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C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:04:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: CCP Guard on 13/05/2011 16:08:00
Edited by: CCP Guard on 09/05/2011 23:58:35
Edited by: CCP Guard on 09/05/2011 14:11:00
Hey, everyone

Some of you remember a thread from back in 2008 where CCP Zulu answered all your questions all by himself. We decided it‘s high time we did another one of those.

It‘s question time!

Please post your question in this thread between 05.09.11/14:00 UTC and 05.11.11/00:00 UTC. Our goal is to have them all answered by 05.13.11/16:00 UTC

Given the fact that there are 150,000 more of you than last time, we decided to call in reinforcements as well so poor Zulu wouldn‘t be overwhelmed.

The elite squad of know it alls answering your questions will be comprised of:

CCP Zulu – Senior producer
CCP Hammerhead – Lead Game Designer
CCP TomB - Producer
CCP Tuxford – Senior Programmer
GM Spiral – Senior Game Master
GM Lelouch – Senior Game Master
Yours truly – Community Developer

...and we might just have guest appearances from other devs as well.

Now let‘s discuss rules and guidelines.

1. Answers will be presented in a separate thread.
2. Some information we may not be able to give you, like exact launch dates we haven‘t committed to, security details we don‘t want to share, or intimate secrets from our personal lives. We will try to answer everything as best we can though, and we will tell you why we can‘t provide the desired information.
3. Be patient and don‘t repeat your questions. It may take a little time to get to your question but we will get to it.
4. Help us help you by keeping the thread clean of discussions about the questions. There are many other threads where discussion can flourish.
5. We will keep the thread open for three days. Then we‘ll lock it and finish answering any remaining questions.
6. Questions will also be gathered from Facebook (link to thread) and Twitter (include #askeve in your question) during the timeframe and copied with credit to the questioner by @ccp_manifest into the official thread to be answered there.


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Addendum, May 13th:

Thank you all for the questions. We got a lot of great questions and the reception was more robust than we had expected. We were obviously a bit optimistic about the deadline for answering everything so you will see answers trickling throughout next week at least (this weekend might be slow). We will fulfill our promise of answering every single question. None shall be left behind.

Here's a toast to knowledge and communication.


CCP Zulu

Posted - 2011.05.09 14:14:00 - [2]
 

How are you so handsome?

Abdiel Kavash
Caldari
Paladin Order
Fidelas Constans
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:17:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Abdiel Kavash on 09/05/2011 14:18:58
Why can't the forum remember my settings (show pictures / signatures / default character) when I log out or close the browser? Seriously, who stores those in cookies instead of a database on the server? Would those 4 bytes per registered forum account kill you? Especially as you already store the signatures anyway.



ib4 anomaly nerf whine
ib4 ninja salvagers
ib4 AFK cloakers
edit: ib4 nerf supercaps

Janus Konor
Amarr
Supercarrier Aggression
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:17:00 - [4]
 

Please tell me Yes or No.. if we will ever see new Cyno Jump Graphics? I liked the old Graphics better then the new.. Too plain now..

moose crap
Gallente
Urkrathos Corp
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:17:00 - [5]
 

Will the old warp sound ever be coming back?

Hayman Wakefield
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:18:00 - [6]
 

What ever happened to the AF 4th bonus?

Sannye
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:19:00 - [7]
 

http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1487231&page=115

Need alot of answers.

Brokers Clone
Amarr
Northgate
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:21:00 - [8]
 

Will we ever get Contrails/exhaust back?
It may not be 100% realistic, but without something like that, there is no longer any real sense of speed/movement

Looking at a toon, the only indication that it is moving is because there's a flame on the ass end of it....

Iancasnim
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:22:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Iancasnim on 09/05/2011 14:27:12
After a site despawns in a wormhole system how is the next site spawn decided?

Do you plan on adding the contents of Planetary Customs Offices to the Assets window? I can't be the only one with lost/forgotten materials out there.

Ingvar Angst
Amarr
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:26:00 - [10]
 

How'd I get on the front page?

Also, with regards to bots, how are the efforts progressing on removing bots and what estimated financial impact would banning all known or highly suspected bots have on CCP?

Silicon Sailor
Northgate
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:27:00 - [11]
 

Eventually, WIS will become a reality. Yea(maybe)

The thing I REALLY want to know is if the WIS experience will be like Orgramar-WOW.

Will I need to run around to lots of little huts/offices to accomplish the things I USED to do in the ship?

Run Run Run to the Market to buy a module
Run Run Run to the shipyard to fit that module
Run Run Run to Insurance
Run Run Run to the repair yards
Run Run Run to the mission Agents
Run Run Run to the "Special/Covert/Storyline" agents, in their very own area... WAY down in the bowels of the station, behind Boiler 23.45A
Run Run Run back to the ship...
oops, wrong hanger bay...
Run Run Run across the station... YOUR hanger is PORTside....

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:31:00 - [12]
 

@CCP Guard, why the name 'Guard' and community developer, are you trying to hide something from us?

@ALL, When will Kieron be back?!

