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Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:08:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Alsyth on 07/03/2011 21:57:43
Edited by: Alsyth on 03/03/2011 22:29:40
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:18:34
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:11:32
Hi everyone,

This is my candidacy for CSM6!
But, who am I? No 0.0 Alliance to support me? No, there is not. I'm a rather young hi/low-sec player, interested in every aspect of the game, and free from 0.0 powerbloc influences.

In Eve I mostly hunt pirates and help my industrial friends during their wars, but keep in mind I'm not biased towards these playstiles. I need pirates to hunt them, for instance. I do not want greedy industrials to be absolutely freed from risks in hi-sec either. As for my pvp activities, I fly every race of ship, I FC quite a lot in 5-20 gangs. Battleclinic for those who want to know more.

In real life I am 23 years old, I studied Mathematics, science in general, and Sociology.



What I would like is Eve to be better for as many playstyles as possible, and that's why I am willing to be part of CSM6. I really admire the work of the previous CSM, the "CCP commits to excellence" thing was awesome, and CSM6 should, in my opinion, keep working that way.

What can I bring to CSM6? First of all, a voice from Empire, and not from 0.0. However hard they might try, most of 0.0 old players running for CSM just don't understand Empire anymore (apart from their alt effortlessly printing ISKs from T2 BPo's), and being supported by their powerbloc, they could not even if they wanted.


Every thing I will ever do as a CSM member will be run by my logical sense and my wish for Eve to get even better. I will not leave the CSM because of a disagreement with CCP on Incarna, jump portals or whatever (well, unless they just intentionnally eradicate small gang pvp, which I doubt will happen), your votes have a meaning, and your opinions too, I will listen to all of you carefully.


I will not promise anything apart from this "runned by logic and love for Eve" thing. I know I cannot fix anything on my own, I have lots of ideas, but CSM is not about bringing fancy ideas to CCP, it's about making Eve player's voices loud enough and organized enough for CCP to take them in account.


I am willing to work as a part of the CSM team, I think that's how we, CSM as a whole, could make meaningful changes happen, and not only patches or fixes. No more spoongate :)
Yet, in front of a CSM made of 0.0 powerbloc members (How many NC candidates already?) willing to protect some of their priviledges at any cost, I will make sure Empire players of all kind are never forgotten nor put at a disadvantage. I won't try to put some kind of player at a disadvantage on behalf though, but it does not mean I will not try to act against some inconsistents priviledges.


Feel free to ask for my opinion on any subject you want, I'll answer giving both my personnal opinion (even if it is not really relevant: CSM is not about personal opinions) and why I think CSM should or should not bring the subject to CCP.

And just a quick reviews of some general subjects I think should be discussed at CSM meetings (if they are not already) :

* Supercapital balance, jump bridges and capital fleet projection (these matters are tightly linked)
* Hi sec pvp, wars, neutral remotes
* Keep improving UI, Corp and POS UI, and small fixes everywhere
* Low sec pvp, bounty hunting, killrights, Factional Warfare
* More hi sec Incursions (Sanshas should aim for well populated systems), make lvl5 missions useful again
* Dominion was meant to bring small alliance to 0.0. Not to bring pets to big alliances. Something didn't work.
* Eve should be more dynamic. Agents sending people in less populated systems is good. Office renting prices changing with system population is good. Sovereignty bringing more npc, belts and sigs in a static system is utter nonsense. Jita station owners should higher taxes, poor systems should have no taxes at all, etc

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:10:00 - [2]
 

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Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.01 22:50:00 - [3]
 

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OhThis GuyAgain
Posted - 2011.03.02 00:10:00 - [4]
 

So in short you'll willing to work with the members of the NC who make it to CSM in terms of being stalwart and making the CSM more effective, but come from a hi/lowsec perspective?

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.02 10:43:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: OhThis GuyAgain
So in short you'll willing to work with the members of the NC who make it to CSM in terms of being stalwart and making the CSM more effective, but come from a hi/lowsec perspective?


I will work with whoever makes it to the CSM, but it doesn't mean I will always agree with them. I think the way Mittani (and others) wants to make the CSM to act more united to have more effect on CCP is really interesting.

However, I do not think a CSM with only 0.0 people would be a good thing for either the playerbase (less representativity) or even for the CSM: CCP is not dumb enough to trust the CSM if it's only made of 0.0 players elected through their powerblocs.

