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Roedyn For CSM XII

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Wrecking Machine.
#1 - 2017-01-21 16:05:22 UTC
My name is Roedyn and I am proud to announce my candidacy for CSM XII.

Who Am I?

1. Wrecking Machine. Alliance line member - assisted the alliance in the destruction of several dozen citadels in empire. Uniquely aware of the challenges and shortcomings of the war declaration system from an organizational standpoint.
2. Wormhole Resident - Have lived in and day tripped C1 - C5 wormholes since the Apocrypha expansion. Currently living in a dual static C2 with citadels.
3. Trusted Trader - An active participant in the SCC Lounge Discord that houses notable market players in the game. A competitive station trader that has earned the trust of investors to support their respective community driven projects such as Mike Azariah for the Magic School Bus and J Mcclain for Best Of Us.
4. The Neocom Writer - Creator of the “Trade Recap” weekly market articles since April 2016. Provided historical personal trading news and updates to investors regarding trading operations.
5. Faction Warfare - Since 2010 have consistently participated in FW game play for all militias at one point or another. Currently serving in the Caldari Militia. Active and genuine solo pvper in the warzone.

Why Am I Running For CSM?

I was frustrated when CSM XI was announced and it was almost a mirror of the major participants of WWB. I thought to myself that this will be another year that anything outside of direct null sec play will not be discussed or have any interest due to the nature of the candidates. Instead of complaining about it, I decided to run for the following year's CSM.

Fortunately, this year's CSM was very productive. The focus groups and roundtables gathered interest and was hopefully instrumental to CCP in improving the game. Some of those roundtables actually addressed my previous concerns, most notably the war dec round table.

All voices from all types of players do have value. I feel that I can help highlight concerns from those groups by actively seeking input, being available through more than one communication platform, and articulating my own thoughts on the matter.

What Is The Role Of The CSM? How Do I Promote That?
The CSM is an active and dependable communication instrument between CCP and the player base. I will promote this function by focusing my creative energy to work with fellow CSM to produce roundtables, focus groups, and articles about the process.

What Is My Platform?
I will bring value to the CSM as a communicator. I will not be a candidate bound by the type of space that I play in. I am a candidate suitable to interact with CCP based on my well rounded experience. If you’re looking for a candidate that will be biased towards one area of space over another, I may not be an attractive choice for you. However, I can offer the following.

When solicited for suggestions by CCP, I will follow these principles.
-Concerning mechanics or ship balancing, be aware of the effects of scale.
-Address motivation. We must be able to articulate the individual’s perception of value derived from an activity.
-What’s In It For Me? There must be a measurable improvement to the experience of the individual player.

Teamwork - I will encourage the CSM to work together on CCP driven projects to have as much subject matter experts on hand to produce quality results.

Objectivity - I will offer experience based and data driven recommendations even if it is to the detriment of my gameplay style.

CCP / CSM Relationship - CSM are not junior developers. CCP takes the lead and seeks input from the CSM.

CCP Must Own This - It is not appropriate to leave mechanics and ship balancing issues without timely periodic iterations.

How Have I Worked Towards My Platform?
I actively engaged my alliance, the market and trading community, null sec entities, and faction warfare corporations to solicit recommendations and concerns regarding their respective space and gameplay style. I will not hesitate to directly communicate with anyone or any group regarding feedback they may have about the CSM process or CCP in general.

War Decs - More diplomatic options to resolve war decs
-Balance cost of war to refer to aggressor’s size
-Add deterioration mechanic to idle citadels

Market Community - API parity with XML and API endpoint for citadel range orders
Remote stacking of inventory items
-Make BPCs stackable to make item limit in hangars less cumbersome to manage
-Make PI interface similar to Industry Window Interface so you are able to see active PI setups, sort by yield, and connected / unconnected status

Null Sec - Adjust timers for citadels to reference its size. Astrahus should not be able to enjoy the same timer defensibility as its larger variants once shields are down.
-Reduce tether range or disallow safe log immediately after jumping to a cyno when in tether range
Adjust citadel roles to be task specific. Currently, the ability to fuel and man the weaponry is bound to the same role.
-Consider that it would take a T2 rigged Sotiyo to be in parity with a fully upgraded Amarr Outpost. The cost difference is tremendous in this instance.
-Rorquals disincentivized exhumer mining. Either give big boosts or mining ability, not both.

