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  • Date of Birth: 2006-05-02 15:24
  • First Forum Visit: 2015-02-20 18:30
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White 0rchid

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  • White 0rchid for CSM XII in Council of Stellar Management

    DeMichael Crimson wrote:

    Thanks for the reply.

    Just the general overall aspect of Faction standings in-game which basically affects everyone. I just wanted to know your viewpoint about it and what changes you'd propose.


    DMC



    Sigh, evidently my response didn't submit last time.

    I think the whole standings model could be a little clearer. For instance I don't think it's obvious that when you run missions you are going to lose standings with a certain faction, so much so that eventually you can't go into their space any more.

    I haven't gone through the process of trying to repair faction standing but I hear it's a bit of a pain to do so....

  • White 0rchid for CSM XII in Council of Stellar Management

    DeMichael Crimson wrote:
    Hello,

    My question - what is your viewpoint regarding Faction standings and as a CSM member, what changes would you propose to CCP pertaining to game mechanics for Faction standings ?

    Good luck to you in the upcoming CSM election.


    DMC


    Hi there, can you clarify the question? Do you mean in relation to getting a bad faction standing and then having to repair it again?

  • [March] Mobile Warp Disruptor changes in EVE Technology and Research Center

    This looks like a decent change for sure.

  • White 0rchid for CSM XII in Council of Stellar Management

    *Reserved because everyone else seems to be doing that*

  • White 0rchid for CSM XII in Council of Stellar Management

    Hi everyone, I'm White 0rchid and I'm happy to announce I will be running for CSM.

    Who am I?

    I've played EVE on and off since 2008. In the latest 'on' period, I've been subbed for just over 2 years.

    A brief timeline and run down of my experiences in EVE:


    • 2008: Omen Incorporated (part of Brutally Clever Alliance) - Living in sovnull pre Aegis (Fountain). These guys helped me get off my feet when I first started and without them I'd most likely have quit soon after subbing.

    • 2009 - 2013: Subbed on and off, mostly running missions/DED sites.

    • 2015: Eve University - Incursions, low class (C1-C3) PvP, C5 WR cap escalations, station trading, small to medium gang low/null PvP. They do a fantastic job at helping new/returning players. I am still a mentor there for players who show interest in PvP. I spent a while on the recruiting team. I also spent some time with Bomber's Bar and now run some of their out of game services.

    • 2016/2017: WAFFLES. Solo/Small gang to large fleet PvP. Logistics/JFs. We are a nomadic group who deploy where the content is. I've recently been appointed a director.


    Most of my time spent playing EVE is focused on PvP. In any one week the situations I find myself in can range from solo T1 destroyer roaming to 200+ fleet fights with caps on field (you can check this on my zkill, I am a regular player and not AFK by any means).

    I've also written various third party webapps that make use of CCP's apis (I'm a consultant/software developer in the real world and enjoy a problem).

    Why run for CSM?

    Feedback between players and devs is critical to the game's successful evolution. I believe I am the type of person who would do well in such a role.

    While I don't think having a single agenda is ideal, one aspect I'd like to tackle is lowsec, more so I feel it should have reward equal to its risk. At the time of preparing this, each of the top 10 most active (PvP) lowsec systems (24hr) have either higher or equal PvP activity to their nullsec counterpart. Taking into consideration there are 4 times as many null systems as there are low, that's a lot of activity packed into a small area of space, which makes it dangerous. The rewards for living there however, are not particularly fantastic.

    There are several other issues that I believe also need attention from CCP, if they are not already looking at them. Session change timers & jump clone irks, certain aspects of citadels (courier contracts, broken tethers, set and forget mentality - space is getting crowded), customer support for hacked accounts, to name a few.

    Due to my varied history and diverse experience in game, I feel I would be able to contribute to almost any discussions that arise and need input.

    Tldr; I want to get things done because I love this game and the people in it, I'm not in it for the space fame.

    If you want to chat, feel free to hit me up
    Tweetfleet slack (@white0rchid)
    In game (White 0rchid) - it's a zero not a letter :)
    Twitter (@White0rchidEVE)

    Thanks

    0rchid o7

  • NPC Mining Operations have now begun on Singularity in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Turelus wrote:

    I would have said it would be more logical to follow player standings.

    Terrible - Red
    Bad - Orange
    Neutral - Grey/White
    Good - Light Blue
    Excellent - Dark Blue

    Not sure why we need to have players learn two different standings systems when there is already one in the game which older players know and newer players will be learning at the same time.


