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Iam Widdershins - withdrawn candidacy. Vote Alekseyev Karrde.

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#1 - 2012-02-09 04:32:55 UTC  |  Edited by: Iam Widdershins
Thank you for your support. I am forced to withdraw from this election. If you supported me, you should support Alekseyev Karrde. You will not regret it.

My withdrawal with details is here, and more stuff is here.





Hi, my name is Iam Widdershins. I am the current CEO of Project Nemesis, which many know to be a long-time respected small-scale PVP corporation, home to such heroes as Ten Tron and BossDrum. I am an EVE player of 4 years, a well-ranked PVPer and a lover of good fights be they in hisec, wspace, lowsec, or nullsec. I have a background in software & game testing, programming and design, and mathematics.

You may know me from my posts on BattleClinic's forums, my first and second threads summarizing the changes in the Crucible expansion in the weeks leading up to the release of the patch notes, or (more recently) some of my posts on /r/EVE. If you don't know me from these places, there's a decent chance I blew up you or someone you know.

I consider virtually any effort that contributes to improving EVE as a whole to be well spent. I have submitted 50+ bug reports to EVE's system, over a quarter of which were accepted as original submissions of problems that were previously undocumented.

I believe I could be a useful member of the 7th CSM.

~~~

I'm not going to make you read a ten thousand word dissertation of my views on EVE's development, future direction, and needs. I am perfectly willing to engage in discourse with anyone about my views and hopes, but for now I will give you a brief summary. I trust that my own direct answers to your questions and concerns will be easier to read than if you had to seek an answer in some 25-page-PDF magnum opus I uploaded.

  • My focus and perspective, summarized:
  • I think the direction CCP took with the Crucible expansion is fantastic. Fixing extant bugs, peeves with the UI, and mechanics that just make us want to stab our monitors is a crucial process that not only makes existing gameplay better, but is an essential process to enable expanding the game into new areas and making more major changes that let the game continue to mature. I am very interested in seeing this trend continue and finish some of these left-behind features.

    I would like to see a growing focus on improvements to the game's UI and its less visible mechanics; while recent changes have been excellent, I'd like to see more specific overview settings, general UI usability improvements, and a push for the re-write of the Crimewatch engine which handles all the aggression flags in the game.

    I believe that EVE is built around conflict and risk. EVE is a risk-permeated wonderland, a PVP-saturated extravaganza fraught with risk & reward, and I want to see the future of EVE maintain this excitement and keep PVP in every area of the game. This does not mean we should make it easier for established PVPers to prey on the weak, any more than it should be easier for our carebears to completely avoid all harm in any security space. New Eden is not a tennis court, with strict boundaries of play and frequent breaks: it is a long and bloody beach with an unrelenting drive and no such thing as complete safety. That's what makes it so good: we should protect that however we can.

    Along these lines, we should help foster mechanics that will drive small-scale PVP alongside large-scale. Not everyone wants to be involved in epic-scale fleet engagements, and a lot of people's computers/internet cannot even handle the strain. I believe everyone should be able to look to their left, look to their right, and find opportunities for good PVP on either hand wherever they are -- in the future, much as it is today. Hisec PVP is an extremely important and oft-overlooked aspect of this, because only in hisec can an aspiring PVPer learn by getting engagements with a limited number of opponents without CONCORD involvement. If PVP is reduced in hisec, the barrier for entry into PVP is raised dramatically.

    If you have any questions about what I think about something or whether I would support a certain proposition, I will do my best to answer all comers.


  • My job as an internet spaceship politician:
  • I'm not here to play at being a politician, garner internet fame or in-game notoriety, or do anything but work to improve the game as best I can. I don't pretend to be a great problem-solver, some kind of analytic powerhouse, or a great mediator of disputes. I am here to improve the core of the game, and I hope the rest of CSM7 can be productive adults as well.

    I believe I am well-suited among the current candidates to contribute to future discussions, and my greatest honor would be to contribute in a meaningful way to the future of the game and its development.

    I hope I have your support, and that of your friends.



    also there should totally be hats in the NEX. this needs to be a thing.

    Lobbying for your right to delete your signature

    Iam Widdershins
    Victory or Whatever
    #2 - 2012-02-09 04:33:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Iam Widdershins


    A blog-thing, from the ancient depths



    An example of other issues that I've raised in the past, some low-hanging fruit I think we should pounce on



    "If I were to be looking to build a CSM based on skills and diverse representation YOU would be the person I would want to see in as a hisec pvp rep."
    -- Mike Azariah, CSM candidate ♥



    So with that out of the way, please. Ask me some questions. What are some mechanics, or some emergent behaviors, that you hate? Some good examples would be "ECM," "supercapital proliferation", "dec shields"? What is a fix to something you feel is broken that you would like to see put into the game?

    Post them in this thread and I'll reply to them.

    1. What would I like to see done with wars, and how could we improve them as a launching platform for the aspiring PVPers of New Eden? (and here are some more good ideas, and here is a summarized and updated version)

    2. Orca swapping and the invulnerability of logistics ships on stations

    3. My disassembly of Hans Jagerblitzen's stance on hisec PVP mechanics

    4. I endorse increased communication and cooperation with the third party services that make our daily lives so much better: BattleClinic, EVEMon, Eve-Dev (the makers of the eve-kill KB software), DotLan, Griefwatch, EFT, EveBoard, and many more)

    Lobbying for your right to delete your signature

    Otocinclus
    Victory or Whatever
    Pen Is Out
    #3 - 2012-02-09 04:39:36 UTC
    HI GUIS YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR HIM HE SOUNDS LIKE HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT

    IF YOU DONT CARE ABOUT THAT THEN HE IS A RUGGED MAN SO YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR THAT

    +1 FOR RUGGEDNESS
    The Mittani
    GoonWaffe
    Goonswarm Federation
    #4 - 2012-02-09 04:39:56 UTC
    These guys do an excellent job ganking endless jump freighters and are generally hilarious, A++. Ten Tron is also a hero Curse pilot.

    ~hi~

    Iam Widdershins
    Victory or Whatever
    #5 - 2012-02-09 04:44:02 UTC
    The Mittani wrote:
    These guys do an excellent job ganking endless jump freighters and are generally hilarious, A++. Ten Tron is also a hero Curse pilot.


    Thanks. I'm not much into the jump freighter thing myself, it's a lot of time invested doing nothing for few to no A-grade fights, but it's a good work and Emizeko and his posse have it down to a science.

    Ten Tron is my hero, too.

    Lobbying for your right to delete your signature

    FreshClip
    Tax On Happyness
    #6 - 2012-02-09 05:10:40 UTC
    You told me i was your hero.

    I hate you.

    This man knows more about internet spaceships than anyone else i have ever met and i believe will have a VERY positive influence on its' direction.

    A vote for Widdershins is a vote for justice.

    [u]My Blog:[/u] http://freshclipmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

    [u]My youtube channel:[/u] http://www.youtube.com/user/FreshClipMedia

    Devils Embrace
    The Scope
    Gallente Federation
    #7 - 2012-02-09 06:08:45 UTC
    Supporting this candidate

    A vote for Widdershins is a vote for justice.

    It's like they usually say about fantasy MMO's and men playing female characters: "If I'm going to spend alot of time watching this character, it might as well have a good looking ass".

    Otonashi Saya
    Perkone
    Caldari State
    #8 - 2012-02-09 06:18:51 UTC
    Widdershins - This Man has My Vote!

    Always willing to Listen and provide good outcomes for the Future of this Game, if you dont vote for that the I ask why do you even Vote for.

    "Do you expect me to talk?"........"No Mr Bond I expect you to die"