Faction Warfare - Address undock delay from citadels
-Citadels make geography irrelevant in the warzone. Address the relationship between the warzone, NPC stations, the station bonuses derived from FW, and citadels.
-Deliver more engaging FW missions and balance the ones that are currently available, especially the racial EWAR applied

If you find value in this type of work, then I am the candidate for you.
Mouth Trumpet Cavalry
#2 - 2017-01-21 16:29:05 UTC
Here here!

Roedyn and I first crossed paths in August. He initially attracted my attention through his weekly publication of the Trade Recap. I read his weekly findings often and tried to mimic them myself, albeit with less success than he.

When I approached Roedyn about his trades I became aware of his role as an investment manager of a fund he was running. The amount he had secured and traded with was over 150 billion ISK. Roedyn was extremely honest with me in saying that his earnings were modest, and that he would be open in helping me find my own way as a trader. To most of you this should come as a shock. Any trader worth his salt never gives up trade secrets. The tactic Roedyn used, however, was not a tactic. He was legitimately trying to help me because that is what game play is all about to him.

To Roedyn, if you are not enjoying your aspect of the game, he wants to know why. He wants to figure that out for you and improve it. Whether its day trading for me, high-sec mechanics for the minority, or sov mechanics for the masses. Roedyn goes out of his way to analyze the issue, suggest solutions, and make a difference in EVERY player's experience.
Wrecking Machine.
#3 - 2017-01-21 16:50:59 UTC
Good luck, the wealth of knowledge this fine candidate carries should take him all the way.

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Unreasonable Bastards
#4 - 2017-01-21 19:33:48 UTC
+1, I'd definitely vouch for this guy as a great potential CSM candidate. I've known Roe for probably 2-3 years now. Most importantly, he has no interest in advancing his own agenda - rather, he genuinely cares about the community as a whole and does his best to represent the interests of players of all levels (newbros, low sec guys, null sec coalitions, and wormholers) - and he's one of the few candidates with enough experience in all of these areas to fairly represent their interests and see how the interests of all these groups fit together.
#5 - 2017-01-21 20:16:29 UTC
I can safely say that Roedyn is going to be the first choice on my ballots this voting cycle.

Interested Party (TM)

#6 - 2017-01-22 00:12:46 UTC
If you can get Minmatar LP stores to start selling republic fleet missiles, and for the 7.5% tracking bonus that the tempest currently has to be also applied to the Tempest Fleet Issue, you'll have my vote.
#7 - 2017-01-22 00:15:34 UTC
Boozbaz wrote:
If you can get Minmatar LP stores to start selling republic fleet missiles, and for the 7.5% tracking bonus that the tempest currently has to be also applied to the Tempest Fleet Issue, you'll have my vote.


I too want a pony.

Interested Party (TM)

#8 - 2017-01-22 00:31:57 UTC
Dethmourne Silvermane wrote:
Boozbaz wrote:
If you can get Minmatar LP stores to start selling republic fleet missiles, and for the 7.5% tracking bonus that the tempest currently has to be also applied to the Tempest Fleet Issue, you'll have my vote.


I too want a pony.



I can safely say that you would be my last choice if you ran for CSM.
#9 - 2017-01-22 00:38:18 UTC
Boozbaz wrote:
Dethmourne Silvermane wrote:
Boozbaz wrote:
If you can get Minmatar LP stores to start selling republic fleet missiles, and for the 7.5% tracking bonus that the tempest currently has to be also applied to the Tempest Fleet Issue, you'll have my vote.


I too want a pony.



I can safely say that you would be my last choice if you ran for CSM.


I can safely say that I will not be running for CSM anytime soon :)

I actually would like the things you suggested but that's not really what I think of when I think of what the CSM does.

Interested Party (TM)

#10 - 2017-01-22 00:42:01 UTC
Fair enough. Asking a member of the CSM to try to bring this up with CCP is like a shot in the dark.
Wrecking Machine.
#11 - 2017-01-22 02:05:22 UTC
Boozbaz wrote:
If you can get Minmatar LP stores to start selling republic fleet missiles, and for the 7.5% tracking bonus that the tempest currently has to be also applied to the Tempest Fleet Issue, you'll have my vote.


Thank you very much for your response.

1. Concerning adjusting the FW LP Store rewards, I've had discussions concerning this before but I failed to create enough traction for my arguments. Basically I failed to articulate what types of items should be added or made exclusive to the FW LP Stores. I appreciate your suggestion of adding Republic Light Missiles. The Minmatar racial ship lines have developed over the years to encompass more missile bonuses. It makes sense to add racial faction missiles to the LP store. Should it be exclusive?

