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The Mittani, CSM7 Chairman: Our work is not yet done.

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The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation
#1 - 2012-02-10 23:00:49 UTC  |  Edited by: The Mittani
One EVE. One Vote. One Chairman: Vote here.

This is me. I like pretty girls and puppies. Punkturis is all right, too.

Last year, I vowed that I would transform the CSM from a powerless council wracked by ignorance and infighting into a powerful tool of player advocacy. At the time, this was seen as a bold - if not impossible - claim; the CSM had been essentially useless over the years, save for getting a skill queue added. Each election cycle, candidates would promise the moon and stars, and none delivered.

But I did.

You are probably here in Jita Park for the first time, because you probably never cared about the CSM until CSM6; previously the CSM was trivial at best and actively harmful when at its worst. Yet under my guidance, CSM6 got things done. We have more influence with the line developers who actually make Eve Online than any other CSM, because of the 24/7 shared Skype channel that I created. When CCP’s management drank the Incarna Kool-Aid, we went to Iceland and turned the tide against ‘virtual goods’. CSM6 held firm in the face of attempts by CCP’s management to distort our message; when management tried to spin the minutes of the Emergency Summit - re-labeling it the ‘Special Summit’ and filling the draft with corporate weasel-words - I refused to be played, and launched a searing media offensive that forced them to back down.

The Crucible expansion reads like a laundry list of things that CSM6 fought for - an emphasis on iterative ship balance, Time Dilation, hybrid and Gallente fixes, supercap nerfs, and assault frigates.

Before I took over, the common refrain was that the CSM had no power. Now they whine that the CSM has too much power.

You’re welcome.

This year, I am again running for the Chairmanship. The title has tremendous value, even though it officially has no power at all - a concept which you will immediately understand if you have any political intelligence. Last year, I received more votes than any other candidate in the entire history of the CSM. This year, I want more than that - I want a mandate.

But I don’t want just any vote. Too many candidates this year are offering milquetoast, dumbed-down platforms. They support good things and disapprove of bad things. Me? I have balls, and I have enemies. I’m not afraid to name them.

  • If you think that virtual pants are more important than spaceships, I don’t want your vote.

  • If you think that wardecs and PvP should be consensual, I don’t want your vote.

  • If you think that T2 BPO lottery was a good idea, I don’t want your vote.

  • If you think that EVE should be made ‘safe’ from scamming and griefing, I don’t want your vote.

  • If you think that suicide ganking should be banned, I don’t want your vote. In fact, tell me where you hang out, so I can drop a Brutix on you.

  • If “war”, “murder” and “conquest” are naughty words that scare you, I don’t want your vote.

The CSM is not about spreadsheets. The CSM is about persuasion, deal-cutting, and political nuance. It is not a job for a saint, someone on the autism spectrum, or someone who doesn’t understand why a quiet word in a dev’s ear after a night out drinking is more effective than days of formalized conferences. If you want to get things done, you must be able to read body language, understand how CCP itself works as a business, and determine who the most influential people at the company are. Over the last year I’ve repeatedly proven that I have what it takes to lead, where so many others have failed before.

I listen to my voters; I respond to their evemails, I care about what they think. If you vote for me, you matter to me, and I’ll do what I can to make the game better for you.

Become a constituent. Vote Mittani.


The Mittani
Goonswarm Federation
#2 - 2012-02-10 23:01:04 UTC  |  Edited by: The Mittani
Tie Fighters Inc
#3 - 2012-02-10 23:03:54 UTC

Signature removed for inappropriate language - CCP Eterne

Goonswarm Federation
#4 - 2012-02-10 23:07:15 UTC
~my ceo~
esc shk
Goonswarm Federation
#5 - 2012-02-10 23:07:16 UTC
Punkturis is Hot
Molesty Smurf
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-02-10 23:08:32 UTC
gogo Mittani
Blawrf McTaggart
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2012-02-10 23:08:37 UTC
my ceo
Zadus Rejan
Kernel of War
Goonswarm Federation
#8 - 2012-02-10 23:08:39 UTC
The CEO!
Faith Marr
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#9 - 2012-02-10 23:08:42 UTC
just make it so i can switch characters without having to log in again and i will bring you 100 votes ok
Blawrf McTaggart
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2012-02-10 23:08:47 UTC
my chairman
Spooky Blossom
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#11 - 2012-02-10 23:09:04 UTC
Meltmind2 wrote:
~my ceo~

Largo Coronet
Caldari State
#12 - 2012-02-10 23:09:07 UTC

This is my signature. There are many others like it, but this one is mine.

Someday, this signature may save my life.

Goonswarm Federation
#13 - 2012-02-10 23:09:19 UTC
100 likes reached in 9 minutes.

Goonswarm Federation
#14 - 2012-02-10 23:09:29 UTC
my ceo
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2012-02-10 23:09:38 UTC
I'll vote for Space King Mittens.

Soraya Xel - Council of Planetary Management 1 -

Gallente Federation
#16 - 2012-02-10 23:09:45 UTC
My Chairman
My Vote
Gallente Federation
#17 - 2012-02-10 23:09:54 UTC  |  Edited by: Puristaako
"I have balls, and I have enemies. I’m not afraid to name them"
Names of balls? :)
+1 "my lord"
Natalie Cerulean
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#18 - 2012-02-10 23:09:57 UTC
If for no other reason I think you have a sexy voice.
Dilligaf Jack
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#19 - 2012-02-10 23:10:19 UTC
Blawrf McTaggart
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#20 - 2012-02-10 23:11:23 UTC
my king of space :allears:
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