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Puddsy for CSM XI

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Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2015-12-22 04:39:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Puddsy
Hello!

I am announcing my candidacy for CSM XI.

Who are you, anyway?

Great question! I am Puddsy, God-King of Jumping Freight, Lord of the Deep Space Transports, and otherwise expert in all things hauling and logistics related. I have extensive knowledge of all things hauler related, and I am devoted to keeping highsec hauling corps honest through the use of test contracts.

I started playing EvE a little over a year ago now, in 2014, following the release of the This is EVE Trailer. I have been doing my best to learn as much as possible about this game's players, as well as the content they've created.

I have been a member of PFR since my second day in EVE, and I enjoy the nullsec lifestyle.

What is your platform?

I would like to serve as a voice to CCP for players who traditionally have less of one. New players and highsec carebears. Everyone has their own opinion about them, but I think that they are an integral part of the game who deserve to have a voice.

I appreciate the work that CCP has done on the new player experience in past years, but I think there are places where it lapses slightly. I've had many friends quit because they missed a rule, or they were unsure of what they wanted to do in EVE. I can single out certain players in my mind who helped me get into the game initially, and I'd love for CCP to implement some sort of volunteer mentor program for new players. Mentors would be pre-screened members of the established EVE community who would dedicate a certain amount of time to making sure new players were getting on alright.

I also hold a deep curiosity towards capital ships. After hearing that PL had dropped "The blob, Puddsy, It's like the elevator in The Shining, but with supers instead of blood" on RED's bashing fleet, I knew that I had to go see what they were doing. I flew my shiny new Merlin a few jumps to PL's home system (HLW-HP, at the time), and demanded that I be shown a titan. After my Merlin was blown up by a POS, they were more apt to tell me where they were hiding. I would like every player to feel the same exhilaration I felt in those 5 minutes.

I would like to look at the state of logistics in all corners of New Eden, and adjust things accordingly. I would like to bring the hauling ships into a better state of balance (some are obviously better than others, others worse), and I would like to see the contract system brought into a much better, more functional state, especially for courier contracts. I spend a majority of my social time in EVE in the Haulers Channel, where complaints in this area are frequently voiced and solutions are theorized.

I'd also like to see what could be done to positively enforce "broadcast for reps" type posts. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. I think it's important for people to talk about their mental illnesses, as well as find help. Both in and out of New Eden. I have not yet fleshed out any realistically doable ideas, but I'm working to come up with something soon.

Above all, I would like to help CCP better EVE Online both as a game and as an experience. EVE and it's players have been an important part of my last year, and I'd love for them to be a part for many years to come.

~

If you're interested in getting in touch with me, I read every mail I get, and I do my best to respond to all of them. You can also tweet me @puddsypuffs. Be warned I'm less active on twitter than most, as I don't really like it. I'll probably still respond there. You can also reach me on reddit, at /u/puddsy

I'd love to hear anything you have to say, questions, concerns, how your day is going, all of it.

-Puddsy

-Puddsy

Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2015-12-22 04:39:44 UTC
reserved

-Puddsy

Bomb isthebomb
this game sux
#3 - 2015-12-22 04:42:34 UTC
oh god why
Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2015-12-22 04:45:03 UTC
Bomb isthebomb wrote:
oh god why


It seems fun, and I haven't got enough to do. I'm making more for myself to do by trying to make EVE a better place.

-Puddsy

Rokim Petit
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2015-12-22 05:14:43 UTC
What do you think about the current Wardec system?
Sammie MacWinters
Gradient
Electus Matari
#6 - 2015-12-22 05:25:01 UTC
Puddsy is a nerd
Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2015-12-22 05:27:20 UTC
Rokim Petit wrote:
What do you think about the current Wardec system?


Good question.

I like that a system like that exists. I think that it's an important part of the game.

I don't like the current implementation of it.

I ESPECIALLY don't like that players (namely highsec carebeards) see getting wardecced as a "lockdown" or a "one month **** you" from another corp. I think that that is problematic, but the ideas for solving this in my notes only lead to a total removal and redesign of the wardec system. NO player should log in, go "oh i'm wardecced, i guess im not playing today." It's a game, it's meant to be played as often as one wants to play it.

I don't like that highsec wardec corps are deccing nullsec, WH, and lowsec corps/alliances specifically to farm kills. I think that goes against the spirit of a "war." Sure, sometimes people will come to highsec with the intent of killing highsec wardeccers, but that's not enough of a consequence. PFR has been wardecced for several months now, and has only ever done one of those fleets twice. Wingspan Alliance, which has been decced since its inception, has never done one of these fleets as far as I know.

I think a total rework would be far too much to ask of CCP, but I also think that it's the only way to truly "fix" the wardec system. A small change would likely affect another area of the system that would make life harder for another group of players.

Wardecs are one of very few things that affect EVERY group in EVE, no matter where they live. Changes to the system should not be taken lightly.

I hope that's a satisfactory answer for you.

-Puddsy

Brian Harrelstein
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#8 - 2015-12-22 11:54:51 UTC
on a slightly different topic, what is your opinion on the bounty and crimewatch systems?
Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2015-12-22 18:24:54 UTC
Brian Harrelstein wrote:
on a slightly different topic, what is your opinion on the bounty and crimewatch systems?


I think the bounty system accomplishes nothing other than a competition to see who can have the largest one. If I kill someone with a 1 billion ISK bounty, I expect 1 billion ISK. It's not an intuitive system right now. I think it would be fun if it were changed into a type of contract.

I had a whole idea typed out in my notes, but I just re-read it and it described kill rights. Kill rights are worthless on people who are already -10 security status, or who never leave lowsec.

Either way, I think bounties and kill rights need a change. I don't think bounties accomplish anything at all right now, and I think kill rights should be worth putting on players with low sec status. I'm not sure of new implementations for either of these things, but they're not working right now, and should be examined.

~

I think the crimewatch system is largely fine as it is. I think it needs a little work in some areas, though.

Why don't I get a suspect flag when I enter a plex in FW? if I'm in there, I'm probably going to get into a fight/get caught in my stabbed ship and die. Why should I lose sec status for fighting in a designated area? (I think CCP announced that they're doing this, so that's good)

That's about it, though. I haven't spent enough time thinking about it or examining it to really have a solid opinion about it.

If you have any ideas, feel free to send me a mail.

-Puddsy

Anmia Ambraelle
Dutch East Querious Company
Brave Collective
#10 - 2015-12-22 18:43:33 UTC
Vote Pudsy!
So train the skills!
Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#11 - 2016-01-07 22:30:02 UTC
Updates:

Statement on why I think JFs shouldn't be nerfed SOON. Pending something.

Why I love jump drives: also soon.

-Puddsy

Puddsy
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2016-01-14 21:40:22 UTC
I have decided not to run for CSM.

A major health concern has come up, and I don't want to deal with CSM campaigning while also having to solve my own personal issues.

I am always available via mail if you'd like to ask me about anything hauling related.

-p

(P.S. ISD, please lock)

-Puddsy

ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#13 - 2016-02-23 13:29:07 UTC
Locked as Requested. o7

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