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Capri Sun KraftFoods for CSM 11

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Capri Sun KraftFoods
Hard Knocks Inc.
Hard Knocks Citizens
#1 - 2015-12-21 22:18:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Capri Sun KraftFoods
Hey, so I'm not gonna bore you to tears with a wall of platitudes and unattainable goals that sound good on paper. Instead I'm just going to post a short summary of how I started, some views I have and then you're welcome to drill me on anything specific.

I like EVE. It's a pretty cool game, with a pretty cool community. I started playing in Summer 2013 right as the Fountain War was kicking off. I ran the trial for about 36hrs, decided this was worth my time, and subbed. 2 days later I'm like "Hey I bet there's a subreddit for this game, oh cool there is, oh a big war? What's this twitch stream? Someone's declaring war? Cool! Oh they're invading the reddit alliance? Sign me up!". 2 days later, I'm flying a TEST Free Slasher in some big battle trying to work out why these "Tengus" are going so fast when their stats page says they only go 10m/s.

So I spent the whole Fountain war flying Test Free frigates and T1 Logi, but mainly just spending a lot of time soaking up knowledge about this game. If someone had something to explain, I had all the time in the world to listen. When they announced they were abandoning Delve, I'd been playing for about 2 months and decided I want to try something else. I joined up with another corp right as they were leaving too for the same reasons, they went inactive a week later, and then I went to HS incursions, made some isk, and pretty much quit playing for like 3 months. That would have been it for me and you'd never have heard from me again were it not for one random thing.

I read on reddit about Test getting hell camped in Curse somewhere. I was curious what that looked like, so I bought an Imicus, fit a cloak to it, and made my way there. It was actually quite underwhelming, but I got talking to some dudes in local who'd joined EMP. I got invited to join their corp, and that was that. I spent the Halloween war flying on EMP and PL fleets and got into using JFs to stock local markets to make ISK. After EMP collapsed, I joined up with my bros in TSK whom I've been with ever since. We then went and lived in NPC Fountain for 3 months as honorary core members, joined BL, spent a year and a half there during which I got a titan and a super, did a lot of cool stuff, ended up being a diplo and right towards the end reluctant leader after Elo went properly afk, and now I'm in low sec with TISHU.

I don't really care about empire building, politics or mind games and I especially detest the peacful almost agrarian lifestyle that has become prevalent across much of the map. The "meta" only interests me in so far as it enables or inhibits my ability to shoot other spaceships.

What does interest me is PVP, particularly fleet scale. I think every ship right from Titans to Ibis's are a tool with an appropriate time and place for their application. My idea of a good fight is one where you need to try something clever to win. Whether that be refits, new ship comps, force multipliers, escalation, better positioning, clever target calling, judicious overheating, multiboxing, whatever. However I feel that patch after patch these factors matter less and less, and with that, the PVP meta is pushed further towards the N+1 singularity. That naturally then lends itself to a situation where fights are more effectively decided on a jabber client than an EVE client. However much fun shitposting on reddit is, a battle report will always be more interesting than a chat log.

In regards to game mechanics, I feel that the Phoebe jump changes were a good idea but massively overdone. I think that Aegis sov is almost all bad with very little in the way of redeeming qualities and that Dominion sov with some significant changes would have landed us in a much better position, and I feel that Citadels while they look super cool, in practice, will provide almost zero compelling gameplay. You can read more about my views on those topics here and here.

I don't think there's any possible way CCP can break up large coalitions like the CFC and the DRF, and I definitely don't think they can make people less risk averse, however I feel there's a lot they could do to make that matter less.

My ideal vision for EVE is one where people fight each other more. Do I think that simply getting by getting on the CSM I can make that happen? No. But I think I'd be remiss not to give it a shot.

edit: Here's a Q/A from my Reddit AMA that I think sums up why I want to run for CSM:

What do you think is the best role for the CSM to have?

Quote:
A sounding board.

CCP have a lot of smart guys, but they have a very top down view of the game. Like if you want to take supers, they can answer questions like "how many supers are there in the game?", but they can't possibly know the answer to questions like "how many of them can't be bothered logging in for ops?" and "how many people are looking to sell them?". The answers to questions like that however are pretty obvious to anyone who's "involved" in playing the game regardless of which group they're in. The stats might show capital usage is up, but what they won't show you is it's because dumbos can now safely shoot that hostile poco in Omist with their ratting carrier instead of an Oracle, rather than because actual interesting PVP is happening.

