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Bing Bangboom
DAMAG Safety Commission
#81 - 2014-12-29 21:59:08 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:



1) High Sec is worth fighting for!

I want to do what I want to do. I do not want to be a part of massive 1000 ship fleets. I just want to transport stuff, and occasionally mine things. Maybe a mission or two. Is that too much to ask?
Griefers, gankers, bumpers, "content creators" stop me having my fun, and stop me wanting to play. Gankers have been nerfed and Carebears have been buffed in the past... but despite everything there is still no "balance". If I have to expose my mining/transporting self to the wild and evil whims of others, then I would like to be able to have (at least) a 50:50 chance of winning. At the moment it is not so... this needs changing! You say that you are "creating content", but I dont't want your content! I am creating my own content happily flying my freighter/retriever around!



I don't really mind you stealing my catch phrase as it cannot be said often enough, although an attribution would be nice for my publicity loving self. However, I do object to you following it with a sentiment that is the exact opposite of what it means.

Fight back. Do something to win the conflict between you and your enemies. THINK about what he has and what you have and turn the odds in your favor. If you won't fight then you deserve what is done to you. We in the New Order and our supporters ARE fighting for highsec, fighting against those who would ruin it, make it into a safe, quiet, uninteresting ISK faucet. Those like you.

Your campaign boils down to "destroy highsec aggression". Like thousands before you you only claim to want to make it even, just a little more balanced, just one more nerf. And unfortunately, highsec has received these nerfs. But the carebears keep dying. And so here you are, asking for more because the carebears will never accept less than total safety.

Highsec IS worth fighting for. Its a desparate battle for the soul of the game. After enormous setbacks we are finally turning the corner. Highsec WILL be saved... even if we have to kill every carebear to do it.

Highsec is worth fighting for.

Bing Bangboom
Agent of the New Order of Highsec
Belligerent Undesirable

Highsec is worth fighting for.

By choosing to mine in New Order systems, highsec miners have agreed to follow the New Halaima Code of Conduct.  www.minerbumping.com

Godfrey Silvarna
Arctic Light Inc.
Arctic Light
#82 - 2015-01-04 02:08:35 UTC
Don Cordelion wrote:
CCP keeps repeating that new player retention is much better for players that join player corporations yet wardecks make high sec carebear corporations foolish affair. We really need change that even if it means having corp-lite and tears of some high sec PvP'ers.

Not all corporations are created equal when new player experience is concerned. The kind of corporations often targeted by highsec pirates are barely, if at all, above NPC corporations in their ability to serve new players. Small highsec mining or mission running corporations should be left to those who are old and experienced enough to know what they are doing and should absolutely not be recommended as a starting point for new players. Solo HS carebearing is all fine and good, but it it should be reserved for those who are truly dedicated to their carebearing ways. Against popular opinion, it is not a suitable environment for fresh players and definitely not a good starting point for those still unsure of what kind of content they want from this game.

I have seen a lot of people run a few missions or mine a few droids either solo or in a small highsec corp, and unsubmit out of boredom and due to a feeling of irrelevance. The players who I have seen become active content creators and active players have more often than not been those who have been engaged and pulled along for meaningful content by established Null, Low or WH based groups. Everyone can use a low-sp scout or a hero tackler, so there is no reason not to take the newbie along for the ride.

The Finnish speaking player community has this excellent player retention system called Suomi Op, where players from established corporations run public PvP operations open for everyone who speaks the language. This has been a major contributing factor for player retention among those few newbies who are fortunate enough to find out about it. These operations have given new players a taste of the kind of game play they might otherwise not have encountered at all before unsubmitting, and have also helped give a lot of established carebears a taste of what making things explode feels like.

The realization that the markets are full of replacement ships and that the "scary" parts of eve aren't actually that scary at all when you are no longer alone and miserable is an important experience for both the newbie and the veteran carebear. I strongly recommend player outreach programs such as this to everyone else as well, not least since they are an excellent excuse to get totally drunk with strangers on TeamSpeak. Kudos to newbie-friendly veterans such as Mauno Materialisti, Lacco, Ugly Eric, Shana Tirii and others for contributing to my retention trough Suomi Op when I was a clueless newbie.
Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#83 - 2015-01-06 10:01:20 UTC
Hi Tisiphone, thank you for taking time to comment in my thread.

