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Malcanis for CSM 8 Vote till you drop

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Temba Ronin
#781 - 2013-04-12 00:26:01 UTC
Hello fellow internet spaceship pilots! Just wanted to remind you to vote for MALCANIS FOR CSM8!


Power To The Players!

The Best Ship In EVE Online Is "Friendship", Power To The Players!

Anunzi
Solace Corp
#782 - 2013-04-15 10:45:58 UTC



Just finished a tres tasty bacon butty, it made me think I should come along and bump the thread for EvE’s premier CSM8 candidate and Bacon supporter extraordinaire.

Also, it’s a slow day in the world of network administration and I'm slightly bored.

"It was the way she said it, Rimmer, to rhyme with scum"

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#783 - 2013-04-15 10:56:10 UTC
Topically enough I had a bacon sandwich for breakfast. 2 slices wholegrain toast, 4 slices of smoked back bacon, and as an experiment, a smear of dijonaisse on the underside of the top slice of toast.

It was good. I might try honey mustard tomorrow.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Anunzi
Solace Corp
#784 - 2013-04-15 11:09:02 UTC


Interesting. Never tried Dijon with bacon... hmmm

Honey mustard is awesome in bacon sandwiches. I dont know if you have ever made your own, but i can recommend a recipe if not!

"It was the way she said it, Rimmer, to rhyme with scum"

Sui'Djin
Know your Role
#785 - 2013-04-15 12:12:26 UTC
Anunzi wrote:


Interesting. Never tried Dijon with bacon... hmmm

Honey mustard is awesome in bacon sandwiches. I dont know if you have ever made your own, but i can recommend a recipe if not!


Confirming that honey mustard is awesome. Confessing I am becoming addicted to it.
gascanu
Bearing Srl.
#786 - 2013-04-16 16:57:45 UTC
what's your position regarding the recent CCP "direction" nerffing resistance bonus?
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#787 - 2013-04-16 22:07:48 UTC
gascanu wrote:
what's your position regarding the recent CCP "direction" nerffing resistance bonus?


On the whole I'm generally for it; resist bonuses are considerably better than any other tanking bonus. I'm not so sure that it should be applied as a "broad brush" nerf to every single ship with a resist bonus. HICs spring to mind straight away here.

Whilst consistency is a useful principle, it shouldn't be the tail that wags the dog.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

gascanu
Bearing Srl.
#788 - 2013-04-16 22:14:37 UTC  |  Edited by: gascanu
Malcanis wrote:
gascanu wrote:
what's your position regarding the recent CCP "direction" nerffing resistance bonus?


On the whole I'm generally for it; resist bonuses are considerably better than any other tanking bonus. I'm not so sure that it should be applied as a "broad brush" nerf to every single ship with a resist bonus. HICs spring to mind straight away here.

Whilst consistency is a useful principle, it shouldn't be the tail that wags the dog.


i'm sorry you think that way; rof bonuses are better than any other dmg bonunses, should they be nerfed too? then what's next?

no votes from me
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#789 - 2013-04-16 22:54:27 UTC
gascanu wrote:
Malcanis wrote:
gascanu wrote:
what's your position regarding the recent CCP "direction" nerffing resistance bonus?


On the whole I'm generally for it; resist bonuses are considerably better than any other tanking bonus. I'm not so sure that it should be applied as a "broad brush" nerf to every single ship with a resist bonus. HICs spring to mind straight away here.

Whilst consistency is a useful principle, it shouldn't be the tail that wags the dog.


i'm sorry you think that way; rof bonuses are better than any other dmg bonunses, should they be nerfed too? then what's next?

no votes from me


RoF bonuses aren't directly comparable to resist bonuses; most importantly, they don't scale in the same way. A local rep bonus can't benefit more than the reps the ship has fitted; resist bonuses benefit total EHP and remote rep bonuses, and a 25% resist bonus is barely less effective than a 37.5% local rep bonus is for local repping. Prima facia, this is clearly overpowered; no one would ever chose the local rep bonus over the resist bonus for their ship.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

gascanu
Bearing Srl.
#790 - 2013-04-17 07:17:17 UTC
Malcanis wrote:
gascanu wrote:
Malcanis wrote:
gascanu wrote:
what's your position regarding the recent CCP "direction" nerffing resistance bonus?


