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Malcanis for CSM 8 Vote till you drop

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Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#1 - 2013-01-11 17:54:21 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Dolan
After much thought, I'm going to run for CSM election this year.

What are my qualifications:
First and foremost I have been playing EVE for over 6 years. I've seen a lot, done a lot, connected with a lot of other players and I have a pretty wide experience of the game (and some pretty wide gaps in that experience, as I will freely admit). I have lived in Sov 0.0, NPC 0.0, lo-sec, hi-sec and W-space. I'm not an intense meta-gamers, I don't hang out in the "Cool" jabber channels, I'm not in any kind of alliance leadership position. My perspective is that of a humble grunt, and my philosophy is informed by that.

Secondly, and more visibly, I spend a great deal of time thinking and discussing EVE. Anyone who reads these forums knows that. I'm always ready to learn from people who know something I don't, and I spend a fair amount of time trying to help people who don't know things I do. Running for the CSM is a logical extension of that.

Finally, I am - no false modesty here - a ~good poster~. I can present a reasoned, logical, structured argument, and I can follow one when it's presented to me. If I am elected, I will represent my philosophy to CCP effectively. I will also make the attempt to increase the communication between the CSM and you, the players with regular reports and posts right here on this forum. I will not hide these communications away on a blog, they will be here, on record, where you can respond to them.

What is my philosophy
I believe in EVE. I think it's something special in the gaming world, and I think that what makes EVE special is worth protected and supporting. I believe in the freedom of players to interect with each other, and the right of players to determine how those interactions result with the minimum of NPC interference. I believe in making changes to EVE that increase the possibilities of player ineraction, and that provide gameplay opportunities. If you send me to Reykjavik, you will be sending a message to CCP that you want that emergent, player-driven narrative to be the core and centre of EVE.

If you like, you can get a moredetailed idea of my thoughts about EVE on the articles I have written for TheMittani.com. Please note that I am completely unaffilated with the CFC, and there is no specific Goon input into my campaign, nor will there be in my actions as a CSM.

I also wrote a hi-sec manifesto in this forum, which specifically laid out my thoughts on hi-sec. I think it also showcases my general philosophy on EVE.

What's your alignment?
My election campaign has no official standing in any EVE coaltion. I am a member of the Initiative., which is currently in the HBC, but I have not sought permission or asked support from anyone in the HBC to run for election. I believe the HBC will run their own "official" candidate.

Enough about me: Ask questions.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Varius Xeral
Doomheim
#2 - 2013-01-11 17:57:47 UTC
Who?

Official Representative of The Nullsec Zealot Cabal

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#3 - 2013-01-11 17:58:54 UTC
Varius Xeral wrote:
Who?


Could you expand on your question. Ideally, include some nouns.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Scatim Helicon
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2013-01-11 18:03:58 UTC
Hell yes.

Every time you post a WiS thread, Hilmar strangles a kitten.

Tek Handle
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#5 - 2013-01-11 18:04:32 UTC
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#6 - 2013-01-11 18:06:02 UTC


Not forgotten Blink

I will definitely be making the case to CCP for a full rework of sov outposts.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Varius Xeral
Doomheim
#7 - 2013-01-11 18:08:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Varius Xeral
Holy ****. That's actually a shockingly well-considered and well-presented platform.

You probably already have my vote, unless somebody else posts a really stand-out platform

Official Representative of The Nullsec Zealot Cabal

Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#8 - 2013-01-11 19:12:51 UTC
Most excellent.

Proud founder and member of the Belligerent Desirables.

I voted in CSM X!

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#9 - 2013-01-11 19:18:02 UTC
Varius Xeral wrote:
Holy ****. That's actually a shockingly well-considered and well-presented platform.

You probably already have my vote, unless somebody else posts a really stand-out platform


Nice of you to say. Please do ask about any specifics you're interested in.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Hans Jagerblitzen
Ice Fire Warriors
Shadow Cartel
#10 - 2013-01-11 20:06:18 UTC
There are arguably few EVE Online players more suited for CSM duty than Malcanis. I am happy to endorse his candidacy for CSM8. Elect this man folks, you'll be glad you did. Cool

CPM0 Chairman / CSM7 Vice Secretary

Alphea Abbra
Project Promethion
#11 - 2013-01-11 20:07:45 UTC
Hans Jagerblitzen wrote:
There are arguably few EVE Online players more suited for CSM duty than Malcanis. I am happy to endorse his candidacy for CSM8. Elect this man folks, you'll be glad you did. Cool

He will get my third vote (The one you got last election) then.

Cool
Barbaro55a
Project Valhalla.
The Initiative.
#12 - 2013-01-11 21:03:00 UTC
It's about bloody time, a well thought out platform - you have my vote!
Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2013-01-11 21:52:01 UTC
My criteria for what makes a good CSM are simple: the ability to think clearly, argue dispassionately, write well, and above all, work hard at all the unglamorous stuff that rarely gets noticed but is the key to success. Malcanis has repeatedly proved that he has all these qualities.

I will be sorely disappointed if Malcanis fails to exceed my high expectations of him, both in the campaign and (hopefully) on CSM8.

Good luck, m8.

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

BuRniZZ
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#14 - 2013-01-11 22:00:40 UTC
Read his manifesto, if you're not convinced about his potential on CSM, ask here. You will be convinced. You have all my votes!
Isbariya
Sensation Seekers
Triumvirate.
#15 - 2013-01-11 22:27:48 UTC
Malc, I belive in you mate, glad you decided to run for CSM, you got my votes and respect. Though the later you had before but doesn't mater Big smile
Frying Doom
#16 - 2013-01-11 22:36:58 UTC
Yep you got my votes Malcanis.

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!

Krebskasper
Project Valhalla.
The Initiative.
#17 - 2013-01-12 01:18:45 UTC
You got my vote.
And I can only encourage everyone to take the time to read through Malcanis' brilliant proposals.
mynnna
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#18 - 2013-01-12 03:31:27 UTC
I've never seen Malcanis' highsec proposals before, but now that I have, I'd support them when (if (who am I kidding, when)) I run for CSM myself. It's a pretty good approach.

Member of the Goonswarm Economic Warfare Cabal

Jake Warbird
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2013-01-12 03:48:40 UTC
Honestly thought was a troll when I clicked the link on your sig. Will get my vote.
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#20 - 2013-01-12 06:35:12 UTC
Jake Warbird wrote:
Honestly thought was a troll when I clicked the link on your sig. Will get my vote.


Then you've learned that everything I say should be taken literally and at face value.


One thing that I am particularly concerned to do is to raise the perceived value of the CSM in the eyes of the players. Ultimately, the CSM derives its legitimacy from the support of the players at large, and voting levels are still way too low. Obviously I believe that the CSM has an important role to play and can really add value to the development process, and I also believe that almost all the CSM candidates that have been elected have done their honest best to fulfill their role. But the prevailing culture of hostile cynicism towards any political process, which is amplified to an extreme by the nature of the playerbase in EVE (they're EVE players!) makes it very difficult to have an unemcumbered, objective conversation on the subject. Increasing the level of player engagement with the CSM will in turn increase the value of the CSM in the eyes of the CCP Devs with whom the CSM interact.

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

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