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The Xander Phoena Sessions - CSM 8 Candidate Interviews

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Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#81 - 2013-03-28 01:17:54 UTC
The twenty-seventh individual to be taken to task is the RvB legend that is Mangala Solaris

http://c-z.me/csm8mangalasolaris

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#82 - 2013-03-28 01:48:08 UTC
The twenty-eighth candidate to be interviewed by me is none other than Editor of Eve News 24, Riverini

http://c-z.me/csm8riverini

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#83 - 2013-03-28 21:44:54 UTC
Number twenty-nine is up and this time round we have Provi-bloc candidate, Corebloodbrothers

http://c-z.me/csm8corebloodbrothers

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#84 - 2013-03-29 00:41:41 UTC
And here we have number thirty and it is none other than Pandemic Legion FC, Sala Cameron

http://c-z.me/csm8salacameron

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#85 - 2013-03-29 00:56:40 UTC
The thirty-first individual to be taken to task is Fatal Ascension candidate Artctura

http://c-z.me/csm8artctura

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#86 - 2013-03-30 00:07:47 UTC
Number thirty-two is up and this time it's (an incredibly underprepared) Sgurd Battersea

http://c-z.me/csm8sgurdbattersea

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#87 - 2013-03-30 00:26:21 UTC
And the thirty-third candidate to sit down for a Xander Phoena is none other than TEST's second candidate, Awol Aurix

http://c-z.me/csm8awolaurix

www.crossingzebras.com

Caleb Ayrania
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#88 - 2013-03-30 00:32:41 UTC
Damn your podcast is awesome. Its like watching Hardtalk on TV. Any chance you will ever expand onto a video format for the shows?

The current field makes me sad I didnt put my name in there for a chance for a "real" CSM seat.
Frying Doom
#89 - 2013-03-30 03:32:41 UTC
I have never listened to one of your pod casts before and I just listened to number 25, I will admit that was as funny as hell.

Thanks

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

Snow Axe
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#90 - 2013-03-30 05:51:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Snow Axe
Sgurd Battersea is the most amazing candidate ever. He doesn't know or care anything about the CSM and is completely unapologetic about it. He's taking the Darius III angle in an entirely new direction and it's absolutely glorious. If trolls get rated out of 10, Sgurd gets 95/10.

Also, trolling part aside, do you know how refreshing it is to hear a highsec pubbie NOT invent an opinion on sov or tech without knowing anything about it?

"Look any reason why you need to talk like that? I have now reported you. I dont need to listen to your bad tone. If you cant have a grown up conversation then leave the thread["

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#91 - 2013-03-30 19:29:17 UTC
Frying Doom wrote:
I have never listened to one of your pod casts before and I just listened to number 25, I will admit that was as funny as hell.

Thanks


Glad you enjoyed it Doom. You should consider checking out some of the others!

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#92 - 2013-03-30 19:29:49 UTC
Caleb Ayrania wrote:
Damn your podcast is awesome. Its like watching Hardtalk on TV. Any chance you will ever expand onto a video format for the shows?

The current field makes me sad I didnt put my name in there for a chance for a "real" CSM seat.


Thanks for the feedback Caleb. They've been a lot of work but I think the community have enjoyed them.

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#93 - 2013-03-31 00:42:36 UTC
The thirty-fourth guy to take me up on the offer of an interview is none other than Corp Diplomatique candidate, Kaleb Rysode

http://c-z.me/csm8kalebrysode

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#94 - 2013-04-01 19:44:07 UTC
The thirty-fifth guy up is Apricot Baby and this one is a little different... Hope you all enjoy it

http://c-z.me/csm8apricotbaby

www.crossingzebras.com

Caleb Ayrania
TarNec
Invisible Exchequer
#95 - 2013-04-01 19:53:06 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:
The thirty-fifth guy up is Apricot Baby and this one is a little different... Hope you all enjoy it

http://c-z.me/csm8apricotbaby


Impressive that you would even waste time and space on that thing..


Eagerly awaiting the dev interview tonight !
Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#96 - 2013-04-01 23:22:55 UTC
The 36th and (probably) final interview was supposed to be Grand Admiral Simo-Hayha tonight. I had arranged with Simo to interview him at a time suitable for him around 20 minutes ago at 2300 Eve on 1st April. As such, I had spent the hours as I have done with every candidate preparing my interview so I was ready for him. Simo did not show up for the interview at 2300 so by 2305, I jumped onto the client to see if he was around. He explained to me at 2310 that he did not have a microphone and would not be able to conduct the interview. This is 10 past midnight local time when I would have loved to have been in bed. Especially seeing as I am about to head back offshore away from my family for two weeks tomorrow.

It may be worth considering this information when it comes to election day.

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#97 - 2013-04-02 00:02:09 UTC
It seems somehow fitting that (probably) the last person I interview as part of this project is the CCP representative for the CSM, CCP Dolan. While some aspects of the election have went very well, other parts of the process haven't run so smoothly.

http://c-z.me/csm8ccpdolan

Dolan sat down to go over some of the key issues from the CSM8 elections including the following questions:

Why such a short gap between announcing the new election process and voting system and the primary itself?
Why are we still in a situation where so many of the playerbase don't know what the CSM is and what do CCP plan on doing about it?
Are there any fears that the complicated new voting system may cause voting numbers to drop?
What are the differences between what the CSM does and the public perception of what the CSM does?
What is the outcome of the 'false positive' endorsement situation?
What do you say to those who believe the primary and the STV voting system favour organised nullsec blocs?
What is the situation with Fon Revedhort?
Why does CSM8 have the lowest number of candidates from any CSM in history?
Has CSM7 done a good job in your eyes?
What is situation currently with the Dust War Council?



I want to thank Dolan for being frank, open and honest with me during this interview. It was the perfect way to end a long but fun project to try and get as many CSM candidates directly to the Crossing Zebras listeners. I'll write up a proper retrospective on the project tomorrow but for now I want to thank everyone who has took part in the project - those who were interviewed, those who have listened and those who offered encouragement.

www.crossingzebras.com

Xander Phoena
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#98 - 2013-04-02 21:22:35 UTC
Well, it's all done and dusted now so I'm officially calling the Crossing Zebras CSM8 Election Interviews 'complete'. I pulled together some thoughts on how the project went overall. You can have a read here

http://c-z.me/csm8arestrospective

Thanks to everyone of you who offered some feedback during this project, positive or negative. It meant a lot.

www.crossingzebras.com

None ofthe Above
#99 - 2013-04-02 22:20:19 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:
Well, it's all done and dusted now so I'm officially calling the Crossing Zebras CSM8 Election Interviews 'complete'. I pulled together some thoughts on how the project went overall. You can have a read here

http://c-z.me/csm8arestrospective

Thanks to everyone of you who offered some feedback during this project, positive or negative. It meant a lot.


Great job. I've listened to almost all of them. (Some not all the way through I have to admit. Not your fault, just gave up on the candidates in those cases.)

Extremely useful and highly recommended.

Several of them changed my mind and directly affected my votes. Job well done.

Thank you very much for the effort.

The only end-game content in EVE Online is the crap that makes you rage quit.

Karl Hobb
Imperial Margarine
#100 - 2013-04-02 22:54:29 UTC
Xander Phoena wrote:
Well, it's all done and dusted now so I'm officially calling the Crossing Zebras CSM8 Election Interviews 'complete'.

Xander, excellent work, thank you for taking this time to help out for the community.

A professional astro-bastard was not available so they sent me.