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Psychotic Monk for CSM9

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Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#121 - 2014-04-06 22:08:37 UTC
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Sadly I have to agree with Zappity. I actually put a vote in behind Monk last elections and would have done so again this time, as I feel that the Ganker/Criminal playstyle is an important part of EVE even if we don't like it that much when we receive it. However Monk hasn't answered the hard questions in this thread, only the nice soft questions as well as not giving feedback even though we are past the date he said he would be back by, which leaves me feeling his campaign is based on popularity issues rather than seriousness, & that he won't be as effective as other options.


What hard questions? The only ones I've seen in a while consist of "I hate you because you is pirate!" or "What do you think about Erotica1?"

There have been precious few people asking him "questions" that weren't pure bullshit. ISD Ezwal has basically been having to camp out in this thread because it's mostly personal attacks and "+1" statements. Not a lot to reply to.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Zappity
New Eden Tank Testing Services
#122 - 2014-04-06 22:26:44 UTC
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Sadly I have to agree with Zappity. I actually put a vote in behind Monk last elections and would have done so again this time, as I feel that the Ganker/Criminal playstyle is an important part of EVE even if we don't like it that much when we receive it. However Monk hasn't answered the hard questions in this thread, only the nice soft questions as well as not giving feedback even though we are past the date he said he would be back by, which leaves me feeling his campaign is based on popularity issues rather than seriousness, & that he won't be as effective as other options.


What hard questions? The only ones I've seen in a while consist of "I hate you because you is pirate!" or "What do you think about Erotica1?"

There have been precious few people asking him "questions" that weren't pure bullshit. ISD Ezwal has basically been having to camp out in this thread because it's mostly personal attacks and "+1" statements. Not a lot to reply to.

Then you fail at comprehension. Let me put it in a simple manner that even you cannot obfuscate.

Monk, without reference to specific players, is the bonus room the sort of emergent gameplay that your platform embraces? If so, what message would you use your CSM term to convey to CCP? If not, how do you reconcile this with the fact that you have participated in bonus rooms?

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#123 - 2014-04-07 00:20:57 UTC
Zappity wrote:
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Sadly I have to agree with Zappity. I actually put a vote in behind Monk last elections and would have done so again this time, as I feel that the Ganker/Criminal playstyle is an important part of EVE even if we don't like it that much when we receive it. However Monk hasn't answered the hard questions in this thread, only the nice soft questions as well as not giving feedback even though we are past the date he said he would be back by, which leaves me feeling his campaign is based on popularity issues rather than seriousness, & that he won't be as effective as other options.


What hard questions? The only ones I've seen in a while consist of "I hate you because you is pirate!" or "What do you think about Erotica1?"

There have been precious few people asking him "questions" that weren't pure bullshit. ISD Ezwal has basically been having to camp out in this thread because it's mostly personal attacks and "+1" statements. Not a lot to reply to.

Then you fail at comprehension. Let me put it in a simple manner that even you cannot obfuscate.

Monk, without reference to specific players, is the bonus room the sort of emergent gameplay that your platform embraces? If so, what message would you use your CSM term to convey to CCP? If not, how do you reconcile this with the fact that you have participated in bonus rooms?


See above, about E1. Again. In before Ezwal deletes this one too.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Zappity
New Eden Tank Testing Services
#124 - 2014-04-07 00:24:20 UTC
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Zappity wrote:
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Sadly I have to agree with Zappity. I actually put a vote in behind Monk last elections and would have done so again this time, as I feel that the Ganker/Criminal playstyle is an important part of EVE even if we don't like it that much when we receive it. However Monk hasn't answered the hard questions in this thread, only the nice soft questions as well as not giving feedback even though we are past the date he said he would be back by, which leaves me feeling his campaign is based on popularity issues rather than seriousness, & that he won't be as effective as other options.


What hard questions? The only ones I've seen in a while consist of "I hate you because you is pirate!" or "What do you think about Erotica1?"

There have been precious few people asking him "questions" that weren't pure bullshit. ISD Ezwal has basically been having to camp out in this thread because it's mostly personal attacks and "+1" statements. Not a lot to reply to.

Then you fail at comprehension. Let me put it in a simple manner that even you cannot obfuscate.

Monk, without reference to specific players, is the bonus room the sort of emergent gameplay that your platform embraces? If so, what message would you use your CSM term to convey to CCP? If not, how do you reconcile this with the fact that you have participated in bonus rooms?


See above, about E1. Again. In before Ezwal deletes this one too.

There is a distinction between the behaviour associated with the bonus room (fine to discuss) and Erotica 1. Notice that I specifically exclude reference to specific players.

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Kaarous Aldurald
Black Hydra Consortium.
#125 - 2014-04-07 00:34:30 UTC
Zappity wrote:

There is a distinction between the behaviour associated with the bonus room (fine to discuss) and Erotica 1. Notice that I specifically exclude reference to specific players.


