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Sion Kumitomo: CSM X

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June Ting
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#41 - 2015-01-10 06:30:42 UTC
Sion Kumitomo wrote:
It offends my sensibilities that you appear to think females can only be attracted by first person avatars. Grow up.

+one million.

I fight for the freedom of my people.

Freelancer117
So you want to be a Hero
#42 - 2015-01-10 19:43:10 UTC
Sion Kumitomo wrote:

It offends my sensibilities that you appear to think females can only be attracted by first person avatars. Grow up.


You have to talk to your boss (lack of a better word) about that:

Quote:
My arguments in favor of Incarna remain sound. The core purpose of Incarna is to provide an immersive and superior New Player Experience, and if it ever gets implemented properly it should succeed. The development of the Carbon engine remains a business reality, though in hindsight licensing a tested 3D engine seems like a much wiser course. EVE still desperately needs immersion if it is to attract female players or ascend beyond the niche willing to suffer through its vertical learning curve


Source: The Mittani (author)

Eve online is :

A) mining simulator B) glorified chatroom C) spreadsheets online

D) CCP Games Pay to Win at skill leveling, with instant gratification

http://eve-radio.com//images/photos/3419/223/34afa0d7998f0a9a86f737d6.jpg

http://bit.ly/1egr4mF

Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#43 - 2015-01-10 21:48:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Dersen Lowery
Freelancer117 wrote:
Sion Kumitomo wrote:

It offends my sensibilities that you appear to think females can only be attracted by first person avatars. Grow up.


You have to talk to your boss (lack of a better word) about that[.]


That's not much of an argument. It just means that he's full of ****, too.

I just watched Sion's presentation at EVE Down Under, and his particular area of expertise is exactly what's required to tackle the current shortage of women in EVE, should he choose to do so. It has very little to do with the gameplay, and very much to do with the existing player base.

If he does, I'm guessing that he will find an immediate ally in CCP Seagull, who is also allergic to the idea that there has to be some sort of "pink" gameplay "for the ladies." Just make the game better.

Proud founder and member of the Belligerent Desirables.

I voted in CSM X!

Lanctharus Onzo
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#44 - 2015-01-12 08:53:17 UTC
Lanctharus Onzo wrote:
Good to hear that you have decided to run again.

As you are aware we at the Cap Stable Podcast interviewed you during your run for CSM9 and we wish to do the same this year 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


Hello Sion!

Wanted to find out when did you want to schedule your CSMX interview?

Executive Editor, CSM Watch || Writer, Co-host of the Cap Stable Podcast || Twitter: @Lanctharus

Sion Kumitomo
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#45 - 2015-01-12 13:44:30 UTC
Lanctharus Onzo wrote:
Lanctharus Onzo wrote:
Good to hear that you have decided to run again.

As you are aware we at the Cap Stable Podcast interviewed you during your run for CSM9 and we wish to do the same this year 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


Hello Sion!

Wanted to find out when did you want to schedule your CSMX interview?


Hey Lanctharus, I'll drop you a line in private.

On twitter @siggonK

Sven Viko VIkolander
Allemannsrett
#46 - 2015-01-14 22:19:08 UTC
Could you to give an example of a change to the game you have advocated for while on the CSM that would be good for the game in general, in your estimation, but potentially bad for your own corporation/alliance/coalition as an in-game entity?

Sion Kumitomo
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#47 - 2015-01-15 03:51:58 UTC
Sven Viko VIkolander wrote:
Could you to give an example of a change to the game you have advocated for while on the CSM that would be good for the game in general, in your estimation, but potentially bad for your own corporation/alliance/coalition as an in-game entity?


I've advocated heavily for changes to the highsec corp aggression mechanics, which I suppose you might count.

Though also, the conceptualization of what might be good or bad for a corporation, alliance, or coalition in terms of game mechanics depends largely on zoom level and time frame. A rising tide lifts all boats, and only the short-sighted or the narrow minded advocate for short term advantage at the expense of the game's ecosystem as a whole.

On twitter @siggonK

Jenshae Chiroptera
#48 - 2015-01-16 02:34:17 UTC  |  Edited by: Jenshae Chiroptera
I like your blunt, shooting from the hip approach to the review.

Edit:
Oh.
I suppose .
That.
I have to add the expected, "Grrr Goons"
Otherwise.
People will report this post.
... and claim my account was stolen. P **

** this was also written in their strata method so they can read it. Twisted

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.

Sion Kumitomo
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#49 - 2015-01-16 14:08:35 UTC
Jenshae Chiroptera wrote:
I like your blunt, shooting from the hip approach to the review.

