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The Mittani
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:31:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: The Mittani on 09/03/2011 04:24:13
Enough is enough. Please click this link to vote for The Mittani.


The Mittani for CSM6
http://themittani.org


They’re lying to you.

All the promises from the CSM candidates, all the ‘issues’ and ‘features’ they’re going to address - it’s all a pack of lies. For years now we have witnessed the same ritual take place in every CSM election. The candidates line up and tell you what they would do if they were given the power to be a game designer. During the first CSM summit CCP made it clear that they aren’t looking for amateur game developers, and on this fact they have never wavered. Yet the candidates have woven the same tapestry of lies for each successive election. They’d remove local, they’d make it harder to suicide gank, they’d protect the interests of the common player (whatever the hell that means), they’d bring ‘real reform’ to CCP.

It’s time we stopped being suckers.

The truth is that being on the CSM has nothing to do with being a game designer, or implementing your favorite features, or fixing railguns, or removing local. Here’s what actually happens:

Originally by: Helen Highwater, CSM5
People have an unrealistic idea of what the CSM actually does. It's how dribbling ******s got elected because they had platforms like 'I will fix low-sec' or 'I will make CCP fix the lag'. The CSM doesn't generally present solutions to CCP because that historically isn't very effective so proposals like 'Improve the tracking of blasters' are dead in the water. They get raised anyway and then CCP buries them because they are more interested in having the problems highlighted rather than solutions put forwards.

Most of what goes on in public with the CSM is total bull****. The important stuff is what happens at the summits and in the internal forums. That's when CCP present their solutions and ask for the CSM to feedback on them and that's when the theorycrafting and superior knowledge of this horrible game come into play. In the year and a half since I've been a CSM alternate, 95% of my work has been shooting down other people's utterly dreadful ideas rather than actually raising new ones. Nobody cares about your ideas, least of all CCP, the best you can do is to try and slow the tide of slack-jawed idiocy coming from both sides of the table.


The CSM is a sounding board. CCP comes to the CSM and lays out their ideas about whatever they’re thinking up, and it’s up to the the CSM to provide feedback while gagged under a nondisclosure agreement. That NDA means that the voting public doesn’t hear about the feedback the CSM provides until the minutes are released months later and diluted by CCPs professional staff. Then at the next election time, everyone goes through the same old dog and pony show, beating their chests and promising to fix blasters or put a Tengu in every hangar.

You, the voters, get used - A vicious cycle that pits your wishes for a better EVE Online against 9 people looking for an all-expenses-paid Icelandic vacation.

I know this because my directors have been on the CSM since its inception, and we’ve watched with growing frustration as the CSM showed promise, then failed to accomplish anything relevant. Skill queues are great, but putting that one feature up against the collective ideas of the thousands of players that have submitted proposals or run for a seat is appalling. Not to mention the scandals, and resignations, and outright cheating by CSM members. I’m sick of it.


So I’m announcing my candidacy for CSM6.


Enough is enough. Please click this link to vote for The Mittani.

The Mittani
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:32:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: The Mittani on 09/03/2011 04:24:42
Enough is enough. Please click this link to vote for The Mittani.



Why all the truth-telling, when I’m making a run myself? Why aren’t I promising you a Tengu or a special Hulk that fires disco lasers while it mines, when it’s worked so well for the other CSM representatives? I’m the leader of Goonswarm. I don’t have to blow smoke up your ass just to get a trip to Iceland. I can get on the CSM, but merely getting there isn't going to be enough. I want to deliver a mandate to expose the hypocrisy of the whole process. I want to unite the CSM into an effective body for advocacy. To do this I need more than the goon votes, or NC support.

I need you.

Your vote can help me end the lies and change the CSM into something useful, something that matters. For that, I need the Chairman’s spot - I need your help to get there.

What is to be done?

The CSM does not implement features. It’s a sounding board for CCP. Ignore everything the other candidates say about their ‘positions’ on certain features because features are irrelevant at this stage in the game. Pay attention to the general attitudes of the candidates instead, as you will never find out what they said to CCP due to their nondisclosure agreements. If I promised you a new feature or a specific game change, I would be lying to you.

