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Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.02 20:07:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Two step on 02/03/2011 20:07:31
First, my Blog - http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com/

Secondly, my message:

I have a somewhat different perspective than most of the other candidates. Firstly, I am a full time wormhole resident. There are a lot of folks living in w-space, and it is long past time they have a voice on the CSM. We have unique challenges and experiences with all sorts of areas of the game most people don't deal with, from living out of a POS to not having easy access to empire.

Secondly, my RL experience will be a great asset to the CSM as a whole. I have over 12 years experience as a professional software developer, both within and outside the game industry. I have realistic expectations for what sorts of tasks are easy and which ones are harder.

Thirdly, I have extensive experience using the EVE API and in game browser to build tools for my corporation and myself. The tools are not public, so I cannot demonstrate their level of interaction, but they are *critical* for my corporation. I will be able to push CCP's API development in the direction we all need it to go, to build better out of game and in game tools for everyone.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.03 15:47:00 - [2]
 

I posted a new post on my blog, and am answering tons of questions over on Scrapheap, see this thread - http://www.scrapheap-challenge.com/viewtopic.php?t=39368&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

De1rdre Lear
Caldari
A1ONE Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.03 17:26:00 - [3]
 

Here we have a member of the ally, found guilty in the most notorious exploit-usage in wormholes to date (particulary that bug with infinite turret range in Magnetars). Member of the ally, dreaming of all-WH domination, who will likely continue serving this ally as a CSM member, with all his work there being first of all with the idea of his ally-corp, and only then of all the other wormhole dwellers.

Personally, I do not understand not only why he is here (criminals should not get to politics), but why he was not banned together with everyone else in his corp for that exploit usage.

OhThis GuyAgain
Posted - 2011.03.03 17:30:00 - [4]
 

I PERSONALLY AM OUTRAGED ABOUT THIS

Just kidding I have no idea what you're talking about.

A shame, really, there's probably all sorts of fun drama that like 4 people know about.

Echolocator Oups
Posted - 2011.03.03 17:40:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: OhThis GuyAgain

A shame, really, there's probably all sorts of fun drama that like 4 people know about.
4 people?
Description of what they were doing: http://www.scrapheap-challenge.com/viewtopic.php?t=36885

"4 people" at the not-EVE-related gaming news site: http://massively.joystiq.com/2010/09/17/new-eve-exploit-gives-wormhole-corp-incredible-advantage/

The same question to CCP - why have they not been banned for that?

norfolkEG
0ne Man Army
Red Alliance
Posted - 2011.03.03 17:51:00 - [6]
 

Lynch 'em!

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.03 18:36:00 - [7]
 

I actually talk about this a fair bit on my blog, we were punished by CCP. If you don't agree with that punishment, take it up with them.

My intention is certainly not to just represent the interests of my corporation. For this election, the residents of 0.0 space have decided to run their own slates of candidates to try to control the CSM agenda. I think the significant fraction of players that live in wormhole space also deserve some representation.

iP0D
Posted - 2011.03.03 23:17:00 - [8]
 

So, honest question. Any thoughts to the interaction as we noticed on SHC between you and the other CSM 6 candidate Meissa?

Don't take it the wrong way, but your posts there were rather a case of backpedalling, but since that is SHC and this is the EVE forums maybe it is better here to give some insight into the whole exploit topic without things like this post there.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 06:16:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: iP0D
So, honest question. Any thoughts to the interaction as we noticed on SHC between you and the other CSM 6 candidate Meissa?

Don't take it the wrong way, but your posts there were rather a case of backpedalling, but since that is SHC and this is the EVE forums maybe it is better here to give some insight into the whole exploit topic without things like this post there.



I guess I disagree about my posts there. I think I have been pretty consistent about what happened with the tracking disrupter bug. I made mistakes, my corp made mistakes, CCP made mistakes. I would, of course, like to talk about other things as well, since I am not running on a boost tracking disrupters platform. Wormhole residents need a representative on CSM, we have unique playstyles and run into bugs and annoyances that other people don't.

Chitsa Jason
Caldari
Bite me inc.
Narwhals Ate My Duck
Posted - 2011.03.04 06:35:00 - [10]
 

Good luck! and free bump for Wspace!