2. I double checked the bonuses of the Tempest and Tempest Fleet Issue. I'm sorry but I think what you meant was the 7.5% bonus to rate of fire of the Tempest. With that, I will assume that what you want to happen is for the Tempest Fleet Issue to have this bonus as well. I don't have much experience in flying this ship. But as a trader I can tell you that there isn't much demand for this faction ship. If applying this buff will make this ship a more attractive choice to take to combat, that is definitely worth exploring and forwarding the request to CCP.

The suggestions I listed in my original post was a small sampling of the suggestions that I have collected from different players. I will add your suggestion to the list and hopefully I will be able to submit these to CCP once elected. I hope I was able to address your concerns.
#12 - 2017-01-22 03:04:52 UTC
Great response, worthy of a vote. Thank you.
Wrecking Machine.
#13 - 2017-02-03 04:14:44 UTC
Here is an article I wrote about some of the items mentioned in my platform.

https://eve-nt.uk/article/2017-02-01-212037-Roedyn-A-CSM12-Candidate-Diary-1/
Northern Coalition.
#14 - 2017-02-07 19:11:49 UTC
+1 Articulate and a polished writer who is plugged into the wider eve community across a number of platforms, something that is very much needed as a CSM member in terms of ongoing communication with the players as a whole.
Wrecking Machine.
#15 - 2017-02-10 01:26:38 UTC
https://eve-nt.uk/article/2017-02-09-092313-Roedyn-A-CSM12-Candidate-Diary-2-Adapting-To-CSM-Changes/

A review of the second week of my efforts during the candidacy period.
Wrecking Machine.
#16 - 2017-02-23 04:26:53 UTC
The Bloc
#17 - 2017-03-02 13:21:30 UTC  |  Edited by: Starscream Tinn
Hi roedyn



Where do you stand on allowing stabbed ships in FW plexes?
How about adding suspect timers to any ship that enter a plex after all you are entering miltiary base in a miltiary vessel ?
T4 /T5 payouts for killing war targets what ever the tier is?
How about a clone discount to replace the one we lost on medical clones?
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2017-03-02 13:36:19 UTC
Hello,

My question - what is your viewpoint regarding Faction standings and as a CSM member, what changes would you propose to CCP pertaining to game mechanics for Faction standings ?

Good luck to you in the upcoming CSM election.


DMC
Wrecking Machine.
#19 - 2017-03-04 05:21:41 UTC
Starscream Tinn wrote:
Hi roedyn



Where do you stand on allowing stabbed ships in FW plexes?
How about adding suspect timers to any ship that enter a plex after all you are entering miltiary base in a miltiary vessel ?
T4 /T5 payouts for killing war targets what ever the tier is?
How about a clone discount to replace the one we lost on medical clones?



Concerning stabbed ships, if it is not possible to disallow entry of ships fitted with WCS into plexes, then a reasonable solution may be to adjust the requirement to fit a WCS to not be within the PG/CPU of frigs but still be available for use by larger hulls. This way, FW players finally get a solution against the WCS menace but not take away an option for the rest of the game.

I feel pretty indifferent towards the suspect timer when entering plexes. We're already in low sec so we can already attack each other in the middle of space without much consequence.

I would be careful about giving T4/T5 pay outs for killing war targets regardless of what tier your faction is in. Seeing as we have not yet seen any changes in FW in a post citadel world, we may be messing up / missing an opportunity to actually use the tier based pay outs to provide rewards that are in line with FW activities.

Clone discount? Yes please. That's a reasonable quality of life improvement that's not detrimental to the overall health of the warzone.

Thank you very much for your questions.
Wrecking Machine.
#20 - 2017-03-04 05:46:22 UTC
DeMichael Crimson wrote:
Hello,

My question - what is your viewpoint regarding Faction standings and as a CSM member, what changes would you propose to CCP pertaining to game mechanics for Faction standings ?

Good luck to you in the upcoming CSM election.


DMC



Making an effort to increase your faction standings should mean something. Zero faction standings should mean zero added rewards.

Hopefully whenever CCP is ready to tackle revising the missioning system, they will put more weight in what content will be available based on faction standings. Of course this runs on the assumption that there will be added missions to the available pool. If we do find ourselves in such an environment, the LP stores will need to see revisions as well in order to provide sufficient rewards based on the added commitment. A motivator to commit to gaining faction standings (which could in turn decrease enemy faction standings) could be more unique faction items introduced to the LP stores that highlight attributes and lore of the respective faction.

Thank you for your question.

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