Edit:
Oh.
I suppose .
That.
I have to add the expected, "Grrr Goons"
Otherwise.
People will report this post.
... and claim my account was stolen. P **

** this was also written in their strata method so they can read it. Twisted


Grr, goons.

On twitter @siggonK

StupidGenius Charante
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2015-02-01 07:36:37 UTC
I sat down with Sion Kumitomo for a CSM X Interview: http://capstable.net/2015/02/01/sion-kumitomo/
Hendrick Tallardar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#51 - 2015-02-01 12:03:31 UTC
Sion,

In that interview you claim that Xander breached the CSM NDA on his podcast. You also assert that NDA'd information makes its way to people in a non-public fashion, which you discern through people's posts and so forth. That's a rather presumptuous claim to make given you lack anything really in the way of evidence.

Do you feel that, given that CCP aren't keen on having people do that sort of thing, and the fact Xander is still a full member of the CSM without incident, your allegation is still true? CSM members have been ejected for far less than what you are accusing Xander of, and he remains on the CSM. Your thoughts on that? It certainly comes across as rumor mongering which is rather petty to do during a campaign, which is rather sad to see you resort to.

Also pro-tip, you need a better mic. The one you used is pretty bad, and you should use the $30 it takes to get a better one. Unless, of course, you can't afford it.
Gossamer DT
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#52 - 2015-02-01 16:32:43 UTC
Hendrick Tallardar wrote:
Sion,

In that interview you claim that Xander breached the CSM NDA on his podcast. You also assert that NDA'd information makes its way to people in a non-public fashion, which you discern through people's posts and so forth. That's a rather presumptuous claim to make given you lack anything really in the way of evidence.

Do you feel that, given that CCP aren't keen on having people do that sort of thing, and the fact Xander is still a full member of the CSM without incident, your allegation is still true? CSM members have been ejected for far less than what you are accusing Xander of, and he remains on the CSM. Your thoughts on that? It certainly comes across as rumor mongering which is rather petty to do during a campaign, which is rather sad to see you resort to.

Also pro-tip, you need a better mic. The one you used is pretty bad, and you should use the $30 it takes to get a better one. Unless, of course, you can't afford it.


Wow on one hand you are trying to discredit Sion by sighting that you have some kind of inside understanding of what makes CCP trigger on CSM ejection, and then on the other hand you are trying to push him down even more by attaching his mic and possible income level?

Since when was space ships about your income level?

who is your main, and what does he do?

Endie von Posts
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#53 - 2015-02-01 16:41:57 UTC
Say what you like about that interview, it was the most controversially listenable one yet. And I include Xenuria's weirdfest in that.
Hendrick Tallardar
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#54 - 2015-02-01 16:57:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Hendrick Tallardar
Gossamer DT wrote:


Wow on one hand you are trying to discredit Sion by sighting that you have some kind of inside understanding of what makes CCP trigger on CSM ejection, and then on the other hand you are trying to push him down even more by attaching his mic and possible income level?

Since when was space ships about your income level?


If you mean referring to CCP's past treatment of "problem children" within the CSM is having "some kind of inside" then sure, I have intimate understanding of how the CSM is handled by CCP. Also, if you took the quip about his mic as an attack then you are very sensitive to internet forums.

Endie is right, it was a controversially listenable interview even without the mic issues.

Please don't feel the need to rush to your alliance mates defense when he is asked for further clarification. I'm sure he's fully capable and mature enough to respond on his own.
Gossamer DT
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#55 - 2015-02-01 17:50:36 UTC
Hendrick Tallardar wrote:
Gossamer DT wrote:


Wow on one hand you are trying to discredit Sion by sighting that you have some kind of inside understanding of what makes CCP trigger on CSM ejection, and then on the other hand you are trying to push him down even more by attaching his mic and possible income level?

Since when was space ships about your income level?


If you mean referring to CCP's past treatment of "problem children" within the CSM is having "some kind of inside" then sure, I have intimate understanding of how the CSM is handled by CCP. Also, if you took the quip about his mic as an attack then you are very sensitive to internet forums.

Endie is right, it was a controversially listenable interview even without the mic issues.

Please don't feel the need to rush to your alliance mates defense when he is asked for further clarification. I'm sure he's fully capable and mature enough to respond on his own.


yes I am RUSHING to the DEFENCE of my alliance MATE o7.

who is your main, and what does he do?

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#56 - 2015-02-01 21:03:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Malcanis
Anyone who's read my posts knows that I'm not exactly Sion's greatest fan as a person. He is, to be frank, an abrasive jerk. As one myself, I am qualified to say so, and he applies the term to himself.

