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♥♥♥ Lyris Nairn for CSM7 2012 — Space Friend to All : THE OFFICIAL THREAD ♥♥♥

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Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#1 - 2012-02-09 02:56:46 UTC  |  Edited by: Lyris Nairn
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MY CAMPAIGN BY CLICKING 'LIKE' ▬►

Hello Space Friends,

My name is sky captain Lyris Chronicles of Narnia in the World of Tomorrow's Goonfleet dot Com, and today I am here to tell you that I am hereby officially announcing my candidacy for the Council of Stellar Management in EVE Online, the popular Internet spaceship game by CCP, hf. I would like you to vote for me because I believe that I can be a passionate advocate for you and all your constituent issues. Let it be known that I am not the official Goonswarm or Clusterfuck Coalition candidate, and therefore that if you are a Goon and reading this then you should just hit the "like" button and carry on your merry way. Thanks in advance, but you'll get me sent to the gulag if you vote for me—so don't do it!

As for everyone else reading this thread, I suppose a post is in order!

I stand for representing the entire EVE Online community to the best of my ability, because it is my belief that listening to all of the constituents is the only forthright and conscientious way to serve as an elected representative. To this end, I have been making threads and joining discussions to ask people exactly what they think about various issues and aspects of the game, and thereby soliciting them for their expressed desires. That is my one campaign promise: that I will to the best of my ability present to CCP with reasoned arguments the expressed desires of the constituency.

To that end, I have assembled a platform which addresses many aspects of the game. Here's a few things off the top of my head which is not at all to be construed as a complete list. With respect to the fact that this thread is now in Jita Park, it was originally in General Discussion and never was it my intention that this thread would be my candidacy thread so you can look forward to a more complete list in the near future with a better-presented format in its own thread.

Regarding High Security Space

  • Get rid of the period of time during which a POS is literally invulnerable while its parent corporation transitions through alliances to avoid war declarations;
  • Address the relative imbalance of High Security "deathstar/dickstar" POS versus the power required to remove them;
  • Get rid of the dialog box and automatic deactivation of modules that occurs when using remote assistance modules on an entity which has received aggression from a new source, or make it an option to disable it;
  • Add to entities using remote assistance modules on an second entity with aggression a full aggression timer, which like any other aggression timer prohibits docking or activating star gates;
  • Proposal for the iteration of missions with the Incursion-style AI and functionality to provide group PVE content at all levels of missions so that people have an in game reason to work together, similar to instanced dungeons in traditional MMO games;
  • Proposal for the review of and alteration of Level 5 missions with regards to the proposed "Incursion-style missions," in the previous point, which would have a separate functionality;
  • Introduce an active module which "cloaks" the contents of a ship's cargo bay


Regarding Low Security Space

  • Oppose the introduction of interdiction bubbles to Low Sec, to preserve its unique gameplay;
  • Address the fact that Low Sec is divided into two classifications, 0.4, and 0.3 and below, with regards to anchorable structures at POS
  • With regards to the above, modify the anchoring requirements for starbase structures, particularly those involved in drug manufacturing, to be anchorable in all low security systems
  • Iterate faction warfare with unique, non-mission objectives and means to produce rewards - in short, doing the PVP portion of Faction Warfare should be more profitable if done optimally than running Level 4 missions in a stealth bomber
  • Introduce non-Sansha, faction specific Incursion-style raids on non-Faction Warfare systems


Regarding Null Security Space

  • Destructable Outposts
  • No more million-HP brick walls that take half a week to chew down just to engage in ~sov war~

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#2 - 2012-02-09 02:58:03 UTC
For the viewer's convenience, attached are a few of my other posts on "the issues."

