Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poking Things with Sticks


Have you taken your Retribution survey

Each patch CCP puts out a survey and collects data.  They do it monthly(?) I believe as well.  I often see the link in the news letter.  I try to always click it and run through.  Most of the time it does take 5-10 minutes.
Fill it out.  Put in your input.  Praise CCP.  Bitch about things.  They don’t know and can’t know if we do and don’t like things if we don’t tell them.  They can only make assumptions off of statistical data and statistical data is not going to let them know that you have 200 rookie ships because you like to collect other peoples abandoned ones not because you use an excessive amount of rookie ships to travel.

Earthweb is an interesting story (written in 1999 so accept some age to the internet in it) about alien invasion.  The way people fight it off is through communication.  People pool their resources and knowledge and what rises to the top and is supported based off of everything else becomes part of the plans.  It is a bit over the top in a dramatic, science fiction way but that is appealing as well.

And that got me thinking about this book and some of the reasons I find Eve so meaningful.  I don’t get everything I want.  I don’t get a lot of things that I want.  I'm still over in the DED complex thread working on that angle.  It is easy to argue against CCP.  So, very easy.  Its easy because they do listen. It makes not being heard to that much harder.  I try to appreciate that the option is there, even when I am frustrated while accessing that option.  That frustration is better then never having the chance.

So I do the surveys.  I try to participate in the elections and on the forums where I can.  I will continue to do so as long as they give me a reason to.  Even if my own soapbox is not treated with the attention that I want  I'm trying to remember it is a big game out there with a lot of people.  Sinking into my own frustration won't do a damn thing for anyone, including myself.  I know things have been said.  Say them again.

And yes, I made sure to comment on the DED complexes.  Its another venue.  Another attempt.   I also made sure to praise crime watches changes to gateguns.

Oh yeah:
Player Sugar Kyle, your account was billed on: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:46:44 GMTD
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Don't forget.

1 comment:

  1. Was that last comment aimed at little old me? :)

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