Rakshasa Taisab
Caldari
Sane Industries Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.04 06:41:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Two step
I guess I disagree about my posts there. I think I have been pretty consistent about what happened with the tracking disrupter bug. I made mistakes, my corp made mistakes, CCP made mistakes. I would, of course, like to talk about other things as well, since I am not running on a boost tracking disrupters platform. Wormhole residents need a representative on CSM, we have unique playstyles and run into bugs and annoyances that other people don't.

To make mistakes is human.

To make mistakes intentionally is even more human.

De1rdre Lear
Caldari
A1ONE Inc.
Posted - 2011.03.04 11:29:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Two step
I actually talk about this a fair bit on my blog, we were punished by CCP. If you don't agree with that punishment, take it up with them.

My intention is certainly not to just represent the interests of my corporation. For this election, the residents of 0.0 space have decided to run their own slates of candidates to try to control the CSM agenda. I think the significant fraction of players that live in wormhole space also deserve some representation.


Sorry, but I don't buy it. Someone really loving this game and wanting it to become better would never get down to using exploits. For sure, GMs made a mistake, but that should not be a pardon for using a still clear exploit!

Besides, it is evident from the Two Step's blog that he is well aware of bots and injections fucntions. Aware to that stage that even gives examples. Where and for what purpose did he get that knowledge, may I ask? Who can garantee that Two Step and AHARM do not use such modifications to get an upperhand, as thay have used an evident exploit before?

In the EVE game universe little can be worse then exploit and macro-user. But what is worse for sure is an expolit and macro user in CSM. And I hope it will not happen.

Ace Secunda
AQUILA INC
Posted - 2011.03.04 12:16:00 - [13]
 

In my opinion Wormholes are fine at the moment, the mechanics behind them make life in here fun and mostly exciting.

However If you have any suggestions that you would be putting forward to CCP regarding wormholes IF chosen as CSM I think other residents would like to hear them before casting a vote.......

Rythm
Caldari
True Power Team
Posted - 2011.03.04 14:10:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: De1rdre Lear

Sorry, but I don't buy it. Someone really loving this game and wanting it to become better would never get down to using exploits. For sure, GMs made a mistake, but that should not be a pardon for using a still clear exploit!

Besides, it is evident from the Two Step's blog that he is well aware of bots and injections fucntions. Aware to that stage that even gives examples. Where and for what purpose did he get that knowledge, may I ask? Who can garantee that Two Step and AHARM do not use such modifications to get an upperhand, as thay have used an evident exploit before?

In the EVE game universe little can be worse then exploit and macro-user. But what is worse for sure is an expolit and macro user in CSM. And I hope it will not happen.

Actually being aware and pushing for some client defence is a good thing.
Though its usually uphill battle - as long as client remains ehm, a client - it should be considered compromised. At the moment CCP has a way to detect malicious code operation, though in some examples they have broken their own architecture concept of thin-client which left some holes open for exploiters.


Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 15:40:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: De1rdre Lear

Besides, it is evident from the Two Step's blog that he is well aware of bots and injections fucntions. Aware to that stage that even gives examples. Where and for what purpose did he get that knowledge, may I ask? Who can garantee that Two Step and AHARM do not use such modifications to get an upperhand, as thay have used an evident exploit before?

In the EVE game universe little can be worse then exploit and macro-user. But what is worse for sure is an expolit and macro user in CSM. And I hope it will not happen.


Of course I am aware, there are folks in wormholes using them right now. We have a clear corp policy that python injection stuff will get you kicked from corp. We will not tolerate it at all. All of my information was gathered from publicly available sources, in fact I have had several idiots ask me where they can "learn more" about the stuff I mentioned, which is why I didn't provide links.

Oh and Ace, I will be posting my wormhole improvement list later today.

Also, I will be at the CCP gathering at PAX East on March 12th. Hopefully I will see some of you there, and can talk in person about what I can bring to the CSM.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 18:49:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ace Secunda
In my opinion Wormholes are fine at the moment, the mechanics behind them make life in here fun and mostly exciting.

However If you have any suggestions that you would be putting forward to CCP regarding wormholes IF chosen as CSM I think other residents would like to hear them before casting a vote.......


