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Pyrus Octavius
Beyond Control.
Black Legion.
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:18:00 - [1]
 

With all these rumors and "facts" running about on these here forums, the one nagging question I find myself thinking about is, "What could I do to help CCP be more profitable". Now the question as I pose it begs the question, "Why should I do anything?" My answer is, I really love EvE Online, and I don't like everything I am seeing right now. I just wish there was something I can do personally that would help keep my hobby from becoming a past time. I thought I would open the discussion to see what the EvE Community as a whole can come up with that could be accepted by the masses.

So forum? What would you be willing to do to make CCP more profitable?

Discrodia
Gallente
Symbiosis International
Moose Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:20:00 - [2]
 

Not be the PR equivalent of post-Katrina FEMA and actually address the problems the consumers have, rather than remaining silent and making a not-insignificant number leave on speculation.

Seishi Maru
doMAL S.A.
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:21:00 - [3]
 

I am more than willingly able to let Dust and WoD be discarded.

Alara IonStorm
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:22:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Seishi Maru
I am more than willingly able to let Dust and WoD be discarded.

Very Happy

Benri Konpaku
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:24:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Benri Konpaku on 27/06/2011 22:24:50
A couple of expansions ago? Quite a lot.

Right now? Eh, nothing really.

Let them reap what they sowed I say. Once new management is in place maybe we can all re-sub again.


Edit : Agreed, I would happily sacrifice Incarna, WoD and even Dust to the finance demons to bring EVe back from the undead.

Magicblue
Amarr
NorCorp Enterprise
No Holes Barred
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:24:00 - [6]
 

I bought their boardgameLaughing I would keep on playing even if they jacked up the prices a bit:)

AkJon Ferguson
JC Ferguson and Son Ltd
Ferguson Alliance
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:25:00 - [7]
 

I'm willing to recommend the game to others, try other CCP games, and log in more, just as soon as they fire all the liars, stop avoiding the word 'sandbox' in their internal communications, and redirect sufficient resources to fixing it.

Boaz Hedion Merkava
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:25:00 - [8]
 

Quote:
So forum? What would you be willing to do to make CCP more profitable?


1) Add support for older computers/videocards;
2) Troll Hilmar into resigning.

Kansas Winndu
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:25:00 - [9]
 

As far as they won't bankrupt due to WoD and Dust?

HostageTaker
Gallente
Band of Freelancers
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:26:00 - [10]
 

I am more than willing to pimp your mom out and send a small cut from each night to CCP.

I'm willing to help, is your mom?

Question

Terminal Insanity
Minmatar
Convex Enterprises
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:26:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Terminal Insanity on 27/06/2011 22:29:13
i'd be willing to buy more monocles for my alts

Originally by: Seishi Maru
I am more than willingly able to let Dust and WoD be discarded.


The topic was what to do to make eve MORE profitable. Discarding their own hard work (or selling it at cost and letting some other company profit from them) would not help CCP at all.

You all ***** and moan now, but when WoD and Dust comes out, all that money pouring into CCP's pockets, will be put into EVEOnline server/bandwidth/GMs/programmers too.

Portmanteau
Gallente
CTRL-Q
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:28:00 - [12]
 

appoint turbefield CEO, I'd do that for a small fee

Madjak Burton
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:28:00 - [13]
 

If CCP added a Rorshach Mask, Fedora, and Trenchcoat to the NeX I'd buy em hrmmph and when all the beggars ask "Can anyone give me some ISK" I'd whisper "nooo".

Demure Guise
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:38:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Pyrus Octavius
So forum? What would you be willing to do to make CCP more profitable?

Absolutely nothing. Certainly not buy worthless vanity items for vast sums of real money - and no, Plex and Aurum aren't "free" because at some point in the Plex/ISK/Aurum exchange cycle somebody, somewhere has had to spend real money.

Nike
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:41:00 - [15]
 

They could sell EVE to an developer that actually cares
- seems CCP stopped carering about EVE a long time ago, and is now trying to kill the cow and sell the meat because they grown to fat to live off the milk it provides.

So, selling EVE to someone who would actually stay true to the original Vision of this magnificent sandbox, could both help EVE and provide CCP with opportunity to pursue their "obviously" new pet projects WoD and Dust.




w0rmy
Destructive Influence
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:41:00 - [16]
 

Id fire the team that took over 4 years to allow us to walk to our ship from our sofa.


XIRUSPHERE
Gallente
Deadly Intent.
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:43:00 - [17]
 

Total transparency and open, fluid dialogue. If you need help ask us, don't scam the scammers. Get your house in order and get your people talking and caring. Give eve back a respectable amount of development resources instead of putting us into the milking shed for 18 months. Tell us what it would cost, I bet we would carry you if you carried us and respected us.

Whitehound
The Whitehound Corporation
Frontline Assembly Point
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:44:00 - [18]
 

I would be willing to become their new CEO. The first thing I would do is to throw out all the alcohol and the hookers and then send them back to work.

Tobiaz
Spacerats
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:45:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Nike
They could sell EVE to an developer that actually cares
- seems CCP stopped carering about EVE a long time ago, and is now trying to kill the cow and sell the meat because they grown to fat to live off the milk it provides.

So, selling EVE to someone who would actually stay true to the original Vision of this magnificent sandbox, could both help EVE and provide CCP with opportunity to pursue their "obviously" new pet projects WoD and Dust.





No business buys a 2nd-hand product because they 'care'. They buy it because they think they can squeeze more money out of it then the previous owner could.

