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.