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Ashterothi for Council of Stellar Management

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Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#41 - 2015-02-10 22:10:38 UTC
Proclus Diadochu wrote:
Proclus Diadochu wrote:
That said, would you mind expanding on the following:

1. What wormhole experiences have you had thus far?
2. What are your views on the development and changes to wormholes from inception through Hyperion?
3. Any thoughts on future changes or ideas you'd suggest for wormholes?
4. Would you support a furtherance of lore based wormhole content that is player or developer driven? Both?

Comment: I am very impressed by your support of lore based content and agree with your points on the topic.

5. What are your thoughts, experience, and ideas on POS mechanics and future development?
6. What are your thoughts and ideas on corporate management changes or development?

Thanks.



Hey, first sorry for the delay in responding. I wanted to think about how to go about this I also wanted to release my post about scouting first.

I do not see myself as a WH candidate first and foremost. While I now live in one, I am far less experienced than Corbexx for example (which is why he has my vote). I try to look at EVE as a whole. So I do understand a lot of wormhole mechanics, and grievances. I also know a lot about corp management, which is a big sticker for WH dwellers as well.

1) I have lived in a C1 for about a month and then moved into a C4 a few weeks ago. Before that I would daytrip as part of exploration.
2) I think that the mechanics around WHs themselves are in a pretty good spot for the most part.(WH timers, system effects, sleepers, etc) The mechanics around living in one (corp management and POSs) are a mess. Fix those and you will see a lot of problem WHers suffer from go away. I do know there is some stagnation in the meta on the higher levels, so shaking that up would be good. Low level sleeper exploration sites are total garbage.
3) I have a pretty comprehensive scouting reform that I would like to suggest, that would directly impact WHers. Also fixes to the minigames such as PI or hacking could improve common activities of WH dwellers.
4) I support putting things into WHs, adding new ones to be discovered (without putting them in patch notes) and having continued mysteries where CCP puts in the clues, and we figure it out, and CCP incorporates our actions into the canonical lore. We are seeing that more now, but even more can be done.
5) I wrote an article on my vision for POSs, linked in my original post.
6) Corporate management is a total mess. Thankfully reform is well underway. I suspect that by the time I took on a role as CSM, they would be pretty well wrapped up with this. All that said I thing fundamentally the idea of roles isn't totally broken, but simply isn't clear. And there should be a UI to test your protections.

For example you can test: AS A *Role* I CAN *Action* to check to ensure all levels are controlled. Also default roles, etc etc. There is a lot of little things that can be done, and I am very happy that CCP Punkturis is working on it!
Bellak Hark
New Eden Media Organization
#42 - 2015-02-10 22:41:11 UTC
I'll leave this here for you to use if you want to.
Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#43 - 2015-02-11 00:27:14 UTC
Bellak Hark wrote:
I'll leave this here for you to use if you want to.

YES! Thank you for that!
Bellak Hark
New Eden Media Organization
#44 - 2015-02-11 00:28:30 UTC
No prob and good luck, you have my votes
StupidGenius Charante
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#45 - 2015-02-12 02:37:35 UTC
The Cap Stable podcast recently sat down for an interview with Ashterothi, it can be found here: http://capstable.net/2015/02/12/ashterothi/
Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#46 - 2015-02-12 04:26:27 UTC
StupidGenius Charante wrote:
The Cap Stable podcast recently sat down for an interview with Ashterothi, it can be found here: http://capstable.net/2015/02/12/ashterothi/


I would like to point out this recording was done BEFORE the drama with Funky Bacon came out. Obviously my answer has changed Big smile
Alan Mathison
Signal Cartel
EvE-Scout Enclave
#47 - 2015-02-13 19:28:00 UTC
Ashterothi:

I just wanted to mention what I good interview you had with Cap Stable. It, and a subsequent reading of your thread here, has pushed you onto my vote list.

Thanks!

-- Alan Mathison, Explorer & Industrialist, Star Tide Industries

Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#48 - 2015-02-14 15:54:54 UTC
Alan Mathison wrote:
Ashterothi:

I just wanted to mention what I good interview you had with Cap Stable. It, and a subsequent reading of your thread here, has pushed you onto my vote list.

Thanks!


No, thank you!
Rhavas
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#49 - 2015-02-16 21:28:39 UTC
Ashterothi wrote:

In my real life I am a software engineer working primarily on Android applications.

...

My software development background gives me an unique perspective and insights into CCP's six week release cycle. I will be able to leverage my background and expertise to better work with the developers and communicate on their level, as well as my history within EVE makes me a powerful candidate to help CCP navigate this highly ambitious time.


Can you talk a bit more about this? If you were suddenly in charge for a day, what would your top three priorities be for EVE and mobile platforms?

Author of Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets, Wormholes and Game Commentary

Blatand
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2015-02-18 09:32:44 UTC
I´ll vote for you, i like exploring its a good thing to do :)

And yep there is PI.... as a newbro i would like to see some kind of tutorial agent for this what do you think?


o7
Hibernator X
Project Valhalla.
The Initiative.
#51 - 2015-02-18 18:45:20 UTC
I'll cast a vote for you. We need more people with a fresh perspective and a campaign with a unique angle.

In particular I like your ideas on ccp lore integration with player lore, and from the looks of recent activities by ccp I believe they have a similar mindset.

