The CSM We Need

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Mangala Solaris.
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i will only vote for candidates that are pro jet-packs in dust 514
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It's always funny that people believe nothing is being done only because there are no trompets and drums...
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I sure those who get on the CSM will work hard and do their best. However; the CSM process is still a massive .... meh .... for me. Didn't CCP say they were going to be putting some extra effort to get people voting this year, not seen anything other than a splash screen and a video.
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So basically, you want the people who are the most likely to be elected to win. Not taking too much risk here.It's lacking a lot of punch on the sandbox side of things. Nothing about industry/creation, nothing about making EVE (and especially highsec) move instead of being the static non-participative thing it is right now.Might be really good for CCP communication and damage control, but I don't see this being useful to improve the game instead of justifying why CCP isn't improving it.
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You should have got an eve mail telling you all about the CSM. At least I did.
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Hold on, you're saying I receive emails and notifications about things other then charcter sales and someone shooting a structure?
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There's another kind?
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Shit, I only just got back to the game and with over 200 fresh mails I just deleted them all.
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You've to remember it follows Mittens time on top and the visibility that man had and projected onto the other CSM members and what they did has been lacking since he got the boot. Like you said, it doesnt mean the work has stopped, it just means the media monkeys havent been dancing to the sound of Mittens. This leads all those folk like me who barely read anything on EVE except the odd Mittens article, to think not much is happening.Like reality, EVE needs spin doctors to make people happy, even when the results are plain to see.
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I want mittens back. Nao.
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I'll give all my votes to whatever candidate who promise to dedicate his CSM year to throwing DUST down the deepest volcano on Iceland or at the very least ensure that CCP will not let the teenage console kids mess up anything outside of FW land. DUST affecting sov wars would be the worst thing they can do. Eve wars should not be affected by what is done in some retarded FPS game on PS3.
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I delete them all.
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"I'm disappointed that CCP doesn't inform people about CSM elections and how/when to vote, BRB while I delete my inbox without reading it" -Bluntpencil 2013, leading candidate for post-natal abortion.
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Was Banlish the guy who did analysis on new outposts, like 'WTF was SOLAR doing dropping a Minmatar outpost here, when they could have done X then Y because reasons"?
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One could argue that the people who knew the most about just those sorts of things now bear CCP names. You, sir, are not one of them. Stop being mad.
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Not like there wasn't a high likelihood of my picks to be elected, seeing as there are only 31 candidates for 14 slots. Don't let that stop you trying to make a point of some sort, though.
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Ever consider there's a reason no one endorses you outside your block? Claiming to know it all and being the leader of anything but the biggest nullsec coalition isn't enough these days
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I'm blind, deaf, and handless. Why isn't CCP reaching out to players?!
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Sov lord, wormhole dudes and high lolbears..Not a single low sec candidate.. makes me sad =<
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I can say with absolute confidence that many of those endorsed above (mynnna, Malcanis, and Ripard Teg in particular, but most of the rest too) are well qualified to discuss stacking penalties and ROF "bonus's" vs Damage "bonus's".I would also be willing to bet that they all know the proper pluralisation of "bonus" too.
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MITTANS MY LEDAR
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Yes Banlish is also the Outpost Update Guy.
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Perhaps you would get more votes's if you stopped being such a jerks's
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"Fozzie and Rise just talked about how if you want to influence the Odyssey rebalance changes then vote in the CSM. Here I am, running as one of the few people that actually knows PVP mechanics, and you endorse a bunch of hi-sec people who are going to talk about war decs and undock timers. Rise and Fozzie are going to walk in, start talking about stacking penalties and ROF bonus's vs. Damage bonus's, and these people are just going to look around the room confused.Stop endorsing people just because they are your buddies, or you don't like certain alliances or what not. Put some people on the CSM who actually know what the fuck they are talking about with the expansion that is coming out."Quoting for posterity.