I agree that wormholes are fun, but that doesn't mean there isn't more that could be done to make them even better. I just put up my post on what I would like to see CCP address on my blog http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-is-wrong-with-wormholes.html. I'd love to here comments from folks on what *they* would like to see changed.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 21:55:00 - [17]
 

Another blog update, this time a post about CCP spending more time right after shipping an expansion. http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com/2011/03/you-arent-done-when-you-ship.html

Lady Spanky
Perkone
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:07:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Two step
Another blog update, this time a post about CCP spending more time right after shipping an expansion. http://twostep4csm.blogspot.com/2011/03/you-arent-done-when-you-ship.html


What an insightful blog. So you say once MMOs push content to live they should listen to feedback? Incredible idea. It's almost like they need some sort of Council of players, to help filter feedback to them directly Rolling Eyes


Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:25:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Lady Spanky

What an insightful blog. So you say once MMOs push content to live they should listen to feedback? Incredible idea. It's almost like they need some sort of Council of players, to help filter feedback to them directly Rolling Eyes



While what you said is true, I don't think that is exactly what I am saying. Right now, CCP releases a bunch of new content and considers things done. What I am saying is that they need to build time into their schedules to do post-release work on new features. When a big feature like incursions is released, it isn't really done, but CCP seems to move the teams that were working on it onto other tasks. I would like to encourage them to keep the teams working on their features for one or two more sprints.

Lady Spanky
Perkone
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:46:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Two step
Originally by: Lady Spanky

What an insightful blog. So you say once MMOs push content to live they should listen to feedback? Incredible idea. It's almost like they need some sort of Council of players, to help filter feedback to them directly Rolling Eyes



While what you said is true, I don't think that is exactly what I am saying. Right now, CCP releases a bunch of new content and considers things done. What I am saying is that they need to build time into their schedules to do post-release work on new features. When a big feature like incursions is released, it isn't really done, but CCP seems to move the teams that were working on it onto other tasks. I would like to encourage them to keep the teams working on their features for one or two more sprints.


What the hell are you talking about there were multiple patches over the following days and weeks fixing elements of Incursions? Do we even play the same game?

Rythm
Caldari
True Power Team
Posted - 2011.03.04 23:05:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Lady Spanky

What the hell are you talking about there were multiple patches over the following days and weeks fixing elements of Incursions? Do we even play the same game?


Here we are in the shady area of issue classification.
At this point they are all up to fixing code issues (say MWD+Cloak crashes ATI radeon +Windows 7 clients)
But redesign incursion sites - that's an enhancement/new feature - so it goes into pool and will be fetched out 'as soon as developer has time'. Sometimes it means 'never'.
If they have say 160 hours allocated per team member for "post-patch feedback enhancements" per team member, and put it into plans, then issue would be most likely resolved.

Taross
Caldari
Laurentson INC
Posted - 2011.03.04 23:31:00 - [22]
 

While it would be GREAT to see a credible WH corp candidate for CSM, credible is a key word there. And AHARM are not only exploiters, but usually really smug about it too. So their members sorta fail that criterium. Sorry, as much as I love WH stuff, and would like CCP to make it even better (FFS make T3 subsystem swapping at a POS possible!) i don't trust ya and am not gonna vote for ya.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 23:37:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Taross
While it would be GREAT to see a credible WH corp candidate for CSM, credible is a key word there. And AHARM are not only exploiters, but usually really smug about it too. So their members sorta fail that criterium. Sorry, as much as I love WH stuff, and would like CCP to make it even better (FFS make T3 subsystem swapping at a POS possible!) i don't trust ya and am not gonna vote for ya.


I don't think I have been smug at all about what happened. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to eve mail or convo me. I have spoken to a bunch of different wormhole corporations in the past few days, and have been getting pretty positive responses, and some great suggestions for issues to raise.

Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.04 23:39:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Rythm
Originally by: Lady Spanky

What the hell are you talking about there were multiple patches over the following days and weeks fixing elements of Incursions? Do we even play the same game?


Here we are in the shady area of issue classification.
At this point they are all up to fixing code issues (say MWD+Cloak crashes ATI radeon +Windows 7 clients)
But redesign incursion sites - that's an enhancement/new feature - so it goes into pool and will be fetched out 'as soon as developer has time'. Sometimes it means 'never'.
If they have say 160 hours allocated per team member for "post-patch feedback enhancements" per team member, and put it into plans, then issue would be most likely resolved.


Exactly. Certainly CCP puts effort into fixing *critical* issues that are discovered, but they don't seem to be putting effort into things like balance changes or tweaking the newly released content. I am not talking about the flood of bug fix patches here, I am talking about small content changes to react to the way the players play the game.

FlameGlow
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2011.03.04 23:50:00 - [25]
 

So you live in a wormhole, that makes you a worm real minority in eve, why should you be in council?

