I saw Hilmar's devblog, and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. Unlike many older players, New Eden still hold plenty of wonder for me, and I am surrounded by new frontiers.
However, that does not stop me from recognizing that a growing number of veteran players have been unhappy with the way things have been going recently. I'm cautiously optimistic that this devblog represents a real sea change; it can't have been easy for Hilmar to write.
This devblog hits a little closer to home. A buff to assault ships? Awesome!
Now, there is not much in the way of details there, but I'd like to see a per ship speed buff (rather than a flat increase on all assault ships), and some kind of additional bonus. Perhaps something new, like electronic hardening.
Give assault ships a resistance to ewar; this (along with the speed boost) would make them a solid gang choice for heavy tackle, and make them the go-to choice for frigate pilots wanting to take on above class ships.
Being a blogger, I know that blogs come with some default options regarding reader comments. Usually commenters have to log in with one of a couple of different accounts; which accounts varies depending on the blog host.
Trouble is, I often can't log in (because I don't have an account) or don't want to (I'm on a public computer). There is an option to allow anonymous commenting, but it needs to be switched on. I wish more bloggers would do this; I suspect they would be rewarded with more comments!
I've wanted to get into boosters for a while, but I've been put off by the cost. Synth, I can just about manage, but Standard costs nearly as much as my ship! (edit: I'm told that people are just trying to rip me off, and that a more reasonable price would be a mere 5 million; 25% of my ship's cost) And the skillbook for mitigating side effects is also going for hundreds of millions. Far too costly for a humble pilot, scraping a living from the proceeds of his crimes.
If I ever get into T2 or T3 cruisers, boosters obviously become more worthwhile, but for now I'll stick with the occasional synth exile.