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James Arget

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Last 20 Posts

  • Dev blog: Download on Demand client for EVE Online in EVE Information Center

    Gilbaron wrote:
    and does this mean that we will see super high res textures soon(tm)?

    This is the topic I came here to ask about as well. I was told explicitly that the limiting factor for high-res textures was that there was no method for the launcher to support them as an optional download. Well, it looks like the client itself is getting massively overhauled, so now seems to be the time to start supporting them. This is one of the best ways to support "content creators", "instigators and enablers", and make it reasonable to have a contest for player-made videos.

    If the art department still complains, then let them speak up and further clarify the delay, but this seems like a pretty awesome update from the client team. I'm sure that they could integrate another tier of resolutions if given the directive to do so.

  • W-Space Virginia Meetup? in EVE Gameplay Center

    Misaniovent wrote:
    NOVA maybe? I'm in DC and I'd love to see a meet here. I think a lot of people in DC don't have cars and would have a lot of trouble heading deeper into VA, but the reverse is not as big of a challenge. Closer to DC might also open it up to Baltimore folks.

    Carpool!

  • W-Space Virginia Meetup? in EVE Gameplay Center

    You know me, I'm over in RVA so I'm totally down for this.

    Also, to those saying DC, we're saying VA because I heard "Free Booze".

  • Fighters and Off Grid assist in EVE Technology and Research Center

    It's a solid complaint. Fighters were buffed, fighter affecting mods were buffed, fighter mechanics were not changed. I have no issue with fighting against fighters. I have no issue fighting against a carrier. I do have an issue where I have to defang a POS in order to kill that carrier. A single warp disruption battery has more EHP than the carrier it's shielding. With link ships it's an option to make bombing runs or boomerang ABC hits against them, not quite the case with carriers.

    I won't hurf that it's "grrr zero risk", but it does provide a way to massively affect the battlefield with a minimum of effort. Some things have changed, and other things need to change to match.

  • SSC dunk Adhoc for 100+ Bil - Anyone know the story? in EVE Gameplay Center

    jonnykefka wrote:
    Naturally you did this right when my dissertation ramps way the hell up. I barely had time to log in and welp one fleet early on, and I so dearly want to do it again. It's great having someone to PvP with so close by and always ready for action.

    Also kudos on getting, let's see, at least nine or ten caps in undetected before we caught the archon? I've coordinated ops like this before and I know that is no small feat. I can only imagine how much more annoying it is now with the new jump mechanics.

    Okay, now this I'm very curious about. Did you see any caps before Clunk? Because there was a very tense moment when Grigg Grrete was on grid with 3 cloaked Archons at a recently collapsed nullsec connection in your dynamic.Big smile

  • SSC dunk Adhoc for 100+ Bil - Anyone know the story? in EVE Gameplay Center

    SSC is currently undertaking "Carthage", the settling of a very, very old grudge.

    http://i.imgur.com/TLh8s7q.png

  • Luxemburg: False Flag in EVE Gameplay Center

    The siege of Luxemburg (officially J112309) was destined to be a strange affair. SSC was contacted by a begrudged former member, who gave us some interesting intel on the system. Seduced by the offer of insider knowledge, we began making plans to lay siege, and gave the system a proper name. Sadly, our contact went quiet, but we now had scouts in place, and a system which was well stocked but not very well defended. Despite it being a C2 with C5/Null statics, we decided it would be worth sieging even without internal help. After sufficient observation, we attacked with a Proteii fleet which had been developed with the option of Black Ops insertion to wherever the nullsec static may be.

    To our great surprise and delight, we found that their main POS had not been configured to shoot neutrals, even on aggression. The tower was brought down to 70% shield before POS gunners came online and slowed our progress. With heavy ECM, we stopped progress on the tower to incap one ECM battery after another, along with the token amount of guns. Finally subdued, we returned to the tower and pushed it in to RF.

    While this was underway, I contacted my dear old friend Herrbert, and asked him if he wanted to come hang out and shoot a tower. After his initial indignation at such a question, he made the 15j to our kspace connection and...

    Here's where things got interesting.

