+10 Gaming (The people who will be completely hosting this years AT broadcasts) have actually been doing an amazing job trying to shed more light on the AT, given though it’s not their sole responsibility and they’re a lot smaller than CCP, and are mainly volunteers.
You can check out their first weekly stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/277108585
This should be occurring on a weekly basis from now on.
Unfortunately, this has put them as the ‘front man’ for the AT, while they really have no power over it. They don’t have direct input into the AT, or even direct access to the people responsible for it. Just feels to me that CCP is hiding behind people who aren’t meant to be held responsible for CCPs designs.
While it would be great to have someone like Logibro again, I believe a lot of people would settle for at least some form of communication. There’s likely a void right now due to Logibro taking a lot of the knowledge of the AT with him, especially Thunderdome. The scary part is, is that it feels CCP is willing to just cut-off parts of it’s community as they see fit, without looking for ways to expand it first.
I know the AT doesn’t involve the entirety of EVE, which has always been the biggest argument for why CCP shouldn’t waste time on it, but I think it’s more concerning that this trend will continue into other parts of EVE, and CCP might continue to cut down on it’s “sand box” experience of being able to provide content for any play style.