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Official London Meet - Tonight 27 April 2012

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Lallante
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#1 - 2012-04-27 15:31:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Lallante
7pm at the Loose Cannon (near Cannon Street)

Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=the+Loose+Cannon+london%23&hl=en&ll=51.510198,-0.091238&spn=0.005689,0.009055&oe=UTF-8&hq=the+Loose+Cannon&hnear=London,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16

Old thread: https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=95524

Will be attended by CCP Unifex, CCP Soundwave and CCP Guard

Will use this thread to report on any shenanigans.
Ubat Batuk
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-04-27 22:06:14 UTC
I was there... but the event was crap for the following reasons:

- The venue is too small
- The venue layout was not appropriate
- The audio system was total crap, I could not hear anything even standing very close to the speaker (person)
- The presentation didn't have much to it for what I could hear

Players:

- I have now realised that most eve players are very nice people, however a number of people are as trolls in real life as they are in the game
- Some of these trolls have very low IQ and don't give a s**t about people like me who are interested in listening to CCP, you just keep talking loud to disturb others

I was hoping to get a Dust key but didn't see any. I was there just for this.

So next time CCP, I suggest to organise the event a lot better than this. I think you expected 20 people instead you had 200 or maybe more.

Overall rating: FAIL
Sum Olgy
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-04-27 22:36:00 UTC
Ubat Batuk wrote:
...Tears...



Troll post is Troll Big smile


Great event - possibly still going on.... We need more of these CCP.

P.S. - can you get a taller stage next time? Or at least a bar stool for the little guy?

ISD PlayingCard
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#4 - 2012-04-27 22:39:19 UTC
Thanks very much for coming all, I had a brilliant time and enjoyed listening to some of the news that was announced.

The venue was brilliant and very accomodating … I doubt they had too much time to prepare for hundreds of eveonline players to descend on them with very little warning.

PS

My apologies to CCP Soundwave, the Tia Maria and Guiness was not my idea.
Lathlrilanq
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2012-04-27 23:03:41 UTC
Great event, many thanks to Soundwave, Guard and Unifex for putting up with requests for photos, signatures and flying fistbumps! If anyone remembers the dude with the K162 / Aquila sign hit me up with a contact!

Nice to see so many players turn up, possibly could have had a slightly better sound system as it was quite hard to hear the Q&A session sometimes.

Overall, A++ would go again :-)

See you all down the rabbit hole!
Admel Lamp
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2012-04-27 23:10:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Admel Lamp
Venue size was about right for the volume of players, room was busy, but still possible to move around. Sound system was no use at all. I arrived part way through what I imagine was a Q&A session, but on moving round the room, there was nowhere where I could clearly hear what was being asked or answered. So if there ware any bombshells, can they be repeated here? I think this caused an increase in the overall noise levels as people were chatting amoung themselves away from the presesentation area. This was not a formal presentation, just a few devs standing on stage with a beer and a microphone.

Got to chat to CCP Guard and CCP Soundwave for a few mins, did not get to speak to CCP Unifex but could see him in the distance being mobbed Big smile.

Was presented with a free drink voucher from the organiser (thanks!).

Piicked up a leaflet that was lying on a table for eve-online-london

Chatted to several players, everyone friendly as usual.

Waiting for the next one Blink
Tina Mori
Maniacal Miners INC
#7 - 2012-04-28 00:48:24 UTC
Nice idea, but why choose a friday??

It meant many of us other Brits had no chance attending

Next time, choose a weekend, and a better venue!!! (GRRR)
Christopher AET
Lethal Injection Inc.
Pandemic Legion
#8 - 2012-04-28 01:50:29 UTC
Next time do a tour. Glasgow,Bristol,Birmingham,Plymouth etc etc etc. Those of us who live hundreds of miles from the capital would like to say hi.

PS Plymouth is closest decent size city to me.

I drain ducks of their moisture for sustenance.

