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Naga Elohim
Amarr
The Reformed
Bondage Patrol
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:25:00 - [1]
 

I find myself wanting to move to Iceland every time Fanfest comes around. CCP should maybe switch the location of the Fan Fest every year or so.

There's a CCP Office in Atlanta that wouldn't be too bad. Or Chicago's McCormick Place (where I live Very Happy). CCP already has a presence here in the US so it wouldnt be all that troublesome. It would give a chance for the US fans to really show some support and maybe even boost Eve-O popularity here in the U.S.

Then another year we can have it in the UK that way the Brits can show their love for Eve as well.

I just think it would really reach out to the player base and make this even more of a community. Besides I dont know the demographics of Eve but I know there are alot of US players and I know they would love to go if it wasn't so far all the time.

Your thoughts please...

Scagga Laebetrovo
Failure Assured
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:26:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Scagga Laebetrovo on 28/08/2008 15:25:52
nvm I asked a silly question

Zantei
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:27:00 - [3]
 

How about the UK first. :]

Drunk Driver
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:31:00 - [4]
 





They should have it in a redneck hillbilly town in West Virginia.




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Jacob Mei
Gallente
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:32:00 - [5]
 

Given the cost of travel is constantly going up I definitely see the appeal of the fanfest moving around instead of the fans moving to fanfest.

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:32:00 - [6]
 

Ireland is obviously the more suitable place.

Drunk Driver
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:33:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Crumplecorn
Ireland is obviously the more suitable place.



We could buy some hillbillies and ship them to Ireland I guess.



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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:36:00 - [8]
 

What better place for fanfest than the Minmatar capital of Mogadishu? Very Happy

Dirk Magnum
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:37:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Crumplecorn
Ireland is obviously the more suitable place.


^^ this.
I got back from two months in Ireland a week ago, and I'm having withdrawals. Mad Need my fix of green things and cultural mandate of hospitality tbh.

Drunk Driver
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:38:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
What better place for fanfest than the Minmatar capital of Mogadishu? Very Happy




Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha........

Cracked me up.


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Tammarr
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:39:00 - [11]
 

Fanfeast on Ireland O_O ??? /me sees drunken inteprid crossing guys singing: The I The I the I-R-C..

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:50:00 - [12]
 


I dont think so. We would probably be arrested as terrorists for wanting to be evildoers in a computer game.

Remember kids, its only OK to do bad things if you are one of the good guys.

CrayC
Gallente
CrayC Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.28 15:56:00 - [13]
 

How come every time someone wants to move the FanFest to a new location, it's always where they live themselves?

There is a reason for doing it in Iceland. Here's a tip:

Quote:
It would give a chance for the US fans to really show some support and maybe even boost Eve-O popularity here in the U.S.
Then another year we can have it in the UK that way the Brits can show their love for Eve as well.


Have it in the US and the US players can really show their support. Have it in the UK and the UK players can really show their support. Have it in Greenland and the green people can really show their support. Have it in China and we will all be mining? No way!


The FanFest will always be held at a place that is far from someone. If distance is all that is keeping you back, then you simply do not want to go bad enough. I live in denmark. Iceland is fairly close to me, only a 3 hour flight. I would participate in a Fanfest in all of the above mentioned countries, but it still belongs in Iceland. That should not change, ever...

Smokums
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:03:00 - [14]
 

Move fanfest to US? No.. just wouldn't be right.

Have something similar in Atlanta, say 6 months opposite Fanfest? Oh yes.. Yes indeed.

Treelox
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:11:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
What better place for fanfest than the Minmatar capital of Mogadishu? Very Happy



Wasnt to bad a place in the '80s.

Overseer Aliena
Caldari
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:15:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: CrayC

The FanFest will always be held at a place that is far from someone.


It's never been far from Icelandic people.

Lothros Andastar
Gallente
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:22:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Overseer Aliena
Originally by: CrayC

The FanFest will always be held at a place that is far from someone.


It's never been far from Icelandic people.


Someone != iclandic people. Also the Devs are from iceland so they will hold it wherever TECKNOVIKING says

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:24:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: CrayC
...If distance is all that is keeping you back, then you simply do not want to go bad enough...


Yeah!

I mean, it could never be the exorbitant cost of airfare for people who may be on limited budgets, the difficulty in getting a travel visa in a post 9/11 world, the HUGE hassle that flying entails, or family and work responsibilities for EVE's large adult gamer population. It must be that people just simply don't want to go badly enough.

Yep, that's it.

Rolling Eyes

Valan
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:31:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Bish Ounen
Originally by: CrayC
...If distance is all that is keeping you back, then you simply do not want to go bad enough...


Yeah!

I mean, it could never be the exorbitant cost of airfare for people who may be on limited budgets, the difficulty in getting a travel visa in a post 9/11 world, the HUGE hassle that flying entails, or family and work responsibilities for EVE's large adult gamer population. It must be that people just simply don't want to go badly enough.

Yep, that's it.

Rolling Eyes


It's not difficult to fly anywhere in a post 9/11 world apart from America. Hence why have it there if its the most difficult place to go to?

I can't see why not have one in Iceland, and one in Atlanta.

Davina Braben
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:38:00 - [20]
 

I was going to say "Why not have it at a few locations simulataneous like?" but then it occured to me you probably want the devs to go visit.

Tao Han
Ginnungagaps Rymdfarargille
Blade.
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:39:00 - [21]
 

They should have it in my backyard so I dont have to go to far

Overseer Aliena
Caldari
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:39:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Lothros Andastar
Originally by: Overseer Aliena
Originally by: CrayC

The FanFest will always be held at a place that is far from someone.


