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Matias Otero for CSM9

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Lukos Mernher
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#121 - 2014-02-20 09:17:53 UTC
7o.

I support this, not just as a noobie, but as someone who strongly believes in the potential for EVE to grow into something that has a lower bar for entry, but maintains it's rigorous and interesting complexities.
Matias Otero
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#122 - 2014-02-20 12:24:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Matias Otero
Petrus Blackshell wrote:
Huh. No criticism yet, so I'll drop in with my bittervet shitshow.

Your platform boils down to a vague starry-eyed "make Eve better". I know being terse in the original announcement is a good thing, but the post doesn't exactly inspire trust in your intentions and qualifications. Having the support of all of BNI is something, but sheer support does not a good CSM make. I did not vote for The Mittani in the past because all the goons voted for him (in fact, I don't very much like Goonswarm). I voted for him because he was very vocal about his views, about specific changes he wanted to see implemented, and he came across as being very stubborn. My views happened to largely align with his, so he seemed like a good vote.

You've got a good start towards some specifics in your Reddit thread, but be careful to not have people write your platform for you. That's the road to disappointment for everyone. You already pretty much have the position in the bag, so you can afford to take some hard, specific stances.

Since I mentioned specifics, I should be specific as well:

  • What is limiting Eve's "audience"? Can you point to any specific game mechanics you would change to broaden the audience?
  • What role do new players have in Eve? What are they entitled to have access to, or obtain with ease? What do they need to work for? How hard do they need to work to get it?
  • How much difference should skill points make so newbies are not stunted by them? How much difference should personal experience arrived at through hours and hours of play make? Or, in other words, what leg-up do you envision longtime players having over new ones?
  • You mention the "spreadsheets in space" aspect as limiting the fun-per-hour. Can you specify some idea(s) on how to eliminate the need for / improve the fun-per-hour of: the overview, local, assets window, market window, corp management? (to give some examples of bad spreadsheet interfaces)
  • You seem to want more "instant sandbox" content, as you mention DayZ and similar. How do you reconcile this with the Eve spirit of "lots of time and effort to get great stuff"? Do you think that aspect of the game needs to go?
  • Addendum to previous question: what do you want to do about nullsec sovereignty/influence, the mother of all "long term grind" mechanics?
  • Can you give some examples of how you'd fix risk/reward in some places commonly reviewed as having that problem? Examples include: off-grid boosts, hisec ganking mechanics, AFK cloaking, FW LP farming, cloak/MWD mechanics, incursions (especially in low/null space), botting/AFKing, "bluesec"/"blue donut".
  • What is your vision of a new player's experience in Eve say... 3 years in the future?


Until you put out more info on what you actually want to do, my vote will continue to lean towards someone with an established reputation and views from a large nullsec alliance.

(For reference of perspective: I am the CEO of a small newbie-friendly lowsec pirate corp in Amarr/Minmatar FW space)


I've noted your questions. I will get down to brass tacks and discuss specific proposals for each and every one pillar further ahead, so don't give me your vote yet. Good questions like these help.
Domanique Altares
Rifterlings
#123 - 2014-02-20 18:24:17 UTC
Matias Otero wrote:

I've noted your questions. I will get down to brass tacks and discuss specific proposals for each and every one pillar further ahead, so don't give me your vote yet. Good questions like these help.


You have Platitudes V trained.

I like that.
Veskrashen
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#124 - 2014-02-21 15:24:34 UTC
Good to see more Low Sec focused CSM candidates, hopefully that will bring more attention to my favorite area of the game.

Matias Otero wrote:
I want to propose changes with EVE's current risk-reward calculations and mechanics to ensure that everyone who is willing to take risks will also be rewarded accordingly.


I wanted to ask for you to expand a bit on this part of your philosophy.

We often hear about "risk vs. reward" from major Nullsec powers, who are dismayed that players can make so much isk in High Sec and FW. Gevlon Goblin (trolltastic as he may be) often points out that nullbears often have high sec or FW alts to make most of their casual isk. And yet, nullsec is always the focus of the increased rewards due to perceived risk - when aside from major fleet battles, there's precious little PvP risk in nullsec. FW space - or lowsec in general - plus highsec see far more kills per day than nearly any nullsec region not currently the target of an invasion. Even wormholes, with their lack of local chat, unpredictable connections, harder NPCs, and highly restricted ship movement are considered less of an "end game" and thus deserving of less attention / reward.

What's your take on risk vs. reward? What kind of risk should be compensated? Is Sov Nullsec actually safer than high sec and low sec, and should it be rewarded less as a result? If logistical difficulty is a factor, how does the prevalence of jump capable logistics networks that allow you to bypass all the traditional chokepoints and risks of travel out to the hinterlands of nullsec?