For this reason alone you deserve a seat on the council as I believe your contributions would be valuable considering the implied trajectory of the game during this coming CSM term.
Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci
Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd.
Arataka Research Consortium
#52 - 2015-02-18 23:14:10 UTC
You've got my vote :)

Hopefully I'll be able to run against you next year P

Dermeisen
#53 - 2015-02-19 15:50:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Dermeisen
Ash, you're on my ballot You're an ideas guy I know, despite this I feel that it's necessary to push for a more engaging, integral new player experience, to provide a bridge to the demands of corp life. In which case I'm going to completely overlook that you are clearly an imaginative and vital personality, because I believe that you also have the patience and the dogged enthusiasm to push this to CCP who will no doubt be driven by overwhelmingly serious nullsec block CSM with admittedly critical concerns.

To comment on comments made elsewhere: Eve is not 'Age of Conan', to extend a metaphor, if Age of Conan had a well made bridge to an blank facade Eve has rickety old rope bridge to Xanadu. I think Ash will provide NPE relief from the very important work being done on sov this year!

"Not the Boreworms!"

Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#54 - 2015-02-20 05:55:42 UTC
Rhavas wrote:
Ashterothi wrote:

In my real life I am a software engineer working primarily on Android applications.

...

My software development background gives me an unique perspective and insights into CCP's six week release cycle. I will be able to leverage my background and expertise to better work with the developers and communicate on their level, as well as my history within EVE makes me a powerful candidate to help CCP navigate this highly ambitious time.


Can you talk a bit more about this? If you were suddenly in charge for a day, what would your top three priorities be for EVE and mobile platforms?


This is a particularly difficult question. Software developer is not quite the same as a manager. Not to mention there isn't much that can be done in one day. That being said I will try to follow what I believe to be the spirit of the question, rather then the exact wording.

My top three priorities would be

1) Begin the construction of an app that exposes tools you do not want to expose to 3rd party developers. (PI, skill training, in game chat from mobile tool, skill point updater)

2) Begin examining creating a stripped down version of the client that could work via mobile to allow basic in game functions (could be the facilitator of number 1)

3) Collect a list of the back log as well as previously announced features that have been left on the way side. Separate features into "Active development", "Backburner", and "abandoned" and expose this list to the players (for features that are public of course)

While number three is not specifically mobile, I believe that it should be done either way. We have a trail of lost features, and we as a community should know which features that have been mentioned over the years are still on the table. I think this would do wonders for player confidence of future feature discussions.
Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#55 - 2015-02-20 05:56:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Ashterothi
Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci wrote:
You've got my vote :)

Hopefully I'll be able to run against you next year P



run WITH me you mean!
Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#56 - 2015-02-20 06:01:43 UTC
Blatand wrote:
I´ll vote for you, i like exploring its a good thing to do :)

And yep there is PI.... as a newbro i would like to see some kind of tutorial agent for this what do you think?


o7


The real problem with PI is that it is damn un-intuitive.

Why do you think the new EVE Flight Academy has 4 videos on PI alone? The system is just terrible.

The sad thing is that the foundations of it are not that bad, only its UI. A few simple fixes, such as the ones I listed below will make it far easier to figure it all out.

The problem with a starter mission is that generally PI is measured in days, not minutes or hours. I am still unsure how to make it work within the NPE, but making the system as a whole make sense and not be so punishing would go a long way.
Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#57 - 2015-02-20 06:04:24 UTC
Dermeisen wrote:
Ash, you're on my ballot You're an ideas guy I know, despite this I feel that it's necessary to push for a more engaging, integral new player experience, to provide a bridge to the demands of corp life. In which case I'm going to completely overlook that you are clearly a imaginative and vital personality, because I believe that you also have the patience and the dogged enthusiasm to push this to CCP who will no doubt be driven by overwhelmingly serious nullsec block CSM with admittedly critical concerns.

To comment on comments made elsewhere: Eve is not 'Age of Conan', to extend a metaphor, if Age of Conan had well made bridge to an blank facade Eve has rickety old rope bridge to Xanadu. I think Ash will provide NPE relief from the very important work being done on sov this year!


Ironically the newbros who join null blocks generally do not need the NPE as much as those who do not. Null blocks are very good at turning new players into workers and getting them up to speed. Those who chose not to join null blocks right away (or are to intimidated) are the once we really need to reinforce with a solid training program and engaging game-play.
Freelancer117
so you want to be a Hero
#58 - 2015-02-21 19:33:15 UTC
Please put the COSMOS agents / mission on CCPgames radar for updating, you got my vote for your lore platform Cool

Eve online is :

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

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

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Ashterothi
Aideron Robotics
Federation Uprising
#59 - 2015-02-22 01:36:27 UTC
Freelancer117 wrote:
Please put the COSMOS agents / mission on CCPgames radar for updating, you got my vote for your lore platform Cool

That matches a lot of what I have talked about with the NPE and the lore integration. I think it is a logical thing to push for.
Rhavas
Noble Sentiments
Second Empire.
#60 - 2015-02-23 03:26:14 UTC
After researching all of the 77 candidates, Ash is one of only nine to earn a full endorsement from me. He's on my list and he should be on yours.

https://interstellarprivateer.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/csm-x-full-endorsements/

Author of Interstellar Privateer Shattered Planets, Wormholes and Game Commentary