Remember, remember, the third of November... did I get that right?
Eve online: Parallax was released successfully full of bugs. It is not as bad as it could be. Brain in a Box was released and while it has been running wild in wormhole space, giggling and harassing the residents, for the most part the defects have been swiftly attacked.
Your skills might be broken. Your links may not work. Your wormhole life may be confusing now that you have eight high spots on your probing frigate. Duel training might not be what you'd like it to be. And if the POS or POCO that you shoot laughs at you, don't worry. Fires are being put out at good speed.
The new scanning interface has been released as an opted in beta feature. This has made some people mad. They don't want to be testers for CCP. I've learned that testing is a touchy subject and people don't want to put their free time into testing and everything should be perfect when released. If you don't like it, please go to your escape menu and opt out. However, the scanning is going to change. CCP Goliath has been amazing with his responsiveness. I direct all feedback to this thread because he is taking care of business.
On structures. Somewhere in the background I am gnawing through the structure blogs and updating the FAQ. However, we've made progress on having large Citadel deployed from Orca. This was due to the 'I have capitals in my wormhole and need a large for them but I cannot deploy one until I build a one time use freighter just to deploy it,' circle that it created. People where mad after Vegas. Hopefully, they will be less mad.
I've also put up two posts in the Faction Warfare section of the forums. One is about anchoring Citadels and the effects on the war zone. The other is about bonuses for the controlling faction for their Citadels. I've gone back and forth with CCP Nullarbor about my concerns with being able to put a dockable structure in a system which currently has docking restrictions to NPCs. As the Citadel release date nears, I'm tapping into the community to try to cover this topic to the best of my ability before the release of them. Then, when people yell at me I can wag my finger and go, "Nuh uh."
"Is CCP ever going to rebalance [x module]?" Yes. When they get to it. More module rebalancing is now out by CCP Larrikin. He is touching Warp Disruption Field Generators and going over Neuts and Nos. The side effects of some of these changes is that I have seen complaints about the increases in distances. Thoughts?
CCP Larrikin is also running his own Capital Ship Soundboard. As with CCP Fozzie's T3D soundboard, the CSM is not involved in the setup or running of these project. While they are similar to the idea Sion floated, it is not the idea he presented. CSM members may apply and may or may not be selected. I believe CSM members can request a 'watcher' status as Mike did for the T3D discussion but I have not looked into this.
The presentations from Eve Vegas are all up and avilable on the Uploads channel of CCP's Eve Online YouTube page. I don't have a link for you because my tablet and the app are not agreeig with what I want. CCP Quant's presentation has been wrapped into a dev blog with all of his delicious graphs. There is a lot of information here for the information hungry. We got to see this at the Summit and I am very pleased that it has been released.
It has been a bumpy week. Manifred Sideous was removed from the CSM by CCP. There will not be further details from CCP about this. Because it is 'drama' people immediately wanted public statements. This always makes me squint and narrow my eyes. It is that crossover between real world politics when media storms happen around people and the virtual position and what people expect from it. You will not see me resigning over it. As the information has been presented, I understand the reasons and am comfortable with CCP's decision.
CSMX has suffered a loss of members. Corebloodbrother's resigned. Gorga was removed for inactivity. Manifred has removed by CCP. It has spawned rumors that the CSM is being dissolved. Those were supported by a comment made by a developer. Other's say that we are useless and the process is a joke and a popularity contest. I'm always a bit let down when i see people that I like and respect call the CSM a joke. It may be my failing that I've not proven the value that the CSM can have. It is very clear that there is still a lot of murky, opaque walls blocking things.
Someone noticed I seem resigned about the skill trading system that was presented. That is because I am and I believe that it is going to go forward. That leaves me in a situation where I can dig in my heels and say no and in general have a snit fit over it. Or, I can express my grievances and disagreement and then move forward to collect the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of the players and do my best to put energy into make the system the best that it canbe. I'm not sure which is the correct choice or if this makes me a hypocrite. It is the one I've decided to make. If I am going to preach working for what you want, communicating, and spout goals of making Eve the best that I can, I have to actually try to do that.
That leaves a talk next weekend. I'll try to get Corbexx along and Thoric said yes. I should be able to run two next Sunday if that is of interest.