January 09, 2014
The firefall developers have finally broken a relatively silent streak on specifics of upcoming features. In this twitch.tv special, they discussed what's coming in the next patch (this January) as well as the 2014 plan for the game. Most of what they said rekindled the hope I had for the game. Not sure if this is a result of Mark Kern's departure, but I hope they stay in this direction.
TL;DR: Fairly comprehensive revamps of crafting and progression. Repair pools are still there, but they've made them a lot more tolerable. 2014 will bring us open-world PvP, army bases and combat vehicles.