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CCP Games Announces Former EA Executive Sean Decker as Senior Vice President

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Angory Gai
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#761 - 2013-07-04 20:13:29 UTC
EvilEvilEvilEvilCryCryCryCry
I HATE anything EA is involved with and now one of the head devs is an old EA? Sucks big time - this is the end of this game you mark mine and everyone else's words. This has bad written all over it - if I see the same **** happening in EA games as I do here I will quit this game for good.
Clair Bear
Perkone
Caldari State
#762 - 2013-07-04 21:22:05 UTC
To any of you still thinking this is in any way shape or form a good thing I have just one thing to say:

Real Racing 3.

If you want to see brutal, in your face, "must pay to win or even progress" sort of "microtransactions" you simply must check that bad boy out. It's an EA baby, most likely part of this guy's legacy. And yeah, once again a shining example of how EA killed a promising and loved game company (iOS game company, so you're probably not familiar with it, but still).

I'll TL;DR it for those of you who are lazy. ~$400 real money cars, with a $100 buy-in and $300 in upgrades after you're in. 50 cents for a 10 minute race. It's one of the highest grossing apps on the iPad, up 3 spots since the most egregious money grubbing in the history of the game got bolted on a few days ago.

EA bigshots know how to squeeze the whales and squeeze them hard. To them you're not a customer, you're a "unit", and their biggest challenge is increasing revenue per said "unit." This is an EA bigshot, prepare to be squeezed.
Rellik B00n
Lethal Death Squad
#763 - 2013-07-04 21:44:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Rellik B00n
I would like to answer with some of my favourite quotes from this page:

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” -Tony Robbins

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain

the dice is already rolled, we all know how we will react to certain changes in our universe. Time will tell.
[Of a request for change ask: Who Benefits?](https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&find=unread&t=199765)
Maldiro Selkurk
Radiation Sickness
#764 - 2013-07-04 21:45:22 UTC
Please, please, please just make him CEO so we can fix this borked game and make it what it should have become years ago.


(Maldiro Selkurk has asbestos undergarments molded into his clone flesh, so fire away if you will)

Yawn,  I'm right as usual. The predictability kinda gets boring really.

Spurty
#765 - 2013-07-04 22:48:23 UTC
Origin launcher and single sign on launcher

Wait a minute!

There are good ships,

And wood ships,

And ships that sail the sea

But the best ships are Spaceships

Built by CCP

Lykouleon
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#766 - 2013-07-04 22:54:24 UTC
So, when do we get to meet this dude?

I demand a "Hello, I am Sean" thread.

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

Rhapsodae
Bedlam Escapees
Apocalypse Now.
#767 - 2013-07-05 02:22:04 UTC
Lykouleon wrote:
So, when do we get to meet this dude?

I demand a "Hello, I am Sean" thread.


This
Ckra Trald
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#768 - 2013-07-05 03:06:55 UTC
next, we get snowden

ccp will be immortalized by the community and the human race for hiring terrible people

also eve is dying and shooting the monument causes people like myself who manufacture ammo happy.

http://www.rusemen.com/ Join Tengoo xd

Seetesh
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#769 - 2013-07-05 06:35:10 UTC
And this is the way eve online dies, not in fire but through micro transactions and free to play game models.

Someone keep the guy on a leash and ensure he doesn't destroy this game.
Miilla
Hulkageddon Orphanage
#770 - 2013-07-05 07:59:14 UTC
Rellik B00n wrote:
I would like to answer with some of my favourite quotes from this page:

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.” -Tony Robbins

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” -Mark Twain

the dice is already rolled, we all know how we will react to certain changes in our universe. Time will tell.



Interesting you brought DICE into this....ehm Battlefield...
Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
#771 - 2013-07-05 08:33:03 UTC
Oh my...! EA... Ugh

After the fiasco that was SimCity, and the outright lies that EA & Maxis told their player base, I swore to have nothing to do with anything EA ever again.

First thing this guy needs to do is read up on the 'Summer of GoldenAmmo' and 'Greed is Good'. Learn a lesson, and realise that Eve players are a force to be reckoned with.

To put it bluntly... Loose any ****** EA attitude, and welcome to Eve!

Fly safe.

