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Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#41 - 2016-02-29 16:57:05 UTC
hmm... I smell a code alt.

I just went through your eve vote match answers, It seems you think high sec missions have too much reward, odd stance for a high sec carebear.

Your regular pvp area is solo and in high sec.

High sec suicide ganking is "fine as it is" but yet you also say it needs work?

For the question How should CCP balance the development of PVP content vs PVE content, your comment was "mining is boring, ganking needs work"

...but most importantly was your comment on the should high sec feel safe... "High sec is worth fighting for"...now that is a familiar moto.
Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#42 - 2016-02-29 22:57:00 UTC  |  Edited by: Lorelei Ierendi
Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:

I just went through your eve vote match answers, It seems you think high sec missions have too much reward, odd stance for a high sec carebear.


I am a high sec carebear - but I also remember saying that I am trying to keep all the picture in mind, and not pushing for anything totalitarian... that also has something to do with what the CSM actually is, and does. I don't think finding missions too rewarding an odd stance. I think the whole game needs balance.

Actually that is probably one of the more central themes of my "platform". Not being narrow and trying to just push one position to the expense of all others... and that "central theme" is, pretty much more than anything else, what is (according to the feedback I have) getting me support from people that might vote for me.

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:


Your regular pvp area is solo and in high sec.


Yes indeed. Pretty much all the PVP I have been involved in has been solo and in high sec... I tend to mine solo as well, and these things happen.

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:

High sec suicide ganking is "fine as it is" but yet you also say it needs work?


I already wrote to the creator of Eve Match, especially about the Suicide Ganking question. Did you read the available answers... none of them fit my personal opinion. That is why I used the "clarification" option to say that. The answers that Eve Vote Match offered me did not give the chance to "balance"... but more or less just represented extremes.

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:

For the question How should CCP balance the development of PVP content vs PVE content, your comment was "mining is boring, ganking needs work"


Ganking (PVP) needs work. I seem to recall having said that a few times.
Mining (PVE) is boring. Have you tried it?

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:

...but most importantly was your comment on the should high sec feel safe... "High sec is worth fighting for"...now that is a familiar moto.


That motto I also used last year. It was even talked about in my thread - see the thread from last year linked in my first post this year. Yes I have read Bing's threads... and yes I used the catchphrase before I knew about Bing's threads... but then this information has been out there since before the last election... I don't get what you are getting at.

But kudos to you for getting interested! You don't have to vote for me... but please do vote. Participation is key!

P.S. for some reason I keep having problems getting to the forums. Have to keep editing incomplete posts. Sorry to anyone that read a previous version!

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#43 - 2016-03-01 11:26:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance
My previous post was designed to be provocative and accusatory, you are the only candidate with 'High sec care bear'. So thank you for taking the time to answer my concerns. I love this game and I believe in the CSM.

I have voted in the last two CSM's, this will be my third. I joined eve a couple of months before a CSM, despite only playing for almost two years now.

Mr Azariah was not a great highsec rep. Most of the bus mail consists of poor typing, giving ships away to probably alts and trying to get newbro's to join pvp fleets. Most of us where under no illusion that he would make high sec better, but we had hope it wouldn't get worse, and too Mike's credit, It hasn't. However, It is stagnant, and It still feels like the community and CCP don't actually want us in the game that much. I personally believe this is the root cause for the high sec apathy of which you speak.

When I saw your post on the candidate forums I though, hoorah a high sec dude, a beacon to hold back the swelling ocean of "your not playing eve right' voices, of which there are many. You don't need to represent null/sov/low or wh's, the game is dripping with players eager to represent these areas. If your stating you represent the high sec care bear, yes balance is key, but at the end of the day, you need to represent us, the highsec care bears.

I PI, Mine/research/copy/invent/make, and run lvl4's, that can no way be described as having to much reward, the loot is pants, the bounty's, unless doing missions like worlds collide or the extravaganzas are often only 2 - 5 million, and the LP/Isk/standing from the agent (with all relevant social skills at lvl5) is offensively low for the time it takes to complete most of them.
My father always said "only boring people get bored" mining is a excellent time to read or even work, I often have eve running while I work, just sitting in a barge mining, and popping into a WH for a bit of the good stuff is certainly not boring. The mention of moving asteroids/comets is a outstanding idea, or harder rats that come and say hello from time to time.

This year there is a poor choice/representation for high sec, esp with candidates like Annexe and Gorski Car getting better % on the vote match for some of the high sec concerns. Both have clearly stated pve needs more work, high sec should feel safe (to a point, no one sensible wants 100% safety) and ganking should not always profit the ganker. When cold hard killers and scammers take this position it shows clearly that true pvpers are not that interested in high sec or killing noobs there, it's a relatively small group of people with one specific ideal, and nothing we can't or don't already deal with.