General Windypops
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2011.03.05 00:06:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Two step
Originally by: Rythm
Originally by: Lady Spanky

What the hell are you talking about there were multiple patches over the following days and weeks fixing elements of Incursions? Do we even play the same game?


Here we are in the shady area of issue classification.
At this point they are all up to fixing code issues (say MWD+Cloak crashes ATI radeon +Windows 7 clients)
But redesign incursion sites - that's an enhancement/new feature - so it goes into pool and will be fetched out 'as soon as developer has time'. Sometimes it means 'never'.
If they have say 160 hours allocated per team member for "post-patch feedback enhancements" per team member, and put it into plans, then issue would be most likely resolved.


Exactly. Certainly CCP puts effort into fixing *critical* issues that are discovered, but they don't seem to be putting effort into things like balance changes or tweaking the newly released content. I am not talking about the flood of bug fix patches here, I am talking about small content changes to react to the way the players play the game.


Just so I'm clear, you're saying that you're angry that CCP basically fix all the important stuff but they don't go back and make the small tweaks that really add finesse?

You're positioning yourself as the WH candidate, right? The ONLY catastrophic game breaking WH problem that any of us can think of is the one that YOU were found out and nearly banned for. You exploited it constantly for about a year without reporting it. It was massive, hugely imbalanced and it netted you billions upon billions of isk.

And now you're complaining that CCP don't make small tweaks to balance quite as much as you'd like, but instead focus on the game breaking things?



Two step
Aperture Harmonics
K162
Posted - 2011.03.05 05:59:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: General Windypops

Just so I'm clear, you're saying that you're angry that CCP basically fix all the important stuff but they don't go back and make the small tweaks that really add finesse?



Um, no, that is not at all what I am saying. I am saying that the "small tweaks that really add finesse" are actually really important. There are plenty of examples of this, including more clothing options for the new character creator, balance fixes right after ships are introduced, etc. Certainly CCP must fix major game breaking crashes after a patch, but I am saying they also should spend a little time polishing stuff, since it appears they aren't able to do so before the release of a feature.

Quote:

You're positioning yourself as the WH candidate, right? The ONLY catastrophic game breaking WH problem that any of us can think of is the one that YOU were found out and nearly banned for. You exploited it constantly for about a year without reporting it. It was massive, hugely imbalanced and it netted you billions upon billions of isk.

And now you're complaining that CCP don't make small tweaks to balance quite as much as you'd like, but instead focus on the game breaking things?



Well, the fact that the only issue you can think of is the Magnetar bonuses is pretty much proving my point. If you lived in wormhole space, or even talked to anyone that lived in a wormhole you would quickly get a list about a mile long of issues that come up.

And again, I am not complaining about CCP spending time fixing game breaking issues. I don't see how you can read that from what I wrote. Perhaps you might want to read what I wrote a little more closely.

Rythm
Caldari
True Power Team
Posted - 2011.03.05 09:26:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: General Windypops

Just so I'm clear, you're saying that you're angry that CCP basically fix all the important stuff but they don't go back and make the small tweaks that really add finesse?



Basically we are talking about this picture SW development process. Agile methodologies rely on _constant_ customer feedback, but in ccp case this rule is broken - csm is fine and dandy, but it is not your average customer. So the feature can be shipped, it can be bug free, but its not the feature customer wanted :)

David Laurentson
Posted - 2011.03.05 22:49:00 - [29]
 

Thread title is inaccurate. It should read "Two Step made billions by abusing an exploit: do you?"

General Windypops
The Littlest Hobos
En Garde
Posted - 2011.03.05 23:04:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Two step
Originally by: General Windypops
The ONLY catastrophic game breaking WH problem that any of us can think of is the one that YOU were found out and nearly banned for. You exploited it constantly for about a year without reporting it. It was massive, hugely imbalanced and it netted you billions upon billions of isk.


The fact that the only issue you can think of is the Magnetar bonuses is pretty much proving my point. If you lived in wormhole space, or even talked to anyone that lived in a wormhole you would quickly get a list about a mile long of issues that come up.

Perhaps you might want to read what I wrote a little more closely.


Hi Two Step. You're right, when it comes to WH the only "catastrophic, game breaking problem" I was aware of was the bug that you exploited for billions of isk. Embarassingly I don't know of any other "catastrophic, game breaking problems" in WH space. Perhaps you can share some of this "list about a mile long of issues".


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