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Spades Slick
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.07.14 17:56:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Spades Slick on 14/07/2010 21:18:09
Edited by: Spades Slick on 14/07/2010 18:14:52
I'm not trying to grandstand in this thread.

I'm not looking to try to rock the boat.

I would prefer if the EVE players themselves kept themselves from trolling, or insulting CCP, or questioning their business practices, or WHATEVER. Please, if you don't have anything good to say, don't say it.

I just would like to ask a very simple question, out of curiosity, of the CCP forum lurkers (Fallout, Zymur, Storm, anyone else; bring the other CCP members from other parts of the forum if you must), but please: Do you guys play EVE?

I don't mean bug testing, I don't mean programming, I mean: do you guys ever legitimately, in your free time or in the office, just play EVE like the rest of us?

Not trying to make a point, I just want to try to get a definitive answer on one of the raging questions, which is whether you guys even enjoy the product you make, or if the disconnect has grown so large that you no longer feel comfortable spending time playing with us (with incidents like T20, it's understandable, but I at least trust that you guys won't pull stunts like that again).

For players, please don't post anything goading CCP, or bashing them, or giving them any crap, either before or after (hopefully) they post their answer(s). Let's just try to keep this civil and dignified.

Caminja
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:04:00 - [2]
 

Nope, thats why all the money we give them is going to make garbage like DUST instead of fixing things. They want MOAR SHOOTER PEW!

Spades Slick
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:08:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Spades Slick on 14/07/2010 18:09:25
Originally by: Caminja
Nope, thats why all the money we give them is going to make garbage like DUST instead of fixing things. They want MOAR SHOOTER PEW!


I specifically asked for comments like this to be avoided.

Seriously, you wanna go bash CCP, there's a dozen other threads to do so, and be on-topic.

I'm not trying to defend their honor or anything, I just don't want this thread to derail into "omg ccp sucks because of x, y, and z". Again, there are at least a dozen I could name for you where the thread has turned into a CCP-attacking threadnaught.

Not here, please.

EDIT: And I think many other people agree with me that this thread is better left as just a simple inquiry, judging by 60 views in maybe 5 minutes. Even counting repeats (who would look at this thread again?), that's a goodly number in such a short time.

People are probably just as curious as I am.

Mangala Solaris
Caldari
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:10:00 - [4]
 

In before its locked for some silly reason.

I too however would like to know. Can we also have your playstyles, where you focus in game with regards to a "career" ingame, and whether you fly dramiels ;)

Spectre3353
Gallente
Heavy Risk...
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:12:00 - [5]
 

If I was a mod, I wouldn't touch this thread with a 10 foot pole.

- CCP employee says that he does play Eve = He/She gets accused of being a cheater and abusing inside knowledge or capabilities OR he/she just gets blown off as "not playing the same way the rest of us play" OR told that he/she should be working more instead of playing video games.

- CCP employee says that he does not play Eve = He/She gets accused of being out of touch and knowing nothing about the very game he/she is supposed to be working on.

This question has no safe answer.

CCP Zymurgist


Gallente
C C P
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:13:00 - [6]
 

Hell yeah I play EVE. I've been addicted since 2006. One of the reasons I came to CCP was because Fallout threatened me with bodily harm if I didn't, er I mean because I love playing the game Laughing. I usually spend a few hours after dinner in front of the PC probing down exploration sites or running through low sec running away from fights I go there to find.

<shamelessplug>I don't know if you are on Twitter but you can follow me there, http://twitter.com/CCP_Zymurgist, as I will sometimes tweet about my adventures while playing the game.</shamelessplug>

Spades Slick
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:15:00 - [7]
 

Edited by: Spades Slick on 14/07/2010 18:15:23
Originally by: CCP Zymurgist
Hell yeah I play EVE. I've been addicted since 2006. One of the reasons I came to CCP was because Fallout threatened me with bodily harm if I didn't, er I mean because I love playing the game Laughing. I usually spend a few hours after dinner in front of the PC probing down exploration sites or running through low sec running away from fights I go there to find.

<shamelessplug>I don't know if you are on Twitter but you can follow me there, http://twitter.com/CCP_Zymurgist, as I will sometimes tweet about my adventures while playing the game.</shamelessplug>


And lo, we have an answer.

Thanks, Zymurgist, for fielding what's proven (from various forum threads mentioning it) to be a delicate/loaded question.