So...

I would like to hear your opinions on NPC corps building POS's, https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=247402

Allowing player owned corps with citadels the ability to let NPC corps have access to station amenity's like the market or ship fitting areas.

For those of us in excellent NPC starter corps like CAS, how do you feel about allowing players to leave the starter corp but rejoin should the player corp experience not satisfy their play style, Or be full of arss hats? To not have to join the holding corps? I think it would be interesting to see how many players in player corps rejoin their starter corp, and how many would leave to try out a particular corp as they know if its not right they can just return to the starter corp they were happy in.

And lastly, what do you think about letting dreads/carriers and lvl5 missions into highsec?

Thanks again for your time.



-edit, after a couple of coffee's I re-read this, and I didn't want to sound too harsh on Mike (sorry mike), considering the drama in the last CSM, mike did admirably well.
Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#44 - 2016-03-01 18:28:53 UTC
Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:
My previous post was designed to be provocative and accusatory, you are the only candidate with 'High sec care bear'.


So what again were you hoping to achieve by provoking and accusing me?

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:
So thank you for taking the time to answer my concerns. I love this game and I believe in the CSM.


Good for you! Then vote, make an informed choice of candidate (there are enough possibilities and blogs out there) and motivate your friends to vote.

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:
This year there is a poor choice/representation for high sec


There you go again... provoking.

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:

So...

I would like to hear your opinions on(...)


Work just got temporarily busy because of unplanned illnesses... if I get the chance I will try and get back to this for more detail later...


NPC corps building POS's -> Not a big fan of NPCs building Player Owned Structures. Not without such changes to wardecs and so on.

...let NPC corps have access to station amenity's -> I mentioned in my thread, my last year's thread and I think on my blog what I think about having options for social corporation-like structures. iirc leaving NPC corps has been proven to aid player retention...

how do you feel about allowing players to leave the starter corp but rejoin should the player corp experience not satisfy their play style -> I always wanted to join "MineDrill". Maybe opening up the variability of NPC corps might help avoid those hats you mention... but I think we should be looking at ways to incentivise player created and controlled organisations...

And lastly, what do you think about letting dreads/carriers and lvl5 missions into highsec? -> Dreads no, not really. Carriers also not really. lvl5 Missions... well I would like to see more variety in the missions, but somewhere the line has to be drawn between High and other sec... if we make lvl5 Missions in high sec... then we have to introduce higher lvl missions elsewhere... which will inevitably bring us back to where we are now. Kind of like a circle.

Thanks again for your time. -> If I wasn't being provoked and accused I might have taken more time on the coffee break to answer things more in depth. o7

Erebus 'TheChin' Sundance wrote:
-edit, after a couple of coffee's I re-read this, and I didn't want to sound too harsh on Mike (sorry mike), considering the drama in the last CSM, mike did admirably well.


Don't knock Mike. But well I don't really know what you were getting at in your post anyway... the bus mails did not directly have anything to do with representing on the CSM...

http://hisec-carebear.blogspot.de/

Lorelei Ierendi
Lorelei for C S M
#45 - 2016-03-01 23:40:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Lorelei Ierendi
Just thought I would share a mail (with permission of the original author) that is fairly typical of the message I am getting from High Sec people that might support me. This is (one of) the reasons why I took so long this year before announcing my candidacy. Any "High Sec" orientated platform, irrespective of how reasonable it tries to be, has to deal with the apathy of the high sec residents, compared to the massive null-blocs.
Every voter or supporter that stops, because of disillusionment with the process or the institution, damages the Highsec candidates more than their Null-brethren.

It is an uphill struggle.


Re: CSM XI
From: A Supporter
Sent: 2016.01.14 22:34
To: Lorelei Ierendi, List of other supporters

Hi Lorelei,

I'm not sure if there will be a CSM endorsement list for/from COMMUNITY this year. I did it the last two years with the feedback from some others but by now I'm convinced that the CSM as a whole does more harm than good - especially long term. While I'm certain that there are a few individuals who really have the wellbeing of the game at heart and who do good and constructive work on the CSM, many others try to use it to drive the agenda of their respective nullsec bloc, profit from it personally or worse: are sockpuppets for their bloc leaders.

Unfortunately CCP doesn't include an option to abstain from voting in order to differentiate people like me from people who have never heard of the CSM or that there is a vote for it (and there are many), so not voting at all is the only choice CCP gives me and that is what I intend to do.

So unless somebody else steps up in order to dive into the numerous threads in the CSM forum and other sources and put together a list of good candidates, there won't be a CSM list from COMMUNITY this year.

However: Feel free to drop into the channel at any time to present and discuss your ideas with the residents.
Also: please be aware that this is my personal opinion, not that of the COMMUNITY moder