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.02 11:02:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Alsyth
Originally by: OhThis GuyAgain
So in short you'll willing to work with the members of the NC who make it to CSM in terms of being stalwart and making the CSM more effective, but come from a hi/lowsec perspective?


I will work with whoever makes it to the CSM, but it doesn't mean I will always agree with them. I think the way Mittani (and others) wants to make the CSM to act more united to have more effect on CCP is really interesting.

However, I do not think a CSM with only 0.0 people would be a good thing for either the playerbase (less representativity) or even for the CSM: CCP is not dumb enough to trust the CSM if it's only made of 0.0 players elected through their powerblocs.

It doesn't matter if the people on the CSM are all from 0.0 or not.
What matters is that a unified voice is presented to CCP.
This is easiest if the parties involved are similar.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.02 12:15:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Two Shots
It doesn't matter if the people on the CSM are all from 0.0 or not.
What matters is that a unified voice is presented to CCP.
This is easiest if the parties involved are similar.


The risk being that these parties are completely biased if all of them come from 0.0 and are elected thanks to their powerbloc: everything that remotely threat their priviledges will be wiped out of CSM meetings, and everything that will only profit to Empire players will be less prioritized than things which will benefit to their powerblocs.

Empire players do not want this. Nor does CCP, aware that more than 80% of players are Empire players.



A 100% powerbloc CSM could even threaten the very existence of the CSM, CPP noticing that because of politics issues the CSM lost its only meaning: to represent players.

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.02 13:01:00 - [8]
 

As has been stated prior, most 0.0 players are also Empire players.
We don't want to nerf High-Sec isk faucets, because we use them.
That's the Low-Sec ~elite pvp~ bunch that want to get rid of nice things in Empire and force cheap ganks encourage good fights.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.02 13:21:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Two Shots
As has been stated prior, most 0.0 players are also Empire players.
We don't want to nerf High-Sec isk faucets, because we use them.
That's the Low-Sec ~elite pvp~ bunch that want to get rid of nice things in Empire and force cheap ganks encourage good fights.


That's why I said 70% instead of 85%, assuming 15% of eve population are Empire alts of null sec players.

I'm not saying 0.0 powerbloc players want to nerf hi-sec. They just want their priviledge in 0.0 to stay the same, and they don't care about hi-sec much (apart from production and trade they makes part of their money from).

Low sec pvper, I think you don't really know them. They just want fights, and their space to be populated again, not by nerfing hi-sec, but by making low-sec attractive again, which is not the case righ know, powerbloc 0.0 being both safer and wealthier with no real drawbacks apart from paying a rent to said powerbloc.

McVain089
Caldari
TAL SHIAR SEALS
Posted - 2011.03.03 19:24:00 - [10]
 

Hi there,

I've read your point of view on 0.0, low/hi-sec but I'm curious about your thoughts on CCP's vision of making EvE 'The Ultimate Spacegame', meaning the introduction of Incarna, Dust 514 and other features that depart from the 'Internet Spaceship' style that defined EvE to this day. How is your take on this?

Best regards,
McVain

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.03 20:33:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Alsyth on 03/03/2011 20:34:01
Originally by: McVain089
Hi there,

I've read your point of view on 0.0, low/hi-sec but I'm curious about your thoughts on CCP's vision of making EvE 'The Ultimate Spacegame', meaning the introduction of Incarna, Dust 514 and other features that depart from the 'Internet Spaceship' style that defined EvE to this day. How is your take on this?

Best regards,
McVain


I look forward to Incarna: I honestly think if it's done right, it could be a fantastic part of Eve.

But I will definitely, as a CSM member, oppose to anythink making Incarna "mandatory": I think no one should be forced to step outside his pod in any way to have access to existing features.
Many capsuleers just don't want to leave their pod, and I completely understand them. No single feature available in game at the moment should force them to do so.

I think the "captain quarter" will be great, but it is already forcing people too much, I would really act with the whole CSM to try to convince CCP this is really bad idea.



Incarna should, in my opinion, be a magnificent expansion making anyone WILLING to step outside their pod, but it shouldn't FORCE them to do so in ANY way.