Let's not waste time with bull****. If you’re the obsessive type who wants to know about how I feel on every aspect of EVE, you can read my TenTonHammer columns. I’m not going to write a 3000-word paper about how I feel about any particular issue for the purposes of this election, as I cannot make any promises about anything except my general attitude towards the CSM.

I believe that it is time to transform the CSM by electing a hardline player representative that will forge the CSM into a strong, united body that can fight for the playerbase and shield it from idiocy. With your help and the Chairman’s position, I can do my best to make that a reality.

What I Can Offer You:

The raw, ugly truth. No pretty illusions. No false promises.

Every candidate is going to tell you that they want to bring your ideas to CCP. I want to bring CCP to our ideas.

We play their game, we pay their upkeep, we use their features and we suffer from their shortsightedness. For this they give us one resource, the CSM, and they treat it like a mere focus group, not a stakeholder to be respected. On the CSM, I’ll do what I can to make it better, but I’m not going to promise you the moon and the stars, because I can’t deliver on that.

What I can deliver is me being a ruthless, manipulative bastard. And you need that, if you want to see the CSM become a real advocate for the playerbase, one that cannot be dismissed by CCP. Thus far, the CSM has never been united. It has been a cacophony of individuals, mostly deluded by the false notion that their election has given them a designer’s position, bleating out their personal ‘fixes’ and being surprised when the devs ignore them. A divided CSM isn’t an effective advocate for the playerbase.

If the CSM doesn’t band together to oppose CCP when they suggest ******ed things, the interests of the playerbase get steamrolled. Obvious, preventable imbalances get implemented. You need someone who knows how to build a coalition, how to make people want to work together, how to make members feel like their voice and their opinion makes the collective union stronger. I have brought together a coalition of people who normally can't agree on the color of an orange and directed them in a war that most players can only dream of. If I can bring these people together, I can do the same for the CSM as its chair.

Enough is enough. Please click this link to vote for The Mittani.


EnderCapitalG
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:40:00 - [3]
 

I support this product and/or service.

BiggerDangDude
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:41:00 - [4]
 

The Mittani is a Vile Rat alt.

Emmerik
Gallente
NED-Clan
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:41:00 - [5]
 

I support this product and/or service

Sverige Pahis
Caldari
Thunderwaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:42:00 - [6]
 

I voted mittens and now I make 400-550 per month! Ask me how!

Divus Bene
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:42:00 - [7]
 

I support this product and/or service

Captain Pitts
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:42:00 - [8]
 

Got my vote.

shortspecialbus
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:45:00 - [9]
 

Regardless of your in-game politics and your feelings about Goonswarm or whatever, a vote for Mittani is a vote for the continuing success of 0.0 space.


Sullivar N
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:49:00 - [10]
 

MYYYYYYYYYYYY CEO
MYYYYYYYYYYYY CSM

Steamgrind Meatroller
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:49:00 - [11]
 

Send YOUR regards to The Mittani today!

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:51:00 - [12]
 

Cannot +rep this enough

Groperson
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:51:00 - [13]
 

Mittani is a lawyer irl btw and knows his stuff, just ask him aout his puppy/sabre/how he bought his house with cash.

Delegado Cero
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:52:00 - [14]
 

I expected more words

Kismeteer
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:52:00 - [15]
 

If you want to understand how The Mittani thinks, feel free to read his regular articles on Ten Ton Hammer, I think they give you a good view of how he thinks. http://www.tentonhammer.com/features/mittani

My CEO is a smart dude.

Kim Hedges
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:54:00 - [16]
 

You have my vote, when the voting is posted.

mostlyharmlesss
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:56:00 - [17]
 

I will go out of my way, and make a serious goon post.

Please, read what he is saying and don't focus on the Alliance/Corp. I know, even the most hated enemies agree on most of the points that he is writing, so please, vote with your brain, and not because of a "Free tengu"

Angry Black Jesus
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:57:00 - [18]
 

If anyone can make the CSM actually effective in any way, it's The Mittani.

