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Aiwha for CSM XI

Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#1 - 2015-12-21 21:23:05 UTC
Some of you might remember me from last year, most probably don't care; I care, I care a lot. That's why I want to join the CSM, because I care about the game and want to squeeze as much entertainment and life as possible out of it, regardless of how badly CCP wants to kill all the fun.

For those who do not know me, I'm a seven year bittervet of EVE online. In my time, I've done a little bit of everything, Sovnull, WH's, Highec living, FW, ect. You name it, I've probably at least TRIED it. I think this gives me good insight into what the less space-famous pilots think of the game and want from EVE.

Here is a link to my thread last year if you want to give it a once over, but I'll be covering all the relevant changes to my platform here.


MOAR STRUCTURES! Oh wait, CCP is doing that! Well in that case, NOT **** STRUCTURES. I want these new structures to be as awesome as CCP has made them sound.

MOAR STATION*!*wrecks They did this too. 2/2 CCP. We think so alike.

REMOVE KEBLOB! They, uh... Sort of did that too. I'll give it a 2.5/3 since balancing small gang vs. blobfleet tactics is difficult.

BUFF BLOPS! This is the one thing that has not changed. Blops still only get a 50% reduction in jump fatigue, which coupled with their lowered range, still leaves them a pale shadow of their dark and scary shadow selves. While blops pilots have adjusted to Pheobe mechanics, I still want to find a better medium between pre-pheobe freedom blops enjoyed, and the current hobbled state. I'd consider this my primary issue this year.


MORE NEWBIES! I still think this is an issue. Low end WH's need to be played up in advertising, and the new player experience.

MORE MOVEMENT! I think this has even gotten worse in the past year, especially in high end WH's. Renters are rampant and the current power blocs resemble pre fozzie-sov null entities more than the nomadic groups of the past. The addition of citadels will certainly shake up how WH wars are fought, but destabilizing the renting empires needs to be looked at more seriously.


PI REWORK! Still so much clicking. Seriously, even just letting us "save" PI setups and copy paste them from planet to planet would be amazing.


MINING Even worse than EVE:Offline, because you actually have to sit there and watch it.


Highsec is still pretty balanced. Wardec mechanics could use some looking at to push more pvp and less station humping.


Faction dreads! I still want these. We're getting cap neuts with the cap re-balance too!

The capital re-balance is coming, and the months after it are going to require a lot of feedback from players. I am REALLY excited for the changes, and support anything that makes supers kill-able, and dreads/carriers more usable.

Before I wrap this up, lets talk about the elephant in the room. CSM X. CSM X has had some hiccups this year, resignations, AFG's... I would like to reassure everybody that I intend to be active, and vocal if elected to the CSM, and if for some reason I am unable to do so (which is really, REALLY unlikely unless I drop dead), I will hand in a timely resignation so that other more active people can continue to provide player feedback to CCP.

In closing, as I said last year, EVE MAIL ME. Tell me what you want, because that's the most important part of the CSM. Having a large stream of input from other players to present to CCP.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2015-12-23 13:23:45 UTC
I'd like to add a point that has been popping up recently. Hictors. Hictors are awesome, and recently, a little too awesome. While I love the fear that my 40k scramble strikes into the hearts for Orthus pilots, the range is a little out of hand. I see a couple options for hictor balancing. For the scramble infinite point, CCP can either have it act like a bubble, and turn off all propulsion mods and severely gimp your speed, or they can split the script into a 40k long point, and say 15-20k short point. Personally, I like the former idea just because it fits the "feel" of an interdiction cruiser.

Also, to go along with nerfing the hictors new found range, I'd like to see more scripts added to give hictors additional functionality besides just bubbles and super tackle. I would like to see scripts to add things like mobile cyno inhibitor fields, scan inhibitors, and maybe even AOE stasis webbing after the supercaps get their new EWAR systems tinkered into pseudobalance.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

StupidGenius Charante
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2016-01-22 13:12:25 UTC
Finally available, the interview recorded by CSM Watch for the CSM 11 election coverage: Aiwha interview

Enjoy !
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#4 - 2016-01-22 20:10:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Aiwha
Just to clarify something, /u/stainguy on reddit managed to put into word what I tried to blather about.

