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Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.02.26 07:48:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Two Shots
Explicitly and literally, can you walk me through the means by which—in other words, by what exact mechanic or specific process—you intend to get your pet topics pushed through to CCP? Bear in mind that it has been expressly stated by CCP, ever since the advent of the CSM, that the CSM does not exist to serve as amateur game developers. I am genuinely curious how you intend to bypass the stated position of CCP so that you can deliver on your promise to do things or get things done.


Swynet is exactly right. Either CCP cares about what the CSM thinks, or they don't. Either they listen to the player-selected representatives, or they don't. That's why I have no problem being held accountable for the things I want to do, particularly my proposal for a perpetual iterative development team. Several other of the serious CSM candidates (such as Seleene and Roc) feel the same way. And if we collectively have thousands of EVE players -- as our voters -- behind us in those goals, CCP can ignore us, of course...

...but I don't think they will.

The more dedicated members of CSM5 such as Trebor have shown us the way: if you present real player-supported initiatives with real data behind them, such as the crowd-sourcing Trebor did, CCP listens. That's why I want to do the same thing with player round-tables.

And that's why I want to be on CSM6: to continue that momentum. And I'm willing to do the work to help that happen.

Thanks for your question. It was a great one. Very Happy

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 17:07:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Ripard Teg

Thanks for your question. It was a great one. Very Happy

If it's so great, then could you answer it? Your response did not tell me the method and specific actions by which you as an individual are going to do stuff. You talked to me about CCP and the previous CSM.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.02.27 01:58:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Two Shots
Originally by: Ripard Teg

Thanks for your question. It was a great one. Very Happy

If it's so great, then could you answer it? Your response did not tell me the method and specific actions by which you as an individual are going to do stuff. You talked to me about CCP and the previous CSM.


Laughing I did, actually, particularly in the last para. You just either didn't read it or didn't understand it.

CSM5 showed us that if you listen to EVE Online players, capture their concerns and suggestions, and then present this as real, factual data and metrics, CCP will listen. You start every sentence with the phrase, "The players have told us that..." rather than "I think that..." Trebor's efforts on crowd-sourcing was an excellent example of this in action.

My particular means of gathering player suggestions and concerns is going to be through round-tables. I'll be holding three before the election, on three topics: Empire war-decs, jump mechanics, and PvP blobs. If I'm elected, I'll have follow-on round-tables throughout my term. I'll also be following player discussion on the Assembly Hall very closely, and reminding CCP of past agreements they have made with past CSMs.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.02.28 16:19:00 - [34]
 

I will be participating in the Lost in EVE CSM6 debate this weekend. If you have questions for myself and the other CSM candidates participating, you can submit them via their website. Smile

Hawk TT
Caldari
Bulgarian Experienced Crackers
Posted - 2011.03.01 01:41:00 - [35]
 

+1 Vote From Me

Swynet
State War Academy
Posted - 2011.03.02 04:30:00 - [36]
 

Edited by: Swynet on 02/03/2011 04:31:45
Quote:
•Iterative development! CCP currently has a dev team called "Team Best Friends Forever" fixing easy bugs, issues, and suggestions.


I'm wondering what are your plans on this point has i've already mentioned it, but I do understand some general words must be said for the meanwhile.

What is your opinion on this precise point?
-knowing you've already worked with some former CSM people, and for someone like me when he reeds CSM repports where you can read one of them asking CCP's position about rails and the other one's aswering "it's ok" (or all alike), seems there are some comunication trouble between you people isn't it? ("you"=CSM)

Ekatrina Zsabo
Posted - 2011.03.02 19:34:00 - [37]
 

What about industry - and the crazy crazy fluctuation in the price of ore - don't you think players should have more info about "internal" CCP decisions that seem to affect all vastly?

Teljkon Nugs
Amarr
Amok.
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.02 19:48:00 - [38]
 

Got a question for you, and I feel this is very bad game mechanic that I will be asking all the CSM canidates. How do you feel that reps are balanced, shield and armor, as such. Should armor be like shield, applied at the start? Or should both be applied at the end. Shield is obviously the better rep as the alpha is king in eve at the moment. Would making reps the same help balance this out in your eyes?

E man Industries
Posted - 2011.03.02 20:47:00 - [39]
 

Supporting a great guy who really does knwo a lot about the game.

OhThis GuyAgain
Posted - 2011.03.02 21:27:00 - [40]
 

Importantly, this man's name is an anagram of "Partridge"

E man Industries
Posted - 2011.03.02 21:53:00 - [41]
 

Must say I really enjoyed your blog.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.03 09:08:00 - [42]
 

Originally by: Hawk TT
+1 Vote From Me
Originally by: E man Industries
Supporting a great guy who really does knwo a lot about the game.

Thank you for your support. Very Happy

Originally by: E man Industries
Must say I really enjoyed your blog.

