I’m getting tired and this wall is mostly a lot of wine with very little goat cheese…
Okay, @CCP_Falcon though we are sad at the lose of EVE Gate, if the old ragged hag had a wide gapping whole that no man should ever enter, probably best to shoot her and dump her over the side.
That being said! I really want to know who figures out the road maps for development of CCP headquarters! ■■■■, I’ed liked to know that for a lot of companies. Most of the stuff doesn’t make logic sense to the few brain cells I have left since I was ejected from my mother’s birthing canal. It seems that the main point for most companies is the $$$$$$$$$$$$ (money). I understand, you need the $ so you can pay the smart guys and girls who do some really cool ■■■■ in some development apps and what not, so a bunch of raging meat sacks can fap off to spreadsheet porn.
From what I have seen the last few years - POS system is a mess > lets replace it with Upwell structures, but since that will be such a big task, we’ll break it up into smaller manageable pieces and just let the community suffer from (I want to say lack of foresight) the inability of CCP leadership and developers to know that if you give EVE players a stick of gum and a toothpick, they will make a HYDROGEN BOMB. So the POS system is still in the back ground of greater EVE code causing all kinds of ■■■■■■■ head ache - we are now going into year 2 or 3(?) for the upwell changes. I’m still a big advocate for you guys sitting down and rebuilding the whole game code.
What else have I seen: CREST API, which was spearheaded to be the future for external access for players and the 3rd party development team. . . Oh, lets seen not working so great . . . you know, lets go find an industry standard and use that, but we won’t give it as many functions as the CREST API that players have used for years, but look, players can now read/write to the client with the ESI. . . thats a plus, but hell no we can’t give them CORP or ALLIANCE level ESI API information.
What else: (from my knowledge) we have now entered into the 3rd change to the forums. which lacks much of the use of the old one, most complaints are on the fact that it isn’t laid out the same, it really sucks for looking for things on mobile. But we do get the 1% of 1% of CCP developers being able to use emoji, so thats a plus.
And there is more…
Now, I don’t run some multi-million dollar company at the top of the world. But I do work for a living. I work retail, and I will tell you, we get the ass end of everything. Not making enough money, the company leadership gets all pissy. They want to save money so they cut the hours for the local store staff. Customers like to buy stuff and then realize what the bought wasn’t what they really wanted or they take it home and can’t figure out how to use the damn weed sprayer that has three manual leavers to twist on the top. So instead of hiring people for full time work, we get stuck with a bunch of HS/College kids who tend to be lazy dick sucking meat sacks. I know, I know. it takes money to make money, but sometimes it seems companies are so against risking the (damn you intel tools for those null-sec care bears and those WHers taking block-aide runners to Jita) lose of income to do right by the people who make the company possible. You know what I would like to happen in my store. I’d like to be able to have a good solid 10 person team, where they are all able to work and live off a full time job. That they could learn the product, endorse the product, and personally get to know each one of our customers. Because to me, knowing my customer and taking care of their needs is worth more than all sparkly Unicorn ■■■■ in the world, aka $.
Perhaps, everyone. . . all the players, and all the developers should just take the rest of the year off. Probably be a good holiday and reflect on where we are now, and where we want to go. . .
EVE as a whole is amazing work of art, but sadly it is being tore apart and only parts are being replaced, and then it isn’t always replaced with the same or even better functionality.
Hugs and kisses you spreadsheet fapers