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Chitsa Jason for CSM8. Wormholes, Merc Contracts, New players, POSes

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#41 - 2013-02-13 20:51:58 UTC
Chitsa Jason wrote:
Jack Miton wrote:
You mention T3 rebalancing in your list of issues.
What are your actual views on the role(s) of T3s and how they are currently being used in WHs and elsewhere?
Do you agree with the initial plans CCP has talked about regarding T3s? or would you push a different approach?


I think that T3 ships are mostly in the right spot. They have great tanks and good dps if fitted correctly. If you loose a T3 you loose skill points and bunch of isk.

The issue right now is that there are few fits for every T3 (especially for WHs). There are many underused subsystems. I mean I rarely see hybrid Tengu, drone Proteus, scanning Legion or missle Loki. I would love to see statistics for underused subsystems and change their roles or buff them so we see more variations in how people fit T3 ships.

Boosting T3s should be on field to provide boosts in my opinion.

I like the idea that T3s are worse than specialized ships mostly in electronics department (proteus point long but arazu has it better, ECMTengu good but Falcon is just better) .

I would disagree with CCP that T3s needs tank or speed nerf. People would just start to use AHACs instead of T3s for most of WH combat which is bad for wormhole economy and even better for moon mining cartels.

As far as T3 usage outside of Wspace. I think it is decent. People quite often die in them. Though it is not my area of expertise.

Jack I am sure that you might have even better ideas than me regarding T3 ship balancing as far as I know you. If you have anything smart to share please let me know and I will try to include it in my platform.

Thanks for the response :)

Basically I just wanted to check that you didn't happen to agree with CCP about making T3s into expensive junk by nerfing them to below T2 levels.

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Caldari State
#42 - 2013-02-13 21:10:46 UTC
You mentioned additional content in W-space. What, more specifically, do you think should be added? Or do you think that CCP should add more content and you are waiting to see just what ideas they come up with? Do you feel that W-space residents should be able to live independently from K-space when you are thinking about additional content?


You mentioned SD'ing while in POS forcefield. I don't really care either way on the matter, though I do lean toward keeping it as it is as a method for the targets to grief the aggressors at significant cost to themselves. Is your stance on this issue perhaps based on the hope that more loot would drop from POS bashes or that it would encourage more people to start shooting POSes, or do you have something else in mind?


You bring up an interesting point about the economy of T3 ships; thank you for introducing that particular incentive to minimize the nerfing of T3s "to the ground". Along those lines, do you agree that the ability to farm NPC sites (both sleepers and NPC missions) multiple times over the course of multiple days is an unintended game mechanic that is negatively affecting the related economies as well?


Regarding Dreads, what do you see as their particular niche or role in battle? Do you feel they should be the anti-structure or anti-capital ships, or should they be more jack-of-all-trades and have an effective use against subcap ships as well?


Do you think that ECM as it stands, an all-or-nothing result, is an ideal situation? If not, what alternatives might you be inclined to propose or support? Related, do you feel that POS ECM is currently acceptable or should that be adjusted in some way during the discussion of new-POSes? If so, how?
Caldari State
#43 - 2013-02-13 22:57:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Chitsa Jason
Meytal wrote:
You mentioned additional content in W-space. What, more specifically, do you think should be added? Or do you think that CCP should add more content and you are waiting to see just what ideas they come up with? Do you feel that W-space residents should be able to live independently from K-space when you are thinking about additional content?


You mentioned SD'ing while in POS forcefield. I don't really care either way on the matter, though I do lean toward keeping it as it is as a method for the targets to grief the aggressors at significant cost to themselves. Is your stance on this issue perhaps based on the hope that more loot would drop from POS bashes or that it would encourage more people to start shooting POSes, or do you have something else in mind?


You bring up an interesting point about the economy of T3 ships; thank you for introducing that particular incentive to minimize the nerfing of T3s "to the ground". Along those lines, do you agree that the ability to farm NPC sites (both sleepers and NPC missions) multiple times over the course of multiple days is an unintended game mechanic that is negatively affecting the related economies as well?


