The latest o7 show is available here:
They had an interesting time-lapse of the CCP cafeteria at lunch. I found myself watching for the Hermit diners who ate by themselves.
There was an announcement of the winners for the Crest / API Developer Challenge. I look forward to the DEV Blog so I can check some of the apps out. I do feel uneasy at the idea some of the cooler things EVE related rely on 3rd parties who can come and go, and also requires you to install lots of little applications.
There was an exchange between representatives of both sides of the anti-Imperium war, which I cringed at. Of most interest was the comment that only three of the 50 odd alliances attacking the Imperium held space. All those PVP focused alliances who do not view contestable space as worth having. That’s a problem.
They flagged some interesting new permanent PVE content – although again mostly not with solo pilots in mind. There will be pirate capitals in some NPC Null sites and belts, and even the chance of finding pirate Titans. They are also changing capital escalations in wormhole space, with much of the ISK value now to be tied up in one Drifter Boss that can be worth around 350M ISK and is the toughest NPC in the game yet. These Drifters will also warp out if you don’t point them, will hang around in the system for a period of time, and will help each other if you let others go using the new Drifter AI. Rather cool, but nothing I am ever likely to see for myself.
Last of note will be the introduction of a Faction Super Citadel worth in excess of 100T ISK to build, with only one allowed to be anchored in space at any one time. A sort of big boys focused toy. I can see ways in which that idea / approach could backfire on CCP.
My ship fitting review continues slowly after the latest round of module teiricide changes. I have noticed I am replacing Damage Controls more often with DPS modules than Tanking modules. I also find the move from Modules to Sensor Booster Scripts for ECCM is quite well done. It is a big nerf for ECM given how much more prevalent Sensor Booster fits are, but even though I have perfect ECM skills on my two main characters, I don’t mind it.