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Issler Dainze

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  • Is there any way to know who stole my ore In HIgh Sec? in EVE Communication Center

    Oh my! This is horrible. Someone stole something you left in space!!?? We must find this person and boot them from Eve! In Eve we all pride ourselves on our highest moral values.

  • What is the general "health" of this game? Subs? New players, etc? in EVE Communication Center

    Linus Gorp wrote:
    Cybertherion wrote:
    Issler Dainze wrote:

    Hey, I earned a living programming cheeseburgers for years! :-)


    20. CCP promised smuggling was going to be a profession.

    I find THAT very interesting. Could someone send a link to info on this (the smuggling part, not cheeseburgers)?

    Doubtful you can find any info on that still.. That was back in beta..

    No, years into the released game it was still a thing. A bugged thing. But a thing. I have the skill trained to 3. :-)

  • What is the general "health" of this game? Subs? New players, etc? in EVE Communication Center

    Cybertherion wrote:
    Issler Dainze wrote:

    Hey, I earned a living programming cheeseburgers for years! :-)


    20. CCP promised smuggling was going to be a profession.

    I find THAT very interesting. Could someone send a link to info on this (the smuggling part, not cheeseburgers)?

    So the proof was the deprecated skill I proudly own, "Black Market Trading". It was supposed to make you less likely to be caught by customs agents. It never worked and in the best CCP tradition instead of fixing the bug, they nuked the skill.

  • What is the general "health" of this game? Subs? New players, etc? in EVE Communication Center

    Jenn aSide wrote:
    Issler Dainze wrote:

    15. In the early days we all dreamed of the day we'd have a lot of what we have today.

    And yet few of those dreamers are happy. The said they wanted things, CCP gave them things, and they got bored or angry and left, or they are still here and angry lol.

    This is why I tell the "change" crowd to be careful what you wish for. their standard retort is of course "you are just afraid of change". I'm not, I simply understand that everything (even progress) comes with a cost and you need to ask yourself if you want to pay that cost.

    Lots of people don't even think to ask that question and end up bitter as hell.

    I would agree with "be careful what you wish for". We got all sorts of things we thought we wanted but not everyone liked how it turned out.

    A little while back I decided to step back from asking for things "I" want. Like smuggling and comet mining because I decided I'd rather be surprised with how ever CCP decided to change Eve. Sometime I liked those surprises, sometimes not so much. But I always enjoy not getting my hopes dashed when I try for a change I think I want and not seeing it happen.

  • What is the general "health" of this game? Subs? New players, etc? in EVE Communication Center

    Cybertherion wrote:
    Ocean Ormand wrote:
    Eve is not dying. Rather it is already dead.

    Male cow s**t you fire top slag. If it was dead you couldn't post this.

    OP: Many EvE players are silver-spoon fed as*hats, who couldn't program a cheeseburger let alone an MMO. Their continual complaints about EvE has nothing to do with the game, they just act like they (once) knew/know how it was run. Fortune favours another mindset.

    Bittervets and redheads are terminal soulless diseases. EvE (which literally means life) is not part of their system.

    Hey, I earned a living programming cheeseburgers for years! :-)

    So for the record. I have been playing Eve non-stop for 12 years. I have been elected three times to the CSM. I can speak a bit about how Eve has changed. Here are how I see the differences.

