Devs Should Play the Game (CSM)

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  • Title: Devs Should Play the Game
  • Raised by: mazzilliu
  • Submission Date: 25 July 2010
  • Issue ID: ???


I think if I could only get behind a single issue for the rest of all my possible CSM terms, I think that this would be the one. We need devs to get back to playing EVE. It is pretty clear that sometimes in statements made by devs about game mechanics, you can get the sense that they don't really play the game, or at least they don't play with the same part of the game they work with.

I don't want to mention names because it would be unproductive and I would not be able to back up accusations with their actual activity level in eve, but I think that there is a problem of devs not playing the game- especially after the t20 scandals and devs getting outed. I'm sorry that some of you devs got traumatized over EVE and don't think you'll enjoy coming back, but that was three years ago, and EVE needs you now. It won't be hard to get back into whatever part of the game is relevant to any dev's job. Even 0.0 sov warfare- if I can get in bull**** alts to major alliances, dev characters can get in too. Microsoft Excel is not EVE PVP, and the test server is not EVE Sovereignty.

We don't need them to play EVE at the expense of their work time or family time. We don't need to name and shame any devs who don't play EVE. All we need is for the creators of the game to experience the unpredictable end results of their creations, so that when they get back to the drawing board they will be more passionate and articulate about what exactly needs to be done to make the game more fun. This is part of their job. Devs balancing PVP should get into PVP alliances. Devs balancing Sov should get into powerbloc alliances. Devs balancing missions should join a missionrunner corp. If they get outed as a dev, well it's unfortunate but at least they know what the dangers are and they can take precautions.

and for all the devs that still play eve: thanks, you guys are awesome. You are doing your job.

Potential Solution[edit]

devs should play EVE


  • devs playing eve


  • dev spies

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