This week on Recommended Reading… The Eve community is buzzing incessantly with talk of the CSM, which is no surprise in light of the upcoming elections. From who will run to how the process is broken and/or should be fixed, it seems everyone has an opinion. In space, it seems Titan’s can instapop just about whatever they want, no regard for transversal or angular velocity to be found. To demonstrate the current ‘broken’ mechanics, Ripard Teg fit up a Tornado and took down a well known nano pilot from his part of NPC null. From the zany to the disgruntled – here’s what you should take a look at:
CCP recently inquired what kinds of new modules players might want to see in future. Cailais from The Hydrostatic Capsuleer duly obliged them with some of the most inventive and outrageous suggestions I’ve yet to see. Really makes me question my own creativity… My corpmate Taurean also weighed in, though choosing to focus more exclusively on Assault Frigs.
Ripard Teg of Jester’s Trek fame argued earlier that Titan tracking was a pretty big problem in Eve. When challenged on Twitter, he set about proving himself right. However, not everyone thinks this is a problem. Zabramus from The Lost Explorer thinks that all is well – indeed, that more expensive/bigger ships should always be able to PWN their inferiors.
Despite what many call a resounding victory for CSM6, 2011′s Council still left many desiring more. Some, like GeauxTiger from Tiger’s Space Journey, are really quite disgruntled. Others, like Poetic Stanzel, want the format of the CSM elections to better reflect the antagonistic and hostile nature of Eve.
A late entry in my reading around the Eve Blagosphere is this interesting little ditty from SonOfBraben, a self-labelled dirty carebear. Rather than complaining about the rampant griefing in Eve, he actually complains about the dumb carebears that die to them. Three cheers for SoB!
Finally, I’m a bit late on this one, but figure that if you haven’t seen it yet – you should. CCP released a dev video outlining the changes to the Eve Online website. Take a special look around the 2:20 mark or so – CCP Guard is not to be trifled with.