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Yule Lads did good!

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Oraac Ensor
#41 - 2013-12-25 01:14:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Oraac Ensor
TedStriker wrote:
i found out you can still get the presents, but its not the same, the presents are not that important, its the process of beeing involved, and thats missing if you are not "in the know".

You want to be involved? Then GET involved. That means reading the forums, Dev blogs etc. If you're not involved it's your own fault.


Beekeeper Bob wrote:
Oddly enough, I don't know a single person that was impressed by the gifts, or the ******** redeeming system that requires you to log into your management page, just to place the items in your redeeming cue. Most people didn't even bother to waste the time to redeem.

I don't know anyone who was impressed by the gifts either, but then I only know one other person who plays EVE and I haven't spoken to him for a couple of weeks. On the other hand I know of plenty of people who appreciated the gifts 'cos they've posted on these forums to say so.

And how would you know what MOST people have done? Have you canvassed the entire membership?
Herzog Wolfhammer
Sigma Special Tactics Group
#42 - 2013-12-25 04:37:14 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile





First let me say that the Yule Lads thing amounted to a "nativity calendar". My GF used to love those things as a kid, and she was more interested in the Yule Lads than I was. Funny thing is, she does not play the game, so each day I had to explain these gifts and what they were for. So for entertainment value alone, it was well done.

That these items might be deemed "junk" or perhaps some would say that the market was upset by these gifts, it appears these are minor issues overall. It's free stuff, and nobody is getting anything so substantial that anybody's precious balances are being tipped. So what was to lose? Nothing in my opinion.

I expected Dairy Products and a Tractor beam from Skyr Gobbler but called it wrong though.


As for what could be done in the future - it's hard to consider. I have played another MMO where they would have all sorts of holiday content that went way too far into breaking the storyline and seeming a bit commercial or campy. The Yule Lads had that "Iceland style" to it and was not so mainstream either - I liked it. I even learned what Skyr is and as a hobby cheesemaker myself will be adding Skyr to my list.

improvements?

I would look into what Commander A9 did on the 22nd regarding a snowball fight live event (which I could not attend, much regrettably). Letting players do this and providing a little bit of support seems to fit well in the spirit of the game and at the same time, the festive spirit of the season.


Next year I will be looking forward to seeing the Yule Lads again and maybe we'll all get a chance to blow uo their ships too. I'm kinda feeling a need to avenge what they did to Santa Claus. Me and Santa go way back you see, coal is a valuable commodity and I was always happy to get some.

Bring back DEEEEP Space!

Lfod Shi
Lfod's Ratting and Salvage
#43 - 2013-12-25 04:49:29 UTC
Amhra Rho wrote:

Bravo. Well done. Do it again in 2014.


Word.

♪ They'll always be bloodclaws to me ♫

Hevymetal
POT Corp
#44 - 2013-12-25 04:53:14 UTC
Thanks for all the effort you guys (and gals) put into the giveaway this year. The Yule lads were fun and festive. Every year the holiday keeps improving. Thanks for the gifts, they are well appreciated. Having to login to the account managent every day to get your gift makes you work just a little bit for it, just like EVE :)

The shuttle is a unique gift with excellent "special" abilities but i fear it will unfortunately get very little actual use by most players due to its having a big red GANK target put on it for the time being. But it can sit alongside my crystal ball, elite hull tanking certificate and Fedo for the moment :)

Merry Christmas everyone and CCP keep up the good work
Toshiro Ozuwara
Perkone
#45 - 2013-12-25 10:03:18 UTC  |  Edited by: Toshiro Ozuwara
CCP Falcon wrote:
With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

Compared to the last two years, the gifts were really inferior.

Making us login and click each day (or all at once) ostensibly to promote the Yule Lads is akin to forced reading. For a gift, this seems silly. I can honestly say I didn't read anything about the Yule Lads, and people interested in that stuff would have read it regardless if it was the gateway to a gift or not, just as people who did not want to read it, did not.

I am OCD, so I claimed all of it, but tbh, the only thing worth claiming was the shuttle, and that was only marginally useful because it's a shuttle.

