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Sajad
Posted - 2011.06.25 04:58:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Sajad on 25/06/2011 05:00:56
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. 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
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=.UTF-8.
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't 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.




Luke S
Zeta Corp.
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:02:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Luke S on 25/06/2011 05:02:26
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

And so it begins

Just Crossed TheLine
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:05:00 - [3]
 

Can't stop the signal.

Rolars
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:36:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Just Crossed TheLine
Can't stop the signal.


True.

Tautut
Amarr
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:46:00 - [5]
 

CCP is the email legit?

I'm not sure I'm surprised but at least we know that our words are being ignored and only action will suffice.

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:47:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Tautut
CCP is the email legit?

I'm not sure I'm surprised but at least we know that our words are being ignored and only action will suffice.


It's not being denied, threads are just disappearing.

Tyberious Rex
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:47:00 - [7]
 

Yes. Its Legit. CCP Navigator confirmed it.

Alara IonStorm
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:49:00 - [8]
 

You will choke on our Dead!

Maximus Lionhart
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:50:00 - [9]
 

Wow folks, after reading the email in full, I really don't think Hilmar is saying what everyone thinks he is saying. I don't think he's saying ignore the fans totally. That line has been taken out of context.

What I think he's saying is to ignore predictable player QQ everytime a huge change is announced. You cannot please everyone. Even in other games like WoW, everytime there is a huge change, the forums will be flooded with QQ. Every class will claim that their class is nerfed the most. Even WoW also ignores that whining.

Then he said they should rather, watch what the players do, what is actually happening.

Conrad Lionhart
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:52:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Maximus Lionhart
Wow folks, after reading the email in full, I really don't think Hilmar is saying what everyone thinks he is saying. I don't think he's saying ignore the fans totally. That line has been taken out of context.

What I think he's saying is to ignore predictable player QQ everytime a huge change is announced. You cannot please everyone. Even in other games like WoW, everytime there is a huge change, the forums will be flooded with QQ. Every class will claim that their class is nerfed the most. Even WoW also ignores that whining.

Then he said they should rather, watch what the players do, what is actually happening.


Sorry that was me. I don't know why the forums like to use my Jita trade toon.

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:55:00 - [11]
 

"Stay the course", like predicted. You are dead set on getting your NGE...

I don't think challenging your customers to actually quit is a wise idea, Hilmar.

Cave Lord
Posted - 2011.06.25 05:57:00 - [12]
 

Well, since CCP won't respond to what we say, then lets all unsubscribe like many are recommending.

It's too bad the people buying monocles are destroying everything we love about EVE. :(

Tar om
Minmatar
Octavian Vanguard
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:01:00 - [13]
 

If this is genuine, Hilmar is a solipsist

Alley Specter
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:01:00 - [14]
 


Maziy
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:05:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Tyberious Rex
Yes. Its Legit. CCP Navigator confirmed it.


Linkage/Proof please.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:06:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Surfin''s PlunderBunny on 25/06/2011 06:10:16
I love it when people try to censor the internet... it never works Laughing

*Edit:

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Black Dranzer
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:09:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Maziy
Originally by: Tyberious Rex
Yes. Its Legit. CCP Navigator confirmed it.


Linkage/Proof please.

The thread is burried somewhere, and long since locked. It effectively had him locking a thread and stating that internal correspondence was not allowed to be discussed on the forums, thus inadvertently confirming its legitimacy.

Copine Callmeknau
Kangaroos With Frickin Lazerbeams
The KWFL Republic
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:13:00 - [18]
 

CCP make me want to stab a kitten

Cyaxares II
Posted - 2011.06.25 06:28:00 - [19]
 

"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."




 

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