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Bruce Blacky
Blacky Invention Research Development YinYang
Posted - 2011.03.05 13:34:00 - [1]

"The purpose of the CSM is to represent society interests to CCP. This requires active engagement with the player community to master EVE issue awareness, understanding, and evaluation in the context of the greatest good for the greater player base.

Upon being elected, the members of the CSM are able to communicate closely with CCP..."

Hello voter,

vote for me if you play EVE on a Linux based OS.
The initiator of my CSM candidacy was a Eve forums thread in the Linux section. if you want to read up)

It seems that the linux community needs a voice/seat in the CSM to be represented.
I am willing to do that and try to find out on what level CCP is taken the Linux community into account during their development process.
There have been voices in the Linux community that want to have linux support back, i dont know if there is a chance for that, but i will definatly try.
Also if i get elected that will already be a sign of the linux community to be heard.

you can add issues that should be considered to the thread below:

For more information contact me in game either by mail or message and you can reply in this thread.

thank you for your time and support
Bruce Blacky

Local Griefers Union
Posted - 2011.03.06 05:38:00 - [2]

Yea umm pretty sure CCP said at last years Fanfest Linux was no longer really going to be cared about by them since not many people use it, but best of luck getting some votes for CSM off of just an OS

Sevarus James
Meridian Dynamics
Posted - 2011.03.07 08:52:00 - [3]

Good luck Bruce, you've got my vote.

Minerva Seraph
Posted - 2011.03.07 08:55:00 - [4]

How is your campaign not simply a prolonged way of asking CCP to reverse a decision to support an OS that they've deemed too marginal to support in any significant way? How does this campaign accomplish what a periodic dev blog cannot? I gues the main question is: "Can you articulate more than two items that require a voice for the Linux eve community?", because "CCP doesn't officially support us" is highly unlikely to grab CCP's attention.

Even with Cider support, many players have discovered that various branches of Wine are capable of running Eve, and in a few cases it performs better than commercial branches do. Why then would CCP be compelled to support a platform that seems to support itself better as an independent community?

And finally, beyond cheerleading for the Linux community, what else can you bring to the table in the event that your Linux initiative is vetoed in favour of other Eve gameplay issues?

I don't mean to trash your candidacy. But as a player I'm concerned that you offer a narrow focus in a highly technical area with little thought to game play issues, which is the traditional area of concern of players who campaign for a seat on the CSM.


Posted - 2011.03.07 12:50:00 - [5]

Yeah Bruce, you got my vote!

Keep it up and don't let yourself be swayed.

Katrina Bekers
Fighters Squadron
Posted - 2011.03.07 23:58:00 - [6]

My vote is here, of course, and whoever else I can "encourage" to vote.

About concerns expressed:

1) The (undeniable) marginality of our platform is also due to the now-defunct official client being used by a TINY fraction of actual Linux users, while the majority of us was "hidden" behind WINE, and counted as Windows users even when we're not. I wouldn't be surprised that the actual number of Linux players is many orders of magnitude larger than the number of counted Transgaming clients. Even a way to properly count us would be something I'd like to be presented to the devs.

2) While the focus of the campaign is indeed very limited to the technically-enabled, the vocality of our group is also near to annoyingly legendary. Who would you rather on a CSM seat, someone with a goal and the thrust to reach it against all odds (like... Uhm... Running EVE on an officially unsupported, but community powered platform), or yet-another-power-hungry-replica-of-the-previous-drone? I know my answer.

Mirabi Tiane
Posted - 2011.03.08 21:04:00 - [7]

What's up with the opposition to Incarna that you expressed on

Karak Terrel
As Far As The eYe can see
Chained Reactions
Posted - 2011.03.09 18:00:00 - [8]

Got my vote

CPP, should support wine as an official platform for Linux/BSD/Solaris/MacOS/... and scrap the stuff from Transgaming!

simple as that, and to be honest, i doesn't care that this is a single topic thing. There will be plenty of other people in CSM that whine about lag and stuff.

Ruhalus Prime
Posted - 2011.03.10 14:51:00 - [9]

Edited by: Ruhalus Prime on 10/03/2011 14:56:52
You got my vote(s)YARRRR!! as well. This is an important issue. I would use linux if the game were easier to run on it. Even if you don't win, ccp should be made aware that there still are folks out here that, even though are not currently using linux, wish to do so. All my attempts to use linux+eve have failed; exacerbated by the number of eve patches. Any number of votes for your position shows the desire for linux support is still a valid/relevant issue.

Good Luck!

Gella Darru
Posted - 2011.03.10 16:33:00 - [10]

As long as EVE runs just fine on wine (and indeed, it does as far as my experiences go). I see no reason to try and force CCP into spending precious manpower on a native client. I'd rather those people were occupied on making the game in general better.

Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.03.10 17:33:00 - [11]

Edited by: Camios on 10/03/2011 17:34:14
I used to run EVE on linux, and the cedega integration was awful.
The EVE client is not linux native, period.

I had best performance running EVE on Wine, the linux client sucked hard. I think that the linux client was only for the small part of the linux users that are too lazy to use wine.


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