    1. Eve felt both bigger but emptier.
    2. Eve was simpler. There were far fewer ships to consider for example.
    3. Because almost everything was available from NPC vendors the economy held less upside for players.
    4. You could make a decent living doing PVE trade, attacking NPC convoys or being part of the BPO lottery.
    5. Null has expanded quite a bit.
    6. Station interiors were more fun. They seemed like little cities. I miss pleasure hubs!
    7. Character creation was less rich so our characters weren't as pretty! :-)
    8. Tanking a gate gun was nontrivial.
    9. It was harder to turn real dollars into ISKs as there was nothing like the Plex.
    10. There were no moon wars as there was no moon mining or POS.
    11. NRDS mostly didn't work in the early days either!
    12. Eve was still spreadsheets in space even in the beginning. Much of how the Goons did so well back in the early days is they had some of the best folks using those spreadsheets to figure out how to best create the most effective fleets per isks.
    13. The CSM served a purpose in the early days as it let the players hold CCP accountable when major exploits happened.
    14. There were no mining barges.
    15. In the early days we all dreamed of the day we'd have a lot of what we have today.
    16. There was more space tourism. It seemed like there were a lot of special things to see in space and they were easier to identify in the map.
    17. Eve was hard in the beginning and its is still hard today. But it isn't any harder today then it was then.
    18. CCP seemed a bit more secretive with their plans to improve Eve. Of course it meant they didn't over promise as much. Think about the hype around walking in stations.
    19. Eve was not as pretty, The Skybox background was fixed and the same where ever you were.
    20. CCP promised smuggling was going to be a profession.

    I'd love to hear from other folks that have been around for a while as to how they think Eve has evolved. I saw it very much from a more casual industrial point of view. I know others would have seen it differently.

  • What is the general "health" of this game? Subs? New players, etc? in EVE Communication Center

    Eve is already dead. It has then been found to be undead and lives by the rule "what is dead can never die"!

    Serious answer Eve really is likely to stay around for the foreseeable future. Short of Eve being sold (it is on the market if I understand things) CCP will keep the lights on in the Eve verse. I think Eve is very much too close to the core of the true spirit of Iceland and as long as its in the hands of Vikings you will continue to be able to shoot strangers in space in the face.

    Eve will never be much bigger but it really doesn't need to be.

  • Can you still add a video to CQ? in EVE Communication Center

    Nana Skalski wrote:
    Yes, you have to use WEBM format.


    In short, convert your video with this:

    And put in:
    \AppData\Local\CCP\EVE\c_eve_sharedcache_tq_tranquility\cache\CQScreenVideos (for me AppData its located in C:\Users\accountname)
    You have to create the folder \CQScreenVideos if its not there.

    Video is stretched to the screen proportions. If you want not stretched video, you have to cut or extend it on the borders in the source video. Best resolution was 1280 x 622 for me.

    Should work, I have mine playing.

    So thanks!

    I fiddle with it and in fact it does work! So you might ask why the heck I wanted to do sometning like that? Well, I want to make some corp content and build a little app to refresh the files there in cache directly so folks in the corp can see some our our content. Once I get the app working as intended I'll share it out. Basically the idea is I'll find a place in the cloud somewhere to publish content and the have it sent out the subscribers.

    Too bad you can't do the same with your a billboard. I know I'd think about paying for a billboard I could deply with my own content! Of course you'd have to let it also be like anything in space so it could be blown up but it could be fun!

  • Can you still add a video to CQ? in EVE Communication Center

    So I know a few years back CCP basically mentioned how someone could put a video on the screen in the CQ. Can you still do that? I fiddled a bit with it and I couldn't make it work.

    Is it still possible?

  • Your (or my) space pixels heritage in EVE Communication Center

    Mr Epeen wrote:
    Interesting idea, but personally I have more concerns about who to give my RL stuff to when the inevitable comes to pass.

    Mr Epeen Cool

    So I had a friend with an interesting take on leaving stuff to someone or insurance for that matter when they were gone in RL. They said they were never going to give their stuff to someone or make them the beneficiary of an insurance policy because they wanted to make sure people would be SAD when they passed. Lol

  • The CSM – Council of Sov. Management. in EVE Communication Center

    Soel Reit wrote:
    Cade Windstalker wrote:
    Soel Reit wrote:
    Steve Ronuken wrote:
    You consider going to Iceland for 4 days of meetings a vacation? I think we have very different standards.


    don't write these bullshits ahhHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH

    anyone that voted you is dumb as much as you, judging from what you are writing Cool

    Soel do you have a trolling quota to meet or something?

