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New dev blog: A letter to the followers of EVE

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CCP Guard
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2011-10-05 17:23:42 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Guard
Our CEO, CCP Hellmar has something to say to all of you in his new dev blog.

Please read what he has to say and feel free to leave your feedback right here in the comment thread.

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Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#2 - 2011-10-05 17:24:31 UTC  |  Edited by: Two step

Also, a big thanks to Hilmar for writing this. It is a hard thing to admit when you have made a mistake.

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Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2011-10-05 17:24:32 UTC
Well said... and hopefully it will be well done. I look forward to seeing how things develop.

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Body Count Inc.
Mercenary Coalition
#4 - 2011-10-05 17:25:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Seleene
Thank you for your candor and the tone of this message, Hilmar, and taking the time to address all of these issues. We're looking forward to seeing where all this goes.:)

Winter is coming!!

EDIT - I've now published my official reaction to Hilmar's letter in my blog: Hilmar's 'Apology'

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The Mittani
State War Academy
Caldari State
#5 - 2011-10-05 17:25:12 UTC
This is exactly what we needed to see from Hilmar and CCP, and I applaud the courage it took to post such an apology to the community.


White Tree
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2011-10-05 17:26:40 UTC  |  Edited by: White Tree
I applaud Hilmar for his honesty.

Former member of CSM6.

Simvastatin Montelukast
DUST Expeditionary Team
Good Sax
#7 - 2011-10-05 17:26:51 UTC
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#8 - 2011-10-05 17:31:10 UTC
Well said Hilmar.

Lykouleon > CYNO ME CLOSER so I can hit them with my sword

Akrasjel Lanate
Immemorial Coalescence Administration
Immemorial Coalescence
#9 - 2011-10-05 17:31:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Akrasjel Lanate
Time wil tell, time will tell.

Update: CSM spamming the first page. Ugh

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Citizen of Solitude

CCP Soundwave
C C P Alliance
#10 - 2011-10-05 17:31:49 UTC
Hilmar :3
Di Mulle
#11 - 2011-10-05 17:31:54 UTC
Caught me quite unprepared, must admit...
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The Scope
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2011-10-05 17:32:10 UTC
Thank you, Hilmar, for your candor.

This is a really big step towards re-establishing the trust that I'd lost in you guys; I look forward to seeing what you and the rest of CCP have planned for us.
Obsidian Hawk
RONA Midgard Academy
#13 - 2011-10-05 17:32:49 UTC
Faith is being restored!

But above all else, communication is the key!

Why Can't I have a picture signature.

Also please support graphical immersion, bring back the art that brought people to EvE online originaly.

Didona Carpenito
DUST Expeditionary Team
Good Sax
#14 - 2011-10-05 17:33:03 UTC
Nice story.

still not resubbing my alt until things change.
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#15 - 2011-10-05 17:33:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Malcanis
Good first step down a long road, Hellmar. Stay the course and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Looking forward to the follow on where you detail how you're going to commit to the new path. Please believe that we still wish you every success, and that all we've ever wanted was to sincerely help you make EVE the flagship of the entire MMO community. As I still believe it should be.

As I still believe it can be.

You said you were going to watch what we did. I know what you were thinking when you wrote those words, but let me recast them for you in another way. EVE is a sandbox, In the MMO world, EVE should stand for community, for partnership between players and developers, for continual evolution, for the greatest social experiment in gaming history.

Give us the opportunity to work with you, give us the tools to reshape this gorgeous, vicious, intriguing, unparalleled universe and then, by God, watch what we do with them.

Don't let us down and we won't let you down.


"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Infinite Point
Pandemic Horde
#16 - 2011-10-05 17:33:46 UTC
From a strategic perspective, we had to take these first steps because monthly subscriptions are increasingly becoming a thing of the past.

Yes and no. It might be a part of the future, too.
Katrina Bekers
A Blessed Bean
Pandemic Horde
#17 - 2011-10-05 17:33:47 UTC
There IS hope, after all.

Now, usual meme - what you do, not what you say, etc.

But with a pinch of trust now.


Gabriel Karade
Coreli Corporation
Pandemic Legion
#18 - 2011-10-05 17:34:07 UTC
...without disrupting the space combat simulator that many of you are, or at least were, very much in love with—and without delaying crucial improvements that this core experience desperately needs.
Faith restored.

War Machine:

Arien Omnicron
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2011-10-05 17:34:56 UTC
About time. this was what i was waiting for. Through this whole mess the only thing on my mind was where is hellmar until now i don't think we've seen him at all. I was really just wondering what frame of mind the CEO was in to let this all happen. But i'm glad he had put him self back into the "game" and i hope what he says will get done.

Live long and prosper hellmar, do the eve universe proud.
Byshop Kayl
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2011-10-05 17:35:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Byshop Kayl
Thank you.

I sincerely look forward to what comes next.

 "Sanity is the playground of the unimaginitive.-- Anonymous "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.-- A. Einstein

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