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Jin'taan for CSM XI

#1 - 2016-01-12 10:18:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Jin'taan
Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and Fidos,

I am here to formally announce my intended candidacy for CSM 11.

Now -of course- you’re probably wondering who I am to be running for CSM, especially considering the relatively space famous nature of my running mates. Well, as you can see on the top left, my name is Jin’taan, and I am a member of CVA. More specifically however, I am an FC within the Provibloc coalition. I’ve experienced quite a lot of my time in EvE through this lens, from bombing Brave Newbies and PL, to crafting about as many fits as there are ships in the game, for solo PvP or fleet combat.

But, in addition to that, I’ve experienced a good amount of the content that is available in the game. I’ve lived everywhere from Hisec to WH’s, and tried to experience as much as I can in each of those locations, diving in with a spreadsheet in one hand and dragging a few friends along with the other. I’ve mined, I’ve hauled, I’ve built, I’ve FCed Incursions in Hisec and Nullsec, I’ve run moon mining PoSes and strategic deathstars, I’ve led oldschool Dominion sov wars from both sides, and I’m currently fighting over Fozziesov timers with PL. And that’s just a fine selection of it. If you’ve done something I haven’t, chances are you can get me to try it atleast once.

Outside of the game however, I’m Aaron Denyer. I’m a design engineer, and work with GE and Airbus as a subcontractor. Whilst I understand and deeply respect some of my fellow CSM candidates desire for privacy, I think my real life background could be of note. I’m used to attending meetings, and utilizing critical thinking within them to help stop one viewpoint from being drowned out. Plus, at the end of the day, I intend to come to Fanfest. So expecting people to not know who I am in real life would be kind of defeating the point, as meeting up with the people you’ve known for years through EvE is half the point of it.

If I am elected to join the ranks of the CSM, I intend to focus on two main things that I believe I have expertise in; Fleet Combat & Alternative Playstyles.

The former is rather self explanatory, but I feel it’s necessary to explain myself with the second part of that. Alternative playstyles are something that has been typically under represented in the CSM, with the vast majority of candidates and electee’s being NBSI, despite the incredible popularity of NPSI, and an (admittedly small) nullsec coalition based around NRDS. Oftentimes the minor issues that affect the communities built around these ideas are overlooked, such as the original thoughts on removing fleet warps, or the relatively small number of standing slots available on an alliance level. These are the kinds of things that could seem like inconsequential issues to those who haven’t dealt with the practicalities of working within them, but are in reality a huge pain in the arse for anyone who has to do so.

These communities are an important part of the vibrant cloth that is EvE Online’s society. They provide low barrier to entry for new players to try various experiences that are otherwise daunting to try, and I’d say that having some 3 month old character try PvP in Spectre Fleet, or mine ore in Providence does more for the player retention rate than anything else.

And, with that, we come to why I want to join the CSM.

I want to join the CSM because EvE has been a part of my life for around 5 years. By the time I am old enough to drink in Iceland, I will have played this game for a third of my life. It is something that I love, and something that I have dedicated a huge amount of time and thought towards. I want to join the CSM because I want to help this game get better, in any way I can.

If you would like to contact me outside of the forum thread for any reason, feel free to mail me in game or at

Further Information/Interviews for your pleasure;

Interview with EvEGuardian

Interview with EvE_NT

My thoughts on the Battlecruisers at EN24

Guesting on the JEFFRAIDER show

Examining how Top-Down economies impact the game
Star Frontiers
Brotherhood of Spacers
#2 - 2016-01-12 10:27:21 UTC
+1 m8 gl
Aria Hanomairos
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#3 - 2016-01-12 10:32:46 UTC
Good luck!
Manwe Tulkas
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2016-01-12 10:34:35 UTC
a vote for Jin is a vote for more dank content!

you got my votes, gl m8!
The Legion of Spoon
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#5 - 2016-01-12 10:46:31 UTC
+1 got my vote

A sensible candidate with the knowledge to contribute properly
commander voklovski
Pentag Blade
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#6 - 2016-01-12 12:01:55 UTC
+1 Jin
Archeras Umangiar
#7 - 2016-01-12 12:25:56 UTC
Eos Canon
Drama Llamas
The Curatores Veritatis Auxiliary
#8 - 2016-01-12 14:49:09 UTC
Ahura Mashada
Project Gungnir.
#9 - 2016-01-12 15:00:31 UTC
Rounon Dax
Terra Nanotech
The Initiates.
#10 - 2016-01-12 15:07:55 UTC
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#11 - 2016-01-12 18:28:33 UTC
+1 And Goodluck.
Padre Aldan
Gemini Talon
The Curatores Veritatis Auxiliary
#12 - 2016-01-12 18:33:00 UTC

I support Jin'taan for the CSM. He has got my vote.
Rashabar Zemayid
The Learning Cliff
#13 - 2016-01-12 18:39:08 UTC
Good luck, Jin! +1 from me as well.
Jenara Lenai
University of Caille
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2016-01-12 19:21:42 UTC
Good luck bud!
MDSync Acer
24th Imperial Crusade
Amarr Empire
#15 - 2016-01-12 20:23:45 UTC
+1, Good luck
Andar Purvanen
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#16 - 2016-01-13 14:06:03 UTC

For the State, For the People, For God!