Feligast
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.03 20:53:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Alsyth
* Supercapital balance, jump bridges and capital fleet projection (these matters are tightly linked)


As a self-described empire and lowsec dweller, can you explain how your lack of experience with these issues will HELP any discussion you might have, particularly jump brides?

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.03 21:11:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Feligast
Originally by: Alsyth
* Supercapital balance, jump bridges and capital fleet projection (these matters are tightly linked)


As a self-described empire and lowsec dweller, can you explain how your lack of experience with these issues will HELP any discussion you might have, particularly jump brides?


Jump brides, I don't know :)

I have no personal experience with these mechanisms (well, cap projection, a little), but I know they are an important matter right now for 0.0, and that's why I mentioned them.

I will never pretend to have some experience I haven't, but I will be able to look at it from the outside, while 0.0 players are too focused on the way they use it right now and the fact they don't want to lose their advantages.

I honestly believe a fresh look on these issues could bring a lot to the CSM.

gix tyrionn
Aces -N- Eights
Posted - 2011.03.03 21:45:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Alsyth
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:18:34
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:11:32
In Eve I mostly hunt pirates and help my industrial friends during their wars, but keep in mind I'm not biased towards these playstiles.


* Supercapital balance, jump bridges and capital fleet projection (these matters are tightly linked)
* More hi sec Incursions (Sanshas should aim for well populated systems), make lvl5 missions useful again
* Sovereignty bringing more npc, belts and sigs in a static system is utter nonsense.


So your idea of not being biased is nerfing sov upgrades and putting more incursions in high sec? Also what is wrong with level 5 missions? They seem to make good iskies of those who will mission in low sec instead of highsec.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.03 22:12:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: gix tyrionn
Originally by: Alsyth
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:18:34
Edited by: Alsyth on 01/03/2011 22:11:32
In Eve I mostly hunt pirates and help my industrial friends during their wars, but keep in mind I'm not biased towards these playstiles.


* Supercapital balance, jump bridges and capital fleet projection (these matters are tightly linked)
* More hi sec Incursions (Sanshas should aim for well populated systems), make lvl5 missions useful again
* Sovereignty bringing more npc, belts and sigs in a static system is utter nonsense.


So your idea of not being biased is nerfing sov upgrades and putting more incursions in high sec? Also what is wrong with level 5 missions? They seem to make good iskies of those who will mission in low sec instead of highsec.


I don't ask for a sov upgrade "nerf", but for a new repartition of resources in 0.0.

Sov upgrades just bring more money to people who already have it, and encourage 0.0 alliances to ground themselves in some overly protected systems, giving too much advantages to defender and preventing from real 0.0 epic wars.
And the fact that they bring more natural resources with upgrades is just dumb and illogical : 0.0 have immense resources because it's far from populated areas and it is not "farmed" much. Sov upgrade are against this and imbalance the game greatly.



Incursion are about sanshas trying to enslave populations. Why are (most of the)/(the most powerful) Incursions aimed towards the less populated systems then ? Nonsense.

0.0 Incursions are not even completed if they don't threaten some big alliance headquarter, while hi-sec Incursions are completed far too fast: Incursions aren't a threat to hi-sec at all right now, while according to the trailer they should (and it would be so much better to see sansha ships really attacking people everywhere in a system).



lvl5 missions are not rewarding enough when you look at the risks, in my opinion. Compare it to 0.0 or Incursion in hi-sec or 0.0.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.03 22:21:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: Alsyth on 03/03/2011 22:35:39
I'll do a "question" "quick answer" with http://match.eve-csm.com questions (great site by the way)

Quote:
Question : 0.0 infrastructure should only be vulnerable to large fleets of organized players supported by (super)capital ships.


Answer : I strongly disagree
I think organized conventional fleets should be able to threaten sovereignty infrastructures, I even believe that sovereignty mechanism as a whole need a revamp, Dominion has been a big failure in term of "allowing small Alliances to live in 0.0". The only thing it brought is more pets for powerblocs.

Quote:
Q: Jump bridges and Titan bridges should be nerfed to reduce power projection.


A: I agree
I think conventional fleets should be really mobile, be it thanks to jump bridges or other mechanisms, but I believe (super)capital ship projection should be greatly reduced.

Quote:
Q: 0.0 is most in need of further development, and should be a priority over all other areas of the game that need improvements.


A: I agree
0.0 is of course in need of improvement, mainly through sovereignty, cap fleet projection, and super cap balance. Should it be the first priority ? Why not.