Tisiphone Dira wrote:

Now then, you do seem a bit confused about some of the mechanics and what goes into ganking. I hereby invite you to try it out for yourself.


As I said in my opening post, the holiday season is always hectic, but I have been keeping up with my thread.

Thank you for the invitation:

https://zkillboard.com/character/94644678/

Of course, I more than adequately reimbursed my victims, based on the zkillboard killmail. I was surprised at how quickly Concord showed up in Amarr... when you read about it, it seems like a long time, but it seemed like they were on top of me, just as I pulled the trigger.

I even got shot at by what you would call a "white knight" whilst trying to pull Concord out of the belts...

After I mailed my victims to explain why I did just what I did, I got the following response:

> Thx not probleme sorry i speack litel english but i have understand

so no death threats or anything.

Tisiphone Dira wrote:


I don't believe you can fairly take this anti-ganking position as a CSM candidate without having explored what actually goes into successfully suicide ganking somebody. That 50% thing is nonsense, but because you haven't seen it from our end, you wouldn't know. Prove you have an open mind, gank something (barge/exhumer).


I don't necessarily think of myself as "anti-ganking" *shudder*
And I still don't think the 50% thing is nonsense... as I have said before, we can reach something like that by at least informing the New Players that there is such a thing as "DSCAN" and how it (more or less) works.

Tisiphone Dira wrote:
E: To be honest, I don't trust you enough to tell you what I find important as a ganker, what's stopping you taking that and just running an an anti-(whatever I say) platform. You need to prove yourself first. The info is already out there though...


Do you have an open mind?

Tisiphone Dira wrote:
E2: The above edit seems like a real problem for a 'high-sec' candidate


Well I am not going to fly around ganking things until my sec drops low enough for Faction Police to come. Like I said, I personally enjoy more things like hauling... trading...

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#84 - 2015-01-11 20:59:59 UTC
Lanctharus Onzo wrote:
Well hello there!

My name is Lanctharus Onzo and I an one of the co-host and writers of the Cap Stable Podcast.

In early 2014 our podcast interviewed a great majority of the candidates for CSM9 and we will be doing the same for CSM10.

Here is our announcement: http://capstable.net/2014/12/01/council-of-stellar-management-x-call-for-candidate-interviews/

As we stated in the announcement, you can contact us to schedule your one on one interview via any of the following methods:

Email: podcast@capstable.net
Twitter: @CapStable
Or via our contact form

We look forward to speaking to you about your particular skill set and expertise in EVE Online and we hope you success in your candidacy.

Sincerely,

Lanctharus Onzo
Co-host & Writer of the Cap Stable Podcast
Military Director, Alea Iacta Est Universal



Just did my interview. I was a bit nervous, and am looking forward to seeing how it came out. Thanks guys! :)

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#85 - 2015-01-12 18:56:02 UTC
Dear Mr Bangboom,

Bing Bangboom wrote:
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:



1) High Sec is worth fighting for!



I don't really mind you stealing my catch phrase as it cannot be said often enough, although an attribution would be nice for my publicity loving self.


Um... I had to actually research to find out what you meant.
I actually got that from some guy that posted containers around in space... his name was Maximilian something (Rota..sky?). Anyway he had the word "free" in there, and I sort of changed it.
Where did you get your catchphrase from?

Bing Bangboom wrote:
However, I do object to you following it with a sentiment that is the exact opposite of what it means.

Your campaign boils down to "destroy highsec aggression". Like thousands before you you only claim to want to make it even, just a little more balanced, just one more nerf. And unfortunately, highsec has received these nerfs. But the carebears keep dying. And so here you are, asking for more because the carebears will never accept less than total safety.



Ah. I don't think you are right there. And I don't think I want total safety... but well. Feel free to read some of the posts in this thread, and get yourself up to date on what we have been talking about... if you are really interested.

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#86 - 2015-01-26 19:08:50 UTC
http://capstable.net/2015/01/26/lorelei-ierendi/

Interview is up.

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

John A Than
Big Gay Towers
#87 - 2015-01-28 04:18:32 UTC  |  Edited by: John A Than
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:

For example:

Give me the tools to keep me safe.
Allow me to decide to use them, or take the risk not to.

Congratulations, you don't need to run anymore! Your argument is so powerful that CCP retroactively did this!
Any ship can fit a tank, any player can check the world map for recent killings, any ship can stay aligned, any player can watch local, join an intelligence channel, pre-pull CONCORD, add known gankers to a watchlist.

