Ah, to be able to wake up in the morning, not the middle of the night. The summit is over and the minutes should be out soon(tm) But impressions are allowed as a bit of an advance teaser so here we go
Engagement (more from Team Astro Sparkle) This is one of those things I really care about. I really like the things like in game events such as Frostline and Bloody Omir. It was funny to see some CSM sit back as they honestly did not even know that these were a thing unless somebody took the time to tell them.
Lowsec/Factional Warfare aka the Sugar show. We are really going to feel the void she will leave behind, next term.She brought up a lot of issues, some old and some new but all VERY valid. I think next years CSM would be well advised to try to disconnect FW and Lowsec into two different sections.
Web Team Ever get told something that makes you sad but also nodding, knowing that it is time? Yeah, this session.
Structures x 2 (Double session on Citadels etc) This one was long and I was at a low moment in energy so I really apologize to hisec folks that I did not make the best showing. I DO wish I could have been more forceful in what I wanted in these sessions but . . . remote is remote and the end of a third all nighter . . . sorry all.
Citadel Playtest (with CCP Mimic and friends) OK, I am a fanboy of cool looking things and seeing stuff like this in action made me just giggle. Being the first one to figure out how to get the bloody fighters out was even better and I did taunt the others that the carebear got there first. Me, in a Carrier, targeting devs. The dream is real, people.
New Player Experience aka where Mike gets noisy, remote or not. I had pages printed out and a lot to say, here and I got through a lot of it. Dammit I want new players to stay, to learn the game enough to like it or hate it. Not just wander away, confused.
Team Size Matters A session where I took no notes but I am glad others did. This one had a lot of discussion centered around the prices of things.
EVE Launcher Who does not like it? Wave so the drones can confirm their target lock.
Third Party and Crest aka the Steve show. This one opened our eyes wide, more than once.
EVE Metrics A lot of give and take but some of it was spent watching the arcane process involved in actually formulating a request for data. Watching a pro do it makes you appreciate that they do NOT have all the numbers instantly to hand.
Summit Review With the EP (Seagull and the CSM recap and close the summit) Of all the sessions this might have been the most heated one. And MAYBE the most productive. We will see.
Overall? There was a lot of drama outside of the center stage of the summit. It had NO visible effect on the summit itself. We are not done, not by a long shot and I will reserve final judgement for this season when the last two months conclude. Yup, we still are in office for two more months and there is no such thing as a lame duck.
You have something you want taken to the devs? You have issues? Keep em coming. Once the Minutes come out you will have some more to ask, complain, cheer. I look forward to hearing from you.
fly it like you won it