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Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.02.25 11:28:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Arden Elenduil on 25/02/2011 11:39:40
Why am I running

For a long long time now, CCP has seen it fit to improve the quality of life for a lot of people in Eve Online, and I can fully support that choice. The problem however, is that a lot of the improvements were meant for the PvE crowd, with little to nothing being done to improve the life of PvP-ers. It's time to change that trend, and that's why I'm here. Eve doesn't need to get any softer, it was meant to be a harsh place at times.

Now don't get me wrong, it's not about 'just' that. I've got a whole list of topics that need to be looked at, there's plenty for everyone.

It is to this end that the main focus of my campaign is to simply improve and/or update the current game instead of just adding new content without doing anything else for the rest of the game.


Who am I

Ingame I am known as Arden Elenduil, member of Suddenly Ninjas and TEARS. I specialise in highsec warfare, piracy, ninjaing and all things dastardly enough to make people cry. I've been playing the game for almost 2 years now, and I'm reasonably confident to say that I've got quite a bit of experience in just about any aspect of the game. PvP however remains my preferred pastime.

I've gone from carebear to nullsec rookie, to god knows what.
I'm currently part of the Eve Online Ninja Blog Pack, and am a halfway decent blogger (or so I'd like to believe) and I've been called a "polite pirate".
I also tend to get involved in some of the weirdest situations imaginable in Eve.


Out of game I'm known as Jef Keunen. I'm 22 years old and work as a Mainframe Consultant in Belgium. I'm a semi-regular globe-trotter and tend to get along reasonably well with most people. I love discussing topics that catch my interest and have a knack for thinking outside of the box.


Why you should vote for me

I'll be fighting to push through the topics on my campaign list, though only if they are properly discussed first. Outlining the pros and cons of each and every subject.
Furthermore, I aim to improve the game itself, and not just haphazerdly throw in new stuff. Commit to Excellence CCP.

Last, but definitely not least, is that I listen to the players. Well over half the issues on my list came from players, sometimes friends, sometimes people that I've never seen before. The CSM is a council that represents the players, thus, as CCP should listen to the advice of the CSM, the CSM should listen to the general opinion of the players.

Should you have any questions, suggestions or otherwise want to contact me, feel free to send me an Evemail to this character.
For a complete list (subject to change) of topics I'll be adressing, please check my blog.

Not T'amber
Posted - 2011.02.25 13:47:00 - [2]
 

I support this product and or service.

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.25 19:12:00 - [3]
 

Arden Elenduil:

Explicitly and literally, can you walk me through the means by which—in other words, by what mechanic or process—you intend to get your pet topics pushed through to CCP when it has been expressly stated by CCP ever since the advent of the CSM that the CSM does not exist to serve as amateur game developers?

Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.02.26 09:18:00 - [4]
 

Aside from the major topics, such as the adjustment of jumpbridges and several others, the issues that you consider to be my "pet projects" are extremely limited in scope.
They're extremely easy to implement, and yet they can make the life of the players a whole lot easier.
One thing about the "Commit to Excellence" resolution is to truly finish every project that CCP works on, and making a whole bunch of small changes to increase user friendliness fits perfectly into that line of thinking. In fact, CCP has already started with solving a whole truckload of smaller issues (they've dedicated an entire team to it), as such, it's quite reasonable to assume that if the CSM proposes a small, easy to implement change, CCP will actually do so.

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 17:03:00 - [5]
 

Now that you've said that, could you answer the question I asked?

Exactly and methodically, can you walk me through what you, as an individual person, will do to help get these things done?

RAW23
Posted - 2011.02.26 18:17:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Two Shots
Now that you've said that, could you answer the question I asked?

Exactly and methodically, can you walk me through what you, as an individual person, will do to help get these things done?


Less sycophancy please. Why don't you try interrogating your dear leader's rather flawed analyses before dropping in to every thread to foist his rhetoric on everyone else?

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 18:26:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: RAW23
Originally by: Two Shots
Now that you've said that, could you answer the question I asked?

Exactly and methodically, can you walk me through what you, as an individual person, will do to help get these things done?


Less sycophancy please. Why don't you try interrogating your dear leader's rather flawed analyses before dropping in to every thread to foist his rhetoric on everyone else?


I assure you that my rhetoric is my own. I love calling people out when they are hypocrites, or when they allege, promise or threaten something they cannot possibly deliver. It gives my little goon mind an euphoric rush of the warm-and-happy, with a chaser of :smug:.

Midi Messiah
Thunderwaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 19:31:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil
Aside from the major topics, such as the adjustment of jumpbridges and several others, the issues that you consider to be my "pet projects" are extremely limited in scope.


What makes you think that "adjustment of jumpbridges" is topic at all? Are you implying that you will be in favor of changing jumpbridge mechanics? What kinds of changes you are looking for?

