Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lag be damned!

Here's a video with some big Cloud Ring fleet action from an Alliance mate:



Posted before the Drake nerf. (Many scimitars were harmed with the making of this movie.)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Can't buy me love.

Massively recapped the current forum drama about EVE and microtransactions. Apparently, this is a scary thing for many EVE players judging from some of the painful comments.

I really don't understand what the issue is. Currently, you can buy an account with ISK from PLEX which essentially allows you to pay to rapidly advance a pilot for something like a FOTM Supercarrier. You can also buy the supercap with ISK from selling PLEX.

I think CCP should cash in by selling a few million SP for a PLEX. They could use the extra money to fix lag or work on Duke Nukem Incarnate. Instead of being forced to buy some other player's ugly portrait, allow us to rapidly advance the toon we are connected with personally.

To all the whiners who complain about allowing people to use money to get ahead, please refer to the above paragraph explaining that you can currently buy an advanced account with ISK from PLEX and pimp said account out with ships and faction mods purchased with PLEX ISK. This is also very good for the game as it allows hardcore gamers with more time than money to finance their game play by buying PLEX with their hard earned ISK.

RMT is already a huge factor in EVE. Heads out of the sand! If you need to rage quit because I burst your "I earned it, don't let others buy their way in" bubble, please send me your stuff.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More CCP fail.

Just in case you needed another example of how CCP neglects the community of veteran players in their constant tilting at new player windmills, Capsuleer is being shelved by its devs.

To sum it up, CCP would have to give a license to the Capsuleer app to allow them to sell the app in the App store. CCP could set up a revenue sharing model so everyone benefits. Sadly, they are too busy "building" Duke Nukem ambulating in space to spend the 10 seconds to brainstorm on setting up a revenue sharing license with 3rd party apps. It is seriously as simple as calling their lawyer and saying "draw up a revenue sharing license for 3rd party apps" and paying the lawyer for a few hours work.

Other very amazing 3rd party tools such as Eve Metrics have also had development hampered because of the inability to self support development through revenue generation.

I think CCP management needs a shake up. They are so out of touch it is painful to watch.