Regarding Dreads, what do you see as their particular niche or role in battle? Do you feel they should be the anti-structure or anti-capital ships, or should they be more jack-of-all-trades and have an effective use against subcap ships as well?


Do you think that ECM as it stands, an all-or-nothing result, is an ideal situation? If not, what alternatives might you be inclined to propose or support? Related, do you feel that POS ECM is currently acceptable or should that be adjusted in some way during the discussion of new-POSes? If so, how?



Thank you for all these great questions. It is 13.00 AM here right now so I will go to sleep but I will answer them as soon as I wake up. Can not do them right now as I am quite tired.

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Minmatar Republic
#44 - 2013-02-14 01:32:18 UTC
Chitsa, I hope you take me up on the Election Interview I am offering every CSM8 candidate on Crossing Zebras. Details can be found here http://crossingzebras.com/post/40699271518/electioninterviews

The list of candidates and interviews carried out so far can be found here http://crossingzebras.com/CSM8

www.crossingzebras.com

Caldari State
#45 - 2013-02-14 12:36:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Chitsa Jason
Meytal wrote:
You mentioned additional content in W-space. What, more specifically, do you think should be added? Or do you think that CCP should add more content and you are waiting to see just what ideas they come up with? Do you feel that W-space residents should be able to live independently from K-space when you are thinking about additional content?


You mentioned SD'ing while in POS forcefield. I don't really care either way on the matter, though I do lean toward keeping it as it is as a method for the targets to grief the aggressors at significant cost to themselves. Is your stance on this issue perhaps based on the hope that more loot would drop from POS bashes or that it would encourage more people to start shooting POSes, or do you have something else in mind?


You bring up an interesting point about the economy of T3 ships; thank you for introducing that particular incentive to minimize the nerfing of T3s "to the ground". Along those lines, do you agree that the ability to farm NPC sites (both sleepers and NPC missions) multiple times over the course of multiple days is an unintended game mechanic that is negatively affecting the related economies as well?


Regarding Dreads, what do you see as their particular niche or role in battle? Do you feel they should be the anti-structure or anti-capital ships, or should they be more jack-of-all-trades and have an effective use against subcap ships as well?


Do you think that ECM as it stands, an all-or-nothing result, is an ideal situation? If not, what alternatives might you be inclined to propose or support? Related, do you feel that POS ECM is currently acceptable or should that be adjusted in some way during the discussion of new-POSes? If so, how?



I have ideas about additional content which would be cool. However CSM is not game designer institution, I think CCP knows better how to design content and what content would be possible for wspace. In turn I know what most of wspace player base would be happy with. So if CCP mentions wormhole stabilizer as cool thing I would do my best to stop it. In turn if CCP wants to introduce additional wormholes in C4 systems. I would be happy camper.
I do not think it is good idea to have ICE in wormhole space. Being forced to go to high sec is good as it makes you move and movement generates action. I would rather if wormhole space had more unique resources.

If you can not self destruct in the POS you are forced to do something. Either you try to self destruct in safe spot, which gives attacker a chance to scan you down and get some hard earned kill-mail or you are forced to fight with best ships you have. Disallowing people to self destruct in POSes will create additional content which is more interesting than seeing people pop their ships.

I do not know if ability to farm single site is intentional or flawed design. That would be for CCP to answer. Disallowing that might harm big guys in C5/C6 space so I think this issue would need more discussion with the community. I certainly agree that it looks a bit stupid.

I definitely think that dreads should be effective against sub capital ships. Especially battleships. Dreadnought right now is a force multiplier which allows smaller groups to fight larger groups which is great. The issue however is when larger groups use entire dread fleets to blap sub capital fleets. I do think that Dreads need some re-balancing. Caldari or Minmatar dreads are almost never used right now which is sad. I do not think that changing tracking or gun resolution around is the fix to the issue however.

