Short one this week because not a lot is going on!
First, minutes. CCP Dolan was sick much of this week, so CSM8 is walking around assuming that not much has been done on this front though we continue to ask him about it every time we see him. Dolan's himself has plans to return home for the upcoming Christmas season. I've made it clear that I'll be adding him to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security No-Fly list if the minutes aren't published before then.
Yeah, Dolan is a hero for keeping his word regarding the PLEX for GOOD gag. But that was days ago. What has he done for us lately? ;-)
There are two major threads raging in the CCP-CSM private section of the EVE-O forums, both pretty firmly related to summer release planning. Even saying what the threads are about would spoil the surprise so I'm not gonna. But I'm really pleased with how seriously CCP is taking the topic and once we can start talking about it I suspect I'll have a lot to say. Of the two threads, I've been really busy in one and really quiet in the other. Why will become perfectly obvious as these things go public.
We had our regularly scheduled stakeholder meeting this past week, and other than asking Dolan about the minutes (again...), it was about 50% focused on metrics on how key Rubicon features are being used. The other 50% was focused on Team Five-0's plans for Rubicon point releases and into the summer expansion. The general gist of what Team Five-0 has been working on for Rubicon and beyond is more or less public knowledge so feel free to speculate on the exact topics of discussion...
We also had a meeting with several key members of the Community team this week regarding a promise made by CCP at this PAST year's Fanfest and how plans for that are going. I'm looking forward to seeing CCP announce this project for everyone to know about once it's firmly happening. Most likely, they'll save it for a big moment at the 2014 Fanfest.
Overall, we're pretty clearly in the build-up to the holiday season and so there aren't very many devs around. CSM members are also turning their attention more toward holiday plans than EVE. So I'm not sure how much more busy the next few updates are going to be. My own holiday plans start about ten days from now, so expect the week 33 and 34 updates to be very light indeed...
Unless, of course, I'm busy making sure Dolan's on that No-Fly list. More to come!