CCPlease - When memes become a reality
Deep in the bowels of Jita 4-4, a soft feral growling accompanied by curious scratching and gnawing echoes through steel plated hallways, from corroded bulkhead to well worn airlock door.
Across the fluid router system, trillions of messages bounce from node to node throughout New Eden.
Pend Insurance claims, notices of war declaration, chants of “give me your ISK and I’ll double it” and streams of neural data from the consciousness of unlucky capsuleers returning to their clone vats.
Yottabyes of data travelling seamlessly and instantaneously across hundreds of light years.
Among this data there’s a common voice speaking.
An ear wrapped in luscious, thick fur perks up on hearing it among the digital distortion, and a paw reaches for a battered, jury rigged comms console, tweaking dials and pulling levers to filter out the noise and focus on a single word.
A word chanted in unison across the cluster…
Today, CCP is introducing a new addition to eveonline.com. They’ve been looking for a best way to chart some of the key quality life improvements and features that the EVE Dev Team are working on. After trying out a few different methods of displaying this information, turns out the final chose fell down to a meme that is oh-so very much present in the EVE community. Or as CCP says: “We decided to do what always works best given the close relationship we have with our pilots – embrace the community and its creativity”.
What is CCPlease
While EVE Updates will give detail on upcoming content and information about features and events coming to New Eden, CCPlease will have a different focus – tracking progress on quality of life improvements.
Serving as a quality of life and improvements roadmap, CCPlease will keep track of some of the various improvements projects and features that CCP is working on to improve the EVE Online client and playing experience.
Rather than keeping track of every quality of life project that CCP is working on, CCPlease will be focused on several key projects at a time, selected by CCP based on community feedback and concerns, and will chart the progress of how work on these projects is coming along.
The aim is both transparency, and accountability for key quality of life improvements to New Eden, as well as increasing awareness of the status of these projects.
How will it work?
CCPlease will be updated roughly around once a month as the devs make progress on projects and add more information on both ongoing and new efforts.
CCPlease is meant to serve as a completely transparent timeline of which quality of life changes CCP is currently working on and what the status of their efforts is concerning each of them.
If a project is delayed, or if priorities shift, this will be reflected on CCPlease, and CCP will endeavour to make sure that there’s as much information as possible on each project, with links to dev blogs, forum threads and other resources for pilots to keep up to date.
When CCPlease is updated, there will be a tweet about it via the official EVE Online twitter account using the hashtag #CCPlease and when large milestones are released, new projects are added, there will be a usual blog post or further information in EVE Pulse, with a link to the page for further details.
There is no time limit here and this isn’t a campaign that CCP plans to end when key projects are completed.
EVE is forever and CCPlease will remain a focus for the devs going forward. When a project is completed, it’ll remain on the timeline for a while before being added to a page listing all completed projects where pilots can browse through a full history of work on quality of life improvements.
CCPlease is a tool to create awareness and give transparency on quality of life work for EVE Online and how it’s progressing going forward.
CCPlease is live now, and you can check it out at eveonline.com/ccplease
It starts small with a few key projects and looking at how best to display the information around what CCP is working on.
From there, the idea is that the page will grow into a solid repository of all the quality of life work that the EVE Dev Team are working on and provide a transparent roadmap for current improvement efforts.