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I’m Cagali², and I’m Running for CSM X.

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Cagali Cagali
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#1 - 2015-01-15 10:16:57 UTC  |  Edited by: Cagali Cagali
I'm currently the Director for Education, Recruitment and Human Resources for the Brave Collective (lovingly known as the Dept of Infernal Repairs). I've held this post for the last six months or so. I’ve gradually added to my portfolio since I took over as the head of Education a bit over a year ago.

I'm a relatively new player to Eve, I've been playing for only about two years. I joined Brave Newbies in its infancy, and quickly came to love the do AND die attitude that we hold dear. I also love our spirit of focussing on the new player, and being a welcoming and accepting place for all newbies.

I love this game. I love its infinite complexity, its difficulty, its incomprehensibility. I love that it's really about people, and not about clicking a button over and over again. I love that when you play it, you can get embroiled in a war that spans the whole galaxy, or you can live in a single system, a single station even, and play it to a great depth of complexity.

I love that we have ancient characters with millions of skillpoints and thousands of hours of playtime coexisting with one hour newbies who don' t know how to undock.

I love that we have a vibrant community that is alive with interest and culture, our own gatherings, fan art and fiction, and an incredible diversity - with players from all around the world coming together to kill, scam, support, educate, entertain and delight each other.

I've never found anything else like it.

In my role as the head of the Infernal Repairs Division, I have been responsible for more newbies than any other person in the game. Under My stewardship, The Brave Collective has gone from shitfit destroyers in Rahadalon, to trading punches with the heaviest hitters in the Game. I am proud that our education department, the Brave Dojo, has become a true force for teaching and education within the game.

I cannot, of course, take credit for the hard work of our other leaders, of our tutors, of the bittervets who sit in our Help channel and donate hundreds of hours a day to teaching newbies the error of their ways. Nor would I want to. It's our players who make us great - I'm just trying to herd them towards a common goal. However, I’ve guided and cajoled, threatened and wheedled us into something great, and now I want to represent the new player in New Eden to the game.

Bob knows I'm no expert on the game. I'm pretty terrible. I DON'T know who the major players in the game are. I DON'T know the history. I DON'T know the lore. I DON'T even know what a jita is. (some sort of minmatar probing frigate, right?) I DON'T know the best way to nerf an Ishtar.

I DO know newbies.

Brave and a lot of the other newbie friendly organisations do a fantastic job of attracting new players. Go sit in a help channel or trawl reddit for a while, I'm willing to bet that within about 5 minutes you'll see someone recommending Brave as a good place to start in the game. I love that - I love that people come to try us as a jumping off point. I hate that so many of those players never come back after their trial ends. I have the benefit of never kicking inactives, so I can see the damage that our failure to capture those newbies has done. I’m sure there are many thousands more, who’ve passed through E-Uni, RvB, Test, the Goons. Our new Player Experience is failing our community.

I want to change that.

I want to make it easier to look after new players. I want to see a full suite of tools become available to a corp leadership to make it easy to manage newbies. I recently gave some feedback to CCP Rise and Mimic about this very subject.

My platform is simple. Push the newbie agenda. Push the expansion of the game. Push the retention of newbies, push the new player experience. Keep them coming in. Keep them interested. Keep the game alive for you and for me.

I'll ask a million dumb questions every meeting. The other CSM delegates will get sick of answering them. I will not represent a bloc, or a faction, or a specific interest group other than the newbie. I represent the new player, and I represent corporations trying to assist them.

I am engaged in the Eve Community, having visited (and presented at) my first Player gathering at the Excellent EveDownUnder. You can see that presentation here.

I know that Brave doesn’t have a fantastic track record with CSM candidates. That’s a given. Matias Burned with revolutionary Zeal, but was unable to reconcile his real life obligations with the responsibilities of the CSM. I have a proven track record of working to accomplish goals, and I believe I am up to the challenge.

I’m very approachable, I listen to advice, even if I don’t always take it, I’m open to new information, and hope that I’ll make an excellent representative.