How many jumpbridges is your alliance operating, and how many systems are you holding sov in?

How often do you do alliance logistics?

Thanks.

Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 20:09:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil
such as the adjustment of jumpbridges



Could you flesh this out further?

Ortam Mcthan
Posted - 2011.02.26 20:57:00 - [10]
 

Does he know if jump bridges appear on overviews?

Maria Recamier
Posted - 2011.02.26 21:46:00 - [11]
 

Hi. What will you be doing with regards to the massive impediment to new people moving to 0.0 unless it is as part of or under the protection of an existing Bloc/alliance, and the lack of incentive to do so?

I'd love to move my corp to a backend system - but it is simply an impossible proposition as things stand.

Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.02.26 22:02:00 - [12]
 

I'll be ignoring the Goons, seeing that they are here simply to troll the CSM candidates.
That said, I do operate together with PL (on another character), and they don't exactly use jump bridges.

There are just too many variables at work to really give a definitive answer about the issue however. Exactly how they have to be modified is still up for discussion so that the best solution can be worked out.

The main idea, is to hopefully make logistics into nullsec quite a bit harder. This has the potential of breaking up the massive powerblocs that we have now into smaller entities, making it overall easier for other groups to come in and claim their own piece of the territory.

There's always the possibility that the changes don't quite work out as anticipated though (Eve players have a knack for doing that).

Two Shots
Caldari
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 22:26:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil

The main idea, is to hopefully make logistics into nullsec quite a bit harder. This has the potential of breaking up the massive powerblocs that we have now into smaller entities, making it overall easier for other groups to come in and claim their own piece of the territory.

If you were the leader of an alliance in the Northern Coalition, such as Mostly Harmless or Wildly Inappropriate, then how would you go about seeing to the affairs of your pilots during the transition from present-day super-blocs to smaller entities? How would you propose to set up supply chains to get needed goods to and from Empire space, and how would you propose the newly-neutral Mostly Harmless or Wildly Inappropriate deal with the fact that it has a super-capital juggernaut right next door?

Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 22:45:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil
I'll be ignoring the Goons, seeing that they are here simply to troll the CSM candidates.


Lets pretend for a second that one of the people asking you to talk about your jump bridge idea is running against you.

Ophelia Ursus
Posted - 2011.02.26 22:56:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Kalrand
Originally by: Arden Elenduil
I'll be ignoring the Goons, seeing that they are here simply to troll the CSM candidates.


Lets pretend for a second that one of the people asking you to talk about your jump bridge idea is running against you.

Why should he? With the amount of goon sh**posting going on in this forum, he (and every other non-goon candidate) can safely dismiss you as 'just another goon troll/spoiler' without looking bad to any non-goons who come by this thread, even if you yourself are perfectly sincere and reasonable. By your corpmates' actions shall you be known...

ImmaSplodeYou
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.02.26 23:03:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Ophelia Ursus
Originally by: Kalrand
Originally by: Arden Elenduil
I'll be ignoring the Goons, seeing that they are here simply to troll the CSM candidates.


Lets pretend for a second that one of the people asking you to talk about your jump bridge idea is running against you.

Why should he? With the amount of goon sh**posting going on in this forum, he (and every other non-goon candidate) can safely dismiss you as 'just another goon troll/spoiler' without looking bad to any non-goons who come by this thread, even if you yourself are perfectly sincere and reasonable. By your corpmates' actions shall you be known...


Non-goon here, and I think it's childish to ignore a key point just because the person who raised it is 'in a bad crowd'.


Kalrand
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.02.26 23:15:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Ophelia Ursus
Originally by: Kalrand
Originally by: Arden Elenduil
I'll be ignoring the Goons, seeing that they are here simply to troll the CSM candidates.


Lets pretend for a second that one of the people asking you to talk about your jump bridge idea is running against you.

Why should he? With the amount of goon sh**posting going on in this forum, he (and every other non-goon candidate) can safely dismiss you as 'just another goon troll/spoiler' without looking bad to any non-goons who come by this thread, even if you yourself are perfectly sincere and reasonable. By your corpmates' actions shall you be known...


I think, if anything, my candidacy should show that I'm a bit more serious about my questions than the average "goon sh**post"-er.

*steps on soapbox*
Also, I've worked within the larger community, specifically that of the Market Discussions forum for years now, my candidacy is not for the goons, but to highlight the market and economic interests that CCP has been ignoring. I feel that our in-game economy is one of the best and most important facets of what we have here, and something that should be defended, expanded, and corrected in the future.

Maria Recamier
Posted - 2011.02.27 14:44:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil

The main idea, is to hopefully make logistics into nullsec quite a bit harder. This has the potential of breaking up the massive powerblocs that we have now into smaller entities, making it overall easier for other groups to come in and claim their own piece of the territory.