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Then run yourself next time
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As mynnna is an article writer on here, there very well could be a spotlight once again setup to shine on the activities of the CSM and bring back to an extent some of the publicity once more. I seriously hope at the very least for updates on things they are allowed to talk of publicly on a constant basis.
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I voted for Trebor because he is a blops fag in DNS.
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Get yer bloc on
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two wicked burns in one sentence this comment owns hard and i would double plus rep this if i could
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its bonii you ignorant shit
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WELP, there went your chances of ever being taken seriously by CCP. Hope the tantrum was worth it!! Maybe next time it may behoove you to learn a thing or two about what you're signing up for before you go spouting off smack talk that, because all this shows is that you have little understanding of how the CSM operates or what its responsibilities are.Marc Scaurus understands the CSM. And he would have made a hell of a candidate, and would have been at the top of my list with other great candidates. Perhaps it was your intent to show an example of the "entitlement and snobbishness" that "will spell certain disaster for the game as well as the Council", or perhaps it was your intent to show that you're a fool. Either way, you're ill-fit for Marc Scaurus's list, and you're ill-fit for the council.Here's a pro tip for the pro god: No one gives two shits what your PvP experience is, they care about your skill as a diplomat and a representative. You are signing up for a council, not an Alliance Tournament. You will not be dueling Fozzie or Rise for final say on fitting advice. You will be negotiating, often against resistance, with people who might also give no fucks about your PvP experience. You'll be talking about far more than just Tiericide in the coming year, and you'll need to be able to do it without coming across as an asshole. All I can say is that I appreciate you showing us your true talent today so that everyone can consider this during the last few days of election.
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i know, right
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I get those in the morning.
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I agree; we really need a low-sec rep on the council. :-/
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It's BECAUSE he's an asshole that I'm voting for him, and riverini.
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CSM7 was complete shit.
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SALA CAMERON 2013
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By your logic Hans it would seem you could lack any decent understanding of the game and still be a worthy member. Yes, diplomatic skills are important (but then the leader of a large PvP alliance should have no issues with diplomacy...), but they are useless if there is nothing to back up that diplomacy.As it stands PGL is correct, there are few of those endorsed by Marc that are experienced block FCs. Given that the main issue in null sec is how crap fights are, who would you want to resolve the issue: a diplomat with little experience or someone who's more than capable of learning the game and knows null sec inside and out? Plus if anyone knows PGL they'd know he's more than willing to step on some toes.Given how quiet CSM7 has been (though you are one of the more vocal CSM members Hans), I can't see that being a bad thing.
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I WANT Ankhesentapemkah BACK, NAO
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I have the feeling that the day CCP planed to chose the DEV to run the CSM every1 in the PR department got wind of it b4 hand took a sick day & when Hilmar asked 'who wanted to run an underfunded CSM election' every1 took a step backwards leaving poor CCP Dolan the job because he had too much earwax & thought CCP Hillmar asked asked who wanted to have fun with the CSM election' so he took a step forwards :)
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The single lo sec candidate got booted for allegations he's a slavic NAZI
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To be fair, they weren't wrong.
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there is no actual way of knowing PGL actually posted this, you can submit any name with any commenti could post a thread under the "The Mittani" name saying "hi guys, just informing you all that i am a raving homosexual"so unless its posted on ccp forum, under PGL account, i don't believe posted namesand bear in mind, this is a goon site, who cheat, lie, deceive at every opportunity
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https://forums.eveonline.com/d...Except, as it happens, someone called him out on it on the forums too, and he admitted to it.
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Props for the accountability. I suspect that the horse has already bolted though.

