CSM9 Report: Week Twenty SixXander Phoena
MinutesIt was promised that you would have the Minutes in your hands by 31st October and I confidently predicted here and elsewhere that we would hit that target. You can read them here and if you have the time, I suggest you should. Before we go into what some of the key takeaways were from my perspective, I’d like to state here that I wasn’t just blown away by how quickly CCP turned around this set of Minutes, I am hugely impressed by how much made it through their screening process. Very little is cut out. Something else I’ll point out is I made every single session remotely with the exception of one (I was voting in the Scottish independence referendum) and I was very pleased with that. One thing I will note is, despite how good Microsoft Lync is, it is a lot more difficult to be in and involved in the minute-by-minute conversation than someone who is physically sat at the table in Reykjavik. As you will see from the Minutes, it certainly isn’t impossible but you do need pick and choose your moment a little more. Of course, when I felt it important, I made sure I was heard (space fedoras anyone?). But here are the key things people seem to be discussing around the Minutes and the information contained therein…
AWOXingSo for those of you who haven’t read the Minutes, the key information here is that if you shoot a corpmate in high sec, you can expect a rapid and violent response from our friends in CONCORD. This news has created some consternation both within the CSM and the playerbase at large. Some consider this a continuation down the ‘slippery slope’ that is making Eve safer, particularly in high sec. I can empathise with this position to a degree but I also listened carefully to what was said by CCP to CSM9. We all know that PCU is down. We know from CCP Seagull’s interview here on CZ that Eve is far from rude health. I am not saying Eve should be dumbed down to accommodate new players but for me, this is one change I can live with. Eve is hard and always should remain so but this change is one concession that is likely worth it. Some players disagree with me. Some CSM members disagree vehemently. I’m not 100% sold but let’s see how it plays out.
SovereigntyThe null sec discussions were always going to be fascinating. We’ve seen the fallout with the jump changes but another key part of the discussion is sovereignty. The key quote from Fozzie is here:
CCP Fozzie: We are down to two systems we’d like to look at. We’re looking at prototyping two different high level options. The two are a very occupancy based system and a extremely freeform sovless system where it is cut down to the bare necessities and all the infrastructure is independent of each other. I have my own thoughts on this one and you can read CSM9’s questions and thoughts on it in those sessions. I would love to hear your opinions on which of the options presented you would prefer and why. Either mail me directly or drop a comment below. Of course, in relation to this, Greyscale had arguably the best quote of the entire Summit:
CCP Greyscale: We do not want to make anything ever again that cannot be blown up.
IsboxerThe Team Security session was one I had specifically requested with CCP Leeloo to cover the thorny issue of the legality of Isboxer with the relevant devs. This session ended up going over a whole heap of fascinating (and mostly understandably NDAed) stuff but did eventually swing around to Isboxer and the issue with bombers. Key quote regarding duplicating inputs is here:
CCP Peligro: So that’s input duplication right? Whether or not that’s a breach of section 6-b is a bit of a grey area, it’s not clear cut. I don’t see us sanctioning it though, but it is something I’d like input from you guys on. I will be providing feedback of course. Especially given…