However he does have at least one of the two essential qualifiactions to be a good CSM: He cares about the game, and he cares about the CSM. It doesn't matter tuppence whether I'd want to go drinking with him; it matters if I think he will energetically and sincerely pursue CCP to address the issues that are important. I am confident that he would if re-elected.

The other qualification is to be an effective team player, to avoid alienating people who are not required to use the CSM as a resource, and to demonstrate that the CSM can be a professional, cohesive team. My confidence here is not quite so emphatic. Sion has been pretty clear about what he wants from CCP; I hope that he will also realise that more will be required from him to earn that commitment from the devs and restore some of the bridges that have been - if not burned, then he will surely admit, pretty badly scorched.

He's capable of it. If he can redefine his style in his second term in this way, I think he could be an extremely effective CSM member, and help turn CSM X into something more useful than the current team.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

DaveTheGreat
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#57 - 2015-02-02 09:18:34 UTC
Just listened to your capstable interview on the way to work. You come across as being very professional and well balanced, unlike some of the other candidates they have interviewed.

I think Endie and yourself will be a great team, working for the good of the game.

Marlona Sky
State War Academy
Caldari State
#58 - 2015-02-02 10:20:12 UTC
In your interview on Cap Stable, you mentioned that you feel the CSM is a meta game entity. Can you elaborate on that more and without breaking NDA, give some examples?
Sion Kumitomo
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#59 - 2015-02-02 15:34:34 UTC
Hendrick Tallardar wrote:
In that interview you claim that Xander breached the CSM NDA on his podcast. You also assert that NDA'd information makes its way to people in a non-public fashion, which you discern through people's posts and so forth. That's a rather presumptuous claim to make given you lack anything really in the way of evidence.

Do you feel that, given that CCP aren't keen on having people do that sort of thing, and the fact Xander is still a full member of the CSM without incident, your allegation is still true? CSM members have been ejected for far less than what you are accusing Xander of, and he remains on the CSM. Your thoughts on that? It certainly comes across as rumor mongering which is rather petty to do during a campaign, which is rather sad to see you resort to.

Also pro-tip, you need a better mic. The one you used is pretty bad, and you should use the $30 it takes to get a better one. Unless, of course, you can't afford it.


Thanks for bringing up an excellent point on the need for greater transparency and visibility into the CSM. Protocols do not currently exist to allow CSM members to truly hold each other accountable, or for the voting public to hold their elected representatives accountable, so it can indeed come off as rumor mongering. This is something I'm going to attempt to tackle next term should I be elected again. As is, I entirely understand your reticence and am sympathetic as to how it could appear to be petty. With any luck, this will not be an issue next year pending some badly needed reform actions. The closed door nature of the CSM ill serves the purpose of the institution.

Malcanis wrote:
Anyone who's read my posts knows that I'm not exactly Sion's greatest fan as a person. He is, to be frank, an abrasive jerk. As one myself, I am qualified to say so, and he applies the term to himself.


From one jerk to another, I consider it high praise. Where you see the most of me is in Alumni though, which I explicitly rope off for trolling. I couldn't run a team of diplomats, seventy directors, or any of the other people-centric organizations I run if that was my normal mode of interaction with people.

Marlona Sky wrote:
In your interview on Cap Stable, you mentioned that you feel the CSM is a meta game entity. Can you elaborate on that more and without breaking NDA, give some examples?


It's a matter of definitions. Though metagame has evolved in EVE into a verb (I got metagamed, they metagamed me), it was originally used as noun used to refer to actions taken beyond the ruleset of a game that had potential impacts on said game. An elected space council meeting in real life and shelving their space persona to talk about business, game implications, rules, and other such is thus by definition a metagame entity. This is distinct from "The CSM is metagaming players," which is both a misunderstanding of term usage and patently false.

On twitter @siggonK

Marlona Sky
State War Academy
Caldari State
#60 - 2015-02-02 17:23:09 UTC
Sion Kumitomo wrote:
Marlona Sky wrote:
In your interview on Cap Stable, you mentioned that you feel the CSM is a meta game entity. Can you elaborate on that more and without breaking NDA, give some examples?


It's a matter of definitions. Though metagame has evolved in EVE into a verb (I got metagamed, they metagamed me), it was originally used as noun used to refer to actions taken beyond the ruleset of a game that had potential impacts on said game. An elected space council meeting in real life and shelving their space persona to talk about business, game implications, rules, and other such is thus by definition a metagame entity. This is distinct from "The CSM is metagaming players," which is both a misunderstanding of term usage and patently false.

Solid response.