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The Judge for CSM XII

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The Judge
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2017-02-06 21:49:01 UTC  |  Edited by: The Judge
My name is The Judge and I am proud (and excited) to announce my candidacy for CSM 12.

Who am I?

I am The Judge, Judge or TJ. I am one of the 4 Permanent Attendees from CSM 11, and the only person to ever hold true perfect attendance in a CSM term. That isn't easy coming from Melbourne, Australia and playing in the AUTZ!

While I have rolled many characters and been known by many names since late 2003, I have been playing EVE full time since 2008. I strongly believe what makes EVE unique in a ever changing universe is the community that shapes and guides the universe we all take part in every time we open up the launcher and log in. EVE is a massive game fueled by the experiences of its players. It is you, the player, that I would like to represent for another year on CSM 12.

I am currently a member of the leadership team for the alliance Circle-Of-Two. I am also a proud member of the Circle-Of-Two Alliance Tournament team. I have lived for large amounts of time Null, High and Low security space. I like to think I have my ear to the ground on the issues facing pilots from all over New Eden. I come to you not only as a candidate for Nullsec, but as a person who wants nothing more than to see EVE continue to succeed, evolve and grow.

Why should you vote for me?

My platform is quite simple. I want to continue to be the person you can voice your concerns and issues to. I want to make sure that every every concern that the EVE community has makes it to CCP and the rest of the CSM. CSM 11 has shown that with mutual respect between the CSM and CCP we can work together to bring EVE to a better place.

CSM 11 has been arguably the most successful CSM for both CCP and the CSM as an institution. We, as a group, have pushed through the negativity and distrust from the start of our term to bring the CCP-CSM working relationship into a better place than its ever been. This is in no small part due to the personalities of CSM 11. This is why I support the reelection of my fellow CSM 11 members who have decided to rerun.

With the change bringing the total number of CSM members down to 10 it's more important than ever to vote for the candidates you would like to see continue moving the CSM forward. Lowering the total members means bloc votes can only bring a candidate so far. Be an informed voter. People who promise you the moon are more often than not pandering to the masses. The CSM is a representative body for the playerbase, not something that can force the hand of CCP or bully developers. If you want to help EVE continue in an upward trend, please consider voting for either CSM 11 members or candidates who understand the function of the CSM. I will continue to be a staunch advocate for the playerbase and the CSM. This is why you should vote for me and the rest of CSM 11.

Closing remarks

How can you contact me?
Twitter: @_TheJudge
Ingame: Mail or convo The Judge
Skype: TheJudgeEVE
Reddit: _thejudge

In closing, I urge you to vote when the time comes, but be an informed voter. There are lots of candidates that promise you fixes or changes to your style of gameplay, and in all honesty, that's not something the CSM has control over. We are a sounding board, a focus group, consultants... not elected junior developers. The CSM needs mature people who can talk and act professionally in a business environment. I hope you find me worthy of your vote to again represent our amazing and unique community. Thank you.

CSM XII Member and CSM XI Permanent Attendee

Diplomat for Circle-Of-Two

@_TheJudge on Twitter

thejudge@csm.eve.com

The Judge
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2017-02-06 21:49:09 UTC
Reserved.

CSM XII Member and CSM XI Permanent Attendee

Diplomat for Circle-Of-Two

@_TheJudge on Twitter

thejudge@csm.eve.com

Smack Talk
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#3 - 2017-02-06 22:01:24 UTC
You've definitely got my vote again Judge.
Metalloid
Totally Into Spaceships
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#4 - 2017-02-06 22:26:17 UTC
One of the most down to earth people I know.
The Judge has made good on all the promises he made during the last election. He said regardless of the cost, he would do his best to get our voice heard.
He has made many sacrifices in game, and in real life to ensure that he has represented us, the players, to the best of his ability.
A truly hard working individual.
As EVE online players, we could not have a better person representing us, and working to make this game we love continue to develop and improve in conjunction with CCP.

The Judge will have my vote.
Valkyrie Freya
Capital Fusion.
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#5 - 2017-02-06 22:36:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Valkyrie Freya
The Judge is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled players in Eve. His input will be based on what's best for the game, not his personal or alliance interest.

I will vote for you
Sullen Decimus
Polaris Rising
The Bastion
#6 - 2017-02-06 22:51:00 UTC
In game politics should not dictate or direct the decisions as to who is elected. Judge wants what is best for the game as do I and that is what is most important. CSM XI was the first in a new decade and generation of electees who brought the relationship of CSM closer than it has ever been with CCP. Anyone who continues that is worth my vote. I support The Judge.