On the whole I'm generally for it; resist bonuses are considerably better than any other tanking bonus. I'm not so sure that it should be applied as a "broad brush" nerf to every single ship with a resist bonus. HICs spring to mind straight away here.

Whilst consistency is a useful principle, it shouldn't be the tail that wags the dog.


i'm sorry you think that way; rof bonuses are better than any other dmg bonunses, should they be nerfed too? then what's next?

no votes from me


RoF bonuses aren't directly comparable to resist bonuses; most importantly, they don't scale in the same way. A local rep bonus can't benefit more than the reps the ship has fitted; resist bonuses benefit total EHP and remote rep bonuses, and a 25% resist bonus is barely less effective than a 37.5% local rep bonus is for local repping. Prima facia, this is clearly overpowered; no one would ever chose the local rep bonus over the resist bonus for their ship.


heh, i think this has more to to with local armor reps being s**t than with anything else; there are allot of shield ships outhere that are using ASB for example;
let me ask you something: is by your logic eagle an overpowerd ship? or sacrilege?
i'm sure all the math there look nice but noone complained about res bonus untill CCP come and say" this is overpowered"; yes ppl complained about some ships with this bonus but that is more of a problem with certain ships and nerfing 40 ships to fix 2 is a very BAD solution in my book;

my point still stands, nerfbat is bad and a benevolent CSM is bad for eve in my opinion, no votes from me,
thx for your time.
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#791 - 2013-04-17 08:29:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Malcanis
gascanu wrote:

let me ask you something: is by your logic eagle an overpowerd ship? or sacrilege?


No, they're both virtually worthless at the moment.

But you must concede that neither of them are terrible because they don't have enough resists. To turn your question around, would you fly either of them if the resist bonus was increased to 6%/level?

I'd trade off the Eagle's resist bonus for a RoF bonus in a heartbeat.

EDIT: And I specifically gave HICs as an example of ships that should keep the resist bonus, since RR scaling is moot for a ship that cant be RR'd whilst it's doing its job. A long range sniper is not such a ship.

It's also worth bearing in mind that the T2 rework has not happened yet. We might well see some ships getting their 5%/level back.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

mynnna
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#792 - 2013-04-17 15:12:18 UTC
gascanu wrote:
my point still stands, nerfbat is bad and a benevolent CSM is bad for eve in my opinion, no votes from me,
thx for your time.


If you think you're going to get a CSM that's always going to be getting up in CCP's face and yelling at them for you when you disagree with a change (because let's be honest here, your opposition to the change is rooted in "I don't like this don't nerf my ships") then you're probably in for a long, sad year.

Member of the Goonswarm Economic Warfare Cabal

Alx Warlord
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#793 - 2013-04-18 03:37:32 UTC
Malcanis, I'm casting one of my votes to you. I hope You defend the POS revamp and the Sov Revamp, if CCP don't save Null-sec.. things will get worst and worst....
Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#794 - 2013-04-18 06:42:19 UTC
Alx Warlord wrote:
if CCP don't save Null-sec.. things will get worst and worst....


