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Bitterhub - A station only accessible to 10yr subscribers

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Lallante
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#1 - 2013-04-29 14:07:30 UTC
CCP Soundwave mentioned at Fanfest some kind of loyalty reward for 10 year subscribers. It will be some kind of station which only 10yr+ players can dock in. There weren't many more details.

A few questions:

1. Continuous subscription or total subscription (or even based purely on birth-date)? The first seems a bit harsh as there will be lots of people (me included) who have the occasional few-days lapse when the renewal date falls during a holiday or just before payday.

2. Account or character linked?

3. Any unique features relating to this station, or is its only 'exceptional' characteristic its exclusivity?


Anyway I foresee a huge number of us "subscribed bittevets who don't play" spinning our gold pods or admiring our monacles in such an establishment in the near future.
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#2 - 2013-04-29 14:11:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Makoto Priano
Yeah. Saw that bit and went, "lulwha?"

Please say it was a troll, CCP. :x Seems-- dumb. Can we please avoid all the, "You're in the fan club! Here's a shiny thing to show you're in the fan club!" stuff?

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Lallante
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#3 - 2013-04-29 14:13:41 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Yeah. Saw that bit and went, "lulwha?"

Please say it was a troll, CCP. :x Seems-- dumb. Can we please avoid all the, "You're in the fan club! Here's a shiny thing to show you're in the fan club!" stuff?


Only seems dumb if you haven't been playing 10 years :P
Some Rando
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2013-04-29 14:15:12 UTC
The ultimate irony would be if it's the only station with a working door on the CQ. The tears, they would be epic.

CCP has no sense of humour.

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#5 - 2013-04-29 14:17:32 UTC
vOv

I played beta, had a character for a few years, came back, played a new character, took a break, came back, so on. I've been here off and on, so the ten year thing makes me shrug a bit.

More, it's that I'm trying to find the line between rewarding loyalty and-- I'm not sure. Capitalizing on loyalty in a way that doesn't add more content or iteration to the game?

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Ranger 1
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#6 - 2013-04-29 14:23:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Ranger 1
There is absolutely nothing wrong with rewarding long term players by throwing them a bone, especially one that gives them no extra in game advantage of any sort.

It's called rewarding customer loyalty, and it works.

It's also very much appreciated.

Edit: In fact, without getting carried away, I wouldn't object to a station dedicated to 5 year vets as well. That's quite a stretch in anyone's book for game loyalty.

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Carniflex
StarHunt
Mordus Angels
#7 - 2013-04-29 14:40:49 UTC
Well - I would prefer getting a Jove char portrait, although I admit 10 years might be a bit too .. early .. for that.

I think it should be tied to SP. If you hit 50% SP of max possible a new skill unlock to you which is called "Jove" - let's say it takes about 3 years to push it to lev 5 and each level unlocks some sculpting options making you more and more Jove - like. I would train it. Once I would get that far.

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KuroVolt
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#8 - 2013-04-29 14:48:21 UTC
CCP can do this on condition that this station is in either NOL, VFK or HED.

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Lost True
Perkone
Caldari State
#9 - 2013-04-29 14:49:50 UTC
Lallante wrote:
CCP Soundwave mentioned at Fanfest some kind of loyalty reward for 10 year subscribers. It will be some kind of station which only 10yr+ players can dock in. There weren't many more details.

A few questions:

1. Continuous subscription or total subscription (or even based purely on birth-date)? The first seems a bit harsh as there will be lots of people (me included) who have the occasional few-days lapse when the renewal date falls during a holiday or just before payday.

2. Account or character linked?

3. Any unique features relating to this station, or is its only 'exceptional' characteristic its exclusivity?


Anyway I foresee a huge number of us "subscribed bittevets who don't play" spinning our gold pods or admiring our monacles in such an establishment in the near future.

The funny thing is that there obviously need some WiS stuff for this "club". Overwise WTF? For 10 yars of playing the game i'll be able to...what? Spin the ship in one more station? Bullshit. There is a lot of better ideas for 10+

in 2007 i've thought it's a sci-fi simulator, not an "e-sports" game. I'm not a teenager, how would i like it much?

J3ssica Alba
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2013-04-29 14:51:07 UTC
Most games have yearly loyalty or veteran rewards, ingame stuff you get the longer you have been subscribed, so why not Eve.
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Lost True
Perkone
Caldari State
#11 - 2013-04-29 14:59:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Lost True
Just give us something unique and unestructable. Like different color for forum and character. Maybe x10 bio length.
Fanfest VIP access.
Maybe some exclusive avatar options. Custom clothes? Created by the player, approved by CCP, or created by CCP for a player from his description. Which can be sold to the others after that, not for cheap and with some % for the owner :)
Maybe some IRL stuff.
Lots of things...

o well, i saying "us" although i'm not nearly there yet, but i'd like to know if there will be something grreat :)

in 2007 i've thought it's a sci-fi simulator, not an "e-sports" game. I'm not a teenager, how would i like it much?

Lallante
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
#12 - 2013-04-29 15:41:39 UTC
KuroVolt wrote:
CCP can do this on condition that this station is in either NOL, VFK or HED.



Its a bitterhub - the appropriate systems are HLW in curse, 1M4-FK in Querious, Mara/Passari or FD-MLJ, the hotspots of 2003.

Or even better, Yulai X
ZeeWolf Novus
Saor Alba
#13 - 2013-04-29 15:48:34 UTC
Lallante wrote:


Its a bitterhub - the appropriate systems are HLW in curse, 1M4-FK in Querious, Mara/Passari or FD-MLJ, the hotspots of 2003.

Or even better, Yulai X


Remove all stations in Jita and replace with BitterHub. Behold riots!
ShahFluffers
Ice Fire Warriors
#14 - 2013-04-29 15:48:40 UTC
Some Rando wrote:
The ultimate irony would be if it's the only station with a working door on the CQ. The tears, they would be epic.

Lol DUU EET!!!!!! DUU EET NAO!!!!
Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#15 - 2013-04-29 15:51:45 UTC
are they planning on appropriating any other bells and whistles from Star Trek Online?

their "special" subscriber station was a joke
Dub Step
Death To Everyone But Us
#16 - 2013-04-29 16:01:11 UTC
Ranger 1 wrote:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with rewarding long term players by throwing them a bone, especially one that gives them no extra in game advantage of any sort.

Only if they remove the market and industrial features of the station.
Deborah Bat-Zeev
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2013-04-29 16:14:17 UTC
Lost True wrote:
The funny thing is that there obviously need some WiS stuff for this "club". Overwise WTF? For 10 yars of playing the game i'll be able to...what? Spin the ship in one more station?


That's exactly the idea. Just another station where some old farts can spin their ship. Also, a place everyone else can camp to gank bittervets 23/7 and drown local in verbal poo.
rofflesausage
State War Academy
Caldari State
#18 - 2013-04-29 16:15:53 UTC
Think of the camping. Think of the ganking.

This is glorious and it should be made immediately.
Klymer
Hedion University
Amarr Empire
#19 - 2013-04-29 16:22:10 UTC
I'm wondering if Bitterhub will replace the jita monument as the target of choice for protest fleets?

or...

have a sense of humor CCP and use the station model that's on fire
Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2013-04-29 16:41:10 UTC
Bitterhub. I laughed. XD
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