I ask you for your support.
Dropbears Anonymous
Brave Collective
#2 - 2015-01-15 10:25:54 UTC  |  Edited by: a DAMN PATRIOT
+1 and first. I'll be the first of many to come in support Cagi you ****. Anyone who knows you and what you do knows that you are a perfect candidate. You care about the game, you care about the newbies. Good luck m8
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#3 - 2015-01-15 10:27:31 UTC
Do you have any spare rorquals?
Panicos Suplift
Dropbears Anonymous
Brave Collective
#4 - 2015-01-15 10:32:28 UTC
+1 Good luck mate.
Tiberius StarGazer
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#5 - 2015-01-15 10:32:39 UTC
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#6 - 2015-01-15 10:35:02 UTC
Eli Porter
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2015-01-15 10:35:53 UTC
Wiros PotHead
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#8 - 2015-01-15 10:36:17 UTC
You have my vote

You are one of the persons more dedicated to help without asking anything in return that I have seen in this game. Newbies (not necessarily Brave Newbies) need someone like you on the CSM

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Tora Bushido
The Marmite Mercenaries
#9 - 2015-01-15 10:43:09 UTC
I read a lot of love in your original post. This is good Smile. And helping new players in Eve is also a good thing. This already gives you +2 in my book. But can you tell me where you stand on some of the active topics as war decs, ganking, Sov., etc.


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The Neocom Network
#10 - 2015-01-15 10:45:55 UTC
I can't endorse this enough.



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Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2015-01-15 10:50:28 UTC
cageli is a super great guy has my vote (hell i've been nagginghim torun for ages). he'll be really highon my ballot.
Dsching Kao-Wen
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#12 - 2015-01-15 10:53:02 UTC
That is my Boss! Without him Brave had never no free Skillbooks, Frigates, Implants, PI-support, Newbro Classes, Travel Interceptors. He is not only our beloved Head of Infernal Repairs and Human Rersources, rigorous watch dog over classic behaviour, respectful alliance culture and corp mails (DO NOT SEND CORP MAILS or Cagali will eat your Innards with Vegemite for breakfast!) - he is also willing to help every Newbie with any question any time.

Thanks for your reliable and continuous commitment for da Brave thing and good luck for the 10th CSM.
Kirsten Leary
Empire Assault Corp
Dead Terrorists
#13 - 2015-01-15 11:03:28 UTC
I feel inclined to vote against Cagali just so he can continue doing the excellent job he does for us in Brave, but I guess that's a bit selfish :p

Arachniel Naari
Dropbears Anonymous
Brave Collective
#14 - 2015-01-15 11:11:41 UTC
I like your do-not-reply-all mails, they're very sweet.

You get my vote as long as you keep sending those nice mails Blink
Cagali Cagali
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#15 - 2015-01-15 11:14:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Cagali Cagali
Tora Bushido wrote:
I read a lot of love in your original post. This is good Smile. And helping new players in Eve is also a good thing. This already gives you +2 in my book. But can you tell me where you stand on some of the active topics as war decs, ganking, Sov., etc.

Thanks for the Question.

I come from Brave, so I actually love being on the receiving end of wardecs. I know a lot of people don't though, and I know that newbies are often crushed by wardecs (and having all their noob-loot blown up in untanked t1 haulers). I don't know how I'd change the Wardec Dynamic, but nothing should remain static forever: that's what makes this game great.

I've flown freighters and been ganked, so I feel the pain of your victims. Having said that, I watched one of mine and admire the craftsmanship and professionalism that I saw there. I'd hate to see a loss to the game of that form of gameplay. Having said that, I do feel that there could be a way to add a complimentary style of gameplay: Maybe adding the ability for a player to act as the Police instead of only (seemingly) encouraging the Pirate.

I don't believe that Highsec should be pvp free, and I am an advocate of non-consensual Pvp. (even if it hurts me personally)

Sov: Being new to the Sov game, I know that giant, pre-scheduled timerfights are less than optimal. I'd love to see some change there, and I see the scope for New players to Access Sov WITHOUT the giant blob power of Brave, or Massed and serried ranks of Supercapitals.

More Content, more empowerment for all of our players!
Cagali Cagali
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#16 - 2015-01-15 11:16:49 UTC
corbexx wrote:
cageli is a super great guy has my vote (hell i've been nagginghim torun for ages). he'll be really highon my ballot.

Thank you for the support and encouragement, Corbexx!
Bam Stroker
State War Academy
Caldari State
#17 - 2015-01-15 11:22:59 UTC
This man blew everyone away at EDU, me included, and will do a great job. He's an awesome guy who needs to be on the CSM!


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Wrik Hoover
Pandemic Horde Inc.
Pandemic Horde
#18 - 2015-01-15 12:04:31 UTC
Bam Stroker wrote:
This man blew everyone away at EDU, me included, and will do a great job. He's an awesome guy who needs to be on the CSM!


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Jackex Tivianne
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#19 - 2015-01-15 12:04:40 UTC
Exploration Frontier inc
#20 - 2015-01-15 12:05:46 UTC
Good luck Cagali²! We are behind you 7o.

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