ECM is a broken mechanic as it almost completely disables the ship where other forms of ewar do something specific like increase sig, slow ship down, decrease tracking etc. It is long standing issue. I think CCP took a right step by nerfing it a bit, I hope it is first step toward making ECM in line of other types of Ewar. If ECM is changed it should be across the board including the POSes. There are a lot of suggestions on how to fix ECM some are good and some are not so good. I would love to ask CCP on their vision.

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Caldari State
#46 - 2013-02-14 12:40:11 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:
Chitsa, I hope you take me up on the Election Interview I am offering every CSM8 candidate on Crossing Zebras. Details can be found here http://crossingzebras.com/post/40699271518/electioninterviews

The list of candidates and interviews carried out so far can be found here http://crossingzebras.com/CSM8


I would love to attend. Twitter sent.

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Caldari State
#47 - 2013-02-14 14:21:37 UTC
I could argue that no matter what you do, whether disallowing SD in POS shields, or moving L4 missions to Lowsec, you will not suddenly convince a truly risk-averse person to fight, but that is a different discussion for another thread. Thank you for your answer (and all the other answers) :)


Ultimately, it is indeed CCP who adds the additional content to the game. However, like any other game developer, CCP solicits ideas from its playerbase; a larger group is more likely to come up with more varied ideas than a smaller group. CCP has the ability to choose from among player suggestions, if any are useful, to supplement their own plans. I'm hoping one reason that they have delayed the POS updates is to take into account user feedback and suggestions before they roll it out, instead of after the fact as was the situation with the Unified Inventory.

With that in mind, revisiting the questions about ideas and content that have been asked in this thread in particular, what might you suggest if CCP is asking for suggestions? I'm not intending to start a flamefest, though undoubtedly some may try -- just as others might also say you were dodging the questions. Personally, I want to try to determine for myself that you might actively push for causes that you and the community feel are important, ready to supply suggestions when the opportunity arises, instead of coasting along in a purely reactive role just to get free trips to Iceland to party :)

Naturally, we would hope that you'd faithfully represent the community and present the ideas raised by the majority when they make sense even when they differ from your own ideas; presenting two opposing viewpoints might generate useful discussion as well. By sharing with us the ideas, dreams, or visions that you personally have for EVE, it can give us a little more insight into how you might represent the community in unexpected situations.

As CSM and representative of the community, you would also have closer access to CCP devs than the rest of us, which gives your thoughts and opinions a little more weight than ours.
Caldari State
#48 - 2013-02-14 16:49:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Chitsa Jason
Meytal wrote:
I could argue that no matter what you do, whether disallowing SD in POS shields, or moving L4 missions to Lowsec, you will not suddenly convince a truly risk-averse person to fight, but that is a different discussion for another thread. Thank you for your answer (and all the other answers) :)


Ultimately, it is indeed CCP who adds the additional content to the game. However, like any other game developer, CCP solicits ideas from its playerbase; a larger group is more likely to come up with more varied ideas than a smaller group. CCP has the ability to choose from among player suggestions, if any are useful, to supplement their own plans. I'm hoping one reason that they have delayed the POS updates is to take into account user feedback and suggestions before they roll it out, instead of after the fact as was the situation with the Unified Inventory.

With that in mind, revisiting the questions about ideas and content that have been asked in this thread in particular, what might you suggest if CCP is asking for suggestions? I'm not intending to start a flamefest, though undoubtedly some may try -- just as others might also say you were dodging the questions. Personally, I want to try to determine for myself that you might actively push for causes that you and the community feel are important, ready to supply suggestions when the opportunity arises, instead of coasting along in a purely reactive role just to get free trips to Iceland to party :)

Naturally, we would hope that you'd faithfully represent the community and present the ideas raised by the majority when they make sense even when they differ from your own ideas; presenting two opposing viewpoints might generate useful discussion as well. By sharing with us the ideas, dreams, or visions that you personally have for EVE, it can give us a little more insight into how you might represent the community in unexpected situations.

As CSM and representative of the community, you would also have closer access to CCP devs than the rest of us, which gives your thoughts and opinions a little more weight than ours.


