Does not mean that I’ve have done nothing.
Or that we (the CSM) have been slacking off. Far from it. Thing is, as usual, we have little we can bring before you until CCP devs say it first. It is part of the deal of being on the CSM and the dreaded three letters, NDA.
Sometimes we have been listened to, sometimes we have not. But then this happens in any relationship (Those of you who are married know what I mean) Some topics of discussion wil never see the light of day and it is supposed to be that way. As a result things look quiet, from the outside.
But here we are, three months in and rapidly approaching the first summit for CSM9. Topics are being chosen, positions being built. We have survived TWO releases, Kronos and Crius, and are rapidly approaching a third, Hyperion. With quicker turnaround our topics shift and grow and if they are not talking about something you know a lot about . . . wait five minutes. But do not wait too long . . . or the topic will shift again.
Fortunately we have had managed to maintain a good turnaround time with the CSM being there for questions from CCP. Sometimes it is just a chat pointer to the forums for us to comment before they go public soon after. By soon it could be hours, not days. I marvel at how fast things do change and the turnaround of work that I see from my side of the fence.
There are times that I hate the NDA. When I am on a podcast (like Podside, for example) and I have to quiet down just as the discussions hit interesting topics because I don’t want to wander too close to things I know or should not talk about. I have a WIDE span for those rules so you cannot use my silence as a ‘getting warmer’ type indicator. But silence . . . I am a chatty kind of guy and so you should know and understand that if I am not chatting with you I am probably finding some other outlet for my voice.
Yup, send sympathy notes to Fozzie, Leeloo, Falcon, Rise, Logibro et al
fly it like you won it