    Iam Widdershins
    Victory or Whatever
    #9 - 2012-02-09 06:24:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Iam Widdershins
    FreshClip wrote:
    You told me i was your hero.

    I hate you.

    This man knows more about internet spaceships than anyone else i have ever met and i believe will have a VERY positive influence on its' direction.

    A vote for Widdershins is a vote for justice.


    I would like to say, on page 1, that you are a heroic PVPer and I love your videos.

    All you people at home need to
    check
    them
    out.

    Lobbying for your right to delete your signature

    wolf incognito
    Clan Ryuken
    #10 - 2012-02-09 06:24:32 UTC
    You Sir have my Vote.
    CAAN0N
    Pure Avarice.
    Rote Kapelle
    #11 - 2012-02-09 06:30:41 UTC
    Having worked closely with Iam Widdershins on a Daily basis for the last several months I can honestly say that his attention to detail and general knowledge of game mechanics is second to none.

    100% support for a PVPer and leader.
    NetheranE
    The Scope
    Gallente Federation
    #12 - 2012-02-09 06:34:07 UTC
    I will vote for you, follow you into the depths of the null and the darkest corners of the wormholes without hesitation.

    You have my blaster.

    - This man knows his ****, and is an exceptionally amazing influence to me. An outstanding individual as well.
    SureShot001
    Perkone
    Caldari State
    #13 - 2012-02-09 06:46:13 UTC
    You have my Vote and your goals are things I have wanted to see for some time myself. I will have to keep up with EvE politics for this CSM election.
    Keanu Reeeves
    Tribal Liberation Force
    Minmatar Republic
    #14 - 2012-02-09 06:55:39 UTC  |  Edited by: Keanu Reeeves
    I don't always vote or like candidates, BUT when i do, I vote for the best one!

    You have my vote
    Chrismyazz
    Tax On Happyness
    #15 - 2012-02-09 07:30:22 UTC
    NetheranE wrote:
    I will vote for you, follow you into the depths of the null and the darkest corners of the wormholes without hesitation.

    You have my blaster.

    - This man knows his ****, and is an exceptionally amazing influence to me. An outstanding individual as well.



    AND MY AXE.
    Ten Tron
    Project Nemesis
    Touch Fiberoptic
    #16 - 2012-02-09 07:30:41 UTC
    Widders would make a great CSM. He knows a lot about EvE and has some great ideas on how to make it better. He's a good listener and would take suggestions from the community very seriously. He's got my vote.
    Ladie Harlot
    Viziam
    Amarr Empire
    #17 - 2012-02-09 07:44:46 UTC
    Do you agree with Issler Dainze that CCP should ignore FiS content to make more space pants?

    The artist formerly known as Ladie Scarlet.

    rodyas
    Tie Fighters Inc
    #18 - 2012-02-09 07:49:38 UTC
    We should always ignore FiS for any reason, no matter how small or how pants like it is.

    Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

    Iam Widdershins
    Victory or Whatever
    #19 - 2012-02-09 07:58:01 UTC
    Ladie Harlot wrote:
    Do you agree with Issler Dainze that CCP should ignore FiS content to make more space pants?

    Flying In Space is obviously a priority, much the way a homeless dude's priority is food and wine. However, there are already a lot of space pants whose assets are already made and in the game (try searching "women's" in the market window), and I see no reason why those can't be released for our consumption.

    When CCP finishes their V3 revamp of all the visuals in the game, I would not object to them putting one artist back on making content for the NEX... as long as it's hats. The TF2 hat economy is 50 million dollars a year, and hats are one of the only accessories available that would feature prominently in the portrait. I think people would buy them. Hell, I'd buy them.

    But no, Flying In Space should never be ignored for the sake of spacepants or any other item of spaceclothing.

    Lobbying for your right to delete your signature

    Ladie Harlot
    Viziam
    Amarr Empire
    #20 - 2012-02-09 07:59:40 UTC
    Iam Widdershins wrote:
    Ladie Harlot wrote:
    Do you agree with Issler Dainze that CCP should ignore FiS content to make more space pants?

    But no, Flying In Space should never be ignored for the sake of spacepants or any other item of spaceclothing.


    If only all of the candidates had your sense.

    The artist formerly known as Ladie Scarlet.

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