CSM XI Member

Twitter: Sullen_Decimus

Tweetfleet: @sullen_decimus

Space McCool
THORN Syndicate
#7 - 2017-02-07 00:19:59 UTC
This man is certainly one of the top three judges I know off, along with both Judy and Dredd.
Otto Bismarck
Van Diemen's Demise
Northern Coalition.
#8 - 2017-02-07 10:50:34 UTC
I would like to also endorse Judge. Every time I have poked him with a complaint / question / suggestion he has it onboard and either come back to me with an answer, or even just a sympathetic ear. I feel that he has the best intentions and best actions at heart for the game.


I am going to ask the same questions as I asked Fawlty7


1) How do you feel about Timezone Tanking and what can be done to address this (if you think its bad)
2) How do you feel about 'Tanking til DT'


Best of luck with your re-election campaign mate.

Twitter: @ottobismarckEVE

EVE Down Under - a community for players in the AUTZ

In-game channel: evedownunder

Twitter: @evedownunder

https://www.facebook.com/evedownunder

The Judge
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#9 - 2017-02-08 06:25:52 UTC
Otto Bismarck wrote:
I would like to also endorse Judge. Every time I have poked him with a complaint / question / suggestion he has it onboard and either come back to me with an answer, or even just a sympathetic ear. I feel that he has the best intentions and best actions at heart for the game.


I am going to ask the same questions as I asked Fawlty7


1) How do you feel about Timezone Tanking and what can be done to address this (if you think its bad)
2) How do you feel about 'Tanking til DT'


Best of luck with your re-election campaign mate.


In a perfect world we wouldn't need downtime at all. Obviously this would be the outcome I'd like to see the game move towards, and something CCP has expressed interest with in the past. It is arguably the most elegant solution to the "get out of jail free" nature of downtime mechanics.

If you are talking about structure (more importantly, sov) timers that is a bit of a different issue. Within the confines of the current mechanics I don't see an easy fix. But more importantly, it's not for the CSM to find a fix. CSM members point out the issue and then it's on CCP to either a) agree there is a problem and think about a fix or b) disagree and take no action. I've brought up the overall issue of timezone fragmentation with CCP though, so developers are aware, if that makes you feel better.

CSM XII Member and CSM XI Permanent Attendee

Diplomat for Circle-Of-Two

@_TheJudge on Twitter

thejudge@csm.eve.com

Jin'taan
Pentag Blade
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#10 - 2017-02-08 14:09:08 UTC
The Judge has been a constant and consistent force within the CSM, for both productivity, and also for outside communication. His attendance at meetings is an indicator of the lengths he's willing to go, and how dedicated he is to the CSM. I cannot recommend him for those who look for communication and responsibility in their CSM members enough, and he will be high on my ballot.
Aram Kachaturian
Aram Pleasure Hub Holding
#11 - 2017-02-08 16:23:31 UTC
Sullen Decimus wrote:
In game politics should not dictate or direct the decisions as to who is elected. Judge wants what is best for the game as do I and that is what is most important. CSM XI was the first in a new decade and generation of electees who brought the relationship of CSM closer than it has ever been with CCP. Anyone who continues that is worth my vote. I support The Judge.


Jin'taan wrote:
The Judge has been a constant and consistent force within the CSM, for both productivity, and also for outside communication. His attendance at meetings is an indicator of the lengths he's willing to go, and how dedicated he is to the CSM. I cannot recommend him for those who look for communication and responsibility in their CSM members enough, and he will be high on my ballot.


CSM members circlejerking.

NPC Agent Tier portrait, generic #19092 plateform, no flavor, named himself "The Judge".

Embarassing candidacy.

Servant of the Secret League, Wielder of the Monocle Clubhouse Flame.

Jin'taan
Pentag Blade
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#12 - 2017-02-08 17:02:19 UTC
Aram Kachaturian wrote:

CSM members circlejerking.


TIL speaking from experience in working with someone is circle jerking.
Utari Onzo
Pentag Blade
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#13 - 2017-02-08 19:54:24 UTC
How do you intend to continue your work in outside communication, Judge?

Do you have any new ideas on ways of gathering feedback and disseminating it to CCP, or do you think the tried and true methods of townhalls, threads and direct contact work?