I understand your intent, but you can't say things like "without taking specific characters into account" and then ask about something exclusively associated with a specific character in a massively high profile context from a week ago.

It's a loaded question, it's an attempt at guilt by association, it's bullshit, and if I were him I wouldn't bother answering it either. Stay on message, and all that.

"Verily, I have often laughed at the weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws."

One of ours, ten of theirs.

Best Meltdown Ever.

Esha Amphal
Doomheim
#126 - 2014-04-07 00:57:44 UTC
Zappity wrote:
I would feel more confident about a candidate who also gave some feedback in their own thread.


Complete agreement. I tweeted a while ago that Monk's forum absence was concerning. There are many unanswered questions here that require his attention, and yours is one of the more pressing matters.

It may be a loaded question but it is valid nonetheless. Monk isn't the kind of person to shy from these kinds of questions, and doesn't need to be defended by others.

So, seeing as he's not here answering questions I'm concerned his real life has become too busy and he won't have the time for a CSM position, unless he's able to juggle it differently than he is at the moment.

The podcast panel was impressive. He is campaigning elsewhere. He is a candidate worthy of consideration, but he needs to attend to this thread. Damn right.
Zappity
New Eden Tank Testing Services
#127 - 2014-04-07 01:16:48 UTC  |  Edited by: Zappity
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
It's a loaded question, it's an attempt at guilt by association, it's bullshit, and if I were him I wouldn't bother answering it either. Stay on message, and all that.

I understand that concern. I had him on my CSM8 list. I think you are oversimplifying the situation. Anyway, I would counter that refusing to address the topic is a very poor strategy - I imagine there are quite a few people like me who aren't impressed with the ""lalalalala, I can't hear you!!!" approach. Silence on the topic of limiting emergent gameplay will just mean that he doesn't make it onto my CSM9 list.

I want to know what he thinks about limiting emergent gameplay. Can it go too far? Will his message to CCP be that they should just back off? Does he agree with CSM8's position to support CCP in limiting the sandbox? Does he think, on reflection, that the bonus room was not an acceptable extension? These questions will surely be of direct relevance to CSM9.

From the OP:

Psychotic Monk wrote:
It is fundamentally important that someone with significant hands on experience in these matters be on hand to help CCP determine what is or isn't going to be good for the health of emergent gameplay in highsec.

Yes, that's why you made my list for CSM8. Can we please have your views on what is/isn't good for the health of emergent gameplay?

Zappity's Adventures for a taste of lowsec and nullsec.

Cailus
Society of Misfits
What Could Possibly Go Wr0ng
#128 - 2014-04-07 07:16:27 UTC
As always, you can count on my vote!
Eva Darke
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#129 - 2014-04-07 07:31:03 UTC  |  Edited by: Eva Darke
Kaarous Aldurald wrote:
Nevyn Auscent wrote:
Sadly I have to agree with Zappity. I actually put a vote in behind Monk last elections and would have done so again this time, as I feel that the Ganker/Criminal playstyle is an important part of EVE even if we don't like it that much when we receive it. However Monk hasn't answered the hard questions in this thread, only the nice soft questions as well as not giving feedback even though we are past the date he said he would be back by, which leaves me feeling his campaign is based on popularity issues rather than seriousness, & that he won't be as effective as other options.


What hard questions? The only ones I've seen in a while consist of "I hate you because you is pirate!" or "What do you think about Erotica1?"

There have been precious few people asking him "questions" that weren't pure bullshit. ISD Ezwal has basically been having to camp out in this thread because it's mostly personal attacks and "+1" statements. Not a lot to reply to.


I like Monk and what he stands for. I voted for him last year and I think he'd be good for the CSM as a whole. But I also agree with Zappity here. The questions I posted back on page 5 are still unanswered, and I don't think they were particularly hard or loaded questions either.

The E1 association needs to be addressed if he's serious about communicating honestly with players, but Monk's lack of participation in his own thread is concerning.
Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#130 - 2014-04-07 13:59:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Trebor Daehdoow
I am happy to endorse my favorite Psychotic for election to the 9th Council of Stellar Management! Good luck at the polls!

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

WASPY69
Xerum.
#131 - 2014-04-07 18:30:33 UTC
You introduced me to what EVE really is all about some time ago, and you have since inspired me on numerous occasions to create content for myself, and others.
One phrase i keep remembering is the one of your website "Be the chaos you want to see in the universe", and it reminds me that EVE really is an amazing game with limitless possibilities. And we need to keep the game this way. It's why we all love EVE.

You had my vote last CSM, and you have my vote this CSM! Best of luck good sir! You're the person the CSM , and EVE needs.

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Feyd Rautha Harkonnen
Doomheim
#132 - 2014-04-07 19:00:08 UTC
Trebor Daehdoow wrote:

Well GOD knows we need someone like Monk to counter your desire to further nerf hisec with abominations like consensual-only-wardecs Trebor.
Snupe Doggur
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#133 - 2014-04-07 20:12:52 UTC
Snupe Doggur wrote:
Snupe Doggur wrote:
What was the most enjoyable part of your Bonus Round participation, Monk? What was least enjoyable? How did you happen to become involved?

