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Joffy Aulx-Gao for CSMXI

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A Band Apart.
#1 - 2015-09-29 06:58:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Joffy Aulx-Gao
Greetings,
My name is Joffy Aulx-Gao and I am excited to announce my candidacy for CSM XI.

I have been playing Eve full-time since 2012 and proudly serve as the Diplomat for Stay Frosty and the A Band Apart Alliance. I have participated and helped organize many of Stay Frosty’s FFA in-game events, and fought in the NEO Tournament as well as the most recent Alliance Tournamant. I was one of the first players to join Stay Frosty and have been instrumental in working alongside Rixx Javix to make it one of the greatest Pirate Corporations in New Eden. But I am most proud of the friendships and connections that I have made over the years and I believe strongly that Eve is one of the greatest community of players in the world.

I probably come to Eve from a rather different perspective than most players. I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy known as Pompe Disease. This means that I am primarily confined to a bed or a wheelchair, mostly due to problems with my back. And I can only move my hands, fingers and face. Playing Eve was extremely challenging at first, but I’ve learned to adjust the UI for less mouse movements and work around my inability to talk on comms. I don’t believe in letting my own challenges stand in my way and I suppose this fighting spirit is the real reason I want to represent you on the CSM this year.

My platform is built around helping players from all walks of life enjoy Eve. And to see it continue to expand to include more players from all backgrounds. Certainly my own situation has inspired me to help those in similar situations understand that they to can enjoy our wonderful game. But I also want to focus on Low Sec space as it’s my home, because I believe this area within the game still needs a lot of attention.

I want you to know that I will be your voice and that I am ready to earn your vote. I’ve never taken anything for granted, and serving the players is something that I will do with pride and distinction if chosen to do so. There are issues that continue to persist in Eve and these need to be addressed, our voices need to be heard and I will strive to be the conduit thru which they can be.

As Diplomat and Director in the A Band Apart Alliance I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with our Corporations in all areas of Eve, from piracy, to industry, wormholes, and most recently, with Null Sec Sov. I strongly believe that this perspective has given me a unique ability to understand how they all work together to create a better environment for all of us. And I’d like to see those connections expanded in the near future. We stand on the edge of drastic change, with new and exciting additions to the game being added quickly. It is more important now than ever to have knowledgeable and experienced players representing you on the CSM.


Player issues are ever-changing, but I have spoken to many players and these are some of the ones I believe elicit the strongest opinions (in no particular order):


  • That warfare links needs to be changed so it’s not just a required tool for regular PvP but a tool that’s risky and more activity focused, not just an alt in deep space.
  • Suitonia has some nice ideas on this matter written on his blog here https://suitonia.wordpress.com/



  • Custom made colour coding of drones, ships, station, gates instead of just low security players and the like, so people with sight impaired or other disabilities can use colour to recognize what's ships and what's a stargate.



  • Ban Warp core stabilizers from FW plexes! Ok on a more serious note, the Factional Warfare system needs to reward PvP and willingness to fight, the best tactic to make ISK should not be to run away.



  • With the new changes for battlecruisers it would be really nice to have a FW plex where battlecruisers is the largest ship that can enter.



  • Many of us know how annoying it is when we have so many chat channels in the same window an arrow shows up and we can’t see all our channels, would be so nice to increase the number of chat channels we can see before the arrow shows up.


I’d love if the disabled among our community came to me with ideas so we can make EVE better and more accesseful for all of us.

How to contact me:
Ingame channel: Beyond Boundaries
Ingame: Mail or convo Joffy Aulx-Gao
Tweetfleet Slack: Just DM me
Twitter: JoffyAulxGao

I am asking for your support and your vote in the CSM elections. There are many dedicated and worthy candidates, and I hope to be among them when the time comes. Thank you for your consideration.

I'm a lowsec pirate and diplo of A Band Apart.