In before "HE'S LYING CCP SUCKS", etc.

Aerilis
Gallente
Quantum Cats Syndicate
Posted - 2010.07.14 18:15:00 - [8]
 

I would imagine they all enjoyed Eve at some point, but it wouldn't surprise me if a few of them moved on with their interests but still work for CCP.

Aldarica
Spinal Discipline
Posted - 2010.07.14 19:25:00 - [9]
 

I would be suprised if they play... well at least most of them. Every job turns boring at some point so you'll try to spend your free time as far away of it as possible.

Helicity Boson
Amarr
The Python Cartel.
The Defenders of Pen Island
Posted - 2010.07.14 19:29:00 - [10]
 

Confirming that Zym plays. He's terrible though ;) ...

but not as terrible as a certain badger-mining forum mod I know of ;)

CCP Fallout

Posted - 2010.07.14 20:56:00 - [11]
 

I've been playing EVE since before boot.ini.

If you do Twitter (@CCP_Fallout) you can see me sometimes mention some of the stupid things I do. Because I'm a complete idiot.

I suck at ship fittings, so I usually go to Zym and Nav for tips or check BC or our forums for ideas.

A few months ago I decided to start a completely fresh character and did all the tutorials. Before that, I was mission running and mining, but now I do mostly exploration, and I complete admit I'm still terrified of the idea of Sleepers, so I've not explored WH space.

I'm also a well-known carebear, however, I'm not anti-PvP, it's just in EVE any mistake I make that gets me killed, whether through PvE or PvP means so much, so I tend to hide out in high sec.

CCP Fallout

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:00:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Helicity Boson
Confirming that Zym plays. He's terrible though ;) ...

but not as terrible as a certain badger-mining forum mod I know of ;)


Hey!!!! Don't talk about Shadow like that!

(and I only do that when I'm working. Otherwise I'm in my Thrasher :))

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:02:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: CCP Fallout
I'm also a well-known carebear, however, I'm not anti-PvP, it's just in EVE any mistake I make that gets me killed, whether through PvE or PvP means so much, so I tend to hide out in high sec.


Mother of god.

You're me.

The implications of this both worry and excite me.

CCP Explorer

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:08:00 - [14]
 

Yes, I play EVE. I'm a carebear.

GM Xamother

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:12:00 - [15]
 

Yup, I play. I've been playing since 2003 and never stopped. I do invention/manufacturing, Wormholes, Factional Warfare, missioning, exploration (really depends on the mood). Not very good at any of these though. :)

GM Spiral


Game Masters
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:13:00 - [16]
 

Been playing since 2004, still am.

Tried many things; piracy, nullsec gruntwork, mission farming, building things and selling them. Currently mostly focused on maintaining a steady production of stuff to keep my wallets full so I can continue losing ships to running into gatecamps while not paying attention. Neutral

Been a purebred blaster ship pilot since day one. Can fly other races but never actually do. Razz

Amerilia
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:16:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: GM Spiral
Been playing since 2004, still am.

Tried many things; piracy, nullsec gruntwork, mission farming, building things and selling them. Currently mostly focused on maintaining a steady production of stuff to keep my wallets full so I can continue losing ships to running into gatecamps while not paying attention. Neutral

Been a purebred blaster ship pilot since day one. Can fly other races but never actually do. Razz


Originally by: GM Xamother
Yup, I play. I've been playing since 2003 and never stopped. I do invention/manufacturing, Wormholes, Factional Warfare, missioning, exploration (really depends on the mood). Not very good at any of these though. :)


Are you forum mods?

Spades Slick
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:17:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Amerilia
Originally by: GM Spiral
Been playing since 2004, still am.

Tried many things; piracy, nullsec gruntwork, mission farming, building things and selling them. Currently mostly focused on maintaining a steady production of stuff to keep my wallets full so I can continue losing ships to running into gatecamps while not paying attention. Neutral

Been a purebred blaster ship pilot since day one. Can fly other races but never actually do. Razz


Originally by: GM Xamother
Yup, I play. I've been playing since 2003 and never stopped. I do invention/manufacturing, Wormholes, Factional Warfare, missioning, exploration (really depends on the mood). Not very good at any of these though. :)


Are you forum mods?


Hey, hey, people who work for CCP in one capacity or another was what I was aiming for.

I'm glad I got as big of a reaction as I did.

