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Forwarding some compliments to our Fanfest guests

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CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-04-30 16:38:56 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Guard
One of the lovely young ladies who worked the Fanfest venue felt the need to write a long complimentary note on Facebook about the guests at Fanfest. Here are some translated bits from the note:

"The compliment of the week goes to the players of EVE Online, especially those who attended the Fanfest at Harpa.

I was working in Harpa this weekend like so many other weekends and was so tremendously pleased with the guests that I feel compelled to spread the happiness. There were around 2000 guests there who all have something to do with the computer game, EVE Online. My job this weekend was to work the bar and generally service this group of so called "computer nerds". I've done all kinds of events at Harpa, from small events with 30 people, conventions, large concerts up to 1000 man annual company fests. I've gotten very used to service Icelanders at these events and I believe I know exactly which groups are the easiest to work with, which are the rudest, the pushiest, the most fun, the funniest etc.

"It was great to work on, and be a part of, this impressive fest that CCP hosts. I have never (except at Fanfest 2012) had such a wonderful group of customers before. They stood in queues and nobody tried to push past anyone else to get service first. They said "thanks" and asked courteously for everything they needed. The traffic for food came in bursts so when things slowed down I left the service station to clean up and make the area nice again for the next burst. To my surprise there was nothing to clean up, the guests cleaned up after themselves, threw the wrappers in the garbage when they were done etc. The only thing for me to do was wipe a few crumbs off the tables.

"On the Saturday night we had the final party and probably had between 2-3000 people in the building. Even if people were drinking, things went pretty much the same regarding the neatness and courtesy. I sold a crazy amount of beer that night so I expected to have to do a lot of cleaning up, many times over the course of the evening, but that wasn't the case. The guests even returned empty cans when they bought new ones."

---

I also spoke with some of the bouncers at one of the bars filled to the brims with Fanfest guests the whole week. They came to me specifically to tell me that they were so happy with the clientele. They're not used to having the bar full of drunk people without things breaking, fights breaking out and some amount of troublemaking at least. They already looked forward to having you guys back next year.

I'm proud of my tribe and wanted to thank you guys for giving Fanfest a great reputation! :)

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#2 - 2013-04-30 16:43:47 UTC
Shockingly we all seem pretty nice out of the game. But once we are in the game we are pretty ruthless and blood thirsty.
CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2013-04-30 16:47:31 UTC
Commissar Kate wrote:
Shockingly we all seem pretty nice out of the game. But once we are in the game we are pretty ruthless and blood thirsty.


I told the bouncers they were lucky they didn't have to try to control you lot in EVE ;D

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

Rain6639
Team Evil
#4 - 2013-04-30 16:49:03 UTC
that's a nice thought; unexpectedly returning empty cans for new ones. that was my favorite part
Kirjava
Lothian Enterprises
#5 - 2013-04-30 16:49:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Kirjava
CCP Guard wrote:


I told the bouncers they were lucky they didn't have to try to control you lot in EVE ;D


>implying we can be controlled

Wish I was there, exam season at the moment.... Any word on the date of 2014 Fanfest? Oops

Common courtesy is something that has a habit of forming around intelligent people, Eve attracts a certain crowd. Good work people.

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CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#6 - 2013-04-30 17:19:26 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Guard
Kirjava wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:


I told the bouncers they were lucky they didn't have to try to control you lot in EVE ;D


>implying we can be controlled

Wish I was there, exam season at the moment.... Any word on the date of 2014 Fanfest? Oops


May 1-3 2014 :D

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#7 - 2013-04-30 17:23:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Zimmy Zeta
CCP Guard wrote:
Commissar Kate wrote:
Shockingly we all seem pretty nice out of the game. But once we are in the game we are pretty ruthless and blood thirsty.


I told the bouncers they were lucky they didn't have to try to control you lot in EVE ;D


Hehe..I guess in all those years, you at CCP have raised us well and turned us into valuable members of society.
You succeeded where our parents failed. Blink

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Random McNally
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#8 - 2013-04-30 17:36:47 UTC
CCP Guard wrote:
Commissar Kate wrote:
Shockingly we all seem pretty nice out of the game. But once we are in the game we are pretty ruthless and blood thirsty.


I told the bouncers they were lucky they didn't have to try to control you lot in EVE ;D


In game, I'd love to see them try! Blink

BTW, nicely done, Guard.

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Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#9 - 2013-04-30 17:42:18 UTC
Isn't it usually said that EVE players are the nicest people in real life because we get to be jerks towards each other ingame?

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Commissar Kate
NulzSec
#10 - 2013-04-30 19:21:53 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
Isn't it usually said that EVE players are the nicest people in real life because we get to be jerks towards each other ingame?


Sounds about right.
Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#11 - 2013-04-30 19:29:47 UTC
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink
Brujo Loco
Brujeria Teologica
#12 - 2013-04-30 19:34:50 UTC
Bah, I want to go to next fanfest to see "civilized society" people in a gathering.

Man I really need to start saving up for the trip. Nice to see how well behaved EVE players are. Big Hug to you all Big smile

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Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#13 - 2013-04-30 19:59:50 UTC  |  Edited by: Mizhir
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P

Guard, why do you post it here? You know it's the section where threads are left to die.

