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Johnathan Walker
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.02 19:34:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Sokratesz
Edited by: Sokratesz on 22/02/2011 14:16:26

With CSM-4 and 5 we managed to stir up the place

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If you need me, Iím always available in-game or by e-mail.

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You can find me on these forums or on many other EVE-community sites, talking about stuff related to EVE, CCP and the CSM.


Mr. Sokratesz,

With all due respect to taking the time and effort out of life to pursue change in a virtual world, I was sorely disappointed at your lack of performance and quality of work in CSM5.

The above noted quotes were selected out of context for a particular reason: "We" would imply a group. Curiously and on many occasions I found your lack of feedback and attendance to CSM meetings without any prior warning disconcerting at best and downright irresponsible at best. True, emergencies arise and bills need to be paid; a quick notation to the team advising of such is that that was asked and consistently ignored. Such actions (or lack thereof) raise concern as to your belief in accountability.

Further to this, implying that you are available "any time" and through various methods is, in my humblest of opinions, a load of steaming warmed leavings of a male bovine. If I recall correctly, quite a lot of initiatives were launched and completed during CSM5; none of them were either championed or actively supported by you. Of course, this perception could be way off the mark and "incorrect" depending on whom you speak with however bear in mind that perception is everything and not being out in the spotlight is highly noticed.

If I may be so bold and using purely hypothetical "coulda shoulda woulda"... I would have fired you from CSM5 on the grounds of poor perfomance, lack of accountability and general shenanigans that were, in my view, simply an effort to derail and disuade the progress and gains made by the other members of the team.


You sir most certainly do NOT have my vote.


With regards,
JW ugh

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.02 21:20:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Johnathan Walker

If I may be so bold and using purely hypothetical "coulda shoulda woulda"... I would have fired you from CSM5 on the grounds of poor perfomance, lack of accountability and general shenanigans that were, in my view, simply an effort to derail and disuade the progress and gains made by the other members of the team.

With regards,
JW ugh


U mad about spoongate still?

Manfred Sideous
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.03.02 22:50:00 - [33]
 

Rionnag didn't join AAA this season imo the outlook is grim for Sokratez.

Johnathan Walker
Caldari
Posted - 2011.03.03 00:31:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Sokratesz


U mad about spoongate still?



Dear MR Sokratesz,

"Spoongate" has nothing to do with my negative perceptions of your capabilities; only your direct actions (or lack thereof, for that matter) have any bearing on my decision to firmly say "not a chance in hell" and shout just so from the tallest Amarrian spires.

TheBear421
Global Economy Experts
Stellar Economy Experts
Posted - 2011.03.03 05:50:00 - [35]
 

Based on your campaign message, you are one of my top five favorite candidates. Congratulations! =p

Recently, Iíve focused heavily on trading and processing PI commodities in and around Jita. This has been very lucrative for me, increasing my net worth from 100m to 1100m in just two months. It is a very complex and financially risky way of making money, and I have a massive Excel spreadsheet dedicated to it, but I am beginning to master the art of Jita trade.

Coming from World of Warcraft, I absolutely love EVEís free market system and intuitive market interface, but there is a key element of my moneymaking that I find absolutely horrible: the Planetary Interaction interface itself.

CCP made a couple important improvements with Incursion, but almost nothing to aid people like myself who overlook harvesting completely and focus on processing what others have harvested and have put on the market. With 123 advanced industry facilities and 24 launchpads on my six planets in Sobaseki, switching schematics and routes to account for shifts in the market can take upwards of 3000 clicks, when it could feasibly be programmed to take a tenth of that (excluding any clicks outside of the PI interface). On top of that, I have to wait ten seconds each time I wish to import or export from each of my launchpads (a feature intended to prevent lag, I assume), which may only make it take about seven minutes longer than it should, but is still a headache. There are other, less important grievances I have with PI (canít view the contents of planetary customs offices without being in the same system, etc.), but I feel like Iíve ranted long enough.

And so my question to you is this: Do you share my feelings about further PI reform being absolutely critical to the economic and industrial aspects of the game, and, if elected, will you lobby CCP on behalf of me and all the other planetary industrialists in New Eden?

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.03 07:16:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: Manfred Sideous
Rionnag didn't join AAA this season imo the outlook is grim for Sokratez.


And we didn't do it for that reason in the past, but the rumour sure is persistent ;p

Originally by: TheBear421

And so my question to you is this: Do you share my feelings about further PI reform being absolutely critical to the economic and industrial aspects of the game, and, if elected, will you lobby CCP on behalf of me and all the other planetary industrialists in New Eden?


There have been several proposals originating from the community that dealt with 'the clickfest' and to my knowledge we approved them all. We were under the impression that there was some iterating going to be done there but recently it's been pushed to the background a bit with all the Incarna rabble, so it needs a status update. If fanfest does not show signs of improvement, it's time for some action because this is a returning concern.

'Absolutely crititcal' - Not sure if I agree there but it definitely was a nice a ddition that just needs some more development to become mature. It also has the potential of giving 'more power to the little man', if CCP finally decide to do something about moongoo.

