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Posted - 2011.07.07 16:52:00 - [31]

Given that Aurum can't buy anything useful right now, can we assume that the NeX store inventory is going to be heavily updated *before* the community goal web site deal goes live?

Posted - 2011.07.07 16:53:00 - [32]

Edited by: mkint on 07/07/2011 16:54:40
Originally by: Xessej
Interesting. So, everyone that works for CCP must be working on code the advance EvE?

I think it would be nice if the majority of them were.

This looks to be a fairly panicked attempt to achieve the usual post new expansion bump in total subs. What the marketing guys should be doing is going to the people deciding things and demanding that they concentrate on the things that make Eve unique and that have brought in and retained tens of thousands of players.

But then the megalomaniac CEO of CCP wouldn't get his virtual monocle! We'll do things his way damnit! Screw the players! Monocles online! I want to fly a giant monocle, shooting monocles! All those delicious monocles! Colleges now accept monocles as payment and CCP Megalomaniac controls all the monocles! muah haha (manic laughter of the truly crazy and out of touch... seriously, so many asshats in CCP these days out front and center... would bringing tomatoes to fanfest be considered an act of terrorism?)

Coco Caine
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:55:00 - [33]

Oh dear - summer hole much? This is one cheesy vid...

I'd contribute a video about station games and long fleet form up times, but I'm too busy doing nothing.

Free Aurum? Something like one Aurum short from the cheapest shop item? Sounds like a Bright(tm) plan from the new virtual sales profit center.

Eliana Bandokar
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:55:00 - [34]

This is a pretty well-timed idea.

I don't know many people IRL who play, but I do know quite a few who have been reading about the recent unrest and keep asking me about this game that has people so invested in it they're willing to spend their time protesting and whatnot instead of playing.

I suspect a lot of us have done the same explaining over the last couple of weeks, about how EVE is just more "real" than other MMOs, and this would seem to be the perfect way to keep that aspect of it in front of potential new players (as well as giving existing players a nice nostalgia outlet).

All that said, the trailer was indeed cheesy :D

Posted - 2011.07.07 16:56:00 - [35]

Give us fame we give you monocles?


Liu Ellens
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:57:00 - [36]

New Video: F*** YEAH!

Deadly Intent.
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:57:00 - [37]

Despite my previous statements I feel this is a step in the right direction. The players make this game. While the trailer is a little cheesy I think it's one of the best I have seen put out so far. You actually managed to describe a fleet engagement from players terms and I loved the inty burning 200k to get a warp in on a sniper fleet.

Valarian Blacksun
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:59:00 - [38]

I wouldnt market your crap even if my life was on the line

Never ever <-- Never forgett CCP ... i wont

Sciencegeek deathdealer
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:59:00 - [39]

Very nice.

Flynn Fetladral
Royal Order of Security Specialists
Posted - 2011.07.07 16:59:00 - [40]

**** YEAH!

T'amber Anomandari Demaleon
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:00:00 - [41]

good idea, and great excuse to spahm my crap!

Eliza Hacklehaber
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:01:00 - [42]

oh, and nice vid

J Kunjeh
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:01:00 - [43]

I hated the trailer for about 30 seconds, then found myself really enjoying it. Nice job CCP.

And the new mini-site? Effing brilliant...can't wait to read/hear/see what gets posted up there.

Posted - 2011.07.07 17:03:00 - [44]

\o/ this is sweet!

Alpha Empire
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:05:00 - [45]

Anyone else see this as a really good way for ccp to collect video clips to display on the middle screen in the CQ? Cause this just seems like a no-brainer imo.

Gwenywell Shumuku
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:06:00 - [46]

ihhh no, this time you didn't hit me with the video. RL acted gaming videos suck most of the time, too cheesy.

And the idea...well, i suppose from now on just nothing will go without Aurum anymore hm? I always supported the idea to write the history of EVE down, and you start...8 years into the game. Also, what about the battle-recorder to capture the events? Will this show up someday? But yea, the important thing is to tie it in with Aurum...i suppose, for you anyways, to get acceptance.

Della Monk
Broski Enterprises
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:08:00 - [47]

The new trailer is cheesy, sure, but that's part of the charm I'd say.
Although now that they're actively soliciting us for marketing, I wonder how long before they take actual fleet battles and make vids of them, original comm chatter and all.

Florestan Bronstein
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:08:00 - [48]

at least CCP realizes that at this point they have to pay us to advertise EVE for them...