If CCP asks for wspace content suggestions from me. Besides the usual POS security, additional wormholes in C4s and other features I mentioned in my post I would love to include additional class of wormhole. This was talked about on various podcasts for a while now.

If I go for my dream feature it would be to have additional pocket of k-space accessible only via wormhole space. Lets call it y-space. Y-space would have unique resources not available in w-space nor k-space. It would work the other way as well y-space would not have any ICE or grav belts. What this means is that the traffic though the w-space would increase giving w-space residents some interesting opportunities. It would also increase movement in EvE in general.

It is content I would personally would love to have in EvE. Mind you it is something I can not promise as it is not my place to. One can dream though. If CCP asks me what I think about adding something major to w-space this will be one of the ideas. There would be some others suggested by the community to me and then forwarded to CCP. After all CSM is a bridge between Community and CCP.

I hope that answers your question. If not let me know and i will iterate on it.

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Caldari State
#49 - 2013-02-14 16:53:20 UTC
Thank you for your responses :)
Caldari State
#50 - 2013-02-14 20:43:08 UTC
+1 for Y-Space Big smile

That would be pretty dam cool man

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#51 - 2013-02-14 23:45:10 UTC
sounds solid. i dig :)

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Snuffed Out
#52 - 2013-02-15 12:41:03 UTC
I think Chitsa would make a great CSM. Knows a lot about the game and is a real workhorse.
Gallente Federation
#53 - 2013-02-15 13:59:42 UTC
kyrieee wrote:
Knows a lot about the game and is a real workhorse .


You've got that right. This one time, we were doing stuff. Chitsa was doing at least 10 times more stuff than anyone else.
Caldari State
#54 - 2013-02-15 14:26:13 UTC
Indo Nira wrote:
kyrieee wrote:
Knows a lot about the game and is a real workhorse .


You've got that right. This one time, we were doing stuff. Chitsa was doing at least 10 times more stuff than anyone else.


True story ;)

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Minmatar Republic
#55 - 2013-02-16 01:38:32 UTC
I interviewed Chitsa as part of the Crossing Zebras CSM8 Election Interviews. You can check it out here:

http://c-z.me/csm8chitsajason

www.crossingzebras.com

Caldari State
#56 - 2013-02-16 01:40:58 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:
I interviewed Chitsa as part of the Crossing Zebras CSM8 Election Interviews. You can check it out here:

http://c-z.me/csm8chitsajason



Was really nice to be on the podcast. There were some nice sneaky questions right there. Definitely worth listening to not just my interview but all others as well.

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Second Empire.
#57 - 2013-02-16 01:52:32 UTC
BobFromMarketing wrote:
I did not endorse you.

He was referrng to Bob the Wormhole God, who is displeased and will surely send Chitsa nothing but C4/C4 Black Hole chains for his insolence. Bob has of course already endorsed James Arget.

Author of Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets, Wormholes and Game Commentary

No Response
#58 - 2013-02-16 02:01:49 UTC
Rhavas wrote:
and will surely send Chitsa nothing but C4/C4 Black Hole chains for his insolence


oh god i remember when that happened to me. i immediately began sacrificing every virgin chicken i could get my hands on.

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Caldari State
#59 - 2013-02-16 02:09:20 UTC
Rhavas wrote:
BobFromMarketing wrote:
I did not endorse you.

He was referrng to Bob the Wormhole God, who is displeased and will surely send Chitsa nothing but C4/C4 Black Hole chains for his insolence. Bob has of course already endorsed James Arget.


Thats not what Bob told me :/

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

The Almighty B0B
#60 - 2013-02-16 08:18:13 UTC
Chitsa Jason wrote:
Rhavas wrote:
BobFromMarketing wrote:
I did not endorse you.

He was referrng to Bob the Wormhole God, who is displeased and will surely send Chitsa nothing but C4/C4 Black Hole chains for his insolence. Bob has of course already endorsed James Arget.


Thats not what Bob told me :/


I don't remember that...
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