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[CSM9] Wormhole Discussion | Proc's Fireside Chat

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Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#1 - 2014-03-02 05:10:51 UTC
tl;dr - This thread is for comments/questions regarding my campaign for CSM9, aswell as my thoughts about the first day of campaigning and some interesting interaction. Thanks!

Alright, my fellow wormholers, as some of you are aware, I've announced my candidacy for CSM9. This has been my home for a long time, I've flown with many of you, because I get around, and others I've fought. For those that don't know me or are familiar with my CSM Campaign, you can find it here.

This campaign has kicked off interestingly, and as some of you know, there was even some "content" in my CSM post, and I have committed to maintain a level of professionalism regarding my campaign for CSM and my interactions with the community after making the decision to run this year. So, after that content was created, I began correspondence with one of the individuals to provide an opportunity to have a conversation and get a better understanding of their perspective.

This afternoon I had the opportunity to chat with Tyrant Scorn for about two hours, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about him as a player as well as an individual. For those that may need context, Tyrant and I have had some interesting interactions on these forums previously, where the content of these discussions would definitely lead anyone to doubt the possibility of Tyrant and I ever speaking to anything that could resemble polite. That said, this chat began far more amicable than I anticipated, and Tyrant voiced his concerns, which I listened, he hoped to understand the animosity from our community and hoped that I would take time as a CSM candidate to talk with him about the community. I will honestly say that although I have had my opinion of people posting in our community through NPC characters in the past, Tyrant was very sincere about his reasoning for using this character, and after learning more about him, our conversation actually was quite pleasant and we had a good discussion about wormholes, the CSM, journalism, and he gave me the opportunity to show him that I, too, am sincere in my efforts to better this community.

I wanted to take that moment to share with you an opportunity I took to actually get away from the in-game persona and talk with an individual person, understand more about them, and then validate my commitment to sincerity in this campaign. I have no doubt that some of the community will still have their opinions, based on their own interactions with various members, but given the opportunity, perhaps we can find more appropriate means to carry on certain conversations regarding various topics. This isn't me suggesting that trolling shouldn't exist, but I am saying that I hope that we can focus some time on having good discussions about certain topics, such as community issues, where everyone can express their views and the threads can maintain some degree of sincerity and focus. I will still enjoy my playtime with Winthorp, Bane, Thor, Dmitry, and our other High Society friends :)

That said, I would like to open this thread to comments and questions that any members of the wormhole community may have for me personally regarding my CSM campaign, wormholes, and any other community items you'd like discussed. I will commit to answer each question asked, similar to my campaign thread, and I will maintain the level of mutual respect you should expect from any CSM representative. Thank you.

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Demerlis
Blue-Fire
#2 - 2014-03-02 05:23:15 UTC
if elected to the CSM, will you be required to get a new jacket?
Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#3 - 2014-03-02 05:35:58 UTC  |  Edited by: Proclus Diadochu
Demerlis wrote:

I have consulted with my campaign staff and alliance associates and have received the following statement for release:

Quote:
No, [Proc] will not be removing [his] red coat. [He] feels like the coat is an integral part of both [his] identity in Red Coat Conspiracy and the wormhole community as a whole.

- Raiden Uta, Proc4CSM Red Coat Consultant

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Bernie Nator
Wildcard.
Boundary Experts
#4 - 2014-03-02 11:44:02 UTC
How do you feel you can bring new content to wormhole space without throwing game balance off?
Incindir Mauser
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2014-03-02 12:12:43 UTC
Proclus Diadochu wrote:
Demerlis wrote:

I have consulted with my campaign staff and alliance associates and have received the following statement for release:

Quote:
No, [Proc] will not be removing [his] red coat. [He] feels like the coat is an integral part of both [his] identity in Red Coat Conspiracy and the wormhole community as a whole.

- Raiden Uta, Proc4CSM Red Coat Consultant


Furthermore, The Council of Elitist Wormhole Jerks has made an amendment to the Magna Wormhole Carta that henceforth and ergo, yadda yadda yadda, all CSM candidates shall be expected to don The Holy Red Vestments to be considered for the office of the CSM. Refusal to don said vestments shall result in the offender eating the entire contents of one Bag of Dicks...

So sayeth The Council of Elitist Wormhole Jerks.

Duke Wendo
Galactic Deep Space Industries
Warped Intentions
#6 - 2014-03-02 15:48:47 UTC
Bernie Nator wrote:
How do you feel you can bring new content to wormhole space without throwing game balance off?


I'm sorry - he's running for CSM, not joining CCP as a game developer.

Bernie Nator
Wildcard.
Boundary Experts
#7 - 2014-03-02 15:50:06 UTC
Duke Wendo wrote:
Bernie Nator wrote:
How do you feel you can bring new content to wormhole space without throwing game balance off?


I'm sorry - he's running for CSM, not joining CCP as a game developer.


