After watching the latest CCP live Q&A stream last night I had a thought…
…In particular, the parts in which they discuss how it might be better to talk to us more about what they are currently up to as well as what plans they have cooking away for the near future.
In lieu of this it became clear that each year we vote for the CSM, we are technically voting blind.
In many cases, areas candidates may specialize in or have vested interests may not even be on the table, rendering them somewhat out of sync with the electorate that chose to vote for them specifically for these areas.
In general, even with both ears to the ground and all three eyes open, we are unaware of what is going on behind the scenes. In many regards that cool, we get to be surprised.
CCP obviously know what’s going on, the current CSM may have some idea but are unable to inform us due to the NDA, but future candidates and us voters have no way of knowing whether the areas of expertise or interest a particular CSM candidate may have are even on the road map for the year they will be members.
Would it not make sense for voters and potential candidates to be aware of the areas CCP will be focusing on before the election process even begins?
It’s always nice to hear from the teams, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one that welcomes more clarity, transparency or de-atomized recurrent mango optimisation vestibules on topics directly from the developers.