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Cipreh for CSM8! Make our voices heard! [QUALIFIED]

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Cipreh
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#1 - 2013-01-20 22:44:11 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Dolan
I am announcing my candidacy for CSM 8. There are a lot of wormhole candidates running this year, and I hope to stand out above the crowd. I feel that it's necessary for our community to be represented by someone who has the varied experience I can bring to the table.

Background:
I am the CEO of a medium sized wormhole corporation called Clann Fian, and the was the lead diplomat for my former alliance, Transmission Lost. I have been living and playing in wormhole space for about four years, have spent time in all classes of wormholes. My corporation is based out of a Class 2, with a static high sec, and a static Class 4, and we accommodate a wide variety of play styles within the organization, everything from pure industrialists, to players who constantly hunt for PVP targets, even taking on the occasional mercenary contract.

I have been lucky enough to have a wide variety of experiences in this game, I was the alliance leader of Narwhals ate my Duck mercenary alliance and learned a lot from that experience. I have done extensive diplomatic work with many organizations, most recently as the lead diplomat for our former alliance Transmission Lost.

Experience:
I have lived and worked in every area of space throughout the game, from just about every class of wormholes, low sec, high sec, even out in null sec as a renter for a while with my corp. I’ve lived in Class 6 and Class 5 wormholes with Narwhals, as well as fought and explored through all of the other classes.

Within these boundaries, I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to experience everything from renting space in null sec, working as a mercenary in wormholes, high sec, and low sec, as well as leading a major alliance. I have limited experience with industry. However I am lucky enough to have a very knowledgeable industrial group within my corporation, and throughout my contacts in-game that I can ask for input and advice. Most recently I have created an alt to get into Factional Warfare a bit more, and I am currently flying with the Minmatar militia in the White Lotus alliance.

My Goals:
My I plan on running to bring CCP's attention to the need for a new or improved conflict driver in w-space. As it stands right now, w-space is running the risk of stagnation due to the lack of risk to many organizations, we have reached a point for many organizations where there’s no counter to the strategic cruiser fleets other then a larger fleet, or capitals. I would like to see the blob discouraged in wormhole space, though I cannot honestly say how to do this. My former alliance is even guilty of this.

There have been many ideas passed around these forums for how our lives could be improved, ranging from adding another class of wormholes, changing the mechanics of certain classes, or even changing the "wandering" wormhole spawn methods. There are always going to be different views on what our community as a whole needs to expand and flourish, and many of them are good ideas. I feel that the dynamics of wormhole space are in need of iteration, or we will see it become a new null sec, ruled by massive organizations, and the blob.

We, as a community need to band together, and push these issues to the forefront, so that we no longer take a back seat to null sec politics, and the endless leveraging of numbers by massive alliances and power blocs.

In addition, I feel that CCP cannot abandon the proposed POS redesign; it has the ability to fix so many problems in many different aspects of the game. Even if we do not receive the entire modular POS system that has been proposed so many times in the past, a rebalancing pass over the current POS modules and structures could easily alleviate a lot of our current issues with access and ease of use. This is one of the biggest stumbling blocks for new organizations in wormhole space, and I feel would be a huge boon to the common goal of broadening our community and getting new blood into wormholes.

As a bonus, if done well, it could potentially improve game play across all areas of EVE. I feel that if CCP went through and touched up the anchorable modules for towers, such as the intensive refining array, it could act as a boon to low sec and null sec industry, which is a goal that they have spoken of many times in the past.

We need a CSM who willing to stand up, and fight the good fight, to push CCP and the CSM towards something that is better for everyone, in all aspects of the game.

Whether you're a C6 PvPer, or a C1 industrialist, or anywhere in between, this is the time when we as a community can make our voices heard.

I have talked quite a bit on various podcasts and other outlets to expand on my ideas.

You can hear me on the Podside podcast episode #75 about more CSM stuff:

http://s8.multiplexgaming.com/downloads/PodsideEp75s8radio.mp3

Special thanks to Bronya of Down the Pipe and the guys from Podside for having me on their show!

My Crossing Zebra's Podcast interview can be heard here:

http://c-z.me/csm8cipreh

Thanks to Xander Phoenix for having me on his podcast!

You can come listen to the various WH candidates chat and discuss their ideas at the Down the Pipe "WH Debate" podcast.

http://downthepipe-wh.com/media/CSM8WHDebate.mp3

Thanks to all the other candidates for taking the time to be there to share their views!

Declarations of war is out! http://declarationsofwar.com/?p=427 Thanks to Alekseyev Karrde and Ninjaturtle, for hosting us!