I'm aware. Doesn't change the question though.
Duke Wendo
Galactic Deep Space Industries
Warped Intentions
#8 - 2014-03-02 15:51:47 UTC
Bernie Nator wrote:
Duke Wendo wrote:
Bernie Nator wrote:
How do you feel you can bring new content to wormhole space without throwing game balance off?


I'm sorry - he's running for CSM, not joining CCP as a game developer.


I'm aware. Doesn't change the question though.


Well in that case I can answer for you- he won't be bringing any new content to w-space. He will be a CSM 'voice', not a game developer.
ExookiZ
The Dark Space Initiative
Scary Wormhole People
#9 - 2014-03-02 16:37:03 UTC
1. Proclus, what is your opinion on the state of WH space? Specifically the direction that PVP has moved towards and the risk vs reward seen across the different classes.

2. How do you think T3s should be balanced? If your answer is "t3s are balanced as is" than you should stop running for CSM.

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Zlorthishen
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#10 - 2014-03-02 17:16:04 UTC
Proc, how would you go about revamping POS's?
Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#11 - 2014-03-02 17:16:49 UTC
Bernie Nator wrote:


How do you feel you can bring new content to wormhole space without throwing game balance off?

Thank you, Bernie, for your question. The answer echoes my platform and commitment, which is that I will communicate with our community, understand all the perspectives of the ideas, suggestions, and issues; will consider the potential pro's and con's, and then draft a proposal to CCP. After this proposal is drafted, I will show the community, which will likely be through these forums, receive the communities feedback and allow for absolute transparency, then I will propose the ideas to CCP. Now, since there is an NDA, sometimes I'm sure that I won't always be able to communicate every detail of their feedback back to the community, however I will make an effort to provide as much feedback as possible to you, the wormhole community, to continue the dialogue on that specific proposal, and rinse and repeat with CCP and our community to ensure that the community is bringing the content ideas, not me. I also understand that sometimes I won't please everyone, and as a CSM delegate, I will have to determine the best course of action, and the directions I must take with proposals, however it will always be in the best interest of the community, overall.

As far as "throwing balance off", this will always be part of these discussions, and we as a community, will have to decide where the risks are in our proposals. As your CSM delegate, I will work to ensure that nothing negative effects the wormhole community.

ExookiZ wrote:


1. Proclus, what is your opinion on the state of WH space? Specifically the direction that PVP has moved towards and the risk vs reward seen across the different classes.

My opinion of WH space is that our community is one of the best communities in this game. We have a cultural dynamic that allows us to engage one another in fights, wars, and various operations, whilst also enjoying friendships and respectful interactions and occasional roleplay/fiction (except Bob isn't fiction, Amen). I feel the state of our community is relative to the members of organizations as they rise and fall. With current mechanics, the content is certainly created by the players and their interactions, rivalries, and such. The direction of PVP is clearly toward the capitalization of Armor T3/Dread/Carrier compositions to a point that some members of the community have stated that PVP is "bland" or "stale". Another change in PVP is the introduction of Malediction/Crow fleets through our K162's to known space. I will answer more about the direction of PVP with your #2 question.

Risk vs Reward across the classes was something I mentioned in a response in my Jita Park thread, and the issue I have seen is that C1-C6 space is lawless, with no form of relative protection outside mass restriction management, yet some for the C1-C3 options of PVE are worth less than running missions or engaging in safer known space PVE. I feel that this should be changed to interest more entities/players in pursuing a transition into wormholes, specifically C1-C3, then as we work as a community to better impact C4-C6 space, we can continue development and growth in all of the classes. This would take discussion with the community, working on the proposals, receiving feedback, and then initiating the dialogue with other CSM delegates and CCP. Hopefully, we can improve the Risk vs Reward issues in our community.

2. How do you think T3s should be balanced?

As a player, I enjoy flying T3's. I have flown all of them, and I have found enjoyment in this game with T3's. That said, they aren't balanced. Currently, we have subsystems that collect dust, composition variability is almost nonexistent, and the impact on PVP in our space is predictable. My personal opinion is that subsystems need a considerable overhaul to allow for multiple variations and composition opportunities, and I'd also like to see a T3 balance that would elevate other ship classes to be comparable alternatives in fleets. Command Ships, Heavy Assault Cruisers, Recons, and other classes being viable would allow our community to have a far more diverse PVP experience.

This, of course, is simply my personal opinion, and I would never propose anything to CCP without introducing any proposal to this community first, and receiving your feedback and understanding the overall considerations that our members have regarding any potential proposals.

Thanks, Exo, for the questions.

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Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#12 - 2014-03-02 17:28:22 UTC
Zlorthishen wrote:


Proc, how would you go about revamping POS's?

