"In recent months, the relationship between CCP and it's customers has been the subject of some controversy. The player-elected Council of Stellar Management has played a key role in these events, but not for the first time they are finding CCP difficult to deal with. What effect will CCP's recent strategies have on the future of EVE Online and it's player-base? What part can and should the CSM play in shaping that future? How best can EVE Online's continued health and growth be assured?"I was there.
I was there when the new tier III battleships and tier II battlecruisers were released and changed the face of the game forever. What would Eve be with the Drake, Hurricane, Maelstrom, and Abaddon?
I was there when the graphics were overhauled and Eve went from being pretty to being drop-dead gorgeous.
I was there when the Drone regions were opened up and a new land rush began.
I was there when planets were redone and looked so amazing and real.
I was there when the awesome Empyrean Age downtime occurred and factional warfare began with a bang.
I was there when the wormholes opened and the Sleepers awakened, and I read reports of pilots getting lost in space for days or forever, leaving empty ships behind as they podded themselves to escape.
I was there when the Sansha incursions started.
I was there.
Eve is about space and spaceships. I don't care that you are developing Incarna and the Noble Exchange, CCP. In fact, I support you in that endeavour. But you can't stop working on the spaceships. We came for the spaceships, we'll stay for the spaceships, but we won't stay for a bar on a station.
I don't give a rat's ass about the CSM, CCP's communication strategies, or the colour of my avatar's pants.
I care about spaceships. Give me more reasons to say I was there, or I might end up saying "I used to be there."