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diaufop
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:45:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: diaufop on 25/06/2011 03:45:29
Originally by: CCP Hilmar

. Email Starts.-

Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:16:54 -0400
To: riverini@gmail.com
Subject: ccp ceo global msg sent today
From: evewatch@hush.com
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
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Message-Id: <20110623221654.CF1E76F438@smtp.hushmail.com>

sent by hilmar to ccp global list-

(strt)

We live in interesting times; in fact CCP is the kind of company that if things get repetitive we instinctively crank it up a notch. That, we certainly have done this week. First of we have Incarna, an amazing technological and artistic achievement. A vision from years ago realized to a point that no one could have imaged but a few months ago. It rolls out without a hitch, is in some cases faster than what we had before, this is the pinnacle of professional achievement. For all the noise in the channel we should all stand proud, years from now this is what people will remember.

But we have done more, not only have we redefined the production quality one can apply to virtual worlds with the beautiful Incarna but we have also defined what it really means to make virtual reality more meaningful than real life when it comes to launching our new virtual goods currency, Aurum.

Naturally, we have caught the attention of the world. Only a few weeks ago we revealed more information about DUST 514 and now we have done it again by committing to our core purpose as a company by redefining assumptions. After 40 hours we have already sold 52 monocles, generating more revenue than any of the other items in the store.

This we have done after months of research by a group of highly competent professionals, soliciting input and perspective from thought leaders and experts in and around our industry. We have communicated our intention here internally in very wide circles through the Virtual Economy Summit presentation at the GSM, our Fearless newsletter, sprint reviews, email lists and multiple other channels. This should not come as a surprise to anyone.

Currently we are seeing _very predictable feedback_ on what we are doing. Having the perspective of having done this for a decade, I can tell you that this is one of the moments where we look at what our players do and less of what they say. Innovation takes time to set in and the predictable reaction is always to resist change.

We went out with a decisive strategy on pricing and we will stay the course and not flip flop around or knee jerk react to the predictable. That is not saying nothing will change, on the contrary, in fact we know that success in this space is through learning and adapting to _what is actually happening_ and new knowledge gained in addition to what we knew before and expected.

All that said, I couldn√Ęt be prouder of what we have accomplished as a company, changing the world is hard and we are doing it as so many times before! Stay the course, we have done this many times before.



Go ahead Mod, keep deleting these. There are thousands of us and very few of you.

Can't stop the signal.

shilpi
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:47:00 - [2]
 

IN BEFORE THE THREAD IS DELETED.

John'eh
Gallente
Asteroid Belt Protection Services
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:58:00 - [3]
 

I can't help but want to start a list of confirmed buyers so we can all hunt them down and kill them.

Call Me Death
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:59:00 - [4]
 


Ramelius
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:11:00 - [5]
 

This has been cached for posterity, even if deleted the link shall be re-posted:

http://cache.historious.net/cached/1321691/?secret=212d0ab6584e9701c649fe211a8f8000

Darveses
Fantastulousification Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:12:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Ramelius
This has been cached for posterity, even if deleted the link shall be re-posted:

http://cache.historious.net/cached/1321691/?secret=212d0ab6584e9701c649fe211a8f8000



You have my bow.

Elyssa Crane
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:26:00 - [7]
 

inb4 404

Just Crossed TheLine
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:43:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: diaufop

Can't stop the signal.



To fracking right!

Major Stallion
The Money Shot Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:44:00 - [9]
 

inb4 forum ban and thread nuking

scammersrus
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:47:00 - [10]
 

time to send a message loud and clr to these fools

Swren1
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:48:00 - [11]
 

Fuel to the fire, nice one.

5 years i've played, no more.

My account are unsubbed and will stay that way.

I'm off to http://www.perpetuum-online.com/

The way eve was before it got ruined, only with robots Very Happy

diaufop
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:49:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Major Stallion
inb4 forum ban and thread nuking


I can confirm two things.

Mods are no longer deleting these threads. And I know this for a fact because a mod has visited this thread for the 2nd thing:

Mods are still deleting Pony images - I had one in this very thread that got removed.

But no ban, and no lock.

Bibosikus
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:51:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Bibosikus on 25/06/2011 04:57:13
Jesus Christ.. is this for real?

[bull .. blah..] "..this is one of the moments where we look at what our players do and less of what they say. "

Players of Eve, it's clearly now time to DO SOMETHING.

The only thing that's keeping me in this game now are the friends I've made. I am TOTALLY F*CKED OFF

Maul555
Amarr
Reliables Inc
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:53:00 - [14]
 

wow, just wow.... if that isnt just some ****ing spin if I have ever seen it... he obviously loves the smell of his own ****.