Quote:


Hello space friends

I have a question for both the CSM7 candidates and the potential voters in the CSM7 elections. It is a very simple question that has been plaguing me for some time, because it is as evident in real life as it is in EVE Online. That question is: Why do we perpetuate a cycle of choosing candidates based on promises they make? Given that both in game and in real life any politician is limited severely by what he or she can reasonably accomplish in office, being that most politicians are members of decision making or decision influencing groups rather than solo decision makers, why is this what people do? You see it in both the CSM election behavior and in the behavior of people in real life. We pick among the promises that politicians make to us, and then we complain about the politicians we perceive did not give us what we want. Why?

I suppose all of this is rhetorical, because my primary point here is to suggest that an alternative exists and to me this alternative seems to be the most forthright and honest way for a politician to represent a constituency. That alternative is to simply ask the People what it is they want, with the only campaign promise being to represent the expressed interests of that constituency. Call me a starry-eyed dreamer, but isn't that what the plain language of most legislative bodies in real life claim that they are supposed to do? Represent the interests of the people. Not the interests of lobbyists, not the interests of power blocs, not the interests of a political or religious ideal. The interests of the people.

I'd like to challenge candidates in CSM7 to abandon the courtship of power blocs, ideology, and all other concerns. Ask the People what they want; embrace those desires as your own; passionately advocate on their behalf to CCP.

I'd like to challenge the voters in CSM7 to hold the candidates accountable to this standard; to not allow them to simply slough off comments and questions about their motivations, their personal interests, and so on; to demand that the candidates either represent the People or to simply laugh that candidate off the stage. You are the 99%. You control the flow of discussion and you hold the voting power. Make it happen.


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#1Posted: 2012.02.01 03:06 | Report
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Hello space friends.

This thread is about a very specific topic which I have decided to include on my platform for the CSM. I want to talk to you about how the members of the CSM are elected, and what that means for the average player in EVE Online.

As it stands right now the CSM elections disproportionately favor those candidates whom are able to draw upon a large and very well organized voting bloc by means of their in game affiliation; for example, The Mittani and Vile Rat are on the CSM because of the organized voting message they were able to dictate to the Clusterfuck Coalition, that entity being the combined coalition of some of the largest Alliances in the game: Goonswarm Federation, TEST Alliance Please Ignore, and the dozens of other, smaller entities, that live in the Null Sec regions of Deklein, Fountain, Branch, Fade, Pure Blind, and the surrounding areas.

Because these entities were presented with very specific candidates towards which all of their votes were funneled, those few candidates were assured of a certain amount of votes from those players and their alt accounts. And because these specific entities each have communities that extend well beyond the in game culture of EVE Online, those being message boards such as Reddit, Something Awful, and 4chan, there was a very effective "grassroots" style drive to get out the vote, and it was very effective.

By contrast, the average EVE player was presented with a dizzying array of candidates, many of them with similar platforms, and the much larger combined vote of everyone else not aligned with the Clusterfuck Coalition was split among these other candidates. Though the total votes that were cast for non-Clusterfuck Coalition candidates were well in excess of those cast for Clusterfuck Coalition candidates, the records show us that many of these other candidates each received individually very poor vote totals which resulted in many of the votes cast for them being effectively "wasted".

My stance, which I would like to argue to CCP on behalf of You, dear EVE Online Player, is that we need voting reform.

Something that would benefit the vast majority of the EVE playerbase would be proportional representation and selected transferable votes because in the present system a big chunk of the voting share is effectively "wasted" by people voting for this or that candidate, each one of a dozen or more who receive fewer than the minimum needed to gain a seat. With transferable votes there would be a lot more representation of the non-Goon interest on the CSM, because people could then delineate their votes to go to Candidate Y in the event that Candidate X is not elected, and so on. Right now one of the big advantages that an organized voting bloc like the Clusterfuck Coalition has over the rest of the game is that all of their votes go to specified candidates which will almost surely win positions whereas the rest of the game's population is left to blindly pick one of the other horses in the race and is left with no recourse or representation once that horse loses.

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#3 - 2012-02-09 02:58:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Lyris Nairn
Lyris Nairn wrote:

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR MY CAMPAIGN BY CLICKING 'LIKE' ▬►

Hello space friends.