Could have really made use of a remap. Or another set of Genolutions. Or something like the Gnosis, which is a ship that people actually fly.

A super fast shuttle is like getting socks and underwear. Technically it is a gift, but no one is really impressed by it.

It didn't take long to locate the tracking beacon, deep inside the quarters for sleepin' They thought they could get away Not today, it's not the way that this kid plays

CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#46 - 2013-12-25 11:27:11 UTC
Amhra Rho wrote:
Three thumbs up out of two - Yule Lads are a happening thang. Play-acting CCP minions re-invented as goofy hapless scafes really worked for me. Beyond hilarious! I found myself looking forward to revealing what nightly trinkets were to be had at zero hour - that added to the seasonal entertainment value for the entire week and a half. The trinkets were great - varied, creative, interesting, and something for everybody. Who wasn't wondering what the denouement would bring, and what's there about the Leopard not to like? The movie was play-it-more-than-once genuinely clever, fun, and even memorable.

The whole schtick got me interested enough to find out that the whole Yule Lads thing is very much an actual, very real Icelandic holiday ritual. Fantasy firmly rooted in actual age-old tradition - a decided plus which added even more to the enjoyment factor.

Bravo. Well done. Do it again in 2014.
Glad you liked it, we had fun making it for you Big smile

Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson | Senior Development Director | EVE Online // CCP Games | @CCP_Explorer

EvEa Deva
Doomheim
#47 - 2013-12-25 12:02:26 UTC
creepy but good
Guttripper
State War Academy
Caldari State
#48 - 2013-12-25 13:15:27 UTC
"A gift for any animal lover!" - 5x Livestock Twisted

Just started collecting them so...
Guttripper
State War Academy
Caldari State
#49 - 2013-12-25 15:15:36 UTC
CCP team -

I am curious if various members of the staff were specifically picked for a certain Yule Lad appearance or was the whole volunteer and fitted a role? Except for CCP Guard being Stubby being an obvious choice, just curious.
Aramatheia
Tiffany and Co.
#50 - 2013-12-25 15:20:36 UTC
CCP Falcon wrote:
Glad to see that you guys enjoyed it! Both the positive sentiment and constructive criticism are always welcome Smile

With that in mind, do you guys feel there was anything we could have done better, either to improve visibility of the whole thing, or maybe switch things up a little?

We are of course continually looking at the promotions we run over various holidays, and are actively thinking of how to improve them while not upsetting the balance of the economy in game.

If you guys want to provide ideas, constructive criticism, and suchlike, please feel free to do so in this thread and we'll take a look over it!

Also, Happy Holidays, and all the best for 2014! Big smile



i didnt know the Yule Lads was a real thing untill someone linked the wiki page for it, even then i didnt know that you guys had used to proper yule lads, great way to share some icelandic traditions and lore, esp to those of us who are intrigued and go learn about it afterwards!

Also, i love my Fedos i only wish i had more, can you guys code in a way for us to breed them, so i may have my Fedo Army?
Major Xadi
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#51 - 2013-12-25 18:26:19 UTC
Thanks for the effort that went into this CCP. If you do this again next year, maybe certain people won't whine knowing some mundane stuff will be sprinkled in with some really cool stuff. Loved the Leopard. Had my indy alt take it out soon as it was redeemed and made a 20 jump round trip to "home" and back to where he's salvaging my missions. Timed on my cell phone stopwatch he took 10 min 12 seconds to undock, touch home station, and get back. Extreme agility. Veeery Cool. "Just a shuttle" indeed. And I do have a couple uses for it.. And as for the mundane stuff - some stuff I will use, other stuff will be melted down to make stuff I'll use. That simple. Thanks for everything. Oh, by the way.....can you guys come out with a recipe book next year for how to cook fedo?
Amhra Rho
Accujac Elimination
#52 - 2013-12-25 18:51:34 UTC
Major Xadi wrote:
Thanks for the effort that went into this CCP. If you do this again next year, maybe certain people won't whine knowing some mundane stuff will be sprinkled in with some really cool stuff. Loved the Leopard. Had my indy alt take it out soon as it was redeemed and made a 20 jump round trip to "home" and back to where he's salvaging my missions. Timed on my cell phone stopwatch he took 10 min 12 seconds to undock, touch home station, and get back. Extreme agility. Veeery Cool. "Just a shuttle" indeed. And I do have a couple uses for it.. And as for the mundane stuff - some stuff I will use, other stuff will be melted down to make stuff I'll use. That simple. Thanks for everything. Oh, by the way.....can you guys come out with a recipe book next year for how to cook fedo?

