Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BB 70 - Dear CCP Santa Claus...

Welcome to the continuing monthly EVE Blog Banters and our 70th edition! For more details about what the blog banters are please visit the Blog Banter page.

Dear CCP, I want a Space-Pony and a Space-Puppy and a....
If CCP was Santa and you could ask for anything (in-game obviously) what would it be? A new type of ship that is tailored to your game-play? A change to mechanics? A battleship mini-doomsday weapon? Proper hats for your avatar? Opening of that bloody door? There are so many different options depending on what you do and what you want to get out of Eve Online. What would you like to see in your virtual Christmas stocking from CCP?


Dear CCP Santa Claus

Eve is in a good place currently. I think there needs to be some work on solo and small gang PvP as many of the new ships being introduced are causing problems in that area. Svipul and Navy Maalus/Griffin examples of "Nope" ships unless you have the exact right counter for them. Death by extended range Scram Kite or Perma Jammed does not make for a fun fight and neither does insta-death even with a good sized buffer.

Heading out last night for a roam in my Kestrel I encountered. Navy Comet, two Navy Maulus, Dramiel, Navy Griffin and a whole host of other 'Nope!' ships. Finally I found some T1 action in Ishomilken but the Dramiel in system was making a GF impossible. In the end I paired up with a Stay Frosty pilot to double-team that Dramiel who clearly thought a Dram vs a Kestrel would be a good fight!

Low Sec is embracing faction frigates more and more which I suppose is good in some respects. The problem is those of us who like a nice T1 roam. Finding a good fight is getting more and more difficult... unless you like dying horribly to a much more powerful ship then you are in luck. They are every-bloody-where!

However, we are talking Christmas wishes here so not the place for rub-of-the-mill balancing that Foz-ise or is it Ris-zie can do, and will have to do if T1 frigates are going remain relevant in low-sec. Lets talk about that bloody door.

I admit its a niche area. Its not an area the majority of Eve players want to see. However I'd like to see more Avatar led game-play. This is simply for the sci-fi immersion. Any readers of this blog will know I like to have a bit of a play with Photoshop in my fiction on a Friday. I'd prefer to do more of this with less implanting things from other places and only use in-game assets more.

I know it'll take a Christmas miracle for CCP to devote resources to this for the small proportion of the playerbase that will use it. Therefore that's my wish to CCP Santa given its unlikely to ever happen. Open the door, open the station and expand the range of options in the NEX store to help the 'creatives' create more.


  1. Easiest way to open the door is to have CCP pull all the betting sites into a bar area. The outcome would be more people actually in-game instead of tabbed out but online. It would also eliminate a number of RMT loopholes and parasites making their living off of the player base.

  2. I don't think it's such a small portion of the player base. It wasn't when it came out either. Implementation was just bad. Over promise under deliver. A lot of us were raving about the idea before hand. Walking in stations, atmospheric flight. The huge keystones of scifi. We wanted it all anytime CCP hinted at anything other than space ships in space. Incarna was just a horribly handled fiasco.

    If CCP ever took a serious pass at it, we'd probably all be down. Look at Star Wars right now. The whole world remembers how bad the prequels were, but we are all cautiously falling in line with optimism since they've made all the right noises about getting the series back on track.