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Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.23 16:07:00 - [1]
 

Hello,
Thanks to votes from a lot of independent and unaligned players, I was elected to CSM 4 as the first Alternate. This allowed me to contribute to discussions and to vote if any full CSM member was missing. It didn't allow me to raise my own issues or to take part in the main meeting in Iceland however. Despite that I took a more active part in CSM 4 than many full delegates did. I was present for all but two meetings and contributed fully to each session that I attended.

This time, I'm running again and I'd like to build on the work that I did; this time as a full delegate.

You can read part of my platform on my candidacy site and of course I will be happy to answer questions here.

I am a professional games developer with more than ten years experience in the industry including more than 6 years as a community manager. I've been doing a lot of the CSMs charter as a full time job for many years and I believe that my experience and unique perspective has already proven to be an asset to the CSM. If you're interested in the kind of contribution that I made to CSM 4 then please take some time to read the minutes of those meetings. You'll see that constructive and intelligent discussion has been the hallmark of my term as a CSM Alternate.

I look forwards to serving the greater Eve playerbase in CSM 5.

Marlona Sky
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.04.23 17:17:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Marlona Sky on 23/04/2010 17:17:21
Originally by: Helen Highwater
Despite that I took a more active part in CSM 4 than many full delegates did.


Name and shame I say! Razz

TeaDaze
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2010.04.23 17:45:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Marlona Sky
Edited by: Marlona Sky on 23/04/2010 17:17:21
Originally by: Helen Highwater
Despite that I took a more active part in CSM 4 than many full delegates did.


Name and shame I say! Razz

From both an attendance and voting point of view Helen has been very active until the last couple of meetings. For those interested in stats I have published the CSM4 Attendance (public information pulled from the meeting minutes).

Good luck

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.25 22:56:00 - [4]
 

In addition to the raw attendance, you'll see that quite a few of the full delegates took little or no part in the meetings even when they were present and didn't bother to put forward any issues. While I wasn't allowed to bring up issues myself, I did take a full part in every meeting that I was present for.

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.28 12:14:00 - [5]
 

The interview for Keith Neilson's blog is up now. Read it here.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2010.04.28 20:59:00 - [6]
 

What are your thoughts on blasters/railguns as far as their niche in combat?

Are there any changes you would like to see to them?

What are your thoughts on blobs and your suggestions on how to promote tactics and/or a use for smaller fleets?

What suggestions do you have/support to improve the bug reporting and handling system in Eve?

What suggestions do you have/support related to improving POS management?

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.29 09:30:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Bagehi
What are your thoughts on blasters/railguns as far as their niche in combat?

Are there any changes you would like to see to them?

What are your thoughts on blobs and your suggestions on how to promote tactics and/or a use for smaller fleets?

What suggestions do you have/support to improve the bug reporting and handling system in Eve?

What suggestions do you have/support related to improving POS management?


CSM4 discussed railguns and for the record I thought they were mostly fine. Blasters however do need some help, ultra short range weaponry is by definition harder to use and Ithink it's clear that blasters are underperforming. I'm not sure that simply boosting blasters is the solution (although it should probably be part of a larger fix), the ships that they are fitted to and the way they work with other modules (such as MWDs) also need to be looked at.

I'd like to see small fleets being able to make a strategic impact in large scale warfare. Not necessarily in having infrastructure that they can kill because that's not good design, but rather in having 'soft objectives' such as preventing the enemy from making money, interdicting their movements and general harassment. Asymmetric warfare should be possible in Eve however to do that both sides need to have different objectives.

The bug reporting in Eve is clumsy and I'd wager that many players don't even know the systems exist. There should at the very least be an option to report bugs from the help menu ingame - this should automatically poll information like system hardware and client version. Once the issue has been reported I'd like to see more transparency in bug handling. I can imagine that CCP don't want to make their bug-tracker public however I do feel that regular dev-blogs from the QA team should be published giving stats on bugs reported, bugs fixed and any major issues that have been resolved since the last build.

POS management needs to be redesigned from the ground up. The whole process from launching the tower to refuelling it needs an overhaul. Some of that redesign will necessarily impact other areas such as industry - I'd very much like to see POS labs be a whole lot less of a pain to use with centralised stores for consumables, tools and materials for instance.

Ideally I'd like to present a system that keeps the current dynamic of POSs but makes their deployment, operation and use much less likely to make you claw your eyes out.

Sturmwolke
Posted - 2010.04.29 15:22:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Helen Highwater
Some good stuff in Post #7


So, are you running on a LODRA ticket or are you running as an independent?

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.29 15:54:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Sturmwolke
Originally by: Helen Highwater
Some good stuff in Post #7


So, are you running on a LODRA ticket or are you running as an independent?


I'm running as me. Regardless of the results of the internal [LODRA] primaries, I'll be campaigning across the entire playerbase as a candidate who wants a better game for all.

Arakkis Melanogaster
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.04.29 16:13:00 - [10]
 

From your candidacy site:
Quote:
I work as a games designer for a studio that is developing an online FPS

As an employee for a competing game company, don't you feel that providing CCP with your experience as a game designer is a conflict of interests?

