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TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:15:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: TornSoul on 03/05/2008 23:49:55
http://csm.big-eve.comPlease visit your user settings to enable images.

My application for the CSM has been submitted.

Campaign website is available - Go check it out.

The purpose of this thread, apart from making my candidateship known, is to answer any questions people might have before casting their votes.

So fire away Razz

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EDIT : This post/thread was made way before the Jita forums existed (and before anyone was accepted as CSM candidates), so this first post might seem a bit strange Wink


Estel Arador
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:20:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Estel Arador on 30/03/2008 21:22:04
What's your real name?


The CSM documentation states that you must run under your real name.
(Edit: page 14, halfway)
I don't see it listed on your campaign site, it'd be a shame if we wouldn't know who to vote for Cool

Dirk Magnum
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:27:00 - [3]
 

One time a Soul of Fountain guy got snippy with me in some forum thread that I no longer have any detailed recollection of. Strike one.

The BIG website states that you have a join date of 2002, indicating that you have access to a time machine. You have clearly used this machine to carry the Eve server back to a year before Eve was launched and join then, and yet you have never offered anyone else an opportunity to use this wondrous device. Strike two.

I am posting in General Discussion again, obviously the worst forum on the internet, thanks to your thread. Strike three. (tbh)Mad

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:28:00 - [4]
 

In the summery pdf (page 3) it is further "defined" as
Quote:

Once CCP has verified the player’s identity and confirmed his
or her account status, the candidate’s real name and character selection of
choice will be officially announced to the community.



So I prefer to wait for that Wink


Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:29:00 - [5]
 

tornsoul, you FA relic, who dug you out of the moltballs?

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:30:00 - [6]
 

Can be much worse then this forum.

Anyway: Do you also have anything you want to do in CSM that not everyone else also wants? Now the only way you are different from part of the others is that you dont do pvp.

Because if i look at your list:
Quote:
Ways to either remove tedious repetitive tasks, or somehow enhance them to become non tedious and perhaps even interesting (I believe this is one of the greatest challenges, for any game)
Ways to expand the existing game, and by that I mean add new functionality to existing ingame things, and not necessarily endlessly adding new stuff, for the sake of adding new stuff. The EVE API would be a good example, as would factional warfare (to give a couple of examples of this)
Getting more excact descriptions/definations of procedures within CCP (with relation to the game). This can be anything really. But some things are, perhaps deliberatly or by negligence, unclear to the general populace. A few examples could be
What is the process of introducing a new feature to EVE
What is the process of petition escalation
What is the process of prioritizing which things gets fixed and which doesnt, and how can we influence that
I hope the above items gives you an idea what I mean by this.
Last but not least : The stuff that really really needs to be fixed, because it's outright broken.


Then i am pretty sure every candidate says that.

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:31:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Dirk Magnum
The BIG website states that you have a join date of 2002, indicating that you have access to a time machine.


Not so much a time machine, as an alternate universe machine Razz

There was an EVE before this EVE... In fact there was several... (also called beta Wink)



Estel Arador
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:32:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: TornSoul
In the summery pdf (page 3) it is further "defined" as
Quote:

Once CCP has verified the player’s identity and confirmed his
or her account status, the candidate’s real name and character selection of
choice will be officially announced to the community.



So I prefer to wait for that Wink




Ah, in true CCP style, the summary includes information not in the actual document Laughing

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:33:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Furb Killer

Then i am pretty sure every candidate says that.


In fact I haven't seen anyone specifically state so.

But apart from that, I'd (naturally..) surely hope that other CSM candidates would value the same issues.
Would be a great start on the CSM if everyone would agree on what needed to be done - Dont you think?


Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:34:00 - [10]
 

TS, your comedy value is below sealevel, no chance man. Old lemons are still lemons :D

Dirk Magnum
Blue Republic
RvB - BLUE Republic
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:34:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: TornSoul
Originally by: Dirk Magnum
The BIG website states that you have a join date of 2002, indicating that you have access to a time machine.


Not so much a time machine, as an alternate universe machine Razz

There was an EVE before this EVE... In fact there was several... (also called beta Wink)



Originally by: Dirk Magnum
One time a Soul of Fountain guy got snippy with me in some forum thread that I no longer have any detailed recollection of.


Make that TWO Soul of Fountain guys Evil or Very Mad

Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:35:00 - [12]
 

I havent seen other topics like these (havent been looking for them), but i just guess everyone has those points you have. Then the simple question, why vote on you when others got the same points? If everyone agrees with each other this is going to be a really boring election...

