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Alekseyev Karrde for CSM7: War and Sov that Works for Everyone

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Alekseyev Karrde
Noir.
The Network.
#1 - 2012-02-08 22:49:15 UTC  |  Edited by: Alekseyev Karrde
VOTE HERE

Now that CCP has focused on their flagship product and 0.0 blocs are focusing on the CSM, it's more important than ever to have experienced CSM reps with broad game experience to guide the conversation as it steers toward a revamp of sov, risk/reward, and the relationship of 0.0 and empire. While CSM6 has done an excellent job overall, their lack of reaction at the GM's changing the War Dec rulings highlights a lack of expertise in small gang warfare and empire/lowsec conflict mechanics.

As CEO of Noir., one of EVE's most respected and established mercenary corps, I have years of experience in small gang combat in empire, low sec, and 0.0. While I am certainly a PVPer, my clients frequently include industrialists, mission runners, and small alliances of all sorts so I am uniquely aware of the need to balance war decs between attackers and defenders. Though my corp does not have sov, we have in the past so I am familiar with the issues facing small alliances and can engage with the 0.0 bloc representatives on how to make 0.0 work for everyone. As part of CSM4, I brought that expertise to the table effectively and was involved in both the initial Dominion/Tyrannis "feedback" (aka rage), laying the groundwork for many of the fixes and quality of life features now in the game, and the process of turning the CSM into the potent institution it is today.

CSM7 needs someone to represent the needs of small gang PVPers and provide needed perspective to upcoming ship balances, war dec mechanic changes, and sov revamp. With my 4 years as one of EVE’s top mercs and prior experience with the CSM, I am the best choice to help keep EVE on the right track in the post-Crucible age.

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CSM Thread Q+A Vol. 1 (how proposals are pointless, small gang warfare, Sov and Domion, neutral rr, war dec prices, wormholes, dancing lizards)
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Alekseyev Karrde: Voice for the EVE University Voiceless (Alek vs. Kelduum Revaan)
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Deen Wispa
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-02-08 22:55:45 UTC
I agree with your platform of 'small gang warfare' but would just like more info on how you suggest going about fixing or enhancing this area of the sandbox. Any specific issues or fixes that you would like to bring to the table at this time?

Good luck.

High Five. Yeah! C'est La Eve .

Retar Aveymone
DJ's Retirement Fund
Goonswarm Federation
#3 - 2012-02-08 23:14:33 UTC
Could you detail what parts of Dominion and sov you find lacking and what you think should be done about them?
Issler Dainze
Tadakastu-Obata Corporation
The Honda Accord
#4 - 2012-02-08 23:39:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Issler Dainze
Although not the part of Eve I focus on I have to say this is a candidate that would be an awesome addition to the CSM 7!!

Best of luck Aleckseyev!

You "shooting folks in the face types" need to see that this fellow makes it to the top 7!

Issler
roboto212
Perkone
Caldari State
#5 - 2012-02-09 00:43:35 UTC
supporting this candidate
Wolf Kolona
I.T.S Ltd
#6 - 2012-02-09 00:48:15 UTC
Got My Like!

Someone on the CSM who can actually represent the hordes of mercenaries currently in the game!

All 1% of us need to be represented damnit! Blink

Almost Bittervet.

Reppyk
The Black Shell
#7 - 2012-02-09 01:03:04 UTC
Questions, questions !

1/ What would you change to High Sec to increase the reasons for a wardec ? (atm it's 1/ I want to kill these shiny ravens/nomads 2/ I don't like this POS 3/ I don't like them and I want to punch them in the face).

2/ Do you want to keep the current rr mechanisms ? (you can remote people even when you're not in the wardec "neutral rr" and you can dock/jump without the 1mn agression timer "undock games").

3/ What do you think of the current wardec prices ?

I AM SPACE CAPTAIN REPPYK. BEWARE.

Proud co-admin of frugu.net, a French fansite about EVE !

NinjaTurtle
THIGH GUYS
#8 - 2012-02-09 05:05:45 UTC
I approve this message.
WhiteGhostBear
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2012-02-09 05:39:53 UTC
I spent some time under Alekseyev's leadership. I'm glad I did - he is pretty awesome all around. He has a very firm grasp on the nature of Eve, doesn't waste time on BS, and is willing to listen to everyone's input. Noir. spends time in high, low, and null sec, and gets involved in fights of all sizes - to say that his PvP experience is broad would be an understatement. He knows his stuff, and his perspective and demeanor would both be a valuable asset to the CSM.
Skippermonkey
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#10 - 2012-02-09 12:20:19 UTC
Alekseyev Karrde wears full length leather trenchcoats and doesnt afraid

COME AT ME BRO

I'LL JUST BE DOCKED IN THIS STATION

Hedira
Taggart Transdimensional
Solyaris Chtonium
#11 - 2012-02-09 12:22:27 UTC
You talk about Sov, Null, and Empire.