    This is low effort and uninformed even for you. We literally have the schedule for the CSM meetings, you can see clearly that there is exactly zero time for playing tourist there. The only way going to the summits is a vacation these days is if your day job is somehow worse than sitting in a series of conference rooms with a bunch of Eve players arguing game minutia...

    you're going to argue and speak about a game that you LOVE and CARE for!
    that is your HOBBY! that is something you love to play anytime!

    tell me it's not a vacation!
    tell me it's work! i dare you!

    you are literally going (all payed) to speak about spaceships 24/7, trolling the devs, having fun with other nerds, metagaming with other alliances and whatever!
    i can't see how you can call that WORK.

    That's a HOBBY, and dedicating days to a hobby it's called vacation/holiday in MY BOOK!
    and if it's so heavy to bear guys.... just don't go and candidate for cms LUL Cool

    i dunno what's wrong with you TBH

    I was going to write about this same post. Here is why it's a vacation. I was away from work. I was in Iceland. I was put up in a pretty decent place. First time I went we had a waffle machine and my shower had a volcanic steam valve. We were fed pretty well. We got odd Icelandic soft drinks! Several nights we were taken out to local bars. We spent our days talking about a game we clearly all enjoyed.

    Was it lounging on a beach in some tropical setting? No, would I do it again, yes.

    The second time I was flown to Iceland as part of the CSM was during fanfest and that really was a vacation. I also enjoyed some of the other silly perks, I think I got a medal twice. :-) plus the CSM thingy when you forum post.

    You know what the real pay off was? I got to meet some amazing folks in real life I would not have otherwise all on CCP's nickle. So there is a definite set of "perks" that come with being elected.

    So now I'm changing what I first said. The CSM is now a popularity contest with an Iceland vacation and a gift bag if you win!

  • The CSM – Council of Sov. Management. in EVE Communication Center

    So I'll say this again. What the CSM was formed to do is a very real thing that it should still be around today to do. It is supposed to be a player elected oversight organization to do the following in order of importance:

    - Keep CCP honest and force them to maintain a 'fair" sandbox.
    - To regularly review and report the general health of the game. That is why in the beginning we would spend nearly a day with the CCP economist.
    - Talk with CCP about general game play topics.

    What the CSM seems to have become and why I do not support it in its current form.

    - A popularity contest that awards the winners an Iceland vacation.
    - A lobbying committee for the special interests of the winners backing organizations.
    - A place for wanna be game designers to randomize the real game designers.
    - An echo chamber/cheering squad for whatever the current CCP "head designer" is in the chair at the moment.

    So would I continue it in its current form? No. Would I replace it with something more like it was intended originally.? Yes. Does anyone care what I think or would do? No, its not at all likely that anyone would or does.

    But here is how I've learned to live with it. In many ways Eve is much bigger than itself. It is played at many many levels. And the CSM is now one of the meta-levels that the more advanced players can choose to tackle. So celebrate the CSM! It is one of the things that makes Eve what it is.

    My advice to anyone that gets worked up about the CSM is run! Who knows, you could surprise yourself and get elected. Should that happen though I fear for your soul! You very well could fall for the darkside and soon begin to believe you really know how to make Eve better. And that is the first step to doom! If you do get CCP to listen to you and agree to do what ever new shiny you think Eve needs they will crush your dreams, What they will deliver will be far from what you intended and what you will be stuck with will haunt you all your days!

    My advice, sit back and enjoy the show. The CSM has less influence that you might suspect and less than they think or may claim to have.

  • The CSM – Council of Sov. Management. in EVE Communication Center

    Avaelica Kuershin wrote:
    Sonya Corvinus wrote:
    Orin Solette wrote:
    Yes, but non-voting players who are less invested into the game should be represented as well. Just because you don't play in null and you have less time invested into who is running CSM, what's happening in EVE, etc. does NOT mean that your interests should not be represented at the same level.