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:40:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: TornSoul on 30/03/2008 21:41:14
Originally by: Furb Killer
I havent seen other topics like these (havent been looking for them), but i just guess everyone has those points you have. Then the simple question, why vote on you when others got the same points? If everyone agrees with each other this is going to be a really boring election...


Thats actually a pretty good point.

I think that once the campaigning really starts to heat up, a few topics will emerge that the different candidates differ on, and over which much argumentation will ensue Wink

Right now however, I agree, it's a bit meh meh - Not really anything that makes individual candidates stand out much from each other.

Maybe you can get the ball rolling by bringing up a few subjects/issues of your own?

And I'll give them a lookover and give my opinion.


Furb Killer
Gallente
Posted - 2008.03.30 21:44:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Furb Killer on 30/03/2008 21:46:20
Got to go sleeping, so this is my last one for a while, but for example:
1. How do you want to improve low sec, and especially risk/reward
2. What to do against laggy fleet battles. Better hardware = more people who join the battle = same ammount of lag. So i suppose that somehow you need to give people a reason to split their forces, but how to do that :)

Edit: and since you arent doing much pvp (only pvp i do is losing my ship :P), same question for jita and some mission hubs lag.

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:09:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: TornSoul on 30/03/2008 22:18:34
Ah - Good stuff.

And definatly potentially controversial Wink

1. This one would take almost a thesis to answer tbh...
And my answer might not be in the direction you expect.

In line with my campaign motto "The BIG Picture", this is what you need to look at first and foremost.

And one of the fundamental flaws with "The BIG Picture" of EVE is the current population distribution.
Ie. way way way too many people in empire.

Why is this? Well it must obviously be that for most people it's simply "better" for them to be there (and each have their own defination of what "better" is)

So what has this got to do with low sec?
Well... I think it's not so much a question of improving low sec, but rather "give incentive" to go to other places of EVE - To be able to have a living to your liking in other parts of EVE.

And when I say "give incentive" I dont only mean positive incentives...
Sometimes you need to "force" (or rather coerce) certain groups of peoples behavior, in order to obtain whats best for all in the long run.

I'll give a very specific example of this (which can't stand alone mind you)
I belive that CCP's view (or at least their implementation) of the current jump lines/high ways is fundamentally flawed - And is a major component in why we have this f... up distribution of people in EVE.

Way back when, in the very early days of EVE, we had far less super highways than we do today. Many many of those where added later.
At the time it made *some* sense, as EVE was less populated at the time.

But even CCP realised something was wrong, and did a bit of re-wiring.
This re-wiring removed luminaire as the trade hub, but simply replaced it with Jita.
CCP simply didnt go far enough... and, I believe, dont understand (or disagree) with what really need to be done.
We dont need *more* jump lanes, we need less.

Once the above is solved, I think you'll see low sec "evening out", and it will no longer be a question so much of improving low sec, as of improving every where else as well.

There... Told ya it would be long... and it's not even 1/10th of what I could add to the subject... Which is a bti of tangent from what you asked... But never the less is part of the long term solution

2:
While not much of a PvPer, it doesnt mean I dont have a clue about PvP game mechanics :-) and an opinion.
In fact I've incidently posted an idea exactly on a way to get rid of the blob some days ago.
It wasnt very well recieved I'm afraid...
Defeating the blob

I still belive the idea has merit though.

Sometimes tough problems require tough solutions.
In the end it's about tailoring the game in a way that takes advantage of "human (competetive) nature" in order to "coerce" the playres into certain patterns of behaviour thats to the overall advantage of the game - and ultimately the individual players.

Unfortunatly human nature is also generally adverse to change... As I think the replies to my suggestion implies...








Alerion
Freelancer Union
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:35:00 - [16]
 

Get yourself listed in Winterblinks thread as well TournSoul, and good luck!

http://myeve.eve-online.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=732016

Zathi Shaitan
Illiteracy Combatants
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:43:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Zathi Shaitan on 30/03/2008 22:44:00
Originally by: TornSoul

And definatly potentially controversial Wink



"definitely"

Originally by: TornSoul

defination of what "better"



"definition"

Originally by: TornSoul

I belive



"believe"

Originally by: TornSoul

well recieved I'm afraid...



"received"

Originally by: TornSoul

I still belive the idea has merit though.



"believe"

Originally by: TornSoul

of "human (competetive) nature"



"competitive"

Originally by: TornSoul

Unfortunatly



"unfortunately"

The illiteracy is STRONG with this one.
I thought CSM needed hamsters who could spell correctly.

