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Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.24 11:58:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Where do you see low/null in a years time in terms of gameplay?

That depends entirely on the resources CCP applies to the problem of redesigning them; as always, there is tension between bright and shiny new stuff (fun for devs to work on) and remodeling the old stuff (not so much fun to do, but much more fun for the current players). It is no secret that I am in favor of more emphasis on the latter.

Some people in CCP have this position that "players don't do game design," but even if you accept that position as true (which I don't), it is also the case that "no game design survives contact with the players". For this reason, I have consistently recommended that any proposed major changes (like a nullsec revamp) be tiger-tested by player expert groups during the paper design phase. One would hope that CCP GD devs are confident enough to be able to engage with the players in this way.

As for my personal opinions about what might be interesting to consider, here are a few:

Nullsec: Move away from timer-based HP-bashing sov-war, perhaps to an occupancy/activity system (as many have suggested); organic blob limitation, so after a certain point, while you can bring extra guys to a fight, they don't help that much; adjustments to force-projection and logistics (which are not the same thing, and which have sub-flavors); improvements in manufacturing infrastructure (to reduce the dependence on the Jita tit). Note that most of these are inter-related and need to be addressed as a coherent whole.

Lowsec: Lowsec faces a unique challenge, in that it is in many ways the worst of all possible worlds. For example, let's say you want to make piracy more viable as an EVE career path. Well, more pirates means you need more fat merchantmen. Attracting fat merchantmen means there must be rich resources for them to exploit. But if the resources are rich enough to make it worth the risk (as opposed to sov nullsec, which will be safer!), then governments (alliances) will move in to farm and tax them, squeezing out the pirates. Just as in the real world, piracy is a marginal occupation. "Fixing" lowsec is probably the toughest game-design challenge in EVE.

Originally by: Sturmwolke
What are your thoughts on proper accountability/accounting for character transfers to make them more transparent?

Having never bought or sold a character, I have no experience to draw upon, but suggestion in the thread you link to -- that transfer history be exposed in the API -- is not unreasonable at first glance.

FinnAgain Zero
Roving Guns Inc.
RAZOR Alliance
Posted - 2011.02.24 12:43:00 - [32]
 

The Wizardry games were awesome.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.24 15:08:00 - [33]
 

Thanks, Finn.

BTW, everyone, if you support my candidacy, you can really help out by entering the Billions for Ballots lottery, and then putting an endorsement and "PodFather" link in your forum sig.

Killer Gandry
Caldari
Shadow of the Pain
Posted - 2011.02.24 16:28:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Trebor Daehdoow
PS: Just so there's no confusion, the prize is in-game InterStellar Kredits, not RL Icelandic Króna!




Good, because we all know that at the moment the value of ingame ISK is far over the value of Icelandic Króna.

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Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.02.24 19:45:00 - [35]
 

Trebor has my vote.


PS: Vuk lau's comment about how Trebor doesn't know anything about 0.0 PVP only sealed the deal - anything which moves the game away from the NC's idea of PvP is good in my book.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.25 14:34:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Malcanis
PS: Vuk lau's comment about how Trebor doesn't know anything about 0.0 PVP only sealed the deal - anything which moves the game away from the NC's idea of PvP is good in my book.

Actually, this brings up a relevant point about candidates and their positions. While I am happy to inflict my opinions on anyone foolish enough to ask for them, I don't think it is the role of a CSM to attempt to get CCP to implement a particular pet feature or tweak in a particular way.

So it's perfectly ok for me, as a CSM, to say something like "Game design changes are needed to address lag in the long-term", and even "Here is an example of how that might be done that illustrates the problem", but not "If I am elected, I will get CCP to fix lag in this particular way".

As the CSM has evolved, it's become more of a forum for challenging CCP to justify their resource allocations (in its role as a stakeholder) and also its proposed solutions to particular problems (in its role as a focus group).

This is not to say that CSM candidates shouldn't be encouraged to present their proposed solutions to particular problems, but they should be viewed by the electorate as a way of gauging the way the candidate thinks, and what resource allocations they think are the highest priority.

Tsubutai
The Tuskers
Posted - 2011.02.26 07:45:00 - [37]
 

The best all-round candidate in the running.

Marconus Orion
D00M.
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.02.26 08:21:00 - [38]
 

Trebor is all about what is best for the game and the players. He is not corrupted with the "what is best for me and my brosefs" attitude like many of the other candidates out there.

He has all my votes. Let's hope he gets chairman!

Gehen Sealbreaker
Amarr
Posted - 2011.02.26 10:13:00 - [39]
 

Despite the many good candidates out there, it's easy to tell that due to your experience in the matter and your sound way of reasoning, you're perhaps the most suited person to become CSM Chairman. (I would have trouble choosing between you and Seleene, as both your backgrounds are interesting.)

All this to say, I wish you luck in your candidacy, (although you probably won't need it Wink ) and hope for a chance to serve the community in a seat next to yours.

Ntrails
Posted - 2011.02.26 19:15:00 - [40]
 

So to clarify you are shamelessly trying to buy votes by using isk incentives?

I like it.

Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 19:39:00 - [41]
 

I think its awesome that there's another CSM candidate that looks kind of like his portrait.

Seraphina Good
Posted - 2011.02.26 19:49:00 - [42]
 

+1, Trebor. You've done a great job on CSM5. Fingers crossed you get elected to CSM6 as well.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.26 20:14:00 - [43]
 

Originally by: Ntrails
So to clarify you are shamelessly trying to buy votes by using isk incentives?

