Hilmar Veigar Pétursson interview from EVE Vegas


(Ian Morbius) #1

Develop interviews Hilmar Veigar Pétursson for their very last issue.

How community events and urban planning affect the development of EVE Online

Refer:
“This is the final issue of Develop…”

CCP Games co-developing with Sumo Digital and PlayRaven for upcoming projects

PlayRaven

Sumo Digital Ltd.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds


(Vortexo VonBrenner) #2

Interesting…

I predict the EvE mobile game will fail miserably, but the revived project nova might actually be at least somewhat successful.

Hilmar saying “Where we at CCP have the most expertise is in economies, communities, large scale games that go on forever. Collaboration with communities. Feedback channels. All that stuff that we are pretty specialised in.” was notable, in light of the fact that he fired the EvE community team shortly after saying that…

All in all an interesting piece that gives an insight into the philosophy of EvE’s golden-throne-sitter.


(Toran Mallow) #3

Some key quotes…

Having such a generous community is enviable in a climate where certain facets of game fandom have problems with toxicity. How has CCP built such a delightful, passionate fanbase? In short, through mutual trust and respect, as well as an open dialogue and active listening by CCP.

It turns out that a mutual understand of your audience (and theirs of you) as actual people is key to developing strong community relationships. Not only building a relationship with them as developers, but also understanding that they will all have interpersonal relationships with one another. Especially in a game so intrinsically political as EVE Online.


(Khergit Deserters) #4

That was an excellent article, I thought. I understand and like CCP better after reading it. Nice to see his perspective on things, while talking to a third party (i.e. not his nagging spouse (us)). Really rational and positive. How rare is that? :grinning:


(Nana Skalski) #5

It can be somewhat hard for sure.

Warframe is now the f2p FPS that defines the scene. It have everything Nova creators would probably omit in doing their game. It would be very hard to compete with Warframe when Warframe is established and played for its features. Warframe have so much work put into it, its ridiculous, I wish CCP would put so much work into EVE constantly, not making some VR sports.

Statistics from Steam for warframe.
http://steamcharts.com/app/230410

But if we take for example PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS:
http://steamcharts.com/app/578080

It would be even harder to compete in that genre of shooters. :laughing:

So where can Nova impress us? :thinking:


(Vortexo VonBrenner) #6

If ccp ties it into eve as they talked about doing years ago with dust. That could be the angle that works, imo.

Warframe is a great game, ccp is extremely unlikely to compete with it in FPS genre unless they find a unique angle.


(Khergit Deserters) #7

I’m also a fairly dubious about Eve as a mobile game. Spreadsheets in Space on a moblie UI sounds unwieldy and frustrating. And many of the people who get the most out of Eve spend a lot of time on voice comms. Going to do that on a mobile, with headphones and a mic?


(Rovinia) #8

Just for an alternative perspective:

Eve Online got kicked from the list of “The healthiest live MMORPGs” by Massively Overpowered in the 2017 ranking.

The obvious removal for this year was EVE Online, which got yanked from the ranking after CCP Games gutted itself rather thoroughly. It’s hard to feel like the game is healthy, and as we discussed behind the scenes, even if it is there’s no community team left to tell us that.

Source: http://massivelyop.com/2017/12/06/perfect-ten-the-healthiest-live-mmorpgs-at-the-end-of-2017/

A bit too harsh in my opinion, especially if you compare it with some of the other candidates on the list. But this example shows that Eve has an image problem due to recent layoffs. Making cuts on the flagship-project and invest it in a very risky and fast changing mobile market is not recived too good apparently.


(Tiddle Jr) #9

“The obvious removal for this year was EVE Online, which got yanked from the ranking after CCP Games gutted itself rather thoroughly. It’s hard to feel like the game is healthy, and as we discussed behind the scenes, even if it is there’s no community team left to tell us that.”

Holy Cow, where is the big big :+1: like button?


(Linus Gorp) #10

Not at all harsh. Look at EVEs development over the past years and the player numbers dwindling to the bottom of the ocean.
EVE is a lot of things these days. Being a healthy game isn’t one of them.


(system) #11

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