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Xander Phoena for CSM X

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Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#21 - 2014-12-09 21:12:39 UTC
Xander has been a sincere and effective member of CSM9, and it's also my personal opinion that he's a good character who would be too proud to betray his duty.

CSM X will, god willing, have many EVE luminaries, members of the great and good of EVE who are obviously attracted to a term due to the increase in the CSM's credibility and reputation earned by the previous and current teams. But amongst these Titans, we should remember that just as the unconnected, unprivileged "little guy" in hi-sec needs a man like Mike Azariah, so the average mediocre grunt in 0.0 needs someone to represent his viewpoint and needs as well.

And I deeply believe that Xander has the long exerience, both in game and on the CSM, to accurately represent that constituency.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Jaime Wulfe
Bad Influence
Rate My Ticks
#22 - 2014-12-09 21:15:29 UTC
Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

go for it, u know who u are
corebloodbrothers
Volition Cult
The Volition Cult
#23 - 2014-12-10 10:09:23 UTC
Xander deserves his next council obviously, i knew him through his previous csm interrviews and he was a very nice Guy. Also within the csm he s a guy with a moral compass and a passion for eve. They say, what you see if what you get. Xandr works hard, nice guy. Worth your vote
Hitamino
Better with Bovril
The Bovril Collective
#24 - 2014-12-11 12:18:10 UTC
Communication is key to the csm, so I'm behind that completely.
Niden
Snuff Box
Snuffed Out
#25 - 2014-12-12 10:26:07 UTC
I may be the EIC, but Xander Phoena is my boss and handles pay at CZ, so I'm voting for him. I'm a lowsec poor and will sell my vote to the highest bidder.

Joking aside, Xander stood on a platform of communication and politically independent improvement of EVE Online through the will of the community. His conduct and work during CSM 9 have proven that he delivers on both points. If you vote for Xander you are not voting for a political bloc, you are voting for a truly independent conduit for the players. I've seen Xander go the extra mile to bring issues from the community to CCPs table, even ones that had absolutely zero to do with him as a player. He as without fault reported on the work CSM are doing every week through CZ, whilst being accessible in all manner of ways.

Xander has his finger on the pulse of the community better than most and I would recommend anyone to vote for him. +1

/N
Alekseyev Karrde
Capitalist Army
Streamfleet
#26 - 2014-12-16 17:42:21 UTC
Xander's a stand up guy and an excellent B-level podcaster Blink He's worth your support to send him back for another successful year.

Alek the Kidnapper, Hero of the CSM

Chitsa Jason
Bite me inc.
#27 - 2014-12-21 16:07:21 UTC
Xander has sexy voice, there is no doubt CSM needs that!

Burn the land and boil the sea You can't take the sky from me

Inggroth
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#28 - 2014-12-30 08:33:02 UTC
**** poster
but good man, glad you're running again.
One of my top candidates for sure
Nashh Kadavr
the bastards
#29 - 2015-01-05 11:48:03 UTC
+1
KIller Wabbit
MEME Thoughts
#30 - 2015-01-06 20:44:39 UTC
+1

Xander has worked hard and diligently delivered on his promises of great communication and keeping CCP's feet to the fire on controversial issues. Keep him in the game!
ChYph3r
Amok.
Goonswarm Federation
#31 - 2015-01-06 23:12:47 UTC
Xander quit this craziness, go back to podcasting! And lower your skirt dammit.

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Freelancer117
so you want to be a Hero
#32 - 2015-01-08 21:57:01 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:

Over the past few months we have seen blocs at war in-game join hands to push CCP for change – 0.0 has never been so unified in ensuring sovereignty is improved for the overall health of the game. I have played some small part in that and wish to continue to do.

Much good work has been done by CCP and CSM9 over the past six or so months. CCP is taking bold and brave steps in breathing new life into New Eden and CSM9 has been a vital part of that. But based on the two goals I set myself for CSM9, the work has begun and is going well but I feel the need to see it through to the end and to do that, I believe I need another term as a Council Member.


Do you honestly believe you as a CSM member and null sec resident have the power to change CCP games mind to make the new sovereignty system occupancy-based instead of the company's preferred "no sov" system with players fighting over objects like asteroid belts instead of over systems.

source: http://cdn1.eveonline.com/community/csm/CSM9Summer_Minutes_2014.pdf

Null-sec is the company's trump card when it comes to selling the game now that jesus features are scrapped and the game can only be marketed well through events like B-R5RB and Asakai and currently your alliance fight against BRAVE etc.

This means the upper echelon management will have a final and definite view about how the new sov mechanics must work and we have seen how well they have listened in the past to customer feedback; it's not what you say but what you do they respond to.

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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Protovarious
The Neocom Network
#33 - 2015-01-10 03:01:13 UTC
There's a special place in our hearts for Xander. It's an enigma, really.

We can't deny his dedication to the community. We admire his work / life balance and ponder how he manages to be an effective CSM member with his attendance at undeniably top levels. More importantly, he's a catalyst of what makes the out-of-game meta of this game so endearing.

...and we love to troll the living s**t out of him!

