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Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.26 13:05:00 - [1]
 

Just sat and watched CCP Yokai talking to StevieSG, he said he came to fanfest last year as a player and now he works for CCP and it got me to thinking, how many of CCP's staff started off as players? And how does that number compare to other MMO's?

Cairn Bolete
Posted - 2011.03.26 13:20:00 - [2]
 

A lot do end up as staff. In fact just after that aired Yokai's son was hired as CCP's new head of PR.

Fake edit: Word just came in that he was promoted to CEO.

Terrible Damage
Posted - 2011.03.26 13:21:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Cairn Bolete
A lot do end up as staff. In fact just after that aired Yokai's son was hired as CCP's new head of PR.

Fake edit: Word just came in that he was promoted to CEO.


This is actually entirely believable.

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:08:00 - [4]
 

Any chance of a reply from a GM or Dev, if you aren't all hungover from lastnight?

CCP Yokai

Posted - 2011.03.26 14:12:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
Any chance of a reply from a GM or Dev, if you aren't all hungover from lastnight?


I've been playing since 09-2004 and came to work at CCP 12-2009.

Unfortunately Kai had to turn down the PR position... it requires activities after his bedtime.

Hayaishi
Gallente
Aperture Harmonics
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:17:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: CCP Yokai
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
Any chance of a reply from a GM or Dev, if you aren't all hungover from lastnight?


I've been playing since 09-2004 and came to work at CCP 12-2009.

Unfortunately Kai had to turn down the PR position... it requires activities after his bedtime.


I wish I had your luck :( You get to work with hardware pro.nz all day, AND for CCP :|

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:19:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: CCP Yokai
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
Any chance of a reply from a GM or Dev, if you aren't all hungover from lastnight?


I've been playing since 09-2004 and came to work at CCP 12-2009.

Unfortunately Kai had to turn down the PR position... it requires activities after his bedtime.


Yay for blue bars in my thread, thanks for the response Yokai. Im sure Kai would have made a fine CEO Very Happy Do you happen to know how many of your fellow staffers started out the way you did?

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:42:00 - [8]
 

I too played EVE first. I started playing EVE in 2006 and started with CCP in 2009.

Hemmo Paskiainen
Gallente
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:43:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
how many of CCP's staff started off as players?


Not enough, let alone the ones that actualy pvp.


Xavier Isaacson
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:45:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Hemmo Paskiainen
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
how many of CCP's staff started off as players?


Not enough, let alone the ones that actualy pvp.




And you know that how exactly? Oh let me guess, because there isn't enough "stuff" tailored to your precise gameplay style? Shh now, grown-ups are talking, k?

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.03.26 14:57:00 - [11]
 

They're all ex-goons these days… Razz

Hemmo Paskiainen
Gallente
Posted - 2011.03.26 15:05:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Xavier Isaacson
Originally by: Hemmo Paskiainen
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
how many of CCP's staff started off as players?


Not enough, let alone the ones that actualy pvp.




And you know that how exactly? Oh let me guess, because there isn't enough "stuff" tailored to your precise gameplay style? Shh now, grown-ups are talking, k?


cause there is still too much broken ingame.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2011.03.26 15:07:00 - [13]
 

I too played EVE first. I started playing EVE in 2006 and started with CCP in 2009.

OMG so much lag on the Fanfest wireless I double posted. But I do want to add that I do PVP, but I consider myself a carebear cause most of the time I PVP I die horribly.

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.26 15:08:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Hemmo Paskiainen
Originally by: Xavier Isaacson
Originally by: Hemmo Paskiainen
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
how many of CCP's staff started off as players?


Not enough, let alone the ones that actualy pvp.




And you know that how exactly? Oh let me guess, because there isn't enough "stuff" tailored to your precise gameplay style? Shh now, grown-ups are talking, k?


cause there is still too much broken ingame.


Do not derail my thread with your whining, either use one of the existing whine threads or make one of your own. This thread is so I can gauge how many CCP staff started just as players.

CCP Masterplan


C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.27 14:16:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: CCP Yokai
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
Any chance of a reply from a GM or Dev, if you aren't all hungover from lastnight?


I've been playing since 09-2004 and came to work at CCP 12-2009.

Unfortunately Kai had to turn down the PR position... it requires activities after his bedtime.

Pretty similar story for me too: Started playing in 2004. Attended FF 2008 and 2009 as a player. Decided I liked it here so much I decided to stay!

CCP Navigator


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.27 14:24:00 - [16]
 

I started playing in May 2004. Came to my first Fanfest in 2006 and from there went on to become a volunteer at CCP.

In 2007 I joined the Community team and it has been mozo ever since Very Happy

Kye Do'lan
Gallente
Order of the Domain
The Polaris Syndicate
Posted - 2011.03.27 14:33:00 - [17]
 

Ive played since 2003 and how can I become a volunteer at CCP.

I would love to help out the newer player community as part of the team

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.27 14:40:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Kye Do'lan
Ive played since 2003 and how can I become a volunteer at CCP.

I would love to help out the newer player community as part of the team



Thanks for the replies from the Blue Bar brigade so far, give your co-workers a prod, lets see how many of you started out the same way, And for the chap above me

Volunteer Program

This would be the best place for you to start.

CCP Tenitigo

Posted - 2011.03.27 14:51:00 - [19]
 

I started playing Eve in 2004. I attended Fanfest 2006 as a volunteer and started with CCP in Jan 2008.

Miss Felice
Posted - 2011.03.27 15:07:00 - [20]
 

Lots considering the new Sanctum changes that benefit the larger alliances that most staff/players belong to.....

Aeronwen Carys
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.27 15:23:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Miss Felice
Lots considering the new Sanctum changes that benefit the larger alliances that most staff/players belong to.....


Whine elsewhere troll.

GM Zhainius


Amarr
Game Masters
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.27 17:29:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: GM Zhainius on 27/03/2011 17:29:07
I started playing in Beta 3, joined the volunteer team as STAR in 2005, and then joined CCP in 2006

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.03.27 17:47:00 - [23]
 

There must be Hypnotoad Panel somewhere on Fanfest. You come in as player and come out converted to new CCP religion brainwash.. i mean as developer Cool

RuckaLucka Ali
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.27 17:52:00 - [24]
 

soundwave and DJ were goons before they worked for ccp

Mr M
Posted - 2011.03.27 17:55:00 - [25]
 

I too played EVE first. I started playing EVE in 2003 and started with CCP in 2013.

Julian Assagne
Gallente
University of Caille
Posted - 2011.03.27 18:11:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Sarmatiko
There must be Hypnotoad Panel somewhere on Fanfest. You come in as player and come out converted to new CCP religion brainwash.. i mean as developer Cool


wait long enough ca. 10 years and you will get a viking knife with a dark magic called nerf to nerf all the whiners with their own rabble.

Sarmatiko
Posted - 2011.03.27 18:12:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Sarmatiko on 27/03/2011 18:16:05
Originally by: Mr M
I too played EVE first. I started playing EVE in 2003 and started with CCP in 2013.

Actually all who was on Fanfest or watched the stream will end like CCP dev. Desire for trolling and giving the unfulfillable promises, i can feel it in my blood already. ugh


 

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