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CCP Focuses on EVE Universe - A CCP Announcement

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Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#21 - 2011-10-19 13:51:33 UTC

Sorry to the employees laid off from the WOD team in the states (particularly in this economic climate) but I do believe its a neccessary step and vital to ensure CCP has the resources to concentrate on and renew Eve Online as its core game. This announcement is almost more significant than the Hilmar apology to signalling a full return to priority focus on Eve Online.

Follow it up by announcing plans to ditch the NeX store and provide all In Space AND Incarna content through traditional sandbox economics rather than MT money-grubbing and I will be fully satisfied and celebrate by resubbing for a year on my account.


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Two step
Aperture Harmonics
#22 - 2011-10-19 13:51:54 UTC
My sympathies to the CCPers that were laid off. I have been there in the past, and it sucks.

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Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#23 - 2011-10-19 13:56:25 UTC
Wise decision. It was getting pretty clear that you were streched too thin but it is of course a shame you have to lay off people.

Do not worry too much about losing subscribers; EVE was not bad at all when there where only 20000 peeps around. Blink

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Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#24 - 2011-10-19 13:56:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Jowen Datloran
Doubble up! It's happy hour.

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Dors Venabily
United Starbase Systems
#25 - 2011-10-19 13:58:15 UTC
I must say I am pleased.

Something that makes sense perfectly for a management point of view. Leave the part the integrated with you money making machine which is EVE put crap that is in concept stage on the back burner and try to finish DUST / EVE integration.

Only if they would see the light and release the DUST as PC version as well [I know not going to happen].

I am still under the impression that consoles are not a good vehicle for steady games.

But good choice for the company and for EVE grats.


To the folks that worked on WOD well tough luck sorry but that happens in game industry all the time.
IceGuerilla
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#26 - 2011-10-19 13:59:23 UTC
Thank you, Jita protests. I'm glad that firing torpedoes at a statue got some real people with real livelihoods fired... Roll
Simvastatin Montelukast
Ultramar Independent Contracting
#27 - 2011-10-19 14:01:18 UTC
Excellent,

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Night Epoch
Perkone
Caldari State
#28 - 2011-10-19 14:02:30 UTC
First off, I hope this thread can retain a reasonable amount of civility. These cuts mean that real people are losing their jobs, and this is not something to joke about or make light of.

I'm sure it's a very sad day at CCP, and I feel bad for that.

Of course, one's immediate reaction upon reading the article is that (1) CCP is in financial trouble and that (2) WOD is dead, but the last paragraph diligently attempts to mitigate those worries.

Nevertheless, the worries remain.

Selfishly, as an EVE player, I'm happy to hear about the re-commitment to core EVE development (for obvious reasons).

But I do seriously feel bad for those many people losing their jobs today.
Grath Telkin
Amok.
Goonswarm Federation
#29 - 2011-10-19 14:03:28 UTC
Hoping this means more expansions that felt like Apocrypha felt.


You guys should take note, as that was literally the best content you have ever added to this game, and we miss you doing things like that.

Sorry to the guys in the US that lost their jobs, I know it'll be hardest for those to find new work.

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COJOi
SPHERE Laboratories
#30 - 2011-10-19 14:03:45 UTC
I feel bad for the people that lost their jobs, but this should've happened a couple years ago. Just because you're good at one thing doesn't mean you will be at another thing. The best bet is to perfect what you're good at and the rest will take care of itself.

Stick to making eve great. You're good at that. Making fps's and vampire games.... not so much.
Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#31 - 2011-10-19 14:04:13 UTC
IceGuerilla wrote:
Thank you, Jita protests. I'm glad that firing torpedoes at a statue got some real people with real livelihoods fired... Roll


Or maybe it meant that 500 eve developers kept their livelihoods because it reminded the company about its priorities and how this game came to be a success.

Having been an employee, and employer, a contractor, freelancer and general economic ronin in the wonderful world of IT I know how painful these things can be - but hardworking and talented people will get other jobs and perhaps as a result of this the dream of Eve Online will live on and begin to flourish again.

The True Knowledge is that nothing matters that does not matter to you, might does make right and power makes freedom

Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#32 - 2011-10-19 14:04:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Jade Constantine
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The True Knowledge is that nothing matters that does not matter to you, might does make right and power makes freedom

Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#33 - 2011-10-19 14:04:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Jade Constantine
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The True Knowledge is that nothing matters that does not matter to you, might does make right and power makes freedom

Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#34 - 2011-10-19 14:05:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Jade Constantine
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Officer Spawn
Perkone
Caldari State
#35 - 2011-10-19 14:05:27 UTC
IceGuerilla wrote:
Thank you, Jita protests. I'm glad that firing torpedoes at a statue got some real people with real livelihoods fired... Roll


The outcry in all its forms saved the other 80% from a similar fate. CCP turned the ship around in time it seems, plenty of other companies have stubbornly kept throwing money into a doomed product and persished with it rather then admit failure.
RaTTuS
BIG
#36 - 2011-10-19 14:06:13 UTC
eve is good - keep it coming ,
do what you need for WOD
heart goes out for those in the loss :(

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Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#37 - 2011-10-19 14:08:07 UTC

holy Quadpost batman ... sorry about that Oops

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Kelduum Revaan
The Ebon Hawk
#38 - 2011-10-19 14:08:51 UTC
My thoughts go out to those who are looking for other work, and hope you all find something soon, as well all CCP employees who are probably having a pretty uncertain time at the moment.

EVE was looking pretty shaky a few months ago, but with the recent refocussing on FiS, I'm confident things are getting better. I'm glad that DUST is still going forward - there's an incredible potential there for it to become something great. WoD has always been intriguing too, but I was a little concerned that CCP had bitten off a little too much with two projects in progress, but I will look forward to more information on that in the future.
Zoe Alarhun
The Proactive Reappropriation Corporation
#39 - 2011-10-19 14:11:03 UTC
Even though this sucks for the dudes who are gonna lose their jobs (been there, done that). I applaud CCP for the open way with which they deal with their community now. Thumbs up from me for the post CCP - you guys are doing it right and I hope your subscriber base doubles.
Phil MacMannon
Fantastic Gymnastics
#40 - 2011-10-19 14:11:54 UTC
Jade Constantine wrote:

Sorry to the employees laid off from the WOD team in the states (particularly in this economic climate) but I do believe its a neccessary step and vital to ensure CCP has the resources to concentrate on and renew Eve Online as its core game. This announcement is almost more significant than the Hilmar apology to signalling a full return to priority focus on Eve Online.

Follow it up by announcing plans to ditch the NeX store and provide all In Space AND Incarna content through traditional sandbox economics rather than MT money-grubbing and I will be fully satisfied and celebrate by resubbing for a year on my account.


This.

As long as the sandbox is fully restored i will seriously consider keeping my 10 accounts running come pay-time in january. Nothing less will do for me, and i suspect, nothing less will do for a great many others.