I like guns, but I like speed too. Hear that Quirko? Smile

The gift thing succeeded more its surprise factor than necessarily by its actual content. Some days, at least. I had just bought a bunch of t2 mining laser upgrades, for instance, the same day I was gifted a bunch of them. No big deal - what was more than worthwhile was anticipating all day to see what was hiding under that button.

zoom zoom!

There's real reasons why your Eve character doesn't do /dance.

Lelira Cirim
Doomheim
#53 - 2013-12-25 20:50:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Lelira Cirim
Vincent Athena wrote:
Eliminate the need to go to the account management page. For example, on Dec 25th, have any unclaimed gifts just show up.

No doubt this is good for people with 10 accounts. Big smile
I would almost settle for not having to log in a second time at the Yule Lads page, as I often went there from being logged in on the Account Management page. What?

Do not actively tank my patience.

Shiloh Templeton
Cheyenne HET Co
#54 - 2013-12-26 04:35:47 UTC
As a new player I want to say -- thank you for the presents CCP! I really liked the way you wrapped them inside of an Icelandic tradition.


I don't get some of the negative naysayers that have posted. Please feel sympathy for them as maybe they have a hard time feeling happy this time of year.

If you want a couple of constructive suggestions - it would be nice if the gifts were introduced on the launcher screen and then automatically posted into redeem items (maybe the coding precludes that). I really appreciated getting the items like boosters and implants that introduce something new to the game for me. And also like the fun items like snowballs, livestock and clothing in the mix. Leopard is awesome. I was a bit puzzled by things like the Miner II as I didn't see how they would introduce a new feature of the game or be useful to anyone who had already completed the tutorials.

Merry Christmas & I hope you have a productive and successful 2014 with Eve Online.

Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#55 - 2013-12-26 06:57:18 UTC
As a player for some time this was the best XMas we've had yet. The yule lads thing is hilarious. The gifts were useful and fun. That leopard is a weird little ship... I like it. Everything was executed perfectly. Really good job this year CCP. Looking forward to the next 10 years. Big smile

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#56 - 2013-12-26 07:06:03 UTC
...on a related note I'd like to thank CCP for keeping the classic gallente shuttle in the form of the interbus shuttle. For me it's the consummate EvE ship.

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Marcus Avon
New Eden Fedo Lovers Society
#57 - 2013-12-26 07:20:36 UTC
Loved the presents, loved the Yule Lads and their stories! Thanks CCP for all the presents and making this a great Christmas Big smile
CMD Ishikawa
New Eden Public Security Section 9
#58 - 2013-12-26 12:23:14 UTC
You guys did an amazing job thank's very much Smile... Loved everything about it...

And the Leopard is an awesome gift indeed ... I'm sure many of us are enjoying it as much as I do...

Happy holidays for everyone... Big smile
ErrorRon
SniggWaffe
WAFFLES.
#59 - 2013-12-26 13:36:03 UTC
Thank you for being wonderful CCP. ♥

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

Sarah McKnobbo
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#60 - 2013-12-26 13:52:02 UTC
This was a great little extra. I loved the effort that went into it. Especially the video, the sound as Santa exploded made me chuckle! People seem to be taking the gifts part far too seriously, it wasn't about the gifts (Leopard aside) it was a bit of fun and a bit of cultural experience. Also, the redeeming system didn't seem that big of a deal, about 4 mouse clicks is hardly a hassle.

On the whole I enjoyed it, well done CCP Smile