Why should a w-space resident consider you?
Zloco Crendraven
BALKAN EXPRESS
Shadow Cartel
#12 - 2012-02-09 12:37:44 UTC
Support!

BALEX, bringing piracy on a whole new level.

Raivi
Perkone
Caldari State
#13 - 2012-02-09 14:29:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Raivi
Wolf Kolona wrote:
Got My Like!

Someone on the CSM who can actually represent the hordes of mercenaries currently in the game!

All 1% of us need to be represented damnit! Blink


Nothing against the good Mr. Karrde, but don't forget that 2 of the current 14 CSM members are mercs (Seleene and Elise). People like us are thankfully not completely unrepresented.
Jouron
Hadon Shipping
#14 - 2012-02-09 14:52:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Jouron
I endorse this service or product.

Alek has already served honorably in this position and is worth his metal.

His current focus may be mercenary work but his knowledge of this game is broad and his desire to improve ALL areas of it, not just PVP, is strong.

Many of my own in game suggestions have been based around PVE improvements I would feel well represented by a strong candidate like this.
Lyric Lahnder
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#15 - 2012-02-09 14:56:08 UTC
Give em' hell Alek!

Noir. and Noir Academy are recruiting apply at www.noirmercs.com I Noir Academy: 60 days old must be able to fly at least one tech II frigate. I Noir. Recruits: 4:1 k/d ratio and can fly tech II cruisers.

XXSketchxx
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#16 - 2012-02-09 15:28:57 UTC
Reppyk wrote:
Questions, questions !

1/ What would you change to High Sec to increase the reasons for a wardec ? (atm it's 1/ I want to kill these shiny ravens/nomads 2/ I don't like this POS 3/ I don't like them and I want to punch them in the face).


What exactly is wrong with these reasons?
Reppyk
The Black Shell
#17 - 2012-02-09 16:39:27 UTC
XXSketchxx wrote:
What exactly is wrong with these reasons?
Nothing.
I'm just finding the number of wardecs extremely low in highsec, and that's (partially) because there aren't that much reasons to wardec someone.

You're a miner ? Belts are replenishing way too fast, you don't have to kill the other miners living in the same system.
You're an industrialist ? Too many station slots are available, and good luck ganking freighters, because that's the only way (excluding the market itself) to compete with them.
Etc.
There is an exception to the "dock in a station and/or drop for a NPC corp" : highsec POS. They are the only things that people must protect. Atm, highsec POS are truely invulnerable thanks to CCP, and even without that, I know no entities that could be willing to destroy a large POS with a moderate defense, on a regular basis. None.



Alek is willing to fix wardecs, and I have no doubts he will be competent to help CCP on this subject. But the "highsec pvp" is not only about wardec mechanisms. Blink

I AM SPACE CAPTAIN REPPYK. BEWARE.

Proud co-admin of frugu.net, a French fansite about EVE !

OldMan Gana
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-02-09 17:00:35 UTC
Soon as you mentioned "Small gang PVP" was the trigger, you get my vote mate. I'm an NPC null sec dweller, usually in small gangs having fights in Curse, so I like the fact that you can relate to my little corner of the sandbox.

Love United- Hate Glazer

Alekseyev Karrde
Noir.
The Network.
#19 - 2012-02-09 20:34:25 UTC
Raivi wrote:
Wolf Kolona wrote:
Got My Like!

Someone on the CSM who can actually represent the hordes of mercenaries currently in the game!

All 1% of us need to be represented damnit! Blink


Nothing against the good Mr. Karrde, but don't forget that 2 of the current 14 CSM members are mercs (Seleene and Elise). People like us are thankfully not completely unrepresented.

With all due respect to both of them (which is considerable), Pandemic Legion is several times larger than the next smallest merc in the game and I cant remember the last time PL war dec'd anyone. Seleene's reaction to the GM ruling on war decs last year (ie he didnt even think it was a big deal) highlights this gap in represenatation; a gap I intend to fill.

I'm happy to work with any reps, including fellow merc PL reps, to improve our game. But someone has to speak for "the rest of us" mercs, those industrialists and PVP corps who interact with the war dec system, and small gang PVPers in all areas of EVE.

Thanks to everyone for the support! Thread is less than a day old and I'm already within striking distance of 100: you guys are amazing. And thanks very much for the questions. I will address every substantive question put to me on this thread and on Twitter.

Alek the Kidnapper, Hero of the CSM

Helena Khan
Ministry Of Reverse Engineering
#20 - 2012-02-09 22:11:35 UTC
Hedira wrote:
You talk about Sov, Null, and Empire.

Why should a w-space resident consider you?



Well, I was lucky enough to be in on a WH op with the Noir peeps... Alex included... so....

He and his team know their stuff. Extremely competent and professional. Absolutely worth voting for.
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