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Hemmo Paskiainen
Posted - 2011.03.09 12:56:00 - [1]

As someone who was a big fan of the CSM in the past i would like to open this discussion and i would like to know CSM Candidat's opinion about my open letter to CCP. I do think i make a resonable point witch should be discussable. I have put this in Jita Speakscorner because i believe i belongs here. So future CSM canditas be honest and tell me what u think and i have a few buddies with alooot of accounts willing to vote.

my letter:

Dear CCP somehow i lost my urge to vote after running a black op assemly hall for over 16 months. In those 16 months it got twice the attention of the csm and u in Iceland (devs in general of speaking). It got voted on second place in assemply hall voting thingy a while ago, yet i see no changes?

I have asked a few times if it got noticed by u (devs in general) yet no reply,

So im sorry to say that my opinion is that i can not be botherd to vote for csm anymore. Its a Joke in my eyes, if u dont agree with me prove me other wise? or do u think 16 months is a too little time to make changes or make a comment "we are looking into it ect"??

playing eve for 2,5 yrs

Imigo Montoya
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Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.03.09 13:26:00 - [2]

Short answer: No.

Discussions are good. Well thought out ideas are good. General consensus among contributors to your thread is also good.

However none of these things alone will make changes actually happen. There needs to be a whole lot of things lined up for time to actually be spent on making additions/changes. There's consideration to the impact on the game, development time it will take (and therefore take away from other things), the possibility that any changes will drastically change existing gameplay, CCP Management's strategic goals for the game, and of course whether the devs see it as a good idea at all anyway.

This particularly applies when it comes to tweaking a ship class - something that is rather subjective.

CSM isn't there to get every idea through to being developed. It's there to put forward what the representatives feel are the best (which are not necessarily the ones that are popular on the forums) changes/additions that CCP could make and to act as the first line of player feedback to CCP on what CCP are planning to do (hopefully heading off disasters before they go into development).

I see having CSM delegates who are intimately familiar with game (and general software/multimedia) development concerns as incredibly important, which is why I'm standing.

Regardless, don't get disillusioned about CSM - it provides players a united, representative voice. We should do everything we can to use it.

Posted - 2011.03.09 17:46:00 - [3]

I see CSM something like a "Union", as Imigo Montoya stated, voice of players, but with no actual power. Tbh I don't think it meant to have "power" in the first place. CCP is a profitable company and as company they make annual plans, what they will do, what they will achieve during the year and so on. If ideas of CSM are according to CCP plans, then those ideas see the light, otherwise no.


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