Larg Kellein
Caldari
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:19:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: GM Spiral
Been playing since 2004, still am.

Tried many things; piracy, nullsec gruntwork, mission farming, building things and selling them. Currently mostly focused on maintaining a steady production of stuff to keep my wallets full so I can continue losing ships to running into gatecamps while not paying attention. Neutral

Been a purebred blaster ship pilot since day one. Can fly other races but never actually do. Razz


"It had expensive blasters on it" now a valid reason for reimbursement :p

CCP Lemur

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:22:00 - [20]
 

Edited by: CCP Lemur on 14/07/2010 21:22:36
Originally by: CCP Explorer
Yes, I play EVE. I'm a carebear.

I can confirm that. Once got a defect that veldspar mining amounts don't add up. Got fixed though Very Happy

I've been playing since early 04 and done everything like corp and alliance management, 0.0 invasion and defence (always having to bring a cap if you own them is annoying), mining, logistics, manufacturing, FW, missions.
Nowadays I do mostly industry and trading after reaching all the goals I set for me. Planning on trying to live in a WH for a bit.

PCaBoo
Ammo and Tag
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:30:00 - [21]
 

there's a distinct lack of pirates in ccp. ugh<YARRRR!!

CCP Stillman

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:33:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: PCaBoo
there's a distinct lack of pirates in ccp. ugh<YARRRR!!

Ex-pirate checking in YARRRR!!.

Though the truth is that I also had a giant carebear alt with a high-sec POS, which made me sweet, sweet ISK to allow myself to fly all the cool T2 ships.

Been playing since late-2005, and have played ever since basically.

Zeba
Minmatar
Honourable East India Trading Company
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:33:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: PCaBoo
there's a distinct lack of pirates in ccp. ugh<YARRRR!!
Yeah, the carebear is strong within ccp it seems.

This explains much. Smile

Ryhss
Caldari
The Excecutorans
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:34:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Caminja
Nope, thats why all the money we give them is going to make garbage like DUST instead of fixing things. They want MOAR SHOOTER PEW!
This.

Blane Xero
Amarr
The Firestorm Cartel
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:38:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: CCP Explorer
Yes, I play EVE. I'm a carebear.
This one is just out-and-out worrying. ugh

Henri Rearden
Gallente
VIRTUAL LIFE VANGUARD
Black Star Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:40:00 - [26]
 

Dear God.

You're me!

Me of a few weeks ago, that is. It all changed once I got a blockade runner. Train up something that cloaks and you'll never look back to highsec again. :-)

Originally by: CCP Fallout
I've been playing EVE since before boot.ini.

If you do Twitter (@CCP_Fallout) you can see me sometimes mention some of the stupid things I do. Because I'm a complete idiot.

I suck at ship fittings, so I usually go to Zym and Nav for tips or check BC or our forums for ideas.

A few months ago I decided to start a completely fresh character and did all the tutorials. Before that, I was mission running and mining, but now I do mostly exploration, and I complete admit I'm still terrified of the idea of Sleepers, so I've not explored WH space.

I'm also a well-known carebear, however, I'm not anti-PvP, it's just in EVE any mistake I make that gets me killed, whether through PvE or PvP means so much, so I tend to hide out in high sec.

CCP Fallout

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:43:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Henri Rearden
Dear God.

You're me!

Me of a few weeks ago, that is. It all changed once I got a blockade runner. Train up something that cloaks and you'll never look back to highsec again. :-)


Shadow has suggested I try covert ops, actually.

GM Zhainius


Amarr
Game Masters
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:47:00 - [28]
 

I've been playing since 2003, and have 5 active accounts.

I've done alliance life, piracy, etc.

Currently I mostly play the market, and run missions, with the occasional wormhole excursion thrown in.

Also, Amarr ftw!

CCP Ginger Beard Guy

Posted - 2010.07.14 21:48:00 - [29]
 

I'm a carebear.

I will admit that I haven't been as devoted for the past year or so, but I started in late beta and have been going strong for quite some time, these days I just Ice mine while at work. Very Happy

Chaos Incarnate
Faceless Logistics
Posted - 2010.07.14 21:55:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: CCP Ginger Beard Guy
I'm a carebear.

I will admit that I haven't been as devoted for the past year or so, but I started in late beta and have been going strong for quite some time, these days I just Ice mine while at work. Very Happy


as an aside, you have the oddest CCP employee name ever


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