The July issue of the Fallen Earth State of the Game letter has been published on the official forums. Dave Haydysch has a lot to say about what's been and what will be happening including the issue of "silence" on the part of the team. To paraphrase, Haydysch says, "We're working." While the team may not be responding to every post or every email, they are reading and taking note.
Some of the imminent changes to Fallen Earth to be implemented via the patch process are detailed:
Color Customization: Basic colors can be crafted and 'rare' colors will be dropped throughout the game. Colors can then be used, at least initially, to customize motorized vehicles. Later on, clothing and gear are candidates for color changes.
Minor Respec: Players have been asking for a minor respec option and devs have it in the works. Minor respec injections will be purchased from vendors but Icarus has plans to allow players to craft an improved version of the injections. The injections are "priced according to level bracket".
PvP: With the arrival of the new patch at the end of July, players will be able to flag themselves and participate in PvP anywhere in the game. Flagging is great but be careful: Even on 'unflagging' yourself, you are vulnerable to PvP for a time afterward.
Live Events: More are coming so keep your eyes peeled.
Improving the New Player Experience: Haydysh indicated in the letter that the new player experience/tutorial is being given a hard look. Devs are looking to make the Sector One activities/quests more beneficial to new wastelanders.
Haydisch also spends time talking about things that are on the proverbial table for future implementation: Housing, Sector Four, Auction Houses, and Factions. Milestone patches are set to be released in September and December.
There are a lot of exciting projects that we are working on for Fallen Earth and I am looking forward to being able to share those with you as we draw closer to being ready to reveal them, so keep an eye out! I also want to give a mention to everyone who has sent in a letter to the dev team—we’ve had a blast reading through those (hand-written) notes and we appreciate all the support, feedback and humorous commentary/items you’ve shared! In addition, we’ve enjoyed getting to know members of the community individually through the weekly “Meet the Team” forum feature. Please keep those letters coming! Again, we really appreciate all of your continued support and rest assured that we are hard at work on Fallen Earth. See you in the Wastes!
You can find the letter on the Fallen Earth forums.