And despite all this, you can never be completely safe. And that's fine. If you seriously think it isn't, you are arguing that a fleet of 10 tackle frigates, 100 HACs, and 30 battleships shouldn't be able to destroy a tanked freighter, which is clearly BS. If you are arguing that it should take -more- ships than it -currently- does to destroy tanked ships, then NO. That number has already been raised numerous times, and people who ask for 'just one more nerf' are followed by people who never knew what it was like before that nerf, and then ask for 'just one more nerf', and so on and so on. Which is why highsec is so safe now. If you want to be safer, raise your EHP with modules, not by crying to CCP that it's too dangerous.

Or better yet, don't press the 'consent to PVP' button in the station. Then you will be truly safe.
Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#88 - 2015-01-28 19:11:10 UTC
Hi John! Thank you for taking the time to communicate in my thread.

John A Than wrote:
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:

For example:

Give me the tools to keep me safe.
Allow me to decide to use them, or take the risk not to.

Congratulations, you don't need to run anymore! Your argument is so powerful that CCP retroactively did this!
Any ship can fit a tank, any player can check the world map for recent killings, any ship can stay aligned, any player can watch local, join an intelligence channel, pre-pull CONCORD, add known gankers to a watchlist.


If I recall correctly, and I do, when I wrote that bit I was thinking more about also having people having the chance to learn the tools... Other than having a strange button on the screen... there was nothing telling me about what DSCAN was. I think I also missed the bit in the tutorial about checking the map for the killings...

John A Than wrote:
And despite all this, you can never be completely safe. And that's fine. If you seriously think it isn't, you are arguing that a fleet of 10 tackle frigates, 100 HACs, and 30 battleships shouldn't be able to destroy a tanked freighter, which is clearly BS. If you are arguing that it should take -more- ships than it -currently- does to destroy tanked ships, then NO. That number has already been raised numerous times, and people who ask for 'just one more nerf' are followed by people who never knew what it was like before that nerf, and then ask for 'just one more nerf', and so on and so on. Which is why highsec is so safe now. If you want to be safer, raise your EHP with modules, not by crying to CCP that it's too dangerous.


I don't recall asking for nerfs? Did I do that? It's mostly about not having any way to learn those things, other than sitting down with google and getting a headache.

Of course, such things as bringing randomness into the response times of CONCORD would be an interesting addition to the fight in high sec... a module that lets me destroy my ship and loot if I am not afk is something I would also find interesting. Stuff like that. "nerfing" one group or the other is not going to change anything. That has already been proved time and again.

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Ashterothi
Malevelon Roe Industries
#89 - 2015-01-28 20:53:09 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
2) Banhammer!

Somewhen back in September, a number of players belonging to a griefer community were banned from playing eve. According to what I have read on the interweb, and according to what CSM member "funkybacon" said on his blog... the banned players never got told what they were banned for! I am ALL FOR aggressive banning of griefers and harrassers by CCP, but I feel that anyone that pays for an account deserves to know for what they get banned... especially if they have paid-for ($$) game time still running. On the other side, I feel that having a public list of banned players, and crimes (name and shame!!) would also provide assistance for other players (esp. high sec players), in knowing who to avoid!
Lorelei


Although the exact reason was never explicitly stated, anyone who was paying attention could easily infer as to why it occurred, and it wasn't for suicide ganking or in game griefing. Are you advocating an escalation of banning for such behavior by CCP, especially in the wake of their announcement allowing the tactic of "Hyperdunking"
Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#90 - 2015-01-28 21:02:16 UTC
Hi Ashterothi!

Thank you for taking the time away from your own campaign thread in order to visit mine!

Ashterothi wrote:


Although the exact reason was never explicitly stated, anyone who was paying attention could easily infer as to why it occurred, and it wasn't for suicide ganking or in game griefing. Are you advocating an escalation of banning for such behavior by CCP, especially in the wake of their announcement allowing the tactic of "Hyperdunking"


No, I am not advocating an escalation of banning.
Suicide ganking is not griefing. I am not advocating a policy change here... just maybe some more clarity/transparency for the bans that take place. If you have the energy, I think I talked about this on my capstable interview!

