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LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.18 09:21:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: LaVista Vista on 02/11/2008 17:56:24
Hey guys and girls.

I'm running for another term on the CSM. The first CSM was a bit of a rollercoaster, but I'm here looking forward to hopefully making the next CSM work much better.

Anyways. Whom am I?

I'm Charlie Eriksen from sunny(HAH!) Denmark. I have been playing EVE since late 2005.

My main profession is piracy. However, I'm most well known for my heavy carebear interest, where I have been doing my own investment schemes, all which has been paid back to the investors. I then helped building up EBANK, which is now worth over 1 trillion ISK.

I have enjoyed talking to a lot of different people, and I have always accepted a convo if people wants to talk to me about CSM matters. I hope to continue to communicate as much as possible.

I will be posting more thoughts and things like that over the coming weeks!

I hope to see you all at Fanfest!

I will be posting tips of the day on a regular basis. Here's a list of all of them thus far:
#1 - How I would like to see CSM improve
#2 - My first campaign thread and my writings about the econonmy of EVE
#3 - In the media
#4 - Behind the scenes: Computer science is fun!
#5 - Yarrtastic!
#6 - Live debate on EVE Radio this saturday
#7 - Going out with a boom!

Best Regards
Charlie "LaVista" Eriksen

Smertrios
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2008.10.18 13:21:00 - [2]
 

Most people would agree that LaVista is one of the best of the current CSM.
He really does care about issues effecting the community and try's very hard to represent and raise our issues with the Devs. The way he represents us is an example of why the CSM was founded and should be an example to all future CSM members of how to carry out the role.

Definitely worthy of a second term.

Thanks LaVista, keep up the good work and good luck on re-election 8)

Jinx Barker
Caldari
GFB Scientific
Posted - 2008.10.18 14:21:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Jinx Barker on 18/10/2008 16:56:51

I would also agree, that despite his age the boy has done well on CSM, and one of the rare few who took the time to come out to the forum and keep the community informed as to the progress on number of issues.

This does not mean that I would not hound him, or that he could not have done more. LaVista Vista could have done more, as most of the other CSM members, to oppose the idiocy of "musical instruments" for EVE. Also, there was a number of issue that CSM simply said: "Yes Masa" to CCP - you guys on CSM have to bear pressure on CCP, that is why you exist, to soft-handed approach, not being aggressive enough with your time spent with CCP, allows them to push CSM over to the kerb.

LaVista Vista needs to do better than he did before, not be a push over to CCP, but he still gets my vote, since I did not see many others do squat.

REMEMBER THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU WORK - even if "arranged by" CCP - FOR THE PLAYERS OF EVE, and not for CCP.
I honestly feel that CSM was more of a shield for CCP's recent actions in game, and CSM did not do enough to protect player interests, as opposed to being CCP's mouthpiece 99% of the time.




Answer me this though:
Oh, and LaVista, what would you change about yourself, and would you be a different CSM Member than you were in the past. Because, after recently viewing your response in the "Dead Horse" issue thread, it would appear you actually REGRET COMMUNICATING with us? The Players? Some of us maybe pushy... but that is how people get results, not by being meek.

So, elaborate, go read my response to you, and then elaborate with your answer.




LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.18 16:27:00 - [4]
 



Quote:
what would you change about yourself

I would probably like to try and represent and communicate more with a broader aspect of gameplay styles. I think my background is pretty well balanced, but by no means perfect.

I have as a result of CSM tried more gameplay styles, in order to represent more people. For instance, I was never a fan of PvE. However, when the issue of exploration ships were brought up, I started doing exploration in low-sec and now I'm trying in 0.0, to see what it's like.

I would also love to have more actual productive discussions on the forum. However, it's not something I can change alone.

And I would like to respond less to trolls. But hey ugh

Quote:
and would you be a different CSM Member than you were in the past

More perspective is never bad. However, nobody is ever going to be perfect. But that's not an excuse not to try Wink
Quote:
it would appear you actually REGRET COMMUNICATING with us? The Players? Some of us maybe pushy... but that is how people get results, not by being meek.


Make no mistake. However, I did release information about the specific issue because you were being pushy about it. Not that it's a negative thing. However, it might have been wrong of me to post as detailed an update as I did, because none of the other issues had anything like that.