Jint Hikaru - Miner / Salvager / Explorer / SpaceBum In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Ace Uoweme
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#772 - 2013-07-05 11:04:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Ace Uoweme
Six Six Six wrote:
Ace Uoweme wrote:
Onyx Nyx wrote:
We blew up a statue in Jita and Amarr in protest and CCP went from Incarna and $1000 designer jeans to fixing the game.

Signed,
The EVE Community

PS. zero fucks given. Go back to WoW.


I play WoW and EvE. Can't go back because I'm already there.

Which may not be an option for you even, since it seems you like to be kicked from EVERY game you prefer to destroy.

Signed,
A Multi-gamer


I used to play both.

Last character I played in WoW was a goblin.

Got my account frozen, something to do with RMT, but as I don't use unofficial mods of any type (never have, except voice software) and nobody else uses the computer I knew the charges were false. So two hours later after some emails I got the account reopened (confirming they had no evidence and they obviously didn't investigate).

Anyway a month later, the same thing happened, another two hours wasted getting them to unfreeze the account. So I asked how am I going to stop you doing this again, they suggested altering my play style.

Anyway it happened again, got it overturned again, shortly after that I decided this isn't worth the effort, so just stopped playing it.

Awhile later they sent me a beta invite for their pandas, needless to say I didn't bother.


My sis got a permanent ban letter when Blizzard went on a ban wave after the duping incident earlier this year. Avid herbalist (mage needs their flasks!) and she would literally clear MoP of herbs (plus my alt is an Inscriptionist). Said that her actions disturbed the game economy (she doesn't sell them, we use them for ourselves....self-sufficient). Wrote the GM about this, since the herbs don't go on the AH nor any flasks or pots to ruin the economy, and my alt makes things for us to use. But how she got the account reinstated was quite simple: had to have details only the account holder had, and one detail was the game ID from the CD of an expansion (so even if the account was hacked and they got the current game ID that's shows, it doesn't show the previous ID). Fine, got the CDs put in the requested details (secret question answers included). GM was satisfied her account wasn't hacked (despite we have authenticators!!!), and her account was reinstated.

You have to go through the process of identifying who you are to reinstate accounts, with details only the account holder has. And this is important, because so many kids share accounts. They then scream their account was hacked (notice no authenticator too?). Blizzard doesn't know if the screamer is legit or the "hacker" without proof.

$6 or the free Android version of an authenticator also saves a ton of grief for eliminating the SKs on your account (and makes sharing more difficult to avoid "I WAS HACKED!!!" cries). Account details for the rest...keep those CD envelopes! Like MS, WoW is a #1 target for hackers and exploiters, so you need tools to keep your accounts safe.

Which reminds me about EvE: on the account page, can we get even the basic CC details on record (last 4 digits and expiration date like every other site uses)? Didn't realize I still had an expired CC on my accounts (bank renewed the CCs), and knowing that detail is better than trying to trace down why a payment doesn't go through via a bank, as there's no means to check here than manually running it through again (and risk double payments as the bank suggested).Ugh

_"In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." _ ~George Orwell

Josef Djugashvilis
#773 - 2013-07-05 11:08:05 UTC
Ace Uoweme wrote:
Six Six Six wrote:
Ace Uoweme wrote:
Onyx Nyx wrote:
We blew up a statue in Jita and Amarr in protest and CCP went from Incarna and $1000 designer jeans to fixing the game.

Signed,
The EVE Community

PS. zero fucks given. Go back to WoW.


I play WoW and EvE. Can't go back because I'm already there.

Which may not be an option for you even, since it seems you like to be kicked from EVERY game you prefer to destroy.

Signed,
A Multi-gamer


I used to play both.

Last character I played in WoW was a goblin.

Got my account frozen, something to do with RMT, but as I don't use unofficial mods of any type (never have, except voice software) and nobody else uses the computer I knew the charges were false. So two hours later after some emails I got the account reopened (confirming they had no evidence and they obviously didn't investigate).

Anyway a month later, the same thing happened, another two hours wasted getting them to unfreeze the account. So I asked how am I going to stop you doing this again, they suggested altering my play style.

Anyway it happened again, got it overturned again, shortly after that I decided this isn't worth the effort, so just stopped playing it.

Awhile later they sent me a beta invite for their pandas, needless to say I didn't bother.


