“Well, well, well. “Scotty drawled. “Look what got dragged in to Cat.”
Mike grinned and shrugged. “I don’t think that is how that sayin goes. I am here on a mix, business and pleasure. The pleasure be that of buying a few rounds for you and the boys.”
“And the business?”
“Scouting sites . . . thinking of putting up a Citadel one of these days and I like these stomping grounds. But first I have a lot of learning to do.” Mike grimaced.
“Well, at least you are not all caught up in Minutes, this year.” Scotty looked at his sideways as they headed for the bar.
“I still read them of course, just don’t worry if they spelled my name right.” Mike tried to keep a straight face.
“You miss it, don’t you?”
Mike sighed. “I do, don’t know why or what but I do miss the whole process.”
“Well then, we have just the cure for you. You can buy us drinks and explain the damn things to us. Pretend that you are still a caring community type.”
Mike laughed and nodded. “Sounds good, Maybe I will get it out of my system.”
Soon enough he was holding court in a local bar and letting any who wandered in hear his opinion of what the high and mighty were up to.
“To start with you have to understand that this was unusual right from the start. ALL 14 councilors made it to the summit. Usually some of would remote presence in and/or just no even try. We were not always ‘invited’ or able to assign the time to the meetings so the ‘powers that be’ [ccp] have never dealt with this large an invasion of capsuleers into their inner sanctum. Larger rooms and more voices would, for me, be a concern.
The First sessions were ‘here is how we work, this is what we do, followed by ‘this is what we have planned’. Best takeaway your average pilot could use is knowing who does what. What team to watch if you have a specific interest. In the short term things may be fairly solidified as to what is coming but as we move into the next year possibilities open up. Then they asked the council for suggestions for the roadmap . . . ” Mike chuckled softly.
•New Space and Stargates -Noobman•More frequent balancing -Mr Hyde, TheJudge•Ability to influence gates in already known space -Aryth•Better and more engaging NPCs -Sullen•Expanded and better Mining Gaming -Steve•More high-risk, high reward PvE -Gorski•More Social PvE –Jin’taan•Better experience after the first week- Innominate•Better experience in large fight situations -Bobmon•Structures, space and their customization -Kyle•Giving players the ability to create missions to give other players morecontent- Fafer•Instant action -Fafer•Graphic Creation Toolkit for content creators -Xenuria•More personalized assets -Nashh
there is an assumption that CCP doesn’t want to make more content like this, and that this assumption isn’t really true.
•The IGB removal and covering all of its functionality.•Some performance optimization for the post-processing system•Item packs for starter packs•Removal of the Login queue•One-Click Purchase (with further discussion regarding fraud and hackingconcerns)Engineering Complexes
When the topic of standings with FW was brought up, CCP Burger brought up thatthey’re looking a bit into this and all sorts of expanded possibilities to actuallymake standings matter.