Every candidate gets a 200 word statement. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn't. Here's what I'm going with:
I am Ripard Teg, running for CSM6.That's 199 words. The 200th "word" will be the campaign website.
CSM6 needs serious delegates who can talk to CCP in a way that encourages them to listen to players. Otherwise, CSM5's momentum will be lost. My knowledge of EVE Online and skills in real life can help.
Incarna will bring tons of new EVE players. I'm excited by that! But I don't want CCP to break the game we love trying to expand its audience. WE'VE been flying New Eden for years. I hope to offer perspectives to help CCP retain veterans AND acquire new customers. Both are necessary for EVE to thrive.
I am a three-year EVE player with broad experience: industry, missions, faction warfare, wormhole living, and 0.0 sov fights. I relate to all kinds of EVE players, because I've been where you are. I also have a strong real-life business and communications background. Finally, I have served as a player advocate in the past, play-testing and consulting for companies making miniature/RPG games.
I will take my CSM responsibilities seriously and in turn, do all I can to ensure that CCP takes me seriously. I therefore ask for your vote and will work hard to bring YOUR concerns to CCP.
If you've read this far, maybe you'd be willing to read a little more?