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Spoon Thumb
Khanid Provincial Vanguard
Vanguard Imperium
Posted - 2008.04.29 12:12:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Spoon Thumb on 29/04/2008 12:17:50


Just as RL politicians have the same problem, populist policies are not always necessarily the best way forward either for the majority or for the long term shape of the game.

How will CSM candidated deal with this balance, or will they purposely play devil's advocate so dev's can feed back why they aren't doing what the player base wants?

Edit: This question goes out to candidates and the player base

Demos Colodan
101st Space Brigade - Wings of Destiny
Utterly Harmless
Posted - 2008.04.29 12:29:00 - [2]
 

I think time will show, whether the accomplished campaigns (-> populist policies?) and the persons (or in some cases groups) will take the disired effect on EVE the community would like to see.

I don't get the meaning of the second paragraph...


Spoon Thumb
Khanid Provincial Vanguard
Vanguard Imperium
Posted - 2008.04.29 12:35:00 - [3]
 


I mean I haven't poured over the documentation about exactly what CSM candidates actually do and I think it'll be the same for most people.

Do people think the CSM candidates should be more mouthpiece of the people, the representative of the people, negotiator on behalf of the people, a conduit for dev/player base interactions, some sort of arbitrator / middleman?

Demos Colodan
101st Space Brigade - Wings of Destiny
Utterly Harmless
Posted - 2008.04.29 13:21:00 - [4]
 

My appreciation of a CSM-Member is (as i already mentioned):

A candidate has to be a person, who might be able to stand in "front" of the community as a direct organ for the community facing problems with CCP (and the invented Council) without nodding off, trying to find diplomatic solutions and who feels him-/herself responsible till the end for the communitys concerning.

Additional to that:
I don't understand it that way, that every individual stated petition will be discussed in this CSM. It has to be the CSM-Members job, to find a generalized and preferably generally accepted topic, which takes place in CCP-CSM debates.
Nevertheless I see the future work of the CSM as a continuous-floating process of information flow und actual share to the games development, whereby my point of view on "nodding off" results. In this connection, the CSM and it's work needs to be transparent 100%!

Jade Constantine
Gallente
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.04.29 14:22:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Spoon Thumb
Edited by: Spoon Thumb on 29/04/2008 12:17:50


Just as RL politicians have the same problem, populist policies are not always necessarily the best way forward either for the majority or for the long term shape of the game.

How will CSM candidated deal with this balance, or will they purposely play devil's advocate so dev's can feed back why they aren't doing what the player base wants?

Edit: This question goes out to candidates and the player base




The prime example of a mindlessly popularist policy in this election campaign is "reducing lag". Everyone hates it, CCP has been trying to reduce it for years and isn't about to change its priorities because X,Y,Z motions are made deploring "lag" even more.

There are gameplay alterations that could be made to address and minimize the incidence of lag in key areas sure -> (like providing disincentive to dog-pile reinforcement battles for example).

But simply standing on a platform of "vote for me and I'll reduce lag" is the epitome of a bland popularism akin to promising "tax cuts" with no detail or examination of exactly where the money is going to come from.

RL politicians know that "tax cuts" get votes because voters are naive.
Lets hope the eve electorate is a little more sophisticated than that.

Demos Colodan
101st Space Brigade - Wings of Destiny
Utterly Harmless
Posted - 2008.04.29 14:41:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Jade Constantine

But simply standing on a platform of "vote for me and I'll reduce lag" is the epitome of a bland popularism akin to promising "tax cuts" with no detail or examination of exactly where the money is going to come from.

RL politicians know that "tax cuts" get votes because voters are naive.
Lets hope the eve electorate is a little more sophisticated than that.



Reffering to?

Jade Constantine
Gallente
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.04.29 14:44:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Demos Colodan
Originally by: Jade Constantine

But simply standing on a platform of "vote for me and I'll reduce lag" is the epitome of a bland popularism akin to promising "tax cuts" with no detail or examination of exactly where the money is going to come from.

RL politicians know that "tax cuts" get votes because voters are naive.
Lets hope the eve electorate is a little more sophisticated than that.



Reffering to?


"manifesto pledges and campaigning on knee jerk popularism."

Demos Colodan
101st Space Brigade - Wings of Destiny
Utterly Harmless
Posted - 2008.04.29 14:49:00 - [8]
 

Thank you for nothing -.- I just asked you to whom you are refferuing to!

Jade Constantine
Gallente
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2008.04.29 15:05:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Demos Colodan
Thank you for nothing -.- I just asked you to whom you are refferuing to!


I'm not going to be drawn on specific criticism of other candidates Demos, this election is about the big issues and which of us can best represent the Eve public on the CSM council. There is no role for petty backbiting on the campaign trail when we might be sitting together in council in a month depending on the election results.


Demos Colodan
101st Space Brigade - Wings of Destiny
Utterly Harmless
Posted - 2008.04.29 15:16:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Demos Colodan on 29/04/2008 15:45:07
I agree. Good answer. Nevertheless, I guess you'll discuss this with other candidates than me, regarding the general thinking of "basic needs" Wink


 

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