My latest interview from EN24:

http://evenews24.com/2013/03/23/new-eden-politico-cipreh-interview/

Blog: http://lostwithoutlocal.blogspot.com Twitter: @Cipreh I am also available on Skype, details available upon request. Feel free to contact me via any of the above methods,or in-game.

Winthorp
#2 - 2013-01-20 22:50:49 UTC
Way to wait for the whole WH primary to work out though......Roll
Shenra Twrin
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2013-01-20 22:51:53 UTC
how much isk for my vote ?
The Kopt
Clann Fian
#4 - 2013-01-20 22:55:30 UTC
As having proven leadership skills, honesty, dedication to improving everyones fun he has my vote.
lanyaie
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#5 - 2013-01-20 22:58:17 UTC
I don't usually vote for CSM, but when I do I vote Cipreh
(true story I never vote)

Spaceprincess

People who put passwords on char bazaar Eveboards are the worst.

G0hme
Perkone
Caldari State
#6 - 2013-01-20 23:01:55 UTC
Winthorp wrote:
Way to wait for the whole WH primary to work out though......Roll


How exactly do you expect us to know who to choose at the primaries if we don't know where they stand?

Shook Eelm's hand at Fanfest 2012

Shook CCP Soundwave's hand at Fanfest 2013

Got NPC API removed from Wormhole Space.

The Masterbaiter
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2013-01-20 23:06:14 UTC
You have my vote(s)
Fairmont T
The Graduates
The Initiative.
#8 - 2013-01-20 23:35:07 UTC
You have my vote.
Jack Miton
WiNGSPAN Delivery Services
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#9 - 2013-01-21 00:02:03 UTC
I'm not promising votes to the first candidate to put up a post, rather I'll make a decision once they're all up.
That said, I'm happy to consider you as a candidate Cipreh :)

There is no Bob.

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Perkone
Caldari State
#10 - 2013-01-21 00:06:43 UTC
I have to endorse Cip for this. With his background, dipomatic skills, and the respect of the community, he gets my vote.
Fradle
Collapsed Out
Pandemic Legion
#11 - 2013-01-21 00:29:50 UTC
Jack Miton wrote:
I'm not promising votes to the first candidate to put up a post, rather I'll make a decision once they're all up.
That said, I'm happy to consider you as a candidate Cipreh :)

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Xen Solarus
Galactic Games Inc.
#12 - 2013-01-21 00:35:42 UTC
I'd say this is the key sentence in your speech:

Cipreh wrote:
As it stands right now, w-space is running the risk of stagnation due to the lack of risk to many organizations, both large and small.


Care to expand and solidify your opinions, rather than going for the "catch all" approach? Cool


Post with your main, like a BOSS!

And no, i don't live in highsec.  As if that would make your opinion any less wrong.  

Cipreh
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#13 - 2013-01-21 00:58:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Cipreh
Xen Solarus wrote:
I'd say this is the key sentence in your speech:

Cipreh wrote:
As it stands right now, w-space is running the risk of stagnation due to the lack of risk to many organizations, both large and small.


Care to expand and solidify your opinions, rather than going for the "catch all" approach? Cool




I feel that it is far too easy for organizations in w-space, particularly larger or older organizations, to fortify themselves in a system to the point where they are basically invulnerable to anything but a massive blob. I'm not saying we should disallow large towers, make structure grinds easier, or anything quite so drastic, but I do feel that changes are in order. The current dynamics of wormhole space breed complacency, particularly among older organizations, which is not healthy for the game, or the community in any way.

I don't claim to have all the answers to the issues, and if I did, I'd advise you all to vote for someone else.

My job as a CSM is not to come up with the ideas to fix the problems and concerns of the community. It's to help sort through the countless suggestions and ideas on these forums, and champion the best and brightest of those to CCP. The ones that would benefit the largest part of the community, if not all of us.

My door is always open, if anyone has any questions for me, any concerns, ideas, or thoughts, please don't hesitate to contact me in-game, via conversation, eve-mail, twitter, or the forums. I will do my best to address everyone, and take every viewpoint into consideration.

Blog: http://lostwithoutlocal.blogspot.com Twitter: @Cipreh I am also available on Skype, details available upon request. Feel free to contact me via any of the above methods,or in-game.

Marivauder
Bat Country
Pandemic Legion
#14 - 2013-01-21 01:01:02 UTC
Cipreh is a good man
Rawthorm
The Establishment
#15 - 2013-01-21 01:10:54 UTC
Cipreh wrote:
Xen Solarus wrote:
I'd say this is the key sentence in your speech:

Cipreh wrote:
As it stands right now, w-space is running the risk of stagnation due to the lack of risk to many organizations, both large and small.


