Voting closes today! If you have not voted for your choices for CSM9, GO VOTE! People right across CCP had really nice things to say about CSM8 and the influence we've had on the development process this year, but I'm gonna quote CCP Ytterbium, who summed things up nicely:
If you think the CSM has no value except as a free ride to Iceland, you are wrong. If you think the CSM are only pushing changes in favor of null-security cartels, voice your opinion and vote for someone you feel represents you to your best interest.Ali Aras also wrote a very nice piece that was included in the CCP perspective called "A Day in the Life of CSM 8", so if you haven't read that, I encourage you to do so.
As I mentioned last week, CSM8's final Town Hall of the year is set for:
...or at Fanfest next week! As I mentioned last week, the CSM8 members that are in Iceland for Fanfest 2014 (most of us) will be presenting at a CSM8 Question and Answer Panel followed by a smaller CSM8 Round Table. I hope to chat with a lot of you there!
As a result of Fanfest next week, there will almost certainly not be a "Week fifty-two" update. I may or may not combine weeks fifty-two and fifty-three into a final weekly update two weeks from now on May 5. Either way, I do also expect to write a final "lessons learned/looking back" post on my time on CSM8. That should take place the week of May 5 sometime, and that post will wrap up the "CSM8" blog tag around here.
And that's all for this week! CSM8 continues to be busy as always but we'll soon be passing the baton to CSM9!