    CSM is honestly a sham at this point. It's sad because it's a great idea but campaigns take organization and most players don't play a game to get into political campaigns. They log into shoot stuff and make stuff, whether be it solo or with a couple of friends without the affiliation or rules of large alliances. That's a valid playstyle and one that needs to be embraced if we want to reverse the shrinking population of New Eden.

    So run for CSM yourself and motivate people in high sec to vote for you.

    I do recall (last year, two years ago?) a candidate trying to motivate hi sec dwellers. Can't remember how that turned out.

    Maybe I should put my name forward even though I've misbehaved in hi.

    I was elected twice largely on high sec support. But it would take several folks really focused on high sec to be elected to make any sort of difference.

  • You know you've played Eve Online too long when... in EVE Communication Center

    1. When you see a random DUI check point while driving and think gatecamp.
    2. When looking at cars you think that hoopty is probably Mim, that Land Rover looks Caldari.
    3. You realize you are looking for those Icelandic soft drinks or beer you had at Fanfest in your local grocery store.
    4. You meet a new person and wonder what their employment history is before inviting them to a party.
    5. You watch a space movie where a ship gets blown up and you think to yourself "probably a poor fit".
    6. When a friend says they are thinking about getting a dog you suggest a slaver hound.
    7. When friends ask where you are going before a Las Vegas vacation you say of to spend some time in a pleasure hub. (you have to have been playing for a long time to get that one!)
    8. You make a big purchase across town and worry driving home is you should worry about being ganked in traffic!
    9. You think that slow traffic is fine because it is just time dilation because of the street loads
    10. You start to wish the Eve background music played everywhere in RL.

  • Hek sec level too low? in EVE Communication Center

    Never quite got Hek. I lived nearby and almost always went to Rens instead. But I think it fits Eve. Before I'd change Hek's security status up I'd rather lower Jita's! :-)

  • Resubbed and Quit the same week in EVE Communication Center

    OK, let me see if I understand the original post. It was basically:

    " I used to play Eve online, the game described by its own creators as the game all about shooting strangers in the face. I left some time back because I didn't like being shot in the face by strangers. Evil

    I spent time away and then came back. And right after I did a stranger shot me in the face! So I did one of the most Eve things ever and rage quit!" Cry

    Did I get it mostly right? I bet I can apply that life lesson to other things, when I was young I got soap in my mouth, it was terrible!! So I tried tasting some soap again and it is still terrible! Shocked

    So based on the original poster's lesson I am going to not eat soap again! Idea

    I also won't try and pet large wild jungle cats, play fetch with packs of wolves or hug wild bears in the Alaskan forests. I will totally stop giving money to Nigerian Prince's relatives no matter how much money they say in an email I will get in return. I will also stop jumping of off tall things with parachutes made from bed sheets or wings made from cardboard boxes.

    Who could ever have guessed things I found to not be something I liked would still be something I find I still don't like later. I should study that! What?

  • Dev blog: Introducing EVE Portal: The EVE Online Mobile App in EVE Information Center

    Doesn't work for me at all. I cannot log in with any of my accounts.


  • If you quit EVE today what would you do with all your isk/assets? in EVE Communication Center

    I think I have about 150 billion I'd have to get rid of. First give everyone in Eve a Slaver hound! No better company for a Eve pod pilot! Second I'd buy every firework I could find and have a huge show in Olo, where my corp sort of got its start. With whatever was left I'd fly around randomly and hand out isks and whatever stuff I still owned. I'd get to the point were all I still had was the noob ship and the stuff those come with and I'd dock in some starter station and then I'd log off for that final time. Uninstall Eve from my PC and spend the evening with an adult beverage reading all the old issues of Eon.

    The next day I'd go back to playing Everquest more as a statement about my dislike for WoW. My Bard Elf would then often dream of life in space while fetching arrows......