Shamelessly? Yes. Also openly, proudly, and with a smile on my face. This is EVE! Twisted Evil

M Blanc
Posted - 2011.02.27 00:02:00 - [44]
 

Unimaginative character name, awesome CSM delegate.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.27 11:11:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Kalrand
I think its awesome that there's another CSM candidate that looks kind of like his portrait.

My first version wasn't nearly as good. But my wife is an artist, and she helped me tweak it.

Originally by: M Blanc
Unimaginative character name, awesome CSM delegate.

Better that than the other way around! Twisted Evil

Wyke Mossari
Gallente
Posted - 2011.02.27 11:35:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Trebor Daehdoow


Click here to Enter the Lottery!


And don't forget to add an endorsement and "PodFather" link to your forums signature! Every little bit of viral mojo helps!




Perhaps I'm missing something but there is nothing about how the winner is actually chosen.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.27 12:17:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Wyke Mossari
Perhaps I'm missing something but there is nothing about how the winner is actually chosen.

My current thinking is to generate a randomized list of the entries, then pick a winning random number using crowd interaction at FanFest -- generate a random digit string (rolling a dice, or calling out digits) and modulo it with the number of entries.

At that time, we won't know the size of the prizes, but that can be announced later.

If anyone has a better idea, I'm open to it.

aeoluse
Gallente
The Capitalist Protectorate
Mad Scientists
Posted - 2011.02.27 14:06:00 - [48]
 

Edited by: aeoluse on 27/02/2011 14:10:18
Edited by: aeoluse on 27/02/2011 14:08:24
VOTE TREBOR DAEHDOOW!!

(cos he is awesome!!)

Edit for content: Now if you could push for changes to the Science and Industry UI, it might be you this time getting the Livestock! You pretty much have backed what I would have backed so as my representative you have done a stellar job!

Awesomeness...

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.27 16:44:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: aeoluse
Now if you could push for changes to the Science and Industry UI, it might be you this time getting the Livestock!

Well, there have been broad hints dropped that the change to the 64-bit Inventory system will finally make it possible to do things like properly badging BPOs and BPCs, and that might lead to some improvements in S&I.

As someone who ran a complete triple-orca research & production pipeline in a hisec POS for a year, it's certainly something I'd personally like to see.

PS: with regards to the livestock, appreciate the thought, but my "tastes" lie in other directions. Cool

Killer Gandry
Caldari
Shadow of the Pain
Posted - 2011.02.27 16:54:00 - [50]
 

I am just gonna get more people to vote for you.

Without entering that ISK thingy of your's. I will point them out to it so if they wanna participate then fine.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.02.28 11:38:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Killer Gandry
I am just gonna get more people to vote for you.

Thanks.

I am currently spending my time in EVE running around between major hubs shaking hands and kissing babies. Everyone should feel free to convo or join channel Trebor-CSM.

Miz Calculated
Posted - 2011.02.28 23:48:00 - [52]
 

Hey Trebor, great job on CSM 5. Hope you make it onto CSM 6. You have my vote.

Rudolf Miller
Dawn of a new Empire
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.03.01 03:11:00 - [53]
 

I'd just like to take a moment to point out to anyone reading this thread to look over the endorsements of both present and running CSM candidates. That's not just a display of respect.. Trebor has earned it.

Give him another go in Iceland I say.. he's masochistic enough to put himself through it after all!

Hirana Yoshida
Behavioral Affront
Posted - 2011.03.01 11:17:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Rudolf Miller
..Give him another go in Iceland I say.. he's masochistic enough to put himself through it after all!

Not masochistic, just married with children. Toughens even the weakest of men to no end Very Happy

Rakshasa Taisab
Caldari
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.01 17:10:00 - [55]
 

I am conflicted; duty says I should vote Trebor but wallet demands another Tyrannis-like expansion.

Trebor Daehdoow
Gallente
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.01 21:12:00 - [56]
 

Originally by: Hirana Yoshida
Not masochistic, just married with children. Toughens even the weakest of men to no end Very Happy

Actually, being the father of two extremely intelligent, but incredibly petulant teenage boys makes me uniquely qualified to be chairman of the CSM...

...and it might also help when dealing with CCP as well... Twisted Evil

xDaKewlGuyx
Pator Tech School
Posted - 2011.03.01 21:57:00 - [57]
 

You may be able to fool the people slobbering all over you due to your high visibility, but those of us in the know are quite aware that you are completely unqualified to act as anything as a secretary for CSM. Your knowledge of game mechanics is abysmal and this is what qualifies a CSM, not how much ass kissing, log rolling, and baby holding you've done.


OhThis GuyAgain
Posted - 2011.03.02 02:31:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: xDaKewlGuyx
those of us in the know are quite aware that you are completely unqualified to act as anything as a secretary for CSM.


...and those of us not in the know would like to be a part of that.

Expose and shame!

...if there are actual examples, that is (I wouldn't know).

m3rr
Posted - 2011.03.02 04:08:00 - [59]
 

I am wondering what things you have done in 0.0. From what I have heard, you are mainly a highsec and industry guy and do not have much experience with pvp. Please prove me wrong. Have you been in any major 0.0 corps or even small ones?

Also what are your plans for improving the games UI? I am really interested.

Dro Nee
Posted - 2011.03.02 05:34:00 - [60]
 

Would you be so kind as to explain the metrics and methodologies you employ in evaluating what mechanics, designs, etc are in need of revamping? I am not so much interested, at the moment, in "how to fix XYZ" answers but more interested in how you determine something is a "problem".

Feel free to use your desire to push for iterations and design changes (listed in your original post) as working examples to illustrate your process.

Cheers


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