Interview: CCP Fozzie and CCP Rise

The 50th episode of Crossing Zebras coincided with arguably the greatest shake up in 0.0 mechanics and meta since Dominion which was rather convenient. Two of the devs who had a lot to do with those changes were CCP Fozzie and CCP Rise so I took the opportunity to sit down with them both with some questions of my own and some from the community at large. Topics touched upon included: – Phoebe / jump drive changes / impact on 0.0 – Skill queue / clone costs – Dumbing down Eve? – New players and developing Eve with them in mind – CCP Seagull and her role in Eve development – Sovereignty – Rollback on stealth bomber nerf – Restrictions on CCP devs actually playing Eve – Plans for the T3 destroyers / hull bonuses / what FW plexes – Trailers – where are they? – Collector’s Edition Mystery Code – Nestor – is it seeing use following the Hyperion buff? – Warp bunching with supers and caps following Phoebe – New ships / new ship classes – Missile tracking modules – where are they? – T2 logi frigates? – Pods and how they can be developed following clone changes – Thera and new WHs – what Thera is, some cool new news about it and how many smaller unnamed variants? That’s a whole lot to get through and you can listen to it all in under an hour here: Interview_ CCP Fozzie and CCP Rise _ CZ50.mp3 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 23.06.12
Tags: bombers, fozzie, jump fatigue, mystery code, nestor, phoebe, rise, seagull, sovereignty, T3 destroyers, Thera, trailers

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Xander Phoena

The good looking, funny, intelligent member of the team, Xander set up Crossing Zebras with Jeg in April 2012 mainly because he was talking too much about Eve on his other podcast. Playing the game for almost five years, Xander still has absolutely zero clue about how to actually play Eve but somehow still manages to talk a good game.

  • Saint Michael’s Soul

    Wait!? 101 new systems? This is fricking awesome. Has anyone mentioned what the lore might be around these and if they are the sleeper home systems (explaining “increased” activity etc.)? Xander; great exclusive!

    • Xary

      Doesn’t sound like there home. Although who knows all the world’s are shattered and no moons. So they did some pillaging. Also The dev blog came out today.

      • Voddick

        Really excited about the upcoming lore reveals for this. It reminds me of the Borg in Star Trek. Not that I want eve to go in that direction, but this could develop in interesting ways.

        I.e. The empires joining to fight something, or the Jove coming in to help. Then instead of sansha incursions it could be sleeper incursions or something similar.

        Eve has such great lore…plus today’s new trailer was freaking awesome.

        I’m in the mood for some cheese.

  • Xary

    This was a great show loved the skirting of the NDA. The new systems really show how CCP has changed from big Jeuse features to real compelling game play. I like the idea that CCP has given us something new and I can think of so many ways you could change the way you play eve with this new systems.

  • Smokey

    I was expecting the interview to be a formal, somewhat boring rundown of uninteresting questions and generic “maybe, soon” answers. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to actually be very entertaining.

    On the flip side, now i have to check CCP’s youtube a few times a day to see that trailer that may or may not be coming.

  • Paul

    Gotta say‚Ķ.they weren’t kidding when they said (or didn’t) that the next trailer would be awesome.

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