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Hans Jagerblitzen for CSM7

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Hans Jagerblitzen
Ice Fire Warriors
#1 - 2012-02-07 09:45:14 UTC  |  Edited by: Hans Jagerblitzen
Polls are open, everyone who is ready can click here to cast your votes for me. Simply log out and log back in to switch accounts. Thanks to everyone for all your support!

Never heard of me? Head over to my blog, I've sticked all sorts voter resources there for easy access. You can see who's voting for me, what I stand for, and listen to my media appearances. Vote informed!


Attack the Bloc!

The perennial question surfaces every CSM election – how will the interests of those outside of the nullsec power blocs remain protected, when we are always outnumbered?

The answer is simple. We aren't outnumbered. The reality is that despite the overwhelming vote count that enabled The Mittani to seize the chairman seat in 2011, that figure is vastly exceeded by the majority of EvE players who have different values, different reasons for playing the game, and different ways we feel it should be played.

There is no serious debate that the nullsec power blocs have exploited the fact that low sec and high sec voters split their votes consistently between various well-intentioned candidates without rallying behind a single front-runner with the backing needed to compete with Alliance-level unity.

That all changes this election. I am extremely proud to offer low sec and highsec residents alike a fighting chance to be heard on the council, despite doomsday predictions about lack of a voting core, and despite cries that the rules must be changed to cater to those of us who want to run outside of a 0.0 bloc. I don’t believe that reform is necessary, or else I wouldn’t have spent months preparing for this announcement by working with the community.

As will soon be demonstrated, the combined militias of the four factions will be rallying behind me politically – and will provide empire voters the foundation they need for a realistic and achievable race for the top.

Faction Warfare as a feature has suffered from years of neglect, and the proposed direction for its future this summer bears little resemblance to what the pilots who have dedicated years to fighting in Faction Warfare actually desire for the feature. Nullsec influence on the proposed plan is unmistakeable – and now we stand as a unified voice against the narrow-minded belief that what is good for 0.0 is good for the entire game. I hope others that have made careers living in low and high sec space will join me in that chorus.

As I write here, the difficult work of unifying the leadership of the four warring factions as a political force is all but complete. My rival in the Amarr militia, Shalee Lianne, will serve as my principle aide in the coming election, aptly demonstrating that this race is about far more than simply meta-gaming for my own personal faction.

I challenge all other candidates claiming to run for the good of empire space to do some soul searching. Before you decide to "throw your hat into the ring" I implore you to ask yourselves: Do I really have the several thousand vote lead locked down that I'll need to oust an incumbent? Am I willing to just explore and gamble, bleeding votes from serious candidates in the process? This election more than the last – candidates who are just beginning their campaigns need to consider making better use of their influence to back a candidate that is well on their way to a secure, travelling seat, instead of helping the Goons further splinter our votes.

There is no more time for complaints, no more time for tears, and no more time for complacency in the face of "overwhelming odds". There is only time for action!

It will be both a privilege and an honor to lead the fight to protect "the rest of us" – those who enjoy life outside of 0.0 and are tired of being governed by a council that fails to fully understand the nuances of gameplay in all areas of space.


Empire citizens - come join the fight in progress to regain our voice on the council! Elect Hans Jagerblitzen for CSM7.

CPM0 Chairman / CSM7 Vice Secretary

Hans Jagerblitzen
Ice Fire Warriors
#2 - 2012-02-07 09:45:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Hans Jagerblitzen
I also know that to many of you, I am a great unknown variable. Voters deserve to know what I stand for, and why I would benefit the player community beyond my initial voter base within the four militias.

One of the advantages I will bring to CSM 7 is my relative youth as an EvE player. Being just over 2 years old as a player has inoculated me from “bittervet“ status, and I think a fresh perspective that is sympathetic to newer players with fewer skillpoints would greatly benefit the diversity of the next council. I soundly reject The Mittani’s belief that the CSM only functions effectively when it is filled with candidates who view the game through the lens of 0.0 space.

However, it would be useless to sit back and declare myself an empire candidate, if I hadn’t actually taken the time to consider some of the serious issues facing low and high sec and present some solutions.

I invite all voters to make an informed decision this coming election by reading through my platform document, which I have placed on Chribba’s server for every citizen to access and review. If you like what you read, please do me the honor of supporting me with your vote, and encouraging others to do the same.

I have begun a blog, too. I hear EvE players enjoy these! I will continue to update it as the election progresses, using it as a tool to share commentary and writings on various issues you will no doubt challenge me with as we move forward. If you have anything you’d like to ask me, fire away. I’m an open book.

Last but not least, you can follow me and ask me questions via Twitter as well.

As a newcomer to the race I anticipate being swamped with feedback and questions in the days to come, so I appreciate your patience as I strive to communicate with each one of you who take the time to ask questions and get to know me.

Best of luck to the other candidates, you now have your work cut out for you!!

CPM0 Chairman / CSM7 Vice Secretary

Ya Huei
Imperial Collective
#3 - 2012-02-07 09:54:27 UTC
Good Luck.
uredo
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2012-02-07 10:14:01 UTC
You have my votes Hans.

Good luck.
Indahmawar Fazmarai
#5 - 2012-02-07 10:43:53 UTC  |  Edited by: Indahmawar Fazmarai
Just one quick suggestion... use text justification in your PDF document, it's pretty uncomfortable to read text blocs with disimilar edges.

Wil comment further when i finish reading it, if my eyes don't hurt too much from those jigsaw edges.


Addenda: WTF is "GCC"? Question ALWAYS DEFINE JARGON!! Idea
Hans Jagerblitzen
Ice Fire Warriors
#6 - 2012-02-07 10:53:43 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Just one quick suggestion... use text justification in your PDF document, it's pretty uncomfortable to read text blocs with disimilar edges.