In short I think a lot of the decisions I and many others regard as bad don't come from incompetence on CCP's part, but rather come from mistaking a playerbase that's adapting to a change for one that's enjoying a change. Conveying which is which I think is THE role the CSM has to play in 2016/17, especially with the huge
MtnDo Me
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#2 - 2015-12-21 22:22:40 UTC
coming to a csm near you

tishu autism

xenuria

gevlon goblin

the csm of my dreams

+1
Dog0fWaRR
Carpe Noctem.
Pandemic Legion
#3 - 2015-12-21 22:49:17 UTC
You've got my vote.

+1
B0CK
Oblivion Watch
#4 - 2015-12-21 22:49:57 UTC
Dog0fWaRR wrote:
You've got my vote.

+1



I'm with Dog.
Caine Vako
Phantom Troupe.
#5 - 2015-12-21 22:52:57 UTC
B0CK wrote:
Dog0fWaRR wrote:
You've got my vote.

+1



I'm with Dog.



I'm with Dog & B0CK
RoCkEt X
Hostile.
PURPLE HELMETED WARRIORS
#6 - 2015-12-21 23:01:16 UTC
Capri Sun KraftFoods wrote:

I DID ALL THIS AWESOME STUFF

, and now I'm in low sec with TISHU.

.


I laughed :3 But on a serious note, i wish you the best of luck! My experience and knowledge of you has only ever been positive, and i'm sure you'll make a great CSM.
Longdrinks
Zero Fun Allowed
skill urself
#7 - 2015-12-21 23:10:56 UTC
how much did you get paid to kill black legion?
5pitf1re
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#8 - 2015-12-21 23:19:39 UTC
This will be a +1 from me.
Cain Atticus
Hoover Inc.
Pandemic Legion
#9 - 2015-12-21 23:59:30 UTC
Longdrinks wrote:
how much did you get paid to kill black legion?



120 Split 3 ways. Baki, Capri and Me.

Thanks Gorga, Thans Sort
Gumshoe Nosfera
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#10 - 2015-12-22 00:05:08 UTC
+1 Capri is a good man and he completely represents my eve.
Zarcnest
Dixon Cox Butte Preservation Society
Solyaris Chtonium
#11 - 2015-12-22 00:06:47 UTC
I like you.
+1
GOB III
Adversity.
Pandemic Legion
#12 - 2015-12-22 00:22:34 UTC
Realtalk though capri is probably the least autistic person in tishu and would probably not even promote game ideas that his alliance m8s suggest (assuming this alliance doesn't disband by the time next csm starts).

Why will I be voting for capri anyway?

Capri represents a STRONG, INDEPENDENT voice in the eve online spacefrend community and will not be cucked by any power bloc in eve. A vote for capri is a vote for FREEDOM.
Have A Present
Starcakes
Shadow Cartel
#13 - 2015-12-22 00:50:07 UTC
i vote you ok. you best man. love from bos <3
Bocephus Morgen
The Suicide Kings
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#14 - 2015-12-22 01:03:11 UTC
Capri is good people.
Rise Altol
Militaris Industries
Northern Coalition.
#15 - 2015-12-22 01:10:58 UTC
I'll vote for you fam

Callduron
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#16 - 2015-12-22 01:55:31 UTC
I had the good fortune to meet Capri just after he started playing. He was an enthusiastic and intelligent scout who brought a lot more to our fleets than his character age might have suggested.

I ended up opposed to him this summer where he was an excellent leader of Black Legion, which sadly closed although not due to any fault on Capri's part.

A spaceship game needs stellar candidates and this is a player with a very good grasp of both null sec and low sec.

I wish him luck.

I write http://stabbedup.blogspot.co.uk/

I post on reddit as /u/callduron.

thatguy whosux
The Suicide Kings
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#17 - 2015-12-22 02:03:00 UTC
Guy knows some stuff. More then me so I will vote for him. But then again I sux.
Constantinee
Carpe Noctem.
Pandemic Legion
#18 - 2015-12-22 02:32:46 UTC
He may one of the more annoying voices in this entire game but this guy truley knows his ****

+1 would make a great csm candidate.

Constantinee video archive. http://www.youtube.com/user/Constvids?feature=mhee

Nardkick
The Suicide Kings
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#19 - 2015-12-22 03:25:36 UTC
+1

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Requiescat
Adversity.
Pandemic Legion
#20 - 2015-12-22 04:51:06 UTC
Constantinee wrote:
He may one of the more annoying voices


yo how often do you do high sec incursions tho

hi i'm requiescat, and i'm your best friend♥

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