I would like to add one more question: to what extent did you share in the "take" of Bonus Rounds, Psychotic Monk?

Same questions, I guess, for Monk.
Psychotic Monk
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#134 - 2014-04-08 01:16:48 UTC
Hey guys. I didn't want to make my **** extremely public, but you deserve an answer on why I'm not present in this thread. I've upended my life and moved and also am having trouble getting internet set up in the new place. Once this is sorted I expect to be present again, but it's taking longer than expected.

As for a question that's being asked repeatedly, I'd like to address this now that fewer people are openly howling for blood and hopefully we can talk about this more or less rationally.

So, without further ado, here's a list of things you aren't mad about:

Someone getting mad at their attacker.

A list of things that routinely cost people every last space-dime they have

Out of the box thinking costing someone a great deal.

A singing ransom, known in some circles as 'torture'. Last time you saw one of these you thought it was hilarious.

I think I covered all the points. Anything I missed that you're mad about?

Sabriz Adoudel
Move along there is nothing here
#135 - 2014-04-08 05:37:16 UTC
WASPY69 wrote:

One phrase i keep remembering is the one of your website "Be the chaos you want to see in the universe", and it reminds me that EVE really is an amazing game with limitless possibilities. And we need to keep the game this way. It's why we all love EVE.



Blame me for that phrase.


I cannot believe I had never seen that squirrel ransom video before. Next time I have someone in ransom negotiations, I want a helium balloon handy to do that too.

I support the New Order and CODE. alliance. www.minerbumping.com

Cannibal Kane
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#136 - 2014-04-08 09:23:15 UTC
As of yesterday there are now 3 accounts from my side voting for Monk.

Really liked the Wardec Pod cast.

"Kane is the End Boss of Highsec." -Psychotic Monk

Danalee
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#137 - 2014-04-08 12:50:52 UTC
Psychotic Monk wrote:
Hey guys. I didn't want to make my **** extremely public, but you deserve an answer on why I'm not present in this thread. I've upended my life and moved and also am having trouble getting internet set up in the new place. Once this is sorted I expect to be present again, but it's taking longer than expected.

As for a question that's being asked repeatedly, I'd like to address this now that fewer people are openly howling for blood and hopefully we can talk about this more or less rationally.

So, without further ado, here's a list of things you aren't mad about:

Someone getting mad at their attacker.

A list of things that routinely cost people every last space-dime they have

Out of the box thinking costing someone a great deal.

A singing ransom, known in some circles as 'torture'. Last time you saw one of these you thought it was hilarious.

I think I covered all the points. Anything I missed that you're mad about?


Mister Monk, with your entire platform, attitude and charisma combined with the brilliant comments on the wardec podcast, the fact that you are number one on my Vote Match and with this post to seal the deal, you've secured all my top votes. Congratulations Lol
I hope you get a seat in the CSM and continue on your chosen path.

You'll be followed by (in Vote Match proposed order for things I find important): DJ FunkyBacon, Ali Aras, Jayne Fillon, Mangala Solaris, Xenuaria and Xander Phoena.


D.

Bear

Proud member of the Somalian Coast Guard Authority

Member and Juror of the Court of Crime and Punishment

merrizon
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#138 - 2014-04-08 12:59:13 UTC
(apologies for this soppy ish poorly written post but I just wanted to have my two cents)

I have to say I totally support Monk and everything he's done for the game.

I'm a 2007 toon but for the most part I never really got what the game was about so I would sub shoot rats and rocks inevitably get bored and unsub never really making the most of my early in game life. This would follow a pretty regular 6 month to a year pattern. I'd join corps who were decent enough but mainly were just using me to boost numbers and weren't too fussed about teaching me anything useful in the game or teaching me anything particularly fun that kept me invested in the game. I think for a lot of new players this is the life they get caught up in and it's easy to see why they lose interest and don't find enjoyment in what they do.

Fast forward and a friend introduces me to groups like SN, BU and the NO and I realized how much more there was to this game. These groups had their own way of doing things that wasn't what ccp had expected but was there anyway because a few smart cookies learnt how to play the system. They weren't breaking the rules they just knew how they worked and how to get around them or use them to their advantage. It was like this whole other layer I had never seen before was added in the game and talk about great people they couldn't do enough to help me. which is pretty cool for as their labelled "griefing sociopaths". Monk and the gang made the game fun for me and since then I've never looked back. For this reason I will be voting monk for csm and I hope others will to.


and god bless us everyone
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#139 - 2014-04-08 13:06:42 UTC
Vote Monk

"Just remember later that I warned against any change to jump ranges or fatigue. You earned whats coming."

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Snupe Doggur
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#140 - 2014-04-08 14:50:00 UTC
Psychotic Monk wrote:
...I think I covered all the points....


Vote Bonus Round!