Asmodeus Et'Mort
Amarr
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:45:00 - [20]
 

Personally I dont see why they dont sell advertising space on the billbaords cq screen and when stations come to people like coke, sony etc so that they can be advertised along with quafe. It affetcs the rp element of the game a bit but not the sandbox.

Anna Maziarczyk
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:48:00 - [21]
 

I would be willing to take charge of major developments at CCP pertaining to EVE Onlines. For instance, they have a Senior guy in charge, who oversees all of EVE Development. He would report to me and take all instructions directly from me. I would have wholly unmitigated access and authority to make any/all changes deemed appropriate.

My salary would be competetive, but not unreasonable. We would most likely need to trim some fat and sheer some sheep and milk some cows, and possible butcher many many cows, but it could be done. If CCP is serious about getting out of Financial Crisis Mode.

On day 1 I would invoke an Interstellar Wide Monetary Meltdown. Replacing the currently established ISK with actual USDollars. Direct Deposit would become mandatory at character creation, but we would grandfather in currently subscribed players.

Minimum buyins would be established on sliding scale.

You can only afford $999 USD at character creation? Fine, you are a Minmatar Refugee. Have no issues deposting $5000 or more at Character Creation, Welcome to the Gallente Federation.

Players would only be allowed to BUYIN at Character Creation. So, whatever fiscal cards god deals them, that would be their lot. EVE Online under the new management structure would then have full autonomy to invoke fines and levy sanctions directly to player bank accounts. The heightened sense of Realism would demand responsibility and reward in the new Eve.

Agents would only have whatever money they acquire through their own Endeavors. Wealth would be finite in EVE. Who has the wealth, would depend on your ability to play interweb spaceships. CONCORD would acquire Money through Fines and Lawful activities. They would then use those funds to stimulate the economy through Agencies already in place. The agencies exchange money for services. Players provide services for Money and then get the shake down from CONCROD. One blissful icelandic circle of fiscal harmony and happiness.

I have other ideas about full blown Legal Systems. Including Fines and prison sentences for Ore Thieves and Suicide Gankers. But those would come in future patches. Given CCP's mismanagment, they would need acquie my services in a sort of Step-up program. Pay to BeManaged, sort of scenario.


ACY GTMI
Veerhouven Group
The Veerhouven Group
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:53:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: ACY GTMI on 27/06/2011 22:56:04
I don't think it is our responsibility to make the game more profitable for CCP.

Edit: Come to think of it, if they were having money problems, how have they been affording to pay programmers to rush the 'upgrade of the week' out for the last few months?

The Pteradactyl
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:55:00 - [23]
 

I would purchase +6-+10 implants using Aurum. Gladly.

I'll also gladly recommend the game once the bitter vets are done trying to bring it down.

Lyra Blazing
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:56:00 - [24]
 

Nothing. Bad business decisions need to be met with going under. Or do you help corps that loose there space ?

Jacoba Stalker
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:57:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Pyrus Octavius
With all these rumors and "facts" running about on these here forums, the one nagging question I find myself thinking about is, "What could I do to help CCP be more profitable". Now the question as I pose it begs the question, "Why should I do anything?" My answer is, I really love EvE Online, and I don't like everything I am seeing right now. I just wish there was something I can do personally that would help keep my hobby from becoming a past time. I thought I would open the discussion to see what the EvE Community as a whole can come up with that could be accepted by the masses.

So forum? What would you be willing to do to make CCP more profitable?


I'd suggest that they expand on what they have. Leave the core game alone and build on top of it.

like this

Here

Tetragamatron Omega
Posted - 2011.06.27 22:58:00 - [26]
 

Charge for walking in stations expansion (ie if you don't buy the expansion you are restricted to captains quarters). I'm sure most would buy it and it would bring in plenty of cash without having to **** us.

ACY GTMI
Veerhouven Group
The Veerhouven Group
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:02:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Tetragamatron Omega
Charge for walking in stations expansion (ie if you don't buy the expansion you are restricted to captains quarters). I'm sure most would buy it and it would bring in plenty of cash without having to **** us.


Nope. One step farther back. Charge for the CQ Upgrade. They'd have a helluva time getting me to pay for that.

Starfall Achura
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:02:00 - [28]
 

I would pay a higher subscription fee. This is saying a lot because have many accounts. However, I love this game. Setting up an entire new infrastructure around getting money from us on the back end is a waste of resources. Let's just pay a bit more across the board and have CCP concentrate on bringing us bac to the days of awesomeness.

Nike
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:06:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Tobiaz
Originally by: Nike
They could sell EVE to an developer that actually cares
- seems CCP stopped carering about EVE a long time ago, and is now trying to kill the cow and sell the meat because they grown to fat to live off the milk it provides.

So, selling EVE to someone who would actually stay true to the original Vision of this magnificent sandbox, could both help EVE and provide CCP with opportunity to pursue their "obviously" new pet projects WoD and Dust.





No business buys a 2nd-hand product because they 'care'. They buy it because they think they can squeeze more money out of it then the previous owner could.


Indeed, that is correct. And since EvE has already proven that it is profitable, one could hope that "someone who care" would actually focus on improving it rather than milking it for other purposes - or atleast retain a sound strategical management approach to it.

In the current situation we might end up with a EvE that isnt EvE, or no EvE at all



Soji Kanagawa
Posted - 2011.06.27 23:07:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Seishi Maru
I am more than willingly able to let Dust and WoD be discarded.


This^
Continue making EVE great, forget those other games.


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