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Re-Elect Trebor Daehdoow to the CSM

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Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1 - 2012-02-09 16:36:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Trebor Daehdoow

Over the past two years, while serving on both CSM 5 and CSM 6, I have diligently advocated for the interests of all players of EVE, not just a particular narrow constituency. I believe I have accomplished a lot, but there is much more work to be done, and I would like the opportunity to continue to work on your behalf.

Note: forum limitations prevent me from linking to relevant wiki pages; my campaign page has all the links, and "fix the forums" is on my CSM to-do list... Twisted

Accomplishments as a Member of CSM 5 and 6

As vice-secretary of CSM 5 and secretary of CSM 6, I was a primary author or editor of almost all CSM Blogs and Summit Reports.

I raised, championed and pushed through significant CSM proposals aimed at benefiting broad groups of EVE players (in particular, User Interface related issues), such as the Removal of Learning Skills, the User Interface - Big Wins, Fan Favorites and Low Hanging Fruit Proposal, the Planetary Interaction Omnibus Proposal, and the Possibly Practical POS Performance Proposal. Elements of many of these proposals have found their way into the game.

I created, developed and managed the concept of Prioritization Crowdsourcing, which is used to poll the players and determine what items on the CSM in-process list should be given the highest priority in negotiations with CCP. When CCP shifted their focus back to Flying-in-Space development in the Fall of 2011, these lists helped determine what got developer time.

I have consistently made myself available to the community, answering questions via Email and on the forums, and (when appropriate) bringing player concerns direct to interested devs at CCP. A particular focus of mine has been strongly encouraging devs to reconnect to the EVE community and go directly to players for feedback about game features, and over the last 6 months there has been a significant uptick in this sort of communication.

Finally, I regularly blog about the CSM process, and actively post on the forums.

My Goals during CSM 7

If re-elected, I will continue to keep the pressure on CCP to deliver improvements to the game that the current players of the game want, and to justify their resource allocations. The hard work done during CSM 5 and 6 has clearly demonstrated to CCP how useful and productive engaging with both the CSM and the community can be, and I will redouble my efforts to build on that success.

I will in particular continue to push for improvements in the User Interface, for iterations on widely-used parts of the game (such as Trade, Industry, and Mission gameplay), for increased resources to be devoted to game performance issues (both on the server and in the client), for game design changes to revitalize important areas of the game (such as factional warfare, low-sec, industry, and sov), and for renewed efforts to fight RMT and botting.

Finally, I intend to continue to push hard for a proper reform of the CSM voting process, aimed at reducing the number of "wasted" votes (which unfairly reduces the voting power of non-bloc candidates, and thus reduces the number of their representatives on the CSM). The CSM should properly represent the interests of the entire community.

Over the last few months, with CCP's new focus, some significant momentum has built up. I pledge to keep the pressure on CCP to keep delivering fixes and new content that benefit their current customers.

I hope you will honor me with your vote, and encourage your friends in EVE to do this same. A high turnout in the CSM 7 elections is important, not just for me personally, but because it demonstrates player support for the progress CSM has made; the more votes are cast, the louder our voice becomes, and the more we can accomplish for you, our fellow players.

A little about Me

My RL name is Robert Woodhead. I am 53 years old, and live in North Carolina with my wife and two children. I am the author of the first 4 games in the Wizardry series of RPG games, as well as one of the first anti-virus programs, Virex. I'm an old-school hacker (in the original, good sense of the word) -- in fact, I was the Hacking Consultant for the film "Real Genius".

I am also a founder and CEO of AnimEigo, the oldest surviving Anime company in the US. I lived in Japan for over 6 years working on AnimEigo and other projects, and speak Japanese well enough to impress gaijin and amuse nihonjin.

In my spare time, in addition to playing EVE, I also build and fight combat robots, write the occasional bit of free software, and I'm one of the few EVE pilots who actually knows what Zero-G feels like.

I have been playing EVE for a little over 4 years now, and in that time I've lived in hisec, lowsec, nullsec (npc and sov) and wormholes. In addition, I have written several private API tools to help me trade and manage production pipelines, as well as the EViE browser-based skill training monitor (for iPhone and all major desktop browsers).

