After having read both of them, it’s gratifying to see that the CSM we have elected perfectly portrays thousads of whiny forum goers in the important facets. More on that later.
Both of the CSM people seemed to say the same thing: CCP is working on Dust and Incarna right now and doesn’t have the time to fix your lowsec/poses/FW/nullsec/ectera.
I feel this makes sense. CCP’s been hyping dust/incarna for a good while now, and I think that by this point everyone inside and out of CCP just wants to get the fugger out the door and be done with it. While still making it excellent or passable, tho.
Looking at PI insofar, I’m worried Dust’s gonna flop. Insofar, the trailers have depicted huge battles controlled by space generals over planets for the glory of all yeah yeah blah blah blah. That works, by itself, assuming the space generals don’t have so many idiots hiring people so that the FPS players in general don’t completley ignore their generals in favor of murder, along with the two economies being a bitch to manage. On top of all that, here’s Dust’s main problem: Planets are big.
If someone were to magically come into my C1 WH and drop down a command center, there is no mechanic in place to stop him from doing so. I would completely be at his mercy in terms of wherever he wanted to do insofar of him…. making my planets look ugly, I guess. Again, I’m sure CCP will make planets more important eventually or just dedicate Dust to dealing with the the silly little highsec carebears fighting tiny little silly wars over dinky little planets with fewer base metals than an alkaline convention.
I’ve gone off track a little. In any case, on the CSM thing:
Mynxee seems to be a tad upset that CSM isn’t coming into CCP and saying “jump” and CCP isn’t jumping, citing they don’t get enough attention as stakeholders which apparently CCP has made them.
If a product has been working for, what, six years, do you think the average shareholder is going to tell the company how to run things? Being a shareholder doesn’t grant you magical CCP changing abilities, but it probably should allow you some more insight into CCP’s “what we’re working on now” shizzle. Which is what the CSM seems to have gotten in the form of new devblogs.
Working as intended \o/
For those who say being a stakeholder means having a say in the company, here’s a link to the wikipedia article.
My theory is really that CCP is a bit scared of change. If you were to walk up to, say, Coca Cola, and say that about a half pound of sugar in two liters of Mountain Dew is a bit much, they’d shove you out the door with nary a goodbye, assuming you could get in in the first place. I don’t think I need to remind you of new coke.
Oh, and on tyrannis 1.0.3 patch notes:
The Planetary Commodities cargo hold on the Primae couldn’t be loaded with Water or Oxygen. It can now.
How’d they figure that out, someone actually used that thing for PI?
I don’t tend to think things through, mainly because by the time I arrive at an answer, I’ve forgotten half the steps that I used to get to it. This usually makes me look like a genius, unless anyone asks me how I got the answer. Which makes me look like a fradle.
So, here’s my newest conclusion: CCP should extend the PLEX system to Dust.
The little I remember from the train goes like thus:
Player A buys a plex from CCP. CCP gets 15 bucks, player sells the PLEX for 300 mil.
Player A hires a DUST merc for 300 mil (damn!). Dust merc buys a plex (somehow), gives it to Microsoft or Sony or Nintendo. Gets a month of online console subscription
CCP sends online gaming provider 15 bucks. 10 bucks?
Effects of this:
Dust playing skyrockets.
Plex demand skyrockets.
Effect of PLEX demand skyrocketing:
Buy orders increase in quantity thus making value of plex go up, plex sell orders decrease, possible spiral?
What are your thoughts?
P.S. If I wanted a forum response, I’d just go hang out at the tourette hospital for conspiracy theorists.