Although my argument would be "Don't allows SP transfers because character history matters" But eh, its happening whether I like it or not.

Thanks again for letting me voice my thoughts guys.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Alphea Abbra
Project Promethion
#5 - 2016-01-23 01:35:04 UTC
Two very important questions before I seriously can consider voting for you:
- Do you have a Titan,
- Will you do a Progod with it?

And one silly:
- The past CSM's have shown that people with an agenda are unlikely to push through that agenda. Though your agenda sounds nice, and CCP seems to be on some of the same pages, you're unlikely to get the chance to actually push your list through any Congress-like "CSM committee". In the likely instance where CCP is focusing on stuff that isn't on your list, and ignores any attempt of yours' to bring up your list, who could you see going to for more indepth advice about specific playstyles, problems or areas?
In short, where would you go look for your experts and constituents?
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#6 - 2016-01-23 02:07:40 UTC
No, I had a super for awhile, but that was terrible and I hated it so I sold it.

While the CSM does have CCP's ear to a certain degree, it is much more about CCP bouncing ideas off them than the CSM bouncing ideas off CCP. Now while I have a pretty good grasp on how to nullsec (plus, I know a few guys who do even better) Things like FW and WH's I would want to reach out as much as I am allowed to in order to better respond to CCP's presentations. Like DNG for FW, or some of the Quasernocks guys for the latest in WH life. I feel like it really depends on what CCP is having the CSM examine at that point in time.

I'm trying to be an all around candidate that people feel comfortable just firing questions or opinions at. So for a short answer, I know where the experts are, but constitutions are gonna have to come to me with their input.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Gyn Steel
Into the Ether
#7 - 2016-01-25 07:52:31 UTC
You know you have my vote Aiwha <3

Ps: I miss you....Call me maybe?
Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#8 - 2016-02-12 02:39:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Scipio Artelius
Here you say that highsec is pretty balanced, but that you want to be on the CSM to squeeze as much entertainment out of the game as possible, regardless of how badly CCP want to kill all the fun.

Yet, in the damage control thread you are all in the face of people that see how those changes might affect entertainment for many people.

How can you expect anyone to vote for you when your words there don't appear to match what you claim here?

Additionally, is the current arguing in the other thread how you plan to collaborate/communicate with CCP and other members of the CSM if you don't agree with them?
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#9 - 2016-02-12 02:51:17 UTC
It was only a matter of time till the crying came here.

Highsec is pretty balanced, but that doesn't magically transform into "DONT CHANGE ANYTHING". Freighters are going to require more effort to gank, and with current bump mechanics, gankers have all the time in the world to do that. Your opinion is noted. Its not going to change mine.

As for the "level of discourse" I'm expecting CCP and the CSM to be less QQ more "this is a problem I propose X". I'm not going to pretend to be polite to people who have no intention of being constructive.

Please don't branch that debate into here because ISD is going to prune it out, and then you'll complain that I'm "censoring" you.

(ISD? please leave that post alone)

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Scipio Artelius
The Vendunari
End of Life
#10 - 2016-02-12 04:00:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Scipio Artelius
What crying? I use webs with my Freighter alt, so the change will have no effect on me.

That's not what I'm interested in. With 50 candidates for the CSM, making an informed decision about who to vote for is important for anyone that values voting for good people.

So the other thread is irrelevant now as the response here seems to provide all the information I needed. There are 49 other candidates out there not accusing someone of crying for simply asking an important question about approach to consultation and communication and many who's statements in their CSM thread are consistent with what they say elsewhere.
Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#11 - 2016-02-12 04:11:49 UTC
I use web alts too when I have to hit highsec. Most freighter pilots do, and those that don't I suggest they adopt the practice.

I won't ignore whining, but I won't pretend it isn't whining just to make somebody feel good. I want whats best for the game, not what's best for a loud minority. Use your vote to better EVE how you see fit, not to make a statement on an internet argument.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.

Infinite Point
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#12 - 2016-03-03 20:02:01 UTC
I owe my five supporters an apology. While talking with CCP about proper ID, I apparently replied to my own emails rather than sending them to CCP. So CCP never got my ID, and I was not put on the ballot. Goddamn it google, why is your interface stupid.

My bad. I'll be back next year though assuming we don't all die in a fire.

Sanity is fun leaving the body.