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#2 - 2012-02-09 16:37:01 UTC  |  Edited by: Trebor Daehdoow
Ways you can help

If you'd like to help me get re-elected, then please take the time to get involved in the campaign.

* Contact your friends in-game and urge them to vote in the elections (hopefully, for me!)

* Post your questions in this thread and I'll do my best to answer them.

* If you're a photoshop wizard and would like to try your hand at creating some propaganda posters, please get in touch. I am told that the shadowy cabal running a Super-PAC that supports my candidacy -- but which, of course, is not in any way coordinating with my campaign -- will, by total coincidence, cough up some ISKies to anyone who produces a killer poster that extols my virtues and/or mocks my opponents.

Podcast Debates

Lost In EVE - with Alekseyev Karde, Kelduum Revaan, and Leboe

Propaganda Posters:

"I am a CSM"

"Only He Can Fit These"

"An Offer He Can't Refuse"

Quotes from this Thread:

Trebor did a ton of work the entire year and was actively involved in doing all the unfun stuff that make things actually happen - Vile Rat, CSM6 Delegate

Serving on CSM 6 with Trebor was a pleasure and I hope to see him telling Mittens to be quiet for 2 minutes again on CSM 7 -- Seleene, CSM6 Vice-Chair

Trebor is a great guy and has busted his ass working for the CSM - Killer2, CSM6 Delegate

Trebor is an extremely valuable member of CSM6 - Elise Randolph, CSM6 Delegate

Nice work Trebor. Way to keep pushing for the changes the players wanted. The game is better thanks to you. - Cearain

It will be our loss if Trebor does not get re-elected - Malcanis

Q & A: My replies concerning...

* CSM minutes recording, ABC in W-Space, and the Goon Ice Interdiction.

* Tradeoffs as they apply to CSM summit meetings.

* Bounty Hunting.

* Incursions, improvements to POS's, and Botting/RMT.

* More on Incursions, and encouraging devs to go straight to the community for input.

* Better reporting of CSM Summit meetings.

* Mining, Missions, Intel, Racial Imbalances and Issues of Lore

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#3 - 2012-02-09 16:37:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Trebor Daehdoow
Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#4 - 2012-02-09 16:37:28 UTC  |  Edited by: Trebor Daehdoow
Other Endorsements:

"Your efforts on behalf of CSM5 and the community are very much to be admired and should serve as the Gold Standard for CSM delegate performance." -- Mynxee (CSM 5 Chairwoman)

"Trebor is the working horse of the CSM; I am very happy that he intends to continue. And in my opinion he is completely clean of any block politics or the smear campaigns and ego-boosting going on at other ends of the table. He is a candidate I would recommend for high-sec pilots, he is mature, and his stoic view on game mechanics would be worthy of a game designer." -- Erik Finnegan (CSM 3 Delegate)

"Trebor has also shown a continued willingness to engage with the EVE player base in a variety of ways. He's also one of CSM6's strongest communicators and has done more work than the others in terms of documenting the results. Trebor will also be receiving one of my votes, the same one he got last year." -- Jester of Jester's Trek.

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

Shazzam Vokanavom
#5 - 2012-02-09 16:50:46 UTC
Please dont re-elect, the guy can't even operate a camera.
Jowen Datloran
Science and Trade Institute
Caldari State
#6 - 2012-02-09 16:51:07 UTC
When did we last time have improvements to trade and industry?... hm, maybe when it became possible to distinguish between BPOs and BPCs.

Mr. Science & Trade Institute, EVE Online Lorebook 

Trebor Daehdoow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#7 - 2012-02-09 17:02:31 UTC
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:
Please dont re-elect, the guy can't even operate a camera.

This is the guy operating the camera at CSM Summits: CCP Xhagen.

Please feel free to take up your concerns directly to him. Twisted

Private Citizen • CSM in recovery

Shazzam Vokanavom
#8 - 2012-02-09 17:08:43 UTC
Trebor Daehdoow wrote:
Shazzam Vokanavom wrote:
Please dont re-elect, the guy can't even operate a camera.