However, I must admit I wasn't very pleased about the general attitude I was met with, hence why I wasn't proud of what I had actually written. While I stand by what I did write, I could probably have communicated in a better way in order to have prevented it.

So don't get me wrong. If I could, I would have communicated with the players about the response we got right away. But I got squized between the fact that I have an NDA and I can't really talk about things before the minutes are out, and the fact I don't want the community to feel ignored.

It's a hard balance. But I understand that the current POS system is awful and that the dead horse idea looks awesome. But there's not much more to say about that.

Great Artista
Caldari
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2008.10.18 20:00:00 - [5]
 

Much love for this guy. ♥ Embarassed
Voted once and WILL vote again.

Dark 'Shadow
Posted - 2008.10.18 20:15:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Great Artista
Much love for this guy. ♥ Embarassed
Voted once and WILL vote again.


Quoted for truth, just not the love part Very Happy

Max Torps
Nomadic Conglomerate
Posted - 2008.10.21 23:35:00 - [7]
 

I've followed the CSM pretty well and from what we have access to as players I certainly consider LaVista Vista a pretty good candidate for second term.

I applaud his comunication skills and his general outlook, as well as his contributions to the community. He is not afraid to argue a differing point of view and if he spots something is wrong he says so.

LaVista Vista has the vote of my accounts.

Banni Vinda
Posted - 2008.10.23 12:19:00 - [8]
 

Adding my support to LaVista's campaign. I've worked with him for over a year on EBANK, during which time he's become a core member of our team. During his previous CSM term, he showed a level of maturity exceeding his age. I think he learn a lot through the process, and would be well placed to build on what the first term achieved.
Good luck!

Mr Horizontal
Gallente
Posted - 2008.10.23 13:01:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Banni Vinda
Adding my support to LaVista's campaign. I've worked with him for over a year on EBANK, during which time he's become a core member of our team. During his previous CSM term, he showed a level of maturity exceeding his age. I think he learn a lot through the process, and would be well placed to build on what the first term achieved.
Good luck!


qft

/signed

MongWen
Xeno Tech Corp
Self Destruct.
Posted - 2008.10.23 13:23:00 - [10]
 

Since i am not running for this term, my votes will go to Lavista vista. in hopes that it will help the fight against rmt

Uzume Ame
Gallente
Posted - 2008.10.23 13:40:00 - [11]
 

I think you have my vote this time :) One of the most coherent CSM members I think.

Unless some of the new runners convicne me off course..

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.23 19:54:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: LaVista Vista on 23/10/2008 20:07:39
Election tip of the day, Day #1

The CSM has taken lots of my time these past 5 months. Has it been worth it? Yeah.

I love the idea of the CSM and I'm hoping with CSM2 we can try and reshape and improve the council to be more time effective so we can spend more time doing what we are supposed to: Communicate with the community!

I have written lots of stuff about how I would like to see the CSM. Here's most of it:

The morals of CSM - Achieving cooperation.

Chairman redifinition.

Streamlining communication for better transperancy

Streamlining communication for better communication with CCP on issues.

Council of ship modifications

How to avoid wasting time

Rotating moderator

Kushion
Anti Sweden Defense Force
Virtue of Selfishness
Posted - 2008.10.24 17:42:00 - [13]
 

As much work as he's doing, LVV should be getting paid for this: p

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.24 18:28:00 - [14]
 

Tip of the day #2

Second day after the candidates being notified about the result of our applications. I thought it maybe was a good idea to include 2 tips today, because it's weekend!

It's obviously my second campaign now. I think it's important to look in the history books. Why don't you take a look as well to find our more?

You can find my first campaign thread right here.

I'm very passionate about the economy of EVE. I wrote a large essay about what I thought about EVE's economy.

The first issue can be found here.

The second issue can be found here.

I also wrote a 6 page long article as an introduction for people into the economy and industry(Mainly the market) in EON #13. I recommend getting hold of EON #13, it's a quality magazine.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2008.10.24 21:36:00 - [15]
 


VISTA FOR PRESIDENT!!11

You got my vote, most level headed and well presented member of the CSM so far.


Kuzim Blaky'all
Minmatar
Recycling and Recovery
Posted - 2008.10.24 23:34:00 - [16]
 

hows a dawg plan to addres a thing called recyclin?

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.26 08:25:00 - [17]
 

Tip of the day #3


I have been commited to letting people know what has been going on with the CSM during the current term. One of these ways have been trough the magic of internet spaceship podcasts.