It's never been far from Icelandic people.


Someone != iclandic people. Also the Devs are from iceland so they will hold it wherever TECKNOVIKING says


Isn't Technoviking German? The background in the video looks a lot like Berlin.

Bodhisattvas
0utbreak
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:46:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Surfin's PlunderBunny
What better place for fanfest than the Minmatar capital of Mogadishu? Very Happy


A crazed warlord opens up in middle of fan fest AK47 stylie and who ever was left is publicly executed
on youtube on a daily basis.

I'd watch that ****!

Bodhisattvas
0utbreak
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:50:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: Valan
Originally by: Bish Ounen
Originally by: CrayC
...If distance is all that is keeping you back, then you simply do not want to go bad enough...


Yeah!

I mean, it could never be the exorbitant cost of airfare for people who may be on limited budgets, the difficulty in getting a travel visa in a post 9/11 world, the HUGE hassle that flying entails, or family and work responsibilities for EVE's large adult gamer population. It must be that people just simply don't want to go badly enough.

Yep, that's it.

Rolling Eyes


It's not difficult to fly anywhere in a post 9/11 world apart from America. Hence why have it there if its the most difficult place to go to?

I can't see why not have one in Iceland, and one in Atlanta.


Ditch the turban mate and you'll be ok.

Bish Ounen
Gallente
Best Path Inc.
Cult of War
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:58:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Bodhisattvas
Originally by: Valan
Originally by: Bish Ounen
Originally by: CrayC
...If distance is all that is keeping you back, then you simply do not want to go bad enough...


Yeah!

I mean, it could never be the exorbitant cost of airfare for people who may be on limited budgets, the difficulty in getting a travel visa in a post 9/11 world, the HUGE hassle that flying entails, or family and work responsibilities for EVE's large adult gamer population. It must be that people just simply don't want to go badly enough.

Yep, that's it.

Rolling Eyes


It's not difficult to fly anywhere in a post 9/11 world apart from America. Hence why have it there if its the most difficult place to go to?

I can't see why not have one in Iceland, and one in Atlanta.


Ditch the turban mate and you'll be ok.


In my case it's the first and last last items that are most problematic. Simply put, I can't afford to fly to Iceland from Buffalo, NY, USA and I have a job with limited time off that is already dedicated to family events and needs. So you will never see me at a Fanfest in Iceland, as much as I would love to go.

Atlanta would be doable, although even that would be a stretch. Chicago would actually be easier, as it is a shorter drive, although Atlanta does make a bit more sense as CCP has a branch there. But flights to Atlanta from Buffalo are actually quite cheap, and hotels there aren't too bad. (They have a really cool one that's hollow all the way up the inside, so it looks like you are inside of a large creature or an old style sailing ship, looking at the ribs. It's really neat!)

So CCP, Please consider Atlanta for a fan fest.

Naga Elohim
Amarr
The Reformed
Bondage Patrol
Posted - 2008.08.28 16:59:00 - [26]
 

Look, Im not saying Fanfest should be moved to the US forever, just switch it up a bit. It would get Eve's name out there and grab some attention from the media.

I notice most of those who are saying "Well if it's too far you dont want to go bad enough" are 3 hours away from it. It would take americans a day or two to get there.

I would really love to go, but this is for the Popularity of Eve, not my personal enjoyment. I work with college kids who play WoW and AoC and they said if they heard of Eve when it came out, they would have been playing it all along....

Thats says alot and is exactly how i felt when i first played the game. I wish i had known about it earlier. The only way I found out about this game was through a Banner from another website.

So please CCP consider having it in Atlanta next year and or switch location every year. Like a rotation.

There are many benefits from this one being exposure and the other being a healthy turnout. Not to mention the loads of money CCP would get from attendance.

I think those that agree with me should'nt let this issue die. This is something we spend our time and lives on and we should be proud of it.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.08.28 17:05:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Drunk Driver
Originally by: Crumplecorn
Ireland is obviously the more suitable place.



We could buy some hillbillies and ship them to Ireland I guess.



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Where do you think the hillbillies came from Very Happy

On a secondary serious note, I would be able to attend fan fest if it was in the States, and maybe even Ireland or the UK. BUt until my lil sis makes it big and I can borrow money from her, lol, I will not be able to make a trip to Iceland Crying or Very sad


Slade

Rimsa Orion
Gallente
Federal Defence Union
Posted - 2008.08.28 17:16:00 - [28]
 

Agreed... CCP should consider the US for FanFest. As everyone knows, the americans blow money like there is no tomorrow. This would be a huge money maker for CCP.

I will bring the beer for everyone! Who's on board? Very Happy

Valan
Posted - 2008.08.28 17:23:00 - [29]
 

Teh good thing about an Icelandic fanfest is that loads of nationalities turn up and you get to meet different people. Well thats the great thing about Europe.

I can pretty mcuh guarantee the US fanfest will be Americans only lol

Naga Elohim
Amarr
The Reformed
Bondage Patrol
Posted - 2008.08.28 17:23:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Rimsa Orion
Agreed... CCP should consider the US for FanFest. As everyone knows, the americans blow money like there is no tomorrow. This would be a huge money maker for CCP.

I will bring the beer for everyone! Who's on board? Very Happy



Thats what im talkin about. Americans blow money on everything. And imagine if you sold all the stuff you have in the Eve Store at Fan Fest.

Im telling you CCP this would be big and no doubt you would have a record turnout.


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