There's always the possibility that the changes don't quite work out as anticipated though (Eve players have a knack for doing that).



I'm sorry, I asked you how you were going to help new corps get into 0.0 without help from well equipped and funded alliances. Your answer is that you want to make the logistics of moving harder?

I also asked you how you would increase the incentives for being there. I can mine (mostly) afk in perfect safety in empire, build at low costs with almost no waiting times, and transport minerals, and product, with absurd ease. The draws to nullsec for me are idealogical. I think it SHOULD be fun, and exciting. But when I try and figure out the reality it is nigh on impossible to make a case to be there.

Unless you are in an alliance with access to multiple outposts, which misses the point of wanting to have fun in a backend system with a small group of mates.


Lorna Sicling
Caldari
Helix Pulse
Posted - 2011.02.27 15:37:00 - [19]
 

Having spent most of this afternoon reading the forums here, I'm thinking that this CSM election might be really interesting to follow.

I'm not trolling, but am starting to find it difficult to take seriously the constant trolling of other CSM candidates by certain people.

I have three accounts and intend to use the votes for a mixed CSM, not for a CSM based entirely on one part of the Eve world, namely 0.0

The CSM will be much richer with people like Mike, Roc and Arden involved as it will have multiple perspectives. It will no doubt also benefit from some serious 0.0 representatives like Vile Rat.

I only have 3 votes and will decide who to vote for when the election takes places, but we all play Eve, and the chance for the CSM to have the experience of Trebor, the insight of working with CCP out of game with Roc, the antics and game mechanic knowledge of somebody like Arden, the more carebear side of hi sec influence of Mike and the 0.0 powerblocks like Vile Rat could make for a really exciting and powerful CSM.

Dominating the CSM with all0.0 people will mean an instant fail.

Congrats on standing Arden, and best of luck with your campaign.

Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.02.28 09:15:00 - [20]
 

To all of the Goons, I do not have any experience running alliance logistics myself, nor do I have the incentive to do so.
However, if a supply chain is well established, new goods can find their way into nullsec with disturbing ease.

As to how inter-alliance politics will propagate should the massive powerblocs splinter, I have no idea, and that's the point. If massive wars break all out all over nullsec, I think that can only be a good thing. Blowing up stuff is fun right?


As for your point Maria,

The income margin in nullsec is several times that of highsec.
True, highsec mission running is a very safe and constant income, especially when compared to null, but there's still a difference.

That said, nowadays when an alliance wants to settle itself in null, it either need to have decent relationships with established alliances or otherwise it would get crushed in an instant.

With changes to jump bridges and comparable means of transportation, it's true that the logistics needed for moving would become more difficult, but this goes for both of the parties (you can only transport TCU's in freighters anyway).
On the other hand, the "invading" alliance does have a bit more of an advantage in the initial stages, since there's no possibility for the extremely fast force projection from the other side of the region that you have now.


Disgruntled Flying Monkey
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.02.28 09:26:00 - [21]
 

Very nice read, dont mind Goons they have been ordered by NC todo 2 things.

1. Degrade anyone non-NC with cliche meme's
2. Vote blindly for anyone in NC

The funny thing is you know more about 0.0 than any NC CSM candidate despite not knowing much.

Maria Recamier
Posted - 2011.02.28 12:25:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Arden Elenduil
As for your point Maria,

The income margin in nullsec is several times that of highsec.
True, highsec mission running is a very safe and constant income, especially when compared to null, but there's still a difference.



I've done some research in this. Whilst mission running is not my thing, Level 4's appear to make equal or more than ratting in belts in 0.0 will. It may be that anomalies change that slightly (though asking around people disagree, L4s are considered to be as good as anything 0.0 offers) but how exactly do you expect anyone without a titan to move tcu + ihub + upgrades through hostile (as I said, it would have to be a barely used backwater system for us) space? And you wish to make it harder?

There needs to be a rebalance, focused on boosting nullsec and making it easier to get there. Sure, make some logisitcs harder if you believe that will break up the powerblocs (though I am not sure I would turn on people I had fought along side in battle many times just for the edification of ccp) - but everything you do needs to be considered from the point of view of 'barrier to entry'. We have a carrier at our disposable, and jump freighters are not an option. Lower the barriers, increase the traffic flow. Make the risks balanced by rewards.




Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.02.28 13:19:00 - [23]
 

The only difference that you'll have with semi-nerfing cyno's, would be that you'd need more jumps to cross the same amount of distance compared to today.

If you were to prepare well, you should be able to use a quick succession of jumps through potentially hostile space.

While doing this, any agressors will have a harder time getting a bead on you seeing that they too are faced with an increased number of jumps.
Of course, with them being the defenders, they have the advantage of having established POSes, but this is the case in any combat. Defenders usually have the advantage over attackers.