    As Herrbert was coming out of warp on grid with the target tower, he was convoed by the locals, who had watched him come in. Mere moments from opening fire on the tower, he turned around and parked in a safe spot, curious as to what the locals had to say. Herrbert's TRI tag had marked him as a neutral party to the residents, and they asked him for assistance fighting back the invasion. Herrbert, previously under the banner of SSC, now struck his colors and raised a new banner, behind which he rallied the ghosts of thirty Ishtars, and the spectre of an Erebus willing to bridge the shadow fleet wherever it may be needed to save the occupants of Luxemburg. This was, sadly, a false flag, and there would never be "backup."

    Together, Herrbert and the defenders made a plan of battle. At 17:00 the following day there would be a grand counter-attack, where the full force of two carriers, several dominixes, and bhaalgorns would be thrown against the invaders, and with the help of TRI they would be forced back to the dark hole whence they came. It's a rare occasion that a siege force has a time set for a fight, and we went happily to sleep, knowing exactly when we would be needed the next day.

    Although delayed somewhat by efforts to purchase capital mods for their Archon, the schedule was followed, and SSC members we ready to log in as soon as the carriers were committed. Roughly half our forces set the noose, creating the need for carrier support, then once committed the remainder of our Proteii, now refitted to blasters, logged in and cut down defending fleet which has been led straight to our tower. We were anchoring and onlining neut batteries as they cried for "backup", but they were already dead, and Herrbert draped the black flag upon himself and revealed himself as their Reaper.

    SSC has, for the most part, acted as a White Knight of wspace, often coming to aid others. This darker path was not one we sought, but Bob laid out carriers held captive in C2 space, and we did what was needed to free them of their prison. Still, our sense of compassion is not entirely lost, and we left the residents with their tower still standing, wounded as it may be. They have the tools to rebuild, and we hope that they do so. The next time we meet on the field of battle, may our fates be reversed.

    Video report is available on Herrbert's youtube channel (because these forums hate links).

  • Confirmed in EVE Gameplay Center

    Or perhaps the CSM gave them so much grief about it that they pushed through a change despite the challenges. "But James! The CSM never gets anything done!" Blow it out your Black Hole. You're welcome.

    *Snip* Please refrain from personal attacks. ISD Ezwal.

  • Goons are not allowed in Wormhole space in EVE Gameplay Center

    Welp, the way I see it, if you're in wspace, you're a wormholer. Y'all play nice now.

  • [CSM9] And now I present to you... in EVE Gameplay Center

    I just had some interesting voting discussion with a few buddies of mine. Looking at what ballots are currently listed, and last years' results, one thing has become abundantly clear.

    IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT ALL ELIGIBLE VOTERS CAST THEIR BALLOTS.

    One of STV's strengths is that it rewards participation, so for the love of BOB and the grace of the K162, tell everyone you see to go and vote. We can't make a jabber ping to 5k players. We can't post an alliance MOTD to a dozen different corporations. What we can do is make it known that wspace continues to be the most passionate, invested playerbase in the game. Vote, be heard, show that wspace is still best space.

  • James Arget - CSM8, Wormhole Advocacy and the Player Perspective in Council of Stellar Management

    SeneschaI wrote:
    "and deficient corp roles to bring up to the same standard as other mechanics."

    What have you done for us in the current CSM regarding this? I recall criticizing the latest minutes' section, "Xhagen threw out a question to the CSM regarding the differences between corporation mechanics and the social aspect of corporations. " ...did you take that opportunity to point out that corporate 'rebalancing' might be in order besides floating trial balloons on new content?

    Short answer: Yes. Yes I did.

    I started my own corp, prior to that I was a grunt in a multi hundred player corp, and I have close friends other corps. Without a doubt, player corps are one of the "must have" things that has allowed EVE to succeed. I've talked a bit with different devs about what new forms player corps could take, how that impacts new player conversion, long term retention, and overall enjoyment of the game.

    Jon Hellguard wrote:
    Thank you James for your efforts in the CSM8. I'm happy you and the chitsa had a shot at being in the CSM representing wspace. (Yes - i will horribly adopt Two Steps term for him.)

    Having to read thru "two step's arguments" makes this thread the most interessting of the wh-5 threads. Also i believe that you James are totally capable of taking critics seriously and improve in various ways. I do believe, if any, you are the person to take on that challange and get going into an even better CSM9 period.

    For what it's worth - I'm sure you can still count on some major voices and i wish you all the best in this years election.

