And this is it. This is my last update post for CSM9. Thank you. I feel that we’ve accomplished a lot this year.
These weekly updates started off as a way for me to share what I was doing and my thoughts. They expanded into snapshots of what is going on in game with commentary where it is needed. I like the format in general and may keep it without the CSM aspect once I have finished my time on the CSM. If I am on CSMX I will continue them.
Fanfest is next week. The announcements of the CSMX elections will be on the 19th at the Keynote. I’ve been asked if we are told the results before hand. The answer is no. We find out when everyone else does when it shows up on the stage. Right now, I’m not worried about the results. Those chips have already fallen. I want to thank you all for taking the time to engage, vote, and be a part of this process. The candidacy period is, I think, the hardest part about running for the CSM. From here on its just the easy stuff of getting work done.
I only know a handful of things that will happen at fanfest. What I do know, I am very excited about. You can casually multiply the number of verys to get a good idea about how excited I am. Work we have been putting in for most of the term is starting to bear fruit. It is a wonderful thing to see. On top of that the schedule has not one but two low sec roundtable sessions. One that is Faction Warfare oriented and one that is non-Faction Warfare oriented. I didn’t ask for them they just happened and that is a enormous win for low sec. That is recognition of our existence and of the two vastly different sides that make up low sec low sec space. I’m glowing. This type of acknowledgment is a quiet, powerful change.
CCP is working on Fanfest. Team 5-0 has created a sov survey that they’d like you to fill out where they are trying to address some of the finer detail. There is also an Entosis feedback thread that is exploding all over the place. There are multiple sov roundtables to discuss at fanfest as well. Once all of that is done and gathered I think we’ll start seeing the first round of changes and feedback.
The rest of this weeks dev blogs have been about fanfest. You can go and read them if you are interested. The main thing I will point out is that the HD stream is free this year and there is a schedule on the twitch channel. The low sec round tables are both on Friday and I will be at them both. As I have done each Eve event I attend, I will take notes as I can and try to provide rehashes of the round tables that I am able to attend. I am still working on my personal schedule of where I want to be, when.
While CSM9 is done, CCP is not. I had to drop everything to read and respond to some little things this week. That always makes me happy. CSM9 will transition in CSMX. There will be another week or two until Leeloo kicks CSM9 out. I suspect it depends on how long it takes NDAs to get filed and confluence to get up and running for the new members. If a significant number of CSM9 transitions to CSMX that will smooth the process and allow the rest of CSM9 to step down.
I'll write some reflections but I won't promise them now. I may be hip deep in CSMX and to busy to working on the future to ponder the past. We will see.
My CSM term is done and I am still excited about the future.