This is the guy operating the camera at CSM Summits: CCP Xhagen.

Please feel free to take up your concerns directly to him. Twisted

Then I would expect as a member of the CSM and responsible for editing of the contributed minutes that you would best represent the interests of the members by being conscientiousness enough to follow up these issues? Surely that would be the less than amateur thing to do about this?
space gator
Adhocracy Incorporated
#9 - 2012-02-09 17:22:45 UTC
Trebor brought balance to the CSM this past year, glad to hear he's running again.
Vile rat
Goonswarm Federation
#10 - 2012-02-09 17:37:59 UTC
Trebor did a ton of work the entire year and was actively involved in doing all the unfun stuff that make things actually happen. He really impressed me with his work ethic and focus on issues important to him and frankly you could do a lot worse than sending him back to Iceland.
Annie Anomie
Federal Navy Academy
Gallente Federation
#11 - 2012-02-09 17:50:31 UTC
A "like" and a vote for the useful candidate.
Dirt Nap Squad
#12 - 2012-02-09 17:52:56 UTC  |  Edited by: DNSBLACK
1. One of the hardest working memebers of this CSM .

2. Cares about the eve community as a whole. Has a respect for game play at every level.

3. His ability to look at each issue along with his willingness to work the problem and find a working solution is unmatched.

His input and balance would be missed. With out Trebor the blue colar memebrs of EVE would lose there voice. Jion me in bring this hard working memeber back to csm as one of the 7.
Risktech Analytics
#13 - 2012-02-09 18:13:58 UTC
I won't be voting for you Trebor but I do hope you make it on to CSM7.

Good luck!
Caldari State
#14 - 2012-02-09 18:21:54 UTC
Got my vote. Pirate
Andrea Griffin
#15 - 2012-02-09 18:47:27 UTC
Trebor is a pretty awesome guy who listens to players' concerns and does his best to understand and address them. Your support here will not be wasted.
Plus 10 NV
#16 - 2012-02-09 19:27:57 UTC
Hans will get my vote this year because he is right on point for allot of what I personally would like to see in eve.

But trebor has always been good at communicating with the players and I believe does the best he can in representing them. I hope he makes it on csm7 too.

Make faction war occupancy pvp instead of pve

Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#17 - 2012-02-09 19:28:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Tcar
Trebor, in addition to being a successful small business owner and an all around great guy, has been a member of the two most influential CSMs in EVE history, and has been there, in the trenches working hard and representing the broad spectrum of EVE players. If you've read the CMS blogs & reports in the last two years then you have seen examples of his work.

Items such as removing learning skills, PI & industry fixes, UI improvements ,POS changes. . . have all been items Trebor has championed for EVE players as a whole through the course of his tenure.

This bump/plug I am writing goes to the "independent vote" in EVE. With the changes that CCP has made to the structure and process for the new CSM, Trebor needs your vote more than ever. Yes, CSM6 did amazing things this last year, but now is not the time to rest. We EVE players need to voice our wants and needs to CCP and as an integral part of the last two CSMs, Trebor is the ideal candidate to assure us, the players, that CCP is accountable and providing us with the best service and EVE that they can.

In the coming weeks there will be an orgy of rancor, back biting, and flat out a$$hattery displayed by uncountable neck beards with questionable social skills and grooming, all wanting a trip to Iceland or Internet famez. I urge you to look to the incumbent, who has done so much and continues to be the voice of the player, Trebor.

Re-elect Trebor to CSM7 and help assure that the interests of all EVE players are represented, not just special interests.
Draco Llasa
Fors Fortis
#18 - 2012-02-09 19:39:17 UTC
Trebor is a great guy and a hard worker for CSM stuff, i hope i get to work with him again on the CSM
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#19 - 2012-02-09 19:51:23 UTC
Draco Llasa wrote:
Trebor is a great guy and a hard worker for CSM stuff, i hope i get to work with him again on the CSM

+ 1 for CSM Solidarity.
Max Ultram
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#20 - 2012-02-09 20:51:00 UTC
+1 for The Kentish Man Big smile
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