I'm featured in following podcasts:

WDA 42
WDA 40
WDA 32 - Pre-election predictions

Viper ShizzIe
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.10.26 09:44:00 - [18]
 

What do you believe CSM should achieve as an entity, do you believe the previous session did that?

How do you feel about the current speed-change and its effect on guerrilla warfare, specifically?

If you value things like integrity and trust, how do you feel about things like corptheft and scamming in EVE?

How do you feel about hisec "ganking"?

What are your views on **********, the developer misconduct, and Internal Affairs?

Do you think that EVE has in any way diminished in the "cold dark universe" aspect in the last five years, and if so, is that a bad thing?

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.26 10:26:00 - [19]
 

Hello VS Smile
Quote:
What do you believe CSM should achieve as an entity, do you believe the previous session did that?


Well, it really depends on what's *important* for the community at the time. Right now the community wants a skill queue. Would that be the ultimate achievement to make CCP commit to make a skill queue? Yeah. The first CSM isn't done yet, and it seems like it will be raised again for discussion with CCP.

But also the CSM should communicate alot. While it's not an achievement per say, it's damn important. This first CSM failed at that.

Quote:
How do you feel about the current speed-change and its effect on guerrilla warfare, specifically?


So far from flying on sisi, it's quite ok. It's not the best, but hey. I'm a big fan of diversity and variety. Right now we have a large spectrum of speeds and how much you can survive. The nano nerf will squize that a bit together, possibly making it a bit more predictable. However, it *will* take more actual piloting skills to do as it's currently done. But I still think it will be viable.

But it still doesn't cure the cause of nanoing: Blobbing.

Quote:
If you value things like integrity and trust, how do you feel about things like corptheft and scamming in EVE?


I very much value integrity and trust. However, corptheft and scamming *is* a part of EVE and I respect that people do it. I have been scammed before. But I think it's a valid profession.

Quote:
How do you feel about hisec "ganking"?


This is a very valid profession. However, it's currently possible to gank almost worthless targets and *still* gain profit from it, because insurance almost covers the whole loss but sec status loss. I think insurance should be removed from high-sec ganking.

Quote:
What are your views on **********, the developer misconduct, and Internal Affairs?


The ********** case was a can of worms obviously. He did technically break the EULA and CCP does reserve all rights to ban anybody at any time.
********** could be unbanned, however I'm not sure about his intentions at all.

The CSM spoke to the head of internal affairs at our Iceland meetings, and judging from the way it's being done, I'm pretty sure they will find out of a CCP employee does something bad.

Quote:
Do you think that EVE has in any way diminished in the "cold dark universe" aspect in the last five years, and if so, is that a bad thing?

Yeah, I think it has diminished. Not only from an actual game universe perspective but also from a social perspective.
We have obviously grown in size in terms of players. So it's hard to find anywhere, where there isn't players beyond deep 0.0. But people has also created some interesting social structures and become increasingly paranoid to scams.

I would like to see a more vast experience where there's stuff to do and explore. CCP hasn't increased the height of the game as players grew higher due to power gaming. And I think that's what makes a difference eventually.

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.26 21:42:00 - [20]
 

Tip of the day #4

My main interest out of EVE is computer science. My first "real" language was C#. I soon learned about how nice VB.net is to code in, whereafter Ricdic made me code the prototypes for EBANK. It was back when the API was all new and shiny(And even back then it left a lot to be desired, so nothing changed).

So yeah, EBANK is made in VB.net despite how much people tell me I sux for being the reason that we didn't use C#.

However, Ix Forrez, Lisa, xb95 and others from the #eve-dev channel on coldfront soon made me realize the beauty of Ruby.Very HappySurprised

Viper ShizzIe
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.10.27 03:37:00 - [21]
 

If you had to choose between scamming a member of your ingame corporation, gaining their trust and taking them for pretty much everything they're worth, or preforming a corptheft while having access to take everything in the hangers and the entire corpwallet; which would you choose, why?

Please explain in detail.

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.27 10:49:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Viper ShizzIe
If you had to choose between scamming a member of your ingame corporation, gaining their trust and taking them for pretty much everything they're worth, or preforming a corptheft while having access to take everything in the hangers and the entire corpwallet; which would you choose, why?

Please explain in detail.