(Editor's note: This is the opinion of Marc Scaurus only, not TheMittani.com.)

While some may have doubts about the CSM’s effectiveness, pointing to a relatively quiet term this past year, I actually hold a different opinion. I believe that CSM7’s silence was not an indication of a do-nothing Council. Quite plainly, they have had significant impact (and will continue to have impact well into CSM8’s term) in helping to further define what the CSM is. And while a great part of this progress can be attributed to the willingness of Executive Producer Jon Lander (now transitioning to the mobile strategy department of CCP), credit must still be given to CSM7 for taking advantage of the opportunity, rather than letting things slip by.

However, things have changed. Wright STV almost completely eliminates the prestige of having tons of votes. The election of Chairman by the CSM (and not be virtue of receiving the most votes) probably reflects the opinion that CCP has of Seleene, and the job he did over the last year. Finally, there is no longer a top and bottom seven, with those who enjoy the favor of large voting blocs guaranteed a vacation to Iceland. Instead, only 2 plane tickets can be secured by way of capturing massive vote totals, with the other 5 being determined by effort and work ethic.

EVE Online is also at a bit of a precipice. Rushing towards us is the grim reality that Dust 514 is not going to be simply a faction warfare device - it is going to expand out into all the other moving parts that make up warfare in EVE. We have a renewed commitment from CCP to revamp industry, with huge economic changes coming. We have work being done for the first time in a long time on Player Owned Starbases. In short, things are changing - and changing fast. CSM8 must not only be able to stick into the work to be done, but they must be chomping at the bit to do so. Enthusiasm and work ethic will go miles in the coming year, whereas entitlement and snobbishness will spell certain disaster for the game as well as the Council.

For this reason, you may see some peculiar names on my endorsement list - names that you would not expect to see on this website or written by my hand. However, I am a firm believer of representation for all parties, and able representation at that. Here is my ideal CSM8 composition:

  • mynnna - Unironically a person with in depth knowledge of markets, economy, and all that that entails, mynnna also happens to be the official Goonswarm candidate. Win/win really.

  • Ripard Teg - EVE’s most prolific blogger since his failed run at CSM6, Ripard has proven that he has a very wide breadth of knowledge when it comes to the game. His ability to speak on several different topics will serve the CSM well.

  • Malcanis - A man of ~words~, Malcanis is a great communicator and, though he does live in Nullsec, has always struck me as a person who ‘gets’ Empire in all its various flavors.

  • Ali Aras - If you had asked me three months ago who Ali Aras was, I would’ve had the blankest look you’ve ever seen on a person’s face. However, it is clear that Ali knows the struggle of the average EVE newbie, which is something that simply can’t be said for the CSM in the past.

  • Mike Azariah - Mike’s passion is for high sec, and high sec needs addressing along with the rest of EVE. While he may fall on the more conservative side of things when it comes to risk/reward, Mike is first and foremost a gentleman and a scholar of EVE.

  • Nathan Jameson - Nathan is the odds-on favorite to scoop up the wormhole vote, and for good reason. He has expressed a desire to work with the community and will in all likelihood make an excellent CSM representative.

  • Psychotic Monk - Despite the laughable name, Monk brings to the table a clear vision on what war decs are like in their current iteration, as well as some solid ideas for how to continue from there. Should the topic be broached by CCP at all in the coming year, this is someone you’ll wish was on hand at the time.

  • Trebor Daehdoow - While he gets a lot of grief for his pro-carebear stance on many things, the fact remains that Trebor makes an excellent CSM member, particularly in the role of Secretary. By playing the role of ‘anti-griefer’, he brings a unique viewpoint to the table, which even though I disagree with it, it should still be present.

  • Banlish - Banlish is an HBC bloc candidate who I’ve spoken with personally a few times in the past. A solid guy who does what he says he will, he was thrust into the role of CSM candidate rather abruptly - but has handled himself well, despite the drama and turmoil surrounding the HBC.

  • Kesper North - Another solid guy who will bring a well-reasoned and logical voice to the Council, Kesper is the master of puns that make you groan. However, he’s also a very hard worker and could end up being one of the surprises for many on CSM8 in terms of production.

  • Roc Wieler - I’ll get this out of the way first: I really don’t like the Roc Wieler character. However, you have to admit that the man behind the character is as dedicated to the game as any other. Solid faction warfare and lowsec experience is often overshadowed by the big personality - but sometimes a big personality is just what’s needed.

  • Mangala Solaris - As representative from Red Vs. Blue, Mangala will have access to a wide variety of opinions and can serve as potentially one of the most efficient conduits between CCP and the players since The Mittani.

  • James Arget - Another wormhole candidate with solid knowledge and experience, James can help ensure that the wormhole population is heard loud and clear.

  • Korvin - It was a shame that Korvin didn’t get in last year. A hard worker and previous CSM member, Korvin has the unique ability to really bridge the gap to the Russian crowd in a meaningful way, unlike other RUSRUS candidates.

And that makes 14! However, those 14 aren’t likely to be the 14 elected. For posterity’s sake, here’s the most likely turnout in my opinion:

  • mynnna
  • Kesper North
  • Sort Dragon
  • Ripard Teg
  • Sala Cameron
  • Malcanis
  • Nathan Jameson
  • progodlegend
  • Banlish
  • Ali Aras
  • Trebor Daehdoow
  • Mangala Solaris
  • Psychotic Monk
  • James Arget

With less than a week to go until the polls close, now is the time to vote if you haven’t already. It will be very interesting to see whether the low turnout of candidates reflects a low voter turnout, or if the importance of the CSM has been sufficiently communicated to the players at large. Either way, we’ll find out everything in just a couple weeks, so stay tuned.

Just a dude