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Dradis for CSM X - Fix the new player experience with a New Player.

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Gallente Federation
#1 - 2014-12-08 17:37:52 UTC
I'm Dradis Aulmais. Im a new player, I was born April this year.

About the Candidate:

In real life I am 27. I was in the military for 3 years and now work in the evnvormental clean up industry. I have played WoW since BC and grew to find it incredibly boring. A quick google search lead me to a new place, a New Eden. I joined in April of this year and quickly subbed my account. The very complexity and depth to thia game is what pulls me in.

Issues:

New Player

As a new player the learning curve is steep. There was and still is many aspects of this game I have trouble with. I have tried industry, mining, FW, exploration and now I am in a corp in NPC null where I can get my hands dirty at PvP.
The parts I had trouble with and would like to see addressed are :

Skills - starting out, skills are confusing. I had no idea what skills did besides letting me use certain ships and items. More information via the tutorial would have made this better.

Fittings - this is something I still have problems with there's so many stats you have to track. I think we could be clearer on what these stats do.



Sov Null- I have very little experience in this area so I will reserve comment on this issue.o

Acessablity issues

Adjusting sound and text to accommodate disabled players is an issue I would like to work towards fixing.


I am always open to questions so ask away. I'm young but driven. Let me work for you.

Dradis Aulmais, Federal Attorney Number 54896

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Gallente Federation
#2 - 2014-12-08 17:39:14 UTC
Reserved

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#3 - 2014-12-08 18:12:36 UTC
So if your main point is the NPE, what would you do should that happen to get fixed
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2014-12-08 18:58:15 UTC
I would like more transparency from CCP related to DDoss attacks. When The last series of DDos attacks where hitting games across the world, game company's where slow to acknowledge it. This led to frustration among the base. I would like a quicker response and more preventive measures in place (can you reduce a DDos ?)

I would also see improvements on the Tranquility Sever. Mainly in load balancing and latency. Jita is a main trade hub. It's always packed, I believe CCP can do a better job keeping these systems active and available, not TiDi and closed.

Dradis Aulmais, Federal Attorney Number 54896

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#5 - 2014-12-08 22:49:06 UTC
Dradis Aulmais wrote:
I would like more transparency from CCP related to DDoss attacks. When The last series of DDos attacks where hitting games across the world, game company's where slow to acknowledge it. This led to frustration among the base. I would like a quicker response and more preventive measures in place (can you reduce a DDos ?)

I would also see improvements on the Tranquility Sever. Mainly in load balancing and latency. Jita is a main trade hub. It's always packed, I believe CCP can do a better job keeping these systems active and available, not TiDi and closed.


1) CCP Rise gave a presentation at FanFest 2014 on the general direction his team wanted to take the New Player Experience. Have you watched it? It's worth it, because they're not thinking of iterating on what we have now. They're looking at starting over with a completely different approach.

2) It's extremely difficult to counter a DDoS, for roughly the same reason that it's hard to counter a flood. What would you have them do?

3) CCP is working on the back end of EVE, to tackle various performance issues. Team Gridlock also gave a presentation at FanFest 2014 giving an overview of what they're trying to do and what they're up against. Definitely worth watching. The tl;dr is that load balancing in a game like EVE is a difficult problem in the best case, but more so when you're making live changes to your more-than-10-year-old game engine written in a language that doesn't really understand what threads are.

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Blades of Grass
#6 - 2014-12-09 03:26:25 UTC
Well hello there!

My name is Lanctharus Onzo and I am one of the co-host and writers of the Cap Stable Podcast.

In early 2014 our podcast interviewed a great majority of the candidates for CSM9 and we will be doing the same for CSM10.

Here is our announcement: http://capstable.net/2014/12/01/council-of-stellar-management-x-call-for-candidate-interviews/

As we stated in the announcement, you can contact us to schedule your one on one interview via any of the following methods:

Email: podcast@capstable.net
Twitter: @CapStable
Or via our contact form

We look forward to speaking to you about your particular skill set and expertise in EVE Online and we hope you success in your candidacy.

Sincerely,

Lanctharus Onzo
Co-host & Writer of the Cap Stable Podcast
Military Director, Alea Iacta Est Universal

Executive Editor, CSM Watch || Writer, Co-host of the Cap Stable Podcast || Twitter: @Lanctharus

Gallente Federation
#7 - 2014-12-09 16:00:22 UTC  |  Edited by: Dradis Aulmais
Dersen Lowery wrote:
Dradis Aulmais wrote:
I would like more transparency from CCP related to DDoss attacks. When The last series of DDos attacks where hitting games across the world, game company's where slow to acknowledge it. This led to frustration among the base. I would like a quicker response and more preventive measures in place (can you reduce a DDos ?)

I would also see improvements on the Tranquility Sever. Mainly in load balancing and latency. Jita is a main trade hub. It's always packed, I believe CCP can do a better job keeping these systems active and available, not TiDi and closed.


