It does not feel that long ago that I was writing CSM9 - Day 7, and starting this project of documenting my time on the CSM. This week has been a quiet one for me. A good bit of that is my fault. I was in a class for work all week and then work on Saturday. That all limited my time on Skype and caused me to miss one of our meetings. I spent the evenings catching up. Fortunately, some interesting things have happened.
Eve Down Under happened this weekend. There was a keynote with several interesting bits. They revealed a new in game mapping system. Joystick support has been moved up to the ‘should be coming’ point, and a new trailer was released.
The new player sourced trailer is excellent. As a player it makes me go, “Hell yes!” Non players have been reacting well to it. It is technical enough to echo the game but clear and emotional enough to catch people. The assumption from non-players that this is acted scripts has been soundly squashed by Eve players as they come across it. It is a very interesting look into the assumptions people make about marketing.
I’ve been doing some answers on Reddit. Long, long answers. I’ve also made a new account to sit in rookie chat and help. CCP, the ISD, and the GMs have been busy but there are over two thousand people in the rookie channel. I’ve been dragging people out for 1 on 1 problem solving. I’m finding people are getting lost, very lost. I’m walking them back through their missions and through the systems they are in. I’m showing them DOTLAN and in general just giving them someone to lean on while they work through confusion.
Steve has done a slow roll of the ‘things’ project. The things project is an attempt to crowd source ideas and topics in such a way that people can vote and CCP can see the results. At the start of our term we discussed our desire to do this. Steve was waiting for SSO so that people would have to log in for their voting. With that done he let its existence be known in a few places and went from there. Now, however, I’d like to give it a bit more exposure.
I have also asked Steve to give me a section for War Decs as I seek to pool and work through all of the excellent feedback, thought, and opinion that I have been receiving on this subject. With the Winter Summit two months away, I need to make sure I am prepared and to do that, I need all of you. Otherwise I am only representing myself. I’m quite comfortable doing so but I think that I can do even better than that.
To add to that, Steve has also started a lexicon. I do envy his skills. I have one that I started writing a while ago. It is quite an exhausting endeavor to remember and catalog that much information.
Corbexx, Mike, and I have all had people come to us and ask about scout sites for incursions. I chatted with CCP Affinity about this and she let me share that the calls to rebalance scout sites have been heard. We’re not going to see this until sometime in the first quarter of next year. Her time is already booked for Rhea and beyond. Still, another thing done and taken care of.
Corbexx also had another of his wormhole meetings. I’d have attended. He told me it was last week when I was off. Then he goes, “Oops!” It turns out that it was instead, this week when I work. I think he planned it that way!
We are just over two weeks to Rhea.