My sis got a permanent ban letter when Blizzard went on a ban wave after the duping incident earlier this year. Avid herbalist (mage needs their flasks!) and she would literally clear MoP of herbs (plus my alt is an Inscriptionist). Said that her actions disturbed the game economy (she doesn't sell them, we use them for ourselves....self-sufficient). Wrote the GM about this, since the herbs don't go on the AH nor any flasks or pots to ruin the economy, and my alt makes things for us to use. But how she got the account reinstated was quite simple: had to have details only the account holder had, and one detail was the game ID from the CD of an expansion (so even if the account was hacked and they got the current game ID that's shows, it doesn't show the previous ID). Fine, got the CDs put in the requested details (secret question answers included). GM was satisfied her account wasn't hacked (despite we have authenticators!!!), and her account was reinstated.

You have to go through the process of identifying who you are to reinstate accounts, with details only the account holder has. And this is important, because so many kids share accounts. They then scream their account was hacked (notice no authenticator too?). Blizzard doesn't know if the screamer is legit or the "hacker" without proof.

$6 or the free Android version of an authenticator also saves a ton of grief for eliminating the SKs on your account (and makes sharing more difficult to avoid "I WAS HACKED!!!" cries). Account details for the rest...keep those CD envelopes! Like MS, WoW is a #1 target for hackers and exploiters, so you need tools to keep your accounts safe.

Which reminds me about EvE: on the account page, can we get even the basic CC details on record? Didn't realize I still had an expired CC on my accounts (bank renewed the CCs), and knowing that detail is better than trying to trace down why a payment doesn't go through via a bank, as there's no means to check here than manually running it through again (and risk double payments as the bank suggested).Ugh



This forum is for Eve Online.

Please stop rabbiting on about some other game you play.

Thank you.

This is not a signature.

Ace Uoweme
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#774 - 2013-07-05 11:12:40 UTC
Josef Djugashvilis wrote:
This forum is for Eve Online.

Please stop rabbiting on about some other game you play.

Thank you.


And please even read before replying (even in italics!).

Thank you.

_"In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." _ ~George Orwell

ISquishWorms
#775 - 2013-07-05 11:22:36 UTC
Well that is a first for me, felt the need to use the hide post feature. Roll

‘No, this isn't it at all. Make it more... psssshhhh’.

PopeUrban
El Expedicion
Flames of Exile
#776 - 2013-07-05 11:50:28 UTC
Well I'll say this:

He DID stop working at EA.

*shrug*

Miilla
Hulkageddon Orphanage
#777 - 2013-07-05 12:05:51 UTC  |  Edited by: Miilla
PopeUrban wrote:
Well I'll say this:

He DID stop working at EA.

*shrug*




Or did he, somebody check his share filings on the SEC :)
Brainless Bimbo
Pator Tech School
Minmatar Republic
#778 - 2013-07-05 14:16:11 UTC
The questions that are raised in my poor performing mental facilities is this:

What function in the real world will he have?, produce long term strategy?, maximise short term profit?, change direction of CCP to be even more vanilla?

Why was he chosen for the said function?, CCP public listing?, because he has friends on the board?, because he brings lots of disposable cash with him?, because he´s a corporate shill with no real vision?, because the head-hunter recommended him?.

Just because he came from EA is not a slight against him, he may not have agreed with the majority that kept screwing up making him look for other work (doubtful), but you don´t get to be on EA´s board unless you have a quality that is required in the corporate world (psychopathy).


already dead, just haven´t fallen over yet....

Sycotic Deninard
Basgerin Pirate
#779 - 2013-07-05 23:12:08 UTC
Oh man, I got a bad feeling about this....

A person that does'nt use his intelligence is no better than an animal that does'nt have any and thus are steaks on the table by choice and consent.

Sergeant Acht Scultz
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#780 - 2013-07-05 23:19:49 UTC
Brainless Bimbo wrote:
What function in the real world will he have?, produce long term strategy?, maximise short term profit?


Eve has plenty of room for micro transactions, dual training was one of them but more and moe are possible without braking the game or bring PTW stuff on nex/what-the-heck-name or anywhere else in Eve.

There is plenty of stuff to do with Eve, including open eyes to close minded people who think game market strategies apply RL.

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