I've been commenting on the ongoing discussion on structures. The structure update development blog was released on Tuesday. There is good. There is bad. There is change.
If you go back to January of 2013 Two Step posted on the forums about his disagreement with CCP's perception of Player Owned Starbases and their need for attention. Two Step was a member of CSM7 at the time. It's been a long path to move from the threadnought created to looking at Team Game of Drones lay out a massive concept that will change how we do many things in the game. Two years and five months but we're here now. It hasn't been a smooth road and it still is not.
I've sat down with a lot of people over the past year+ and asked what they wanted from structures. We've gotten CCP Nullarbor into small soundboards. We've done surveys, filled out data sheets both internally and in public. We've written essays about this stuff and now we're starting to close in one the first changes. That is good but its not perfect yet. With the dev blog release there are some concerns. There is going to be a lot of change. On one side we are looking at the idea of a 'window' when you are docked to the POS.
I've sat down with people and discussed the loss of dscan for available pilots in space and how this will affect wormholers as they move through their chain. The conversation with CCP Nullarbor has been very good. He opened a #structure channel in the tweetfleet slack and he has been reading and responding to conversation there as well as the development blog. Things are still not in their final form and I beg of you to continue to share your doubts, concerns, and wants. I like where it has the potentual to go.
For things that are in their final stages, there is Entosis Link Testing on Sisi. We were asked to share this far and wide so that they can get as many people working with the mechanic as possible. See CCP Lebowski's dev post to join the Test Wars they have set up. For those interested in testing, more burner missions have arrived on Sisi.
For those participating CCP has expanded the PLEX for Good drive and added a silent auction. The auction finishes May 22nd, 2015 at 23:59:59.
Last Year I asked CCP Manifest for the video from Eve's Museum of Modern Art exhibit. He said he would get it for me. The end of that path has finally come to flower and on Tuesday CCP released the video they had created. I am guessing that it had to wait for the exhibit to finish its display or something technical and legal. It is well worth the watch. I wrote about it earlier this week. I find it to be a very beautiful look into the game. I also feel 100% responsible for making this happen! When people ask, "Sugar what did you do on the CSM?" I shall proudly say brought the MOMA exhbit to youtube. You can also view it in 4k.
I was able to make Monday's meeting. I won't make next Monday's meeting because of work. Such is that entire employment thing.