Hra Neuvosto
The 8th Order
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:55:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: diaufop
Mods are still deleting Pony images - I had one in this very thread that got removed.

But no ban, and no lock.

Clearly ponies pose a bigger threat and are ruining the community.

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

JUST LOOK.

diaufop
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:56:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: diaufop on 25/06/2011 05:01:46
Originally by: Bibosikus
Jesus Christ.. is this for real?

The only thing that's keeping me in this game now are the friends I've made. I am TOTALLY F*CKED OFF

Yup. the shortest TL;DR version of it is:

Incarna goes live. Buggy, fries some people's gfx cards, sells $70 monocles, makes the Captain's Quarters/Walking in Stations mandatory instead of optional - annoying, and esp bad considering it fries some peope's gfx cards.

Internal CCP newsletter is released that CCP's long-term plan is to start selling in-game items (ships/ammo/modules/game functionality) in the cash shop as well as vanity items.

Players revolt.

CCP tries a denial and cover-up job and bans a few notable players.

The quoted e-mail gets leaked, telling us all to get stuffed and that 52 idiots paying for $70 monocles is more important to CCP than 500+ people unsubscribing over various issues brought up by Incarna in addiion to multiple threadnaughts over the situation. The first 10 or so threads about the e-mail get deleted by forum mods, until we reach the point of saturation (it's now been posted over 40 times) that they give up trying to remove it from the board.

Forum mods intermittantly delete Pony pictures in between each step Wink

Fi1ippo
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:00:00 - [17]
 

EVE is turning into the greatest MMO ****up in history i believe, SWG was number one because Lucasarts pulled the EXACT same **** as CCP is right at this moment. The difference between EVE and SWG however, is that SWG limped on for another 4 years before the officials at SOE told us that it was going to be taken down forever on December 15th 2011. This game wont last a year at the rate its losing subs.

Congratulations CCP, you are in the running for the top spot for biggest idiots in the MMO industry. /applaud

Deimos Barret
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:01:00 - [18]
 

in b4 lock/delete

Lyrrashae
Minmatar
Crushed Ambitions
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:04:00 - [19]
 

I hope this is fake--and thus a superb, 100000...0/10-calibre troll--because, otherwise, it really does mean that anyone really could be this shallow, smug, and so comically, perfectly deluded.

And, that that is who we've been giving our money and trust to, for years.

"Who is the more foolish, the fool, or the one who follows him?" (Some old guy with a lightsabre)

CCP = Credibility Completely Pissed-away

Bibosikus
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:04:00 - [20]
 

Here's an idea:

All players, prepare to fly to one system later today for a one-off pvp frag fest. System to be announced at 13:00 Eve time. Maybe.

Luke S
Zeta Corp.
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:04:00 - [21]
 


Black Dranzer
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:06:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Lyrrashae
I hope this is fake

It isn't. CCP Navigator locked a thread and stated that internal dev correspondence was against the rules to post, thus confirming it by default.

Maul555
Amarr
Reliables Inc
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:07:00 - [23]
 

heh woah... I just realized... the to person there is riverini, who is in my corp.....

I should have a talk with him lol

diaufop
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:09:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Maul555
heh woah... I just realized... the to person there is riverini, who is in my corp.....


Riverini runs Eve News 24, which is where this story broke - it was he who decided to release this e-mail to the public. All those posting it to the forum got it from his site Very Happy

Maul555
Amarr
Reliables Inc
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:11:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: diaufop
Originally by: Maul555
heh woah... I just realized... the to person there is riverini, who is in my corp.....


Riverini runs Eve News 24, which is where this story broke - it was he who decided to release this e-mail to the public. All those posting it to the forum got it from his site Very Happy


that is something that I also did not know... the things we learn, the things we learn...

Tutskii
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:13:00 - [26]
 

I can't even be shocked anymore. It's like CCP is going "We really don't want to make games anymore".


Samroski
Games Inc.
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:19:00 - [27]
 

The condescending nature of this email and the Zulu blog say it all. CCP is not interested in what we say, and our reaction is predictable.

Glad to know that you predicted this reaction:
Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Roosterton
Eternal Frontier
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:21:00 - [28]
 

Why do all MMOs have to failcascade so badly? Crying or Very sad

BLACK-STAR
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:22:00 - [29]
 

My reaction went something like

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

with a little wave

Bieber Fever
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:23:00 - [30]
 

Wow, this is very embarrassing, so terrible.


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