Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blog Banter 79 - Rewarding the Vets?

Blog Banter 79 - Rewarding the Vets?

Should CCP put more effort into rewards for loyal customers? The mystery code from the collector's edition hasn't seen much use and whilst veteran rewards have been mentioned by CCP several times at Fanfests, we have seen nothing. Wasn't there talk of a special station only 10-year vets could dock in at one point?

Is this lack of gratitude towards loyal customers alienating? Do people wish for a change here? Is it too self-righteous to expect small signs of gratitude for being a loyal customer? Is a customer purchasing half a year in advance more loyal than someone plexing every now and than probably missing out a few weeks or months a year? How do CCP place rewards in game without hurting the economy?

Or is it just a case of there is no need and HTFU snowflake?

Banter on!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Into 2017

Ouch. That was a rather festive few weeks.

Back to the real world now. So what's happening in 2017 for Eve?

Well first is that this blog just went over the million pageviews milestone. I know thats nothing commpared to blogs like Eveoganda or Low Sec Lifestyle. However its a milestone for me! Thanks for all your views!

Next up make sure you have redeemed all your presents from CCP, they expire this weekend. Also make sure you are in a good station to redeem. I have two Gnosis, a Sunesis and an Apotheosis suck in Asakai now. FFS!

Looking at Eve Updates, nothing amazing on the release front currently on there. A few ghost fitting tweaks and SKINs for January.

April is Fanfest and for the first time in 6 years its looking like I won't be able to make it. My contract is up out here in March or April, nobody is really sure. I'm told there will be another contract but I'm not seeing anything. If my employment is terminated and my residence visa cancelled I won't be able to leave the country until I hjave my clearance letters. If I do get a new contract I'll probably need a new residency visa and my passport is likely to go MIA and there is a several week slot I cannot leave the country or it will cancel my application. Oh well. There is always Eve Vegas. Its nearly a 23hr flight to the other side of the world. May be I could just follow @MaxSingularity on Twitter. I seem to recall he posted lots including some interesting pictures from Eve Vegas 2016. Lets have a look, oh yes, this is the one that caught my eye for some reason...

Erm.... Screw that! I'll pack my bags now ready for October*!!!

Other than these, hings are really quiet on old Eve Updates. I suppose we'll get details on the Summer and Winter main expansions at Fanfest, Eve Vegas and Eve Downunder. We do know that Drilling Platforms are promised**. I wonder what CCP has planned for this year?

* If I have a job that is.

** I accept CCP "promises" are always "This is what we want to do but we live in reality and a lot of things can go tits up especially when working with 13 year old code and those bloody Eve players...."