Care to expand and solidify your opinions, rather than going for the "catch all" approach? Cool




I feel that it is far too easy for organizations in w-space, of all sizes, to fortify themselves in a system to the point where they are basically invulnerable to anything but a massive blob. I'm not saying we should disallow large towers or anything quite so drastic, but I do feel that changes are in order. The current dynamics of wormhole space breed complacency, particularly among larger, or older organizations, which is not healthy for the game, or the community in any way.

I don't claim to have all the answers to the issues, and if I did, I'd advise you all to vote for someone else.

My job as a CSM is not to come up with the ideas to fix the problems and concerns of the community. It's to help sort through the countless suggestions and ideas on these forums, and champion the best and brightest of those. The ones that I feel would benefit the largest part of the community, if not all of us.

My door is always open, if anyone has any questions for me, any concerns, ideas, or thoughts, please don't hesitate to contact me in-game, via conversation, eve-mail, twitter, or the forums. I will do my best to address everyone, and take every viewpoint into consideration.


I would however bring up the counter argument that while W-Space is easier to dig into it, that very trait has allowed small corps to stake a claim and have a chance of holding on to it. (and it's not invulnerable. I've seen a good few small talented groups who have become very adept at routing out Pos's from W-Space, just takes planning, patience and time.)

I can't think of anywhere else small groups can base for PvE and PvP activities alike that wouldn't see them subject to being steamrollered by some massive alliance on a whim, so why would you really want W-Space to become a quirky clone of Null Sec?

Anyway give it a few years I'm sure CCP will allow us to develop W-space and "civilize" it just how Null in the old days went from being the wild west to eventually being a collection of alliances with fairly secure space.
At that point it will become like Null anyway, except I can see things like gate building/destruction being a thing to differentiate it a little.
Cipreh
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2013-01-21 01:15:56 UTC
Rawthorm wrote:


I can't think of anywhere else small groups can base for PvE and PvP activities alike that wouldn't see them subject to being steamrollered by some massive alliance on a whim, so why would you really want W-Space to become a quirky clone of Null Sec?


That already happens in w-space.

Blog: http://lostwithoutlocal.blogspot.com Twitter: @Cipreh I am also available on Skype, details available upon request. Feel free to contact me via any of the above methods,or in-game.

Rawthorm
The Establishment
#17 - 2013-01-21 01:20:30 UTC
Cipreh wrote:
Rawthorm wrote:


I can't think of anywhere else small groups can base for PvE and PvP activities alike that wouldn't see them subject to being steamrollered by some massive alliance on a whim, so why would you really want W-Space to become a quirky clone of Null Sec?


That already happens in w-space.


Aye, but with far less frequency due to the effort involved. In null, someone puts a tower up next door, 3 minutes later your there smacking it down.
At least in W-Space it takes some effort, so people have to weight up the potential rewards before going to smack the little guy around simply because they can.
Joran Jackson
The Red Circle Inc.
Ministry of Inappropriate Footwork
#18 - 2013-01-21 01:27:13 UTC
I have to say WH space is 1000% the place for small sovereign PvP corporations to get their start alone.

The fact you want to make it easier to do structure grinding evictions is depressing. Drive conflict by forcing people to come fight somehow. That being said, might not want to listen to me, I'll probably just vote for someone else.
Paikis
Vapour Holdings
#19 - 2013-01-21 01:45:57 UTC
Joran Jackson wrote:
I have to say WH space is 1000% the place for small sovereign PvP corporations to get their start alone.

The fact you want to make it easier to do structure grinding evictions is depressing. Drive conflict by forcing people to come fight somehow. That being said, might not want to listen to me, I'll probably just vote for someone else.


This. 100 times this.

The last thing you should want to do is to make it easier to kick the small guys out just because you can. Because if you make it possible to easily kick someone out, that's exactly what will happen.
Cipreh
Native Freshfood
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2013-01-21 02:20:24 UTC
I didn't say I wanted structure grinds to be easier, nor did I say that I wanted it to be easier to evict people, of any size.

I just feel that in its current iteration, w-space only going to breed further stagnation.

I do not support making structure grinds easier, but instead I would like to see living in w-space become more risky, it's not a simple matter, nor is there a simple fix. I don't claim to have the answer, but as your CSM, it's something that I feel needs to be addressed.

Blog: http://lostwithoutlocal.blogspot.com Twitter: @Cipreh I am also available on Skype, details available upon request. Feel free to contact me via any of the above methods,or in-game.

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