Quote:
Q: Local chat should be changed to delayed mode everywhere.


A: I strongly disagree
I don't think it would be a good idea anywhere. Though it might help pvp players to fight against 0.0 bots, I think it would bother real players far too much.

Quote:
Q: CCP should devote an expansion cycle to revamping the User Interface.


A: I agree
Why not, Eve UI is not that great... The police size is just a joke :)


To be continued.


Of course, you can ask for detailed answers.

Keep in mind that these are my personal opinion though, and as I said earlier CSM is not about personal opinion much.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:18:00 - [17]
 

New batch of Q/A

Quote:
Q: The core combat model of EVE lacks complexity and is too simple.


A: I disagree
I wouldn't say that, I think most players are satisfied, it's already really complicated in pvp. And I don't think it should be a priority right now.

Quote:
Q: All forms of personal passive income (such as RnD agents) should be removed.


A: No opinion
Why and why not? If the only such thing is R&D agents, it's not that big of a deal.

Quote:
Q: CCP should spend more time fixing old content and less time introducing new content.


A: I agree
A 50/50 resource and time repartition should be great, knowing that fixing old content can make a great expansion on its own (like Dominion could have been...)

Quote:
Q: CCP should form a team that does monthly balance changes to ships and items, even if this means less development resources for improving other features.


A: No opinion
Balancing items and ship is needed, but I think monthly balances would be really annoying for everyone. Last faction ship balancing was rather good, as is made lots of useless ships useful. (And some ships imbalanced, sadly).

Quote:
Q: Incarna (Walking in Stations) is not desired for Eve Online and is taking too many development resources away from Flying In Space features.


A: I strongly disagree
I'm looking forward to Incarna, I think it should be an awesome expansion making every player WANT to step out of their pod, but not FORCING anyone to do so.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.08 14:14:00 - [18]
 

http://match.eve-csm.com/

is online. You can see who among the candidates corresponds to your ideas the best.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.10 00:53:00 - [19]
 

You can vote right now, I'd like you to consider the following :

What will a CSM with 9 0.0 players in it, 6 of them for the sake of their powerbloc will bring to Eve ?
Probably the end of the CSM (or turning back to a CSM with no power at all), CCP considering it lost in initial purpose -to represent the player-, and turned into another meaningless lobby : except it has no real power apart from what CCP decides.

Use your vote in a good way, vote for me Wink, to keep the CSM representative !

Taz Hendar
Posted - 2011.03.10 03:55:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Alsyth
You can vote right now, I'd like you to consider the following :

What will a CSM with 9 0.0 players in it, 6 of them for the sake of their powerbloc will bring to Eve ?
Probably the end of the CSM (or turning back to a CSM with no power at all), CCP considering it lost in initial purpose -to represent the player-, and turned into another meaningless lobby : except it has no real power apart from what CCP decides.

Use your vote in a good way, vote for me Wink, to keep the CSM representative !


I agree, got my vote. Sadly I have but one account with which to vote with, but I'll vote for you. Would be good to see some fresh unjaded input into the CSM. o7

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.10 10:38:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: Taz Hendar
I agree, got my vote. Sadly I have but one account with which to vote with, but I'll vote for you. Would be good to see some fresh unjaded input into the CSM. o7


I'm honoured :)

And I hope all of you, Empire players who feel distant from other CSM candidates -be it because you don't fly a Nyx, don't have 10B in your wallet...- , or 0.0 players tired of 0.0 as it is enjoyed right now by powerblocs -rents, politic immobility due to NAPfest- and thinking it need a fresh look on it, will consider voting for me.

Alsyth
Night Warder
Posted - 2011.03.16 22:52:00 - [22]
 

One thing I forgot :

I'm French.

Why is it relevant ? Even if I like English, it means I have litteraly LOTS of friends in real life who don't want to play Eve because they feel their English is not good enough. And that's really, really sad, they could be great players in this game.

Right now, German and Russian clients exist, but CCP is reluctant to introduce new langages because EVE is not made to be translated, textboxes sometimes have a fixed sized, and so on. Eve client would need a big revamp to be easily translated.

If I'm elected in CSM, I'll make sure this particular topic is not forgoten by CCP, and I think it should be part of a bigger UI modification : kill two birds with one stone !


 

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