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CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#14 - 2013-04-30 20:53:03 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P

Guard, why do you post it here? You know it's the section where threads are left to die.


Trying to be a good boy and heed the forum rules... :P

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

Eurydia Vespasian
Storm Hunters
#15 - 2013-04-30 21:01:03 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P


busted! Sad

lol
Mizhir
Escalated.
Project Gungnir.
#16 - 2013-04-30 21:05:37 UTC
CCP Guard wrote:
Mizhir wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P

Guard, why do you post it here? You know it's the section where threads are left to die.


Trying to be a good boy and heed the forum rules... :P


What happened to the guy from Permaband? You know, the gangsta with bling bling and guns. He doesn't heed any silly forum rules Big smile

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Zimmy Zeta
Perkone
Caldari State
#17 - 2013-04-30 21:30:33 UTC
Mizhir wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Mizhir wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P

Guard, why do you post it here? You know it's the section where threads are left to die.


Trying to be a good boy and heed the forum rules... :P


What happened to the guy from Permaband? You know, the gangsta with bling bling and guns. He doesn't heed any silly forum rules Big smile


Fighting the law is kind of pointless when you are the law.
I suppose that most devs use secret forum alts for trolling or any other shenanigans.

Mr. Guard, if you are still with us, I'd like to ask you one question:
Has it ever occurred that a dev alt has been banned from the forums by an ISD who didn't know his true identity?
You don't need to give us any names, just "yes" or "no"...

Cool

I'd like to apologize for the poor quality of the post above and sincerely hope you didn't waste your time reading it. Yes, I do feel bad about it.

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#18 - 2013-04-30 22:23:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Indahmawar Fazmarai
CCP Guard wrote:
One of the lovely young ladies who worked the Fanfest venue felt the need to write a long complimentary note on Facebook about the guests at Fanfest. Here are some translated bits from the note:

"The compliment of the week goes to the players of EVE Online, especially those who attended the Fanfest at Harpa.

I was working in Harpa this weekend like so many other weekends and was so tremendously pleased with the guests that I feel compelled to spread the happiness. There were around 2000 guests there who all have something to do with the computer game, EVE Online. My job this weekend was to work the bar and generally service this group of so called "computer nerds". I've done all kinds of events at Harpa, from small events with 30 people, conventions, large concerts up to 1000 man annual company fests. I've gotten very used to service Icelanders at these events and I believe I know exactly which groups are the easiest to work with, which are the rudest, the pushiest, the most fun, the funniest etc.

"It was great to work on, and be a part of, this impressive fest that CCP hosts. I have never (except at Fanfest 2012) had such a wonderful group of customers before. They stood in queues and nobody tried to push past anyone else to get service first. They said "thanks" and asked courteously for everything they needed. The traffic for food came in bursts so when things slowed down I left the service station to clean up and make the area nice again for the next burst. To my surprise there was nothing to clean up, the guests cleaned up after themselves, threw the wrappers in the garbage when they were done etc. The only thing for me to do was wipe a few crumbs off the tables.

"On the Saturday night we had the final party and probably had between 2-3000 people in the building. Even if people were drinking, things went pretty much the same regarding the neatness and courtesy. I sold a crazy amount of beer that night so I expected to have to do a lot of cleaning up, many times over the course of the evening, but that wasn't the case. The guests even returned empty cans when they bought new ones."

---

I also spoke with some of the bouncers at one of the bars filled to the brims with Fanfest guests the whole week. They came to me specifically to tell me that they were so happy with the clientele. They're not used to having the bar full of drunk people without things breaking, fights breaking out and some amount of troublemaking at least. They already looked forward to having you guys back next year.

I'm proud of my tribe and wanted to thank you guys for giving Fanfest a great reputation! :)


Interesting how she seems to oppose EVE guests to her regular icelander guests... What?
CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#19 - 2013-04-30 23:39:50 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:


Interesting how she seems to oppose EVE guests to her regular icelander guests... What?


Hehe...you picked that up :)

I'm just gonna credit that to you guys being awesome ;)

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

CCP Guard
C C P
C C P Alliance
#20 - 2013-04-30 23:40:40 UTC
Zimmy Zeta wrote:
Mizhir wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Mizhir wrote:
Eurydia Vespasian wrote:
i'm not even a jerk in game Blink


Then you are no where as nice as I am (and most of the other eveplayers are) in real life P

Guard, why do you post it here? You know it's the section where threads are left to die.


Trying to be a good boy and heed the forum rules... :P


What happened to the guy from Permaband? You know, the gangsta with bling bling and guns. He doesn't heed any silly forum rules Big smile


Fighting the law is kind of pointless when you are the law.
I suppose that most devs use secret forum alts for trolling or any other shenanigans.

Mr. Guard, if you are still with us, I'd like to ask you one question:
Has it ever occurred that a dev alt has been banned from the forums by an ISD who didn't know his true identity?
You don't need to give us any names, just "yes" or "no"...

Cool


Not that I know of! It may well be and I'd definitely tell you if I knew...without the names of course ;)

CCP Guard | EVE Community Developer | @CCP_Guard

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