EDIT - "members" just became "hamsters".

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:50:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Zathi Shaitan

<snip>
The illiteracy is STRONG with this one.
I thought CSM needed hamsters who could spell correctly.

EDIT - "members" just became "hamsters".



Oh woe be me, I've been found out... English is not my native language Razz
If elected I'll make sure to make a point of it to not have myself appointed as the Secretary or Vice-Secretary of the CSM Laughing

(I guess I should add "more humour" to my list of things, as we could def need some more of that Wink)

Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:51:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: TornSoul
Originally by: Zathi Shaitan

<snip>
The illiteracy is STRONG with this one.
I thought CSM needed hamsters who could spell correctly.

EDIT - "members" just became "hamsters".



Oh woe be me, I've been found out... English is not my native language Razz
If elected I'll make sure to make a point of it to not have myself appointed as the Secretary or Vice-Secretary of the CSM Laughing

(I guess I should add "more humour" to my list of things, as we could def need some more of that Wink)


you get trolled way to easily, TS Shocked

TornSoul
BIG
Gentlemen's Agreement
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:55:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Siddy

you get trolled way to easily, TS Shocked


It bumps the thread though - Doesnt it? Very Happy


Ankhesentapemkah
Gallente
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:57:00 - [21]
 

You look too much like me. Even the two words used to describe you are identical to what I would use.

Good luck in the campaign, worthy adversary... Or future colleague. Very Happy

Siddy
Minmatar
Evolution
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.30 22:57:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: TornSoul
Originally by: Siddy

you get trolled way to easily, TS Shocked


It bumps the thread though - Doesnt it? Very Happy




i get this overhyped duracell bunny - aura from you. Do you do *******?

Jade Constantine
Gallente
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.03.30 23:14:00 - [23]
 


Welcome to the race TornSoul, nice to see another familiar face in the contest. Good solid applicant and long term supporter of the Eve community. Its a privilege to have you as a rival in this one Torn!

Good luck!


Zathi Shaitan
Illiteracy Combatants
Posted - 2008.03.30 23:20:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: TornSoul

Oh woe be me, I've been found out... English is not my native language Razz
If elected I'll make sure to make a point of it to not have myself appointed as the Secretary or Vice-Secretary of the CSM Laughing

(I guess I should add "more humour" to my list of things, as we could def need some more of that Wink)


In all honesty, most people take spelling corrections as insults. (which they are not)
You didn't, so that's an extra point for you.

Cheers. :)

Zenst
Hall Of Flame
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2008.03.31 00:52:00 - [25]
 

double 0.0 space and add a blob of empire in the middle of 0.0 (30+ jumps from current empire) and your'll get my vote.

Well at least give it some thought.

Zenst
Hall Of Flame
Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2008.03.31 00:53:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Siddy
tornsoul, you FA relic, who dug you out of the moltballs?


OMG its Teamspeak Timmmmmmmmaaaay. :).

Letouk Mernel
Caldari
Posted - 2008.03.31 01:09:00 - [27]
 

He dug himself out, this chance to be on the front page is bringing all the dusty old timers out.

I don't know whether the campaign will "heat up" as you seem to expect. And, the truth is that you can't really formulate a strategy about what to do about lowsec until CCP says what their plans are with the Factional Warfare patch. Because that could be anything from a minor change like adding a few agents here and there, to a massive revamp of the map and the distance and lowsec regions between empires, to even worse, who knows, removal of Concord and the all out switch to a pure faction system. And then, "coerce empire dwellers out of empire" won't make sense anymore, if there is no (one) "empire."

Anyway, good luck, whatever.

Marcus TheMartin
Gallente
Tuxedo.
Posted - 2008.03.31 01:10:00 - [28]
 

haha soul of fountain

Letouk Mernel
Caldari
Posted - 2008.03.31 01:14:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Letouk Mernel on 31/03/2008 01:15:06

Oh, and one more thing, all you candidates have all these links to your nifty "campaign" websites, but you know what? we're lazy, and most of us won't bother clicking. You don't see political candidates in RL on TV just wave and say "Hi, please click on the link at the bottom of your TV to see my agenda." No, they butt into discussions and they get right in your face and they push their views so you know them without lifting a finger.

Go answer in the "How would YOU fix lowsec" thread, and all the other threads that have sprung up recently, people. Sheesh.

Vegeta
Minmatar
Guiding Hand Social Club
Dystopia Alliance
Posted - 2008.03.31 01:28:00 - [30]
 

You've got my six votes.


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