Please, won't you join me by the fire? Treat yourself to a cup of tea. I enjoy earl grey with a wedge of lemon, but I'm not the snooty type to make judgments about people. I've never really enjoyed the taste of coffee: it leaves a chalky after-taste in the roof of my mouth which I find unpleasant, even when diluted with chocolate and confections at the Caribou, Starbucks or Tim Horton's. So there's my first point of divergence, perhaps, from many of you: tea, not coffee. I do enjoy the smell of hot coffee, though; so, perhaps we can salvage our friendship? I certainly hope so.

On to more about me, then.

My name is James Conley. I am a 25-year old veteran of the United States Navy, having served honourably in my country's armed forces immediately after completing my public education. I am a native of the Great State of Texas, where it is legal to drown your children if God told you to do it and where shooting door-to-door salesmen is not only legal but encouraged. During my service in the Navy, I have lived in Chicago, Illinois; Norfolk, Virginia; and San Diego, California; additionally, I had opportunity to visit Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and a small island which I am told is somehow part of France. Following my service in the Navy, I have lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and presently reside in North Dakota.

I am a student of the humanities and social sciences. I am presently pursuing a double-major in Political Science and Sociology at my local State University, with minors in History and Philosophy. My career goal is to become a tenured professor of Sociology at Colombia or Berkeley. To say that I am well-read would be accurate, though I do not presume to think myself some prestigious scholar. The CSM interests me in much the way that student government and model UN organisations interest me: they present an insight into the conduct and operation of a political campaign, and of a political body. That the CSM is allegedly inept or overpowered, to me, is irrelevant: the curious thing, for me, is satisfied by its existence and the body of communication, beliefs and arguments that arise in its proximity.

I like to think that I am a good person, but who doesn't? Moving on.

I picked up EVE Online in 2008, after deciding that I wanted to try a new game. From then to now, Lyris Nairn has been my primary character and has engaged in many different styles of play. I began my EVE career in EVE University, back when Kelduum Revaan was just another guy, Dee Carson was Director of Operations, and everyone was still talking about Curzon Dax's song "Sabre A". While in EVE University, I trained into a Retriever and gave mining a shot; then, after leaving, I trained up Drone skills for a Vexor cruiser, and gave pirating a shot. While in a pirate corp, we entered Faction Warfare and there I was able to enjoy ECM with a Blackbird. From large-scale "newb fleets" in EVE University to small gang warfare in FW, and Low Sec in general, I got to see a lot of things in my first few months. Then I tried out missions. I ended up training into a Dominix with Tech2 railguns, and if you check my standings you'll find me at perfect 10.0 with the Theology Council, having run missions in Sasoutikh for nearly a year. During this time, I founded my own corporation and engaged in role playing. Hashimoto Corporation was the name of my corp, and it still exists with a distinctive "big blue H" decal made from overlapping certain logo patterns. Our corporation did a lot of organized mission running, and consolidated trading: specifically, we put buy orders up for every damned thing at very low prices for the purposes of acquiring cheap minerals. For quite some time, I was bouncing in and out of Hashimoto Corporation as I explored different areas of the game. Wormholes and T3 ship production were brand new, and I got a small taste of each. One of the corps I joined was the IEEE, the Standards and Practices corporation run by C&P superstar Zedrik Cayne. I took part in the Joe Phoenix fiasco, if any of you remember that. In around the same period of time, I also showed up in a POSprey to defend and repair Chribba's high-sec research towers.

In 2010, I joined Goonswarm. I have received a very bipolar reaction since my arrival; some people love my gimmicks, and some people hate them; some people really care a lot that I played EVE for a couple of years before joining Goonswarm, and some people don't care at all. Ultimately, I stay in Goonswarm because it has a wonderful infrastructure for the casual player or the new player. Sure, if you want to, you can become part of the ~sov war~ machine and shoot at structures all day; but, if that just isn't your thing, you can log in to chat with people, build and hand out rifters to newbies, and then go flit around in one yourself when you feel like it. That is pretty much what I do right now.