Manfred Sideous
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2011.03.03 13:57:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: Sokratesz
Originally by: Manfred Sideous
Rionnag didn't join AAA this season imo the outlook is grim for Sokratez.


And we didn't do it for that reason in the past, but the rumour sure is persistent ;p

Originally by: TheBear421

And so my question to you is this: Do you share my feelings about further PI reform being absolutely critical to the economic and industrial aspects of the game, and, if elected, will you lobby CCP on behalf of me and all the other planetary industrialists in New Eden?


There have been several proposals originating from the community that dealt with 'the clickfest' and to my knowledge we approved them all. We were under the impression that there was some iterating going to be done there but recently it's been pushed to the background a bit with all the Incarna rabble, so it needs a status update. If fanfest does not show signs of improvement, it's time for some action because this is a returning concern.

'Absolutely crititcal' - Not sure if I agree there but it definitely was a nice a ddition that just needs some more development to become mature. It also has the potential of giving 'more power to the little man', if CCP finally decide to do something about moongoo.


It was more of a funny poke then a jab I wish ya luck Sok.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.03 19:19:00 - [38]
 

Thought so ;) thanks!

Legal Assistant
Posted - 2011.03.03 20:53:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Sokratesz
There have been several proposals originating from the community that dealt with 'the clickfest' and to my knowledge we approved them all.


Not exactly. Looks like just one PI proposal that CSM5 raised and voted on. Granted it was an omnibus which collected together a bunch of PI-related ideas from players.

Is PI iteration something you will specifically pursue during CSM6 and if so, how will you go about that?

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.03 22:53:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Legal Assistant
Originally by: Sokratesz
There have been several proposals originating from the community that dealt with 'the clickfest' and to my knowledge we approved them all.


Not exactly. Looks like just one PI proposal that CSM5 raised and voted on. Granted it was an omnibus which collected together a bunch of PI-related ideas from players.

Is PI iteration something you will specifically pursue during CSM6 and if so, how will you go about that?



Well yes it was just one proposal (my initial statement wasnt entirely correct), but if you look here: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/Planetary_Interaction_Omnibus_Proposal_(CSM) you will see that especially Trebor put a lot of effort in bundling the best that the communiy could come up with and we were all hugely in favour of it. I personally don't do PI but as I said before, it was a good addition IMO and it has potential for the future, if CCP wants to create a more open and competition friendly economy. They promised us iteration in June, and if they aren't delivering, they better have a really good explanation ready because there is a lot of work to be done there and a lot of demand from the playerbase for it.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.05 18:22:00 - [41]
 

Saturday evening bump!

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.07 17:38:00 - [42]
 

Monday bump!

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2011.03.07 21:27:00 - [43]
 

Thanks for the reply.

Originally by: Sokratesz
the CSM


Bit less CSM-defensive stance than I would have expected, refreshing. One main reason I even ask this is because, simply put, if CSM does have any impact at all it does not really get out to the public.

We see your guys writeups. We see in devblogs where CCP mention "discussions with CSM". But frankly, that could mean anything or nothing. We just see you guys have meetings, and no real impact, and a personal pet peeve is how on numerous occations CSM delegates been stating they "cannot talk on this matter due to the NDA". Isn't it quite odd, given the 'transparency', that you even have to sign that? CCP could just avoid feeding you information you cannot share, problem solved?

Either way, I appreciate your writeup. It's just hard to feel CSM is worth anything. We could use more insight.

Originally by: Sokratesz
On the topic of lowsec. I think a lot can be done by introducing a more suitable gradient of risk/reward for missions, complexes, moons et cetera. Worm holes offer a great way of getting in and out of lowsec while bypassing the usual camps, and this could be expanded upon by for example adding more connections between hisec - losec - 0.0. For many people, the thought of jumping into a .4 and losing your ship immediately after uncloaking because there happened to be a hictor & friends hugging the gate is quite appalling.


Yeah I agree both on the WH, more connections and instalocking HIC camps. My main is -10 and I like lowsec as a whole tbh, and generally I feel that not much is needed. But we could really use less chokepoints, more traffic. And the ridicilously low-sec specific lag (sec updates?), but heh. If that's a deterrent for 0.0 alliances to show up, I'm all for it. Razz

We need less nullsec alliances and more carebears in lowsec. Just wanted to see your point first, before I post mine.

I'm still guttered about CSM, but I do appreciate that CSM5 has been pushing for what seems to be more response from CCP. Yours and Seleenes focuses is in-line with my rough opinions too..

So, on the subject on that; what do you think of AFK-cloaking? Another pet peeve of mine. Razz

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.07 22:47:00 - [44]
 

Edited by: Sokratesz on 08/03/2011 07:43:07
Originally by: Misanth

So, on the subject on that; what do you think of AFK-cloaking? Another pet peeve of mine. Razz



I agree it's an annoying mechanic, and a number of solutions has been proposed, such as adding fuel usage, disabling directional scanner while cloaked, making the current penalties more severe...tbh I'm okay with any of those as long as CCP Game Design thinks its appropriate and QA tests it thoroughly. (and covops cloaks stay p. good)

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.09 08:00:00 - [45]
 

Bump!

