Originally by: Mike Azariah
It would be nice if this were possible but to listen to every damn player would logistically be the full time job for a group, not one community manager. Question is, what group would be willing to listen to the idea of the huge population, to distill those ideas and find the gems amongst the gravel? If there was such a group, how would you choose them? Let CCP put their own people with preconceived ideas?
What if the players chose amongst themselves to form this group?
THAT is what this election is.
I belive those who created game can easily handle whole stuff. They made into real so sophisticated mathematic equations that are not very common in other space games. Propably thats why they decided to get us to idea of CSM. I admire CCP for being open to ideas. Even more i admire freedom of speach to let me disagree with some :) But i belive giving just a group of people theoreticly more rights to influence ccp minds is move that will move to slow extinction of our community.
It is like you on your own limit your own pool of imagination and ideas by letting small gruop of people inside game decide for the rest. That small group will change game in the way they like not in the way WHOLE PLAYER BASE LIKE.
Sure some ideas are wrong, some are good. But why guys who are not capable of doing such a cool game are in charge of decidions that influence us all.
Most of them are just capable to make proper impression i belive they are very creative in self presentation. CSM idea propably gives them some meta fun.
About your last question. Sure we form ourselves into groups. That what corporations, alliances are made for. Thing is look on those structure in current game play.
How many existing corporations/alliances are in charge of game map. I belive about 0.5% of Eve population. Minority who is slightly more organised takes control over the rest. Do you think those minorites are capable of represanting whole Eve universe?
In my opinion that what election is in this game. Thats why i am not supporting it.
According to me CSM construction by defoult support minority structures. Correct me if i am wrong but i bet that 99% of eve players got no possibilites to participate as Electors due to their style of game play. Some are indyviduals, some hate structures, some play in random way for fun.
Giving up freedom of ideas of developing game. Narrowing possibilites to suggest your own idea. Why narrowing? Well one single genious mind need to convince brick wall of CSM electors to even get to CCP. Convincing us that CSM represent our ideas and minds is in my opinion very cruel. Sure it makes things simpler for CCP menagement but it is not the reason why i play Eve. I like diversity.