    When I wasn't wasting time in Everquest I'd log into the free server for Earth and Beyond and ponder just what a perfect space game experience could be...

    OK, that's all a lie, I'm never leaving Eve!!

  • What EVE Taught Me in EVE Communication Center

    What Eve taught me:

    1. I am way too optimistic about human nature.
    2. I can become committed to something to the point of being irrational.
    3. Never ever believe a thing CCP promises.
    4. I will never understand what motivates some players.
    5. Given a steady effort you can accumulate a fair amount of isks doing even the simplest things.
    6. Eve isn't dying.
    7. I like space games more than elves and fantasy settings even if the space game isn't my idea of perfect.
    8. Knowing how to use Excel is useful for a lot of what you can do in Eve.
    9. There is no "right" way to play Eve.
    10. Someone is always going to do something "better" than you but if you keep at it you will be doing some things better than some other folks.
    11. I like Iceland and especially the Nonni's lamb sub sandwich but the Bill Clinton "world's best hot dog" isn't.
    12. When it all is boiled down to its essence the person with the most Trit wins.
    13. There is fun t be had among the sociapathy that is Eve id you don't take it personally.
    14. There will never be a bitter vet reward, see item 3. Also that Anniversary mystery code will remain a mystery, again see item 3.
    15. Greed isn't so good.
    16. I really do understand the bitter vet as I am now clearly one of them.
    17. The best parts of Even come from being part of a community or group even is some folks don't like that community or group.
    18. High sec isn't safe, low sec isn't instant death, null is maybe the easiest place in Eve for the most part.
    19. War decs can be survived and seem more scary than they actually should be.
    20. The whole point of Eve is you are an immortal pod pilot in a "spaceship" so walking in station although seems like it might be fun is counter the be basic premise of Eve.
    21. Eve will NEVER be as popular as other games and it shouldn't matter to the players.
    22. I will never stop learning things in Eve.

  • The Social Experiment that is Eve Online in EVE Communication Center

    So the simple answer is "its a game so the fact I'm an SOB in Eve is fine and doesn't reflect poorly on me".

    But let me provided a deeper response. There are some very smart people that think it is a very real possibility the what we call "real life" is indeed a simulation itself. If that is true the a "simulated persisted world" like Eve is basically the same as what we call real life. While Eve and "rel life' are very different in most ways there is one universal constant.


    The only real thing you have in real life of any actual value is time. Sure we trade the finite resource for other things but it all comes down to time as the basic currency we all trade in. So here is where I think this all blends actions in Eve with what our true character is. If I spend 100 hours building/accumulating something in Eve that is persisted then that has the same value as when I could have gotten from 100 hours in real life. Now not every hour you spend in real life nets you the same material return so I am reluctant to say because my current peak per hour real life return is $100 dollars that the POS I spent 100 hours getting is worth $10,000. I agree that is a stretch but I think it is an easy case to make that the POS has some equivalent real life monetary value.

    The courts have already decided cases to that effect for other games where people had items either stolen or destroyed. I know some folks tiny brains can't allow them to process this fact but if you can trade your time for anything that remains when you are done that thing has value. This is how society is evolving its thinking. So someday it may be more understood that being an asshat in a game like Eve makes you an asshat everywhere.

    Now some folks are going to say my Eve "thing" isn't the same as my real life thing because its "virtual" but what if my real life "thing" is virtual as well? I'm just pointing out that this is a very slippery slope as is anything involving "morality".

    So next time you 'splode someone's shiny in Eve for the grins ask yourself if you'd do the same thing in "real life" if the consequences were the same (basically none)? I think if you are being honest with yourself and in real life if you basically had the same "peer" influences you would. Because Eve really is just a big personality simulator. We regularly see examples in real life that show this to be true. Humans kind of suck sometimes.

  • how many players on forums have you seen out and about in EVE Communication Center

    I can be found both out and about. These days more weekends than week days. But I can be found out in the "verse".