This will summit. If we try to get the minutes out the following day as we were able to do in January for the second CSM9 summit the week will go like this for me: Arrive Sunday morning around 7am, be disoriented and jet lagged, try to get to sleek at a reasonable time, up at 7, breakfast, walk to CCP's office, summit starts at 9, meetings till 6-7pm, find dinner, work on minutes, maybe socialize and talk more Eve after hours, work on minutes, go to bed around 1-2. Wake up, work on minutes at breakfast, wash, rinse and repeat.
Most of my time is focused on notes and discussion topics for the various sessions. I have unresolved issues from last session. I also have new things that have come to the table. I try to get in as much as I can.
Not everything is covered in the summit. Some are more held by individuals rather then teams and we discuss them regularly or they are worked on as the person as time. Other things are not on the plan between this summit and the next one. We could discuss them but the summit focuses first on things that have happened and need to be gone over and things that are coming up. Not every single thing gets discussed. We'd need another week.
As for things in game, it looks as if we are getting more timers. Eyes have spied jump cloak and nullification timers on Sisi. I went to look myself. The jump cloak timer covers things like jump through a wormhole, not just a gate. This timer is showing up in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
Wormholes are also showing their polarization timers. There is a circular orange timer around the wormhole icon that counts down. When you mouse over it you can see how long you have until you can jump again. If you try to jump you get the lovely popup telling you that you cannot.
Timers have been requested for quite a while. A quick scan gave me a post from Febuary 2013. The question about polarization timers was how do we show you what polarization you have for what wormhole. A stack of timer icons would grow unwieldy and complicated as it attempted to follow you around and you found yourself polarized to wormholes you were no longer interested in. Attaching them to the in space icon itself is quite elegant.
CCP Quant dropped some numbers on reddit in a response to a topic discussing the number of alt accounts vs the number of actual players. CCP Larrikin kept to the forums and released some of the alliance tournament stats.
There is also an exploit notification up in the game news. I am still pushing for some collected spot in the game or on the website for all of these notifications. I do not feel that digging through the news for the last several years is a reasonable expectation for when someone thinks they have found the newest, cleverest way to get away with something.
Last week I was on a mostly Eve free vacation. I did log in on Wednesday to see that the fields were burning yet again. In a way, the last month has been a steady erosion of the free flowing relationship between CCP and the player base. As someone who advocated and supported increased interaction across multiple media platforms watching it burn down has been disappointing. I also feel as if my efforts helped us reach this point. It is a lot to think about with how poorly things and have and how wrong my hopes have turned out to be. Nevertheless my dreams of easy and open communication have mostly been shattered.