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Dirt Nap Squad.
#121 - 2014-03-29 13:47:54 UTC
Lastly, I’d like to point out that CCP has a business call to make. and I respect the calls that they make. The analogy I use is that CCP makes the forum or medium that brings people together, like the LA Dogers and San Francisco Giants baseball game where a San Francisco fan steps outside and gets seriously physically assaulted and ends up in the hospital with brain damage. The LA Dodgers got sued. We sit here and say, “How can you sue the Dodgers for what some fans did?” It’s called culpable negligence, which yes, you can and will be sued for. If lawyers get involved money will be lost, even if CCP wins. Our game will suffer. It’s called risk management. I work for a university and we deal with this all the time. We have to ensure that we are providing a safe environment for both liability and moral reasons. Beyond just that greedy guy on Erotica 1’s coms, people’s jobs at CCP are at stake and CCP as a business has to take actions to protect those jobs.

To bring it back to EVE and in game, I think that the ability to turn off local in the game would be an important step. I’m not advocating the removal of local, but I have some ideas that I think of interest and I encourage you to check out the later half my latest video blog.

As for why I haven’t made a written response faster, I am not as fast at producing the written word as Ripard, so please bear with me.

As for why I didn’t make some sort of soap box pronouncement before CCP made it’s decision, SOMERblink was something that affected the sandbox itself and nearly every EVE player whether they knew it or not. CCP was the one making the mistake. Erotica 1 being a sociopathic troll was between two players and I was third party to all of it. It was CCP’s place to decide punishment. Had CCP made a decision I thought was in error or had they ignored the situation, I would have gladly
Dirt Nap Squad.
#122 - 2014-03-29 13:56:49 UTC
Jake Rivers wrote:
Deiter Amsel wrote:
Considering this post: (and the Ripard blog that inspired it)

What is your stance on scamming and the harsh reality of EVE?

Is there a line that can be crossed? Is there too far? (scamming newbs? podding for SP loss? Metagaming scams (using external resources like Teamspeak or Custom Websites (eve-bazaar I'm looking at you... ) )

Is out of game harrassment/bullying/emergent gameplay/comedy (pick your term) such as The Bonus Room on teamspeak published across the internet on youtube, soundlcoud, pastebin okay?

Should CCP take a stand on this? any action?

Should the community tolerate and encourage this behaviour?

A TL/DR and IMO:

Some scamming crosses a line from in-game ingenuity and fleecing the naive to being full on cyber bullying and harrasment and possibly even a criminal act. What does DNSBlack think about this situation and what we (players and CCP) should do about it?

Iam also working on a written reply it should be ready Fri. Thanks for watching

You took a very passionate stance on the somerblink issue but I am wondering why you sat on the fence for so long on this matter.

Why did you wait for CCP to make an official statement before you took a stance on this issue?

I still think you are obnoxious when you have a few beers under your belt, but you have my 5 votes, if you take the golden tour again this year, don't **** off the tour guide. =p I am sure that guy from brazil needed a new gall bladder by the time we made it back to the harpa center.

See you at fanfest.

1. My written response is above. It is here as promised in my video blog.

2. If you check the video blog date, it was done 2 days ago before CCP response.

3. As for your 5 votes I cant thank you enough

4. The guy driving the bus was my uncle and he is always pissed off. He was really mad cause he could not drink my free beer.

5. As for my Portugal friends from DNS gull bladder; It is fine but his liver is still in re-hab.

6. Can't wait to see you at Fanfest it is going to be awesome
Dirt Nap Squad.
#123 - 2014-03-29 13:59:47 UTC
Xolve wrote:
I'll trade you my CSM vote if you promise to never, ever, everrrrrr do another Alliance Panel at Fan Fest again (this deal also applies to Kesper North who may or may not be running at all, ever).

Ok the vote plus 1 beer and no more alliance panels.
Gallente Federation
#124 - 2014-03-29 14:31:49 UTC
Xolve wrote:
I'll trade you my CSM vote if you promise to never, ever, everrrrrr do another Alliance Panel at Fan Fest again (this deal also applies to Kesper North who may or may not be running at all, ever).

Ok the vote plus 1 beer and no more alliance panels.

I would point out that on a historical basis, bad things happen when serving CSM members do the Alliance Panel, so if you want to ensure that Brad doesn't appear on the AP, electing him would be a prudent thing to do.


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Caldari State
#125 - 2014-03-29 19:16:21 UTC
Xolve wrote:
I'll trade you my CSM vote if you promise to never, ever, everrrrrr do another Alliance Panel at Fan Fest again (this deal also applies to Kesper North who may or may not be running at all, ever).

Ok the vote plus 1 beer and no more alliance panels.

I'll even toss you a bottle of Jaeger, serious offer.
Dirt Nap Squad.
#126 - 2014-03-30 01:37:40 UTC  |  Edited by: DNSBLACK
Xolve wrote:
Xolve wrote:
I'll trade you my CSM vote if you promise to never, ever, everrrrrr do another Alliance Panel at Fan Fest again (this deal also applies to Kesper North who may or may not be running at all, ever).

