This is not an April Fool’s joke. Pinkie Promise on Old Man Star.
Following on from our inaugural broadcast for the Battle of Caldari Prime, the CCP Community Team are preparing a series of videocasts on our Twitch.TV channel in the run-up to Fanfest 2013. With the announcement of Eve Online: Odyssey, the 19th free expansion for EVE Online and the upcoming full release of DUST 514 in May with ‘Uprising', we are very excited to start giving you more in-depth insight into the improvements and additions we have planned for EVE Online and DUST 514 this summer and beyond. Much of this information will be released at Fanfest, however there is a lot of information we can share with players before April 25.
So tell us more about these videocasts. What are they?
We will hold a series of Q&A sessions with EVE Online and DUST 514 development teams, Senior Producers and Executive Producers over 4 weeks starting on Tuesday, April 2 at 16:00 UTC. The full schedule is listed below:
· April 2, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - Linking EVE Online and DUST 514
· April 9, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - EVE Development
· April 16, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - CCP Past, Present and Future
· April 23, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - DUST Development
A Q&A? How do I ask a question? I have a REALLY important question about my Raven fitting.
The bulk of questions will be taken from the Twitch TV chat. Players should use this opportunity to click the ‘Follow’ button on this page and register an account by clicking on ‘Sign Up’ in the top right hand corner. When you follow the CCP page you will get notifications when it goes live meaning you never need to miss a show.
Questions can be asked in one of several ways. Players who have purchased the Fanfest HD stream will have a chat icon in the Twitch TV chat channel which will allow for priority when asking questions. We want to be able to include everyone so we will also host an EVE Online Facebook thread, DUST 514 Facebook thread, EVE Online Twitter feed and DUST 514 Twitter feed. Make sure you follow these pages if you are not buying the Fanfest HD stream so that you can put your questions forward.
Q&A sessions – the complete guest list
So that you can be prepared for which developers will be attending which Q&A sessions, here is a full list of your attendees. Please note that each session is one hour long and will be archived on our Twitch page should you not be able to make it for the live broadcast. We will also ensure that they are copied over and available on our YouTube channel as soon as possible. Your host for all events will be CCP Guard and our very own CCP Bro will be handling the production.
April 2, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - Linking EVE Online and DUST 514
CCP LeKjart - Principal Game Designer
CCP Foxfour – Content Designer
CCP Nullarbor – Senior Programmer
April 9, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - EVE Development
CCP Soundwave – Lead Game Designer
CCP Solomon – Producer, Team Superfriends, Team Game of Drones, Team 5-0
CCP Sisyphus – Producer of Team Pony Express
CCP Mannbjorn – Producer of Team TriLambda
April 16, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - CCP Past, Present and Future
CCP Unifex – Executive Producer for EVE Online
CCP Seagull – Senior Producer
CCP Ripley - Development Director
CCP t0rfifrans - Creative Director
April 23, 2013 at 16:00 UTC - DUST Development
CCP Jian – Executive Producer for DUST 514
CCP Praetorian – Creative Director
We are hopeful that this pilot program of bringing you content directly through our streaming platform can evolve into a regular series of information in the form of blogs, announcements and much more in the future. We look forward to seeing you on the stream and answering your questions, and hope you provide us feedback when the sessions are complete.