Misanth
RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE
Posted - 2011.03.09 10:29:00 - [46]
 

Thanks again for reply.

Originally by: Sokratesz
I agree it's an annoying mechanic, and a number of solutions has been proposed, such as adding fuel usage, disabling directional scanner while cloaked, making the current penalties more severe...tbh I'm okay with any of those as long as CCP Game Design thinks its appropriate and QA tests it thoroughly. (and covops cloaks stay p. good)


I'd hate to see a fuel bay on em (I wrote more lengthy regarding that, in Seleenes thread). Would be gamebreaking for me to lose it, heh, guerilla warfare crew checking in. TL;DR, AFK cloaking to losen targets up, or to stay alive when blobbed (sometimes for days) is vital when being massively outnumbered. Seleene lost my votes on fuel-bay on cloak opinion, alone.

Will see if you won't at least get some vote from me, since that's no major concern for you. Razz

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.11 07:48:00 - [47]
 

friday bump

Kill All Humans
Posted - 2011.03.12 04:28:00 - [48]
 

One of my main concerns with all the claims CSM candidates make about what they feel needs re-balancing is they never really elaborate on how they imagine it being fixed. Sure, we can say this or that is broken, and we want some Utopian New Eden, but as far as quantifying the changes they are proposing?

I hear you say you want to break up the power blocks by changing 0.0 logistics, but I cannot imagine how you could do that without hurting the smaller ones even more. Large coalitions have an easier time with self-sufficiency. I can't even fathom a way to accomplish these 'problems', and frankly, I have not heard any here either.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.12 14:17:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Kill All Humans
One of my main concerns with all the claims CSM candidates make about what they feel needs re-balancing is they never really elaborate on how they imagine it being fixed. Sure, we can say this or that is broken, and we want some Utopian New Eden, but as far as quantifying the changes they are proposing?

I hear you say you want to break up the power blocks by changing 0.0 logistics, but I cannot imagine how you could do that without hurting the smaller ones even more. Large coalitions have an easier time with self-sufficiency. I can't even fathom a way to accomplish these 'problems', and frankly, I have not heard any here either.


I do not necessarily want to make logistics more difficult. What I do like to see happening is several tweaks to the way things work in general in 0.0. I don't claim to know the perfect means to do so in every case but I feel that if it's done well, in cooperation with the players, it can turn out really nice.

Examples:

- If you make mining and industry in 0.0 easier with more production slots (don't know much about mining but I'm sure there are plenty of ways to 'improve' that lol), not as much stuff will have to be ferried in from empire. This reduces the dependency on supply lines and makes 0.0 more self sufficient.

- An increase in the number of entry systems would make it easier to get in and out and open up 0.0 to more casual visitors, and reduces the ability to pretty much 'lock down' a region for regular traffic by permacamping a small number of entry systems.

- By making it more difficult/expensive to control many systems with just one corp or alliance you force them to concentrate on where they really want to be, where the nice resources etc are.

These, among other changes large and small, would stimulate the existence of multiple smaller entities that battle over shorter distances and smaller areas than today. The exact ways and means however will need to be discussed at length and none of this is final or unalterable.

I do however feel strongly that a change in the current 0.0 that has been moving towards a more uniform, stale and generally boring state ever since around '06 would be a huge improvement to EVE. More small scale wars, more opportunities for small groups of players and less of the current state of powerblock vs. powerblock.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.13 09:35:00 - [50]
 

sunday bump :D

mistiks
Minmatar
Deep Exploration Projects and Programs
Cascade Imminent
Posted - 2011.03.14 00:14:00 - [51]
 

U got my voice!

Mistiks

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.14 12:51:00 - [52]
 

Originally by: mistiks
U got my voice!

Mistiks


Thank you!

And is it monday already?

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.15 16:50:00 - [53]
 

bump :)

Kail Storm
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.03.15 22:16:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Nomad I
Originally by: Sokratesz

There is no doubt that the proliferation of supercaps and the ability of an army to move all the way across the galaxy in a matter of hours is having a quenching effect on PVP, large and small.


You are mixing up force projection and logistics and I remaind poeple here, what you have written:

"0.0 logistics currently are too easy and cheap IMO"

I don't know wheter you are always was be active in corp logistics or not. But you are showing no competance and messing up a good intention to remove force projection. Managing production and delivery a ship in an ongoing war can be an exhausting job. If than one like you, try to mess with the logistic chain this will be the death to many smaller entitys in 0.0, while big coalitions can engange their carebear force.

I'm a pilot that want pewpew and not endless convoys or the result that a small alliance isn't able to secure the supply. Thx for the fool. I give it back to you.






You are a Pew pew pilot???

Sound like a angry Carebear to me.

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.16 08:54:00 - [55]
 

le bump

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.17 16:18:00 - [56]
 

bump!

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.19 20:17:00 - [57]
 

Saturday evening bump

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.21 11:38:00 - [58]
 

flerp

Sokratesz
Rionnag Alba
Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.03.28 18:22:00 - [59]
 

Thanks to everyone that showed support, Depending on what happens in the coming year I may decide to run again next term with a more elaborate campaign. Let it be sure however that the current CSM lacks 'independent' candidates :)


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