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CCP Blackout Interview

The CEO and key CCP team members discuss the Null Sec Blackout experiment, the state of New Eden, and thoughts about the future of EVE Online.

CCP Hellmar, CEO of CCP Games, CCP Goodfella, Sr. Brand Manager of EVE Online, and CCP Falcon, Sr. Community Manager are our guests for a special pre-recorded conversation about the state of New Eden today and future directions for EVE Online. The New Eden economy is struggling under the load of new minerals and new ISK coming into the game. What drastic steps might need to be taken?


  • CCP Hellmar – CEO of CCP Games
  • CCP Falcon – EVE Community Manager
  • CCP Goodfella – EVE Brand Manager

TIS Crew:

  • Matterall (Destructive Influence [Northern Coalition.])
  • Carneros (Ancient Hittite Corporation [The Bastion])
  • Elise Randolph (Habitual Euthanasia [Pandemic Legion])
  • Ashterothi (Malevelon Roe Industries)
  • Caleb Ayrania (TarNec [Invisible Exchequer])

The Video Premier of the interview with CCP Hellmar, CCP Goodfella, and CCP Falcon will occur at 16:00 UTC on Sunday followed by a special Q&A with TiS crew in the Public Voice Channel on Discord.

Links to Books and Notes:

  1. July 28, 2019 record time. Its only July 26, 2019, please provide your time machine blueprints.

  2. I really hope ccp listen back to this podcast and take note of all the things they have discussed and have not taken any notice off. You cannot compare a universe of 100`s of thousands of planets to the economics of 1 solo planet. Eve vs Earth wtf lol. Im commenting from experience im a player from 2009 all indy chose this option from start of game, I don`t want to play pvp if I did I would make a pvp character so why should I be forced now after 10 years of game play to have to play pvp. As for social networks in game less and less people are logging in there is no social interaction in corp anymore. If ccp really want to improve this game roll back to 2007 or 2009 when everyone could play the game together. Large alliances are going to take no notice of any of these changes and are going to just carry on sitting on their systems all this does is kill social ties and ruins the game. Lets get back to basics stop introducing higher isk making features and then complaining about it. Ratting in Null sec for example was just that you searched for rats in a belt to earn isk, you mined belts to earn isk why introduce all these new features to make it easier for bots to earn isk.

  3. Eve online can be great again but who wants to play as a new player that has to have core 5 skills just to be able to play. If you really want new players to stay do something about the ganking, I still don`t understand what role this plays in the game other than to upset new players and make them want to quit.

  4. The blackout is fine … just getting bored hitting D-Scan … give us a module that pulses at a given frequency

  5. FU I quit. Now that I got that off my chest let me explain. You guys talk how the sandbox is now cement, well that’s because players like me made it that way. I started in Feb of 2008 and fought and worked (and paid CCP) to build my castle. So, what gives you the right to even consider that we need a kick in the ass. You gave us the tools to create what we wanted now our creation is not good enough for you. Well I can say this “that’s not something I’m willing to fund”.
    As far as hi sec being more dangerous than low or null sec, I consider that a failure on CCP’s part. Maybe if you actually made it safe you wouldn’t have 90% loss on new players a week.
    As far as all this chaos. Players create chaos, hi sec is a good example of that. When you try to inject chaos people just avoid it and then eventually stop paying.
    As far as bleeding from there eyes and ears I call BS nobody except crazy people pay long term to bleed. As soon as the losses get to high that’s it.
    My plan is this I’ve stopped Omega cloning 5 of my 6 characters simple because I can’t watch all of them with the black out. I’ve stopped buying plex (which was way more than omega time). Once my last character omega time runs out that’s it. Ill park all my crap in an NPC station and wait for eve to role back to a state I want to play in.
    If I were CCP for a day I would make hi sec safe so new players can learn and grow and continue to play as they choose to. I would thru game mechanics make it financially to costly to grow past a certain size. Because smaller groups create more activity.
    Friends are someone your intimate with, true there are some in eve that sound like they might fit that bill. For me however most people I play with fall into “that guy I play eve with” so please don’t devolve what a friend is.
    My opinion you need to work on retention that is where your problem is, not disturbing the core.
    As a final thought I wouldn’t let noobs speak in public. He really finalized my decision.

  6. Whoever said that if you’re afraid to be Nul sec. You should go back somewhere else. Has no idea what they’re talking about. All mining barges all T1 mining ships are rendered useless in Null Sec now. Here’s how it goes down it only takes two to three Loki’s to do it. They uncloak the blap your mining barge off the field or your excavators. And there’s no defense for it whatsoever. Why would you buff the Hulk so much. Have all of us train into it. And then make it to where we can’t use it with out it blowing up Because of the DAMN BLACK OUT!

  7. Maybe it’s just me but if you worry about new players leaving to quickly and the game doesn’t get enough new blood to stay healthy but on the other hand you say you want to rattle at the cage and see who dies and who survives your chaos, why do you expect more new players will come and stay when most old players leave. Are you really aware of what you even said?

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