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Ashterothi
Malevelon Roe Industries
#91 - 2015-01-28 22:38:29 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
Hi Ashterothi!

Thank you for taking the time away from your own campaign thread in order to visit mine!

Ashterothi wrote:


Although the exact reason was never explicitly stated, anyone who was paying attention could easily infer as to why it occurred, and it wasn't for suicide ganking or in game griefing. Are you advocating an escalation of banning for such behavior by CCP, especially in the wake of their announcement allowing the tactic of "Hyperdunking"


No, I am not advocating an escalation of banning.
Suicide ganking is not griefing. I am not advocating a policy change here... just maybe some more clarity/transparency for the bans that take place. If you have the energy, I think I talked about this on my capstable interview!


Thanks for clarifying that! And best of luck to you!
Reaver Glitterstim
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#92 - 2015-01-31 05:51:03 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
I would like there to be a "High Sec" platform, for a candidate for the CSM. If no one else wants to step up to the plate, then I will. If someone else wants to run for CSM for the benefit of High Sec gameplay, then I am happy to step down and support them... if they can do a better job.

It looks as though there is a considerable turnout, and I am trying to round all of you up to get the high-sec force to work on fixing up this long-stagnated region. I am really excited to see that not only are there so many of you, but you've got great ideas and completely unique viewpoints! You in particular would appear to be the first carebear candidate this round, to which I must say I am a tad surprised.

You've got an interesting perspective from the standpoint of one who likes to run package delivery. We throughout EVE rely a lot on you folks for our logistics teams but we don't always consider your feelings. As you are a casual gamer, I think you'll find a lot of agreement with Mike Azariah's style. He has already been in the CSM twice in a row and is highly likely to win a third seat. I assume you knew by now that he is indeed running again.

Well I'd like to see you bounce ideas off the other highsec candidates. I want your unique input. You've said you're fighting for the right to play your way and for the chance to survive, well one of the big topics that Jenshae Chiroptera and I have been discussing recently is providing tools for the defender to allow them to step up their game with skill and save their shipments or whatever it is they're defending. So if you've got the time, please stop by my highsec reform thread. I'm hoping to get at least a bit of input from all of you, and I want you all to come with an open mind. I believe that all highsec candidates can work together through differing opinions and goals, united toward one grander goal: that highsec definitely needs work!

FT Diomedes: "Reaver, sometimes I wonder what you are thinking when you sit down to post."

Frostys Virpio: "We have to give it to him that he does put more effort than the vast majority in his idea but damn does it sometime come out of nowhere."

Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#93 - 2015-02-01 10:43:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Mike Azariah
BTW I am following this thread and if you have questions about what it is like being the 'highsec' csm guy. Ask away.

You are taking up a hard task because while a large percentage of the game live in highsec they do not organize nor do they really care about the metagame (elections included). Hopefully Leeloo and the rest of the CCP community team can generate some more noise this year and we can get a decent turnout.

Some will tell you that this is Nulls year . . . with expected sov changes.

Yes and no. the changes are coming but the game is a whole, not isolated instances. Any change in one area has an effect across the whole of the game. Even when they are talking about a part of space you know less about you have the right and the responsibility to represent your part of the game and ask how it wide the effects will be.

m

Mike Azariah  ┬──┬ ¯|(ツ)

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#94 - 2015-02-01 14:43:40 UTC
Hi Mike! Thanks for stopping by!

Mike Azariah wrote:
BTW I am following this thread and if you have questions about what it is like being the 'highsec' csm guy. Ask away.

You are taking up a hard task because while a large percentage of the game live in highsec they do not organize nor do they really care about the metagame (elections included). Hopefully Leeloo and the rest of the CCP community team can generate some more noise this year and we can get a decent turnout.


I think something like a popup on logging in for the week of the elections would be a good thing. Like I have said, we get several popups in the run-up to downtime every day... one week of pop-ups on logging in with the elections coming would not be too much more of an inconvenience. Then we could at least be sure that no one missed out on voting because they didn't know!!!

Mike Azariah wrote:
Some will tell you that this is Nulls year . . . with expected sov changes.


I hope that the changes in null will bring us high sec carebears also fresh wind! Aside from the game mechanics, I hope that the changes in null will make it more exciting than it previously seemed to be, and more accessible (for someone sitting outside and watching).