In closing, let me say that this campaign is very enjoyable to me and that I sincerely harbour no malice whatever to any of the other candidates in this race. I like you all, pretty much. I especially have respect for both Kelduum Revaan and The Mittani, because they both represent a large group of mostly newbies. I hope everyone else enjoys this race as much as I do, and I am looking forward to learning more about the other candidates and eventually working with some of them in Iceland as a part of the seventh Council of Stellar Management.

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#4 - 2012-02-09 02:58:29 UTC
~reserved for dongues~

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Naynomi
Vorkuta Inc
#5 - 2012-02-09 03:13:36 UTC
Lyris Nairn, CSM seat of my heart :swoon:
Jessie42
Eighty Joule Brewery
Goonswarm Federation
#6 - 2012-02-09 03:14:26 UTC
Naynomi wrote:
Lyris Nairn, CSM seat of my heart :swoon:

Seyveaux Cheval
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-02-09 03:29:12 UTC
I endorse this product and/or service.
rodyas
Tie Fighters Inc
#8 - 2012-02-09 03:31:36 UTC
Gonna reserve for buttes as well.

Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

KrakizBad
Section 8.
#9 - 2012-02-09 04:31:38 UTC
You have my vote because of Rifter and vodka.
Shazzam Vokanavom
Doomheim
#10 - 2012-02-09 04:46:58 UTC
Examples below in context in responce to the claims above.

On gameplay:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
Yes please. But you shouldn't let goons play. They use unfair griefer tactics.


On development priorities:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
It's not that the suggestions would negatively impact life in nullsec if implemented, it's that CCP has limited attention span and limited development resources to devote to all possible things. The more things that are on the plate for consideration, the less likely any specific thing will be considered, developed and implemented; so, by putting forth proposals for non-nullsec improvements our dear friend here is lowering the total chance that other proposals which positively effect nullsec will be considered, developed and implemented.


On power blocs and equality:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
What is to stop any other group of people from banding together and having a voice exactly as loud as or louder than the collective voice of Goonswarm? I can think of exactly two things: first, that other groups of people lack the necessary organization or group cohesion to do it; second, that enough other people do not exist. If the first is the case, then one can hardly blame Goonswarm and her allies for being successful. That is generally regarded as a good thing, ya know. If the latter is the case, and literally the voice of Goonswarm is the loudest because there are more of us than there are players in every other group combined, then we honestly deserve to get everything we want because that is how a democracy works. Welcome to the tyranny of the masses.


Hypocrasy is now also officially on record. P
Krios Ahzek
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2012-02-09 04:52:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Krios Ahzek
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:
Examples below in context in responce to the claims above.

On gameplay:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
Yes please. But you shouldn't let goons play. They use unfair griefer tactics.


On development priorities:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
It's not that the suggestions would negatively impact life in nullsec if implemented, it's that CCP has limited attention span and limited development resources to devote to all possible things. The more things that are on the plate for consideration, the less likely any specific thing will be considered, developed and implemented; so, by putting forth proposals for non-nullsec improvements our dear friend here is lowering the total chance that other proposals which positively effect nullsec will be considered, developed and implemented.


On power blocs and equality:

Lyris Nairn wrote:
What is to stop any other group of people from banding together and having a voice exactly as loud as or louder than the collective voice of Goonswarm? I can think of exactly two things: first, that other groups of people lack the necessary organization or group cohesion to do it; second, that enough other people do not exist. If the first is the case, then one can hardly blame Goonswarm and her allies for being successful. That is generally regarded as a good thing, ya know. If the latter is the case, and literally the voice of Goonswarm is the loudest because there are more of us than there are players in every other group combined, then we honestly deserve to get everything we want because that is how a democracy works. Welcome to the tyranny of the masses.