Death does not deter.  I will mine until you surrender.

Apex Aubaris
#17 - 2016-01-13 16:19:58 UTC
A few questions:

What is your opinion of the current state of fleet combat meta? (in Nullsec) Is it in a good/bad place?

Whtat is the most serious problem within the game that you think CCP should address in the near future?

Bonus question: Why are nightmares bad vs supercarriers and trackingtitans?
#18 - 2016-01-13 18:36:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Jin'taan
Apex Aubaris wrote:

What is your opinion of the current state of fleet combat meta? (in Nullsec) Is it in a good/bad place?

I'm in two minds on this really. It's certainly better than it has been in the past, with a lot more mid-scale (30-60~) PvP taking place between fleets in the south that I've been able to join in on. I think the Battlecruiser changes were one of main drivers of this, providing a great, cheap platform for FC's to use. In fact, the fact that Ishtars absolutely hazed BC's was one of the reasons it was so terrible for the PvP meta, as they and T1 Cruisers have always been the kind of 'baseline' for FC's to fly, and making them viable not just in stats, but keeping them so in the meta is important to keeping nullsec PvP ecosystem active, by ensuring that newer FC's have an option that can have a reasonable chance against all non-strategic gangs.

On a larger, strategic scale, fleet combat has stagnated a fair bit. Whilst we do have the added wildcard of MJD Destroyers, Tech 3 Cruisers and Faction Battleships simply reign supreme. However, I think the capital changes that are on the horizon have a chance to shake things up by giving us more easily accessible and stronger triage that might make T1 BS doctrines viable (from atleast an Isk Efficiency point of view) again.

Apex Aubaris wrote:

What is the most serious problem within the game that you think CCP should address in the near future?

It's my firm belief that the most serious problem affecting EvE is not one specific feature, nor one specific issue. It's the lack of proper iteration on player facing changes that are made to the game. Ideally, balance or feature changes should have a clear and pointed direction, and be reviewed to see what impact they actually had after the meta has had time to settle to determine whether they have been effective or not in achieving their goals.

I believe that this isn't just something CCP should be working towards however, it's something the CSM is uniquely well suited to help with, being (ideally) active and well connected players who can catch the pulse of the community, and the inevitable work-arounds that any change causes to pop up. Presenting an 'on the ground' report to CCP would really go a long way to helping them adjust changes in the direction they want to go, at least in my personal opinion

Apex Aubaris wrote:
Bonus question: Why are nightmares bad vs supercarriers and trackingtitans?

Of all the Battleships one could bring, the Nightmares are honestly one of the best. They have decent EHP, and great sustained speed from the AB bonus. In fact, with their neuts and the incredible DPS of pulses, they represent a not insignificant threat to a solo or small group of super capitals, especially if accompanied by Triage or Dread support.

In fact, with boosts, a tracking titan has an incredibly tiny amount of applied damage to the Nightmare.

However, when said titans are supported by a fleet of Lokis & Protepodes who are well co-ordinated and able to web and paint the targets, the picture changes immensely, as their combined webs and paints can line the ships up for a one way ticket to the salvage station by utilising their incredible alpha properly.

The same applies to supercaps' fighter bombers when tracking fit, though their fighters are designed to be effective sans said support, so with the buffer afforded to them by their hull, can fit tracking mods and have an incredibly significant impact on combat, without risking themselves getting turned on and quickly burned down like a carrier would in the same situation. This means they're less dependant on subcapital support, however they lack the same alpha as a titan, and their weapon systems can be disrupted by the affected subcaps.

In short, they do not do well against them if they are being used in a well thought out, co-ordinated and effective manner with sub-capital support to enable them to be used as a force multiplier.
Gaius Superbus
North Providence Trade Company
#19 - 2016-01-13 21:17:53 UTC
As someone who has flown under Jin for quite some time I can only give him my +1, he is one of the guys who should be on everyone's voting listAttention
Archeras Umangiar
#20 - 2016-01-13 23:09:06 UTC
As someone who have flown against and with Jin, i can only say (casually copying Gaius's way of writing the first bit)

Have my sword!

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