Lady Spank
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:09:00 - [49]

I understand how marketing works and you are being fairly transparent here about exploiting your player base.

On a basic level, the idea of using player experiences to promote your game is a fine one. I can think of many personal anecdotes which could be used in such a campaign. There is of course the issue of your definition of a 'reward'.

Unless you can transfer Aurum back to ISK then these token amounts of Aurum rewarded to players is utterly useless for those of us who wish to have nothing to do with the MT store. I can live with it's existence in game, mainly since there isn't exactly a lot of choice, but up until this suggestion it has been something I can ignore.

Now you are trying to unethically force your players into using it. I doubt these player rewards are going to be enough to buy even a single item from the Nex store forcing us to either sit looking at a 'reward' we cannot access, or to top up the amounts with plex. I am quite sure I am not the only person who wishes not to do so.

This smacks of forcing the playerbase into using the NEX store when they would otherwise have no interest.

Reward us in ISK, limited edition ships or anything else. Just not Aurum.

Eileen Drake
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:12:00 - [50]

Give Chribba 1mil Aurum before you even begin

Kalestia Barrak
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:13:00 - [51]

I fully understand the need to advertise in order to bring in new blood and expand the player base. This is good.

However, I question CCP's ability to retain said players after they've joined. The "sandbox" is great and all, for the few who can really take advantage of it. 0.0 and null sec remain either unacceptable or undesirable to most players in the game as is. That's not to say it's not enjoyable for those who are there, but despite it's impressiveness, CCP has yet to persuade any sizable portion of EVE's population base away from high-sec.

Simply put, the "sandbox" portion of EVE has too many risks and requires too much effort for most, while high-sec is too dull and under-developed to attract and maintain large numbers.

CCP's push to bring avatars into EVE and therefor appeal to the "doll-making" MMO crowd is no doubt a wise long-term move, but it seems wasted in it's limited scope. High system requirements for what is essentially walking around in an apartment with no social interaction is going to be a hard sell.

Again, I really wish the development team would see beyond a 6 month release cycle and really take the time to polish and develop a feature instead of chasing after subscriber spikes. Perhaps if time was spent on really making a polished expansion, CCP would be able to sell a true addition to gameplay instead of another gimmick.

I still maintain that EVE needs true content, like most other MMOs, and that it can add such without abandoning it's sandbox-style play. Missions, arcs, exploration, expeditions, and the like all provide an excellent, dynamic framework, and yet each has been abandoned in turn.

I am left wondering what kind of game CCP wants EVE to be. If it wants to retain it's place as a niche title with a relativally small subscriber base, then it need only continue it's current path. But if it wants to broaden its appeal and really build that huge universe it dreams about, then they will need to add much more than a new interface for ship spinning, nor can they pretend to offload all world-building onto the players. They will need to help build this as well.

Shepard Book
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:15:00 - [52]

Show me the Aurum! Great marketing idea. Trolls will always find something to complain about. Pay them no mind. Keep up the good work CCP! I was there!

Sino Sarn
THORN Syndicate
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:16:00 - [53]

Originally by: Lady Spank

Now you are trying to unethically force your players into using it

... not seeing that part.

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:18:00 - [54]

I was there when Eve was a subscription-based sandbox.

Case Micoud
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:19:00 - [55]

Can you please start focusing on game contet and bug fixes? After the new forum fiasco, after the thunders before Incarna and all we got was this lousy room and after this Nexus store bs, somebody would think you would focus on something the players are going to really apreciate. Instead... you really get the feeling that you are completely out of synch with what is going on with Eve.

Please stop everything you are doing and start fixing 0.0, hybrids, capitals, sov system, lag, improve missions, add GM supervised events.....

Brainless Bimbo
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:23:00 - [56]


Disgusted . Tunbridge Wells

Brainless Bimbo
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:26:00 - [57]

Originally by: Illwill Bill
I was there when Eve was a subscription-based sandbox.


the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:28:00 - [58]

I was there, looking at a door.

Hentes Zsemle
Posted - 2011.07.07 17:30:00 - [59]

It's sad that trailers like this, which features gallente ships couse they are very characteristic, will lure people in to try them and ending up disappointed.

ah yes...


Posted - 2011.07.07 17:31:00 - [60]

What a cheesy video. Just bad.

Eve is not real, it is a game btw. A game with developers that refuse to make content for the game we actually play, instead they make dress up barbie dolls and fluffy pve expansions and spacebooks.

This whole "Eve is real" marketing strategy is ******ed.

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