Bumblefck
Kerensky Initiatives
Posted - 2011.03.01 00:28:00 - [24]
 

You lost all credibility when you said "I'll refuse to answer these questions merely because you come from an alliance that happens to irk me somewhat"

I hope you get negative votes tbh

fire elf
Solar Storm
Posted - 2011.03.01 00:44:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Maria Recamier


I've done some research in this. Whilst mission running is not my thing, Level 4's appear to make equal or more than ratting in belts in 0.0 will. It may be that anomalies change that slightly (though asking around people disagree, L4s are considered to be as good as anything 0.0 offers)




Just to answer your lv 4 missioning thing, You make more doing Anomlies in 0.0 than you do in missioning. Constant respawn + chance of a faction spawn and a escaltion makes 0.0 more lucrative than high sec IF you got the logistical backbone to do so .. or are extremly good friends with alliance leaders of the power blocs....

Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.03.01 09:03:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Bumblefck
You lost all credibility when you said "I'll refuse to answer these questions merely because you come from an alliance that happens to irk me somewhat"


As a matter of fact, I did answer Kalrand's questions.

Now, I don't have anything against the Goons personally, but when you see them invade and troll almost every single CSM Candidate thread on the forums it really becomes obvious that answering their questions is an exercise in futility in most cases.

Awesome Possum
Original Sin.
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
Posted - 2011.03.03 02:19:00 - [27]
 

null sec power bloc tears best tears.

Arden has my votes

and my axe

Black ShadowGhost
Posted - 2011.03.03 12:46:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Arden Elendil
Edited by: Arden Elendil on 25/02/2011 11:39:40
Why am I running

For a long long time now, CCP has seen it fit to improve the quality of life for a lot of people in Eve Online, and I can fully support that choice. The problem however, is that a lot of the improvements were meant for the PvE crowd, with little to nothing being done to improve the life of PvPers. It's time to change that trend, and that's why I'm here. Eve doesn't need to get any softer, it was meant to be a harsh place at times.

Now don't get me wrong, it's not about 'just' that. I've got a whole list of topics that need to be looked at, there's plenty for everyone.

It is to this end that the main focus of my campaign is to simply improve and/or update the current game instead of just adding new content without doing anything else for the rest of the game.


Who am I

In Game I am known as Arden Elendil, member of Suddenly Ninjas and TEARS. I specialise in high sec warfare, piracy, ninjaing and all things dastardly enough to make people cry. I've been playing the game for almost 2 years now, and I'm reasonably confident to say that I've got quite a bit of experience in just about any aspect of the game. PvP however remains my preferred pastime.

I've gone from care bear to nullsec rookie, to god knows what.
I'm currently part of the Eve Online Ninja Blog Pack, and am a halfway decent blogger (or so I'd like to believe) and I've been called a "polite pirate"



I have an Issie with Arden. he says that they(ccp) have only been improving the game play for the PVE side of the game,but hI've only seen him taking full advantage of the PVE side and seems he only hangs in high sec and goes after the young and much less experienced players. To me Arden and many other ninjas are like high school kids that that go play basketball with 5th graders,then brag when they beat the crap out of them. Not only does he prey on the 5th graders and beat the crap out of them,then he turns around and says they should play by high school rules. My question is Arden. Why don't you go to the high school(low or null space) and play with the other high school kids? The 5th graders(younger Eve players) will be to the high school eventually. You gets no more respect from me as a 2 year old eve player beating players well under half your age,than I would give a 22 year old kid and respect for beating a 10 year old in a sport. The point is why would anyone vote for a bully that only picks on the younger and smaller kids,go play with the people your own age and earn some REAL respect!!!!!!!!

Arden Elenduil
Minmatar
The League of Extraordinary Mentlegen
Posted - 2011.03.03 13:07:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: Arden Elenduil on 03/03/2011 13:09:14
First off, paragraphs please.

In any case, thank you for illustrating what most of the people I shoot down act like.

Everyone plays the game they want to, in their way. If you enjoy getting blobbed all the time or blobbing up yourself, then please by all means go to nullsec.
The thing is, we enjoy doing what we do, and we're good at it. I've tried nullsec (I have a -10 sec status alt there called Ekusu Kariba), but to be honest, I enjoy tearing up stuff in highsec. The rules are fundamentally different, and when hunting, you have to know what you're doing.
Comparing High, low and null to each other is an exercise in futility, they're just so different from each other.

That said, I do wish to point out that most of us go after just about anyone. It doesn't matter how old their characters are, if we get the chance, we take them down, period. We don't aim after age specifically, but after stupidity and carelessness of others.
Sure, we play it dirty, but whoever said Eve is fair needs to get his sanity checked.

Skippermonkey
Tactical Knightmare
Posted - 2011.03.04 12:11:00 - [30]
 

Edited by: Skippermonkey on 07/03/2011 15:42:32
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