Take another look at this graphic:
It's how CCP Unifex is going to position future EVE expansions: in an Apocrypha-like way, they'll say that the theme for winter is, say, "Wormhole space expansion". And as part of that theme, they'll maybe have a new couple of ships, a small piece of the POS revamp, some additional PvE, some additional exploration. Then the next expansion's theme is "Sov space", and that will include some sov changes, some POS changes, some PvE, some more new ships, some more exploration. Et cetera.
"Look for what's missing," I say from time to time. Did you notice the thing that was missing?
Here's how I put it in an e-mail to one of the CSM this week:
Therefore, they're going to have to re-market the game to us if they're going to proceed with this strategy that Unifex laid out. What is implied by his cute little graphic but isn't SAID is that it could now be two or three expansions before the POS revamp is completely done. That's why that arrow for POSes spreads from spring to winter to spring... He didn't mean exactly that, of course, but sooner or later players are gonna figure it out and start asking if that's what he meant.And needless to say, Two step knows this... and isn't happy. I get where he's coming from. I do, particularly for people living in wormholes. Living out of a POS is hell, hell, hell. And I want the POS revamp as much as the next guy. But at the expense of adding actual game play? Ummmm... not so sure. And yes, I've heard the Ultima Online house analogy. But until I can plant a flower box outside my POS, I don't buy it. EVE ain't Minecraft.
Now keep in mind that there's lots of ways to solve this problem. They could solve the problem in a much easier way: let players plant station eggs in w-space, particularly if you combine that with destructible stations. I'm not saying that's the solution. I'm saying that there are other solutions that are just as valid as the massive POS revamp needing an entire expansion.
But if you want to express anger over this, then Two step's linked the forum post to do it in.
Still reading the CSM Summit Minutes. I'm on page 40-something.