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Artctura for CSM 8

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Artctura
Perkone
Caldari State
#1 - 2013-03-13 13:49:45 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Dolan
EVE is not broken. The work of the previous two CSM’s, along with the refocus of CCP on flying in space has been wonderful for the game. Player numbers are climbing again, reversing a 2 year trend. Faction Warfare has driven renewed interest in a large portion of low sec that was so long ignored. The numbers can’t be ignored. If more people are playing, CCP is doing something right.

EVE can be improved. Functionally, there are so many things that make EVE beautiful. First and foremost is that casual players can succeed. CCP built a system that allows both hardcore and casual players to succeed, side by side. What CCP has failed to do however, is to remove some aspects of tedium from the game that still limit casual players. It should not require a player to sit for 4 hours inside a starbase clicking “online”. Think about it. We’ve built a system capable of faster than light travel across the stars, but a starbase can’t queue up it’s commands? There are common sense improvements like these in most aspects of the game. Sometimes it just takes a fresh set of eyes to see the forest through the trees.

EVE can become more interactive. The EVE universe has a fairly robust API that is unique in the gaming world. I can be sitting on a train and check my market orders in Jita. Now, imagine that instead of checking them, I can adjust them. Imagine that I can manage my corporation membership and roles from outside the EVE Client. Now, I’m not suggesting we replace tasks that required flying in space, or exceed the limits of the existing game, but allowing tasks to be completed outside of the game adds a new level of interactivity. The system is already in place with the EVE API, it just needs to be tweaked to allow two way interaction with the game. CREST is a great start, but shepherding it through completion is going to be a special area of focus for me.

EVE has shown its staying power. Develop and publish a 5 year plan for the game. This allows you to incrementally implement major changes without shocking the system. Develop expansion benchmarks for the long term processes so that the long term change takes jumps during expansions and steps during patches, eventually arriving at the completed change.

EVE can become more data rich. CCP has a ton of statistics that they break out from time to time. They show things like ship production, mining numbers, modules in use and so on. Let’s work on getting this data to players in a timely fashion, both in and out of the game, in a way that doesn’t compromise the sandbox.

The sandbox is paramount. CCP has built one of the richest player driven economies in the game. The interaction between the player mining veldspar in high sec and the Erebus being blown up in null sec, is rich, complex and a fundamental requirement of the game. Any changes that will strip this core away need to be taken very carefully and with a lot of time for the community to investigate potentially unseen impacts. Fortunately, CCP tends to agree with this idea as well.

If you'd like to know more, visit my blog - http://artctura.com/ where you can get to know myself and my ideals better.
Cpt Roghie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2013-03-13 13:53:31 UTC
+1

This could be fun.

Amy Garzan
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2013-03-13 14:11:13 UTC
Signed
hfo df
Ramm's RDI
Tactical Narcotics Team
#4 - 2013-03-13 14:56:25 UTC
Cool.
Aryth
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#5 - 2013-03-13 15:05:11 UTC
I have it on good authority that Artctura is getting on the next CSM.

Leader of the Goonswarm Economic Warfare Cabal.

Creator of Burn Jita

Vile Rat: You're the greatest sociopath that has ever played eve.

Stags Leap
The Night Watchmen
The Bastion
#6 - 2013-03-13 15:07:56 UTC
Sounds good.
Neffs
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-03-13 15:07:57 UTC
Looking forward to the fresh ideas you bring to the table Art!
Damien Dixon
4S Corporation
Goonswarm Federation
#8 - 2013-03-13 15:23:36 UTC
Good luck!
BrokenBC
House Aratus
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2013-03-13 15:27:39 UTC
+1 Best of luck you have my vote.
Nistrak
Stromberg Erze GmbH
Brotherhood Of Silent Space
#10 - 2013-03-13 15:33:47 UTC
+1
You have my vote.
Shadowschild
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2013-03-13 15:45:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Shadowschild
Oops
Keep Crying
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2013-03-13 16:21:53 UTC
You've got my vote, Art.
Na Kolena Kuchka
Cryptic Networks
#13 - 2013-03-13 16:25:20 UTC
You've got my vote.
Springfield Armory
Cryptic Networks
#14 - 2013-03-13 16:27:52 UTC
I'm voting for this guy.
ChaeDoc II
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2013-03-13 16:44:05 UTC
This discussion thread reminds me of the one HitIer started just before he announced his candidacy.
ChaeDoc II
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2013-03-13 16:48:51 UTC
In the interests of full disclosure - OP is a Brony. Just saying.
Reah Loth
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#17 - 2013-03-13 17:28:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Reah Loth
You have my axe! And all my votes!
Besoina
Delicious Snacks
#18 - 2013-03-13 17:35:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Besoina
Hows life
Movement Runner
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-03-13 17:43:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Movement Runner
This goes out to all the magazines that supported me. All the mom & pop stores.
Temmu Guerra
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2013-03-13 18:01:07 UTC
Movement Runner wrote:
When people talk about sets of philosophies I don't buy it either. Sounds like politics "say whatever people want to hear & then do the opposite". What people want to see is concrete plans. "I plan on working together with CCP & the community on point A by proposing x, y z changes, vote if you are with me". It's like what is this guy's agenda???? Too obscure

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You guys ***** when people are playing Junior developer and ***** when they say they are not going to but are willing to help CCP and guide them.
Make up your dam minds

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