DUST 514 has been increasingly moving from “untenable” to “it has its moments” in my personal fun-scale. The fast paced nature of the “Ambush OMS” game mode is a small-yet-refreshing take from what sometimes becomes a grind.
I also have to mention how my own personal DUST 514 is a bit similar to my EVE Experience, at first I used to rage quit in frustration and switched myself to Battlefield 3. Now I only rage-quit every now and then, mostly out of frustration on the inability to remap the keyboard and mouse (I use a very 1337 setup). Just like with EVE Online, once I started pouring more skillpoints into my skillset, the game became more natural and past the dated graphs (I hope they update them), I would recommend anyone to borrow his brother’s Playstation 3 and at least give it a try.
One thing which I have to publicly recognize to CCP Games is how openly they have listened to the players involved in the Beta. Whilst still having a long list of shortcomings to overcome, the design team is willing to hear what the gamers have to say. Today it was announced that a player elected panel similar to EVE Online’s Council of Stellar Management will be put in place to serve as a bridge between the main player base and the developers:
Greetings DUST 514 Community,
For those of you that don’t know me, I’m CCP Dolan, and I run the EVE Online Council of Stellar Management (CSM). We at CCP have been looking into creating a similar group for DUST 514.
We came to the conclusion that the best group of people to help design the future of this player run organization, which we have yet to officially name, was the players themselves.
I have asked the DUST 514 Development and Community Teams to submit to me a list of some of the most helpful, active, and knowledgeable community members. Representatives from the DUST 514 teams and I will be sitting down and interviewing these candidates to try and identify the best fits for what we will be tentatively calling the DUST 514 War Council (until we come up with a permanent name). We will then be looking at all of these interviews and selecting a council to make up the very first beta version of the War Council.
This appointed council will work closely with us in establishing a voting system, working with teams regarding upcoming features, and generally serving a similar role to the EVE Online CSM.
As this is a beta version of the council, we ask the community as a whole to be tolerant with any growing pains that the council will no doubt experience.
More details about term length, possible summits, council size, etc. will be announced soon. We hope that both the CSM and the War Council can work together towards making the EVE Universe the best it possibly can be.
Please feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback in this thread.
This is a move in a good direction, specially given how easily could DUST 514 become CCP Game’s flagship product. So
On other news, a titan crashed in Caldari prime, somehow the atmosphere didn’t burnt to a crisp here is the video: