The Monitor is the one and only observation ship that is designed to survive extremely hostile areas of space that is generally used by fleet commanders to direct fleet operations in battle. The monitor is an extremely tough ship to kill but yet always a primary target for enemy fleets.
The monitor room will represent one of the quintessential phenomena of EVE that can be found both in game and at CCP headquarters.
Fleet commanders take painstaking and vast amount of time developing their plans of attack. These plans make or break the difference between victory and defeat in battle; even, survival and death of alliances and corporations. Developers, Concept creators, and CSM members take painstaking and vast amount of time, even lifetimes, working together in the creation of new eve content (the plan of attack). This work also makes the difference between the ongoing life or death of EVE.
As mentioned earlier, the Monitor is an observation ship. The fleet commander in the Monitor is one of, if not the primary target for the opposing fleet. Therefore the FC is usually one of the first entities to be removed from the battlefield. The FC can only hope that the battle plan is carried out while not being on the battlefield. All too often however, the fleet battle takes on a life of its own going in an unforeseen direction So it also goes with CCP and a new release. CCP can only hope that the numerous and various elements of the EVE infrastructure will not break and that eve pilots will not implement new elements of play style not intended by the developers. But all too often the infrastructure and eve players take a new release in unforeseen directions and the new release takes on a life of its own.
You may say: Sure, sure, sure, so how come the Monitor room? Well you see, the battle does not begin and end at the proverbial log in/ log off interface. Fleet commanders, CSM members, and CCP staff are all harangued on Reddit and other forums for their perceived failures and rarely congratulated on the same forums for their victories.
The name “Monitor” on the door of the Monitor Room at CCP should remind those entering that they need to be tough skinned like the Monitor ship. The Monitor ship is often the first to die in battle. Those that enter the Monitor room will be the first to be criticized for your ideas.
When you enter the Monitor room remember this: The only rules in EVE that are supposed to be kept are the End User License Agreement rules. All other rules are meant to be broken somehow someway. The user manual if Eve hand one would be one sentence: You must fail to succeed. As developers, I suggest that you to have the same user manual. Don’t be discouraged be tough like the Monitor ship.
So I say choose the MONITOR as one of your meeting rooms.