    The campaign season is a crucible. You can watch candidates refuse to budge, and break what should shape them, and others fail to solidify. Both times around I've gone in with a plan, and come out with it adjusted and refined, better than before and more suitable for the term ahead. This time my greatest shift has been the acknowledgement that yes, I do need to be a more public figure. Should be a fun year ahead.

    Mynxee wrote:
    Was glad to include you in my slate...Good luck!

    Well that's an unexpected, and welcome, endorsement!

  • Who are you voting for in CSM9? in EVE Communication Center

    Noxisia Arkana wrote:
    James Argent

    Every time I die a little.Sad

  • So, CSM 8 Members.... in EVE Gameplay Center

    Paikis wrote:
    Page 19, CSM Minutes wrote:

    CCP Bettik then suggested a mad science idea, where incoming wormholes would not spawn
    the signature for the K162 immediately, but instead it would be delayed for an amount of time.
    James disapproved strongly of the idea, and expressed that such an advantage should be
    balanced by being unable to leave the grid until the signature is spawned. Chitsa got excited
    and strongly approved of the idea.


    What in the actual ****?

    Lol yeah, we kind of had a devthread about that, and then an emergency DTP podcast, and I told Fozzie he needed to stop scaring everyone.

  • James Arget - CSM8, Wormhole Advocacy and the Player Perspective in Council of Stellar Management

    Sala Cameron has been kind enough to throw some PL support behind me as well: http://theloveydovey.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/csm9_election_endorsements/

  • James Arget - CSM8, Wormhole Advocacy and the Player Perspective in Council of Stellar Management

    Rhavas wrote:
    James Arget wrote:
    T'was the night before 'lection, and all through the forums,
    not a newbie was stirring, not even a.. quorum?

    Anyhow, with the election night, I went and put together some of the lovely endorsements that some notable folks have been so kind to grant me.

    Rhavas
    http://interstellarprivateer.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/grading-csm-8/
    “James Arget. I supported James strongly last year and he didn’t let me down. He was obviously working hard in any forum I watched, even if not as visibly as Chitsa. To that end, I am hoping that James puts forth a far more public face this year if he gets in again.“


    ...well, that was my read on James in my Grading CSM 8 retrospective of the CSM 8 term. Here's my endorsement of him for CSM9, posted a few minutes ago. As I mention above, James will top my ballot again this year.

    Rhavas wrote:

    James Arget: James will be top of my ballot, for several reasons. 1) He now has a year of CSM experience under his belt, on top of his formidable knowledge of game mechanics. He has been endorsed by all of his CSM colleagues that have posted so far, a testament to his effectiveness despite being less visible than Chitsa. I remember one particular issue where it was clearly something that the sov null guys were up in arms about, but had no effect on w-space. He seemed buried in it – I asked him why he was so concerned. His quote: “I represent the entire playerbase, not just wormholes.” 2) He is passionate about the game, and especially about wormhole space. 3) He is a tireless worker. 4) I trust James. We have more than three years of time together in fleets. He is not only one of the lead FCs, but the founder of Future Corps and Sleeper Social Club, built on his original vision. That vision included having the good judgment to step down from the CEO role when other demands claimed his time, rather than dragging the corp down.

    Thanks very much for the more formal version, just updated the endorsement list. :D

  • James Arget - CSM8, Wormhole Advocacy and the Player Perspective in Council of Stellar Management

    T'was the night before 'lection, and all through the forums,
    not a newbie was stirring, not even a.. quorum?

    Anyhow, with the election night, I went and put together some of the lovely endorsements that some notable folks have been so kind to grant me.

    Ripard Teg
    http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-endorsements-for-csm9.html
    “I was so impressed by James at the Summer Summit last year. He's knowledgeable, smart, and passionate about EVE Online in a way that a lot of us can't manage. And yet he's also very practical, good at dealing with CCP devs, and not afraid of doing the work. In particular, James often stepped in and did some of the more ugly but necessary jobs that the rest of us didn't want to do. The CSM8 official website is a good example, for instance... James didn't ask if he should do it. He just did it, then pulled input in from the rest of us to make it better.”

    Trebor Daehdoow
    http://treborofthecsm.blogspot.com/2014/04/who-i-like.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=who-i-like
    “James Arget is a CSM incumbent representing wormhole space. He's worked hard on CSM8 and quietly gone about doing what needs to be done. Wormhole residents should send him back for another term.”

