As encouraging as it is to see CCP take on things they could not be arsed to take on for years (knowing full well they had to), I'm still a little torn about how they take on things.Yep, steel on target.
It all strikes me as something barely above the patchwork level of affairs they went by for the past few years. Engaging on something is good, but it strikes me as taking on something between shortcuts and low cost investments of resources.
I'm with CCP PrismX on the POS topic, time to end the love/hate affair: replace the construct, phase out the old.
Check the date on this post that I wrote regarding some predictions for the winter expansion. In that post, I wrote:
The winter expansion will include the three remaining racial CQs, whatever mini-features we've been seeing that CCP can scrape together in time for late December (new cynos, time dilation, super cap nerfs, ship spinning, logi warp speed, new font, Dram nerf, a few other rebalances hastily thrown together), and that's... pretty much it.Again, check the date that I wrote that.(1) ;-) As amazing as all of the features we're going to see for the winter expansion are, they're really just "patchwork" fixes for stuff that already exists in the game. If you stop and really think about it, there are no new game play features in Crucible.
And that's only the second time that's happened in EVE Online that I'm aware of. The first time was called "Incarna".
(1) If I were ever elected to the CSM, the hardest thing about it for me would be to shut up about predicting stuff because I read between the lines of what was and wasn't happening. ;-) I suspect CCP would take a dim view of me saying "I didn't break NDA! I just figured out what had to happen next."