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RaptorXL
Caldari
Tax Evasion R US
Posted - 2011.03.02 18:24:00 - [1]
 

Some candidates want your vote because it's a free trip.
Some want your vote because they have beef with CCP. And really, anyone who truly plays eve will have some beef with some broken feature.

The difference between them and me is I don't want to go.
Yea I have some issue with some of the broken content. But it doesn't mean I want to spend 20hours on a plane.
I don't see why the CSM can't have more on-going direct communication with CCP. Like weekly skype conference calls or some other jazz. There is what? 7 years of backlog of player suggestions for fixes and you really think 2 summit meetings a year can cover all those?

No, what the CSM needs is more direct continual communication and involvement. Where the CSM can have active discussions with players on the forums or in game and bring important feedback directly to CCP without waiting 6 months for a summit.

CCP has stated that with each issue brought up, they have to run the numbers and check if it does in fact solve a balance issue or create another one. hence the delay in dealing with so many of the issue brought forth by previous CSMs. I say, let the CSM run some numbers. Give the CSM a small test server and someone at CCP that can implement player suggested changes on a small 10 system server. Let the CSM test hybrid changes, ship power grid changes and other issues on the forums. Let the CSM test these changes on a basic level and then they can have some experience and numbers to present to CCP to give a direction for a fix rather then just giving a complaint.

The idea may not be perfect, but it's a start. It's just one of hundreds of ideas to open the door for communication and change with CCP based on player feedback.

And that's what I want to bring to the CSM.

So while some other candidates may express the exact issues you want fixed, they'll be hard pressed to see it resolved. But a vote for me will increase the chances that the CSM will be able to represent your issues with success to CCP.

OhThis GuyAgain
Posted - 2011.03.02 18:33:00 - [2]
 

Originally by: RaptorXL
I don't see why the CSM can't have more on-going direct communication with CCP. Like weekly skype conference calls or some other jazz. There is what? 7 years of backlog of player suggestions for fixes and you really think 2 summit meetings a year can cover all those?

No, what the CSM needs is more direct continual communication and involvement. Where the CSM can have active discussions with players on the forums or in game and bring important feedback directly to CCP without waiting 6 months for a summit.

How would this compare with the current situation with the internal CSM-CCP forums and the CSM-Player forums? Basically just less of an emphasis on the summit meetings and utilize the other means of communications more?

Meissa Anunthiel
Redshift Industrial
Rooks and Kings
Posted - 2011.03.02 19:52:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: RaptorXL
Some candidates want your vote because it's a free trip.


Just want to lay this "free trip" myth to rest.

The CSM is *NOT* a free trip. Let me tell you how it works.
You land (usually the evening before, sometimes the day of the meetings), head to the office, have 8+ hours of continuous meetings with different teams, they switch every 1 hour so they're fresh, you have to stay focus continuously. Multiply that by 3 days. Every evening we have meals with devs. What do we talk about? Eve. More lobbying, it's a bit more relaxed, but there's still the "discussing things as viewed from either side of the fence" aspect to things.

And when the meetings are done, you fly back.

CCP offers the people the ability to prolong their stay on their own dime, but that's not free anymore.
I have never taken that opportunity (lack of time or lack of money), as such I've never seen a geyser or whale.
It's no free trip...

And being on the CSM is continuous work, both outside the meetings in Iceland and in preparation for those. It's really no leisure.

Now letting you go back to your own candidacy, sorry for the disruption.

Meissa Anunthiel, CSM 2, 3, 4 and 5 (and 6?)


 

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