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.29 16:35:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Arakkis Melanogaster
From your candidacy site:
Quote:
I work as a games designer for a studio that is developing an online FPS

As an employee for a competing game company, don't you feel that providing CCP with your experience as a game designer is a conflict of interests?


It's not really a competing games company as I work on a very different kind of game aimed at a very different demographic. An NDA forms part of my current work contract and another covers my participation in the CSM. Previous jobs have also required me to sign an NDA and I've had no issue so far in keeping different jobs separate from each other. My professional experience is not a secret, I haven't hidden it from CCP and they have accepted me as a viable candidate twice now so clearly they don't see an issue.

Sturmwolke
Posted - 2010.04.29 17:26:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Helen Highwater
I'm running as me. Regardless of the results of the internal [LODRA] primaries, I'll be campaigning across the entire playerbase as a candidate who wants a better game for all.


Given the generally negative EVE public perception of LODRA (previouly Goonswarm), the reply above is hardly convincing tbh.

I personally find your ideas a lot more encompassing than many of the other candidates for CSM, and in addition you've also demonstrated your commitment as a CSM alternate. All bodes well with the exception of your ingame affliation.

In the hypothetical situation where votes needs to be passed that goes against the interests of LODRA (or any 0.0 alliances) but benefits the game as a whole, what would be you decision?

Maxsim Goratiev
Gallente
Imperial Tau Syndicate
POD-SQUAD
Posted - 2010.04.29 17:46:00 - [13]
 

Quote:
In the hypothetical situation where votes needs to be passed that goes against the interests of LODRA (or any 0.0 alliances) but benefits the game as a whole, what would be you decision?

What do you expect her to answer, i wonder. If Helen says that benefit of eve as a whole, you won't believe it, if interests of Goons are prioritized, you woun't vote. OBV. she will state the first.

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.04.29 18:44:00 - [14]
 

In CSM 4 there were 2 full delegates from my alliance plus myself. You are welcome to look up my voting record and the comments I made during meetings. You'll note that the three of us did not always vote as a bloc and we often had differing opinions. That's all cool, sometimes I agreed with the guy from AAA too.

If I think it's a good idea then I'll go with it, I'm trying not to get dragged into any Empire vs 0.0 demarcation because I think that's largely crap. The game is the sum of its parts - Empire, low sec, 0.0, industry, piracy, missioning, etc nothing is an island and thinking that way is not going to get very far.

The meme that Goons will **** up the CSM or take it over for our own purposes should have been pretty comprehensively debunked by now. There have been eight Goon CSM delegates plus one Alternate in the last four CSMs and the voting patterns and contributions of all of us are a matter of public record.

Sturmwolke
Posted - 2010.04.29 19:25:00 - [15]
 

Regardless of whether the Goons meme has been debunked or not through their track records, what really matters is their image in general public. It represents a red flag when you're vying for neutral votes. The recent drama from the Goons only re-inforces that perception that things can get topsy-turvy pretty fast when Goons are involved, despite any or all the assurances.

Good response however. Now we get it explicitly stated in writing. Wink

Sing Xing
Posted - 2010.04.29 20:52:00 - [16]
 

Just want to say that I participated in a closed beta on another (highly profiled) MMO a while back, where Helen was the lead community guy, and preformed that job incredibly well. Very dedicated, very professional and very friendly. I'm voting with at least one account here, I have no doubt Helen will do his best to change the game for the better, from a general game perspective, understanding the game is more than whatever niche we each personally like.

TeaDaze
Agony Unleashed
Agony Empire
Posted - 2010.04.30 13:43:00 - [17]
 

I hope people making accusations at Goons once again having 3 candidates running are going to throw those same accusations at IT Alliance (3 candidates), Systematic-Chaos (3 candidates) and Morsus Mihi (2 candidates) as well.

Helen was a very active member of CSM4 and even voted against the other goon delegates on some issues Razz

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.05.05 09:14:00 - [18]
 

Edited by: Helen Highwater on 05/05/2010 09:15:37
Voting is now up, you can support me by following this link.

Vote early, vote often.

Also check out Dierdra Vaal's Vote Match site.

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.05.14 15:48:00 - [19]
 

The Eve Tribune interview is now up, thanks to Zarch for getting that out.

Helen Highwater
GoonWaffe
Posted - 2010.05.26 15:20:00 - [20]
 

I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. I can't pretend I'm not disappointed at the result but I promise I'll attend the online meetings to try and tone down some of the terrible ideas that many of the full delegates have already put forwards as part of their platforms. I feel that CSM V will be a poor advocate for anyone who cares about the game and I hope that some of the more divisive elements can be neutralised quickly.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2010.05.26 16:02:00 - [21]
 

Edited by: Bagehi on 26/05/2010 16:03:23
Good luck with that. It sounds like you will need it.

Also, congrats on getting back in (even though as an alt).

Zarch AlDain
GK inc.
Posted - 2010.05.26 17:34:00 - [22]
 

Lol. I voted for you and T'Amber and you both came in 1 vote apart and as alternates :(

At least the other person I voted for made it.


 

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