When we spoke to Eve’s Senior Producer John Lander last month, he explained that CCP has some qualms about letting Eve players access certain in-game functions through their mobile devices. “What are we able to properly develop and support without taking away from the core spaceship game?" he asked, citing auction house access, ship fitting and skill training queues as elements they were uncertain to allow API access to. Yet, CCP’s Vita Neocom app for Dust 514 seems able to access all these elements.
John Lander is the Senior Producer at EVE Online; he started as a IBM project manager and his focus is bringing organisation to EVE. We talked to him about war, the Mittani and the brutality of EVE’s ethos. (This interview took place before The Burning of Jita in April.)