Greetings space friends! It's been a little while since I've sat down to have a bit of a write. My last posting ruffled a few feathers (mostly with the rest of the CSM) so I resolved to hold off on another posting until I had something more constructive to say.
While I'm on the CSM front, things have been relatively quiet from a Lowsec PVP representative perspective for this update cycle. As you're likely aware, Crius is all about the new industry changes. I find them interesting, and there's been a ton of debate and work internally making sure that the devs get things right hopefully on the first pass, but the majority of that debate has been carried by members of the CSM with far more invested in industry than yours truly. I don't really build much, and most of what I sell is looted from wrecks, so Sugar Kyle is far more qualified between your 2 lowsec reps to talk about and represent that aspect of things. Fuzzy Steve has been especially indispensable for this update.
For my part, Crius works like this: "Is it going to be more efficient to do industry in lowsec than high?" Everyone seems to be nodding their heads yes. The capital manufacturers are getting a special POS module to make up the gap in cap production between us and null. FW people will have the ability to get some deep discounts on production costs with system upgrades. There's a bunch of other stuff involved as well, but the bottom line is that lowsec isn't getting the shaft, and I'm content to not make a scene about it.
On the subject of the summer summit, a tentative week had been set that I had off from work, but the conference needed to be moved to its present week. Unfortunately, I can't move vacation so there are likely to be several sessions I won't be able to attend. As we get closer to the summit, I'll work with folk to see if we can get lowsec related stuff scheduled for earlier in the morning so i can alarm clock 5 and 6am local time sessions, or hopefully be able to score a day off on either the Wednesday or Thursday to catch sessions then.
The Winter summit should be less of an issue as I'll hopefully be able to plan vacation time AFTER we get a final date. I still won't be able to make a trip to Iceland, but the technology for attending virtual conferences at CCP HQ works exceptionally well, and I won't be missing much besides the after hours elbow rubbing, drinking, and friend making... stuff I wasn't really elected to do in the first place.
Should anyone have any questions regarding CSM or Crius stuff, feel free to post them below. I'll try to answer anything that won't break the NDA. :)