It seems the week was not as calm as I thought it was. I do not watch streams and I have decided to step away from several areas of Eve media for a bit. Because of that, I've slowly acquired second hand knowledge of things that are coming.
It seems that links are headed towards being on grid. This I learned second hand from a stream that CCP Fozzie was on. I don't know what stream or when. It is not surprising news. Changes to links were always dependent on Brain in a Box. With that deployed it looks like CCP has made their decision to change links. I have no knowledge of what their plans are.
I have also seen some references to Rorqual sized mining drones. This, as far as I understand, was announced and shared at Eve Down Under. I did not know it was on the board nor do I have any further details about it. I will assume that it was during something CCP Larrikin discussed as that he is the lead on Capital changes.
CCP Fozzie has also released the Logistic Frigate stats on the forums. With that is the changes to remote repair modules, their tiericide and the fall off information. CCP Fozzie has included graphs in the forum post.
There have been some worries about Command Destroyers cropping up. We've reached out to CCP Rise and his team with questions about chaining jumps and are nullified ships exempt. Hopefully, we will hear some further details. There appears to be both excitement and apprehension in the air about their ability to move other ships and what that will do to the future of fights.
Outside of game design, the Art Team has released a dev blog discussing the future of filth. It seems we are dirty, dirty people. Your ship will get filthy being spun. Instead of looking into the fact that everyone has some quality control issues with their air scrubbers, we're going to wash the ships. I think its good we have clones because this station air must be damaging our lungs. It explains the captain quarters door?
You may see some new streams coming up on CCP's Twitch Channel. They are trying stuff out and seeing if it interests people. They've done things from playing Eve to showing concept art to baking. Poke your head in if you like to watch things and see how you do.
As is apparent, I'm woefully under informed this week as to what is going on in CCP development land. That has not escaped my notice. It is embarrassing to admit, but I'm not going to pretend I was in the know when I was not. As to what will happen? We will see. I am not overjoyed at having people ask me questions and opinions about changes I didn't know were happening. While the development teams are not obligated to the CSM our working relationship, is in my opinion, not where it should be. I'd like to believe that this disconnect will be cleared up. One way or another I'll keep you updated.