Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Maybe I'll Cover It After All

About a month ago, I wrote a piece stating that I wasn't going to write about the CSM 9 elections.  At that time I thought I saw a movement within the CSM pushing policies that would turn EVE Online into Star Citizen with larger fights and worse combat.  Well, the combat that Chris Roberts is promising anyway.  In more personal terms, I saw another null sec dominated CSM with no low sec representation.  No incentive for me to pay attention at all.  And when CSM voiced policies that I didn't like? Well, HTFU or GTFO.

Then a funny thing happened.  Quality low sec based candidates started popping up.  Sugar Kyle got a jump on everyone by posting her candidacy thread first in the Jita Park Speakers corner of the EVE Online forums.  Then yesterday FunkyBacon of EVE Radio, TMDC and Gallente militia fame threw his hat into the ring after realizing he didn't need to wait for CCP Dolan to post the official election dev blog to start campaigning.

So, is it time for me to start paying serious attention to the CSM elections?  Perhaps I should, if for no other reason than to show how different the CSM process is compared what other game companies have developed.  Besides, I've always been a sucker for the silly season anyway.

5 comments:

  1. I'm a solo / micro gang lowsec pilot. Having read some of Funky Bacon's blog posts, the way he advocates and promotes the idea of super easy kills means he is not someone I will vote for. I'd much rather have a challenge when I'm out hunting in lowsec and can do without CSM members trying to dumb down solo PvP to guaranteed mega easy kills against PVEing pilots. No challenge, no fun. Screw that.

    Sugar Kyle on the other hand is most definitely a top notch candidate that everyone should take time in considering. She has an excellent grasp on what EvE is really about and understands that it must not become the arcade game that Funky Bacon often proposes.

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    1. Wel, you're a little off. I promote easy access to PVP, not "easy kills". It's about the difference between sitting on a titan for 2 hours hoping to get dropped in a fight and it probably not happening (not fun) and undocking with 2 or 3 friends and finding some decent action in the space of a few minutes. Keep in mind that getting a fight easily does not mean the fight is easy, or even that you win it, btut it IS my philosophy that it's better to have fought and lost, than not fought at all.

      I would challenge you to find where I have advocated or promoted "super easy kills" anywhere on my blog.

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  2. With Xander Phoena declaring his candidacy (and thus that he won't be doing his coverage of the elections) I'm certainly glad to hear that there will be some people out there doing some coverage. I don't expect anyone will do the kind of interview coverage that Xander did, though.

    As a lowsec pilot I definitely hear you on the positives of getting more attention on the CSM towards this area of space.

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  3. Perhaps you should research what the classical Athenian word was for a man who did not engage in the politics of the city.

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    1. If I have the quote from Aristotle correct, "To take no part in the running of the community's affairs is to be either a beast or a god!" Considering that capsuleers are the closest approximation to gods in the game (and the lore even says many of the planet-bound consider us as such) then not voting would actually be a valid form of role play. But that's just me being contrary.

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