Ok the vote plus 1 beer and no more alliance panels.

I'll even toss you a bottle of Jaeger, serious offer.

#127 - 2014-03-30 02:24:03 UTC
During your interview with Cap Stable you expressed the need for competition several times. The nature of a committee requires the need to be able to compromise and not compete. Can you give a few examples of you compromising in game and explain why these examples of compromise suggest that you would be able to compromise within the CSM?

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Minmatar Republic
#128 - 2014-03-31 00:24:18 UTC
Great Podcast last night where you get a really in-depth view of Blacks passion for the game and how effective he is communicating in a roundtable discussion similar as to how the CSM runs:

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Minmatar Republic
#129 - 2014-03-31 00:31:18 UTC
With out reserve I wholly endorse Blacks run for CSM.

I do this as a corp mate and a real life friend. The guy is hands down genuine from what you hear on comms, see in the forums (well most of it), etc. you get the jest...

If you dont believe me I am sure if you ask him you can jump on comms or buy him a beer.

Fly safe
Space Hog

Free Beer next go round.

Shadow Cartel
#130 - 2014-04-01 00:25:12 UTC
Having the chance to hang out and chat with DNS Black Saturday on Podside was a blast. Truly a pleasure to meet you Black. What a great, level headed dude. I fully endorse DNS Black for CSM 9.
Dirt Nap Squad.
#131 - 2014-04-01 20:39:34 UTC
Annaeliza wrote:
You have described yourself as a champion for the community & players in all areas of EVE.

Do you think that CCP needs better engagement with it's customers ie the players? If so, what proposals or plans do you have to improve on this? . Being that so much of the SOMER thing came out of mishandling a community event (in game swag @ EVE Vegas), what are your feelings on CCP's community events and what improvements would you recommend to CCP? What role do you see for the CSM in CCP's community relations? Should the CSM be involved in community relations beyond it's current role? Last, what do you think about in game live events and should CCP bother to devote resources towards them?

Thanks for the question.
Goonswarm Federation
#132 - 2014-04-03 05:20:31 UTC
Hello DNSBLACK, this is your biggest fan here o7o7o7o7o7!!!!!!!11!!!!!1!

If elected, how will you bring the principles of the DNS video to the CSM body?

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#133 - 2014-04-03 21:09:25 UTC
I have removed a rule breaking post and those quoting them.

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Clockwork Pineapple
#134 - 2014-04-04 02:25:30 UTC

Currently the Serpentis are the only pirate faction in the game that don't have a rated 6/10 and 9/10 DED complex available to be run. These sites have been on the "coming soon" list for quite a few years, but no further news or information has been released. Would you be willing to request that CCP introduce these sites to the game so that areas like syndicate that rely on running sites as the main form of income can continue to grow and prosper?
Dirt Nap Squad.
#135 - 2014-04-04 13:47:48 UTC
I just add this link to the front of my CSM election page. This was an article I was interviewed for enjoy.
Dirt Nap Squad.
#136 - 2014-04-04 15:47:33 UTC
I have received my confirmation email today. It is official and I am a candidate.
#137 - 2014-04-05 15:07:25 UTC
Dirt Nap Squad.
#138 - 2014-04-05 16:22:08 UTC

great question video response on the way
Gallente Federation
#139 - 2014-04-06 13:32:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Luthique
roigon wrote:
Hi there DNSBLACK.

I have read your initial post and it has left me wondering. You repeat a few times how you are essentially the non-bloc candidate. Then furthermore as far as what you do in eve you write "we strive to do everything".

This essentially tells me nothing. After reading that I have no real idea what you do in eve, where your interests lie or what aspects of the game you get passionate about.

Now about that passionate part. Not that many months ago you got rather passionate about the situation with SOMER blink. Now I'm not here to dredge that all up, the issue itself is not that important. But the actions you took, the things you said. In hindsight do you think you handled that well? Was that an example of DNSBLACK getting serious about an issue?

Let me end this post by saying that these are not intended as critiques, but simply honest questions to find out more about what you stand for, and what kind of person you are.

DNSBLACK IS a bloc candidate, he and his friend Kain Spero who is CPM for DUST514 is, owning 90% of the map in dust514 check this if you wonder
His alliance his strongly supporting the DUST players, and this sudden interest and heavy NAP to own as much as possible of the DUST pie a few weeks before Fanfest is rather strange.

This guy is perhaps a good CSM candidate, but as it seems that CCP dont see as a major problem that people who are supposed to be players representative, making lot of money and rig game to they're conveniance using they're notoriety as "official" to work on theyre special agenda (and perhaps using more than only theyre notoriety), i'm afraid that this """"non-bloc"""" condidate is trying to be CSM to have a good view of what to come EVE side a few weeks/months away before other, as it's done on the Dust side with Kain Spero

Saying that he is a "non block" Candidate is kind of trying to lure people, not a good start to build trust to be elected.
Gallente Federation
#140 - 2014-04-07 14:10:28 UTC
It will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that I am happy to endorse DNSBLACK for election to the 9th Council of Stellar Management! Good luck at the polls!

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