Thanks! I'm enjoying the process so far.

Originally by: Swynet
-knowing you've already worked with some former CSM people, and for someone like me when he reeds CSM repports where you can read one of them asking CCP's position about rails and the other one's aswering "it's ok" (or all alike), seems there are some comunication trouble between you people isn't it? ("you"=CSM)

Well, I'm not on the CSM at the moment. Wink However, I agree that communications can be improved, particularly coming from CCP. It's #3 on my list of goals I'm going to pursue with them, in fact.

On the CSM side, TeaDaze has done a great job keeping up the CSM database, particularly the meeting minutes. If I'm elected, that's a job I'm willing to continue, and I'm willing to host that database during CSM6's term. Tea, Treb, and Mynxee also kept blogs during their term (though semi-infrequently updated), and if I'm elected, that will be something else that I'll be doing is regularly and frequently blogging regularly about goings-on. And as I've already stated, I'll run regular player round-tables to gather player input on CSM topics.

Originally by: Ekatrina Zsabo
What about industry - and the crazy crazy fluctuation in the price of ore - don't you think players should have more info about "internal" CCP decisions that seem to affect all vastly?

I track mineral values pretty religiously because of what I do industry-wise in the game. The QENs are a good source of info about the causes of market fluctuations, though I tend to think that the QENs represent one person's opinion about those causes rather than actual facts, sometimes. Wink I do think players should have had more input into the drone alloys nerf and the mission loot nerf -- that second one, especially. As a former L4 mission runner, it's something that I would have pressed CCP on pretty closely.

Originally by: Teljkon Nugs
How do you feel that reps are balanced, shield and armor, as such. Should armor be like shield, applied at the start? Or should both be applied at the end. Shield is obviously the better rep as the alpha is king in eve at the moment. Would making reps the same help balance this out in your eyes?

This is a great question. You're right that alpha (volley) damage is playing a huge role in EVE right now. If we continue to see alpha tactics being used to overcome logi, moving the armor rep cycle to the top of the cycle rather than the bottom would probably be a good idea.

These are all really good questions. Keep 'em coming. Smile

Jita mcheck
Posted - 2011.03.03 15:44:00 - [43]
 

I don't believe most people relize just what a time commitment a CSM is.

Are your able to make these time commitments?
How much time will you be spending on the CSM?

Also I would like to say you are one of the better runners as you have a real undestanding of what goes on. Your short post however fails to encapsulate your platform and I sugest people actually read that.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.03 20:39:00 - [44]
 

Originally by: Jita mcheck
I don't believe most people relize just what a time commitment a CSM is.

Are your able to make these time commitments?
How much time will you be spending on the CSM?

You're absolutely right. The summits in Iceland get a lot of press, but the CSM does a ton of work in between on their internal forums with CCP, at the monthly meetings, and keeping EVE players aware of their activities. In talking with Mynxee, she has told me to do a proper job as a CSM delegate requires 5-6 hours per week of work. I'm willing to commit that time (and probably a bit more, if I pick up the responsibility for keeping up the CSM database from TeaDaze, something I'm willing to do).

Originally by: Jita mcheck
Also I would like to say you are one of the better runners as you have a real undestanding of what goes on. Your short post however fails to encapsulate your platform and I sugest people actually read that.

Thanks for your support. Smile

People are interested can read the posts tagged "Jester" on my blog that cover my positions and opinions on the game. There are 12 such posts as of today, so it's a good spread of material. The critical ones are also linked on the right side of the page, under "CSM6 Candidacy".

Mynxee
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.03.03 21:17:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Ripard Teg
In talking with Mynxee, she has told me to do a proper job as a CSM delegate requires 5-6 hours per week of work.


In an easy week :) It can go way up when prepping for a Summit, addressing a special issue that requires a lot of discussion (and possibly research), or writing official CSM blogs and Minutes. But of course, that depends on how much you choose to participate in such activities. I have every confidence that you will be a substantial contributor. Let's hope that CSM6 has a bigger ratio of such contributors rather than delegates whose participation in CSM "group work" amounts to nothing more than "Yeah, looks fine".



Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.04 07:59:00 - [46]
 

Hi all,

In support of my CSM6 run, I will be teaching a series of FREE PvP fundamentals classes.

You can find the details on the classes here.

E man Industries
Posted - 2011.03.04 14:58:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Mynxee
Originally by: Ripard Teg
In talking with Mynxee, she has told me to do a proper job as a CSM delegate requires 5-6 hours per week of work.


In an easy week :) It can go way up when prepping for a Summit, addressing a special issue that requires a lot of discussion (and possibly research), or writing official CSM blogs and Minutes. But of course, that depends on how much you choose to participate in such activities. I have every confidence that you will be a substantial contributor. Let's hope that CSM6 has a bigger ratio of such contributors rather than delegates whose participation in CSM "group work" amounts to nothing more than "Yeah, looks fine".