Wil comment further when i finish reading it, if my eyes don't hurt too much from those jigsaw edges.


Addenda: WTF is "GCC"? Question ALWAYS DEFINE JARGON!! Idea


GCC = Global Criminal Countdown.

I'm sorry I hurt your eyes.



CPM0 Chairman / CSM7 Vice Secretary

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#7 - 2012-02-07 11:03:54 UTC
Hans Jagerblitzen wrote:
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Just one quick suggestion... use text justification in your PDF document, it's pretty uncomfortable to read text blocs with disimilar edges.

Wil comment further when i finish reading it, if my eyes don't hurt too much from those jigsaw edges.


Addenda: WTF is "GCC"? Question ALWAYS DEFINE JARGON!! Idea


GCC = Global Criminal Countdown.

I'm sorry I hurt your eyes.




No need to be sorry, justify the text before you lose any readers in the first paragraphs. Certainly I finished reading that messy paragraphs only because it's you... LolBlink
Tsubutai
Perkone
Caldari State
#8 - 2012-02-07 11:12:22 UTC
You wrote a 20 page pdf with, like, 50 references to the mittani. Uh..... wow.
Benilopax
Fusion Enterprises Ltd
Brothers of Tangra
#9 - 2012-02-07 11:18:11 UTC
I have read through your document and found myself agreeing with it quite strongly. I have followed your activities on FW threads with interest and very pleased to find you are running.

The most intriguing part of it is that you have got the whole FW crowd behind you which is a decent sized constituency to start from.

This guy has a chance, you have my votes.

...

Hans Jagerblitzen
Ice Fire Warriors
#10 - 2012-02-07 11:29:10 UTC
Tsubutai wrote:
You wrote a 20 page pdf with, like, 50 references to the mittani. Uh..... wow.



Your point? He is the current Chairman, and the current front-runner for this election as well. I think it is important for voters to know what their options are, and how I differ from the other leading candidates in the race. I'm quite comfortable talking about The Mittani. He's kind of hard to ignore, its an election after all.

As for the length, no apologies there. I'm not particularly well-known, so I wanted to give voters as best a look as they could at me, my experiences, ideas, and values. Some will take the time to read it, others won't. I'm sure the bloggers will break it all down and dissect it and put out their own TL:DR take on it for the impatient ones soon enough here, and that's fine. I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to say!

I'll be participating in all the other avenues candidates use to get their message across, this document is just a starting place for those that don't know me. There will be plenty of time to share the digested version as the campaign season unfolds....





CPM0 Chairman / CSM7 Vice Secretary

Drackarn
Stay Frosty.
A Band Apart.
#11 - 2012-02-07 11:42:26 UTC
Great to see a candidate totally dedicated to high/low sec improvements with a faction war background.

I've been advocating the CSM should have wider representation than just null sec. We need CSM delegates from a range of space who do a range of things in the sandbox.

Best of luck, you got my vote.

http://sandciderandspaceships.blogspot.com/

Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
#12 - 2012-02-07 11:49:48 UTC

Hans, I like your platform, read the document, its good.

All I need to know is where you stand on microtransactions in Eve.

Do you support the removal of the NeX store?
Do believe ALL content should be included in the subscription client and accessible through gameplay?
Do you believe ship skins should be for LP store points not Aurum?
Do you believe corp/alliance logos on ships should be default content not MT extra?

In short, are you prepared to do what CSM 6 was not, and tell CCP to forget plans for "vanity" microtransactions completely and return their vision for the income model purely to improving the Eve client so that more people subscribe.

The True Knowledge is that nothing matters that does not matter to you, might does make right and power makes freedom

Indahmawar Fazmarai
#13 - 2012-02-07 12:01:12 UTC
Jade Constantine wrote:

Hans, I like your platform, read the document, its good.

All I need to know is where you stand on microtransactions in Eve.

Do you support the removal of the NeX store?
Do believe ALL content should be included in the subscription client and accessible through gameplay?
Do you believe ship skins should be for LP store points not Aurum?
Do you believe corp/alliance logos on ships should be default content not MT extra?

In short, are you prepared to do what CSM 6 was not, and tell CCP to forget plans for "vanity" microtransactions completely and return their vision for the income model purely to improving the Eve client so that more people subscribe.


He doesn't even talks about WiS, so... *shrugs shoulders*
agharaster
The Congregation
The Weekend Warriors
#14 - 2012-02-07 12:07:11 UTC
o7

live long and prosper
X Gallentius
Black Eagle5
Villore Accords
#15 - 2012-02-07 13:56:43 UTC
+1. You have my Comet! (And my vote.)
Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#16 - 2012-02-07 14:26:50 UTC
I like this guy.

Mr. Science & Trade Institute, EVE Online Lorebook 

Shalee Lianne
Triquetra Combined Arms
#17 - 2012-02-07 14:46:39 UTC
Hans absolutely has my vote, and I've wrote on my FW blog why.

http://sovereigntywars.wordpress.com/ <---FW blog
http://amarrian.blogspot.com/  ~ Roleplay blog. http://sovereigntywars.wordpress.com/ ~ Faction War blog.
Eoghan Gorthaur
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#18 - 2012-02-07 14:49:45 UTC
Impressive work Hans,

thanks for caring so much, wish you the best !!
xamine
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-02-07 14:59:11 UTC
got my vote.. if Q Cats sez good, it's good
Hiw Freecrest
Federal Defense Union
Gallente Federation
#20 - 2012-02-07 15:02:05 UTC
all for you, i don't want to play evegoon
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