1) CCP Rise gave a presentation at FanFest 2014 on the general direction his team wanted to take the New Player Experience. Have you watched it? It's worth it, because they're not thinking of iterating on what we have now. They're looking at starting over with a completely different approach.

2) It's extremely difficult to counter a DDoS, for roughly the same reason that it's hard to counter a flood. What would you have them do?

3) CCP is working on the back end of EVE, to tackle various performance issues. Team Gridlock also gave a presentation at FanFest 2014 giving an overview of what they're trying to do and what they're up against. Definitely worth watching. The tl;dr is that load balancing in a game like EVE is a difficult problem in the best case, but more so when you're making live changes to your more-than-10-year-old game engine written in a language that doesn't really understand what threads are.


Thanks for the video links I haven't seen them. I was only able to see the economic presentation. The code used for eves old and I think I know of a program that may help but I'm not familiar with the specifics of it. It was used to update the legacy code in the FAA system. I have to look into the details and link it here later. It may be something worth looking in to.


Found it : https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-software-revolution-inc-tsri-?_mSplash=1

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Mercenary Coalition
#8 - 2014-12-10 04:08:04 UTC
Great Job on proposing a software conversion tool for porting COBOL programs as a solution for updating Eve's python and C++ code. I'm sure with such expert knowledge as yours, CCP will have no problem re-writing the entire server code base in a few months.

/sarcsm

OK, serious mode now ....

While it might be refreshing to see someone newer on the CSM who can bring fresh eyes, how would you address some rather obvious gaps in your knowledge of the game. What skills and attributes do you have in dealing with project managemant, design, consulting and communication ?
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2014-12-10 14:10:00 UTC
Isle B Back wrote:
Great Job on proposing a software conversion tool for porting COBOL programs as a solution for updating Eve's python and C++ code. I'm sure with such expert knowledge as yours, CCP will have no problem re-writing the entire server code base in a few months.

/sarcsm

OK, serious mode now ....

While it might be refreshing to see someone newer on the CSM who can bring fresh eyes, how would you address some rather obvious gaps in your knowledge of the game. What skills and attributes do you have in dealing with project managemant, design, consulting and communication ?


Never did I claim to be an expert but did you read the TRSI software capabilities presentation? They are capable of taking almost any code and updated it to a code that can handle multithreading and other capabilities that the current code does not have .
http://tsri.com/files/TSRICapabilities.pdf

To answer your second question. In the military I was Network engineer
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/enlistedjo2/a/2651.htm

Part of that was project management. One unit I was with I was in charge of implementing qnd desgining a new training systems in a limited time frame that had to get 30,000 Marine s trained in a short period of time. Then I had to "sell" it to other units . so I am familiar with design, communicationd , and project management.

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Red Coat Conspiracy
#10 - 2014-12-12 14:24:58 UTC
Dradis,

Welcome to the CSM X campaign, and congratulations on taking a step to involve yourself in the process to "be the change you want to see" in the game. Many players generally prefer to only complain about issues as opposed to step up and take charge by joining or attempting to join the group that will work to help solve them. So, as long-winded and tedious as this campaign may be for you and other candidates, you've taken the first step and that deserves a note of recognition.

On that note, some advice:

  • Be involved in the various discussions (Features and Ideas, General Discussions, etc.).
  • Join the gambit of social media (Reddit, Twitter, Skype, etc.).
  • Provide multiple avenues of communication (Eve-mail, Character G-mail, Twitter, Skype).
  • When listing issues, provide examples and prospective solutions (NPE, Highsec, Jita, etc.).
  • Communicate with current and former CSM delegates (Ask for guidance, learn from them).
  • Be visible, answer questions, keep your head.
  • Get involved in the campaign process (Get involved in the interviews, debates, and podcasts).

There is certainly more, but I'd bet that you can figure much more out by getting involved with other candidates and CSM delegates to learn more and better solidify your run for CSM. I also noticed that you said you have issue with "New Player", "Skills", and "Fittings";

  1. What type of information would you like to see added to tutorials for skills?
  2. How would you prefer to see that implementation, and how specific should a "skills" tutorial be?
  3. When saying "so many stats", which stats are you referring to that you believe could/should be clearer/compacted?

  4. Please provide a "Top" list of the following:

  5. a. What are your top 5 favorite things to do when playing Eve? (PvP, Mission Running, Mining...)
    b. What are your top 5 "must have's" for Eve as a player?
    c. What are your top 10 "wishlist" items that you'd like to see, should you be elected?
    d. What are your top 10 issues with Eve, that you'd like to see fixed?
    e. What are your top 3 gameplay items that you'd remove in Eve? (AWOX'ing, Wardec's, Supers, Mining, etc.)

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Gallente Federation
#11 - 2014-12-31 02:08:34 UTC
Campaign Withdrawn I am not qualified do to some other activities that will prevent me from devoting may full attention to csm

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#12 - 2014-12-31 11:10:39 UTC
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