Agreed. Fortunately for us both, I believe that the argument has been made there. The job in front of us is to make sure that null gets "saved" in the right way, with an eye on creating a proper niche for the small independent groups as well as making sure that the average joe in the big groups can have more fun than just sitting on a titan or playing Tanks until the next ping to sit on a titan goes out.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Frying Doom
#795 - 2013-04-18 10:43:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Frying Doom
~removed~

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#796 - 2013-04-18 11:05:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Malcanis
I think the CSM:CCP:Player dynamic has evolved considerably from what you think of the "glory days" of CSM 5 & 6. All the evidence is that CCP has dramatically changed their attitude to both the CSM and the players, and that this has been reflected in a change in the way the CSM operates. The CSM and CCP have become much more aligned on the ABC issues that need working on, and the CSM now spends most of its efforts in providing input into whether CCP should do A->B->C, or whether C needs to be rebalanced before A can be worked on or else we'll ruin B as a profession, and so on. The CSM are representing players very construnctively and usefully in this way. And we can measure their success by the result: we've seen a stream of excellent updates and communication from CCP over the last year, and EVE is in the best state it has been for a very long time.

In contrast, you seem to be stuck in the table-pounding 'us-vs-them' adversarial mindset, where the CSM's worth is measured in the drama produced and the media exposure generated, where the idea of the CSM working with CCP is what you call "brown nosing", and "representation" is defined as the CSM ~fearlessly~ opposing CCP. This was absolutely true of CSM5. It will almost certainly be completely wrong for CSM8. We're not interested in table pounding. We're not interested in generating drama. We're interesting in getting the best results.

I will represent the interests of the players to CCP. Your assurance of this is that I am one of the players. I said early on that my motivation for running for election is because I want EVE to be a better game to play, so that when my year is up, I can get back into playing a game that's better than it is now.

If for some bizzarre reason CCP lose their minds and start up again with the insanity of the :18 month: era, then I'll fight them tooth and nail, and with any dirty trick and every rhetorical device that I think might be effective, and I'm pretty sure that all of the other candidates will be doing the same.

But the contingency is remote. I'm very much afraid that you're going to have to cope with another year of CCP making mostly good decisions, mostly doing things that we like and mostly changing things for the better. However, I'll do my best to make sure that you don't have to cope with another year of the CSM working hard on working with CCP, but neglecting their responsibility to communicate that process back to the community.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#797 - 2013-04-18 11:09:24 UTC
My reply above was in response to Flying Doom's question "Do you think it is the CSM's job to represent the players".


I assume he actually meant to ask this of another candidate rather than throw me such an easy softball Blink

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Frying Doom
#798 - 2013-04-18 11:55:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Frying Doom
Malcanis wrote:
My reply above was in response to Flying Doom's question "Do you think it is the CSM's job to represent the players".


I assume he actually meant to ask this of another candidate rather than throw me such an easy softball Blink

No I wrote it in response to a comment in another thread, then decided to remove it from the candidates I had asked.

To be honest the biggest problem CSM 7 faced was lack of communication, transparency and forgetting who they actually work for.

Hopefully we will not have the same problems with CSM 8

As to table bashing, I am not sure of your options there.

I will leave you with a quote from Hans answering a statement of mine

Hans Jagerblitzen wrote:
Frying Doom wrote:
As the CSM is the Voice of the players, don't you think endorsements from players would be more relevant?

This has been CSM7s biggest failing, they forgot who they actually work for.


You really DON'T have a clue as to how this all works, do you. Roll

The minute the CSM fails to be of use to CCP is the minute it ceases to exist. The more practical benefit we provide the company, the longer we preserve our ability to operate and serve as the voice of the people. CSM7 has elevated the status of the institution internally by making ourselves too useful to ignore, and its now up to CSM8 to carry that momentum into their term as well.

Especially with a new EP entering the picture at some point in 2013, its all the more critical that we prove our value to as wide a cross-section of the company as possible. Otherwise, new management may decide that an expensive handful of ragey players that can't channel their energy into anything more constructive than ranting on forums or skype isn't worth the effort.

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!

Malcanis
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#799 - 2013-04-18 12:06:38 UTC
Well it was a quality soapbox opportunity, for which I thank you.

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

Grath Telkin, 11.10.2016

Frying Doom
#800 - 2013-04-18 12:07:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Frying Doom
Apologies on the Edits, I am conflicted at this point. (And very tired)

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!