Harrigan VonStudly
Original Sin.
Underworld Excavators
Posted - 2011.02.25 18:59:00 - [19]
 

Posting in another Goons scammed me thread.

Tomytronic
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:02:00 - [20]
 

I believe in Mittani Dent.

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:05:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: mostlyharmlesss
I will go out of my way, and make a serious goon post.

Please, read what he is saying and don't focus on the Alliance/Corp. I know, even the most hated enemies agree on most of the points that he is writing, so please, vote with your brain, and not because of a "Free tengu"

The word "enemies" can refer to several different groups in this context. While it is true that people who are identified as 'enemies' via the in-game standings mechanic can probably agree on the principles that are being espoused here, those enemies all represent the same overarching group of 0.0 space dwellers. Those guys are often seen as 'enemies' to the people who live in Empire space, because there is a perception among Empire-dwellers that mechanics put into place that involve 0.0 space in a good or indifferent way will somehow result in a negative backlash for them. You can see this in the propositions to remove Jump Bridges and to penalize 0.0 space holding entities. These suggestions come from people who believe, for better or worse, that mechanics which benefit 0.0 space dwellers are a direct detriment to the fun and opportunities available to Empire-dwellers. This case of the "have-nots" wanting to take things away from the "haves," in regards to 0.0 space, will be a major obstacle to overcome in winning the hearts of many players.

The Mittani
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:07:00 - [22]
 

the entire csm process is full of liars but i don't have to insult your intelligence just to get a vote

i hope that my 'campaign' can at least expose some of the ridiculous hypocrisy of this process and the streams of frothing excrement being vomited forth in the other threads in this forum

Ivana Twinkle
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:10:00 - [23]
 

We need more Pseudo Intelligence Duchebags on CSM.

Vote for comfy mittens!

RedlegSA
Gallente
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:25:00 - [24]
 

I wish "The Mittani" was the CEO of my space corporation :swoon:

Mathijzo
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:25:00 - [25]
 

You have my vote Mittani

Roc Wieler
Masuat'aa Matari
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:27:00 - [26]
 

As a CSM 6 candidate, I can only speak for myself.

I've promised nothing. I've worked with CCP before. I know what types of obstacles may exist to be overcome.

My platform has been of integrity, a commitment to maintain open communication between CCP, CSM and players, and make sure that at the very least, the concerns of New Eden are heard.

I'm not lying to you.

RedlegSA
Gallente
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:31:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Roc Wieler
As a CSM 6 candidate, I can only speak for myself.

I've promised nothing. I've worked with CCP before. I know what types of obstacles may exist to be overcome.

My platform has been of integrity, a commitment to maintain open communication between CCP, CSM and players, and make sure that at the very least, the concerns of New Eden are heard.

I'm not lying to you.


You said you would call after that special night we shared and you haven't.

SirDigbyBluth
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:33:00 - [28]
 

The Mittani would make a great addition to CSM, he's logical, fair, and realistic.
You have my vote, unless I forget to vote.

particle9
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:35:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Roc Wieler
As a CSM 6 candidate, I can only speak for myself.

I've promised nothing. I've worked with CCP before. I know what types of obstacles may exist to be overcome.

My platform has been of integrity, a commitment to maintain open communication between CCP, CSM and players, and make sure that at the very least, the concerns of New Eden are heard.

I'm not lying to you.


liar

Midi Messiah
Thunderwaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:44:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Roc Wieler
As a CSM 6 candidate, I can only speak for myself.

I've promised nothing. I've worked with CCP before. I know what types of obstacles may exist to be overcome.

My platform has been of integrity, a commitment to maintain open communication between CCP, CSM and players, and make sure that at the very least, the concerns of New Eden are heard.

I'm not lying to you.


Originally by: Roc Wieler's blog

I asked my own alliance, Ushra’Khan, to explain it to me. We spoke about logistical advantages for fleet activity, how easy JBN make it to trap an enemy fleet, or escape from one. Low upkeep costs, they don’t appear on the overview, etc, etc. There are a lot of reasons why nullsec alliances love jump bridges, that’s for sure.



Liar or just dumb?


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