This has been a difficult week for
massive controversy hitting the media
surrounding what should have been a momentous expansion release. The first stage of the eagerly awaited
expansion went live this month, bringing with it the new captain's quarters. Unfortunately,
over some very overpriced microtransactions soon escalated into outright panic
and even in-game riots
with the release of an
internal company newsletter
and subsequent internal email casting doubt on the game's vanity-only microtransaction policy and its development direction in general.
devblog released in response to the issue
only served to make things worse, so
CCP opted to
fly the game's democratically elected
Council of Stellar Management
to Iceland for a series of emergency meetings to get a handle on the situation. Those meetings were concluded yesterday, and
both the CCP and CSM made statements today
to clarify the decisions reached. During the meeting, the CSM negotiated on behalf of the playerbase to hammer out an agreement on
's microtransaction policy, overheating issues with the captain's quarters, and other recent hot topics.
Skip past the cut to watch the video accompanying the statement, and head over to the
EVE devblog to read the official statements
. If you have any further complaints or issues relating to the recent controversy, please mail them to
or leave them in a comment and I'll do my best to ask the CSM delegates or pose your questions to CCP at Tuesday's upcoming press conference.