There are two blogs on this already, both of them would be good to read:

Jestertrek’s: http://jestertrek.blogspot.com/2011/10/two-pair-looking-for-full-house.html

And Kirith’s: http://www.ninveah.com/2011/10/preparing-for-ccps-counteroffensive.html

Okay, my view.. CCP Hellmar’s devblog (here: http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=2672) was very, very good.  I mean, really, really good.  Darn near everything I needed to hear, and certainly I didn’t expect it at all to be that way.  Did I agree with all of it?  Nearly almost.. and the one small part about the microtransactions business model.. well, I can see where he’s coming from.

I have to shake your virtual hand sir.  To me, it seems very clear you still love the game and you just caught up with it.  I’m glad to see you have that passion.. keep it.  But I am also glad to see that you are getting some pragmatism too.. keep that as well.

As with a heartstirring devblog from the CEO, CCP Zulu released what the winter expansion will entail:   http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=2428

Things I am excited for:

  • Factional Warfare – Rip Targ thinks this is too ambitious.. but even small improvements could yield major results.
  • Assault Ships – I like them, glad to see them here.
  • Capital Ship Balancing – About time.
  • Time Dilation – Could have used this when we were in the NC.. but now is better than never.