You say the relationship is in a better place, how specifically would you use that this year if re-elected to improve your feedback? Could you give us a bit of an 'in an ideal world' example to elaborate?

"Face the enemy as a solid wall For faith is your armor And through it, the enemy will find no breach Wrap your arms around the enemy For faith is your fire And with it, burn away his evil"

Enora Naari
Serenity Engineering and Transport Company
Mordus Angels
#14 - 2017-02-08 21:22:46 UTC
You've got my vote! Big smile
ElPlaga
Titans of Doom
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#15 - 2017-02-10 21:37:54 UTC
You get my Vote, the only true CSM
The Judge
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#16 - 2017-02-11 11:28:44 UTC
Utari Onzo wrote:
How do you intend to continue your work in outside communication, Judge?

Do you have any new ideas on ways of gathering feedback and disseminating it to CCP, or do you think the tried and true methods of townhalls, threads and direct contact work?

You say the relationship is in a better place, how specifically would you use that this year if re-elected to improve your feedback? Could you give us a bit of an 'in an ideal world' example to elaborate?


I think we've struck a good balance with townhalls and direct contact (be it contacting subsections of the community directly or being contacted by the public) and I'd like to continue those moving forward... there is always room for improvement. I'd probably like to see townhalls used more than just pre-summit too. I did put together a nullsec focus group before the first summit, consisting of leadership and FC's from all over nullsec (I think we ended up with around 30 people). I believe we did get a lot of useful information and pain points to bring to CCP out of that focus group, but I'm not convinced its the best way of collecting information. Townhalls collect roughly the same information in a much more effective and immediate way.

I can't say this enough. CSM XI has taken the damaged relationship we started with and with help from CCP transformed it into a fruitful cohabitation of sorts. There were devs who had been burnt by previous experiences which didn't want to talk to the CSM for many months (which is completely understandable) and we were able to both integrate ourselves into their work and integrate them back into the CSM as an institution. This speaks more (and highly) about the personalities of CSM XI members than anything else.

Being able to continue this relationship and help the next wave of CSM's acquaint themselves with the very complicated world that is CCP, while continuing the current workload with as little downtime as possible, is something I strongly believe is important. The perfect example is Steve Ronuken who cut down what I would estimate as 3 months of catch up at the start of our term into a few weeks. The shorter the catch up period the more work a CSM group can do with their term.

Other than that, showing up to every meeting CCP has called or scheduled has shown me the use of doing just that. While not all meetings will have a lot to talk about, some are vitally important, and you never know when those will pop up. I don't think anyone could argue my commitment to the CSM, CCP or the community with how much time and effort I've put in over the last year. I want to continue doing all of this for the betterment of the game and the community. Hopefully this helps make me worthy of your vote.

CSM XII Member and CSM XI Permanent Attendee

Diplomat for Circle-Of-Two

@_TheJudge on Twitter

thejudge@csm.eve.com

Bam Stroker
Van Diemen's Demise
Northern Coalition.
#17 - 2017-02-11 14:23:20 UTC
While in recent years there's been several CSM representatives hailing from the AUTZ, I don't think I've met one who has been as proactive when it comes to seeking input from the community and promoting the CSM and what it can accomplish.

His work ethic is clear from his perfect attendance in CSM meetings and his willingness to listen and advance the players' concerns to CCP has been demonstrated. I think The Judge has earned a second term.

EVE Down Under - a community for players in the AUTZ

In-game channel: evedownunder // Twitter: @evedownunder

https://www.facebook.com/evedownunder

Apothne
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
#18 - 2017-02-12 05:19:29 UTC
I will be voting for the Judge, you should too.
Dran Arcana
Dreddit
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#19 - 2017-02-18 04:09:51 UTC
<3 judge

your friends,

TEST
InSTiiNK Loutte
Pain and pleasur
DARKNESS.
#20 - 2017-02-23 15:41:30 UTC  |  Edited by: InSTiiNK Loutte
First off, I've known The Judge for years now.
As far as I remember, he's always been present for people inside of our alliance or people outside of our Alliance as head diplomat, and so always been a kind diplomat.

More closely, he has ideas and his plans, always been to enhance peoples gameplay and to keep EVE Online at its best.

His last career as CSM member has shown that he followed for what he said and continuously brought feedbacks, presence ideas and to CCP and to its community.

He's got all my votes for the following years.
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