So, CCP holiday time has started in earnest, and it didn't help of course that there was a U.S. holiday this week as well. As a result, there wasn't a whole lot happening this week. For my own part, I had a work-related project mid-week that limited my EVE Online activities. So I myself missed the stake-holder meeting that happened on July 4. Fortunately, those that could attend filled in those of us who couldn't make it (thanks in particular to Ali Aras and Mike Azariah on that score!).
This week, we also got the go-ahead to announce the dates of the CSM/CCP Summer Summit. It will take place during the last week of August, the 28th through the 30th. As of right now, the decisions are being made about who is going to go, and the CSM is being asked for our input on that score, of course. Your humble narrator will be in attendance thanks to the efforts of all of you who voted for me. ;-)
Xander Phoena continues his quest to interview two CSM8 members per month. This past week, it was progodlegend and Ali Aras, and it was quite an interesting discussion! Go give it a listen if you're interested in CSM topics. And Ali of course is continuing her Space Hangouts every Saturday. And she made a specific list of things that the CSM has been asked for our feedback so far on our term so far and that have gone public in some venue. Ali is CSM MVP of the week this week. :-)
Watch the skies on Thursday! There will be a CSM dev-blog detailing our next bit of player communications. :-) Big thanks to Trebor Daehdoow for lining up a lot of different CSM proposals (including mine) into one big proposal that has CCP backing and should make players smile too. I'll have lots more to say about that one next week.
We're getting a few requests for our feedback on items despite holiday season starting up, including a fairly big one that I can't wait to talk about once it gets rolling in earnest. As soon as I can talk about that one, I will. And we're also waiting for the results of our homework assignment. As a matter of fact, I think I'll write up the homework assignment itself and send it to CCP Dolan and see if I can get some version of it past the NDA.
Finally, I want to point to this and this, a CCP "live event" of sorts that I don't think is getting nearly enough publicity. When the CSM was briefed on this and were asked if we thought it was a good idea, I posted that the idea immediately made me start laughing when I realized what the gist was and in my opinion that immediately made it a winner. Thumbs up from me! More of you should participate in this, and... ummm... more of you should try to prevent these photos being taken! ;-)
And after going over my notes for this week, that's really all the major things I could find that happened this week. Like I said, it was pretty quiet! But the holiday for us ends on Thursday...