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Just a quickie.

Find the thing on this Blink page that makes me wonder what has gotten into the air-handlers at CCP headquarters.

Trebor Daehdoow designed a little CSM logo that shows the six stages of being a CSM member, starting from the 2 o’clock position and then going in a counter-clockwise direction.  For the most part to date, I haven’t been much past facial expression #3.  But this makes me jump straight to facial expression #6, the classic face-palm.

What the hell was CCP thinking here?  I wish I could tell you, but I can’t.  It’s pure :awesome:.  And no, this was not shared with the CSM in advance.  I assure you had it been, we would have jumped up and down all over it.

EDIT 26/Sep/2013: Mat Westhorpe has written a lovely short piece that covers some of my concerns.  Go read it.  He gives several good reasons why this shouldn’t happen without even going dark side.  Now briefly remember that there are EVE players involved in this.
EDIT 26/Sep/2013: Irony, thy name is CCP Goliath.
EDIT 26/Sep/2013: CCP has addressed one of my four concerns with this promotion.  The other three remain.  They are:

  1. showing favoritism toward a particular fansite over others;
  2. giving trillions of ISK in give-aways to a for-profit gambling site that one must join in order to participate in the give-away; and,
  3. putting control over the give-away of a unique ship that will not be available in any other way into the hands of an EVE player, no matter how apparently trust-worthy.

I’m glad that CCP is listening to my and the rest of the CSM’s significant concerns about this give-away and are adjusting their strategy.  And I realize it’s probably too late to abort the give-away.  But this was and continues to be a bad move on CCP’s part.

Just wanted to make my position on this clear, in case you were curious.

Garth

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16 Comments

  1. toughactin

    lol this entire article is now iirevenant

    September 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm Reply
    1. Poetic Stanziel

      How so? Because Guardian-Vexor was swtiched to an even rarer ship, of which only three copies will ever exist? Oh yeah, that’s an improvement.

      And the Gold Magnate is replaced with all-expense paid trips to Fanfest.

      Is CCP going to let EOHPoker or EVE-Bet have similar prizes for their contests?

      Stop being dumb. Think. Use your fucking head.

      September 27, 2013 at 2:40 am Reply
      1. Billbo

        Why are you still here, No one asked you

        September 27, 2013 at 2:56 am Reply
        1. Poetic Stanziel

          Here’s some free advice:

          Fuck off.

          September 27, 2013 at 3:43 am Reply
          1. Fuck You Poetic Cocksucker!

            Hey, dumb motherfucker!

            Didn’t you quit already? Or are you still bitching about the ToS?

            Fuck off already you dumb whiney little bitch!

            September 27, 2013 at 4:42 am
          2. stopit

            This isn’t as fun to read as you think, bashing Poetic was so last week.
            CCP is again fucking up eve. Get on board with the campaign to stop this shit, or gtfo.

            September 27, 2013 at 4:49 am
          3. Billbo

            When is that different from any other week, besides was already fixed

            September 27, 2013 at 4:51 am
          4. getityetbilbo

            Its not fixed, they just changed the ships to new bling instead of old bling.
            Yeah this is different. It’s one thing to write a stupid feature or dumb down something that affects everyone in the same way, its entirely another when they start handing out fortunes to certain player groups just because they like them.
            Its like you and me playing chess, then the guy that invented chess shows up and hands me an extra queen. On yeah and you paid this inventor 15 bux to play against me. But I get extra pieces because fuck you.

            September 27, 2013 at 5:52 am
          5. Rage

            C’mon, c’mon, there’s cures for butthurt. You little Working Class Hero, you… Bad boys scammed you and you did fall for it like the dumbass you are….So much madness…So much Working Class…

            September 27, 2013 at 4:53 am
          6. anon

            get out, nigger

            September 27, 2013 at 9:18 pm
  2. :CCP:

    giving trillions of ISK in give-aways to a for-profit gambling site
    that one must join in order to participate in the give-away; and,

    Actually the way blink wants to do this is to give you tickets if you play blinks on their site. Winning a blink gets you even more tickets.
    The way i get it is that youll get those tickets, which will win you the prizes, are given to you with EVERY blink you play.

    They dont even have to rig this. Its gonna net them awful amounts of isk.

    :CCP:

    September 27, 2013 at 12:00 am Reply
  3. Bumblebuck McFuck

    Wow this is going to be a tough one to not give a shit about…hmmm not as tough as I thought.

    September 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm Reply
  4. Dirk MacGirk

    I guess now Blink is Chribba. They have ascended to a higher level in the game and must be given preferential treatment.

    :promo:

    September 27, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply
  5. Blastcaps M

    think with this that all procceds from the blink lottos for them should be reconverted back to plex and CCP should make a charitable donation of the funds with somer blink receiving NONE of the isk from the lottos for these ships

    September 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm Reply
  6. -_-

    Eve onlines new isk sink, third party services for supers and etc. provided by CCP. 100% trustworthy and the 80% of the 10% tip gets removed from the game the other 20% turned into plex and sold on market to help with costs of the employee(s). o/

    September 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply
  7. Ryan Easte

    CCP Just want’s to play there game also :) and why should they not? Its there baby

    September 29, 2013 at 5:33 am Reply

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