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Is CCP in the first grade?

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Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#1 - 2012-08-08 18:48:09 UTC
When someone says "xxxx was the stupidest thing CCP has ever done..." I think a lot of people think of Incarna. However, I don't think it was stupid at all. Incarna was and hopefully will be brilliant. They just messed up the method of deployment and the content was non-existent. Others might think of this or that ship change or addition as being the dumbest thing CCP has ever done... and of course there will be others who will take issue with that and defend the change. Nothing is ever simple in EvE, is it? The thing is, those changes aren't "stupid"... they are always very clever conceptually... it's just sometimes things don't work out like you think they will.

With that as an opener for context, I present to you truly stupidest thing I've ever seen CCP do... From the patch notes:
Quote:
  • When viewing the info of a skill, the attribute "Level" now has a capital L.

Is this what we do now CCP? We puff up the patch notes by adding an entire bullet point for a change in capitalization somewhere? It reminds me of the tactics first graders use when trying to fill a whole page with writing for a school assignment. It is the dumbest thing I've ever seen you do CCP. Why don't you put what you had for lunch in the patch notes? How about all the company and group meetings you attended? Those could take up space... you know what else the patch notes need? Pictures of CCP staff pets.

...and hats.

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Jim Era
#2 - 2012-08-08 18:50:19 UTC
so mad

Wat™

Richard Desturned
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2012-08-08 18:52:15 UTC
it's a documentation thing

npc alts have no opinions worth consideration

El Cid Campeador
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2012-08-08 18:52:42 UTC
Lol so mad over a little thing. Plus id rather know everything then only get shown a selective amount of updates
Gun Gal
Dark Club
#5 - 2012-08-08 18:53:18 UTC
Nothing wrong with proper capitalization :)
Red Maiden
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-08-08 18:54:25 UTC
I write documentation for a living, and I approve of using a capital "L" in "Level". It's all about the details, bro.
Zagdul
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-08-08 18:54:34 UTC  |  Edited by: Zagdul
Actually, the stupidest thing CCP did was Tyrannis.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/659002/Subs-2.png

Removing such a vast isk sink without countering it caused massive inflation driving things such as PLEX, which drives the economy, way up.

These quality of life changes, such as adding skill unlocks aren't necessarily bad. Capitalizing the L in level makes sense and should be considered as an improvement. This adds UI elements that if were in the initial release of EVE you wouldn't have thought twice about it. NEEDING to use 3rd party apps to play a video game is a bad thing. 3rd party applications should be optional, not a necessity. Trying to counter the EVE learning cliff isn't bad for EVE's long term survivability.

However, changes like Alchemy which impose a CCP regulated price on tech 2 reactions removes elements of the sandbox instead of actually tackling the root of the problem which is the manufacturing process. Not the minerals/reactions themselves.

Dual Pane idea: Click!

CCP Please Implement

Lin-Young Borovskova
Doomheim
#8 - 2012-08-08 18:56:23 UTC
Lol he mad.

Also: posting here

brb

Hongus Gwag
Doomheim
#9 - 2012-08-08 18:57:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Hongus Gwag
Correct punctuation and grammar is that which separates us from those heading down the genetic toilet. A tip of the hat to CCP for recognising this.
alittlebirdy
All Hail The Liopleurodon
#10 - 2012-08-08 19:00:26 UTC
Richard Desturned wrote:
it's a documentation thing


Yet we get patchs with no notes and no info

And "bugs / exploits were fixed making eve a better place"

ORLY what ones?

They are fixed can't tell us?
lawl...

CCP just breaking more ****.
GallowsCalibrator
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2012-08-08 19:01:17 UTC
This is going to get a lot of usage today I think.

http://i.imgur.com/613sB.gif
Abdiel Kavash
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#12 - 2012-08-08 19:11:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Abdiel Kavash
Proper capitalization makes the game way too newbie-friendly, is ruining both PvP AND PvE, completely destroys the sandbox and my immersion, and is the single factor that will kill EVE unless CCP starts to listen.
Gogela
Krigmakt Elite
Safety.
#13 - 2012-08-08 19:11:29 UTC
TL;DR; Cats and motherf****** hats.

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Roll Sizzle Beef
Space Mutiny
#14 - 2012-08-08 19:18:10 UTC
If this is the extent of your problems with the patch notes. I guess it was a pretty good release.
dexington
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-08-08 19:19:13 UTC
Of dump things you could possibly do, how would you rate your post?

I'm a relatively respectable citizen. Multiple felon perhaps, but certainly not dangerous.

ErrorRon
Turbo-Encabulator LLC
#16 - 2012-08-08 19:19:31 UTC
Is 'stupidist' even a word? Its not in my dictionary. I'd have to say its one of the stupidist words I've heard in a while.
see what I did there? I took a tiny issue with what you said and made a whole post about it.
Sound familiar? :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtItWL6GfSM CCP Gargant -  Dev of my heart.

iskbear
Doomheim
#17 - 2012-08-08 19:27:34 UTC
This is the best change in the whole patch.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#18 - 2012-08-08 19:28:58 UTC  |  Edited by: baltec1
Boot.ini

A very stupid mistake to make but a fantastically funny event. Damage control was brilliant.
FloppieTheBanjoClown
Arcana Imperii Ltd.
#19 - 2012-08-08 19:35:59 UTC
Given CCP's history of joke-making and outright trolling in the patch notes, I suspect that at some point someone made a thread or submitted a bug report regarding the lack of consistent capitalization. So someone at CCP took a few seconds and fixed that just so they could put it in the patch notes to poke at whoever complained about it.

Founding member of the Belligerent Undesirables movement.

Maddie Gunslinger
Doomheim
#20 - 2012-08-08 19:42:23 UTC
I was looking up the term "nerd rage" and was directed to this thread, I now understand perfectly, thanks OP.

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