    Rhavas
    http://interstellarprivateer.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/csm9-endorsements/
    “James will be top of my ballot, for several reasons. 1) He now has a year of CSM experience under his belt, on top of his formidable knowledge of game mechanics. He has been endorsed by all of his CSM colleagues that have posted so far, a testament to his effectiveness despite being less visible than Chitsa. I remember one particular issue where it was clearly something that the sov null guys were up in arms about, but had no effect on w-space. He seemed buried in it – I asked him why he was so concerned. His quote: “I represent the entire playerbase, not just wormholes.” 2) He is passionate about the game, and especially about wormhole space. 3) He is a tireless worker. 4) I trust James. We have more than three years of time together in fleets. He is not only one of the lead FCs, but the founder of Future Corps and Sleeper Social Club, built on his original vision. That vision included having the good judgment to step down from the CEO role when other demands claimed his time, rather than dragging the corp down.“

    Mike Azariah
    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4391785#post4391785
    James worked hard in CSM8 for wormholes and for the game in general. He was easy to work with and kept to his mission. When he targeted an issue he was steadfast in the pursuit of it.

    He deserves another term.

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    Chitsa Jason
    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4392092#post4392092
    James definitely knows his stuff. He has been one of the most active people on CSM8. I fully endorse him and I would love to see him on CSM9

    Ali Aras
    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4425773#post4425773
    “James is late in posting his thread, I'm late in posting my endorsements :P

    James has been a valuable and hardworking wormhole representative on CSM 8; he spearheaded the push to get SMA loot drops fixed, and has reliably followed up on wormhole issues when they come up. +1, will vote for again :)”

    Mangala Solaris
    http://mangala.rvbganked.co.uk/csm-9-the-mangala-recommendations/

    As with last year I have found myself supporting multiple wormhole candidates. I have worked with James for the duration of the 8th CSM and he has been a very hard worker indeed, and one who always put the concerns of his wormhole constituents at the forefront of his dealings with CCP and the CSM. He will no doubt continue this going into CSM 9.

    Progodlegend
    (25:39) http://www.capstable.net/2014/04/02/csm9-candidate-interview-progodlegend/

    CSM8 was such an effective [..] I was really proud of all the work we did at CSM8, and the other people that I was on the CSM with were really incredible. [...] James Arget I think recently announced? He will be high up there, pretty much every CSM incumbent member I will put somewhere on our bracket.

    Malcanis
    https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=4401552#post4401552
    “There can be only One.”

    Proclus Diadochu
    http://casualcapsuleer.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/csm9-procs-list-for-the-csm9-elections/
    James Arget – Like I said, I’ve had time to get to know James better of late. My impression of him before my candidacy was a CSM8 delegate that I didn’t feel was visible. What I’ve learned is that his method of impacting change is direct interaction with CCP. He knows a lot about the game, he is willing to be frank when the time is appropriate, and he can articulate his point very well. As a wormhole candidate, he’s a top 5 on my list, and as a strong, knowledgeable wormhole leader, he’s a top 3.

    Sala Cameron
    http://theloveydovey.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/csm9_election_endorsements/

    Has done solid work during CSM8 and is the Wormhole candidate on this list.


    So there it is folks, about as good a backing as I could hope for. I hope to give you another solid year, so get on out and let's do this.Cool

  • [CSM9] And now I present to you... in EVE Gameplay Center

    But.. but I'm broke.Sad

  • So, CSM 8 Members.... in EVE Gameplay Center

    Blodhgarm Dethahal wrote:
    I just hope when they 'replace' POSs/Starbases or whatever you wish to call it they keep the ForceField mechanic and do not add stations to WHs. This keeps our unique environment and keeps station games out of our space.

    All that's needed is a better UI for POSs so you can queue onlining modules, more practical tiers of security access (or better yet be able to assign people only being able access specific containers/hangers only), and make it a better option for industry focused groups (although this appears to already have been happening with the refining rebalance).

    CCP really doesn't like the POS FF, because it doesn't cause a distinct state change, but I'm pushing to keep it as much as possible.

  • CSM 9 Candidates - How much mining have you done in the last month. in Council of Stellar Management

    Probably just 2 or 3 of gas cloud harvesting. I did my time breaking rocks back in the day though, and even got put on ice for a bit.

  • [Kronos] Pirate Faction Cruisers in EVE Technology and Research Center

    I shall be buying a knifey bean shortly.

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