Hypocrasy is now also officially on record. P


Unfortunately, people change. I preferred the Old Lyris, the one who posted these quotes and lead me to my first drake kill during a rifterswarm.

 Though All Men Do Despise Us

Shazzam Vokanavom
Doomheim
#12 - 2012-02-09 05:22:16 UTC
Krios Ahzek wrote:
Unfortunately, people change. I preferred the Old Lyris, the one who posted these quotes and lead me to my first drake kill during a rifterswarm.


A goon trying to bluff me about a Goon bluff. Hmmm, tricky, unfortunatley these views are not that old, and the Goons are renowned for their manipulative tactics. Much like the threadnaughting now going on in this forum, most of it mindless, but some is at least tactfully clever.

However Lyris still wears that Goon badge and claims the above, when we know this is in direct conflict with the Mittani's viewpoints. Sorry it dont add up, even if you want to try and double bluff it with more spin.

I view it simply as trying to engineer a "wolf in sheeps clothing" but you wont pull the "wool over my eyes".

You might be interested in this more however:

Quote:
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence
Krios Ahzek
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#13 - 2012-02-09 05:50:03 UTC
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:

You might be interested in this more however:

Quote:
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence


Actually, I am sincerely not interested in pseudointellectual quotes referring to a game of internet spaceships, unless they emanate from my chairman and are somewhat related to the subject at hand.

 Though All Men Do Despise Us

Krios Ahzek
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#14 - 2012-02-09 05:51:28 UTC
Lyris Nairn is basically an EVE university spy that we have tolerated for far too long.

 Though All Men Do Despise Us

BondGamer
Perkone
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-02-09 05:54:25 UTC
What is you position on walking in stations? Will you allow anymore locked doors to nowhere?
Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-02-09 05:58:37 UTC
Krios Ahzek wrote:
Lyris Nairn is basically an EVE university spy that we have tolerated for far too long.

EVE University disavows any knowledge of alleged clandestine actions involving player "Lyris Nairn".

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Lyris Nairn
Perkone
Caldari State
#17 - 2012-02-09 05:59:06 UTC
BondGamer wrote:
What is you position on walking in stations? Will you allow anymore locked doors to nowhere?

It is my solemn vow that none shall be implemented, no matter what.

Sky Captain of Your Heart

Reddit: lyris_nairn Skype: lyris.nairn Twitter: @lyris_nairn

Krios Ahzek
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2012-02-09 05:59:43 UTC
Lyris Nairn wrote:
Krios Ahzek wrote:
Lyris Nairn is basically an EVE university spy that we have tolerated for far too long.

EVE University disavows any knowledge of alleged clandestine actions involving player "Lyris Nairn".


Wrong alt, Kelduum.

 Though All Men Do Despise Us

rodyas
Tie Fighters Inc
#19 - 2012-02-09 05:59:52 UTC
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:


Quote:
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence



I see your psuedo intel quote,,,,,,,,,,,and raise you this

Quote:
Open-mindedness to rational inquiry is a political style historically linked with liberalism...

Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

Shazzam Vokanavom
Doomheim
#20 - 2012-02-09 06:28:32 UTC
rodyas wrote:
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:


Quote:
There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence



I see your psuedo intel quote,,,,,,,,,,,and raise you this

Quote:
Open-mindedness to rational inquiry is a political style historically linked with liberalism...


I really dont want to get drawn into a philosophical debate about rationalism, as your assuming that an open mind pervades to the idea that I must be wrong and must agree with you, what is so open minded about that? Whereas any "rational" person would question the history that Lyris represents, her current status and her ongoing efforts as a Goonswarm pilot. Seeing as there is some empirical evidence backing it up.

Actions speak louder than words and I still see recent KB entries for GSF and she still wears the badge and I like to measure a tree by it's fruits. The responsibility of proof is very much in Lyris' court not mine. And pandering with a whimsical view of telling us what we want to hear? Seriously not transparent enough for you? Roll
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