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Fri, 21 Dec 2007 05:26:00 GMT [download/play]



Show 24, So you want to work for CCP?

The final lot of interviews from fanfest all you people who are considering applying for a job with CCP games.

The first thing you should do is check the CCP Jobs page. There you will find information regarding the current vacancies for CCP.

First up we talk to David Bockman the HR manager for CCP/Whitewolf. CCP are looking to hire people to work on both EVE the other project.

Of course you don't speak to HR managers to get the unbridled truth on working for a company, so we then have a chat with recently employed developers CCP Atropos and CCP Tryphon, You may know them better with the names they had before they were Dev's, as they were Hinik and Ifni.

If you are looking to work at CCP, you chances will be helped by being part of the volunteers program. Check out the ISD recruitment page, for more information

Finally, if you would like to work for CCP but don't want to give up you day job, why not work as a freelance mission writer? Urban chats to 'the mission dude' Scott Holden, about this role. Go to the mission writer recruitment page if this interests you.

Lead out tune 'career opportunities' by The Clash

Beyond that, just the usual random sidetrackage, gibbering and tinfoil hattery.


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Episode 24 Discussion Thread

'Should I play this game?' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-12-22 09:13:36 CST
Hey,

As I am always looking for a new experience of role-playing and online goodness, I have been toying with the idea of playing this game. I, however, seem to get the impression, even from the loyalist that its not as enjoyable as a game but more of something to talk about outside of the game?

Perhaps you could have some discussions on what to expect if a complete newb picked up the game. I heard the learning curve is excessive and its very easy to get continually ganked (player killed) -- that doesnt sound horribly fun so whats the attraction (aside from being the only real space faring MMO out there)?

Shalimar616
(Troy from EQual Perspectives)



'meh' by Token
Submitted on 2007-12-22 16:23:17 CST
Don't worry you won't get ganked in carebear space. ( probably )

People do play this game casually but to be honest this is a damn hard game to acomplish something useful or fulfilling. I've tried for years to get into this game, including participating in alliance wars, mining, ratting, npc missions, I always felt like an outsider failing to live upto potential.

People say that you can grab a noob ship and do something useful but then you go out to where they need you and your stuck there with nothing to do for the rest of the week till they need you again. This pretty much sums up eve unless your hardcore enough to control whats going on. Theres one other path which is basically carebear mining with a bunch of friends, thats fun too for a while.



'Yes, You Should Play!' by Darkefury
Submitted on 2007-12-29 18:45:24 CST
Great podcast guys.

In answer to Shalimar616, yes you should play. Yes, it is enjoyable to talk about Eve outside of game, but its more enjoyable to play the game and chat with your corp mates in game.

The learning curve is steep, but not excessive. If you approach the game from a long term perspective you will learn what you need in time. Skill training is real time based so you progress in real time. You can easily learn what you need as you progress in skills. There are lots of helpful people in game and on the forums.

There is low security and no security space where you can be ganked easily, but there is also high security space where it is not so easy to gank. If anyone ganks you in high sec they will be ganked by Concord (the security force in the game.) When you begin the game you don't have enough to justify being ganked by anyone in high security. They will lose much more than anything they can gain by killing you.

I've been playing since 2005 and have never been ganked in high security space.

Give it a try. Its not for everyone, but I'm betting you will like it.

Darkefury



'Definitely worth a try.' by Geirr
Submitted on 2008-01-01 20:44:33 CST
EVE's not for everyone; getting your ship blown out from under you is a fairly sever death penalty. It takes a certain mental adjustment to remember that the sharp pointy bits in EVE actually hurt, not just send you back to a spawn point with all your gear. :)

Having said that, the game is a lot of fun to play, made more so if you find a group of other players to fly with. There are corporations (guilds) that specialize in helping new players get their footing in the game.



'A pod cast....' by Amiable
Submitted on 2008-01-03 02:46:52 CST
A pod cast.... my bored stuck in the office kingdom for a podcast.....


'I tried to get into eve, many times' by Edward78
Submitted on 2008-01-04 16:42:33 CST
Never had fun, it requires pataince & it wasn't fun for me. I love the freedom, but the implementation sucks. It looks like you should be working at Nasa when you have it open.