EVE Game Gods: Council on Stellar Management better than Reading FICky Forums

by Alphaville Herald on 04/04/09 at 8:01 am

A Lesson for other MMOs?

by Dr. Legion, staff reporter

In this very interesting interviewon MMORPG, Petur Oskarrson talks about the EVE Online Council on Stellar Management (CSM) — a group of players elected to represent the players interests with the game company at face to face meetings in Iceland. Petur describes some of the changes that were implemented and some of the changes that could not be implemented (he says for technological reasons). Of special interest is his discussion halfway through the interview of the advantages of this method of getting user feedback over the usual way — which is selectively reading user forums. Obviously users that camp out on forums are not necessarily the people you want directing your operations, but also Petur points out that reading forums is selective and incomplete so that the picture you get is biased.  Shock!

One Response to “EVE Game Gods: Council on Stellar Management better than Reading FICky Forums”

  1. Jahar Aabye

    Apr 5th, 2009

    Isn’t an “elected” “council” just a way of saying “users with time to waste and a lot of fanboys”….I mean, I’m just saying.

    But I’m sure the Herald would love something like that. After all, the election campaigns would be the mother of all drama bitchfests, which for Herald writers is practically like tossing rotting fish carcasses into a bay full of sharks.

    I’m also not sure how an “elected” “council” would necessarily be less selective or less biased, but whatever. It’s not how it’s done in SL, thus it must be teh win in the Herald’s eyes.

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