On the Atlantic Ocean coast of the U.S., we get a lot of tropical storms and hurricanes. The U.S. Coast Guard maintains a series of Coastal Warning Display stations to warn people of their on-coming approach. There are two types of messages: "watches", indicating a storm might hit a particular patch of coast-line, and "warnings" which indicate that the storm almost certainly will hit that particular patch. And there are four levels of messages: small craft advisories, gale warnings, tropical storm warnings, and hurricane warnings.
At this time, I'd like to issue a Tropical Storm Watch for all high-sec incursions, courtesy of this post on the EVE-O forums from my old friend CCP Greyscale:
Hi everyone,We all know how Greyscale likes to "adjust" things after getting input from a CSM, right? I don't need to cover this again?
We're in the process of scheduling some developer time to review the Incursion content, and make adjustments as needed. We've got a stack of feedback from the CSM, and we'll hopefully be blogging about it in the near future.
I'd also point out that for the second time, the CSM seems to be opining on something that the bulk of them know little or nothing about, something that I thought Mittens said they weren't going to be doing. I don't recall seeing any of the CSM in incursion fleets. There are probably a lot of Goons jump-cloning out of null-sec to run high-sec incursions and therefore not available for invasions in Branch and Tenal, though. I suspect that has nothing at all with the CSM's input on the matter.
Those of you who were bitching at me for my thoughtful, measured adjustment of high-sec incursions might soon be dreaming about the day that something that minor was all that was in the weeds. ;-)
I may also have to have myself a good laugh if "Greyscale's CSM6" (null-sec members motivated by the potential loss of jump bridges) were pushed out by "Greyscale's CSM7" (high-sec bears motivated by the massive nerfing of high-sec incursions). There are, after all, a hell of a lot more high-sec bears than there are pilots in null-sec.
EDIT (12/Jan/2011): Meissa Anunthiel provides reason to relax... a bit. Consider this downgraded to a Gale Watch.