Edited by: DJ Hijak on 24/04/2009 16:27:27
Originally by: Bunyip
It's good to hear there's a candidate with an understanding of PvP while being PvE centered. However, the sound card on my computer has been fritzed for quite a few months, and I only got it working again due to a USB sound card.
That said I would like you to list your favored types of topics and what you would like to change for those of us who haven't listened to your radio program. Everybody has an agenda, and it's only by finding the people who represent what you endorse that you make a change in the game by voting.
In that regard, there are a few questions I have for you:
1) What aspects of the game do you think are in the greatest need of change, and how would you change those to make the game work better?
Well let me start off by saying I love this game. I have since I started playing in 2005. I actually was in the beta briefly, but my PC at the time needed a triple by-pass after trying it due to its low performance.
After a few years in other games (Earth and Beyond, SWG) I found my home now in Eve. There is so much about this game that is enjoyable. As for aspects that need change, that is a difficult topic really. I feel that above all else, the community is a big portion of what makes or breaks a game. Donít get me wrong, the development support is also a huge factor, but the community is what really keeps the players together. I read the General discussion forums almost every day, mostly taking in the complaints and whines from people, and also just looking at what people are discussing. I browse the other forums when I am search of information, but I find the GD forums to be generally a good read when it is slow at work ectÖ
Right now one of the biggest topics that the GD forums are raising concern is the Contract scams. While scamming a player out of his/her Isk a right for each and every person in eve, it really has gotten out of control to some extent, mostly in the form of the local channels of trade hubs being bombarded every second with more and more contract scam spammage. The local channel wasnít really designed for that, and some people do enjoy a little conversation with others in system, but that is impossible when there is so much spam being said.
Personally I also wouldnít mind seeing CCP go through with the removal of local or changing local to be like Worm-hole space. The idea of not knowing who else is there with you really brings a rush to me when I go into a wormhole. Local channel is more of a crutch for low-sec/0.0 when fleets are looking for fights ectÖ
I would also like to see a return of the in-game events on a certain scale. One time as a member of an alliance in 0.0 space we got contacted by a Mordus legion NPC (run by ISD) to do an escort mission to the Mordus station on 5zXX-K. The alliance formed a fleet and pulled off the escort without a hitch (Though some others tried to stop us, which was great fun, pew pew) One of the most memorable experiences in eve, and I think with some planning could be brought back.
Originally by: Bunyip
2) What do you like and/or dislike about previous CSM sessions, and how do you think you could do better if given the chance?
The previous CSM sessions I think they were really useful to the community. A few items that the CSM brought to the table were really taken in by CCP, and eventually made their way into Eve. (Skill Queue) The CSM is really a unique element of Eve which makes eve that much greater when you compare it to other games of similar type. One reason for this is CCP really takes the CSM seriously.
I feel I can offer the CSM a community orientated side because of having a talk-show on the radio; I ask and also get asked many questions about the different aspects of Eve.