/c

Oussamoussa
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:32:00 - [13]
 

Will industrial ships ever do industrial tasks as opposed to being just haulers? And what happened to the industrial expansion?

Knug LiDi
N00bFleeT
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:32:00 - [14]
 

1. Is a review/revamp/start over of the POS interface/POS management coming soon ?

2. Will anchored structures (especially those at a POS) be nameable ?

3. Will the Rokh receive its 25 m3 additional drone space ?

4. Will the ability to manage skill queue be extended to EVE gate ?

Wrayeth
EdgeGamers
Situation: Normal
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:33:00 - [15]
 

For some of the players who've been around for a bit, we find that the game, while still fun and worth playing, was much more enjoyable in 2004, 2005, and the first half of 2006. Back then, it was possible to make a name for yourself in solo and small group PvP, with the focus being more evenly balanced between solo, small gang, and large scale PvP than it is today. With the increased number of players all playing in the same numbers of systems (minus WH space) and various mechanics changes (hitpoint increase, RR specialized ships, over-specialized ships), good solo and small gang fights have become almost impossible to find anywhere outside of wormhole space, and the focus seems to have shifted more towards large fleet battles.

Are there plans to move back towards a more balanced focus between the different playstles, or is CCP generally happy with the state of things as they are now?

Robot Robot
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:42:00 - [16]
 

Were you spying on me back in 1993 back when I was going around telling everybody about how great Wing Commander Privateer was and how if someday someone was able to make a multiplayer version of it where hundreds of people could play over modems then there would never be a need for anyone else to make another videogame ever again?

(also, why can't we paint our ships? Even just like have a choice from like a dozen primary pallette and a dozen detail pallette options...)

CCP Manifest


C C P
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:43:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: CCP Manifest on 09/05/2011 14:43:29
(From the EVE Facebook thread)

On behalf of Florian Ratz: will there be advanced tier2 BCs in the future?


Palovana
Caldari
Inner Fire Inc.
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:44:00 - [18]
 

(I know that Linux is now officially unsupported).

Do any devs run Linux themselves, or do any basic testing to see if the client will run and that basic functionality is not broken in Linux with Wine?

xXxSatsujinxXx
Whacky Waving Inflatable Flailing Arm Tubemen
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:44:00 - [19]
 

Where do babies come from?

Laviski
Contracts Inc
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:44:00 - [20]
 

Instead of asking all range of questions relating to 0.0 life.

Would ccp Consider (however unlikly)delaying all new content for 6 months and devote all attention to fixing/tweaking current content within the game? ie: lag, pos structures, ship bonuses, etc

Efraya
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:44:00 - [21]
 

Will mining be worked on to combat macro use and to make the mining experience more interactive or not?


Brzaka
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:45:00 - [22]
 

Is it practical to give defender missiles a fleet support role, or are the interactions too complex? Also, could you marry them with a new T2 or faction destroyer hull (bonuses against missiles and drones, say). This way you could bring to unloved components into the fold.

Wolf Kolona
Gallente
GONE RETARD BACK LATER
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:45:00 - [23]
 

Okies, I Know your all probably sick to death of questions about the new expansion, but could we have any more juicy details on Incarna and its future? Laughing

Also, What features are planned for eve beyond Incarna? (Anything to help out the prospect of lowsec PVP or those damned aggression mechanics? Surprised and if so, how far off? Wink)

And this is a general compliment to the bang-up job you guys are doing, keep up the good work! Very Happy

Lastly, @CCP Hammerhead - Does your head really look like a hammer?!?! Shocked Wink

Wolfy

agent apple
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:45:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: agent apple on 09/05/2011 14:47:03
back in the original thread, it was asked if you could make the warp speed of ships a more important factor, since as it is now there isn't a big difference between ship sizes in the actual time you spend from warping from A to B. This is because most of the time in warp is spent on accelerating and decelerating and in that part all ship classes are equal (or if there's a difference it's way too small)

Zulu said he liked this back then, but afaik there hasn't been any mention of it since

Xelena Shellar
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:45:00 - [25]
 

When exploration sites are completed, what exactly determines where/when they respawn?

Is this answer also applicable to sites within wormholes?

Basically, I'm an explorer and I want to understand the behind the scenes stuff that determines how/when/where/why sites are generated.

Nirnias Stirrum
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:46:00 - [26]
 

Will i ever find true love?

Iurnan Mileghere
Singularity Foundation
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:46:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Efraya
Will mining be worked on to combat macro use and to make the mining experience more interactive or not?



This, plus the miniprofessions (hacking / archaeology / salvaging).

CCP Manifest


C C P
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:47:00 - [28]
 

(from the EVE Facebook thread)

On behalf of Oliver Holland: What is the in game administrative system, (corps, alliances, war decks and security levels) based on/inspired by?


brutorans
Minmatar
V I R I I
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:47:00 - [29]
 

Are there any plans to address the issues with the Naglfar dread. Given that past changes were not successful, will CCP take another stab at trying to address the issues with this ship?

Pookie McPook
Posted - 2011.05.09 14:48:00 - [30]
 

Does my bum look big in this?


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