So, when I was pointed there to read Mittens's latest address to his troops, I was a bit skeptical. Still, the leak seemed real enough, and is mostly written in Mittens's style (or maybe he was just a little tired when he wrote it). There's also very little new information here that wasn't in his last address, the one that was leaked to EN24 in late July. In particular, GSF will be finishing the job of pushing NC Reloaded out of Pure Blind, but taking it slow and steady to discourage being overwhelmed by supercaps. There's also some discussion of their new Welpfleet doctrine (essentially, cheap buffered Hurricanes).
Still, among all the :words:, one sentence jumped out at me. It's part of the justification for what GSF will be doing in PB:
The Technetium party cannot last forever, and we cannot trust CCP to rebalance moons with any kind of competence – just look at what happened during the dys/prom nerf.
The statement is true, forward-looking... probably prescient... but also quite interesting. There's definitely some 0.0 sov mechanic changes coming in the winter expansion. That much is clear from CCP Soundwave's keynote at EVE Vegas and recent devblogs. But has he or anyone else at CCP said anything in public about a moon rebalance as part of this effort? It's not in any of the transcripts, Tweets, or blogging for EVE Vegas that I've seen. It's certainly not come up in any recent devblog (though we're promised another new devblog from Greyscale and/or Soundwave soonish). Did it maybe come up in one of the videos for the Alliance Tournament that I missed?
Have I missed some kind of public hint or announcement about this?
Reliable rumor has it that GSF is looking for a way to fund its reimbursement program without using moongoo to do it. If that's true, it would be a pretty remarkable change from what's been the bedrock policy of virtually every 0.0 alliance's PvP reimbursement funding source for quite a while now.
Did I miss the announcement... or is Mittens just being super-cautious? Or... just maybe... did Mittens hear something, in his capacity as CSM Chair, or while he had Soundwave slightly tipsy at some bar in Vegas?
Things that make you go hmmm...