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Reaver Glitterstim
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#95 - 2015-02-01 19:23:16 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
Aside from the game mechanics, I hope that the changes in null will make it more exciting than it previously seemed to be, and more accessible (for someone sitting outside and watching).

I feel the same way. I've been in nullsec and liked it, but trying to maintain myself out there is stressful. I just don't play the game enough anymore, and as a result if I want to join in on a fleet starting out there, I have to gather my things and ship out a day before in preparation, because that's actually easier than staying out there sometimes.

FT Diomedes: "Reaver, sometimes I wonder what you are thinking when you sit down to post."

Frostys Virpio: "We have to give it to him that he does put more effort than the vast majority in his idea but damn does it sometime come out of nowhere."

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#96 - 2015-02-09 18:06:56 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
http://capstable.net/2015/01/26/lorelei-ierendi/

Interview is up.


And the discussion of the interview is up:

http://capstable.net/2015/02/04/csm-x-show-3/

I get air time between about minute 39 and 46. I found the comments... interesting and valuable.

Does anyone else have any comments?

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#97 - 2015-02-09 18:26:01 UTC
Lorelei Ierendi wrote:
more clarity/transparency for the bans that take place. If you have the energy, I think I talked about this on my capstable interview!


If they're not providing any rationale for a ban, it's because CCP security is concerned that giving the person a reason would give them information they could use to work around the ban. It's for people that violate the EULA so baldly that there's no possibility that they were acting in good faith.

If you make CSM, you will eventually learn how seriously Team Security takes this kind of operational security, but then you won't be able to tell anyone. P

Proud founder and member of the Belligerent Desirables.

I voted in CSM X!

Mike Azariah
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#98 - 2015-02-09 18:50:14 UTC
There is also the fact that CSM is NOT a two things that people seem to think that we are.

We are not the internal affairs of ccp so we do not double check all the bans to make sure they are right. We see the stats of bans and the effects, we may advise on the wording of rules and such but ccp security are trained professionals whose job it is to keep the game 'clean'.

We are not the Human Resources department. We have no effect on hires or fires nor should we. This came up at the beginning of last term and the smart thing to do is stay clear and send condolences to those who were laid off and to those left behind. Congrats to people who move on to new jobs and new futures. These are people and their livelihoods. Act accordingly

m

Mike Azariah  ┬──┬ ¯|(ツ)

Jenshae Chiroptera
#99 - 2015-02-10 01:05:15 UTC
Lorelei, you have my support.
Maybe the OP title could be a statement rather than a question?
Mike Azariah wrote:
Some will tell you that this is Nulls year . . . with expected sov changes. m
I would like this to be EVE's year.

I have a dream
This galaxy will rise up,
and live out the true meaning of its existance:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all pilots are created equal."

I have a dream
that one day on the red hills of Minmatar,
the friends of former carebears
and the newbies of former SOV owners
will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream
that one day even the waste land of low sec,
a space sweltering with the heat of injustice,
sweltering with the heat of barrenness,
will be transformed into an oasis of thriving systems and conflict.

I have a dream that our four types of space
will one day live in a galaxy where they will not be judged by the alliance they are in (except Goons P )
but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

CCP - Building ant hills and magnifying glasses for fat kids

Not even once

EVE is becoming shallow and puerile; it will satisfy neither the veteran nor the "WoW" type crowd in the transition.

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#100 - 2015-02-12 18:30:04 UTC
Mike Azariah wrote:
There is also the fact that CSM is NOT a two things that people seem to think that we are.

We are not the internal affairs of ccp so we do not double check all the bans to make sure they are right. We see the stats of bans and the effects, we may advise on the wording of rules and such but ccp security are trained professionals whose job it is to keep the game 'clean'.


And I am NOT advocating or assuming that the CSM gets to approve bans or control bans. I would, however, like to know if the person applying to join my corp has a shady history etc. That is the rationale behind my "Wall of Shame".

Mike Azariah wrote:
We are not the Human Resources department. We have no effect on hires or fires nor should we. This came up at the beginning of last term and the smart thing to do is stay clear and send condolences to those who were laid off and to those left behind. Congrats to people who move on to new jobs and new futures. These are people and their livelihoods. Act accordingly


Oh heaven forbid that any game company, anywhere, lets players have anything to do with hiring or firing!

I have, of course, been reading the blog posts, twitter et cetera of CSM9 and have decided not to say anything more about it at the moment!

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/