A Band Apart.
#2 - 2015-09-29 06:59:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Joffy Aulx-Gao
My interviews:

CSMWatch: http://csmwatch.com/2016/02/03/csm-11-candidate-interview-joffy-aulx-gao-2/

eve-guardian: http://www.eve-guardian.net/article/6/csm-behind-the-platforms-joffy-aulx-gao

EVEN_T: http://www.eve-nt.uk/2016/02/10/csm-xi-profiles-joffy-aulx-gao/

My CSM endorsements in no specific order:

Erika Mizune: Erika and i met in the Broadcast4Reps channel ingame because we both like to help other people, she’s now a great friend of mine and will fight for accessbility in EVE online.

Steve Ronuken: Steve will be on my endorsed list for his hard Work and being drama free :) and i look forward to Work with him if we both get in.

The Judge: The Judge and i met when ABA looked for AT practice partners so we scheduled a few practicces and started talking.
The Judge knows a lot about EVE and he is a great guy, nice and easy to discuss with so i really hope i’ll be working with him on the CSM.

Nashh Kadavr: I've flown with and against Nashh these last few years and have had many dealings with him, including several in-game events, and always found him to be dedicated and knowledgeable. He certainly gets my support as a candidate for the next CSM council as an event and esports representative.

I wish everybody a nice election :)

I'm a lowsec pirate and diplo of A Band Apart.

A Band Apart.
#3 - 2015-09-29 08:05:09 UTC
Ive had the pleasure to fly with Joffy in big fleets and little roams and hes a solid as choice for a candidate, shortlist atleast :)
A Band Apart.
#4 - 2015-09-29 09:41:07 UTC
I've had the pleasure of knowing and flying with Joffy for a while now.

He's incredibly passionate about the game, very helpful and a deadly pilot.

He's always thinking outside the box with fits and tactics and lends a helping hand to all players in the alliance

If anyone was to represent lowsec, it would be the man that calls it his hunting ground

I endorse Joffy for CSMXI

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A Band Apart.
#5 - 2015-09-29 11:31:15 UTC
I can't say enough about this courageous and amazing young man. He consumes Eve with a determination that is breathtaking and amazing to watch. And he doesn't let anything stand in his way. It has been my honor to fly with him and trust him over these past two years.

I cannot recommend Joffy enough and he will be getting my full support and my vote.

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#6 - 2015-09-29 12:37:04 UTC
I too will be adding Joffy to my list, great guy in the short time I've know him. Will be good to get a low-sec/pirate pilot on the CSM.

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EvE-Scout Enclave
#7 - 2015-09-29 12:42:36 UTC
Joffy is one of the nicest, most sincere, and dedicated players you'll ever meet. He's knowledgeable about many play styles, inquisitive, thoughtful, and smart. He'll be getting one of my top tier votes not just because he's a friend, but because I think he would be an excellent CSM member. Just as his RL challenges do not prevent him from achieving remarkable success in-game, they will not prevent him from achieving remarkable success as a CSM either.

Best wishes for a successful election, Joffy! <3

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#8 - 2015-09-29 13:30:20 UTC
Joffy has my vote - great person, skilled pilot
Caldari State
#9 - 2015-09-29 13:54:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Markus Reese
Mynxee wrote:
Joffy is one of the nicest, most sincere, and dedicated players you'll ever meet. He's knowledgeable about many play styles, inquisitive, thoughtful, and smart. He'll be getting one of my top tier votes not just because he's a friend, but because I think he would be an excellent CSM member. Just as his RL challenges do not prevent him from achieving remarkable success in-game, they will not prevent him from achieving remarkable success as a CSM either.

Best wishes for a successful election, Joffy! <3


A pretty solid supporter here from my experiences.

I plan on running as well, but the writeup you made is quite professional considering the forum formatting limitations. I suspect my support will go your way as well.

To quote Lfod Shi

The ratting itself is PvE. Getting away with it is PvP.