We Gallente have a saying: "CCP created the Gallente Militia to train the Fighters..."

Subsparx
Crimson Serpent Syndicate
#125 - 2014-02-21 23:42:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Subsparx
Your candidacy has been featured on FactionWarfare.com. Good luck Matias, sounds like you already have it in the bag though and I'm loving the focus you have. Can't wait to hear what kinds of changes you want to implement.

http://www.factionwarfare.com/csm-spotlight-matiasotero/

CEO of Crimson Serpent Syndicate - www.crimsonserpent.com

Chairman of Heiian Conglomerate - www.heiian.com

Owner of FWC - www.factionwarfare.com

Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#126 - 2014-02-21 23:47:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Petrus Blackshell
Subsparx wrote:
You're candidacy has been featured on FactionWarfare.com. Good luck Matias, sounds like you already have it in the bag though and I'm loving the focus you have. Can't wait to hear what kinds of changes you want to implement.

http://www.factionwarfare.com/csm-spotlight-matiasotero/

Your probably gonna want to improve you're grammar, especially if your going to put you're endorsement out for press stuff.

Accidentally The Whole Frigate - For-newbies blog (currently on pause)

Subsparx
Crimson Serpent Syndicate
#127 - 2014-02-21 23:56:32 UTC  |  Edited by: Subsparx
Petrus Blackshell wrote:
Subsparx wrote:
You're candidacy has been featured on FactionWarfare.com. Good luck Matias, sounds like you already have it in the bag though and I'm loving the focus you have. Can't wait to hear what kinds of changes you want to implement.

http://www.factionwarfare.com/csm-spotlight-matiasotero/

Your probably gonna want to improve you're grammar, especially if your going to put you're endorsement out for press stuff.


Haha, thanks for catching that. Don't have time to proofread things that well when I'm at work.

CEO of Crimson Serpent Syndicate - www.crimsonserpent.com

Chairman of Heiian Conglomerate - www.heiian.com

Owner of FWC - www.factionwarfare.com

Siege Torpedo
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#128 - 2014-02-22 04:32:41 UTC
You have my dual-tanked railgun fit rupture. 7o
Ali Aras
Nobody in Local
Of Sound Mind
#129 - 2014-02-23 05:18:23 UTC
Driveby to say that I'm excited Matias is running, and I'll I'm sure be posting here with more questions and words later on.

For now, if you haven't heard it, his appearance on Declarations of War almost a year ago (somewhat before I joined the cast) is a good listen for anyone thinking about newbro life in EVE.

http://warp-to-sun.tumblr.com -- my blog

Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#130 - 2014-02-25 04:46:04 UTC
Where do you think the tutorial goes wrong? If CCP asked you for three (only three!) things you would have them change, what would you suggest to them?

Proud founder and member of the Belligerent Desirables.

I voted in CSM X!

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#131 - 2014-02-25 17:29:13 UTC
Hi Matias! Questions here.

On #3. So-- how exactly do you plan on shifting reward to risk? How exactly do you feel it breaks down right now? How does this interface with nullsec and highsec space? Moons? Coalitions? And how do you plan to increase PvP presence in various forms of industry, which you currently indicate lacks player intervention?

This could be an amazing thing, or it could be a giant red flag in the 'my way to play is the way to play, so we need to buff it' sense. So-- have you expanded on this?

Sorry if this was answered before-- I'm at work, and didn't have enough time to dig through the wall of 7o. :/

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Firefly Vape
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#132 - 2014-02-25 19:10:01 UTC
7o
Thomas Markov
Dropbears Anonymous
Brave Collective
#133 - 2014-02-25 19:10:20 UTC
7o!
Hitomi Chent-Shi
Doomheim
#134 - 2014-02-25 19:11:01 UTC
7o
John Smith3
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#135 - 2014-02-25 19:12:29 UTC
7o
Kadon Beir
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#136 - 2014-02-25 19:12:59 UTC
7o
Krister Nikolai Pedersen
Doomheim
#137 - 2014-02-25 19:13:02 UTC
7o We need this!
Pile king
Shadow Corp Inc.
#138 - 2014-02-25 19:13:59 UTC
7o ! We Need This
Chieko Kaede
Brave Newbies Inc.
Brave Collective
#139 - 2014-02-25 19:16:07 UTC
7o
Dreeken
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#140 - 2014-02-25 21:34:07 UTC
7o

Not to just follow everyone else but after being in Brave for awhile I do look forward to seeing what you can do!