Aye this is why you need to do more research than the little posts as any CSM wanabe can claim anything they want but it's worth nothingwithout the work involved.

Chose a dedicated CSM rep who is willing to give it the effort it requires.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.05 18:01:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: E man Industries
Chose a dedicated CSM rep who is willing to give it the effort it requires.

Sadly, every CSM, there are candidates who are there to help the EVE community and do the work, and there are other candidates that are there for the free Iceland trip, the power that comes from knowing "what comes next", and the e-peen.

I have to admit, there's a perverse part of me that wonders what will happen with the CSM if all nine, or eight out of the nine, are the latter type. It'll be entertaining, if nothing else. Wink

Couple of hours until I participate in the Lost in EVE CSM6 debate. Should be fun. Smile

Mynxee
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2011.03.06 00:35:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Ripard Teg
Originally by: E man Industries
Chose a dedicated CSM rep who is willing to give it the effort it requires.

Sadly, every CSM, there are candidates who are there to help the EVE community and do the work, and there are other candidates that are there for the free Iceland trip, the power that comes from knowing "what comes next", and the e-peen.


I'm quite confident you'll be one of the ones willing to put in great effort if elected. I'm really looking forward to listening to those debates, btw!

Gruna Velor
Posted - 2011.03.06 04:08:00 - [50]
 

You'll have my vote :thumbsup:

Zena Onatop
Posted - 2011.03.06 07:03:00 - [51]
 

Riptard, you are a smart dedicated person who is the type of person the CSM needs. You have my vote.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.07 07:32:00 - [52]
 

Thanks for your support. Smile

If you have any questions for me, throw them out there. The debates went really well. I've written a long blog post about it, for those that are interested.

Philip Loki
Noir. Mercenary Group
Posted - 2011.03.07 16:51:00 - [53]
 

Having flown with you now in a couple of corporations, I've been quite impressed with your knowledge of the game, enthusiasm, and dedication to doing a great job in whatever you choose to do. More importantly, your blog is a good read while I'm bored at work. Laughing

Good luck in your run...you'll have my votes.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.08 08:46:00 - [54]
 

I was asked today in #ripardeg what my position is on micro-transactions. This is such an obvious question that I'm surprised that I wasn't asked it until now. My position is this:

First, I am the owner of the "No Microtransactions" toon. That should give you some idea of my default position on this issue. Wink My preference would be that EVE have no MTs at all.

However, we know that Hilmar has spoken publicly that MTs are part of his long-term strategy for CCP. At the end of the day, CCP is a business. I work in the business world. I've been the technical assistant to a senior executive at a very large company and I can tell you that once an executive at that level makes a decision, it is nearly impossible to change their mind.

So my view is that MTs are coming to EVE.

So, in a more realistic sense, though I don't like MTs, my position will be that if EVE must have MTs, they be restricted to vanity items only. Clothes, ship skins, alliance logos on jackets and on the sides of ships, and that's it.

If anyone has questions about this position, throw them out there.

Ripard Teg
Whitestone Enterprises
Posted - 2011.03.09 02:35:00 - [55]
 

I've written part one of a long reply to CSM5's Open Letter to CCP About Incarna.

Here's part one. Part two tomorrow.

Ira Bong
Posted - 2011.03.09 05:37:00 - [56]
 

You have my vote! Good luck.

TYR3L
Posted - 2011.03.09 14:44:00 - [57]
 

Enjoyed your reply to the CSM's open letter. Looking forward to part 2.

You've got my vote.

Chuc Morris
Posted - 2011.03.09 15:02:00 - [58]
 

1 4U 1 4Seleene, I can't choose between you both guys since you are the two persons I'd like to see at CSM6.
Both are constructive and complementary, have strong positions base on solid experieces and are mature enough to look at it has a game, but a serious internet spaceship business that must be taken forward by mature people.

GL Rip, hope to see you soon at CSM with Seleene and you'll both do great things for our loved game.

(sry my english is pretty low)

Silen Boon
Posted - 2011.03.09 16:15:00 - [59]
 

I was impressed with your appearance on Lost In Eve. You sound level headed and I belive you would be a good addition to the CSM. You get my support Very Happy

There is just one comment I'd like to make. In some of your replies to questions about problems in Eve, you've responded with some fairly specific ideas about a "fix". While I generally agree with your ideas, I feel CSM members are better placed to facilitate the communication of ideas from the player base to CCP.

I'm a fairly casual player, and sometimes only get a couple of hours a week to play Eve. I currently feel trapped in hi-sec because, without the support of a corp, the potential cost of lost ships and equipment is just too great compared to the profit. How do you feel about the transition from hi-sec to low-sec, for players like me?

Jita mcheck
Posted - 2011.03.09 17:30:00 - [60]
 

Voted for ya
to bad i could not vote for saleen as well.


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