Last night I made my first podcast appearance talking with Alekseyev Karrde, Ali Aras, and Ninja Turtle on the Declarations of War podcast. I had fun, first talking with a couple of the Noir. pilots on Team Speak before the show. I think they were actually interested in someone who mines in low sec. I imagine that a bunch of mercs don't normally spend time talking to a carebear, much less one who lives in low sec. I think that I mine with neutrals in system was fascinating to them.
I don't want to spoil the show, but we did talk about the industry changes. I'll write here what I said on the podcast: I think the industry changes are necessary in order to get the game where CCP wants it when we start building star gates to unknown space. Something I probably didn't say clearly is that we not only need to wait for Fanfest and the last 4 dev blogs to come out, but play with the game for a couple of months to see the actual effects. If people create stockpiles of minerals, we may not see things shake out until the Winter expansion. But I don't really think we'll have any sort of feel for how things will shake out until August at the earliest.
I think I proved that I have the speaking skills for blogging last night, which is why I write a blog. So I'd like to point everyone to a great blog post by Eve University's Neville Smit. He brought up a point about the high sec industrialists upset about the changes that I don't think I successfully made. Just read the post. I think it explains the difference in thought between the high sec carebear and the null sec PvPer. Also, read the comments of the post. Neville made some good points there.
Afterwards, I checked my sell orders and discovered I was running low on liquid ozone again. I've done my last ice mining before Fanfest and I think I'll have enough product available for sale until I get back from Iceland. Assuming, of course, that I'm not delayed from returning home by a strike. But that's another story.