Sunday, August 24, 2014

CSM9 - Day 112

This is a short post for a long week.

On Tuesday, Hyperion will arrive. I’ve spent the last several weeks going over the basics. I advise everyone to read the patch notes for details as to what is happening on Tuesday.

The Burner Missions are on Sisi. Yes, they were released very late. However, testing has been hot and heavy on them and tweaks have been happening to adjust the strength. There should be a patch going in today that will be their released state. To sum up the dev posts from the test server feedback: CCP Fozzie has said that they will continue to adjust them as needed. The rewards are not correct on SiSi due to how the mission system works. He has also been able to solo them in a T2 frigate with T2 modules. They do not need a fleet to kill but yes, they are very hard and require a lot of thought into fitting. That is the point.

The incursion changes are also live on Sisi and seem to be going well. The incursion community has been fantastic about testing and giving feedback about what they want.

I spent most of this week reading. It takes up a surprising amount of time to keep up with a series of threadnoughts and internal discussions. I broke from my normal habit of keeping CSM focused posts to Sunday because of SomerBLINK simply because my blog is the way that many people follow what I am doing as a CSM member. The normal day-to-day things can hold until Sunday but this was one where I felt that I needed to make my stance and activity clearly known. I also kept up with the threads, posts, reddit, eve-mails, and conversations in game about the topic. It was a very information-dense set of days when you mix in the meetings with CCP.

My open Q&A was yesterday. It was small, most people were off watching the Alliance Tournament. However, I had two good discussions where I dragged the flu infected Corbexx along and we chatted about Hyperion, wormholes, ganking, newbies, and the CSM members as individuals and the general process. I've already received a few eve-mails with feedback from questions and the discussion. Thank you to those who took the time to write.

We’ve been active in skype and on the CSM forums. The Summit is quickly approaching. I’ve been working on my list of things players have brought to me. Once Hyperion hits the ground we will pick up and keep running towards the next release.

Thankfully, the second half of the week was not like the first. I was even able to sneak in some in space time for a nice little brawl against the Militia and unwind with some Eve Online.

That sums it up.

3 comments:

  1. I don't suppose you've pinged someone at CCP on the horrible z-arrow axis in scanning problem? I'd happily trade that one fix for everything in Hyperion.

    Arguably it is more Corbexx's department (I hope it made his list of little wspace things, which I have not seen), but it affects people in kspace too. Anyone who scans. So I hope that you start poking developers about it.

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  2. Does the CSM get an transparency report at the summit about the PLEX-Code sellers and their affiliate program? Does the CSM think that it would be helpful to know who is earning money with that? Does CCP even have those numbers or is that stuff the certified sellers make on there own?

    I think it would really help to know that CCP is aware of who makes money in which extend and as a long term player it would be interesting to know this stuff too. Why am I so curious about that?

    Find enough people to get 100 accounts paid through your affiliate program, assuming you get 1$ each, thats 100$ each month. With that kind of income you can support a very decent media infrastructure + an eve account. In a game with hundreds of thousands of subscribers 100 isn't that hard to achieve.
    Does dotlan get enough to run his great service? Can the big alliance leaders afford a nice living on affiliate programs? Would be nice to know, don't you think?

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    1. Would that information be interesting? Maybe, but I'm sure it would violate several privacy laws to give it out. It would be no different if I went to your HR office and asked them how much you make.

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