#10 - 2015-09-29 14:16:20 UTC
You have my support!
A Band Apart.
#11 - 2015-09-29 15:46:42 UTC
I've known Joffy for the past two years. He's always impressed me with this knowledge of the game and level-headedness.

Personality-wise, he has the rare combination of being highly skilled but not letting it go to his head. He's primarily a low sec pirate but has spent time in wormhole space and has an appreciation for the environment and culture there. He can be ruthless and unforgiving in-game while still being a pleasant person to talk to or debate with when the fight is over. In talking with him over the past few years I've found that he has a lot of good solid opinions but is also open to revising them based on a valid argument or new information.

I was impressed with Joffy even before I found out about his condition, and can personally attest to the fighting spirit he mentioned in his OP. For all these reasons I strongly recommend you consider voting for Joffy.

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A Band Apart.
#12 - 2015-09-29 18:49:45 UTC
Thank you very much for everybodys support, this is just the first step in a very long process. I'll need you to spread the Words to your friends so i can get as much feedback as possible especially regarding accessibility for disabled players.

Fly safe :)

I'm a lowsec pirate and diplo of A Band Apart.

#13 - 2015-09-29 19:19:58 UTC
Good luck - lowsec needs more voices on the council.

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

Triumvirate.
#14 - 2015-09-29 21:58:23 UTC
Go Joffy Go!

You have my support, you are one amazing dude who will bring a unique viewpoint to any CSM. I love your fighting spirit, your toughness and your sense of fun.

Once I started flying your Tristan fit, I never looked back!

Capsuleers, we need this guy's voice! New Eden will get better and better.

Go Joffy go!

Things can always be improved: the battered Mars Bar, Scotland's other culinary delicacy

Brave Collective
#15 - 2015-09-30 08:53:19 UTC
Joffy is a very engaged player that seems to have a level head when it comes to gameplay and mechanics. He's a very nice guy that is always willing to discuss solutions to a problem, instead of simply complaining.

He's also very active in the EVE community. Always helpful in the Broadcast4Reps channels and chatty on Twitter, he's proven himself to be a solid member that gives EVE a good rep.

The only complaint I have is that he's not in my corp. But, like I always say - if you don't fly Brave, at least Stay Frosty.

7o

Good luck, bud.
#16 - 2015-09-30 11:40:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Nina Latina
ROCK OoON !!! GO JOFFY !!  \(@ ̄∇ ̄@)/

One of them pilots that is always a blast just to sit back and chat it up with ♥ Was never interested in posting on the the forums until my main man The Joffinator posted this ;p
#17 - 2015-09-30 14:09:45 UTC
Great to see you running for CSM as well Joffy!

You will certainly be getting my vote!


I have known Joffy for well over a year and have spend time alongside and against him in space. Anyone facing Joffy's guns is pretty sure to perish as his skills and knowledge in the game rival those of the best players in EVE Online. His deep understanding of the game itself make him supremely skilled and a good judgement on whats right and wrong with current and future game-mechanics.

Additionally and more importantly Joffy is a credit to his alliance ABA as chief diplomat; his patience and excellent communications have contributed to calming dire, difficult situations. I have personally witnessed his charm on this front.

With these two great attributes combined I hope to serve alongside you at the next CSM sir!

All the best and count on me for support!
Shadow Cartel
#18 - 2015-10-02 07:44:16 UTC
Seeing a few people in this thread who I respect, which is awesome.

Even though I haven't known Joffy personally, have seen him in space and seems like someone who has no problem diving into PvP. Also, +1 for low sec. You shall have one of my votes at the very least, sir. o7
A Band Apart.
#19 - 2015-10-06 13:32:53 UTC
Updated my agendas because the day 4 minutes announced that T3 Destroyers will be banned from small FW plexes soon.

I'm a lowsec pirate and diplo of A Band Apart.

A Band Apart.
#20 - 2015-10-11 00:38:35 UTC
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