Kelduum Revaan Resigns as Eve-Uni CEO

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Kel has a lot of critics, but no one can deny that he's put a fuckload of work into ~emerging~ EVE. If anyone's earned some "fuck it I'm just gonna shoot stuff" time it's him.
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Guys, please use the current logo available on the UniWiki (http://wiki.eveuniversity.org/... - we killed that old one off back in June 2010, but people seem to be stuck with the hideous old one!
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Thanks. I plan to shoot some Vanu and NC for a time, and spend a little time not worrying about when one of 2,500 newbies will do something dumb, and may even spending a little time in RvB or something and be terrible at EVE myself rather than just on alts.
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We didn't always agree on everything, but you were an inspiration when I was with the Uni. I wish you all the best in the future, Kel. O7
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Why isn't Kelduum allowed to run for CSM8?
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Psh, EVE Uni.Never seen anything good go in or come out of it, and I've yet to be impressed or even considerate of any of the pilots they churn out.That said, have fun in your time off. Blap some shit, paper pushing can be pretty crappy.
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Haha, that's not what he was saying. No offense you did great work running the Uni, but you would go mad trying to herd the cats in RvB :D
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Salute
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You're not looking very hard then.
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Pumping F1 warriors into sov alliances isn't worthy of recognition, or any elevated status for that matter.
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Again, you're not looking very hard. I'm not sure what slice of the EVE world you play in, but I've seen ex-Uni people in just about every walk of life. I know of at least one alliance leader, several wormhole groups founded by them, lowsec soloists, and countless other people who are pretty good at this game. There are valid reasons not to like the Uni, but this isn't one of them.
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Could have seen this coming since the "How dare you call my mate a botter!" episode
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Ah. Hadn't noticed that bit in the White Paper.
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Why E-uni logo so damaged. Its not good.
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May be you was in E-unifraud corp and pay 99% taxes.
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I think we F1 your ass by uni-blob few times. UMadBro. When newbies have you on KB better learn than cry.
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Speaking as a Unista, I say you are woefully ignorant and that you are a bitter person feeling the compulsive need to feel better about yourself. I am not a very good pilot, not by any stretch, but E-Uni has taught me how to live in New Eden. The complexity of this game would had overwhelmed me. I wouldn't even know what options I had to survive and live on in New Eden had E-Uni not laid it down to me and instruct me on what they are and how to do it. For that I am grateful.E-Uni is never a solely PVP organisation. It's a newbie corp, and true to its name, all it does is it shows you everything that New Eden has to offer, teach you the know-how's and then let you go on your way. It covers a broad array of topics and career choices, not just PVP. It enlightens you to the options you got, be it PVP or non-PVP. In that, it does its job well.
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You should definetly drop by for a short holliday if nothing else. Bring many ships because I think you'll be a popular target. Look forward to flying with you.
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Apparently they should be teaching spelling and punctuation in addition to 'fleet tactics from 2007'.

Kelduum Revaan has been an influential and controversial figure at the head of Eve University, the largest hisec new-player training organization in Eve Online. Today he resigned, citing difficulties juggling his work on the CSM, his new job at Sony Online Entertainment, and his position as CEO of Eve Uni. 

 

Nine years ago, at 14:33 EVE time on March the 15th, Morning Maniac founded EVE University. So much of the Uni’s early years have unfortunately been lost to history, but I do know that what now transcends any game structure, had begun as a replacement for the “Help” channel.

In June 2006, six and three-quarter years and 120 million SP ago, I started playing EVE again after bouncing off it way back in 2004. It didn’t take long for me to find E-UNI, which at the time was evacuating from the Geminate region (yes, we owned nullsec space one) with the collapse of the alliance The Big Blue. Back then, there were no drone regions, the Drake didn’t yet exist, and there were only two battleships for each race, and the equivalent of a PLEX would get you about 100 Million ISK.

At the time, E-UNI was one of the larger corporations in EVE, with a few hundred active members, and was only supposed to be a temporary home for me. By the start of 2007, I had ended up as a director in E-UNI, handling diplomacy for the recently created “Ivy League” alliance (after creating its logo), and starting the alliance on the path to the large standings network we have today.

As time went on, we went from Kassie Kelmar (bringer of cookies) to Dee Carson as Director of Operations under Morning Maniac, as MM slowly had less time to run things day to day. This was a time of great expansion for E-UNI, and as we added more and more active members, our services grew also, with more scheduled classes, more resources available to the members, and much more structure to everything.

In mid 2008, we had been wardecced by The Privateer Alliance for many weeks, and neither side was much interested in fighting any more. I left the Uni for a few weeks, and returned with the original “DecShield” plan, which suddenly increased the cost to continue the war from 50 million to 1 billion ISK, breaking the stalemate and generating a forum thread which I still find amusing to this day.

In late 2008, Dee retired as Director of Operations, and it wasn’t long before I had (rather foolishly) accepted the job, with Morning Maniac becoming less active. In mid 2009, work on the UniWiki began, and it was clear we had outgrown Korsiki, and we moved to Aldrat in July of that year.

A few months later, Morning Maniac indicated he was planning to step down as CEO – he no longer had the time to dedicate to running E-UNI, and he named me as his successor, a role which I took up well over 3 years ago now.

Last year, I ran for and was elected to CSM7. For those of you who don’t know, the CSM is would be best described as an unpaid player feedback group for CCP, and the amount of work involved in it all is considerable – despite what some may think, its not your own private FanFest twice a year.

With the amount of CSM work growing through 2012, and me taking an (awesome) new job 4,500 miles away, I recreated an old role, and made Azmodeus Valar the Director of Operations to make sure everything that needed to happen continued. However, a few months back, I realised that I’m spending all my time with what are practically second (E-UNI) and third (CSM) jobs, and not having any time to enjoy EVE for what it is. Even my “sekrit PvP alt” has hardly undocked in that time.

So, effective at the time this is posted, I have stepped down as CEO of EVE University, leaving it in the very capable hands of Azmodeus Valar, who I trust fully with both the corporation and community. Various in and out of game assets have already been transferred over the last few weeks, and the transition should be as smooth as to be unnoticeable.

In the case of DUST University, Dennie Fleetfoot will be taking over as CEO there later today. He’s done an excellent job of running D-UNI during the DUST 514 beta, and I fully trust him to grow the corporation in the right direction, and take the relevant actions as needed.

As for me, I’m still going to serve my term on the CSM, but as some of you know I won’t be running for CSM again this year (I’m not allowed to with the new rules, but vote Trebor in CSM8!), and I’ll remain in the Uni for a while yet. Hell, I may even manage to undock, for once. And of course I’ll still be at FanFest in April, and I’ll likely be on a CSM panel of some kind.

Longer term… I’m not sure, I’ll be keeping at least one of my EVE accounts active, and still be around on the E-UNI mumble, but will probably scale things down a little from the peak of the five accounts (so many alts!), and after all, I do have a nice little property on Auraxis you’re all welcome to visit, and I’m also planning some level of presence in both Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen once the time comes there.

I’m quite sure a few parties will try and claim some kind of ‘victory’ over some aspect with me stepping down, but both I and the Uni will still be around when they quit, ready to ask “Can I have your stuff?”. EVE and the Uni have both been a big part of my life for almost 7 years now, and that’s not likely to change much after today.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask them in the forum thread or comments below.

 

Goonswarm Federation CEO, Space Tyrant. Likes yoga, Alaskan Malamutes, bacon, and delegation.