CCP has started to trickle back into the office but it has been very, very quiet.
Some of the features for Proteus have been updated on the test server. The new asteroid environment is available on Sisi. Steve went and tested it. He reported that his FPS did not drop or choke on the new graphics. I highly advise people to go and do some checking on their own to see how their graphics cards are handling the environment. The environment looks very busy and cluttered but it does not affect cloaking. That was a major worry that popped up on twitter.
There may be a mass test on Tuesday for those that enjoy participating in those. Keep your eye out on the test forums. Also the new Ore items are in game. Per one poster they are currently over priced. The other tiericde items appear not to be in the game. Most of the development teams are still out so the update is not the full release.
With the general downtime due to the holidays for CCP I've been occupying myself combing through Eve mail and building my Summit documents. Two weeks to go! I also found a few eve-mails I did not respond to back in September. The week that I was at the summit I read mails but did not respond to them all. I mailed each of those people. I try to respond to everything so I'm always a bit embarrassed when I miss something.
Working through twenty seven pages of mail is going to take a bit but I expect to have it done by the end of next weekend. I break everything down into its proper header and then put that under the summit topic it belongs with. Loose topics I just try to organize and I skim over them near the end of each session and bring up what does or may fit into that session. Organization is very important. A lot of information is going back and forth and it would be easy to miss things.
I had my interview with Cap Stable for CSMX. Next weekend I'll have my monthly Open Q&A. That should keep me fully occupied up to the Summit itself.