Posted - 2011.08.04 17:46:00 - [1
You guys probably have a better idea on this than anyone, so I was hoping one or all of you could comment on this.
It seems to me that CCP has stopped doing major expansions of EVE Online. In fact, every expansion since Tyrannus, including Incarna seems to me a half hearted measure just so CCP can say they are still putting out 2 expansions a year. In effect, it's marketing spin because the actual real content and fixes are very little.
Now apparently CCP is a big company now.. 600+ employees? My question to the CSM is what are all these employees doing? Because it seems to me that apart from Team BFF, no one is actually working on EVE anymore. I know CCP counts Incarna as part of EVE, and I will even give them that, but still.. what is everyone else doing?
The CSM also mentioned that so much of EVE is limited by the art department. Why isn't more art outsourced then? Perhaps you guys could give us a break down of CCP's departments/teams and what is being worked on by who?
Maybe then the players will have fewer expectations for the future and either accept the slow development as it is now, or cancel their accounts and wait for CCP to put more resources into their cash cow.
Mining And Probing Specialists
Posted - 2011.08.04 17:58:00 - [2
With you on that one.
Although I can already answer that... they make two more games and think EVE player base will tolerate their "we do something like simulating that we do something" approach for long. Nothing personal, just business.
But I would like to know how many people work on EVE development and what they do too. Not that I really belive we will get an answer to that question. Business confidentiality would not allow them to disclose the details.
By now probably half of CCP personnel monitoring the forums want to kick and ban me. Or send CovOps to silence me. :-)