Benilopax
Colonial Industries
Reckless Contingency.
#9 - 2012-04-28 03:07:06 UTC
Just got back from the karaoke bar we ended up at in Farringdon.

Overall a great night, had a good chat with CCP Unifex, CCP Soundwave and CCP Guard as well as Zapatero from EON.

Yes the Q and A was a bit of a damp squib but that was mostly the sound systems problem and general noise from players but hey ho.

We are looking to make the London meet a monthly thing so I was told so look forward to the next one!

...

Garron Flintex
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2012-04-28 07:06:00 UTC
Just got home after what was an amazing night. Great venue, great people, horrible singing and a Dust beta-key. Big smile
Looking forward to round two!

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Benilopax
Colonial Industries
Reckless Contingency.
#11 - 2012-04-28 07:07:33 UTC
Garron Flintex wrote:
Just got home after what was an amazing night. Great venue, great people, horrible singing and a Dust beta-key. Big smile
Looking forward to round two!


Dust beta key?

God damn it! lol

...

Sum Olgy
Perkone
Caldari State
#12 - 2012-04-28 08:14:45 UTC
Free beer???

God damn it!
Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#13 - 2012-04-28 09:05:21 UTC
Thanks to the devs for organising things, and don't lose that piece of paper CCP Soundwave!

It was great to meet up again with some old faces and meet some new ones for the first time.

All in all, a good night. Would go again.

Dolce et decorum est pro Imperium mori

Stunter
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2012-04-28 09:19:53 UTC
Very enjoyable night though the comments on the sound system are well valid

Nice Venue with nice and friendly staff.

Great to meet CCP Soundwave, CCP Gaurd, And CCP Unifex and look farward to

the next time they head in to town.

I will be attending the next one when ever that will be Big smile

Roll On FanFest next year.
coeathal vega
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2012-04-28 10:30:14 UTC  |  Edited by: coeathal vega
Been there, good times, here's a quick video of the introduction by CCP guard, Soundwave and Unifex : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-JwFUO1w3k (sorry, phone quality).
CCP Sunset
C C P
C C P Alliance
#16 - 2012-04-28 10:53:26 UTC
Pics or it didn't happen Big smile

European Associate Sales Specialist, Presenter: EVE TV, tea enthusiast.

Talonaer
Perkone
Caldari State
#17 - 2012-04-28 11:05:24 UTC
Was a fun event, sound quality on that PA was god damn aweful though, which meant as people couldn't hear it they gave up and just started chatting which made it worse.

Was hiliarious watching the devs get mobbed, by about 1030 soundwave looked well harassed at the bar.

Was nice to meet so many people, if anyone from the little WH crew we got together is here shout us up in game! Two guys from 'lonestars'? or something that ended up running around looking for their CEO were a good laugh especially.

Definitely repeat. Although the hangover today is pretty painful..
Ubat Batuk
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2012-04-28 11:05:45 UTC
Sum Olgy wrote:
Ubat Batuk wrote:
...Tears...



Troll post is Troll Big smile


Great event - possibly still going on.... We need more of these CCP.

P.S. - can you get a taller stage next time? Or at least a bar stool for the little guy?



It's always hard to get it right the first time, I recognise that. My assessment is objective and not a trolling as you say. What I am saying to CCP is next time plan better. At least half of the people had to stand not having where to sit.

I look forward to the next event and hopefully it will be better delivered. Also I look forward to more content being provided and better organisation of Q&A where there is a corner dedicated to asking questions.

Think about those standing, a higher stage would be appropriate.
Next time bring EVE T-shirts and other EVE stuff that people can buy.

Ubat Batuk
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2012-04-28 11:08:43 UTC
Would someone from CCP kindly get me a Dust key if some were distributed at the event?
Kouryusei
Keizai Inc
#20 - 2012-04-28 11:11:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Kouryusei
Would someone from CCP kindly not give the above person a key since they seemed to have missed the point of the event.

In other news, had a great time... Seems I ended up as king of tequila and champagne with the amount I was buying for everyone! Thankfully I missed the hangover.
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