CCP Fozzie has released a small interceptor tweak. Interdictors are also being retouched for fine detailing. The thread about it is up. This is not a rebalance where the ships gain complete new roles and identities. This is focused on fine tuning.
I have spoken up about the fact that the situation where Titans were being bumped out of POS shields was not acceptable to me. I’ve voiced my disagreement as have other players. CCP Fozzie has posted changes to cyno usage outside of POS force fields. I am not fully happy with this change. I am happy that it will stop the Titan bumping issue. I am not happy with not being able to light cynos on shields. I feel that it will negatively affect tackling ships hugging force fields and I have expressed that. The topic came up in one of our Summit Meetings with CCP Fozzie as he noted in the thread.
CCP Fozzie also put up the dev blog for the stats on burner missions. The concept of more burner missions, different types of burner missions, as well as different ways to access burner missions has not been forgotten.
The new notification system has been released on Sisi.
What have I been up to in Iceland? Welp, I’ve been talking. I feel as if I’ve been talking a lot. I’m tired of talking but I walk away from the Summit feeling that I did well. My personal view does not change but I’m not just carrying my personal view to these discussions. That means topic to topic and session to session changes as I work through all of the different views, thoughts and desires.
Three days of meetings have left me happy how productive that time has been and the seriousness and depth that CCP brings the CSM into the process.
CCP Affinity caught up with me and let me know the state of my PvE little thing project. I was quite excited. It lets me see some of my pet projects completed.
These will be November fixes:
- Escalations are being fixed. CCP Affinity rolled up her sleeves and is cleaning up the spawning and escalation rates.
- Adding in squad warp to escalation sites.
- The unrated DED site Guristas Hallucinogen Supply Waypoint escalation’s MWD restriction will be fixed.
- Blood Raider Intelligence Collection Point is a 3/10 that still has a MWD restriction.
- Microwarpdrives in 3/10 DED complexes that still have restrictions are being fixed.
- Reference to Karin Midular being alive are being corrected.
- COSMOS missions are being fixed. They ate broken in several ways and this pass by CCP Affinity should fix many of the complaints that I have received.
As for Epic Arc missions that are not giving standings? Please submit a petition about the fact that you did not gain the standings so that they can be properly applied.
“Sugar! What about all of the other things I sent you?” I get a lot of ideas for PvE and changes for PvE but right now I am presenting broken PvE to CCP.
We sat down with the team who built the new industry interface. We discussed what is still bothering people and still being requested. CCP posed a question to the CSM about teams usage and asked us to dig into it. What they would like to know is what makes you pick the teams that you pick or what makes you not pick teams if you do not pick them. What is appealing? What is not? What is the interpreted value of one team over another and their various gains and associated costs?
Response, write, comment, poke, post, or chat with me so that I can pull some of this together and see what we have and what we are thinking as players when it comes to this feature.
This particular bit of direct developer request for feedback from the playerbase on their usage came with our POS discussion. This is not a question about hopes and dreams it is a question about actual, current use.
- What do you use your POS for?
- How many?
- Why do you use a POS?
- What does POS ownership mean to you?
The other question was about POS shields and what that protected bit of space means to each individual. Is the POS a dock? Is it a ‘safe’ zone? Is it a fleet gather point? Is it storage? What is that shielded space to you? It is an opportunity for input into the process that I am running with. Corbexx has already received a huge amount of feedback which is sensible for wormhole space.
When I posed the question to one person, in an attempt to explain my wish to be told what a POS actually is I used an example of a POS that has a moon miner on it but it is really a parking spot for a super carrier. If that POS is just looked at its mining a moon for materials. Maybe for a reaction farm? Maybe for ISK? But, its owner may consider it their super parking spot instead.
We have what seems to be a solid process to get the minutes done, processed, and out to the public in good time. I’m looking forward to starting that on Wednesday and writing myself dry.
Eve Vegas is next month as well. I’ll be floating around for anyone that wants to say hi. For now I’m packing up and heading back home. I’ll say this week has been productive and well worth the time.