other' internet?

exactly the same but it's still better somehow.


Its all the volcanicity if volvic is to be believed.
Rain6637
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#36 - 2016-02-17 14:10:14 UTC
Yourmoney Mywallet
Doomheim
#37 - 2016-02-17 14:59:12 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
DaReaper wrote:
... (if say the person who bailed was the one dragging it under) and ...
Hilmar
Fozzie
Rise

.. are some interesting names that might be relevant.

Chribba...
Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#38 - 2016-02-17 15:05:26 UTC
S'Way wrote:
or maybe let Falcon have a go at the job.


but think of all those extra buttons



it would be bad.
Jenshae Chiroptera
#39 - 2016-02-17 16:09:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenshae Chiroptera
Yourmoney Mywallet wrote:
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
Fozzie
Chribba...
▼ vs ▲
Nana Skalski wrote:
I always imagined game industry as very fluid work market and you have to change often the projects in this business.
When I see how long people can stay in CCP, I think its something unusual.
Game Industry Work Conditions

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Sneaky Little Bastard
Doomheim
#40 - 2016-02-17 16:45:01 UTC
At least he left at the good time.