EVE Online’s player advocate group, the Council of Stellar Management, has released the minutes of its December meeting with CCP, revealing a number of interesting snippets about the MMOs ongoing development and management.
During the meeting, CCP stressed that one of its priorities is to deliver content appropriate to varying degrees of experience, so that new players right through to eight-year veterans have a good time.
Speaking of eight-year veterans, the developer also noted that the game’s ageing systems need thorough overhaul rather than constant bandaging. To that end, a “live” engineering group will be set up, working independently of game development, to keep the game running, freeing other teams to work on more robust solutions.
Another new team was also introduced – a security force to help combat cheats and hackers. A new group called the Eve Security Task Force will offer advice and recommendations to the security team.
While on the subject of personnel, Unifex has been appointed senior producer, after a stint as director of the Core group. Former incumbent Zulu has moved into another role.
Other important discussions during the three day meeting include proposed changes to the election process of the CSM; a planned loyalty program to reward veterans; and the ongoing effects of PLEX (subscription units purchasable with real money or in-game currency) on the economy.
If you’d like to read over the meeting’s minutes in detail, you can download a PDF directly here.