Tuesday, January 1, 2013

#tweetfleet #eveonline


I had zero interest in twitter before I started to play Eve.  I have no interest in twitter outside of Eve.  However, Eve focused twitter is a lot of fun.  More fun than I expected it to be.

It is like a big complex, multi-layered chatroom.  Most users post with an Eve or Eve focused name.  When I started this blog and Eve and Eve focused twitter I was using Chella's name for everything.  That is why my email address for Eve is chellaranier and my twitter account is @chellaranier.

I started for the eve community #tweetfleet.  #tweetfleet is just a focused Eve Online twitter community I guess.  #eveonline is also used and CCP has an active twitter account as do many of its developers   I've linked to twitter many times because some of the information that comes from it is just interesting.

Watching the players talk and argue and the players and devs talk and argue can be rather interesting.  Live events have been posted, Dust and World of Darkness news goes up.  The Sony Online CEO guy has even chatted with eve players there.

I consider it a chatroom.  A large chatroom full of many discussions.  One can read, join in, or ignore to their hearts content.  I've made some friends off of there and learned things, met some people I might never have noticed otherwise.  Eve is composed of circles that cross each other and sometimes never touch.  I got a bit of attention and a group of followers when @eveonline retweeted one of my tweets which was a comment over the bickering in Rens local between the traders.

It is a very interesting place.  I have complete conversations with people like Nosy Gamer there vs having them online.  There is a lot of Eve Shop talk talked while people are at work or just needing an Eve distraction.  It's also a great way to toss something in front of a lot of people.  Some people use it to self promote.  The other day I asked if anyone else was noticing that jams were not appearing above their HUD as an icon and I was responded to by one of the devs who handles bug reports asking for a bug report to be submitted.

CCP has crafted a beautiful offline community there.  In the conversations are news articles, Dev blog announcement, idle chatter, questions, opinions and just the normal ebb and flow of Eve.  CSM chats happen, massive snarky multisided fights break out and general weirdness and random celebration happens.

Twitter has been used as a platform.  Rhavas at Interstellar Privateer has gotten some good feedback from CCP.  There have been races by devs to post information such as Fozzie winning the first post for the Retribution trailer.  In general its fun and an interesting expansion of the community.

And then sometimes its just me suggesting to someone that hot chocolate is the answer to their bad day.



4 comments:

  1. Hot chocolate is never the answer. Vanilla steamed milk is, though. :)

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    1. You just made my stomach hurt. Ick.

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    2. If hot chocolate does not solve your problem, you haven't drunken enough hot chocolate.

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  2. I wouldn't say that CCP 'crafted' an offline community here, as to my knowledge #tweetfleet came first. However, CCP certainly did a good job integrating with it, as opposed to e.g. Ignoring it or using it merely as marketing channel.

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