    This is more logical yes. The last thing we need in EVE is more inconsistency.

  • [EveLib] A .NET library for EveXML, CREST, EveCentral, and more in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Icahmura Hasaki wrote:
    Yeah, the cache folder is in the users Appdata folder on windows machines. This will be a lot easier to change in the next version, but I haven't gotten around to fix it yet. I'm still out for a few days so I won't be able to fix that quite yet unfortunately. You can try changing the cache path before creating the character object

    Core.Config.CacheFactory = () => new EveLibFileCache(yourPath + "EveXmlCache", "register");

    Or to change the cache on an existing object, set the cache directly

    character.RequestHandler.Cache = new EveLibFileCache(yourPath + "EveXmlCache", "register");


    It's not letting me do this for some reason. I can't figure out why these permissions dont work.

    I'm writing an ASP MVC website and it keeps erroring on the cache, yet all my user accounts have access to AppData.

  • Please make I-Hubs invulnerable or cheapen them in EVE Communication Center

    Gloom what happened to you after you left uni man. You chose the wrong bros to hang with. Sorry they abandoned you :(

  • Please reduce the number of SOV timers in EVE Communication Center

    Terminal Insanity wrote:
    This game has turned into a job, and its not fun.


    Maybe, just maybe, and I'm reaching here, you guys just have too many systems. With less systems and your member base, I'm pretty sure you'd have an easier and more fun time defending.

    The reason you are all whinging is because your systems are so widespread and in your eyes it's a "hassle to go all that way to find an T1 frig trolling". If that was only a couple jumps I'm pretty sure you wouldn't care as much.

  • #EVE_NT 4 - EVE MEET IN NOTTINGHAM UK -19th and 20th FEBRUARY 2016 - in EVE Gameplay Center

    I might actually make it this time. Last one sold out before I could get in :<

  • SDE MSSQL Database Best Methods/Practices in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Thanks, so I'd just be restoring the .bak file each time and refreshing my entity model against it, assuming they keep it roughly the same design?

  • SDE MSSQL Database Best Methods/Practices in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Alright so, I require the SDE as I want to make an ASP.NET web application for the analysing of market data and so on.

    So I'm running MSSQL Server 2014, I can import the ebs_DATADUMP into a separate database just fine.

    I have my own database, lets just call it EVETRADE for now.

    How does everyone else cope with this, do you all run two separate databases? One with your own tables etc and the other will each new SDE dump that CCP provides? Or do you try and maintain a single database? Only issue I had with this is that trying to 'restore' from the backup would just wipe all my other tables from the database instead of just copy the data in (I'm not massively used to SQL server).

    I intend on building entity models up for this as well.

    Any advice is much appreciated.

  • [AEGIS] Fleet Warp Changes - Please see devblog! in EVE Technology and Research Center

    Airi Cho wrote:
    White 0rchid wrote:
    So with this change, you are going to kill off NPSI public fleets (bombers bar etc) and newbro fleets (like some of the ones the uni runs).

    Not exactly an ideal solution if you ask me.

    I mean, don't ask me, because I don't know what the solution is, but this is not it.


    How does it kill NPSI?


    Generally public fleets go where the FC feels like. They are not always in your back yard and won't always have the bookmarks required. Hence with this change I see a lot of (and have spoke to some of) the FCs just not bothering. It can be hard enough FC'ing a fleet of people you don't know as it is.

  • [AEGIS] Fleet Warp Changes - Please see devblog! in EVE Technology and Research Center

    So with this change, you are going to kill off NPSI public fleets (bombers bar etc) and newbro fleets (like some of the ones the uni runs).

    Not exactly an ideal solution if you ask me.

    I mean, don't ask me, because I don't know what the solution is, but this is not it.

  • MOSAIC - General Feedback in EVE Information Center

    Marius Labo wrote:
    Add it back, and for those that feel there is sensitive data involved in the display of a Title allow a toggle for CEOs/Directors. Seems like an easy reversion and actual improvement if you add the ability to toggle it.


    Yes, please do this, add a toggle and problem solved.

  • Tiamat Issues in EVE Information Center

    Now this would be fine if you could run the EXE without launcher, however you cannot.

  • Tiamat Issues in EVE Information Center

    For some reason I am now getting the 'Offline Mode' in the launcher, none of the fixes worked however.