I watched yesterday's o7 Show at home on the Twitch recording and found a couple of interesting things. First, CCP Guard definitely changed since I saw him at Fanfest.
Next up, I found out I passed up a chance at making an appearance on the o7 Show. In a segment called "How Do You Say It???", various people who attended Fanfest were asked to try to pronounce some of the words from EVE. When I was approached, I ducked because I had a hard enough time speaking with my braces on, especially rubber-banded shut like they were that day. Oh well, I lost my shot at fame and fortune.
Of course, what's an o7 Show without a community roundup. Highlighted was a player gathering in Finland that occurred during Fanfest. CCP Guard and CCP Mimic also pointed out that over 400 tickets for EVE Vegas were sold in the first couple of weeks. Hendrick Tallardar produced a video, The o7 Report, that reviewed null sec news, NPSI activity, and titan kills.
CCP Fozzie came on to talk about planned changes, which is always kind of dangerous on April Fool's Day. But players should receive a lot of goodies (with a couple of nerfs) on 28 April. First, the new ship skins will make their first appearance on Tranquility, with the skins available for testing on Singularity now.
Null sec will see a lot of changes, with iHub and iHub upgrades receiving size reductions so deep space transports can deploy them. Also, the players will begin manufacturing the structures at that time.
Next, null sec mining will receive changes whose details will emerge in a dev blog scheduled for publication next week. The big changes are the revamping of the mineral ratios of existing ores and the doubling of the amounts of megacyte and zydrine required for almost all blueprints.
Also, the Entosis module will make its appearance on Tranquility so that players can stock up before the new sov capture mechanics take effect on 3 June. The Entosis modules will consume strontium plus add mass to ships. CCP Fozzie created a thread in the Features and Ideas section of the forums for players to give more feedback.
We will also see ship balance changes at the end of April. Battlecruisers will receive a warp speed increase up to 2.7 AU and command ships an increase up to 3 AU. Also, warp rigs will impose a signature radius penalty instead of the current CPU penalty in order to make using the warp rigs less painful. Tech 3 destroyers will lose a significant amount of power grid, become slower and less agile, and see an increase in the materials required to build the ships.
In other changes, the corporate user interface will receive a make-over, the garage door cyno tactic will come to an end, and 2 new burner missions from the Serpentis and Blood Raiders designed for cruisers will make their debut.
Finally, the show ended with an interview with Kira Tsukimoto of Brave Newbies and The Neocom Podcast and a celebrity match between Jayne Fillon vs Gorski Car. For those who placed bets on the match, Gorski didn't throw the fight.