After numerous days of winning CCP have released a dev blog introducing the Eve Information Portal (EIP).
WOW I wonder WoT gave them that idea?
Eve Online is not an onion, it doesn't need extra layers, I don't want yet another screen extolling the virtues of the game I already play, the choir does not need to be preached to, I have enough Kool Aid.
It would seem the idea behind the EIP makes it easier for CCP to release fast updates, live access to major updates etc.
This is not a good thing.
As has been shown several times in the past (boot.ini, etc) getting an update early is not always wise, even when it's been officially released.
I prefer to utilise some other members of the Eve community as my test subjects and then if no major forum objections are forthcoming off to patch installation land I go. The happy coincidence is this testing procedure happens during my regularly scheduled unconscious time.
With luck now we have the new and improved super happy fun time CCP they will provide an option to switch it off, or never switch it on for the Linux users which is me half of the time.
I suspect the EIP is also another vehicle to make the game more accessible to new players, something a bit friendlier than the current splash screen, but how far do we change the game until it's something else?
The EIP is an unnecessary frivolity and I see no valid need for it.