Well. There's pro's and con's to both:

The first scenario you build up trust to a single individual and then break it. I don't like breaking the trust that I build up with somebody for momentary gain.

But in the second case you affect a whole corporation and possibly the work that the members have put into it. You don't as much build up trust with just 1 person but rather the general perception people in the corporation has of you.

It's a matter if I would rather want to have to shoot a family member of mine or drop a nuclear bomb on their house. You only affect a single individual directly, however you kill them instantly. But the nuclear bomb(While it might kill them eventually), they could survive and rebuild themselves eventually.

I seriously don't like making people sad. So I'm going with neither. Which is the lesser evil? The one you break the spirit of a potentially weak individual, the other you don't as much. The corp theft option could give you fame and lulz if you are into that kind of thing however.

I will say the first option, because it's probably a bit harder depending on the person.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2008.10.27 15:16:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Bagehi on 27/10/2008 15:42:24
For those who haven't seen it yet:
THE DEAD HORSE
THE DEAD HORSE - assembly hall
I only recognize a handful of the CSM names. LaVista Vista, I recognize. Thank you for all the posts. Keep them coming.

manasi
Caldari
Ceptacemia
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2008.10.27 19:59:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: manasi on 27/10/2008 19:59:42
I liked Charlie the first time I know I will vote for him a second time...you just continue to kick butt LaVista, we got your back!

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2008.10.27 20:04:00 - [25]
 

What has been your primary interest in Eve in the last 6 months? Basically, why do you log on?

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.27 21:26:00 - [26]
 

Tip of the day #5
Back when I was a new guy, I joined up with a pirate corporation and did piracy. I flew the blackbird in the area around Jan in Lonetrek. It was lots of fun.

Since then I have had vacations from the pirate life where I have taken part in wars like ISS vs. IAC, LV vs RA and other fun wars. Eventually the outlaw life always pulls me back.

The life of a pirate is fun. Small-scale warfare is still very much possible. However, I think it wouldn't hurt to give much more incentive for people to have people move into low-sec. There's a reason why very few people mine in low-sec, it's simply not worth the risk(YARRRR!!)

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.27 21:31:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Bagehi
What has been your primary interest in Eve in the last 6 months? Basically, why do you log on?



As I just described in my tip of the day, my piracy background is keeping me interested in EVE. I tried 0.0, but the lag and blobs are no fun. While lots of good fights are to be had in 0.0, I just find low-sec to be much better.

However, lately I have been getting into exploration based on discussion we have had on the CSM about exploration. It has certainly kept me playing much more than I used to do over the summer.

During the summer EVE was kinda a chat-room for me. The community has always been important for me.

So my average week is like:
Monday-Thursday: Some roaming in low-sec and some exploration in 0.0
Friday-Sunday: Lots of PvP with my extended family(Corporation).

Arithron
Gallente
Gallente Trade Alliance
Posted - 2008.10.27 21:35:00 - [28]
 

Can you enlighten us a little on what type of ships and ammunition you use when pirating? How would you rate your understanding of ship-fittings and different setups that can be used by Eve players?

take care,
Arithron

LaVista Vista
Conservative Shenanigans Party
Posted - 2008.10.28 06:35:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Arithron
Can you enlighten us a little on what type of ships and ammunition you use when pirating? How would you rate your understanding of ship-fittings and different setups that can be used by Eve players?

take care,
Arithron

I use a wide range of ships.

My killboard tells me that I use these ships the most:
1. Drake
2. Myrmidon
3. Dominix
4. Vagabond
5. Stiletto
6. Sacrelidge

and then some other random ships.

I personally think that I have a quite good understanding of ship-fittings. Eventually it depends on the situation you expect yourself to be in.

CaldariCitizen394257
Posted - 2008.10.28 20:17:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: LaVista Vista
Originally by: Arithron
Can you enlighten us a little on what type of ships and ammunition you use when pirating? How would you rate your understanding of ship-fittings and different setups that can be used by Eve players?

take care,
Arithron

I use a wide range of ships.

My killboard tells me that I use these ships the most:
1. Drake
2. Myrmidon
3. Dominix
4. Vagabond
5. Stiletto
6. Sacrelidge

and then some other random ships.

I personally think that I have a quite good understanding of ship-fittings. Eventually it depends on the situation you expect yourself to be in.


Link us to your killboard page, so we can judge your ship fitting skills.


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