Hey, Zlor, this is an interesting question. As some have noticed and I'd imagine most of my friends can attest, I feel POS's are need of tons of love from our development teams. I feel that POS administration should have a better UI to allow CEO's and Directors better options for managing module accesses and weapon accesses without effecting the security of assets; I'd like to see the removal of the self-destruct option while within a POS; I'd also like to see security options that make smaller corporations and known space corporations, whether fledgling or established, feel comfortable moving into our community and experiencing wormholes. I feel that POS mechanics is one of the issues that impact our community specifically the most negatively. So, in that, POS's would continue to be an item that CSM9 would pursue, and we'd continue this pursuit that former CSM delegations have sought as well.

As I continue to stress, although these are my opinions about specific issues, and similarly to what Duke said earlier in this thread, I'd be a voice of the community. All of my ideas and proposals would be transparent to the community first, and then would become dialogue with CCP. My ideas may not be what the community wants proposed, so I'd ensure that the ideas proposed were in keeping with my commitment to represent this community.

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E-mail: diogenes.proc@gmail.com

My Blog: http://diogenes-club.blogspot.com/

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Citrute
The High and Mighty
Carebear Abortion Clinic
#13 - 2014-03-02 18:14:23 UTC
Wormholes: An exclusive club or underutilized by the masses?
Duke Wendo
Galactic Deep Space Industries
Warped Intentions
#14 - 2014-03-02 18:32:12 UTC
If CCP were truly interested in hearing from (and developing the game from) the communities that play this game, then maybe they should consider implementing some kind of 'Features and Ideas' sub-forum where players can voice their ideas and some kind of voting system to gauge the popularity of the submitted idea.

I'm truely interested to hear from previous CSM folks as to what exactly their role is as a CSM and what kind of impact their feedback has on real game development (if any).
Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#15 - 2014-03-02 19:41:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Proclus Diadochu
Citrute wrote:


Wormholes: An exclusive club or underutilized by the masses?

Well, I believe that wormholes could absolutely be more utilized, as in cultivated with community growth, and as the founder of 'The Diogenes Club', which is an in-game public resource and community channel for the wormhole community, I feel we have developed our community further as an "exclusive club" with the community members who participate. I would prefer that more capsuleers would continue to join the wormhole community, so then we could be an inclusive club of great players and friends.

Duke Wendo wrote:


If CCP were truly interested in hearing from (and developing the game from) the communities that play this game, then maybe they should consider implementing some kind of 'Features and Ideas' sub-forum where players can voice their ideas and some kind of voting system to gauge the popularity of the submitted idea.

I have no doubt you are already familiar with the Features and Ideas sub-forum that currently exists. Now, I absolutely feel that the implementation of a voting system in that sub-forum could be interesting to help guide a focus on issues, features, and ideas. To answer your point on CCP's interest and the CSM's voice, CSM8 did accomplish this, with CCP's support and here.

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Duke Wendo
Galactic Deep Space Industries
Warped Intentions
#16 - 2014-03-02 20:24:00 UTC
Thanks for that link. 7 months have passed and how many have been implemented? I did a quick scan from top to bottom and didn't see anything, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Proclus Diadochu
Mar Sarrim
Red Coat Conspiracy
#17 - 2014-03-02 20:52:01 UTC
Duke Wendo wrote:


Thanks for that link. 7 months have passed and how many have been implemented? I did a quick scan from top to bottom and didn't see anything, please correct me if I'm wrong.

I would defer your query on CCP's roadmap for implementation of these items to the current CSM, which clearly is why you asked for previous/current CSM to reply to this question. However, I would posit that CCP, as a business, would have roadmaps for game development that could have a variable degree of impact on there business model if they were to forego those roadmaps in a instant to begin focus on various "reasonable things". I'm not suggesting they shouldn't implement them, but mechanical development, programming, and actual implementation would take time, in addition to their current plans, I would think.

As you've stated seven months have passed, however you can agree that CCP has been getting much better about updating the game with content deliverables and fixes within their frequent patches and expansions. #53 Add visual cone shape showing current D-scan area both in map and in space has what I would view as a first iteration introduction in the upcoming release which would indicate that CCP would seem to be adding these reasonable things into their roadmap. As far as the overall, again this would be for current delegates to respond, barring NDA issues.

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Tyrant Scorn
#18 - 2014-03-02 21:35:59 UTC
We had a good conversation and have a pretty good idea now that you're ingame persona is very different from you as person and you definitely have qualities and skills that are very useful in the CSM.

I enjoyed the conversation we had and I'll contact you for a CSM interview.
Jack Miton
Dark Venture Corporation
#19 - 2014-03-02 22:08:22 UTC
Pretty sure the fact that Red/Tyrant doesnt like you is the best argument I've ever heard for voting for a CSM candidate.

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Tyrant Scorn
#20 - 2014-03-02 22:18:31 UTC
Jack Miton wrote:
Pretty sure the fact that Red/Tyrant doesnt like you is the best argument I've ever heard for voting for a CSM candidate.


disagreeing with someone isn't disliking...
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