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Mr Hyde - CSM XI

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Mr Hyde113
#1 - 2015-12-21 23:00:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Mr Hyde113

My name is Mr Hyde, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for CSM XI.


I have been playing EVE since 2005 and for the better part of those 10 years.

Over this time I have dabbled in many aspects of the game, but have always had an underlying focus and passion for PVP. My corporation history has been long and varied, and I have flown with notable groups from INFOD in the ancient past, to Rooks & Kings, to Black Legion, and more recently joined Pandemic Legion. I have always maintained friendships with players from my long time in this game, regardless of corp/alliance or politics.

Although my main focus in the game for the past year or so has been Solo PVP, I have had extensive PVP experience in many other forms of combat in everything from Triage/Logistics to Dreads to Subcaps.

I produce Solo PVP videos and streams for my Youtube and Twitch channels, which I try to make entertaining and educational. One of my favorite aspects of this is helping players (new and old) with solo/small gang pvp, whether that means chatting about strategy/tactics in my in-game channel, or helping players with fittings by evemail. I have found it to be a really rewarding experience, both in improving my own piloting, as well as connecting with the community.

I have never considered running for CSM before, but feel that the game is at important stage in its continued development. If CCP still sees value in consulting with a group like the CSM, I would be honored to participate and lend my experience to the process.

I believe my long experience in the game, gives me a unique perspective as a candidate, since I have seen the evolution of EVE over my 10+ years playing and know what works and what doesn't.


I want to first and foremost serve as a consultant for CCP on the issues they wish to receive feedback on.

I will not serve as a lobbyist for any group/alliance, and place the betterment of the game as my highest priority.

Although my personal opinions on balance & mechanics are varied, I always strive to balance sensibility and consistency.

Although balance is an active and ongoing process, we should try to make sure innovation does not lead to oppression.

Diversity and meaningful choices in the game are key.

PVP needs to be accessible to new players but also needs to maintain the depth necessary to challenge veterans.

CCP has a wonderful vision for the game, but oftentimes needs the help of the players in executing that vision.

Feedback and communication from and with the community, especially from active forums such as /r/EVE, is paramount to a transparent and accountable CSM.


I am a long-time EVE Player, active Solo-PVPer and videomaker, and hope you will give me your consideration for CSM XI.


Please feel free to reach me with questions/suggestions/concerns in this thread, by eve-mail, or by twitter.

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Thank you,

-Mr Hyde
Mr Hyde113
#2 - 2015-12-21 23:01:26 UTC  |  Edited by: Mr Hyde113
I don't want to make unrealistic promises like "I'll change XYZ or add ABC" if elected, so I provided you with some of my guiding principles in the OP.

If you have specific issues you would like to hear my thoughts on, please leave a reply in the thread below and I'll do my best to respond so you can get an idea of what kind of candidate I am.
Republic Military School
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2015-12-21 23:08:26 UTC
Hyde has my official endorsement.

He's a good man, with big dreams. He can make EVE a better place.

Dirt 'n' Glitter
Local Is Primary
#4 - 2015-12-21 23:24:58 UTC
+1 Hyde is the best
Jayne Fillon
#5 - 2015-12-21 23:31:48 UTC

Can't shoot blues if you don't have any. Long Live NPSI.

Frikkin' Lasers
All Cats Are Beautiful
#6 - 2015-12-21 23:41:26 UTC
good luck mate
Virion Stoneshard
Spectre Fleet Ltd.
#7 - 2015-12-21 23:59:55 UTC
Definitely hope you get in. I'm fairly certain It'd be a good thing.
Oberus MacKenzie
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#8 - 2015-12-22 00:01:36 UTC
A candidate I actually want to vote for. Refreshing.

Cain Atticus
Center for Advanced Studies
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2015-12-22 00:02:11 UTC
+1. Hyde has always had an very interesting perspective of the game and would make a good addition to a council.

Rest in Peace Frigates and ECM
IChooseYou Holdings
#10 - 2015-12-22 00:02:46 UTC
+1 How do I vote?
Liam Inkuras
Boundary Experts
#11 - 2015-12-22 00:07:18 UTC
What is your opinion on the popular F R I G A T E conspiracy surrounding CCP?

I wear my goggles at night.

Any spelling/grammatical errors come complimentary with my typing on a phone

#12 - 2015-12-22 00:18:21 UTC
Rothar Luke
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#13 - 2015-12-22 00:18:26 UTC
+2 for Hyde.
Jathen Codexus
The Pendragyn Chapter
#14 - 2015-12-22 00:39:52 UTC
+1 And suddenly I feel inclined to actually cast a CSM ballot.
Dark Venture Corporation
Kitchen Sinkhole
#15 - 2015-12-22 00:46:44 UTC
+1 as long as you standby your ecm hate!
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#16 - 2015-12-22 00:56:17 UTC
Verge of Collapse
#17 - 2015-12-22 01:07:37 UTC
1 vote = 1 bring back skynet
Enei Etha
Props On ... Props Off
#18 - 2015-12-22 01:26:50 UTC
Vote confirmed.
Nick Jacob
Head Shooter Team inc..
#19 - 2015-12-22 01:49:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Nick Jacob

You have the support of IHST!


For the Battleships!
Blinky Jimmy
#20 - 2015-12-22 01:51:42 UTC
Please be more specific about your platform. It sounds to me like what you are saying is "Balance for Balance's sake must be maintained". Do you want to change the small ship meta, as evidenced by your stated dislike of frigates? You are regularly seen flying larger ships; do you want to buff these? How so? You say also PvP should be accessible to new players; how do you intend to accomplish that?
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