Xander, of course you have my vote. You're a stubborn, hard-headed, egotistical, maniacal family man who always puts what the community and the game needs first above all the crap. So you're basically me.

Xander Phoena for CSMX or riot.

#Endorsed

Co-host of The Neocom Podcast - http://www.TheNeocom.com

Eve Community Blogger - The Eve Editorial - http://eveeditorial.wordpress.com

Twitter: @Proto_Eve

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#34 - 2015-01-10 03:21:36 UTC
Protovarious wrote:
There's a special place in our hearts for Xander. It's an enigma, really.

We can't deny his dedication to the community. We admire his work / life balance and ponder how he manages to be an effective CSM member with his attendance at undeniably top levels. More importantly, he's a catalyst of what makes the out-of-game meta of this game so endearing.

...and we love to troll the living s**t out of him!

Xander, of course you have my vote. You're a stubborn, hard-headed, egotistical, maniacal family man who always puts what the community and the game needs first above all the crap. So you're basically me.

Xander Phoena for CSMX or riot.

#Endorsed


As far as endorsements go, this one is rather epic. Cheers man!

www.crossingzebras.com

appocalypsse
State War Academy
Caldari State
#35 - 2015-01-12 02:17:57 UTC
are you a official candidate of PL? other thank your weekly blog and the imput stuff what else have you done this year for the csm?
Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#36 - 2015-01-13 19:30:35 UTC
appocalypsse wrote:
are you a official candidate of PL? other thank your weekly blog and the imput stuff what else have you done this year for the csm?


Did you read the OP where I specifically listed some of the actual concrete things I have achieved this term?

www.crossingzebras.com

Random McNally
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#37 - 2015-01-14 18:15:37 UTC
You were on my ballot for CSM 9.

You will be on for CSM X.

Good luck, Xander!

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Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#38 - 2015-01-14 19:07:45 UTC
For those of you interested in the CSM process, I highly recommend reading CCP Leeloo's dev blog from today wherein I detail what I feel my accomplishments were this term:

http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/csm-9-review/

www.crossingzebras.com

Laurici
British Petroleum Industrial
#39 - 2015-01-14 23:15:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Laurici
Xander Phoena wrote:
appocalypsse wrote:
are you a official candidate of PL? other thank your weekly blog and the imput stuff what else have you done this year for the csm?


Did you read the OP where I specifically listed some of the actual concrete things I have achieved this term?


Actually, I think this is pretty fair cop. The things you list are the weekly updates and having "played a small part" in the null sec discussion. You specifically talk a lot about "ccp" and "the csm" but don't list your actual contributions. Additionally, you mention in the CCP Dev Blog about the input broadcasting which was a pretty hot topic for most csm members. Do you see your role as mainly an unofficial CSM reporter?

The other question is pretty fair, are you an official PL candidate?
Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#40 - 2015-01-15 08:33:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Xander Phoena
Laurici wrote:
Xander Phoena wrote:
appocalypsse wrote:
are you a official candidate of PL? other thank your weekly blog and the imput stuff what else have you done this year for the csm?


Did you read the OP where I specifically listed some of the actual concrete things I have achieved this term?


Actually, I think this is pretty fair cop. The things you list are the weekly updates and having "played a small part" in the null sec discussion. You specifically talk a lot about "ccp" and "the csm" but don't list your actual contributions. Additionally, you mention in the CCP Dev Blog about the input broadcasting which was a pretty hot topic for most csm members. Do you see your role as mainly an unofficial CSM reporter?

The other question is pretty fair, are you an official PL candidate?


Fair enough - I mistakenly thought I had mentioned the input automation issue as well as the other thing I discussed in the dev blog from yesterday in the OP but obviously not. To be clear, from the CSM dev blog released by CCP Leeloo yesterday:

'A couple of things that came slightly out of the blue which I wanted resolved have come to me from the player base since I was elected. The first was the issue of input automation which I very quickly engaged CCP on with initially, limited success. I requested a session to discuss this at length at the Summer Summit and you can read how that particular conversation went in the Summit Minutes. It was clear that this urgently needed addressing so it was fantastic to see CCP clarify what was a previously grey area and to feel I personally played a significant part in that.

I also wanted to address how CCP devs actively play the game in a very real way after the issue was brought up by a player. After all, how can a dev balance the demands of a large 0.0 bloc FC if they can’t experience said gameplay themselves? This is something I pointed at CCP Rise and Fozzie when they came on Crossing Zebras a few weeks back and I believe CCP will act on this in the not too distant future.'

I thought I had mentioned these in my original OP in this thread but clearly not - my bad.

To be clear, I would need to check logs but I am entirely confident that I was the first person from CSM9 to address the input automation issue with CCP early on in our term. I pushed for the session to discuss it at the Summit and as you can see from the Summer Summit minutes, it was something I pushed on heavily during and after.

As to being a reporter, I definitely consider that part of my job but not all of it. As listed above, I have achieved real, concrete change as well as being a conduit for the player base.

As so being a PL candidate, I am a candidate standing on the CSMX election who flies with PL same as Manfred Sideous and Bobmon.

www.crossingzebras.com